Welcome to our New Kitchen

By Maria Lichty

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White Kitchen

As most of you know, we spent the last year, plus a few months, building a new house. It is finally finished and we are THRILLED to share our new kitchen with you today.

We spent years planning our dream kitchen and we can’t believe it is ours. Our kitchen turned out better than we imagined thanks to our builder, Fox Group Construction. Our house is everything we hoped for and more! We still walk around pinching ourselves. We really feel like we are living in a dream house and our favorite room is the kitchen. It is the center of our home and the heart of our home. We are looking forward to sharing many meals and lots of laughs with friends and family for years to come.

We wish we could have you all over for dinner or bake you a batch of cookies, but pictures will have to do for now. I listed sources throughout the post, if you have any questions, leave a comment on this post and we will do our best to answer.

Enjoy…and just imagine you are eating cookies while you are taking the kitchen tour. Welcome to our new kitchen!

White Kitchen Design

Paint color is Extra White by Sherwin-Williams, Countertops are Statuario Nuvo by Caesarstone, Cabinets are by Benjamin Blackwelder Cabinetry

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KitchenAid 48-inch 6 Burner Gas Rangetop with Griddle , Kohler pot filler, KitchenAid Cutlery SetKitchenAid 36-inch Built In Panel Ready Refrigerator, Salt keeperThe Love and Lemons Cookbook, Hardware is from Restoration Hardware

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KitchenAid 42-inch Built In Stainless French Door Refrigerator, KitchenAid 30-inch Double Wall Oven and Warming Drawer

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Glass jars from World Market, KitchenAid 6-Qt. Stand Mixer, Baking From My Home To Yours Cookbook, Tartine Cookbook, Paris Sweets Cookbook, Weck glass jarsGalvanized cake stand from World Market, Vegetable Literacy Cookbook, Wood bowl from World Market, Shelf brackets from Rejuvenation

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White oak hardwood floors stained in weathered oak

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Kohler Farmhouse Sink, Kohler Artifacts Faucet, Flowers from Esprit Raw Flowers

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Kohler Farmhouse Sink, Kohler Sensate Touchless Faucet, White Berry Basket

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KitchenAid Microwave, KitchenAid Undercounter Refrigerator and Freezer Drawers, KitchenAid Ice Maker

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Hinkley Pendants from Lighting Design

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KitchenAid paneled dishwashers

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Roadhouse counterstools from CB2

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Runner from Rugs USA

Open Concept Kitchen

Table from Restoration Hardware, Chairs from Joss & Main (they are currently sold out, but you can find them on Wayfair or similar chairs at Joss & Main), End chairs from Wayfair, Rug from Rugs USA, Light from Lighting Design, Bench seat pillows from World Market and Hayneedle

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White Kitchen with Open Concept

Thanks for taking a tour of our kitchen! I will be sharing more house posts soon and you can always count on us for delicious recipes! Come back soon!

Disclosure-this post contains some affiliate links. Thank you to the brands that partnered with us on our kitchen: KitchenAid, Kohler, Sherwin-Williams, Lighting Design, Rugs USA, Joss & Main, Wayfair, and Caesarstone. 

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. This in an absolute dream kitchen, stunning! The white makes it look so fresh and all the fixings are just beautiful. My kitchen is about the size of the island in the centre of yours haha!

  2. Love the layout and space! Dual dishwashers – I’m jealous! Love the statement lighting – gorgeous. As far as the color, it’s just too sterile and white for me. Not the homey feel I like in a kitchen.

  3. Nice! Awesome lighting. Do those lights give off enough light or do you also have recessed lighting? I’m wondering if they would give me enough light. Thanks for sharing- anxious to see the rest of your beautiful home.

  4. Simply stunning!! What a beautiful space to gather with friends and family to enjoy a wonderful meal!! LOVE!!

  5. What a dream! Completely in love with the double islands and refrigerator! You guys thought of everything! Congratulations and enjoy 🙂

  6. Maria it’s absolutely stunning!!! I just bought a new house, well, 1912, and gutted most of it including the kitchen and just got mine finished. I went all white too, ceaserstone, shaker cabinets, and yours is absolutely to die for. Your kitchen is bigger than my whole house I think 🙂 You must be so thrilled it’s OVER. The construction, the dirt, the people in and out every day…ahh, congrats and enjoy!!!

