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Kitchen Remodel: Sources

Where did you find …. for your new kitchen?

Wondering where to begin with a kitchen design project? Where do I find things like hardware, lights, cabinets, tile, sinks and faucets or accessories? For an extensive remodel or an all new kitchen, you might want to consider hiring a qualified kitchen designer to make sure your kitchen is safe, up to code, functional and to help you avoid expensive remodeling mistakes. Remodeling can be stressful, expensive and overwhelming!

But with both of my most recent kitchen remodels, I was able to do the design work myself (since I left most of the appliances, electrical, plumbing and layout where it was) and then just worked with local contractors (a general contractor, a plumber, an electrician and painters and local or online suppliers) as needed to make the changes and updates I wanted on a reasonable budget — and in keeping with the quality and style of my house.

Cheap or poor quality DIY projects or remodeling choices may not be worth doing if it lowers the value or quality of your home. As you make decisions, always consider your budget but also what impact your home improvement projects will have on the value of your home should you sell down the road. And over-remodeling or pouring too much money into a home you plan to sell may not make financial sense either. There is a balance there and all of our circumstances will be different.

My decisions or choices may not be right for your house or your budget, but perhaps it will inspire some ideas or resources you can use as a springboard, even on a larger or smaller scale kitchen project.

If you haven’t seen the reveal of my kitchen remodel, you can find the kitchen remodel post here

For your convenience in this post (below), I’ve spent a million hours (haha, ok not a million but it was a lot of hours) putting together a list of my specific kitchen remodel sources (my kitchen paint colors, finishes, hardware, accessories, lighting and appliances as seen in my kitchen reveal.) Hopefully this post will be useful to you and save me time searching for stuff later when questions arise.

If you might want to refer back to this post for future reference or inspiration down the road, you may want to pin any of these images as well favorites from the kitchen reveal post (you can use the convenient new pin it buttons that will appear as you scroll over each picture). 

You’ll also find a links of some related posts below some of the sections, if you want to find out a little more detail on specific items that I’ve written about. Everything may not be listed so if you have a specific question on a source and I haven’t answered it here, feel free to ask in the comments. 

Kitchen Remodel: Sources

Left to right:
Upper white cabinets, plank walls, island base and trim: Benjamin Moore White Dove {satin finish}
Kitchen ceiling: Glidden Polished Limestone
Kitchen/pantry/family room walls: Glidden Polished Grey (lightened version of Glidden Wood Smoke, ask at the Glidden counter)
Family room ceiling: Glidden Wood Smoke
Lower Cabinet Paint: Benjamin Moore (Kendall Charcoal, satin finish)

Related posts:
Cabinet colors post
Kitchen painting post

Kitchen Remodel: Sources

Wood Flooring: Natural Hickory by Mohawk
Quartz Countertops: Caesarstone {Organic White}
Subway Tile: Daltile (Arctic White)
Grout: Polyblend Oyster Gray #386
Island Stain: Minwax Jacobean 2750
Cabinets: Huntwood {we only added two banks of drawers to the right of the dishwasher, all the other cabinets were already in the kitchen}

Related posts:
Mohawk Wood Floors Post
Counter & Subway Tile post
Grout for Subway Tile post
Island Makeover Post

Kitchen Remodel: Sources

Mix of hardware:
Brass Knobs: Anthropologie
Mirror Knobs: Anthropologie (sold out, but here is a similar)
Satin Nickel Pulls: Restoration Hardware

I used all 6 inch pulls on my drawers (which were all 16 inches wide or 22 inches wide) except on the 34 inch drawer in my baking area which I used the 8 inch pull. Then on the cupboards I used the round knobs from Anthro.

