11.10.2010

Home Sweet Home : Kitchen Plans

I shared my dishes with you yesterday, now would you like to see where those dishes are going to go!?
The kitchen in my lil ol' house is... well... lacking! I am planning on quite a reno once I get the keys!

Here's what we're currently working with...



Did you catch the lovely "brick" walls? Yea, I would really like to tear those down as soon as I get the keys next Wednesday! And how about the yellowish linoleum floor? Purdy, huh?! The rest of the house has beautiful hardwood floors, so I'm going to be laying that down in the kitchen!

I can't wait to turn her into a fabulous lil cooking/baking/entertaining mecca!

This is the sort of layout I'm envisioning (except the sink & stove would be switched... or maybe one would be in the island... decisions, decisions!), the wall to the 'sitting room' to the left of the kitchen is most likely going to get torn out, and the kitchen will be expanded slightly into there. There's a super large closet in the sitting room that will be turned into a pantry, and I'm still planning on having a little 'cuddle up and drink your coffee' sitting area too!

I'm in love with white or cream colored cabinets, and am leaning towards a butcher block (or a light tan) counter top. My only doubt is with appliances... I've never been too crazy about stainless steel. I think it looks cold and industrial... exactly opposite of what I want my kitchen to feel like! However I can't imagine white appliances with white cabinets, and black just seems too harsh.

Here's my inspiration photos (warning: lots!)

















You know they say a kitchen is the heart of a home... I hope to make mine extra lovely!

(Updated: ah you're an inquisitive bunch! The linoleum floor unfortunately does not have hardwood underneath. Why? I do not know, but I've already checked! And the "brick" wall, is not real brick, it's the fake brick paneling, with obvious seams and was adhered to the wall with giant black nails. Believe me, it ain't pretty!)
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22 comments:

Neely said...

I love white cabinets but I am also a fan of darker cabinets with a lighter backsplash. I cant wait to see how it turns out!

Kristen said...

Ooohh. I can't wait to see how it turns out. I love your ispiration pics!

Marian said...

I love your inspirations!! Seriously, its exactly what I have in mind for our kitchen...except I was looking into a more light orange for the wall color. But I love white cabinetry...gives it a country feel!! My favorite is image 3. Love LOVE it!! Can't wait to see the final reveal:)

Caroline said...

And it will be the heart! I love what you're envisioning. I can't wait to see the after pics! :)

~Jamie Kubeczka~ said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the place! Sounds like fun!

love jenny xoxo said...

hardwood floors will look lovely in the kitchen!

I love the photos of your kitchen ideas! I'm excited for the before and after pics already!!

XOXO

Aly said...

I am so happy you are posting pictures of all this!! You are a lucky duck to be doing this!

Mateya said...

Love all your ideas! I think that stainless with white cabinets will look very crisp and sharp!

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Definitely the kitchen is the place to be in our home!

Thanks for entering my giveaway, fingers crossed.

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

I can't wait to see what you do with this kitchen! I love the inspiration pics, and I think your layout will be amazing! As far as appliance colors go... I would do a white appliance. Black may look good as well, depending on the other colors you are thinking of, but may be a little harsh if you just have whites. I feel you on the stainless steel... it's too cold and sterile! :)

Ms. Emily Ann said...

What a fun project!! All of those are gorgeous!! And I love your white cabinets!

Kelly said...

Your white cabinets are soooo cute!! You have the biggest step already finished there in your own kitchen. I wish I had more home courage... we've been needing to pick out a backsplash for 2 years now :-P Fun stuff!

Dave & Bobbi said...

If the rest of the house already has hardwood floors, there might be the same thing in the kitchen under the linoleum. Sometimes people are too lazy to pull up one flooring for another. Also, I LOVE that brick wall. I think it would look amazing painted a cozy cream or deep white color!

Abby said...

Omiword, the possiblities! It's darling. Can't wait to see what you do!

Leah said...

Very inspiring, now I want to redo my kitchen! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Katie said...

I think the current cabinets have some character - however it's hard to really gauge with just the one pick. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

Newlyweds on a Budget said...

it's going o look sooo beautiful when finished!!

Michelle said...

ohh we have that awful linoleum in our kitchen too. i can't wait to get rid of it!

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Buckeroomama said...

I'm in love with the 7th from the last --lots of natural light! Good luck with the reno... can't wait to see the final look. =)

Lauren said...

I'm always a day late! Ugh. I say if you're going to spend the money to make it your dream kitchen, spend the money to get the appliances that have the same molding/coverings as your cabinets, so they completely blend in. I love your inspiration photos, and can't wait to see how it progresses!

LivKit said...

Oh my.. I love all of those kitchens..

Erica said...

Love all of your options! We're remodeling our kitchen right now too. I have some of the same photos in my inspiration folder:) We decided not to go with white, b/c so many people that have white have told us how dirty they get and show scuffs so much easier. Ugh. If it were up to me (and not my husband) we still would have done white! Good luck, looking forward to seeing more photos of your process!