Thursday, December 9, 2010

Kitchen Design

Now that it seems the kitchen re-do may be in the near future, rather than the distant future, I've been trying to nail down some specifics on what I want. Here is my inspiration file for now.
First up I just got a pair of almost these exact um thingies (what do you call these?) to support the extension of granite I want to do on the island. I already knew I wanted these and when my father in law offered them to me in a garage clean out I happily swooped them up.

Two things in this photo are inspiring to me. One is the skinny wine rack wall divider. I'm wondering if I can somehow incorporate that into the new design. This picture falls into my lighting category too. I love lanterns and the one above in particular. We have canned recessed lighting right now but I would like to have something hung above the island- size will be a consideration though since it's a small island in a pretty small kitchen. Also, I am in love with the floors. However, I don't think it will work for me since my kitchen adjoins my dining room that connects to the hall. Currently it is carpeted (with the kitchen in linoleum) but eventually I would like to have wood flooring throughout. The husband disagrees with the practicality of wood flooring in the kitchen, but I am not sure if the above floor is really a compromise.
Above is my paint color inspiration. In the photo the lower cabinet's are Farrow and Ball's "Mouse's Back". I ordered a sample from them to try to match, since their paint is $125 a gallon. Not happening.
I am planning on doing the upper cabinets in white, but I'm wondering what color white, as silly as that sounds. Which brings me to the next photo. (But also note the WOOD floors above- just sayin)

I would like some of the doors to be glass and some not to be. I like the style of these cabinet doors and also the ones in the second photo. Also, there is a big gap between the top of the fridge and the cabinet, and it just looks awkward in general. I would really like to try to re-arrange that space if possible to get a better cohesion to the area.
Next up, range hoods and backsplashes. I'm pretty set on white subway tile in the backsplash department. I think it's classic, clean, and will add good resale value in the future. The range hood is a problem because the circular pipe on top of our range hood goes through the cabinet above it to the attic. Not really sure of the logistics in this area to change it.

 Lastly, I think, is that I would like a space in the kitchen for my cookbooks and some extra counter space. There is a blank wall in the kitchen that could be a great space for some extra cabinets and countertop.
I believe that is the end of the wishlist. I suppose it would be helpful if I took some pictures of the current state of things, which might help with suggestions or comments. Thanks for reading and have a wonderful weekend!!

1 comment:

  1. Great kitchens! Love the black and white diamond tiles in the first image.