Brass Island Fox & Bunny Knobs: Anthropologie

Kitchen Remodel: Sources

accessories featured in kitchen collage, above:

1. Striped Runner: courtesy of Dash & Albert

2. Round Rug: Pier1 Imports

3. Colorful bowls from open shelf: Anthropologie

4. Round wood “porter mirror”: courtesy of Lulu & Georgia

5. Glass drying rack: World Market

6. Dog food container: IKEA

7. Blinds: Select Blinds (Bamboo Tortoise) >>  (the post with details on ordering the exact blinds online HERE, plus get a 40% discount on your order)

accessories not pictured in collage*:
Freestanding Dish Cabinet: Homegoods
Family Room Rug: Overstock (Safavieh Poolside Gray/Beige 8 x 11)
Portland Street Subway Art (hallway): Red Letter Words
Map wall: wrapping paper from Paper Source.
Whale Tongs (seen in kitchen tool crock)…google search “whale tongs” and you’ll find them!

Items not listed may have been purchased via flea markets, Goodwill or collected over time.
Many accessories in my home have come from Target, World Market, Pier One, Anthropologie, West Elm, Homegoods & TJ Maxx.
See below for related  posts and more info on specific items.

Related posts:
Round rug
Striped Dash & Albert Rug
Bamboo blinds {Tortoise}
Round wood mirror
Family Room Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree
Teacup gardens from window sill
Pantry makeover/baskets/bins/shelving
White rattan chairs
Freestanding Dish Cabinet
DIY framed chalkboard on refrigerator
Wood framed “Take Action Command Central Board” in map hallway
Maps in map hallway

Kitchen Remodel: Sources

Wall Sconces: Restoration Hardware

Ceiling lights: courtesy of Barnlight Electric

Barnlight Electric Light Order Details:

1 x Benjamin® Union Porcelain Stem Mount Light
Options:  Shade Size: 12″ Shade  (+$10.00) ,  Finishes: 355-Jadite ,  Mounting Options: 6″ Stem | ½” Diameter ,  Mounting Finish: Same as Shade  (+$20.00) ,  Canopy Options: Hang Straight Canopy  (+$15.00) ,  Wire Cage: None ,  Cast Guard & Glass: None ,  Cage or Guard Finish: N/A- Not Applicable

1 x Benjamin® Union Porcelain Stem Mount Light
Options:  Shade Size: 16″ Shade  (+$40.00) ,  Finishes: 250-White ,  Mounting Options: Flush Mount  (+$5.00) ,  Mounting Finish: Same as Shade  (+$20.00) ,  Canopy Options: Hang Straight Canopy  (+$15.00) ,  Wire Cage: None ,  Cast Guard & Glass: Cast Guard & Ribbed Glass  (+$85.00) ,  Cage or Guard Finish: Same as Shade

Kitchen Remodel: Sources

The new ‘appliances’ I got specifically for this remodel: microwave, the range hood, and the sink and a faucet. But in case you are wondering, I’ve listed all my appliance brands below (several of them were already in the kitchen when we bought the house).

Faucet: Danze in Polished Chrome {can order locally or online, research for best price}

Sink: Kohler Whitehaven short apron front sink {you can buy through a local plumbing or online source, just google to compare prices and measure carefully or check with your contractor before buying a sink}.

Range Hood: Zephyr Anzio 30 inch {you can buy through a local or online appliance store. It did require some electrical work and venting from our kitchen through an outside wall}.

Dishwasher: Electrolux

Stove: Maytag {four burner gas}

Refrigerator: Maytag

Microwave: Panasonic {we got ours at Costco}

Espresso Machine: Jura Capresso Impressa S9

Related Posts:
Choosing a Kitchen Sink and Faucet
Range hood, sink and faucet post
Dishwasher {we kept the same dishwasher pre-remodel}

*If you are local to me:
Cabinets & Countertops: Creekside Cabinets/Creative Countertops

Some affiliate links used, thank you!

PS .You can read the series of kitchen posts in reverse chronological order in the kitchen category here.


