Monday, January 26, 2009

New Kitchen

Well we are probably less than 2 weeks away from closing on our new house. Well new to us. The kitchen needs some updating so we are going to remodel it right away. Here is a look at out colors and materials.
One change already has come to be. The floor. We are doing caramelized bamboo floor through much of the house but after doing some testing with a sample piece of flooring we decided it was too soft for the kitchen. I dropped my keys on the sample from about 4 feet up and it dented the flooring pretty badly. Last thing we need is to drop a can of soup on the floor and have a ring stamped on our floor. So we'll look at tile.

Everything else should be about right. A warm putty color on the walls, spice colored maple cabinets, nice rich brown laminate counters, and neutral tile back splash with bit of brown glass in the accent tiles.

We elected for laminate counters because our neighborhood is nice but not that nice and honestly we don't care for the hardness of granite. We'll have a bullnose edge on the counters so it'll have an appearance of stone without the cost.

Though not pictured I think we are going to go with bronze fixtures, knobs and pulls for our metal finish. It should go well with the other browns and warm tones we are working with.

I'm not excited about the construction but the end result will be nice and it'll be done early so we won't have to worry about dealing with it later.

3 comments:

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Tess said...

Nice color for kitchen... I recently redecorate my kitchen...

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