Yesterday I had a reader ask for more pictures of our Zodiaq countertops. Thanks for reading! It then occurred to me that you haven’t seen the backsplash since it was completed.
Time for a long overdue picture tour of The Ashland House Kitchen!
I picked backless counter-height stools because I didn’t want to see the back from this view:
Rugs were $13 each at CostCo. Woo hoo! I liked their color and pattern (see the backsplash, island lights and hardware). I like the idea of a neutral palette with layered patterns.
This is our pull-out pantry. I like it because you don’t know it’s there when it’s closed. You also don’t lose track of items that get pushed toward the back of the cupboard. See the pattern on the hardware?
We have 2 sinks: A prep sink in the island and this white porcelain-coated cast iron farm sink by Kohler in the peninsula. If you are considering this type of sink I HIGHLY recommend getting a stainless steel sink rack like the one we have. It will keep your sink cleaner and it will prevent pots and pans from leaving scuff marks on your sink. Soft Scrub with Bleach is this sink’s best friend. The button to the left is for our garbage disposal (Garberator? if you’re Canadian). Note to Kohler and Soft Scrub: You should be PAYING me for this post! You’re welcome.
Here is a not-that-exciting picture of our backsplash:
It looks better in person. The color also pulls the entire kitchen together nicely. It reminds me of Ann Sacks tile but for 1/3 of the price. *Whew*
Here’s a link to a picture on our Instagram account for a close-up of the backsplash and the countertops.
Here’s the kitchen before the backsplash for reference:
Before backsplash, hardware, oven hood and fixtures.
And who was watching all of these “after” pictures being taken?
Benji The Magnificent complete with adorable underbite.
Seriously. He’s so cute!
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Thanks for reading and Have a Joyful Day!
P.S. Click here for before and during construction pictures.