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My Kitchen- The Hub of Our Home

Today is the day I introduce you to our kitchen! The kitchen is the hub of our home, the catch all, the heart.  Everything goes on in there, family, business, meals, homework, tea parties… and even though I have a pretty fabulous craft room it often becomes craft room #2.

kitchen design from fynesdesings.com


We Built our home 4 years ago, so as you can imagine everything is fairly new.  I designed the kitchen myself, so I essentially got what I wanted.


I found a cabinet maker that took my drawing an recreated my vision. The pantry was on the top of my list of necessities. I grew up with a pantry so I couldn’t imagine storing all my groceries and tools in those few cabinets.



The pantry is a very difficult room to get a decent photo of. I absolutely love the plate rack my brother created from some leftover flooring. Very simple but keeps the plates from being in a stack.


However, saying that I got what I wanted really means

I got what we could afford.

 But what if I had another $10,000 to blow?

That would be a whole different story.

For starters my appliances don’t match we bought them at an outlet. There is a dent in my fridge (which nocked off $1000), my oven was an end of line, and I opted for a white dishwasher so it would blend in with the cabinets (but was really because it so MUCH cheaper).  I really wanted a fancy backsplash, expensive stools, a Delta Touch 20 faucet, a farmhouse sink, and exposed shelves on my big empty wall. Plus I’m so tired of all the blue in my house it desperately needs a new color! Check out all my Kitchen Love ideas on Pinterest. 

I’m here to tell you…

Finish®, in partnership with Bosch®, is looking to make this a reality for 10 lucky winners. They will be giving away 10 Ultimate Kitchen makeovers valued at $10,000 as part of their Buy One Get One with mail-in- rebate in-store promotion. 

I tried Finish Quantum and I was so impressed with the results, by far the best dishwashing tabs I’ve tried! So how do you enter to win your dream kitchen?

Buy One Get One Offer with mail in rebate

-Purchase any 2 participating products in store, mail in the official refund form and receive refund by mail

-When you mail in your rebate form, you can also enter for a chance to win  1 of 10 kitchen makeovers.

What would you update in your kitchen, how would you spend the 10K? Leave a comment or link to a pin on pinterest, I’d love to see how you dream!

Disclosure – I am participating in the Ultimate Kitchen Makeover Blogger Campaign on behalf of Finish. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.”

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  1. Virginia, I love your kitchen but it’s the pantry that is my favourite! I can’t wait to build our final home so that I can incorporate some of your ideas!

    1. I’m glad you like it, its probably my favourite room. Hard to keep tidy though!

  2. Mitra Pratt says:

    I love that you got what you could afford. I think that is really awesome. I have a pink kitchen simply because the burgundy counter tops were not in the replacement budget! It’s grown on me…it really has. Love that plate shelf! It was awesome getting your e-mail the other day. Just finally digging out the e-mail again. It’s like snow, you have to keep after it.

  3. I love your kitchen! My favorite part is definitely the pantry and of course the little kiddie table!

  4. Wow, Virginia your kitchen is incredibly beautiful! Just stunning!!

  5. I LOVE your kitchen! I also have a contrasting island (and lower cabinets). Those schoolhouse lights are just gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing.

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