  7. Gorgeous Kitchen, Maria. Love the bright, airy look. The All white Kitchen/home is something that I always wanted to have but I wasn’t sure how it will turn out. I now know what I need to do when we paint our home again! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  8. This is a beautiful and highly functional kitchen – I’m sure you will enjoy cooking in it a lot! I have to admit that all of the white kinda scares me bit but mostly because I tend to make a huge mess in the kitchen as I cook – lol.

  9. Love your kitchen. It’s beautiful and you can tell you put so much thought into the details. I would love to have a white kitchen someday but am so worried about how clean it would stay with two small children. How do you counter dirty handprints on white cabinets?

    1. The cabinets are easy to clean and we personally like seeing when they are dirty so we can clean them.

  10. Wow, you make me dream!! I just moved to the US where I am happy to have a bigger kitchen than the one I had in Europe (+ a big one on the rooftop of our building, which is perfect for shooting video recipes) BUT I like when everything is bright, white, and modern, exactly as your kitchen is. Seriously, you have the most impressive and (food blogger) everyone’s dreaming kitchen. I absolutely love it! Can’t wait to see your new baking/cooking creations!

  11. I’m so in love with your house, Maria! You all did a great job with it! (I need those lights over your island. GORGEOUS!)

  12. Your kitchen is beautiful and clearly well planned.I have a love of white kitchens so you had me all in at the first photo.I am a bit confused , though, about the number of refrigerators. Did I correctly count three? I was curious as to why a family would need that many. I do love the idea of the small undercounted one. I imagine it is great for the kids.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Our business is cooking/baking and we do a lot of entertaining…and I have a house of boys, so we use the refrigerators. I wanted them in the kitchen instead of keeping an extra one in the garage or downstairs.

    2. That is so smart to incorporate the extra refrigerators into your design!! I definitely need to tuck that away for when we build our custom home! Great use of your space for sure! Now, can we get a peek of your pantry? I’m sure that’s just as gorgeous!! 🙂

  13. LOVE that you have two dishwashers! I wish I had room for that in my new kitchen. So excited for you! It’s gorgeous!

  14. Can you please come to Jersey City and build me my dream kitchen? Amazing, gorgeous, classy, and so fresh! Love, love love!

  15. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!! I love everything about it! We remodeled ten years ago and also put in two of everything – easier to feed our big family. Best thing we ever did! Two dishwashers will save your sanity. Wish we’d thought of an ice maker, though…..

    1. Glad you are loving your kitchen. We are so happy we doubled up on everything! Makes life easier:)

  16. Now that you’ve been using your kitchen for awhile, is there anything you wish you had differently? It appears to be so functional, but too large for me and my poor old feet and legs!!!

  17. Yes! Two dishwashers is what I’ve been missing in my life I now know! Congratulations, a dream kitchen and you get to raise your family in your dream home. What a life! 🙂

  18. I am happy for you. It is hard for us who have tight budgets to imagine ever having a place like this to spend time cooking and enjoying family. You must be doing very well with your blog. What was your budget?
    Also, while I find white very stark and clean looking, I also could not ever have white with all the cooking I do. I wonder how you keep it clean or do you have a housekeeper?

    1. Thanks, we saved for our new home and are very blessed that we were able to build our dream kitchen to share with friends and family. The white is actually easy to clean. We cook a lot and we just clean up after. I would rather see the mess so I can clean it up, then have it hidden or blend in.

  19. Beautiful space and beautifully designed! I’m curious as to why you chose to do the end of the one of the islands in what looks like butcher block rather than using Caesarstone for the whole thing, like on the other island. Since you planned everything in such detail, I’m was hoping you could share the reason behind that unique choice.

    1. We wanted a built in surface for slicing, cutting, and chopping. It is nice to have it right there and ready. We also like the look. It breaks up the white a little bit and adds a wood/rustic element.

