Lee Ann’s Kitchen Reno: Part 3 – The Materials

Well, things are moving at a rapid pace with Lee Ann’s kitchen reno…so I need to get you up to date STAT!!  If you missed parts One & Two, then you can catch up here and here.

Let’s recap our list of requirements for Lee Ann’s kitchen reno:


Lee Ann's Kitchen reno list of requirements-1

A kitchen reno can be quite stressful, especially if you don’t know the look or the feeling you want to convey with your new kitchen.  Thankfully, after meeting with my client Lee Ann, I understood that she wanted a kitchen that was modern but classic.  She didn’t want a kitchen that would go out of style in 5 years SINCE her budget was tight.  So we needed to make it look amazing on a tight budget!!

So let me take you through the materials we chose to make the kitchen  she desired a reality!


We decided to go with a grey, black and white colour palette for her kitchen,  The cabinets are clean and classic in a shaker style as the picture above shows.  The cabinets will be painted in Benjamin Moore’s Grey Mist CC-80 colour.  It’s a beautiful off-white that will pick up all the grey in the flooring, backsplash and countertop without being so obvious.  The last thing we wanted was for people to say in 10 years “Oh yea, I remember, 2011 was the year of grey kitchens”



Since the budget was tight, we couldn’t afford to go with marble Carrera countertops….but we could afford granite!  When I found this gorgeous marble-looking granite called Super White I nearly  jumped for joy!


The flooring is stunning also! Unfortunately these pictures don’t do the flooring justice….you will just have to wait until it is installed to see it in all its glory.  We are going with a 12 x 24 tile in brick format.  The kitchen is small so we want to make as much as an impact as possible.


And last, but not least….the jewellery of the kitchen – the backsplash!!   I love these linear mosaic tiles.  A beautiful mixture of glass and stone.  It’s going to look so glam!!

Ok, that’s it for now.  Next post will focus on the actual reno!!  Let me know what you think!!

If your kitchen is craving a glamorous makeover, then contact me online or in person! I’d love to help!

Glamorously yours,

Christine xo


  • admin

    Thanks Connie….and can you believe that it is actually granite!!

  • Connie @ Sogni e Sorrisi

    Good find with the marble!

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