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FUN! our kitchen is in a magazine

    Just over one year ago, a crew from Better Homes & Gardens came to photograph our kitchen.  We love our kitchen and made what used to be a boring space into a bright and functional (and pretty!) room.

    Well, the magazine is now out.


    Kinda weird seeing our regular not-so-fancy kitchen in a magazine!

    I actually love that it’s in there though. It shows that you don’t need super expensive cabinetry and fixtures, lighting and appliances to make a space appealing. Sure, I would have loved soapstone counters instead of our on-sale spreckled granite and pendant lights over the window and island to replace the existing can lights, but I’m proud of the way we added character and infused a bit of our personality into what was once a mostly brown kitchen without spending a ton of money.


    You can read all about it in the spring 2014 issue of BHG Kitchen + Bath Makeovers magazine (I found it at my local home depot). There are many charming kitchens and baths with tons of ideas should you desire some inspiration for sprucing up your spaces.

    Just to give you a glimpse, here are the pages with our kitchen:




    To see a few befores and afters, this post is a good one (although I sort of cringe at the photography). And to see it styled for the fall, click here.


    Ryan and I are flattered and excited to have our house in a magazine, but it’s fun that the boys get it too. How fun for them to see their kitchen in print!

    29 thoughts on “FUN! our kitchen is in a magazine”

    1. Fun! Happy for you! We’re going to pull out our cabinets Saturday for our kitchen renovation; they’re probably 50-60 years old!

    2. I will have to go find that magazine! I saw that you mentioned wanting to put in a pendant light over your sink instead of you canned lights. Lowes has a kit that you screw into canned lights and you can choose from a variety of glass pendants. We did this in our kitchen many years ago and it was about $50-75 and we recently changed out the glass shade for a new one for $15! Thank you for sharing your home and wonderful ideas.

      1. I love the idea … only problem is that the can light is not centered over the window (why?!!) so I’m afraid it will make it even more obvious if there is a hanging light.

    3. Just beautiful, Emily! love the picture of the boys! I am sure this will be the talk of their classrooms! How exciting!

    4. Congrats on the feature! I really love your kitchen, especially the paint color! In fact, I love all of the paint colors in your home that you posted about recently and will be using them as inspiration to update our pallet.

    5. Funny…. I just picked that issue up yesterday but haven’t cracked it yet! Must be divine proof it’s time for another cup of coffee! Congrats, very exciting!!!

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