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We are restoring an old Victorian house, currently DIY-ing the kitchen remodel… we are using almost entirely salvaged and repurposed materials, including repurposing an antique piano into the kitchen island… see the entire project here: http://victoriaelizabethbarnes.com/projects/diy-kitchen-remodel/

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Kitchen design checklist-considerations for your next remodel. - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Kitchen design checklist-considerations for your next remodel. - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

In designing our kitchen, I have read a LOT about other people’s choices. What they love. What they hate. What they endorse. What they regret. My initial response to every item was– I MUST HAVE THAT! However, given time and space from the ideas, most are things I can live without… but since I did …

Invisible induction: a cooktop IN the counter! NO HEAT! NO BURNERS! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Invisible induction: a cooktop IN the counter! NO HEAT! NO BURNERS! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Paul and I went to New York City to see the kitchen worktop that has the invisible induction burners HIDDEN IN the countertop. why DEDICATE counter space? why SEE the stove? These are questions I am INTO… but if you are uncertain about switching to something unknown to you, I get it! Buy an inexpensive […]

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave; in the same box! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave; in the same box! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave; in the same box! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave; in the same box! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave; in the same box! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave; in the same box! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave, in the same box!

Combination ovens: traditional baking WITH a microwave; in the same box! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Because we are doing an induction cooktop, we’ll be doing a pair of stacked wall ovens. The top oven will be a combination oven— it’s a traditional baking oven with a REAL heating element that can brown and broil… AND it has a microwave capacity! So you only need two boxes, rather than three! BUT! […]

Kitchen faucet with OPTION TO DISPENSE FILTERED WATER!!

Kitchen design tweaks. - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

The photo below is where we are today… the second photo is a mockup of the cabinetry… (all drawers, because every recommendation I’ve read.) If you are new: our kitchen island is a grand piano that has been gutted and fitted with custom drawers. Here is us emptying the kitchen out to prep for floors. And the […]

LOVE all the different marble patterns, but HOLY GROUT on the floor!

Victoria Elizabeth Barnes (@victoriaelizabethbarnes) • Instagram photos and videos

LOVE all the different marble patterns, but HOLY GROUT on the floor!

Test driving a mockup of EXTRA DEEP kitchen countertops... for our DIY kitchen remodel!

Extra-deep kitchen countertops. - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Paul has been infected by the kitchen ideazzz. It is glorious. Or Stockholm syndrome. If you ever wonder why bloggers repeat themselves. It’s because whatever we don’t repeat, is the thing we needed to repeat. So. Extra-deep countertop on wall A. Paul added 10” to traditional-counter-depth— this space is already defined by the two side walls, […]

Hideaway Kitchen Table, great idea for condos with limited, open living and kitchen spaces for those who love to entertain.

Hideaway Kitchen Table - Fine Homebuilding

Hideaway Kitchen Table, great idea for condos with limited, open living and kitchen spaces for those who love to entertain.

Have you seen INDUCTION COOKING?! It is AMAZING!! We currently have a gas range and I assumed we would do another for our kitchen remodel, but now that I’ve SEEN induction, I’m totally sold! Would you do white or black?

INDUCTION COOKING IS MAGIC... I cannot believe I nearly chose a traditional range! - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

We have a gas range… it cooks stuff! So I assumed that we would do another for the kitchen remodel… but as with all kitchen decisions, the further you wade in, the further you realize that you have been living in a prehistoric cave: dirt floor, poor lighting, no espresso station. What was the source …

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel— options for apron-front, farmhouse sinks... and why I decided AGAINST FIRECLAY.

Apron-front, farmhouse sink options... and why I decided AGAINST FIRECLAY. - Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel— options for apron-front, farmhouse sinks... and why I decided AGAINST Rohl’s fireclay sink.

Kitchen Pantry Design Ideas – Better Homes and Gardens

23 Kitchen Pantry Ideas for All Your Storage Needs

Storage is never in short supply when a well-designed kitchen pantry is just steps away. A pantry can be built-in, butler's style, walk-in, freestanding, or a combination. No matter the style, it should optimize your kitchen layout by consolidating everything in one handy location. Keep food items organized and on-hand with these kitchen pantry design ideas.