  20. I can see why it’s your dream kitchen. It is absolutely gorgeous!
    I hope you have many years of family meals and enjoying that beautiful space.

  21. OK but like HOLY MOLY. You absolutely outdid yourself. Dream kitchen doesn’t even begin to describe it. Can’t wait for baking sessions together!!!

  22. This is a beautiful kitchen that could be in just about any design magazine. You have done a wonderful job. Thank you for sharing it with us. Enjoy Enjoy! Gail

    1. Hi Gail-thanks so much! I hope you are doing well. The next time you are in town you will have to come over.

  23. This IS a dream kitchen! I hope you have many many years and wonderful memories in it.  Boy, can you cook up a storm in there! I’m envious of you….two dishwashers! Wish I could join you for some of those cookies but thank
    you for the on-line tour. I’m very happy for your family.

  24. It’s a good thing I’m eating cookies, otherwise I would leave drool all over the kitchen floor! Honestly, that kitchen came together beautifully! The barstools you chose reflect the nature of the kitchen, but I truly love the all-white kitchen!!! You definitely do have a dream kitchen, so dream on!!! Well done!

  25. LOVE it! Reminds me a little of our renovated kitchen. 🙂 Seeing your white cabinets makes me want to repaint ours (ours are cream). Enjoy your beautiful new home and stunning kitchen!!

  26. This is so gorgeous!! Were you able to build a special spot to take all your recipe photographs? Looks like a dream to cook in 🙂

  27. Love it! So happy for you and your family! I will be looking for more fabulous cookies made in this kitchen……can’t wait!

  28. It is just beautiful! I love the white cabinets and the exposed beams look great against the white. Stunning! I have a couple of questions re: refrigerators. Do you have some sort of organization system so you’re not constantly going back and forth looking for butter or eggs? (Like dairy in one, veggies in the other?) Also, why did you go with one stainless and the other with the panels to match the cabinets? Would love to hear your thought process or how you decided that. I just would never have thought to not get two of the same.

    1. Yes, I keep my baking needs in the fridge by the baking station…butter, eggs, milks, etc. In the back fridge we keep fruits, veggies, condiments, every day eats, etc. We wanted one stainless French door fridge for trays for entertaining. We like the paneled fridge in the back because it blends in with the cabinets.

    2. Thanks so much for the explanation! I love the organization of it all – it would be so amazing to have a fridge just for baking (although let’s be real, with the exception of milk and bread, that’s pretty much all I have in my fridge!)

  29. Absolutely fabulous!!! There is not one thing I don’t like, your decorating is beautiful. Good job!!! I can smell the cookies baking

  30. Beautiful. Just perfect.
    Well done on such a project! My fiancé and I can’t wait to save up for 
    our own dream kitchen one day 😉

  31. It is indeed a dream kitchen.
    A lot of space, I can imagine the kids running around and friends sitting to chat while the food is being cooked 🙂
    Congratulations on achieving your dream.
    Kind regards from Lisbon, Portugal

  32. Congrats on the beautiful kitchen…you must be so excited. One day I hope to have my dream kitchen as well 🙂 I see you have two refrigerators plus a Panel Ready Fridge/Freezer Drawers. So essentially 3 fridges in the kitchen! Never seen that…I guess it’s better than having an extra fridge in the garage or basement!

    1. Yes, we designed the space so we wouldn’t have to go to the garage or basement. It is nice having all of the storage right in the kitchen.

  33. OH WOW….it looks like something you see in a magazine. I can understand why you will be spending so much time in your kitchen. congratulations.

  34. Wow. Well done! I’d like to know how the 2 islands are working out for you -do you love it and can’t imagine your life without? Or, does one ever seem to get in the way of the work flow of the kitchen? We are in the process of designing our future dream home and have considered a similar layout to your kitchen. Please let me know your thoughts!

  35. It’s everything I thought it would be and more!!! So spacious! Such great organization of work space and beauty! You guys and all that worked with you did an outstanding job! Well worth the tortuous wait . . . . . .
    I love it!!!!

