New Home Kitchen Tour

Hi friend! I’m so excited to welcome you into our new kitchen today!  Tomorrow, we’ll have lived in this new house for exactly one month!  My mom was remarking to me the other day how much we’ve done in the last two months and she’s right!  No wonder I’m tired!

Our new house has an open floor plan and the kitchen is visible from the dining room and living room, basically tying the two spaces together.  I remember when I first walked into the home during a Saturday open house.

As I laid eyes on the kitchen for the first time, I was blown away by the design and style.  It wasn’t like any home I’d seen before, and I loved that about it.

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I’ve always been a fan of all white kitchens, but this one had beautiful blue/green/grey cabinets (Magnetic Grey by Sherwin Williams) and a large wooden vent hood that was the focal point of the kitchen. How cool!

And the big piece of marble backsplash is too pretty!

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The wooden island and light hardwood floors compliment each other beautifully and I can’t get over that cabinet color.  It changes depending on the time of day and the room gets tons of natural light.

The large island counter is quartz, but the back countertops are contrasting black.  I could have never have come up with this design plan and I loved it immediately!

By the time I finished touring the entire house and lingered back in the kitchen, I recognized that I could definitely see me and my family living here.

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And now we do!

Loft Top, White AG Jeans, Sandals

TopJeansHeelsButterfly NecklaceRug “Charcoal”

I literally wake up everyday so grateful for getting to raise my family here!  I love this home so much!

Every detail was thought of and the light fixture choices are spot on!  All of the lighting is from M&M Lighting.

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Not to mention the high end appliances that are beyond my cooking capabilities!  Although I do make a mean chocolate chip banana bread.  We probably need to bake Rhonda’s chocolate chip cookies next!

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Kitchen Tour

Today, we’re looking at how I’ve styled and organized the kitchen, and soon I’ll have to show you the walk-in pantry behind that door.  The coolest thing is that the light turns on AUTOMATICALLY when you walk in! What?!?!

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I’m crazy for the big island in the center where the kids eat, do homework and hang out.

The kitchen has cabinet front appliances, so to the right of the sink is the dishwasher and to the left is a pull out drawer with room for both a recycling and trash bin.

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The sink is huge and deep and I finally got the tankless hot water heater fixed so we have hot water here within seconds.  It just needed an adjustment that took the plumber less than five minutes!

Amber Glass Soap Dispensers and Wooden Tray

Soap DispensersWooden Tray

Faux Olive Tree, Wooden Riser, Bamboo Cleaning Brush, Candle

Mini Olive Tree • Small Wood RiserCandleBamboo Brush

We moved into our new home about a month ago, and while I unboxed things quickly, it’s taken some time to refine where things actually live.  It’s a disconcerting feeling when you go to reach for something and have to think twice about where that thing is.

I feel like we have a pretty good handle on most of the things in the kitchen now, but it took some brainstorming to figure out where everything would go since the space is laid out so differently than our old kitchen.

Cutting Board Storage, Kitchen Tour

There are definitely some clever storage solutions in this kitchen though.  For instance, the slats behind this door make for great cookie sheet storage.

Dish Towels, Kitchen Tour

Above that is where we keep our kitchen towels.

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The microwave drawer opens with the push of a button and I like where it’s located.

Rubbermaid Storage Containers, Scale

Underneath that is our tupperware.

In the old house, our kitchen had loads of accessible storage in both upper and lower cabinets that wrapped around the kitchen, including three large kitchen island drawers.  Here, our kitchen is basically one wall of storage, plus the adjacent wall where the bar is.

The cabinets reach all the way to the ceiling, but at that height, it’s not practical to store things you use on a daily basis.  I’m only 5’1, and can barely reach the lower cabinets!

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Kitchen Tour

I do love this deep, open, adjustable shelving that holds the dinnerware we use daily.  It makes my son’s job of unloading the dishwasher very simple.

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Spotted Dinnerware

Bamboo Storage for Ziploc and Foil and Utensils

Wooden Foil Dispenser • Bamboo OrganizerGold Measuring Cups/Spoons • Milk FrotherWooden Bag Organizer

The drawers below are nice and deep and very wide.  I used the wooden bamboo organizers to make things prettier and better organized.  Above this drawer is our utility drawer that I didn’t get a good pic of.

