You probably know by now that I LOVE to cook! If you follow my on Instagram (@TheRealLailaAli) you see all of the cooking videos and photos that I share. Not only have I competed on The Food Network’s hit show Chopped and won twice, I simply enjoy preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family at home. When my husband and I bought the house we currently live in, I felt that the kitchen was nice, but wasn’t my style. I knew that I would renovate the space eventually.
When I did my cookbook shoot for Food for Life, I photographed the cover in my neighbor’s kitchen. She had just remodeled her house and the kitchen turned out beautifully. I was inspired by how open and airy her new kitchen was.
That day I decided, it was time to finally go for it and remodel my favorite room in the house! I knew that I wanted white cabinets and white countertops. I had looked at countless photos of kitchens on Pinterest and in design magazines, so I had a pretty clear idea of the look I wanted. I definitely wanted to go with a material on my counters that was not only beautiful, but practical for an avid cook with young kids. Quartz was the answer for me! I love that it has the look of marble without the upkeep and concern for stains. I asked my contractor friends where I should go to source my backsplash and I ended up at Pental Quartz. There were so many beautiful selections that it was overwhelming, but I knew what I was looking for so I ended up going with Pental Quartz Misterio!
I picked every detail in my kitchen; the cabinets, hardware, backsplash, light fixtures, faucets, etc. I am so happy that I finally renovated my kitchen because I get happy every time I walk in now! There is nothing like walking into a space that you envisioned and created exactly the way you wanted it to be. I’m planning on doing many more cooking videos and content for my upcoming YouTube show that I am in the process of creating and I am excited to share it with you!!