Custom Arkansas Kitchen

 When the Bates’ were designing their dream home in Arkansas from the ground up, they knew that the kitchen would be one of the most important rooms in the house for their family.

With almost a full wall of windows in the kitchen, Leah Bates kept the design elements bright and airy to complement the natural light that pours in during the day.

 Leah was looking for a light colored, distressed wood to be used in the kitchen as well as throughout the house. Wentworth Courtyard Oak was the perfect fit, especially for a house with active kids, because of its tenacity and how well it masks dirt even in the busiest of homes.

In Leah’s words, “I feel like the flooring is art in itself. We love the imperfections and character that shines through!”

For the backsplash, the Bates chose an American Olean 3 x 6 Beveled Ice White subway tile. “We knew we wanted something timeless and initially thought of plain subway tile. However when we saw the beveled we thought it would ‘dress things up a bit.’ And with the whole wall being tiled, we thought the light would bounce off the angles of the bevel and really show it off. It seriously is like jewelry for our wall. I love it! And of course it is so easy to clean!”

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