yesterday we spent a few hours completing demolition of the kitchen and knocking down a wall (partially) and an archway. we still plan to knock out the other arches and then we’ll start on taking out the icky tile floors in the kitchen.
Mike and I are having our first big debate re: our kitchen design so we wanted to get some input! Thank goodness we mostly agree on design and architectural elements – we’re really luck as far as that goes.
I love the look of mixed cabinets – perhaps glossy white cabinets on the lowers and a nice wood grain on the uppers, as in the photo here. However, Mike thinks that look is too “trendy” and wants to go with all one material, preferably wood. What do you think?
Just for reference, we’re using light gray or off white countertops in silestone or concrete, and we’re looking to do a tile backsplash in a shade of blue or green from the Heath line (see photo). The flooring will most likely be a bamboo hardwood.
I just wanted to share a few photos that I’ve grabbed off the web that we’re using as inspiration.
Just a quick update – last week we closed on the house! It was quite a whirlwind – we just returned from our Mexico trip and then had closing the very next day. The day after closing we met with Eric Brown from Thoughtcrib to have an initial consultation to discuss design and architectural ideas. He had lots of great ideas that we hadn’t thought of and we’re looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.
Yesterday, we arrived at the house for our first real day of demo! We arrived to find the power had not been turned on as I requested, and of course it was the hottest day of the year so far (105 degrees!). Just our luck. We worked anyways – I tore out the carpet, tack strips, and nails in the sunken living room and downstairs living room and started on the master bedroom, and Mike sealed and started painting the eaves outside and then started tearing out the kitchen appliances. We made visible progress and we were truly exhausted by the end of the day, after sweating in the sweltering heat. It was very rewarding though as we already begin to see our visions come to life!