We remodeled our kitchen in 2003. I’m talking taking it to the studs, same footprint. It’s hard for me to believe that it’s already been 9 years. The kitchen has fulfilled all of my hopes and expectations I had when we embarked on the project, so many years ago, and it’s held up well for the most part.
That doesn’t keep me from being stopped in my tracks when I see a beautiful kitchen. In fact, my “favorite kitchens” file is the largest of my saved images files. While my kitchen is pretty tiny I find I have saved kitchen images that feature huge kitchens as well small ones, and I’m pretty sure many of you enjoy kitchens as much as I do because the blog sites I visit regularly often provide some of the prettiest examples.
So, I think that as fall is coming and I tend to cook a lot more in the cooler months, here are some ideas if you’re in the midst of planning your dream kitchen or just need some “pretty” to brighten up your morning.
The one thing our kitchen lacks is a breakfast area. I love the kitchen/breakfast area below.
This kitchen [above] is the kitchen of a 640 sq. ft. home. I always marvel at how much style can be found in a small space.
Fine art in the kitchen is an unexpected treat. I do worry that it would be my luck the marinara sauce would splash!
The kitchen below is a favorite for the map of Paris over the stove and for the pretty dutch door.
The kitchen below has a fire back that serves as the stove’s back splash. I wanted to do that when we remodeled but couldn’t find a fire back within our budget. Instead I installed a pewter looking tile with a rooster on it.
This little jewel of a kitchen features several favorites: The chandelier over the sink, the art on the side of the cupboard on the right, and the Carrara marble, among other details.
What I love about the kitchen below is the glass front cabinet…for a dish-aholic this would be the best thing ever. Storage for a variety of dish patterns, all fully justified, can be a challenge.
…and last but not least, blue and white is always welcome in a white kitchen or one with stained cabinets.
Do you have a preference, stained cabinets or white? What is your favorite counter top material?