  1. cindy the cottage chick

    This is very helpful as I just completed painting my kids’ kitchen in very similar colors. They are now searching for subway tile/grout and light fixtures. Your kitchen has a very similar vibe, so I’ll show them your pics :)

    • Melissa

      Awesome!!! :-) Thanks!

  2. cindy

    Your kitchen is gorgeous! We are working on our plan to remodel, thanks for the details!

  3. joan

    Your kitchen is gorgeous! We have waited long to see the reveal and it was worth it. Thank for including all the detail information.

    • Melissa

      Thank you Joan :-)

  4. Rocky

    Everything looks great! I have two questions about the paint used on the cabinets. Did you use Advance Benjamin Moore paint? And, what paint finish did you select?

    • Melissa

      Good question. They are Advance and I’m pretty sure they are semi-gloss. I’ll double check and add that info to the post!

  5. Tanya

    I recently painted my kitchen but I need to add the finishing touches. I’m gong to pin this for later. Thanks :)

  6. Marmel

    Did they spray the cabinets or did you hand paint them.? Your kitchen is fantastic, thanks for the sources.

    • Melissa

      They were sprayed. Thanks so much! :-)

      • Vanessa

        Were they sprayed on site? Could you give a little detail on the painting process?
        Your new kitchen looks amazing!!

  7. Samantha

    I love the color pallet its so light and fresh and laid back but not too dark

  8. Holly

    I’ve enjoyed reading up on your kitchen remodel process – we’ve got one in the future and I really love some of the elements you’ve included here. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Stephanie

    The cutting boards! Where did you find the cutting boards?? Gorgeous update. Love your choice to forgo a second table in favor of comfy chairs. Love it. Enjoy!

  10. Rhonda

    I know someone gave you the island, but any idea where they found it? It looks like the perfect size for my kitchen!

  11. Bette

    I L-O-V-E the area rug! I love the kitchen colour too! I can’t wait to move into my new home and start making some changes! :)

  12. Summer

    Hi Melissa,
    We’re the kitchen cabinets spray painted? If so was it done by a professional? The kitchen looks georgeous though!


  13. Christine Crowley Welby

    Great kitchen makeover, Melissa! I love the color combination you used. Very inspiring! All the hours you’ve spent on this project are worthwhile.

    Also, a great DIY product you can use in your future projects is Bondera Tile MatSet – a great way to install countertops or backsplashes and so on. You can find more information here

  14. kim

    This is so beautiful! I love all of it, even down to the small details. Which brings me to a question: Where did you find those darling hand (or tea) towels!? Thank you!

  15. Therese

    Hi Melissa,
    You may have mentioned this previously, but I could not find the feed and my painters are gearing up to paint my cabinents today. Did you use latex or oil based paint on your cabinets? I have always used oil as I hear that is best when spraying, but I have recently heard of people using latex to spray. I would be grateful to know. Thank you!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      The cabinet paint is Benjamin Moore Advance. It is a latex! It seems these days many painters prefer Benjamin Moore Advance to oil and they feel the quality is comparable. Enjoy your new kitchen!

      • Therese

        Thanks Melissa for confidence in this. The painters around here are insistent upon oil, but the fumes are so strong for weeks and I have little ones to worry about! Thank you for getting back to me so promptly. I was able to run by the store just in time to get what I needed!

  16. Hania

    Hi Melissa,
    I came across your lovely blog quite by accident while looking for home decorating inspiration. I wish I’d found it earlier! It looks like I just missed the bloggers home tour in June, something I would have loved to see. Your kitchen remodel is gorgeous. I also love how you’ve used slipcovers in your living room. Years ago I had a local Seattle seamstress make two outstanding pairs of sofa slipcovers for me. She is no longer available, and I’ve been trying to find someone else. Would you know of anyone in the Seattle area who sews slipcovers? Thank you ,

  17. Sherry@The Impatient Remodelers

    I love your kitchen so much :) I always come back to look at your house to remind me what I am going for in my own home.
    Anyway, I have been reading through about the paint colours in the kitchen. I am reading Glidden Polished Grey and Polished Limestone. But Polished Grey doesnt exist on the Glidden website. I want to paint my master bedroom Wood Smoke but that’s too dark (It doesn’t get a lot of light). So I thought the next colour down. I love, love, love the colour on your kitchen walls (Polished Grey) but where do I find that?
    I hope this makes sense :)
    Thanks so much.

