My Kitchen Tour

My Kitchen Tour

Hello again friends!  I’m so happy that you are here…I’m excited to show you around my kitchen, where I spend literally almost every waking hour prepping, cooking, baking, cleaning, visiting…it’s one of my favourite places.  I love my kitchen, but if I had my druthers I’d rip it all apart and design a kitchen made for me…oh the possibilities…wouldn’t that be fun?!  But for now, this is where all the magic happens, haha!  😉

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Since we moved into our home we haven’t done much with the kitchen besides change up a few accessories.  But this year we changed out the appliances and I couldn’t be happier!

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We are loving our new fridge, and now I’m in LOVE with my new double oven…it’s like a dream!!  It’s amazing how changing the appliances upgraded the feel of our kitchen about 10 years!  Love it…now if we could only do something about those cupboards…I wish they were white!  White everywhere I say!

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This is our eating nook, you may remember it from when I organized our kitchen.  Recently I switched out our taupe curtains and replaced them with these aqua ones from Target!  I got them 50% off and couldn’t be happier with them – they’re bright and cheery!  I don’t know why I didn’t do it sooner!

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All organized.  But don’t be fooled – you should see my counters on a regular day.  They’re covered in real life stuff.  With 5 of us in and out of here throughout the day, things get messy.

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Here’s a little fun tip I wanted to throw in here for you!  I found this gorgeous cupcake stand at Target and HAD to have it.  I don’t know when I’ll ever use it for cupcakes, but I did know it would make a great fruit ‘dish’!  Love it!

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So that’s a little tour of my kitchen…my little happy place!  I hope you enjoyed it!

