At Home with Baby Gizmo Episode Four – The Kitchen

Congratulations to our giveaway winner –

Ariel M

Welcome to the heart of the home – the kitchen! It’s time for Episode Four of At Home with Baby Gizmo and we are taking you inside the Baby Gizmo kitchen!

Our home has an open floor plan with the family room opening up into the eat-in kitchen. The kitchen table is a large table from Ashley Furniture that we’ve had for over 2 years that has held up wonderfully with my three crazy kids. NOTE: I always make them use placemats when eating at the table so that I can prevent as many scratches as I can.


We chose a trendy but traditional kitchen (is that possible?!?) with two different colored cabinets. The majority of the cabinets in the kitchen are antique white while the large, center island is a dark chocolate brown.



We have a dark hardwood throughout our first floor including our kitchen. Since it has that “hand scraped” appearance, it is perfect for a family with kids as it is durable and you won’t obsess about every little scratch or mark. The flooring we have is a Shaw Nottoway Hickory in the “Stonehenge” color by Shaw Floors.

shaw floors


The counter tops throughout the kitchen are a grey speckled granite with an eased edge (there are MANY edges to choose from with granite!)  in the color “Azul Platino.” Instead of the ever popular two sided sink, I decided to mix things up a bit and go for the one big “farmer’s sink” option and I love it. Big enough to clean pots and pans or even to soak the bowl of the Crockpot with no problem.

The backsplash in the kitchen is a natural marble Emser Tile and installed in a Versailles Pattern Mosaic laid straight.

kitchen sink


The island stools that tuck underneath the counter top are the 24″ Spin Counter Stool by Crate and Barrel. If you decide to get these stools, make sure to measure your island height! We bought the 30″ stools first because they didn’t look that tall in the store but when we got them home, they were WAY TOO TALL and you couldn’t even sit up to the island on them. The 24″ stools are perfect for our island whether a child or adult is sitting on them.

Crate and Barrel Spin Stools


Our kitchen is stocked with Whirlpool appliances. We have a French Door Refrigerator, a double oven, dishwasher, 5-burner stovetop and a microwave.

Whirlpool appliances

Since I insisted on a double oven (and that is usually where the microwave goes – above the oven!), I had to settle with my microwave being in my island. While it is lower and takes some getting used to, we don’t mind it. It’s NOT the best choice for a family with toddlers though. Good thing my five year old knows not to play with it!

whirlpool microwave


Above the kitchen table, we have a North Park Collection 8-Light Brushed Nickel Chandelier and above the island are two Piedmont pendant lights.


The kitchen has two tall windows by the kitchen table and one smaller window above the sink.  We again turned to to help us ultimately decide on Simplicity Shutters to match the rest of the 1st floor windows. We absolutely LOVE these Simplicity Shutters and can’t say enough good things about them. If you think you can’t install shutters yourself, you haven’t seen the Simplicity Shutters yet because yes you can! We even recruited grandma to help! Yes, they are so easy to put up that even grandma can do it!

Simplicity Shutters

The shutters took less than 30 minutes to install all three and they look amazing! SHOP the Simplicity Shutters HERE.

Simplicity Shutters


So, that’s it! You’ve seen the amazing Baby Gizmo kitchen! Stay tuned for Episode Five in 2 weeks (on Thursday, November 13 at 9:00am EST on our YouTube channel) when we take a look into my office.

To celebrate Episode Four and the fact that it is still Window Safety Month (at least for the next two days!), we are doing a GIVEAWAY!! Woot! Woot!


One lucky winner will receive a $200 gift card to get them started with fabulous window treatments for their home!



What’s up for grabs:

One (1) $200 Gift Card

HOW TO ENTER: Rafflecopter is back for this one but we are making it SUPER EASY to enter! Only one mandatory entry and the rest are optional entries. You can do them if you want or not. Giveaway starts now and ends at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, November 4 , 2014. US only! (Sorry, Canada!) But let us warn you – if you want the extra entries, make sure you actually do the entries! If you click on “leave a blog comment” on the Rafflecopter widget – make sure you actually leave a blog comment. We check! If you don’t do the actual entry – it doesn’t count! You won’t win. We’ll both be sad.

