When it comes to kitchen style and cabinet choices…you can see that I’m really all over the board.
I think some important things to consider when designing your kitchen are:
- what do you cook most? and how do you do it?
- which tools and appliances are you using? how do you prefer to store them?
- how much personality do you really want in there? or do you prefer it to be clean and simple?
- what do you really love?…use it and enjoy it in your kitchen
I love love the handmade tile wall – Some of us like to have everything tucked in and put away…clean and out of mind right?
I like to leave a few things out (like my artisan mixer) to make a sculptural statement…and for ease of use. And I’ve already chosen a few oil paintings to hang above the sink, range, and in the kitchen nook.
Are you the type that enjoys tools on the wall and pots hanging from the ceiling? I personally love a few of the most-used pots hanging from the ceiling…tools and open shelving. And do you like a hood above your range? Or would you rather use the space for storage with a cabinet or open shelf? I am too short for high cabinets…it’s just too dangerous, so we’ll not be having any, but some love love to have the accessibility and ease of over head storage.
Are you looking for useful utilitarian industrial/rustic touches?
Here is a beautiful backsplash design with open shelves & exposed beams. Plenty of natural light and collections of things loved, but clean and crisp.
Another beautiful collection…everything in this kitchen feels like it’s always been there…so cozy
Speaking of always being there – the Robin’s Egg blue paint, retro fridge & stove, red doors, blue and green accents, for some, will never tire.
Or would you prefer a light filled, charming and cozy cottage style?
For us, I believe, our kitchen will morphe and become as we change and grow…depending on the needs and desires of each family member…it will be a wonderful journey, I am sure! What do you do and enjoy most in your kitchen (or future kitchen?) Happy kitchen dreaming everyone! xo ~ katrina