I was trying my best to organize saved images in files that give some indication of subject. I discovered something…I have more kitchen images than any other topic.
There’s no excuse really—we remodeled our kitchen in 2003 and I love it. For a small kitchen it is very efficient and works well for hubby and I. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I will most probably never have a large kitchen and I think that’s okay.
Many of the images below don’t resemble our kitchen, which is kind of strange, right? I think what happened is that when we moved into this house the only thing we could afford to do right away was to remove the harvest gold Formica with white tile and install new cabinet doors that we had painted white. Our kitchen went from looking absolutely sad to really looking pretty darn nice for not many $$$. I loved that white kitchen even though it was sorely lacking in efficient storage space and the contact paper was permanently sealed on the particle board shelves inside each cupboard.
I would have opted for another white kitchen when we remodeled but hubby felt very strongly that we should go with stained cupboards. Our kitchen designer’s kitchen was our wish list example of a great kitchen and her cupboards were stained so we all agreed that was the way to go. I also figured that if the cupboards got really beat up and old I could do to them what we did to the old cabinets. We could replace them with white painted cupboards.
Bottom line, I love white kitchens as you can see…some of these images make me sigh with happiness.
Do you have stained cabinets in your kitchen or white?
valerie @ Chateau A La Mode said:
Hi Karen, I love looking at kitchens too. I’ve been trying to redecorate ours for the last 10 years and believe me my ideas change every week. I’m really trying to focus on what I REALLY like. The pictures and things I’m really drawn to. I’m trying to pay attention to that. I hope your New Year is going well!
I know what you mean—when I see beautiful images I often think, oh, I’d love to do that! Even when it’s not my style…I have to stop and remember what my true preferences are. It’s sometimes challenging.
My New Year is good so far, how about yours?
Linda Coble said:
Karen, Since my favorite room in the house is the kitchen, this post just sang to me. Remember when we were single career girls and we were forever shopping for items to furnish our future kitchens? Well, we both have kitchen to be truly proud of. By the way, I love my stained cabinets but one of your pics made me want to consider adding some valences to the kitchen windows.
The simple checked valances look really nice in the last image. I think that would be a pretty addition to your lovely kitchen.