HERE’S THE KITCHEN PLAN…
I’ve been thinking about my last post with ideas for painting my kitchen cabinets. After spending quite a bit of time in my kitchen trying to visualize how it would look painted like this:
This photo was found on an interior design blog:
…I came to the conclusion that I would love my kitchen cabinets painted this way in this color. Yay! Deciding is at least half the work. (Remind me that when I am knee deep in half painted cabinets!)
What I’m not quite sure about is what color I want the walls. I like the lighter version of the cabinet color (as shown in the inspiration photo above) but I also wondered what it might look like with a light pink wall, so I did what any good graphic designer would do…I made some digital mock ups of both ideas.
Here are the “painted cabinets” with the lighter shade of the cabinet color for the wall:
…and here is the mock up with light pink walls:
I’m not quite sure which color (or a totally different color?) I would go for. Something to consider: The den (if you click through the link, please excuse the bad pictures..it was before my new camera and tripod purchase!) is already painted light pink. If I painted the kitchen light pink, would that be too much pink?
Now that I’ve done the mock-ups, there are a few things I am wondering about:
- Do I need to paint the pass through doors and trim to make it blend better with the cabinets/wall?
- How bad do those black appliances look?
- I’m already thinking about taking out the under cabinet microwave (it is too low anyway!) and putting in a range hood but now that I think of it, maybe I should take out that whole area (cooktop and cabinet) and get a regular size range? I miss my range and big oven from the last house! I could then make the wall oven opening into additional storage (fabricate a door for that opening and use it to store pots and pans?)
- I want to replace the chunk of stainless steel backsplash with tile. Maybe white? Multicolor?
I have a while to think about this because I am not going to start taking my kitchen apart and live in a half finished mess for the holidays – I’m hosting Thanksgiving again this year and we are probably having some people over for New Year’s Eve. That means anytime after New Years Day is fair game for this project to start. That also means I have time to think about how far I want to go with this remodel.
Hmmmm… input anyone?