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Phase I kitchen
like wood-topped center island and ceiling beams (though they're a bit narrow) to tie in with front door and next phase in family room
though a bit too rustic and eclectic/freeform for us, showing the different use of space/counter configuration; and mixed use of finishes and textures - warm and very inviting with woods and neutral, natural finishes.
Though prob wouldn't want white cabinets - or at least not all of them white - really like floor and use of different woods, colors and textures.
if need to surround load-bearing columns (almost certain!) perhaps clad in 'veneer' of rustic wood to look like timber/rustic columns.
Really like the farm table used next to or in front of the island - or like this for everyday use, but perpendicular to island when need more room for guests? ok. Crazy idea. What about turning the spaces around and using the current breakfast area by courtyard into the kitchen???? this is great. Not sure would work as well without such high ceilings, though!
Love use of stainless and wood everywhere for a good mix and very cleanable. Would def. need more covered or enclosed storage though (not fully open 'island'). Would need brick wall and wood on ceiling and floors, though, to keep stainless from being too 'cold'.
Nice use of ceiling height for cabinet space, but like that they aren't all the same. Some open on top. Some fully enclosed. Others have 'window' cabinet door. Like the 'X' design on a few cab doors for interest. Also - would like small sink in island and counter space by any refrigerator and oven spaces.
LOVE this look. Open counterspace on each side of stove. Size of stove. Back wall narrow shelf by stove for oils, etc. Love ceiling and floor. So we aren't a cabin -- but with less heavy use of the wood perhaps similar look?
though too contemporary - love the focal point wall in the beautiful marble space for cooking. need a little more counterspace on either side, though.
Again - great use of wood with the stainless, and open wall space above counter. Looks warm and practical. Maybe not quite as nice if ceiling weren't so high . . .
white beadboard ceiling - simple wood beams - rustic wood and smooth wood floors (wood-look tile floors?). This might be very do-able in our space. ***
Love these pull-outs for food, condiments, and dishes as well!
*LOVE - Extra shelf above range/cooking surface. LOVE - extra space (as though it were a freestanding table) for island seating. Also like openness under island to stow stools of needed.
LOVE - dark and light wood mixture. large tiles at angle - maybe this in kitchen and wood-look tiles in adjoining family room and entry? Ceiling is great with warm-colored pendants.
Perhaps half-height wall to separate small areas of space (and clutter or dishes!) between kitchen and the open family room. Clean-cut wood beams with black iron hardware draws blend with black accents in kitchen.
Perhaps adding some weathered gray in kitchen with white would be good contrast with darker woods in adjoining spaces. (not grey on ceiling, though, unless also used in family room).
***Note bay window area - similar to our space. Love all the open counter space esp right by cooking areas. Concrete countertops? Again, weathered wood, bit of grey and darker brown a good blend.
Like overall effect of mixed woods/textures but hood/backsplash/range area too small/ narrow!. Should widen to at least double the effect for better impact.
Maybe 2 half walls into kitchen area to keep some counter spaceClutter hidden? But still see into family room.
Island; neutrality in colors; range/hood;