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Good luck!  And have an inspired day!
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  • Reply Jessica Anderson January 21, 2014 at 8:32 PM Thanks for the chance! I love that the bottom cabinets are drawers!
    • Reply Jessica Anderson January 21, 2014 at 8:33 PM and my change is everything! We moved here 5 years ago with the intention of working on the kitchen first. That did not happen...but someday :)
  • Reply Sandy January 21, 2014 at 8:37 PM Thanks for this contest. That faucet looks amazing!
  • Reply Florence C January 21, 2014 at 8:37 PM New Cabinets and flooring.
  • Reply Jan January 21, 2014 at 8:40 PM The backsplash handsdown. A friend of mine painted her builder cabinetry white with awesome results. You should do it!!
  • Reply Cynthia January 21, 2014 at 8:44 PM We have already changed the countertops and built pass through windows, with backsplash to come in the near future, hopefully. If I could change one more thing though, it would be the cupboards...
  • Reply Nadine Ursuliak January 21, 2014 at 8:47 PM I loathe that the builders used the remaining 12x12 floor tiles as our kitchen backsplash tiles!! It looks ridiculous. :(
  • Reply Sandra January 21, 2014 at 8:53 PM I would love to win a Wheaton 1-Handle, Pull Down Kitchen Faucet as we are redoing our kitchen this year. This would help us out a lot.
  • Reply Sandra January 21, 2014 at 8:54 PM Sorry forgot to answer the question. I would love to have an island in my kitchen.
  • Reply Diana Cote January 21, 2014 at 8:55 PM asides from more counter space, I would love a new tap, I don't like the one we have, its too low and ugly. haha
  • Reply Elizabeth January 21, 2014 at 9:08 PM I would change the tap ... No really! LOL It's the original builder-grade; rather plain jane! :)
  • Reply Robin @ Farewell, Stranger January 21, 2014 at 9:12 PM Love your kitchen! I wish we could change our appliances. Well, we did the fridge but the dishwasher and stove (OMG the stove) need to be replaced.
  • Reply Derryanne January 21, 2014 at 9:20 PM My tap actually leaks so a new tap would be so appreciated!!
  • Reply Anne Taylor January 21, 2014 at 9:52 PM If I could change one thing about my kitchen, it would be to make it larger!
  • Reply Melissa January 21, 2014 at 10:03 PM If I could change one thing, it would be updated countertops. Mine are scratched up and falling apart! My tap leaks so a new tap would be a good start too ;-D
  • Reply Shoreh S January 21, 2014 at 10:23 PM new cabinets
  • Reply Katie January 21, 2014 at 10:30 PM I would change my counters they suck :(
  • Reply Tara January 21, 2014 at 11:39 PM I would change our fridge. It's a basic model... it does alright. But man.. I want water and ice on the door! Great giveaway, Jo-Anna!
  • Reply Lori January 22, 2014 at 12:02 AM I LOVE spending time in that gorgeous kitchen!
  • Reply Allison Grasso January 22, 2014 at 5:27 AM I would change my countertop.
  • Reply Michelle January 22, 2014 at 6:19 AM Jo-Anna, I love your kitchen. I have oak cabinets. You know, the stock, builder grade things. ugh! I don't know that I would necessarily want white, but I would love to change mine out. I like that yours the cabinet doors meet in the middle and you don't have that divider down the middle of your cabinets. I would love a big bank of drawers like yours. We did tile the backsplash and replace the kitchen sink and faucet. Gone is the chrome basic faucet like your original one with a oil rubbed bronze goose neck. How do you like your oven?? We have considered it, but not sure, being we would be losing the drawer for storage underneath and that one oven is so low to the ground. I do know, the next stove.. definitely has to have a convection oven.
    • Reply Jo-Anna January 22, 2014 at 8:34 AM Hi Michelle! I just wanted to answer your question about the oven...I really really love it - having 2 ovens is so great. I've already used both ovens at the same time at different temperatures - SO handy! And the cooking/baking is so even. I do miss the drawer at the bottom, but it's worth the juggling around!
  • Reply Lynda M. January 22, 2014 at 7:12 AM Your kitchen is so nice! I would love pull-out shelves in my cabinets.
  • Reply Jasmin q. January 22, 2014 at 7:28 AM New cabinet may be !!
  • Reply Marian January 22, 2014 at 7:31 AM I'm currently in the process of painting my cabinets white and my walls revere pewter. I'm going to install a subway tile after I get new countertops and a new sink and faucet. I'm changing everything!
  • Reply angela m January 22, 2014 at 8:20 AM I would change the counter tops thanks
    • Reply angela m January 22, 2014 at 8:21 AM I LOVE your kitchen :-)
  • Reply Christine January 22, 2014 at 8:26 AM LOVE your kitchen!!!! The Faucet is soooo pretty!! If I could change one thing... it would be all my cupboards.. does that qualify as one thing? hehe :)
  • Reply Alex @ northstory January 22, 2014 at 8:48 AM Change 1 thing? I'd take a wrecking ball to my kitchen. Builder grade nightmare. 15 years old. I can lift the countertop off of the base cabinets. Needless to say we're doing a kitchen reno in the future and I would love a faucet! Thanks for the sweet tour! Nice to see the place where all your delicious recipes are made!
  • Reply Steph January 22, 2014 at 9:10 AM Fun great giveaway thx!
  • Reply Ann January 22, 2014 at 9:17 AM I would change a lot of things. Would love to have my counter space and cabinets, would love a 6 burner stove and would love to have a dishwasher.
  • Reply Claudia B January 22, 2014 at 9:20 AM I would change my flooring. And then I would paint my cupboards.
  • Reply Thalita @ The Learner Observer January 22, 2014 at 9:27 AM Your kitchen looks lovely!!! Also, what a fantastic giveaway! :)
  • Reply roxy meto January 22, 2014 at 9:34 AM I'll change the faucet if I win !!!
  • Reply femto nevo January 22, 2014 at 9:36 AM Well I may change the frig :-)
  • Reply Mitch January 22, 2014 at 9:48 AM But if you change the cabinets to white, they you will need to change the backsplash, and the walls will need a new paint color because of the new granite counter tops... which will mean painting the whole main floor, and then you will change the island shape while you are changing the cabinets which will mean getting rid of the shaped thing on the ceiling, and on and on. LOL But I would be very happy with a new faucet :-)
