Before i show you the “real” kitchen I want to show you some of my inspiration kitchens. Keep in mind we are flipping this house and we have a “tight” budget. These images are for inspiration only!!
Capela Pedragal via Chic Coastal Living
via brooke gianetti
Okay…now for a big dose of reality!
Here is a shot of the kitchen before……I know it is a beauty…you are asking…how could we tear it out, right?
This is what it looks like now. As you can see the kitchen was very dark before. The boys added a skylight which has made a huge difference. Sorry about the poor IPHONE picture. You can see in place of the bookcase they also created a bar area.
The back wall where you see floor to ceiling cabinets will be replaced by lower cabinets like this from IKEA
There will be a stainless range in the middle with this hood above
The counter will be a marble looking quartz instead of black.
The wall will be white subway tile with these shelves (only longer) from West Elm on either side of the range hood
The stainless sink will be replaced by this farm sink from IKEA
I am pretty sure we are going to use this blue stone on the floor that Kelley used in her laundry room here (thanks Kelley!!) http://ppebble.blogspot.com/2012/07/mud-room-office-space.html
I am still debating about pendant lighting over the counter but as the budget begins getting depleted…the less expensive one’s are looking better. More on that later.
Here is a shot from the hall looking into the greatroom/kitchen area. As you can see the walls are wood and the ceiling is open beam (more wood!).
The walls are going to be painted a “watered down” (we cut it in half) version of Glidden’s Olivewood below. I have to tell you this is one fabulous color. We were going to use Farrow and Ball’s Hardwick White but I prefer this. It is sort of a gray/green/chalky color. The ceilings will probably be white dove or something similar to lighten the area up!