  36. Your kitchen is positively GORGEOUS! I can understand why you want to spend all of your time there!!

  37. Hi Maria,
    We are building a new home. I am curious about your double ovens. Are you satisfied with their performance? i I do a lot of cooking and baking, same as you.

  38. Hi, I absolutely LOVE your kitchen!! I’m in the process of designing ours, and I’m wondering if you could share the approximate dimensions of your kitchen space? Our layout is quite similar in terms of wall space and where the table would go, etc. so I’m trying to see if I could replicate something similar! Thanks so much!!

  39. Amazing! What a delightful place to cook, gather and even clean! Blessings to you. Thanks for all the great recipes!

  40. I love how open it looks! My biggest issue with my galley kitchen is just how trapped I feel, I bet yours feels super breathable and open. #kitchengoals 

  41. Ben Blackwelder did my kitchen cabinets almost 5 years ago. He is an artist for sure. Our kitchens are similar in look. Thanks for sharing.

  42. So cool!!  I’ve picked out those same pendants for my new kitchen, except in the zinc color!  Great minds think alike. 

    1. I actually think white is easier to keep clean. It is really easy to wipe down.

  43. Great kitchen! Wanted to ask if your  stools are holding up? I love them and thought about getting but had read a lot of complaints that they didn’t last… thanks for the info 

  44. Love your house! We are building and going to use the white subway tile. I was wondering…what color did you use for your grout? White?

    Thank you!

  45. Hello! I love your blog 🙂 I am in the process of custom building and  I want only 1 large dinning space (i.e.- no formal dining and breakfast nook). What are the dimensions on your dinning space? It looks perfect. Thanks!

    1. I thought I had read the floors were Rubio Smoke 5 but now I’m wondering if weathered oak is a stain color?  Love these floors!

  46. I love your new house…especially your kitchen. I am doing a remodel and have real difficulty with size and scale when looking at these beautiful pictures. Would you mind telling me roughly the distance between the farside kitchen wall and the fireplace? I love the idea of 2 “islands”. I love having people in the kitchen when I cook but really need extra counter space for that. Lovely lovely and I bet you are happy to start enjoying.

  47. Love your space!!! We are doing 2 islands in our kitchen also. Could you please share your island sizes? Trying to determine if ours are big enough. Thank you so much! 

  48. Maria & Josh, I love your website. Your house is amazing. What talent you have. You’ve created a beautiful home and you and your family must really enjoy it. Please tell me you have 3 maids that come in every week to keep it clean as I see you have little kids! I wish you all a happy and healthy life in your beautiful home.

  49. This is an absolute dream kitchen and has provided so much inspiration for our new kitchen. I’d like to have enough space for the islands. Would you mind sharing the width of yours? I’m afraid that the ones I have planned are too big. :s

    PS: Love your blog! 🙂

  50. I’m a fan of your kitchen and your recipes!  I know your floors are 5″ white oak select but somewhere it said 5% Rubio monocoat finish and above said Weathered Oak stain.  Do you know which is is?  Whichever, they’re absolutely beautiful!

    1. Do you know what type of finish was applied over the Weathered Oak stain? It appears fairly matte (they’re gorgeous!)

  51. Maria!  Long time reader revisiting your kitchen.  Can you provide more details on your backsplash…is it just a gloss white 3×12? Is it handmade with some “movement” or  “irregularities”? Crackle? Love the look and choosing one for our kitchen.

    Thank you!!!

  52. A dream home indeed, congratulations on this accomplishment. The pictures are quite amazing as well, had to go through them more than once. Beautiful ideas truly came to life here, hard to believe that you did it yourselves, I’m so happy for you.

  53. Just looked at your home, I think it is absolutely fantastic. I am in envy enjoying the tour. Thank you for showing it to all of us & also for giving us so many great recipes to share. LOL

  54. I still love your kitchen everytime I see it. I wanted to see what are the dimensions for your 2 islands. Thanks

  55. Hi! How big is the lower cabinet between your fridge and wall ovens? We will have a similar setup and I’m wondering what size cabinet. Thanks!