I love beautiful kitchens.
What really calls to me is kitchens where the island looks like a piece of furniture.
Like these beauties:
(No idea where this came from - I've had it saved for a little while)
As I'm posting these pictures I noticed that both pictures feature black islands. That wasn't even on my radar when I saved these but it IS what I'm doing with my kitchen. Apparently black calls to me as well.
This is my current kitchen:
I was so tempted to add arrows & labels to everything I want to change but I figured you wouldn't be able to see the picture anymore ;)
Everything except the layout is changing. The cabinets are getting painted, the hardware updated, the blue sink (while definitely a conversation piece) is getting replaced, the hundreds of switches are being streamlined (hopefully), backsplash updated, counters replaced... whew. I think that's it for what you can see in this picture.
These upper cabinets provide a ton of storage but they also prevent anyone in the kitchen from being able to see what's going on anywhere else in this part of the house. The ceiling is a drop ceiling so the cabinets are just that much lower. I'm thinking open shelving. I know it scares a lot of people but I think we can pull it off.
Here is the view from the dining room.
I am so excited to dig into this project!!