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      I believe Polished Grey is just couple of shades lighter than Woodsmoke. If you go to the Glidden paint counter, they have a paint color book. Go to Wood Smoke and then look at the lighter shades and I bet one of those will say Polished Grey! It wasn’t in our paint sample options either, but I found it in their book! :-) Good luck!

  18. heather

    hey there! absolutely LOVE you kitchen!!! which size of the duluth handles did you use?

  19. Kristen

    Did you use all the same size pulls on your cabinetry–what size? In the photos, it looks like they are longer than standard 4 inch pulls. Thanks

  20. Karen

    I was wondering about your kitchen cabinets; are they from a local company?
    I love the idea of drawers.

  21. kristen

    I was wondering what size Duluth bin pulls you used. Thanks

  22. philipgibilisco

    Nice blog. Thank you.

  23. Russ

    Wow! This is an impressive list of kitchen resources. We just closed on a new house that’s in need of some upgrades in the kitchen. Granite counter tops are first on the list. This article will come in very handy. TY!

  24. Courtney

    Beautiful kitchen! I was hoping to find out where you got your kitchen island! It is just perfect!

  25. Rachel

    Did you use a privacy liner with the bamboo shades? I have been trying to find bamboo shades that are not see through! Thank you!

  26. sammy

    I am curious about your kitchen size? The original plan looks very close to mine.

  27. Karen

    One more question – How high above your range is the vent hood installed?

  28. Heather

    I saved your kitchen picture long ago and am now repainting our bottom cabinets. I was looking at Chelsea grey, bm, but yours looked to have more of a navy tinge. I may copy you, lol, as the rest of our house, leather couch and all, is exactly the same! Thanks for all the info above. It is very helpful!

  29. Patricia nagel

    I love the round table in the kitchen! Could you tell me where I could find one in the Cincinnati area? I’ve been wanting a casual dining table as I have a small space; would like 60″ round with 6 chairs.


  30. Bonnie Mann

    Hi Melissa, I love your gray and white kitchen. It has inspired me to do the same. Can you tell me what BM satin paint you used in Kendall Gray? I am wondering if you oil or water based….maybe their Advance? Bonnie

  31. Nan, Odessa, DE

    Congrats on your beautiful kitchen! Every woman’s dream.
    Questions, questions
    You mention the panel plank walls and ceiling. Did it come as a large SHEET of paneling? If so, give source, please
    Tell me more about customizing big box store cabinets, please.
    WHERE, details, on the long handles being used as towel bars, please.
    LOVE, love your dinner bell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Thank you for sharing, and responding to my questions.

  32. Lise

    Beautiful! I was wondering where you got your dutch door?

  33. shayma

    I adore your kitchen! Where is the open shelf and bracket from? Thank you so much.

  34. Rachael

    Your kitchen looks great! A couple questions: How did you repaint your cabinets? (Roller? Spray? In your home or in a studio with fans to suck out dust etc.?) Our contractor is telling us painted cabinets don’t look crisp like factory finished ones, but yours look great.

    Also, when you added cabinets, were you able to match the existing exactly? Any advice on matching cabinets that you plan to paint? Thanks!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Hi Rachael!

      Our doors were sprayed off site and brought back to our home. They didn’t have that crisp factory look, but were pretty smooth! Yes, we were able to order the same (or every similar) cabinets from the manufacturer. If you can’t get the same ones, you may be able to find very similar profiles. If you are painting them that can make them feel unified.

  35. Jennifer Davis

    Can I ask where you got that cute tiered stand next to your sink?


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