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in the kitchen

I am soon going to start working on a kitchen. We have been discussing the differences between a white kitchen and a cream kitchen. The floors are currently painted a dark green, and I suggested we sand them down to see what is underneath. My hunch is that if it is in the style of the rest of the house the floors will be a beautiful old wood that needs some refinishing and staining. The dark floors will be a pretty contrast to the light cabinets. The room has a lot of natural light with windows on three sides.

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While I am glad that we will be using hardwood flooring I can’t help but to love these cool tiles from Ann Sacks that are so easy on the bank at $6/sf.┬áPossibly a little hard on your feet if you cook for long periods of time, but with some rugs and rug pads at your work stations it will work and look great.

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We also discussed painting the cabinets or staining them a dark mahogany. Grey kitchens seem to be a new trend to watch for…

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When beginning a kitchen starting with a rough layout and keeping your stove, fridge and sink all in a workable path is best. I will be specifying the appliances in the next few weeks. There are also now so many great ways to sneak in storage and convenience into a kitchen.

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What is going on in your kitchen? This week I am cooking for a little one’s birthday (tomorrow my big one is 4), Christmas Eve, cookies for Santa and Christmas Day. I will be busy in the kitchen.

Photo Credits: Decorpad, Garden Web, Cote de Texas, Craig Spencer, Suzanne Kasler, House Beautiful, Kitchens Magazine Online

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