KITCHEN (VV) WITH NOTES
I love this combination of white cabinetry, black (or dark grey) countertops around the edges and then a contrasting butcher block countertop for the island. However, with a rustic wood ceiling the butcher block might be too much, we'll see. This is also a drop boring to me...I would probably go for a fun color for the Island.
I love the bright, open, modern feel to this kitchen...while still remaining classic. MOM - here you can see that with white cabinets and a white subway tile backsplash, black countertops are not at all dramatic but really a nice contrast. I LOVE a white marble island countertop but I'm not sure how you guys feel. It's very pricey but at least that's a small surface. Will be tough to clean. Also, like the pendants but I will send you a variation I prefer.
Obviously this isn't about style, but since we want to knock out that bulkhead where the vent is, do we need to install something like this?
I added this photo to show the ceiling. I think a rustic wood ceiling with a clean, bright, classic kitchen will be a beautiful contrast. If staining the whole ceiling too much, I will find another picture of just doing the beams and painting between white.
To be honest, this kitchen is a bit more of the colorscheme I envision for the beach house, but I love the dark blue island with the butcher block. I like the feel of the elements all being new but feeling timeless.
This is a bit too feminine for dad, but I like the color of the Island as a contrast. I also think black countertops around the edges will be the easiest to keep clean.
I kind of like everything about this (except the light fixtures and barsools)- but in terms of color and materials.
I like the size of this subway tile and that it isn't overly glossy.
Great colors all the way from the wooden ceiling down to the flooring.
I added this to show mom a blue backsplash because I know you like color. I think it's too much and not as sellable. I would stick with simply colors that we won't get sick of.
Adore the feeling of this kitchen, even loving the pendant lights. great colors all around. Especially here you can see a blue island with either butcher block or white marble.
I like the idea of subway tile carrying up the wall (esp by the bay window).
If you're dying for color - and mom likes blue - this is a gorgeous backspash.
I think this color backplash could be nice, too, depending on what we choose as the other materials.
I think our windows TOTALLY date the kitchen. I would replace them with a diamond patter to match the den and living room. Potentially even once that allows more privacy but still lets in light. I think it would held tie house together.
gorgeous and dramatic ceiling
If you think staining the whole ceiling is too dramatic, this is always the alternative. The look now simply looks unfinished and a bit 90s.
love a farmhouse sink
Just an example of subway tile with grout. This reminds me a lot more of the french subways, but I think for us it might be better without grout.
tile without grout
subtle grout is nice
I think odd numbers is best for pendants. 3 of these could be a great size for the space. Maybe a tad bigger.
These are pretty lights-I like something a little more industrial but I thought you might like these.
these lights are pretty fabulous.
This is another great pendant.
These are cute but I think the more industrial ones might be more fun.
another view of the lighting and colors
These lights are really nice and simply.
I know dad has concerns about wood floors not being durable in the kitchen. If that is still a fear, they now make these amazing porcelain tiles that look like wood. Could be a good solution.
This is another example of the faux wood tile floor.
I like this as an alternative to subway tile. Might be a bit busy.
good size for stools. but in a different color
pretty option for stone top for island.
LOVE this pendant
Windows and lights
Island color and countertop
Love subway tile on all walls
Backsplash color subway to match eating area?
Hate stone but this is a great size
Slate floor tile - $7
more stone flooring for kitchen and entry
Sandstone Flooring - $10
could work in entry and kitchen and hearth in living room
Interesting idea to jazz up backsplash