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This is an exciting week, because I thought I’d share the plans for my Florida kitchen renovation! If you remember, I designed the space around Elkay’s new Mint Creme Quartz Luxe® sink. It is the dreamiest pastel mint color and just arrived, so I thought I’d share how cute it is –
Yay!!! Isn’t it so beautiful?! I just love that color and know it’ll be perfect here! It exactly matches my style – I couldn’t have designed it better to fit the aesthetics in here. Let me show you a better view –
It’s a lighter tone than my stove and fridge, which I feel will go together nicely. And it will obviously look amazing once it’s actually in place.
Starting in a few months, once everything should be open again 🤞🏻, I’ll begin the kitchen remodel. And it’ll all revolve around the Elkay Mint Creme sink! It’s NOW OFFICIALLY available for purchase! Here’s the link to check it out. I also thought I’d share a picture of the sink in a kitchen so you can visualize it better.
image via Elkay
It makes my heart skip a beat! It’s so good. One of the things I love about Elkay is that they’re innovative and brave enough to sell such a fun color. They also have a red and navy blue version of this sink if those are more your speed. And if you don’t have a full kitchen renovation planned, you can always upgrade just your sink like I did here. It’ll elevate the whole room.
I’m excited about the Quartz Luxe sink in Mint Creme because the color will be gorgeous, and it’s also an amazing sink! There are lots of benefits since it’s made of natural quartz. It’s heat resistant (up to 535°F) as well as stain and smudge resistant. No scratches in this sink, please!
Quartz is also non-porous, so it repels food and dirt and there’s less scrubbing needed to keep it clean. Because who wants to spend extra time wiping out their sink?! Not me. A friend once explained why she likes high-end surfaces in her kitchen and it’s because they’re easier to clean and they stay looking beautiful longer. This sink will check those boxes. Three cheers to that!
Mint Creme will be available in a bunch of different sizes – 8 in total, ranging from bar/prep to kitchen sinks – so there’ll be lots of great spots (like your laundry room) to install one of these if you love the color too! There will also be a single bowl or double bowls available as well.
Click here to shop the newly launched Mint Creme sink from Elkay!
my Florida kitchen plans
The issue is that it’s just not enough counter space. One counter always has the dish drying rack so we only have one tiny counter for meal creation. And as we live in the house longer, I think we’ll need more storage. I’d also like the kitchen to open to the living room. To me, the living room feels too large and the kitchen too big. So hopefully this’ll help balance those out-
It’ll be about $1,750 just to move the electrical box off the wall between the living room and kitchen, but then we should be able to open up that wall to make way for a big kitchen island. That’ll give us way more counter space. The stove and fridge and sink will stay where they are. With the new island, I think the space will be much more modernized.
With our recent termite damage in the kitchen, it’s now vital to switch out the cabinet frames. They dent really easily because of the interior damage and I worry about the structural integrity of the frames. So this renovation just shot to the top of our priority list.
scallops in the kitchen
One thing I really want to do is to keep the vibe of having a retro kitchen. This house was built in 1951 and I want the kitchen design to have a nod to its original era. That’s another reason I’m excited about using the Mint Creme Elkay sink – the color will be perfect for a vintage looking space! I’ve been thinking about incorporating scallops into a new oven hood. Similar to this-
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I thought I would try to see how I like scallops in the space and do a simple test. I ordered these scallops off Etsy and they were shipped right to my house. I figured I could try them out for a really affordable price tag and see what I thought.
Plus, maybe this’ll give someone else an idea for how to do this in their space, too. Scallops are trending right now and I personally love how girly they are. Once they arrived, I cut them to size and painted them white.
Once they were painted and dry, I added construction adhesive to the edges.
While the adhesive set, I held them in place with painter’s tape. I hung one above the sink.
The other piece was installed above the stove. That one didn’t sit flush with the cabinets with just the glue, so I used books to push the piece of scalloped wood against the cabinets while the glue dried.
Here’s the scallops hung above the sink. Doesn’t it look so cute?! I also switched out the faucet to a brass one. This’ll be used in the new kitchen, and I think it’ll be so perfect with the Mint Creme sink!
This was a fun test because I now know that I love the scallops over the stove! And now I can enjoy this until the renovation begins.
Scallop Decor Roundup
Scallops are probably my favorite trend of 2020. They’re preppy and vintage feeling and so sweet. If you’re not ready to put up scalloped trim, here’s some other decor you could add to your house to test out the trend!
1 wicker frame / 2 resin frame / 3 accent table / 4 armchair / 5 plates / 6 umbrella / 7 tray / 8 cake stand / 9 rug / 10 light fixture / 11 lamb basket / 12 quilt / 13 hand towels / 14 storage mirror / 15 throw pillow / 16 shelves / 17 sconce / 18 tea towel / 19 headboard / 20 wooden mirror / 21 sheet set
I’d love to hear your thoughts- are you excited for the new kitchen layout? How great is the Mint Creme sink from Elkay?! And what do you think about using the scallops in the kitchen- dated or fresh and fun?
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