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*Disclosure: Thanks to for sponsoring our “At Home with Baby Gizmo” video series.


  1. Love the kitchen and am VERY jealous!!

    My favorite thing to make is pretty much anything with my kids or anything that they love. Currently they’re loving carne asada street tacos.

  2. I love your kitchen! I love cooking just about anything but I just live the smell of bacon on a Saturday morning! We just moved into a great house but oh my are the vertical blinds TERRIBLE!!! I would love love love to replace them with something more modern (like from this century! Ha) fingers crossed!

  3. My favorite thing to make is memories! Corny, but true. I also love to make chicken tikka masala. And bake cookies and brownies.

  4. I love to make anything breakfast! I’m a home daycare provider and cook A LOT for the kiddos! Ha! Today we had French Toast bake w/raisins & sausage baked in. Yummy!

  5. I love to cook, so I honestly can’t say what my favorite thing is. I love many new recipes, and cooking during the holidays. Recently caramelized walnuts, pears, figs. Thai yellow curry, zuccini pasta with lemon garic butter shrimp, seared scallops, roasted brussel sprouts.

  6. everyone here has their own Fav, my Fav is simple old peanut butter and jelly sandwich…I’ll even substitute banana or apple slices for jelly

  7. Reservations. Har har. I am not a huge fan of cooking but I love baking. My best recipe is probably smores pie and it is quite easy!

  8. Hmmm… I love to cook/make/bake lots of tasty things… I guess my current favorite thing to make in the kitchen is my lemon cornmeal cake.

  9. Gorgeous kitchen, And so big! Living in Brooklyn that type of kitchen is a dream. 🙂 I love to bake banana cake in my kitchen. I have some just out of the oven now!

  10. Woops, totally read that wrong. My favorite thing to make in my kitchen would be cupcakes! Those are always so much fun. Thanks Baby Gizmo!

  11. The favorite thing about my kitchen is the lighting. It’s a really old kitchen that reallly needs a makeover. Thanks so much for this giveaway Baby Gizmo!

  12. I love your island in the darker color, my hope is someday when we can buy our own house to have a great island to act as the center of our home!

  13. What a great contest! I love to bake in my kitchen, and the prize would make it possible to make my kitchen more pleasant and pretty to work in.

  14. I LOVE your kitchen back splash!!! You have the most gorgeous kitchen! My husband loves all things white so this would be a dream kitchen for him 🙂

  15. I love making family meals in the kitchen. There’s just something about knowing your family is going to enjoy the same meal together that makes me smile.

  16. I love to cook so I love being in the kitchen. My kitchen is out dated though so I could use a kitchen make over. I’m just in love with your kitchen.

  17. My favorite thing to make in the kitchen is Beef stroganoff from scratch. It’s my best meal 🙂 but I like making new things, I’m still learning haha!

  18. I am not a very good cook, but I can bake! I love baking chocolate cupcakes with vanilla pudding filling and vanilla icing! So good!

  19. Before kids, I loved to bake. Now I seem to get too distracted and burn things! I do still love making cakepops, but it requires hubby to be home. Otherwise, the crockpot is best!

  20. Your kitchen is so beautiful, I’m very jealous! Someday I hope to have a house that has a gorgeous kitchen like that. Right now I’ll be content to bake my cookies with my boys in my tiny condo’s kitchen 🙂

  21. Favorite thing to make…hard to decide! I love making meals in the kitchen when my 2 1/2 year old daughter is helping. She is amazing to watch as she is learning and eager to help! Although we both enjoy anything that has chocolate in it the most! 🙂

  22. Gorgeous kitchen it looks amazing. I love the color of the flooring with the contrast to the cabinets, very fresh. My favorite thing to make right now is smoked Brisket, it smells amazing all day while it’s cooking and tastes yummy when served at dinner.


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