It has been several months since we added the glass uppers to our kitchen cabinets and I’ve been meaning to share our kitchen with you for a while now. Whenever the thought enters my mind to snap some photos there’s usually an island full of random dishes and paper piles. By the time it’s picked up Sam has woken up from his nap and craziness ensues. A kitchen photo shoot just ain’t gonna happen. But, by some miracle, it finally worked out!
Here’s how the kitchen looked before we added the glass uppers to the ceiling. Forgive the horrible photo.
Certainly nothing wrong with them, but I felt like the cabinet on the left side of the large hood looked like it was floating and not in a cool floating shelf sort of way. I always kicked myself for not extending them to the ceiling when we built the house.
Installing the glass front uppers totally upped (har, har, har!) our builder’s grade cabinet’s game. It feels much more finished and the ceiling feels so tall! They freed up a lot of cabinet space too as I can now stash bulky serving pieces and glassware that aren’t regularly used up high.
When we first spoke of adding to the uppers, the DIY person in me thought I could do it myself. Then reality slapped me back and I realized there would be no way I could get the color and finish to match, and I was really worried about the seam that would be created by adding new boxes on top of the old cabinets. Every image I searched for of these style of cabinets didn’t show a seam since they were a continuous cabinet (if that makes any sense). This was way beyond my DIY level. We ended up using the same cabinet maker as our existing cabinets so we could match the color and finish and have a professional look. At the seam a thin piece of trim was installed. I was concerned it wouldn’t look so hot, but it looks great and truthfully I don’t even notice it. I’m just so thrilled with how everything turned out!
Even though my DIY fibers were cringing with having to pay someone else to do the work, sometimes it’s best to hire it out. I’m curious, what have you ended up hiring out that you thought you could do yourself?
SOURCES // wall color – PPG Palomino Grey // white cabinet color – SW Snowbound // black island color (I’m sorry, but I don’t recall!) // counters – Silestone Lyra // sink faucet // wall mount pot filler // pendants (ours were purchased at the outlet for a song, similar look here) // cabinet pulls in nickel // cabinet knobs // counter stools // paddle cutting board // rope handle cutting board – Homegoods // fruit bowl // utensil crock // clear storage jars // DIY inlay mirror //
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