My kitchen is the hardest working room in our house. And I like it.
For the most part.
We bought a “being built” home (13 years ago) so we were able to select the grade of wood for the kitchen cabinets. We had white cabinets in our previous home in South Carolina and since I really liked them, I decided to go with white again in our new home. Well, in the Texas suburbs, all the cabinets are wood grain. Everything from the builder’s grade oak to a premium cherry. Almost NOBODY has white. That’s just the way it is. So when I selected white cabinets, the builder’s decorators tried to talk me out of it. (Seriously. Both of them.) Even my husband wasn’t too keen on the white. I really had no definitive idea of what to select for the rest of the house, but I insisted on having those white cabinets. (And I’m glad I did.)
The counter tops are dark green laminate and I’ve never felt the need to switch to granite. (What?!) It just never really appealed to me. (Another reason why I’m in the decorating minority of Texas kitchens.)
1) A Wolf range. Our current stove is used multiple times each day. It’s a basic builder’s grade that has had the heating element replaced twice in the last 13 years. Now the Wolf would take up some already limited counter and cabinet space but I think it might be worth it.
2) I love the idea of this pendant light. But maybe something a little more industrial to play off the crystal chandelier over the kitchen table.
3) Smeg fridge in white. Yes, I know…not too practical and a wee bit expensive. (But I do love them so.)
4) I would change my counter tops out for Carrera Marble. (But not too veiny.)
5) Our current backsplash is the same tile as on our kitchen floor. It’s okay. I’ve always had a dream of a white sparkly backsplash though, to add some glitz and glamour to the kitchen.
6) My other backsplash choice is simple white subway tile with white grout. Since my decorating efforts are continually in motion, this would be the more practical (but less sparkly) choice.
But then again, if I were to gut the whole thing and start over from scratch, I would definitely have to give this yellow beauty a second look.
And I would quickly put in a rush order for this kitchen.
So what about you? Are you and your kitchen best buds? Or do you dream of a fancy makeover? (Or would you give it all up for a full time chef?)
Sources: 1) subzero-wolf.com; 2) Jackiebluehome.blogspot.com; 3) noirblancunstyle.blogspot.ca; 4) homedepot.com; 5) missionstonetile.com; 6) homedepot.com; Yellow stove- designsponge.com; Teal kitchen-bhg.com; Windows-brynalexandra.blogspot.com