It has been years since I could start from scratch on designing my own kitchen. For the past year I have been contemplating ideas and what I wanted for our basement kitchenette. It will only have a sink, mini fridge, and a microwave; however, I really wanted lots of counter space and an island for entertaining purposes.
Here are a few kitchens where I drew my inspirations from:
I Love the dark pendants and bar stools in contrast to all the white-
Crazy about the granite countertops -
I love this open shelving, the mix of dark stained wood with the white cabinets, wall sconce over the sink, and the horizontal paneling -
Again, love the mixture of dark wood with white -
After narrowing down the details of things I loved about each of these above photos, I put together my kitchen plan.
Prepare for a lot of visualizing :)
Here is the wall that my kitchenette will be going on:
I chose Rob Terry Cabinets to complete the job, and below is the drawing they rendered for me -
The cabinets will be white, the floating shelves a dark stained wood, and a wall sconce will go in the space directly above the sink. A 3x5 island will float adjacent.
Below is another project done by Rob Terry that has the same shaker cabinet door style and crown that I chose for my project.
Below are the final picks for the space-
(Wall Sconce above sink, I chose a weathered rust finish instead of the aged steel shown below)
(Island pendants - Just found and brought these back from Chartreuse on a recent trip to Maryland)
(A brown/gray hard wood tile)
(will be laid with an offset pattern)
I never realized how different granite varies. I thought if you picked a sample, that would be what your counter tops looked like. I didn't realize how many color variations can occur within one specific name, or how different blocks of the stone have such varied slabs.
Five hours later, I found an available slab from the block I loved the color of. It is a soft white background, with gray and brown flecks and veins. I LOVE it and can't stop staring at it. :)
(below is the granite River White slab that I chose, a piece of my floor is leaning up against it)
(a close-up of the River White Granite)
If you are in the market for granite counter tops and live in the area, Creative Granite & Design is fantastic!
Only about another month and I can show you pictures with all of these put together!