Our Transitional Kitchen Reveal

It’s been a couple months since we finished our new kitchen, but you know how it is, life gets in the way. For the most part natural lighting hasn’t been totally right because my kitchen faces west. That means I have to wait till afternoon for good sunlight and we’ve also been having lots of rain this season. Although there were plenty of sunny days in between I regressed to do other things, like going out to take good outfit photos for content instead…

Anyway, I hope you enjoy what we’ve done. You can take a peek at what my kitchen looked like before the remodel here. My inspiration for a white kitchen was an obvious one. I needed a change from the basic builder’s oak style so I scoured through Pinterest for ideas. I came up with a myriad of kitchen designs and ideas and made a list of some favorites for quick reference. No two homes are ever alike and here’s my rendition of a Transitional White Kitchen.

Transitional Kitchens mix traditional white cabinetry with modern stainless steel appliances and fixtures. The result is a crisp, clean kitchen with simple yet stylish appeal, right up my alley. Although my absolute perfect kitchen would’ve had marble countertops, having a large family means an incredibly busy kitchen so we risk staining the stone, instead we chose the less maintenance and super durable surface of granite.

We chose TIMBERLAKE Sierra Vista in Linen cabinetry for our remodel project. The Sierra Vista collection is a high end pick made of solid wood with a sophisticated design, furniture quality mortise-and-tenon construction and extra-wide 3″ frames surrounding a raised center panel. The raised panels and lines design lends a detailed look that works so well with a minimalistic approach.

 I picked this fabulous Benjamin Moore London Fog 1541 paint color for the kitchen and I swear it is THE perfect kitchen color out there! It enhances the white cabinetry perfectly while changing subtly with lighting. One afternoon while blasting George Michael favorites my daughter and I made it a fun activity of painting the kitchen together. In the old kitchen we had large dark chandeliers (you can see here) that at the time were nice but weren’t gonna jive with the new theme. I love to incorporate modern and vintage pieces (a grandmillenial style) in my decor but also with a nautical theme and these nickle finish pendant globes lend that exact touch. I found them to be simple and stylish and blended great with the overall design I was aiming for. The pendant collection offers three lights pendants (over the island) and the smaller two lights pendants (over the main sink) options. When we originally built the house we designed our kitchen floor plan with a simple but highly functional flow. Because of this we didn’t have to undertake any new construction for the remodel, no walls to remove or put up. We literally ripped everything out and replaced them with new items.

Perhaps the biggest change was installing the large hood over the stove and opening up the cooking area. It has beautiful layers of molding making it quite the statement piece. We also shifted the stove slightly to the left giving me additional prep space on the right. It also made sense to place the two-basket garbage drawer in that area to minimize traffic.Originally we had tumbled two-tone marble tiled backsplash that got hideous over time. Replacing the backsplash with Carrara marble subway tiles was the way to go. We customized the stove’s backsplash with a beautiful marble chevron design all the way up the wall surrounding the hood and cooking area for a complete custom look.

Another big change we made was removing the microwave completey from the stove area. I love the open range with the hood. Insteas we now have a microwave drawer which is practical and aesthetically pleasing. It’s also closer to the kitchen nook which is perfect for the kids to heat serve. Not having stools or chairs by the island continues a clutter free minimalist look. I wish I had sitting there but He’s completely against it because he rather free up running space for Coco and traffic. But I have my eyes on these fabulous stools which I’m hoping to convince him we should get… For a busy kitchen like mine, having double bowl sinks in the main area is a must and I wouldn’t change it for the world. The sink to the right is much larger and deeper, perfect for my bigger cooking items.

The main sink and the bar island sink adorn these gorgeous stainless spouts by KRÄUS from the Oletto collection. In keeping with a minimalist look, the single handle faucets are chic, smooth and perfect. I’m in love with our new super capacity French door fridge! Unfortunately this model is no longer available but I’ll link a similar one at the bottom of the post. This thing is insane with so many awesome features. It’s a 28 cu. foot fridge which is the perfect size for our big family and holds all the items in an incredibly organized fashion.

The gorgeous Amerock handles from the Davenport collection in satin nickel finish were a perfect pick for the cabinetry. I love the simplicity of these handles and how they add another touch of modern vintage accent to the kitchen.The coffee/wine bar is conveniently located next to the fridge. I absolutely love having this area completely separate from the main spaces. I’ve since replaced my little Keurig with the amazing Breville Barista Touch Espresso Machine and it fits perfectly! I have it everything I need right next to it creating the perfect coffee station! The drawer underneath holds all kinds of coffee and wine accessories, tea pots, dessert plates and drinking condiments.My Super Easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe will follow soon!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this virtual tour of my kitchen. Next room on the chopping block is the family room, stay tuned!

Thank you so much for visiting. Feel free to leave a comment or if you have questions on any of the products I’ve linked just ask away. Also, don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (major thanks if you already do!) for more of my lifestyle posts that sometimes don’t make it here or on Pinterest for more inspo pins!


