The Ashland House: Kitchen

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!

White Kitchen with Dark Hardwood Floors

I picked backless counter-height stools because I didn’t want to see the back from this view:

Zodiaq Countertop Snowdrift Island

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.

Pull Out Pantry

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?

White Kohler Farm Sink with Sink Rack

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:

Smoke Gray Backsplash with Platinum Grout

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:

Kitchen Counter Tops Day of Installation

Before backsplash, hardware, oven hood and fixtures.

And who was watching all of these “after” pictures being taken?

White and Cream Shih Tzu

Benji The Magnificent complete with adorable underbite.

Shih Tzu

Seriously.  He’s so cute!

Are you in the middle of a remodel and are struggling with design decisions? I feel your pain! You’re welcome to leave questions below or use our contact page to send me an email.

Thanks for reading and Have a Joyful Day!

xo Whitney

P.S.  Click here for before and during construction pictures.

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    1. Meg Sorick

      Wow! Wow! And wow again! It looks stunning! The pull out pantry is genius. And those countertops are gorgeous! You did an amazing design job on the house! Congratulations and relax and enjoy! ❤️

          1. Whitney Parchman Post author

            Surprisingly, the countertops are really good at hiding things. Most of the time I have to feel with my hand to see if anything has spilled. The benefit of having the white sinks is you know right away when they need cleaning so we have more motivation to clean as we go. 🙂

    2. Peggy Siegel

      > I would like to see “after” pictures of the whole interior. I got close ups of various areas and parts of rooms but not the over-all shots. It seemed to me that you stopped sending pictures before you quite finished.

      Peggy Siegel

      Sent from my iPad


      1. Whitney Parchman Post author

        Hi Peggy! You seemed right! Wall paper isn’t up yet and we don’t have gutters. I’ll keep posting pictures as things get completed, however, it’s still a work in progress. Thanks for reading and commenting.

    3. Nancy dougherty

      Beautiful kitchen Whitney and adorable dog! Do a full movie of your house when you are done…it’s better than that show about the house twins!

      1. Whitney Parchman Post author

        Thanks Nancy! You are so dear. I’d like to start a YouTube channel and post videos on the blog… eventually. In all my free time. We miss and love you! xo Whitney

    4. Starface2

      Yay! Thank you so much for these! The kitchen is so beautiful and you did such an amazing job. This has motivated me to go ahead with the Snowdrift quartz that we accidentally came across during a tour at a countertop place. Thanks so much again I really love that backsplash also and looking for something similar in pattern and color! P.s. your pup is super cute. Best wishes.

      1. Whitney Parchman Post author

        You’re welcome! The backsplash is from The Tile Shop. They are a chain though I’m not certain they have locations in the Southwest. I’m sure they’d send you a sample. A Google search should provide their contact info. As for the pup, I’m in total agreement!!! xo