Pan Storage

Pan Storage RackAlways Pan

This seemed like the logical space to store pots and pans and this pan storage rack is so handy!

Glassware

Insulated TumblerTimed Water BottleTall GlassesTarget GlassesWooden Salt and Pepper Mills • Similar Cookbook StandKnife Set

Glasses and tumblers are grouped together to the right of the stove.

LOFT Top, AG White Denim Jeans, Sandals, Walmart Mug

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Bamboo Utensil Storage

Bamboo OrganizerGold FlatwareBlack FlatwareWooden SpoonsGold Soup SpoonsGold Espresso Spoons

Then we have our everyday utensils and specialty spoons.  These bamboo organizers are adjustable on the sides, so you can make them larger or smaller to fit the size of your drawer. I love how sturdy and beautiful they are.

Plastic Plates

Of course we still have a kid drawer with Jordan’s special plates, bowls and some things for taking lunch to school.

Glass Spice Jars with Wooden Lid

Spice Labels • Spice Jars

Then spices on the bottom drawer because I like to look at the labels. I guess they could go below . . .

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This is a good use of space here for all those cooking things you like to keep close at hand.

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And this space is highly used because we keep our cutting boards here.

Cutting Board Storage, Kitchen Tour

Glassware

Margarita GlassesWine GlassesCoffee Mugs

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Coffee mugs, Brian’s to go cups, and wine glasses are kept here.

Wooden Tray, Mortar & Pestle, Turkish Salt and Pepper Mills

Gold Salt and Pepper Mills • Wooden TrayMortar and Pestle Set

LOFT Top, AG White Denim Jeans, Sandals

The fridge is massive and I do like the large bottom freezer drawer.  I’ve never had a cabinet front fridge, but it’s pretty cool!

Food Storage Containers

To the right of the fridge is handy storage and I’m using it for my pretty glasses, small ceramic bowls (we usually eat ice cream in these), my baking dishes, OXO Mixing Bowls and Glass Food Prep Containers.  I have my roast pan here, but maybe it could fit with the pots and pans?

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I love this deep drawer to the left of the fridge that allows me to keep my Vitamix, food processor and crock pot all in one place.  That Vitamix is tall, so the height here is great.

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Continuing around the bar, I have our cloth napkins in the top drawer.

Drawer Storage, Kitchen Tour

Napkin rings and accessories below that.  We couldn’t live without our Cork Pops!   And seeing these bunny napkin rings reminds me that I should do an Easter tablescape soon!  The “Cheers” labels are from Etsy, ready for me to gift to my next hostess with a bottle of wine!

Kitchen Tour, Storage

A few party plates and napkins are kept below.

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Pink Buffalo Check Napkins

And then seasonal cloth napkins below.

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And in the bottom drawer are chargers, placemats and tablecloths.

OPEN SHELVING

One of the features that I was automatically drawn to was the beautiful wooden open shelving in the kitchen.  It was one of the first things I played around with trying to style and I’m liking how it turned out so far.

I started with a neutral color palette of black and white, tied in with the warmth of the wooden shelving and then pops of green in faux plants.

Beginning with the larger pieces, then layering in books in coordinating colors, and finally filling in the gaps with smaller pieces.

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Fiddle Leaf Fig

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Top Shelf : Bowl

Middle Shelf: Potted PlantBlack VaseCandle

Bottom Shelf: Marble Pedestal Bowl • Black BeadsSimilar Mini Potted PlantCandleFaux Tulips • Rattan VaseBunny Cake Stand

Counter: Black VasePotPlantFaux ArtichokesLarge Black Bowl

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Faux Plants, Vases, Kitchen Tour

Potted PlantBlack VaseCandleMarble Pedestal Bowl • Black BeadsSimilar Mini Potted Plant

Black Vase, Black Beads, Faux Plants, Kitchen Tour

Marble Pedestal Bowl • Black BeadsBlack VasePotPlant

Rattan Vase, Faux Tulips, Bunny Stand, Books, Kitchen Tour

CandleFaux Tulips • Rattan VaseBunny Cake Stand

Faux Artichokes

Faux ArtichokesLarge Black Bowl

Espresson Cups and Saucers

Next to my beloved coffee maker I have a basket with cups and saucers and sometimes add seasonal decor like these adorable faux carrots.