  1. Susan
    03/02/2019 / 9:38 am

    Do you find it hard to operate the microwave when it is so low? How can you even see the control buttons? My husband and I are both rather tall. Do you think this would be a problem for us?

    Your kitchen is really lovely! Thanks for sharing it and explaining so many aspects of it.

    • Rosa Diana
      03/03/2019 / 9:58 am

      No, not at all. It’s actually very convenient. I love having it in the island. If you’re both tall perhaps keep an above range microwave or double oven. There are many options for a low placed microwave that have drawer like pull instead of the the traditional door opening as well.

  2. Barbara
    03/20/2019 / 7:15 am

    I love your granite! Can you give me the name of the supplier? I know I would need to purchase through an installer but I would like to see it in person.

    • Rosa Diana
      03/27/2019 / 11:01 am

      We went to the supplier warehouse in Massachusetts and picked out two slats. I don’t know the name of the warehouse since we visited once and I didn’t write it down but I’m sure if you look for ‘Viscon White’ granite you should be able to find suppliers in your area.

      • Renee Sloope
        05/11/2020 / 10:29 am

        Hello, I also love the granite, and I live in MA…. do you remember the town by chance you went to? Beautiful kitchen!!

  3. Ashley
    03/26/2019 / 10:57 pm

    Gorgeous! Please let us know the granite name – it’s wonderful!!

    • Rosa Diana
      03/27/2019 / 10:59 am

      it’s called Viscon White

  4. Nicole
    04/12/2019 / 9:57 am

    The granite is Viscant White. I chose the same one for our kitchen remodel. Love the veining in it. Your kitchen is gorgeous and so are you! 💗

  5. Betsy
    06/15/2019 / 7:22 pm

    I absolutely love your kitchen & have used several of your ideas as inspiration for my current (ongoing) kitchen rehab! Unfortunately my granite countertops came today and they have these “cranberry spots” ALL OVER them. I’m sick! Sooo, it’s back to the drawing board which is a huge setback. Do you mind sharing what kind of granite you have? It’s lovely and very much what i “thought” I was getting. 🤦🏼‍♀️

  6. Anonymous
    06/15/2019 / 7:23 pm

    Sorry! Didn’t see the above comments! Obviously I’m a mess! Thanks for the info!

  7. Sharlet D Read
    06/25/2019 / 7:00 pm

    I see you have a double oven range. What brand is it?

    • Anonymous
      06/25/2019 / 8:49 pm

      All of the appliances are SAMSUNG.

  8. Emy
    09/25/2019 / 8:00 am

    How do you manage having your refrigerator next to the wall … Is it difficult to open the right hand door or pull out the drawers inside the fridge?

    • Rosa Diana
      10/02/2019 / 8:08 am

      not at all. the wall opening was created to fit the fridge without hindering doors.

  9. Pam Spring
    09/25/2019 / 8:03 am

    Hi! I am doing a very similar color scheme in my kitchen in a new build. We have chosen granite for our countertops as well. I LOVE your granite! Do you recall the name of the granite? Thank you!

    • Anonymous
      09/25/2019 / 8:07 am

      I’m so sorry! I should have taken the time to read the previous comments! My eye has actually gone to the Viscont White on several occasions, so no wonder I LOVE yours! We’re hoping that a batch will come in, before we need it, that will have the markings that we’re looking for!

  10. Christina
    09/29/2019 / 10:23 pm

    Our kitchens are extremely similar BUT I love your lights more! Are you willing to share where I can find them?

    • Rosa Diana
      10/02/2019 / 8:09 am

      lights and other kitchen items are linked throughout the post.

  11. Joanna
    10/02/2019 / 7:58 am

    Beautiful kitchen. How are the marble tiles when it comes to maintenance? Especially above the stove top? Are they easy to clean there?
    Thank you,

    • Rosa Diana
      10/02/2019 / 8:11 am

      marble stains easily and are high maintenance. I love them so much but they require constant care, which is why I’m glad we didn’t do the countertops with marble. the tiles above the stove are already staining and I try to keep them as clean as possible. it’s a choice…

      • Liz tibbetts
        04/08/2020 / 1:38 pm

        Seal them! But I was wondering what color the granite it- I love it and we are putting in new countertops.

  12. Dorothy Gelormino
    11/26/2019 / 5:32 am

    Do you have 8ft ceilings? I wanted similar hood over range. Thank you, beautiful kitchen.

  13. Ashley
    01/27/2020 / 10:26 pm

    Where did you get the tiles for your back splash and what is the name of them?

  14. Anonymous
    04/14/2020 / 12:15 pm


    Which tile did you use for the back splash?

    • Alli
      05/09/2022 / 11:20 am

      I have the same granite in my kitchen! I love your backsplash! What is it?

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