Getting Beth to even think about moving to the country was no easy task. I was shocked when she said “we can go look but I’m not making any promises”. After exploring some properties that changed to “Ok – I can do this as long as I get my dream kitchen”. So here we are about to move into our dream house by aligning our goals.
Beth had a very clear vision of exactly what she wanted. A large open space to include the kitchen, dining and living room. A space that would be the focal point of the house, functional and work well to entertain large gatherings of family and friends. She wanted the ability to seat a large number of people, make it easy to cook while also being close to guests along with a lot of space for storage. And she wanted a pantry large enough that space would never be an issue.
So here is the sneak peak of the dream kitchen being installed. You will have to check back to see the final photos.
The first step was obvious
We called Angela Poirrier with Acadian House Kitchen and Bath in Baton Rouge. Angela and her team are amazing designers and their ability to understand your vision and to capture every imaginable detail is truly unique. While they specialize in kitchen and bathroom renovations they also can help you design and install any renovation or new construction project. Beth shared with Angela her vision and Pinterest photos and they worked together to absolutely nail the design!
We have a beautiful kitchen featuring a perfect mix of natural wood and white cabinets with quartzite countertops. The island features a farmhouse sink, a dishwasher, two dishwasher drawers (yes, that is three dishwashers!), paper towel drawer, a double trash container pull-out and a microwave drawer along with the ability to seat 6.
The custom wood cabinet wall with floating shelves is gorgeous and underneath are the two ovens. The other wall has white cabinets, a custom hickory wood hood over the gas cooktop, a large fridge and a mini-broom closet. All the drawers are soft close and several are designed for specific use, but our favorite is the spice drawer just under the cooktop.
The pantry is quite large and includes an appliance counter, a small fridge, and an incredible amount of storage, making it one of Beth’s favorite rooms! It will have a library ladder to make it easy to reach all the items on the higher shelves in the pantry. It also includes a slat wall that provides additional function and flexibility. Probably one of Beth’s favorite finds is the pantry door that she found at the reclaimed salvage store “The Bank” in New Orleans. It’s a beautiful door with frosted glass and will be a focal point of this space.
We chose Milltown Cabinets out of Bogalusa and Brian and his team did an incredible job with the craftsmanship of each cabinet. They are easy to work with and provide exceptional customer service. Their install team absolutely rocks as they take great care to make sure every detail is done to perfection.
We selected Tuscan Stone Imports for our Quartzite countertops in the kitchen. Kevin and his team are also a delight to work with and their expertise and advice was invaluable in helping our dream kitchen become a reality. Wait until you see the final pictures of these countertops – they are stunning.
We are so happy with this space and it was a collaborative effort between our contractor Del Caldwell, Acadian House Kitchen & Bath, Milltown Cabinets and Tuscan Stone Imports. We highly recommend each of these trusted contractors for you next renovation or new construction project.
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Dan & Beth