Last week, we brought you up to speed on how we got to a kitchen remodel now. I thought it might be best before we go into detail on decisions we made to share inspiration for some of those decisions.
We both agreed that we wanted a clean, simple, modern design for the kitchen. Being a hobbyist baker, I love French inspired kitchens with big slabs of marble as the counter tops with classic white subway tile. So simple, but so lovely.
Then we realized that we also liked the classic black granite on white cabinets because marble doesn’t come without it’s flaws – it’s expensive and it stains/etches easily.
We started noticing kitchens with islands that had this nice dark pop on the island cabinets that brought in some needed contrast for all that white.
Love the glass doors with bold X’s across them…
Digging the open bookshelves in the island too.
If you are a super visual person like me, then it really helps to build a Pinterest board and a Houzz.com ideabook to sort through and organize the images that inspire you. This is what helped us to narrow down that we really did like the contrast of white perimeter cabinets with dark counters and a dark island with that lovely marble. We noticed that most of the pictures we kept going back to had the same color scheme for fixtures – primarily chrome or satin nickel and they all had a huge white farmhouse apron sink. If you consistently see the same design themes in the images that draw you in, then you can narrow down the options. Cause decisions are hard man, especially when you are spending a lot of money and will be living with them for a while. 🙂