One Room Challenge – Week 1

Hello, everyone!

We can’t believe it’s already time for this new One Room Challenge! For those of you who are not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it is the brain-child of the wonderful Linda at Calling It Home; the goal is to complete a room in 6 weeks, with a weekly blog update. Not only is this a great motivator to staying on schedule, but we love seeing all the other projects. The ORC is basically 6 weeks of design inspiration, in a very supportive community. We love it, and we’re so happy we get to be a part of it again!


This time around, we are doing a kitchen. It may seem crazy to renovate a kitchen in 6 weeks, but we love the challenge. We did a kitchen/dining room two ORCs ago (you can check it out here), and we think we’re better prepared this time around. Because the timing is so tight, we’ve already done demolition and ordered the cabinets. We’ve also moved a door that leads to the backyard. Those things can take a while, and last year we learned that it’s better to have some extra time in case something goes wrong. So here are some pictures of what the kitchen looked like initially:



And here is what it looks like now:


As you guys can see, we decided to open up a wall and create a larger space. We’ll be going over the floor plans next week, but we’re so excited with the potential for this room.

Our awesome, wonderful clients wanted the kitchen to be an open, bright space with lots of storage, an extra seating area on top of the island, and a place for a TV. We love that by opening up that wall, we have the space to give them all of this without making this space feel cramped. Here are some inspiration pictures that show what kind of kitchen we’re going for:







We have so many ideas for this kitchen, and we’re so happy we get to do a One Room Challenge with this project!!! We know at some point over the next few weeks we’re going to go crazy and look back and think how insane it was to do a kitchen ORC, but as of right now, we’re thrilled!

We can’t wait to see the amazing projects all other ORC participants are working on! Make sure to check out the featured designers, as well as the guest participants for some amazing design 🙂

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53 thoughts on “One Room Challenge – Week 1

  1. You have me swooning at all your inspiration! What a dream kitchen this will be once you’re finished! I’m always inspired by your design and hard work! WOW, you’ve accomplished a lot already; can’t wait to see the transformation! Let’s do this! Sarah


  2. Wow, that is a LOT to do in 6 weeks. The inspirational photos look amazing. I think this is going to look great. I will follow along.
    This is my first challenge and I am doing my children’s bedroom. I am really excited about it. Good Luck!


  3. Oh wow there is SO much potential with that kitchen. I can not wait to see it transform, you have stunning inspiration photos so I am STOKED. Kitchen design is one of my favorites so this is such an exciting challenge.

    Good luck!

    Lauren | Lovely Decor


  4. Thanks for stopping by, I may be tweaking some of my ideas, but your right I do have a shabby chic thing going on, but I love the Morrocan fabric on those chairs in your design page. Your place will look dazzling.


  5. Oh my word! I don’t know which choice I would rather have in all of the design images!!! I looked at your link from last year and the work you designed was just amazing! I could not believe it was the same spaces. I am sure this new project is going to be one of a kind, too:)


  6. Oh wow! I am not sure which of the inspirational photos to like most! I am sure this is going to be amazing! I looked at the one you did last year, and wow! I could not believe they were the same spaces:)


    1. Kitchen renovations are tricky!! But if you have a good cabinetmaker, which I am blessed with😅😂 (also we ordered the cabinets mid March) it can be done:) this is my second one, so I know which pitfalls to avoid. Would love to see your kitchen!! Is it on your blog? Thanks for stopping by. Rajni


  7. This is going to be amazing! Can’t wait to follow along and see it come together! The inspo pictures are awesome! We’re also doing a kitchen that we’ve started remodeling but you’re much braver than us. 🙂 Good luck you all will do awesome.


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