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