A little over a year before we moved from Denver to Portland we completed a total kitchen remodel.
I loved that kitchen.
Our current house has a dated kitchen that is in need of some remodeling attention that we just can’t afford to give it now.
My taste has changed a bit in the last 6 years. In Denver I wanted warm wood cabinets, slate floors (which I would be happy with here, too), and saturated colors (you can see the red, green and yellow that was on our walls in that home).
The kitchen below is almost exactly what I would do in our kitchen if we could remodel.
I love the crisp white cabinets, touches of chalkboard paint, the center island, and the dark countertops in the kitchen below. It’s the opposite of what we have now (wood cabinets, white countertops, and light floors). With the grey, wet winters that we get here in the Pacific Northwest I think this bright kitchen would end up being my favorite space in the house!
I could always start by painting our current cabinets and walls white, right?!
A new sink and faucet wouldn’t hurt either…
And, I have plans for our pantry/refrigerator wall in our kitchen…minor changes that would make a huge difference.
Like getting rid of this mess…
This kitchen desk is just a clutter catcher and a huge waste of space!
home is…cooking up a kitchen remodel.
5 thoughts on “cooking up a remodel”
sounds good to me… sometimes doing SOMEthing helps you wait for the BIG thing
I agree. Unfortunately, there is A LOT of doing SOMEting that needs to be done in our home. Lots of half finished/undone/need to do projects!
I think large splashes of white or some other very light color with a hot primary color accent (red!) would be a VERY effective antidote to a long , grey rainy season. Is all that white hard to maintain in a hot, humid, grease-splattering environment like a kitchen?
No different than keeping a dark wood cabinet clean.
Dark wood hides grease better so lots of times you don’t see it if it is there.
I would choose white for the cabinets and a white tile backsplash (which could be easily wiped clean).
I would choose a darker color for countertops and floor (hides crumbs, grease, dirt better).
I would keep our stainless appliances.
I like the idea of red accents. We wouldn’t have much wall left to paint if we did a tile backsplash, so the red may just have to be a teapot like in our kitchen in Denver!