If it weren’t for bloggers and Pinterest I would have absolutely zero clue what style of kitchen I’d want to design for our house. You’d probably see me featured on an HGTV episode giving everyone a good laugh with my home design naivete. Luckily, the internet. Right? Thank you internet for birthing Pinterest, and giving us bloggers a means to share our home interiors and the design processes, start to finish.
I’ve fallen in love with so many (like a ridiculous amount) of kitchens that I feared design paralysis. Instead of letting my love of every single amazing kitchen fog my visions, I thought of a method to narrow down the features I like most in my favorite kitchens. With this post I bring to you the 5 kitchens that most influenced the kitchen we’re designing for our house.
Let’s get to it:
ONE // CABINETRYI’m a fan of simplicity and the whole idea that ‘less is more’, especially when it comes to a kitchen. I don’t want to regret my decisions 10 years from now, and as much as I love and admire certain trends like bold colored cabinetry or open shelving, in my kitchen, I need to keep things simple and clean.
TWO // COUNTERSI don’t understand why so many people complain about high maintenance counter tops. I need my kitchen to be functional, but there’s no reason I should compromise function over beauty! If I’m going to spend $xx on counter tops, by George I’m going to take great care of those counter tops! If I have to seal my honed marble counters, I will do so with huge smile on my face because beautiful counters deserve to be taken care of. In all seriousness, even counter tops that are low maintenance require maintenance. In my opinion, if you opt for a counter that requires less maintenance, it will show. A well cared for kitchen lasts longer, honed marble or not! So anyway, I’m going for marble counters, I don’t care what they say.
THREE // SINKI’ve always dreamed of having an apron front farmhouse sink. I love everything about it.
FOUR // ISLANDWe don’t have a huge dining space in our house. We will be getting rid of our current dining table and downsizing to a table that seats 4 and will also incorporate seating at a kitchen island.
FIVE // HARDWARE & FIXTURESSarah’s kitchen is my dream kitchen. It’s so well designed and so amazingly executed. My heart skips a beat every time I see those pendant lights and cabinet pulls, so much so that you just might find them in our kitchen!