Here it is! I have talked about starting a blog for over a year, and thinking about it for even longer. I am finally sticking my toe in the water, so please bear with me while I “find my voice” as they say. This is a place where I plan to share thoughts, ideas, and pictures about what inspires me. I hope you find something interesting here. I live in Florida with my husband and dog, Sean and Clover respectively. I love nature, travel, art, music, and design.
Currently, we are working on remodeling our kitchen. Actually, completing our kitchen might be a better way of putting it. We bought our house as a foreclosure two years ago, and there are plenty of things we need to do to make the house complete and finished. I really want to tear out everything in the kitchen and start over, but sadly money is not no object. Not to worry, what I have to start with really doesn’t look that bad – it’s just not as functional as I would like.So for now, I just need to bring in a couple of cabinets on either side of the range, and do something to finish off the ugly hood situation we have going. Then I am thinking open shelves on either side of the range hood. Beautiful stone countertops, throw a pot filler up there, and the kitchen is perfect. Right?
The previous owners had a huge 4 foot wide, 7 foot tall fridge. And they built it in, which looked really nice, I am sure. But they didn’t leave the fridge, so now I have a huge gaping hole with a much smaller fridge. I am not inclined to spend $7K on a bigger Sub-Zero style fridge, so I need to build that area in with cabinets.
Also, why do all of the pot fillers I like cost over a thousand dollars!?! Ditto for the faucets. Ditto for the countertop slabs.
Cabinets should be easy. I would like to go with a simple shaker style or maybe even a slab front. But color?!?! Ugh. I really think I want to paint my existing white cabinets a rich, deep green, and do a beautiful wood on either side of the range. But the truth is, you really don’t see the cabinets by the range unless you are standing in front of them since the island blocks them from view. Also, the wood I crave is something exotic and beautiful that is not easily found unless you are having custom cabinets built. But still, I will have my two tone kitchen! And I am over white. I don’t want white cabinets any more. I think they are beautiful, but I have had them for a long time (my old kitchen was white too) and I am ready for a change. Some drama. So if I don’t do wood cabinets, I am thinking maybe a charcoal with a little bit of brown in it? Black? I don’t think I want to do a true grey (gray? Why are there two spellings for that word, and which spelling is the American one?) Thoughts on color? I really feel like I should do a neutral color/wood on the new cabinets by the range, and bring in the color on the existing cabinets.
Any thoughts? Please share!