San Antonio Kitchen Inspiration

When it came to thinking about remodeling ideas for our “new” kitchen, it was a pretty easy process – I wanted it to look like this!

I had ripped this image out from the March 2010 issue of Better Homes and Gardens – long before I knew I would actually have a chance to remodel a kitchen – I had just saved it as a ‘someday kitchen’. I loved the warm feel, the mix of materials, the color of the cabinets and the look of the pendants. While I couldn’t have the vaulted ceilings and beams (I wish!) in my current kitchen, I wanted to achieve a similar feel.

Maybe not the most creative or original approach to want to copy a single kitchen, but I knew if the final product looked something like that I would not be disappointed. Along the way, I collected other images of kitchens that caught my eye, like this one with an eclectic feel:


In addition to gray cabinets, we knew we wanted some contemporary pendants above the counter. Our current kitchen didn’t have any pendant lighting.




I was pretty sold on having a subway tile backsplash as well. I know it is used a lot but there is something so sleek and (I hope!) timeless about it that I love.


Lastly our kitchen cabinets were calling out for some pretty hardware like these:

The big reveal of how the kitchen turned out is coming soon! (Here is what it previously looked like in case you missed it.)

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      1. I see that one of the colors is called thunderstous by Sherwin-Williams, is that for the upper or the lower? And what is the color of the other cabinets?
        Thank you in advance

        1. Hi Holly – both the upper and lower cabinets are the same color – Thunderous by Sherwin-Williams. The color may vary by the photo due to different lighting conditions. But they are all the same!

    1. We purchased the subway tile from Daltile, but unfortunately I don’t remember the exact color we chose!

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