AListBaby Loves: The Home Depot

This year has been a whirlwind of activity and fun. In addition to all of the flurry of fun a baby brings into the house, we have also decided to build a home here in Dallas. And that means many decisions. Thankfully, I adore design, so it has been a really good experience for me. And the most exciting room has been our kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of the home. We wanted to something bright, clean, and fresh. We like the look of this kitchen we previewed, above. For all of you considering a DIY project, I say, dive right in! You can get a lot of ideas from inspirational photos. The Home Depot website has some amazing ideas. Go with your gut! Put ideas from different photos together to create your dream space. Do not be afraid of color. You only live once. You can change things in years to come. I believe you should LOVE what you choose today. Here is a list of my must-haves. Everyone has their own unique style, and that is what makes this fun!

1.) White cabinets. I wanted cabinets with a raised surface, not flat. I wanted a modern feel, with a bright white finish. Clean lines were a must. I believe cabinets really make the kitchen. They are the dominant feature of the room. Whether you are re-painting, re-staining, or getting a whole new set, I think the most consideration should be given to your cabinets.

2.) Quartz countertops. I love the look of marble, but I do not love the maintenance. I do not want to have to worry about staining the surfaces, this is especially important with a little one around. So after some research, we decided quartz was best.

3.) Subway tile backsplash. I love this classic look for a backsplash. And I like a slightly glossy finish…and definitely a beveled edge.

Below is a look at some of our kitchen finishes. You can see that we love white, and we love the look of marble.

As I mentioned, the cabinets were by far the biggest decision. Checking out The Home Depot really makes sense when looking for cabinets, because they have so many choices that you are able to find exactly what you want to make your dream kitchen a reality. With Replace, Reface and Renew kitchen cabinet capabilities, you have the flexibility of finding an option that suits your lifestyle and budget.

I am crazy about cabinet organizers. I had to do pull-out shelves, deep drawers for pots, and organizers for cookie sheets. We decided on pull-out drawers for the trash, as well as spice drawers. It is really fun to customize your cabinets.

We look forward to getting all settled in and organized in our new kitchen. We hope to give some thought to the set-up process. I want to amp up my organization in 2014! With a little one, it seems like the days FLY by! The little details like putting your spices in a perfectly organized drawer, or having your cookie sheets lined up in a cabinet organizer, can really bring a smile to your face on a busy day.


Replace, Reface, ReNew are three options available ONLY at The Home Depot.  Replace allows for full transformation of your kitchen cabinets with an array of choices from top brands.  Reface is a perfect option to update your cabinets without a major renovation.  And lastly, ReNew is ideal for consumers who want to give their existing cabinets a facelift without major disruptions and cost. And to complete your kitchen project, The Home Depot is your one stop shop for countertops, sinks, appliances, backsplashes and lighting.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by The Home Depot via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of The Home Depot.

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