At Home with Baby Gizmo Episode Four – The Kitchen

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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.

CABINETS

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.

kitchen

FLOORING

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

SINK, COUNTER TOPS AND BACKSPLASH

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

ISLAND STOOLS

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

APPLIANCES

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

LIGHTING

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

WINDOW COVERINGS

The kitchen has two tall windows by the kitchen table and one smaller window above the sink.  We again turned to Blinds.com 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!

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

 

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What’s up for grabs:

One (1) $200 Blinds.com 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 Blinds.com for sponsoring our “At Home with Baby Gizmo” video series.

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Baby Gizmo founder Hollie Schultz is the proud mom of three adorable kids. This certified CPS (Child Passenger Safety) Tech and baby gear expert is the host of the Baby Gizmo video reviews giving moms the inside look at baby products before they purchase them. Hollie is also the co-author of The Baby Gizmo Buying Guide. A former resident of Los Angeles, she and her family now live in North Carolina where she is having a blast designing and decorating her new home.

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Cheryl Ryan
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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.

Joanna Reed
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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!

Adrianna Simms
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Enchilada Casserole!

Amber Walsh
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We love making desserts!!

Katrina Touchet
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My favorite thing to cook in my kitchen is cookies!

Courtney
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carrot cake!

Jennifer Hetrick
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Cookies!

Sarah H.
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No fancy kitchen gadgets required but my favorite thing to make in the kitchen is a big bowl of ice cream!

Wendi S
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I love making chocolate chip cookies. I love the smell and love the gooey chocolate.

SHEA FOGERTY
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Love the kitchen, it looks very similar to my own. We actually love our microwave hidden in the island.

Marika Gochiashvili
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coffee every morning.

Penni
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I love roasting portobello mushrooms and stuffing them with brown-rice risotto with sun-dried tomatoes and parmesan cheese!

carol clark
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i love making banana bread its our fav in our family

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roast wth all the fixings

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