#OneRoomChallenge 6: Pre-Reveal – Chicago Urban Kitchen Remodel

November 9th, 2017  |  City: Chicago | Published in Host with the Most, Host with the Most  |  4 Comments

Chicago Urban Kitchen Remodel Sink and Island

That’s right, I got up on the shiny new island for an aerial shot of our galley kitchen complete with farm sink, cabinetry, countertops, and wood sightings.

Guys and Gals! This #oneroomchallenge is a lesson in patience because I’m ready to reveal our full kitchen remodel! But, hold your horses with us for one more week! That patience came in handy during the remodel too, but man, was it worth it! While we will show the full picture next week, I decided if you’ve stuck with us through our remodel blog posts over the past 6 weeks, you should get bigger previews of sections of our kitchen! And, I stood up on the island for an aerial shot, so that should definitely be featured for your viewing pleasure (above). See more below and imagine it’s all put together for a fully functioning, storage-containing, simple and clean condo kitchen.

Also, I just became aware of this awesome home design digital video network: Home Love Network, who is partnering with Calling it Home and HouseBeautiful magazine. They are remodeling and giving away a house, which is pretty cool! We kind of want our kitchen to be featured on their network – just a little bit…


Check out our built in microwave in our island, with built-in pantry to the left (you can’t even tell)!



Here’s the closest thing to our full kitchen reveal – highlights include full marble small tile backsplash and farm sink.

Don’t forget, here’s what our kitchen used to look like – pretty cool transformation, we’d say!

Chicago Condo Kitchen - Before Remodel

Downtown Chicago Condo Before Remodel

Who’s ready for the full picture next week? We are!! Oh yeah, and we’re getting married next week too! After a remodel and planning a wedding, we’re ready to party!



  1. Denise says:

    November 9th, 2017 at 10:58 am (#)

    Looks great! Love the backsplash! We are also renovating our kitchen but aren’t ready yet to reveal…so much pressure! I’ll check back next week to see the final reveal!

  2. TheRebecca says:

    November 9th, 2017 at 11:05 am (#)

    Thanks, Denise! The backsplash surprised us too when we saw it in the tile store – white subway is so popular but since our space is small, we decided smaller tiles would be more proportionate and loved the variance in the grey tones to give a little earthiness to the crisp white cabinets. Good luck with your last week – I will check out your reveal!

  3. Libbie says:

    November 10th, 2017 at 7:01 pm (#)


    I LOVE the tile you choose. Would you mind sharing the source? I will check back next week to see your reveal. Kudo’s!

  4. TheRebecca says:

    November 10th, 2017 at 10:20 pm (#)

    Libby – thank you so much for reading and for the awesome compliment! We love our backsplash tile too – just enough unique texture and the smaller size of the tiles was just perfect for our space. We found it at The Tile Shop in Chicago: https://www.tileshop.com. Looking forward to following your mud room renovation also!

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