Canisters

This canister set is handy for holding coffee beans, tea bags and sweeteners.

LOFT Top, AG Jeans, Sandals

Bar Stools

I hope you enjoyed this peek into our new kitchen!  If we were neighbors, I’d love to invite you over for a cup of coffee, tea or a glass of wine!  I’d love to hear your organizing suggestions.

I’m feeling pretty good about how we have things, but there’s still room for improvement and possibly decluttering even a bit more.  Also, I tried to link everything, but if you have any questions about where something is from, let me know!

Have a fantastic day friend!

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19 Comments

  1. shawnna
    April 7, 2022 / 7:53 am

    hey girl- I just love your kitchen!! oh so cool! God is good! You and your family are so blessed!! love ya-

    • Megan
      Author
      April 7, 2022 / 8:26 am

      I agree Shawnna! Thank you so much!

  2. Susie
    April 7, 2022 / 8:46 am

    I absolutely love your kitchen! It’s so well appointed. Is the pantry light motion detection based? Does it turn after a certain amount of time? I have that in my garage but there have been times where I am working sitting down not moving around and it turns off on me. I then have to carefully maneuver around to trigger the light.

    Congrats again, Megan. You deserve all the good things! And I’m not talking material 🙏🏼

    • Megan
      Author
      April 11, 2022 / 12:00 pm

      Hi Susie, yes – the pantry light turns on with motion when you walk into the pantry. I think it’s set to turn off after 30 seconds of no motion- you can adjust that setting. I really like it and it’s the same way in my closet!

  3. Carol H.
    April 7, 2022 / 9:07 am

    Thanks for sharing a detailed look at your kitchen. Beautiful, stylish, but also calm and relaxing. I noticed a plug on your island near the sink, is it for a soap dispenser? They are wonderful to have and because your home is so new a pump is probably still available for it. I use mine constantly.

    • Megan
      Author
      April 11, 2022 / 11:59 am

      Hi Carol, that’s for the garbage disposal. You push that button to turn it on and off.

  4. Jessica C
    April 7, 2022 / 9:15 am

    Megan, I absolutely love your new kitchen! It is a dream!! Would you consider moving your glasses and tumblers to the nice cabinet next to the fridge? Might save you a few steps!

  5. Lin Han
    April 7, 2022 / 10:25 am

    Megan, what part of Houston are you in now?

  6. Sunrise
    April 7, 2022 / 10:47 am

    Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for the good organizing ideas 💕

  7. Ronda
    April 7, 2022 / 4:43 pm

    Beautiful!
    The only organizing suggestion I’d make is to (possibly) stand your tablecloths, placemats, and chargers up on their sides so you can see and grab more easily without having to move what’s on top. Maybe put something behind them to keep them upright?! Just a thought…

    • Megan
      Author
      April 11, 2022 / 11:58 am

      That’s a really good idea because they are all piled up right now! Thanks Ronda!

    • Jennifer Noonan
      May 8, 2022 / 6:39 pm

      Please o please share the details of your hardwood floors, I need them!

  8. Page
    April 7, 2022 / 6:34 pm

    New to following you. I love the variety of items you share and the amount of detail. Your new home is beautiful!!

  9. Valarie
    April 8, 2022 / 10:24 pm

    So beautiful!!! I just love EVERYTHING about this! Congratulations…and many blessings to you all!

  10. Nadine
    April 10, 2022 / 7:48 pm

    Congratulations- it looks so beautiful. What a lovely home for raising a family.

  11. Holly
    April 16, 2022 / 8:07 am

    Your kitchen is lovely. I may have overlooked it, but do you know the paint color for your cabinetry? I really like it.

    • Megan
      Author
      April 18, 2022 / 1:46 pm

      Hi Holly! The paint color is Magnetic Grey by Sherwin Williams. It changes color throughout the day depending on the light, but it’s so pretty!

  12. Hazel Avery
    April 22, 2022 / 4:01 pm

    Megan, I’m OBSESSED with the color of your cabinets. And thanks for linking everything. I’ve gotta get some of your kitchen accessories. I want to get my mom a fresh cabinet painting for Mother’s day. Again, thanks for the wonderful post.

  13. Kristen
    April 26, 2022 / 2:33 pm

    Your kitchen is gorgeous and so spacious! I love it!

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