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You are right, thebighouse169, the budget will have to be higher, but the question then is where to stop, isn't it? What is necessary to make it a showcase kitchen and not just look like a band-aid reno? There is not a right or wrong answer here, but we need to discuss it! Maybe spending $15k to raise cabinets to the ceiling, integrate with crown, paint, and change backsplash and hardware would still look like an OK 2003 kitchen that has been painted. The devil is in the details... the cabinet profile of new kitchens like the inspiration picture is a simpler one, the different cabinet depths create interest, the fridge is custom, the range is commercial, the fridge is built in, it has 2 ovens... So I think we have a pretty good idea of option A: paint walls taupe to make the cabinets less orange, change splash and hardware. But beyond that there are lots of options to carefully consider. The designer from the last contractor is working on a few options for us, I'll share with you all what she comes up with.
July 3, 2014 at 6:55am     
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jeanstryker - thanks again for your insight, I hadn't even paid attention to the dark harware but you are so right! It looks great on the white cabinets and would tie in better with the staircase iron. So I guess if we don't paint we will do stainless to lighten up the look, but if we paint, we'll go dark.
July 3, 2014 at 6:58am     
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