I’ve been thinking more and more about making over our kitchen. When we bought our house, a kitchen makeover was part of our plans. The cabinets are what I call black. They aren’t really black, but a very dark (“cheapy” looking) composite material. Not very pretty.
When I’m working on our house, I like to look at Pinterest and different blogs I follow for inspiration. It makes it so much easier to imagine what our house might look like to see what others have done.
Below are some of the ideas I’m thinking about for our kitchen makeover:
We’re planning on adding wood floors or faux wood floors. While wood would look great, I’m not against wood look tile or vinyl. We’re also thinking about removing the carpet in the dining room and extending the wood on into the dining room. I like the wood tone Kristen from Ella Claire used in her kitchen, but a darker wood would be alright too.
I’d like to get new cabinets, but we always seem to be trying to do things on a budget. I don’t know if I want to wait until we can afford new cabinets, so we just might paint them white. I have no idea why, but the door pulls are located in the middle of the doors which makes it really inconvenient to open them. We’re thinking of covering the doors with bead board to cover the holes that will be left when we remove the pulls. Or we might do a shaker style application instead. Right now I’m leaning toward black door pulls like At The Picket Fence used. The range top is black and I think the black pulls would balance out the kitchen nicely.
The cabinets on the left side of the kitchen are up too high which leaves too much of a gap between them and the counter. I call them “flying cabinets”. For that reason, I’m thinking of adding some open shelving underneath them. I like the open shelving Duke Manor Farm used, especially the bead board they lined them with.
I like all the farmhouse decor you see these days. We have an antique “hoosier” cabinet in the kitchen which is old 1800’s farmhouse so I think farmhouse accessories would be perfect. I also like the color scheme The Willow Farmhouse used. White, vintage wood and a touch of green. My favorite color.
I absolutely love the look of bead board or planking on a kitchen ceiling, so I’m hoping we can add something like Southern Hospitality shared below. Like I mentioned before, we might use bead board on the cabinet doors or maybe on the back splash. I do love it, but I have to be careful I don’t get carried away and use too much.
I would love to have wood countertops like The Weathered Fox to provide a balance for all the white and the wood floors. My husband isn’t sold on the idea though so that may or may not happen. Actually, I’m pretty lucky. We usually like the same things when it comes to home decor, so when we’re decorating our home, I like to choose things we both love.
Lots to think about. I think I will print out these pictures so maybe I can put it all together in my mind. I’m looking forward to getting started on our kitchen makeover project.