Thursday, September 25, 2008
Day 453's kitchen
Our kitchen remodel seems to be getting further and further away (ugh, stupid economy), but that's fine because it means we can really get our thoughts together about what we want/can afford.
I found this beauty floating quietly along in the blogosphere and just had to share. The countertops are honed granite, and the single-basin farmhouse-style sink is flanked by two dishwashers. And those windows!
This new home is outfitted with plenty of classical touches that make it seem more like a carefully restored farmhouse -- but with all of the amenities! I really love the latches on the top cabinets.
Notice the cabinets go all the way to the ceiling. The owner notes: "I am so thankful I stuck to my gut instincts on the kitchen. So many people tried to talk me out of going all the way to the 10' ceiling with the cabinets. Now I have that rare space up top to store holiday items and outdoor entertaining stuff."
In lieu of a traditional island, the homeowners found a slab of oak and had it slightly planed (to make it more level) and then built legs and an apron to support it. Love that. She didn't name her source on the oak slab, but did tell us its location. My best guess is this place.
On a narrow stretch of wall across from the pantry, they added a built-in hutch to house dishes. "We had just enough depth for plates, so it was meant to be. Now the kids can set the table for meals and NOT be in my cooking space. Its so nice," says the homeowner.
I love the bins full of pasta and such, too!
And now a little something for you appliance junkies (ahem, Erika!). When I find out the make and model I'll let you know! Until then, enjoy the pretty vignette above with a cool corbel from an old church.