Okay so I admit that I have a thing for trends. I blame it on my parents for having us move every 2 years, I just like new! So lets go down the list of what this kitchen will have that is super trendy:
- White shaker-style cabinets
- Subway tile backsplash
- Dark hardwood floors
- No upper cabinets (on one side)
- Stainless steel fridge (not my favorite but the lessor of 3 evils and we’re too broke after all these renovations to get a panel fridge)
- Matte black soapstone countertops (is this trendy? if not it will be soon!)
I would love to paint the bottom set of cabinets a gray color, but I just can’t pull the trigger on that one, plus the wall color will be gray and I don’t want to bore everyone to death.
This week the new windows are going in! Here is a quick before:
And here is a current shot (all those boxes are hardwood floors yay!)Mr Project is tearing out the cabinets on the left as I type. The ones on the right will stay until we are ready to install the new cabinets.
Are you ready for the fabulousity that is to come??? Here is the Right-hand side of the kitchen (we’re extending it about 5 feet) and putting the return (peninsula?) on this side:
I melt every time I see this sketch. I absolutely love the giant wall of windows. Its so impractical yet wonderful. I’d rather have a few less things to store in the kitchen and be able to see the glorious outdoors. I don’t drink coffee but somehow I imagine my life will be like a coffee commercial in this kitchen. Here are some photos to help you visualize just how gorgeous this is going to be:
Okay so back to my kitchen. Like I said before the windows are going in on Wednesday. However, the kitchen itself will not be remodeled for a few more months. Mr. Project a fine carpenter will be building all the cabinets himself! Which means several things:
- They will be super awesome and never break (he tends to over-build)
- They can look exactly how I want them to look including the fabulous cut-outs in the kick plates.
- This is kind of part of #2, but they will have flush doors (like in the above photos) where the doors are all flush with the cabinet face frame.
- They will cost a fraction of the price of custom cabinets
- They will take about 3 months to build (boo)
The pros definitely make up for the cons, and when it’s all done it will be glorious and look like a million bucks! I can’ wait!