making a plain jane neighborhood house a standout by mixing multiple materials, like the McMansions do.
space saving storage, innovative design kick
cleans up kitchen, yet prep ready at all times
this is what antique shopping is for!
mix of complimentary blues, greens based on antique milk paint
very cool, practical
color mix, large view of outside, where the outside comes in
antique presence and great lighting
look at how the green picks up on the family room sectional fabric!
mix of stone wall with kitchen pre-fab
geometric cutouts that mimic arches
corbels, corbels, corbels!
aprons on islands; arched kitchen windows to correspond to house arches; overhead molding all around
Instead of blank walls, do them in bookcases, and collect books!
just like at the farm, use antique cabinets as sinks, storage cabinets
spices near stoves
Tin roofs, like in the farm, reflect light. And check out the doggie center! a MUST have!! You know you're getting another lab!
double bar seating, different islands, for more people to hang out
one cabinet that is wired with multiple plugs for all appliance; slide out work spaces; food stuffs that you will use only when baking, etc.
sculpted and carved kitchen woodwork and cabinet windows; mix up the way the cabinetry looks--some with carvings, some with antique glass, some closed
pull out drawer under sink; or, a side cabinet next to sink for all cleaning and kitchen products
copper and metal finished lighting; lots of copper!
need I say more? But add TWO units in different parts of the kitchen
Here it is!
one area of the cabinetry has to have bookcase space for cookbooks
interesting island with frig space, trash compactor, seating
put this someplace!
double islands, but I would not line them up--align diagonally; each island should have seating, but a totally different function (chopping/cooking/small disposal sink; appliance and prep/serve)
stone over the stove--easy clean-up
nice built in situation for the AGA stove
great spot for the master bedroom