Lower Level Kitchenette Reveal

I am SO excited to share all the details on our lower level kitchenette. We call it a kitchenette because we added just a dishwasher, small refrigerator and a microwave. It’s a great space for entertaining or for guests spending the night.



LAYOUT: Originally I wanted an island but the stairway is way too close so we opted for a u-shaped kitchen. Since we don’t need the storage space, I loved the idea of no upper cabinets and subway tile to the ceiling with open shelving instead.

HARDWARE: The entire lower level has white 2-panel doors with this modern black hardware. I wanted to continue that look in the kitchen, so we selected white cabinets with black pulls and knobs (From Menards) and a matte black pull-down faucet.

I purchased these black shelving brackets and my contractor made the natural wood shelves from pine.

LIGHTING: Since there isn’t the traditional window behind the sink, I added a hanging pendant light with an edison bulb. These black farmhouse fixtures flank it on either side and these large gold pendants complete the look.

COUNTERTOPS AND BACKSPLASH: I selected a white background countertop with grey veining and simple white 3×6 backspalsh tile with white grout.

DECOR AND ACCESSORIES:  I absolutely love the Artifact Rug Collection by Bashian and when this 5×7 went on sale, I snagged it! It’s a pretty porcelain blue that flows with the rest of the space nicely. In any bathroom, kitchen or laundry room, I like to add a tray like this for the soap and lotion. Layered cutting boards and a dough bowl add that pretty natural wood element. For the open shelving decor, I used whiteware that I already had, a few Pellegrino bottles for color and some greenery and cookbooks.




We are so happy with how it all came together! Thanks for following along!

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