Tuesday, March 30, 2010

kitchen inspiration

well, we've decided to take the plunge and begin our kitchen transformation. I've talked about it here and here before. you can see the list of things we're going to attempt to accomplish in my spring cleaning post.

we're making a trip out to our semi-local (meaning it's still 1+ hour away) Ikea this weekend to scope out some kitchen needs - counter tops, knobs and handles, and lighting. we're going to paint the cabinets white, so I decided to look for some inspiration for our freaking huge little renovation/revamp project. I want our kitchen to be crisp, bright, and modern. I want clean lines and funky green accents. I want it all, and I want it now! (Veruca Salt anyone?)

oh, and let me also let you in on a little secret - my kitchen is probably 1/3 of the size of these kitchens pictured below. the entire space itself is pretty sizable, but the kitchen is small and the room is oblong. FML, right? not so much. I'm gunna make this shit work. here's my sad attempt very professional drawing of our kitchen. pretty!



I tried to find all the sources for these pictures, but we all know that doesn't always work out. If you know where any of these unclaimed pictures belong, please share... so I don't feel like an asshole!

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GAH, I love looking at kitchens, don't you? I'm really excited to start this process, but also terrified that we'll slip out of our budget. I'm going to be contacting a few contractors this week to give us a price on removing the current floors, leveling the subfloor, and installing the same hardwood we have throughout the house. once the floor is done, it's all FoFandee action from there!

READER question: if you could change one thing about your kitchen, what would it be?


Happy Tuesday, fuckheads!

8 comments:

  1. I love the white and green scheme. Have you considered moving your fridge over and installing additional floor to ceiling cabinets along the wall where the bakers rack is? You'd gain huge storage.

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  2. The one thing that I would change about mine is to make it three or four times bigger.

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  3. It would be everything except the dishwasher. No lie. Maybe one day I'll send you pictures of our kitchen. It's pretty bad.

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  4. Let me know what kinda flooring quote you get... I got the hookup with a flooring guy that can let you know if its a good deal ;o) If you lived closer and we werent in the middle of all the chaos he would totally help you guys out!

    Anywho, Id love for my kitchen to be bigger but we will have to settle for rearranging everything somewhere down the road.

    Your ideas look great!

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  5. @ Mel - yeah I could definitely use more counter space, but we're not really suffering on the cabinet space we have... I'd LOVE to add more cabinets/counters, but it's not in the budget for us right now. whomp whomp.

    @ Jess - we got our hardwood floors done all throughout the house (minus kitchen, bathroom & 2nd floor) for like $5 a square foot for material and labor. granted, they're not real hardwood, but I still think that's a pretty good deal!

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  6. I totally missed the comment you left on my blog about the wood floors, I just saw it! haha.

    I am clueless what the flooring prices are but it sounds pretty good to me!

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  7. what day are you going to IKEA? if it's on saturday morning, can we meet up for lunch? IKEA is ten minutes from my apartment, and scott will be doing some oral cancer walk for the college of dentistry all day.

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  8. Those kitchens look so fresh, I love them!

    My kitchen needs to be lightened up. Right now it is all wood - wood floor, wood cabinets, wood ceilings. The kitchen is last on our list of things to do though.

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