Eastover Cottage – The Kitchen
We’ve seen the Exterior and the Main Living areas, so here is the Kitchen of my parents’ new Southern Living Eastover Cottage. Below was taken near the Sunroom doorway with the Office on the far left, the Master hallway and the Kitchen.
Mom designed the Kitchen with bamboo glass accent cabinets, stainless steel GE appliances, a clear glass mosaic backsplash, granite counters, swan corbels and bamboo pulls. The walls are Sherwin Williams Copen Blue (SW 0068) and the white is all SW Extra White (SW 7006).
The walk-in pantry is to the right of the refrigerator.
To the left of the fridge is an appliance cabinet.
Beyond the Kitchen is the back hallway. The Laundry Room is on the left and the doors to the Garage and Bonus Room are on the right.
The Laundry Room has cabinets with space for the cat litter.
More pictures to come!
I have been following you since you were waiting for the architect’s plan. I have been anxious to read ALL your posts(although I have only sent you 1 comment). I am building a custom home and just a few phases behind you. So your timing could not be better for me. I have been sending “updates” to a select 15 through email. Today, I went to the farmer’s market and after going every Saturday and Tuesday morning they are all asking me to start a blog so they can follow the progress as well. I have never done a blog. Your’s is so well laid out, the pics/resolutions are so good. I thought I’d ask you for some advice for this newbie. I do have software: Adobe Photoshop, and Home Designer Pro 2014(since I did all the architectual plans myself, except for the foundation). I also have a website, but not sure if I want to marry the two.
I would respect your advice and love to hear what you would suggest. It appears your blog is constantly improving.
Thanks for the help, if you can manage. We both know that taking on the construction/remodel of a home is a large enough project without over extending into other areas.
Keep up the GREAT work. You have my admiration.
Wow, thanks so much for the compliments! They were much appreciated. Yes, the blog has went thru several major revisions since I started it and I’m still tweaking it occasionally. I had done several websites before, but this was my first attempt with WordPress. It took me quite a while to get comfortable with it and learn what all it can do. I’m now working to convert a couple other websites I run to WordPress as well. Anyway, this is a self-hosted site, but you can also have a ________.wordpress.com site which is similar but has some differences. I’ve never done it that way because I had already purchased my own domain. The current theme is Lucid by Elegant Themes, but I have modified it quite a bit (custom fonts, etc) which involves making changes to the code. (I should note that 99.8% of my computer knowledge is self-taught – I don’t have a tech degree or anything.)
I have Home Designer Architectural Edition – 2012 or 2013, I can’t remember which. I don’t use it a whole lot now since we aren’t building, but I do have this house drawn into it for reference and planning.
The non-iPhone pictures on this website are taken with my Canon 5d Mark III and Canon 24-70 2.8L. My photography skills are self-taught too, but I give the camera most of the credit. Before that, I had a Canon 40D which was a good DSLR to start with (a Canon 60D or 70D would be the current version if you want something above a Rebel). I do most of my editing in Lightroom and use Photoshop for final sharpening and watermarking.
I will say that writing each post is still time-consuming for me. Especially when you factor in editing multiple pictures, uploading them, resizing them for the post, etc. I can spend an entire afternoon on one post which is why I sometimes don’t update as often as I’d like. I think if we had ended up building, there would have been a lot of posts with just unedited iPhone pics and no text! That’s an option though if you are just trying to keep friends and family updated. I have a good amount of traffic to this site now which is why I take the time to watermark my photos and triple proofread what I write.
Anyway, I hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions. Best of luck on your project and thanks again!