    • Reply Jo-Anna January 22, 2014 at 12:19 PM Hahaha! But EXACTLY! ;)
  • Reply Lisa January 22, 2014 at 10:19 AM Love it... we're just about to change a few small things in our kitchen... lighting, backsplash and faucets. Love this one :)
  • Reply Diane January 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM What a nice change to give a kitchen.
  • Reply Melissa Durling January 22, 2014 at 10:39 AM I would LOVE to have this!!! Thanks for the chance.
  • Reply Shauna January 22, 2014 at 10:49 AM Lovely kitchen! I, too, want white cabinets!
  • Reply Jolene January 22, 2014 at 11:06 AM Great kitchen! I understand wanting to paint the cabinets white, I love white kitchens too. If I could change one thing? Hahaha, one thing at a time! Starting with the countertops, replace the sink, the backsplash and the hood range. Maybe even the cabinets. They're decent but old, they've been painted white and I moved the hardware from the center of the doors to the lower interior. Much better. What I don't like about them is the ugly brown insides. Perhaps one day I will paint them. :-)
  • Reply sarah jau January 22, 2014 at 11:08 AM The cupboards for sure !
  • Reply Miranda January 22, 2014 at 11:45 AM We have a newerish type kitchen...but the one thing I would change is to have a part of my countertop at regular height. both my husband and I are 6ft or more and so when we built our home we raised ALL our counters approx 3 inches. I make bread weekly for my boys and needing at that height is a bit of a pain..next kitchen I will incorporate a bit of counter at a lower height for needing bread :)
  • Reply Virginia Fynes January 22, 2014 at 11:51 AM I'm fairly satisfied with my kitchen but after 4 years of kid dirt. Its in BAD need of a new paint job! The other thing on the list is ironically a new Faucet, I'm living in builder grade land too! Thanks for the chance to WIN!
  • Reply Cynthia Boucher January 22, 2014 at 11:54 AM This would be awesome to win! Ours has been dripping for the past year!
  • Reply Cindy January 22, 2014 at 12:44 PM Your kitchen cleans up just lovely; wish I could be that organized . I remember when you changed up to those curtains.. Much brighter & very cheery. And finally, of course I would love to win a new set of Taps for our kitchen sink.. x
  • Reply Jenny January 22, 2014 at 12:52 PM The one thing I would change about my kitchen is I would take away the raised breakfast bar and drop it down to counter height.
  • Reply Glogirl January 22, 2014 at 1:03 PM I would change the cupboards. They really need an update!
  • Reply Lori January 22, 2014 at 1:11 PM Love the kitchen!
  • Reply Amanda January 22, 2014 at 2:12 PM A new faucet - would transform my little kitchen!
  • Reply Dani @ lifeovereasy January 22, 2014 at 2:42 PM Besides the ENTIRE kitchen, the one thing I would choose is the tap. It is actually a really nice one that I bought myself, but I made the mistake of getting one that is a little too short. Just enough that I have to reach a tiny bit, and it makes it really awkward to use. Bad choice!
  • Reply Natasha d January 22, 2014 at 3:34 PM Great kitchen! Love the tap!
  • Reply Bette @ Somerset Lane January 22, 2014 at 4:20 PM I want white cabinets and large island!
  • Reply carol mclemore January 22, 2014 at 6:50 PM I would make it wider with more storage.
  • Reply Glenda January 23, 2014 at 6:42 AM I need more space
  • Reply Mags Nico January 23, 2014 at 1:55 PM Nice kitchen!!! and nice water spout....would look great on my sink, too!
  • Reply Leslie January 23, 2014 at 3:31 PM I would (an am) changing my whole kitchen!
  • Reply mitchypoo January 23, 2014 at 8:20 PM I'd like to change many things in our kitchen, like the countertops, lighting, sink and faucet. I'd love to win!
  • Reply Holly @ The Inspired Home January 24, 2014 at 10:57 AM I just re-did (or are re-doing) my kitchen so I wouldn't change anything about it other than I would love some counter tops!
  • Reply Anne Marie Devine January 24, 2014 at 12:11 PM I have started the stainless switch over -- the next appliance to go is the dishwasher -- the fridge was a year ago -- and the dishwasher sometimes leaks -- so know my days are numbered. Have had some quotes done on refacing the cupboards -- if I had yours I would paint them -- I am envious of your handles -- mine are the ones with the stupid wooden groove at the bottom -- hate them.
  • Reply Annette Barker January 25, 2014 at 8:52 AM We've been building our dream house (a timberframe) for a couple of years. That faucet would look fab-U-lous with my farmhouse sink. Hoping to be moved in this spring (fingers crossed), so at the moment, I have a blank slate for my kitchen...putting all my paper dreams into play!
  • Reply S Y Chase January 26, 2014 at 7:29 AM I would change my appliances to stainless steel ones!
  • Reply Daria January 26, 2014 at 10:17 AM I love the cupcake stand!
  • Reply Tia January 27, 2014 at 6:32 AM Looking great in there!! Your new curtains are certainly cheery. I'm dreaming of the day we get to swap out our appliances... maybe in a few years. Your new faucet is also gorgeous. I'd love to win one; our current faucet looks almost identical to your old one!
  • Reply Jonathan Baker January 27, 2014 at 7:51 AM If I could change anything about my kitchen, I'd make it bigger.
  • Reply sarah jackson January 27, 2014 at 8:01 AM more cupboards !
  • Reply Harmony B January 28, 2014 at 8:51 AM I need new cabinets
  • Reply Wanda McHenry January 28, 2014 at 9:42 AM I would add an island, it would be great to have more work space!
    • Reply Wanda McHenry January 28, 2014 at 9:44 AM OOOPS! I just saw it was Canada only. Sorry about that :(
  • Reply nicolette @ momnivore's dilemma January 31, 2014 at 8:15 AM I know I'm not Canadian to enter your contest...but I had to laugh because the husband JUST replaced our faucet! (tap?) I'm with ya, sister. I wish I would have opted for white. We redid our kitchen 5 years ago, and my cousin who is a designer told me to do white, but I opted for darker cabinets. When you cook a lot in a small space, white gets dirty quickly. Love seeing this space! N
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