Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sarah's House 4: The Kitchen

In most homes, the kitchen is where everyone hangs out during parties and special occasions, and with a kitchen as beautiful as the one Sarah & Tommy installed in this episode of Sarah's House 4, no one would want to leave!! Budgeting $15,000 (but spending $29,770) for the "massive" kitchen, Sarah envisions cabinetry with crown molding, and a large island that will include a bar sink and seating. Sarah and Tommy decide on a cool, moody palette for the space, with shades of true grey.

Cabinetry: Para Paints, SR43, Shoreline:

Island: Para Paints, SR73, Herringbone:

Sarah opts for honed black granite counter tops,
which looks softer and more subdued than polished.
The result looks similar to soapstone.

To reduce upgrade costs, Sarah opts to install
standard faucets, but changes them out later for the
Sifton Victorian faucets she and Tommy really want.

The drop down cabinet on the side of the island
creates a bar, and the raised overhang
hides all of the kitchen mess.

Adding vintage touches to the kitchen is as easy as 1,2,3:
1: Pendant lanterns above the island.
2: Breakfast table with bamboo chairs.
3: Chandelier over the table.

Sarah adds softness to the kitchen with a blend of fabrics.
Can you spot all four fabrics in the image below?

Seat Cushion: Kravet Ranjani

Back Cushion: Kravet Pop Flower

Stool Seat Fabric: Kravet Dotkat

Roman Blinds & Drapes: Kravet Sanabelle

Back splash tiles bring a finishing touch to the kitchen.
With a huge selection of choices, Sarah and Tommy
finally settle on a unique mosaic fish scale pattern.

A bamboo etagere painted the same colour as the kitchen
cabinetry provides an area to display special pieces.

Truly a gorgeous kitchen!!
As Sarah says, the upgrades were "worth every penny".
Do you agree?

All room photos provided by HGTV Canada.


  1. Thank you for posting these photos. I'm in California and HGTV is not showing the series. What do you think of her pulls? What color sink did she use?

  2. Do you know the name of the kitchen backsplah tile?

  3. @Teresa, The sink was brushed stainless.
    @Shepherd I don't know e name of the tile, but if you ask for a fish scale pattern, your tile supplier should know what style you're referring to.


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