Monday, November 22, 2010

Kitchen Decisions!

There are so many cabinet styles: modern, contemporary, colonial, country, traditional, transitional... AUGH!!! We were back at the kitchen store this weekend picking out door styles.

My neighbor, Stephanie, just had her kitchen done this year, so she was so helpful! She suggested that we ask the showroom if we could bring the samples we like home. If they say no, we should take a camera so that we can take pictures of what we like. That was the GREATEST suggestion EVER!!! I brought home 6 cabinet doors, LOL!

I started wanting a plain door (no designs), then I moved to a plain door with a frame (no interior designs), NOW I think this is the door I've decided on... it's hard to see in the photo, but it has a raised center (with slanted sides like a pyramid) with a square slab on top.

I've decided on maple cabinets with an off white quartz countertop. I also fell in LOVE with this backsplash tile at first sight! I didn't even look at any other tiles! It is a mixture of tumbled rock and glass. (I'll probably change my mind later, lol!) Here is what it all looks like together:

... IN NATURAL MAPLE ...

... STAINED HONEY SPICE ...

... IN NATURAL CHERRY ...

We think the Natural Maple is too light. I think we are going with something a little darker than the Honey Spice, but not as orange as the Natural Cherry... if such a thing exists...

Now what is a post without a cute Jena picture. Here's our Jena-girl wearing the bandana that she got for free at the pet faire. She thinks she is so pretty with it on, hahaha!!!

4 comments:

Mary said...

From what I've seen so far, things are looking good and moving right along. I agree about the color. The natural is too light and the other one does have an orange tint. Jena is so cute! You can tell she thinks she is the top dog with that bandana! hahaha

BethieJ said...

YEAH for the new kitchen! I bet you cant wait to get it done!!
LOVE that photo of Jena!!

Lisa Spiegel said...

I like the middle toned one, too. Have you thought about a painted cabinet? An off white to match your counter would be SO nice if it was distressed a bit. :)

Mara... said...

oh my goodness, I don't think I could handle all the decisions. Seriously!! I bet it looks fabulous when it's all completed. And Jena is such a cutie!