White Cottage Farm Kitchen Reno – The Brick Range Cove Begin

This kitchen renovation has been a LONG time coming. It’s been one thing that we at all times knew would come “later”, however we by no means fairly knew precisely when or how. Now we have now been on this home for six years this spring & we renovated this kitchen to make it extra mild, vivid, & fashionable shortly as a result of we began the adoption course of & we needed it to be useful and exquisite earlier than child got here. The gorgeous child has now been in our dwelling for 4 years so it’s thrilling to be making this kitchen what we’ve got at all times dreamed of. The renovations earlier than had been plenty of demo & replacements, however now we’re altering layouts, including partitions, selecting extra everlasting fixtures & supplies, & additionally making it operate how we’ve got discovered we would like it to over the previous 6 years.

The “range cove” earlier than it was built-in:

The range cove after we constructed the shell:

The range cove with the beginning of brick:

How the bricks come packaged:

One factor that we dreamed of was an outdated range. We needed a big range that regarded outdated, was outdated, or was an enormous assertion piece within the kitchen that might be an heirloom piece & final a lifetime. Effectively, we discovered it. Extra on that hunt later & I’m so excited to share, however for now let’s check out this “range cove” as I’ve named it that we constructed to deal with our new range after we put it again collectively. The dream was to have the range surrounded in some form of stone that regarded prefer it belonged with the range 100 years in the past as they might be. We went by means of a journey of selecting stone & we landed on brick from Belden Brick Supply [for all my local friends]. You’ll be able to see extra concerning the brick & choices [HERE] on my Instagram. However we in the end landed on the reclaimed historic bricks which is so becoming for this 1800’s farmhouse & actually helps set the entire tone of our imaginative and prescient for this home. Historic supplies, tons of texture, & a number of character.

The “range cove” progress as of as we speak…

The masons began on this venture proper earlier than the weekend & we are going to more than likely be achieved by the top of the week. They’re working within the “range cove” & we we may also be putting in the brick on the butler pantry flooring as properly to tie it in to the “range cove” that’s situated proper subsequent to it. Despite the fact that we aren’t almost completed with the brick within the “range cove” I needed to share with you just a few issues the masons have achieved to date to make this space seem like it’s at all times been right here whereas utilizing skinny brick materials.

Methods we’re making our brick look historic:

-The masons are utilizing reclaimed brick that we picked out that was eliminated & collected from outdated buildings & then reduce down into skinny brick. Brick title: Chicago reclaimed brick from Pine Corridor brick.

-They’re utilizing the damaged items which are often discarded & mixing them within the sample to get a extra collected look. The masons stated that after they take outdated buildings down that small items had been used so there wasn’t any waste. I really like the look!

– The masons added a “nailer board” as we’re all calling it on the again wall in between the brick in one of many rows so that we’ll have a wooden piece to hold issues on like artwork, utensils, & extra. Properties & buildings 100 years in the past had these boards within the brick to hold issues on & for assist so this board is becoming on this area & will probably be so helpful.

-They’re wrapping the brick across the corners, ledges, & extra to present the looks of the particular measurement of bricks. extra on that later.

Just some updates & pictures right here, however I will probably be again quickly with extra of the “range cove” & butler pantry brick progress. I’m so excited for this kitchen renovation & really can’t wait to share the method with you as we pour our hearts & souls into this home. Thanks for being her alongside that journey & for stopping in to see what we’re as much as day by day. xx