Friday, July 13, 2012

Kitchen, part 1
{ PURE Beach Dream Home, posts #5 }

It has been a busy week, but what else is new!  Here is a peak at the start of our Beach Home kitchen design.  Some elements that I have to have:

  • Open shelving, which saves on our cabinet allowance plus I love the look.
  • White cabinets in a clean shaker style
  • Gray counter tops, hoping for quartz if we can fit it in our budget.

I will be adding color with custom pendant shades - in my fabrics of course - I can't wait to share this!!  The floors with be a rustic grade natural maple.  The kitchen is on the second floor with great views, a lot of windows, and a spacious deck - the ceilings are vaulted so it will feel big and airy.  It will be a BEAUTIFUL room!

I've been collecting Kitchen Inspiration for awhile on pinterest Here are a few of my favorites.

{ Source: via PURE on Pinterest }

{ Source: via PURE on Pinterest }

The kitchen is along one wall and has a huge 11 foot long island!
{ 2nd floor great room with kitchen }

Up against the wall we will have a range, hood, refrigerator, open shelving, and pantry.  The range is in the exact middle of the room, and the modern range hood will have a chimney all the way up the vault - this will be very dramatic.

{ elevation showing the wall with the range and hood }

{ dollhouse diagram showing vault }

The island will have trash/recycle, dishwasher, sink, and microwave.  It is 42 inches deep and 11 feet long, seating for at least 5.  I love how the kitchen is part of the family room - a great place to hang out and entertain.

{ island elevation }

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Bathrooms, part 1
{ PURE Beach Dream Home, posts #4 }

I have been planning the interior of our beach home for several years.  I'm always changing my mind!  For simplicity I'm keeping all the tile and fixtures the same in every bathroom - I will be adding color with paint and art in part 2.  I love classic white subway tile and a modern dark gray tile floor.  To save in cost we are doing pedestal sinks - I will add storage ideas in part 2.  All our fixtures are chrome - I love the shine, plus it is less expensive than the brushed finish.

I found some inspiration on pinterest I will of course be adding some color, which will make each bathroom unique. We have 3 bathrooms - see the floor plan here.

{ Source: via PURE on Pinterest }

I found some wonderful (and affordable) tile!  I love the 12" x 24" dark gray tile - It is exactly what I was looking for at the right price!  The bright white subway tile is thicker than what I found at Home Depot and made in the USA, which is a plus!
{ 12 x 24 inch dark gray floor tile }

{ 3 x 6 inch bright white subway tile }

It took me a while to find a rectangular pedestal sink in our budget.  This one is different because the bowl is oval, and it is $100s cheaper than the others I found.  We are only doing pedestal sinks in all our bathroom, because we love the look, and also because we save on cabinets!  I know storage will be an issue (I'll tackle this later) but when on vacation do you need a lot of storage??

{ square pedestal sink }

A 1.28 gallons per flush toilet!!  Saving water!

{ Kohler 1.28gpf toilet }

Love the square shape of these faucets.  Really love the 1.5 gallons per minute shower head - saving more water!
{ Delta sink faucet }

{ Delta tub faucet }

{ Delta shower faucet - H2OKinetic, 1.5gpm }

Simple vanity lights and towel bars - square shape yet again!

{ vanity lights }

{ towel bar }

That is it for today - Enjoy your 4th of July!


(I'm still looking for the best deals - I'll keep you posted)
  • Dark gray tile:  $1.99 per sqft Uptown Antracite Porcelain Tile (Floor and Decor)
  • White subway tile:  $1.52 per sqft Ultra Bright White Ceramic Subway Tile (Floor and Decor)
  • Square pedestal sink:  $192 Premier Union Square (efaucets)
  • Toilet:  $186 Kohler Wellworth elongated, 1.28 gpf (
  • Faucets:  Delta Dryden Collection in Chrome 
    • Shower:  $125 Delta T17251-H2O, H2OKinetic, 1.5gpm (efaucets)
    • Sink:  $155 Delta 551-DST (efaucets)
    • Tub:  $139 Delta T7251 (efaucets)
  • Vanity Light: $72  Progress Lighting P2738-09 (amazon)
  • Towel bars: $16 Design House 533034 (