Then and Now: Patty’s Amazing Kitchen Reveal


After only three weeks in Utah we were able to turn this kitchen into a whole new space. You can read more of the back story of this project HERE. In short I designed this kitchen for my aunt who is a single mom and raised 4 boys on her own all while working multiple jobs and dealing with health complications. She is one of the hardest working women I know. I admire her faith in God no matter how hard life gets and ALWAYS focusing on others. This kitchen has served her well for 40 + years but I kept feeling it was time to give her a whole new space. Especially during Covid and being home more.



Before and afters are amazing but this took so much time and planning. I started planning for this design last fall and the demo took about 1 month/prep time before I came out to help prep/install the kitchen. I had my three kids and Tay with me, they were SO patient and supportive of me during the whole process. My favorite was when Owen walked in the kitchen one day and said, “this is so amazing I could just SCREAM!”

I created a mood board you can see HERE, that inspired this space. I wanted a crisp clean look with warm tones through the walnut shelves and table as well as the art piece above the dining nook table area that inspired this whole space.

My talented friend Sarah from Room for Tuesday, took all these STUNNING images, helped me style and built the back board upholstery for the bench (she is going to share a tutorial so look out for that on her blog next week)!



Kristen and Kenna came and built this amazing shiplap wall & built in bench in one day! It turned out so good and I am so grateful for their hard work and helping me it was such a fun surprise for Patty (my aunt)!

The curtains add a subtle layer of drama to the room that really pulls the whole space together!



Beautiful wall color by SW called “snowbound”. We did a flat finish and semi gloss for the base moldings/doors. In this corner we moved the garage door over (our GC had the brilliant idea), and made room to put the fridge so it didn’t take up so much valuable space in the kitchen.

The hood was custom built by our amazing GC. He worked SO hard and helped make all my design plans come to life!

We used all the existing appliances which ended up blending pretty well with the kitchen. I am so happy with how it turned out! We added this beautiful rug from Ruggable that is washable so perfect for the kitchen as it will be a high traffic area. The flooring is my FAVORITE all from Monarch flooring, such good quality and simply STUNNING.

All the dining room furniture was gifted from Article! I am so grateful for them trusting me with my vision and WOW what a difference it made in the space. (links all below)

These gorgeous walnut shelves go perfectly with the dining table and provide that balance of warmth I was hoping to achieve. Lighting also helped balance out the other touches of black in the space. I love the old school vibes that are modern and vintage, so unique! Very happy with the quality of both of them.

Flooring | Faucet | Pot filler | Sink | Hardware- knobs | Hardware – pulls | Lighting – Wall sconce | Lighting- Ceiling Mounts | Roman Shade |Cabinets | Tile- Backsplash | Grout (for tile |Rug | Shelves | Plate set |Marble cutting board | White pan | Berry Bowl | Potted Rosemary | Round Handle Cutting Board | Tatine Hand Soap | Bamboo Dish Brush | Dish bowl | Marble Rolling pin | Dish towels | Candle | Candle Holder | Paint from SW (snowbound) | Cake stand (similar) | Appliances bundle (similar) |Cook book (coming soon Check Sarah’s Website for it HERE)

Dining area:

Dining Table | Dining Chairs | Pendant Light | Drapery | Art Print | Frame for art | Pillows (similar) | Bench Cushion | Leather straps For bench | Shiplap

Cost Break down:

The total for this kitchen remodel was- $22,400. Below is a break down of the major items:

  • Cabinets – $6,150
  • Countertops – $3,480 (Quartz)
  • Flooring – $2,400 for 300 SQ ft. (this varies you can get a quote HERE)
  • Tile/grout – $270
  • Furniture – $1,100 (for table + 3 dining chairs)
  • Custom drapery/roman shade & hardware – $1,500
  • Sink/faucet/pot filler – $2,250
  • Lighting – $740
  • Accessories & other (paint, shelves, rugs, building materials, etc.) – $4,000

*Cost does not include labor and custom hood. We used existing appliances so we didn’t have to include that in the cost. She got a bundle package similar to the one HERE.

In regards to cost not bad for a kitchen remodel! I am still a little in shock with how smoothly this whole remodel went in such a short time frame! Let me know if you have any questions! Happy to answer them.

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  1. I love everything about this remodel! I would love to order this light fixture, so I am wondering if you used the 12″ or 6″ arm, and the unlacquered “natural” brass or unlacquered “polished” brass? Thank you for all of the inspiration!