It’s been 14 years since I designed my house and I’ve found my taste has morphed through the years. I find myself now more interested in kitchens that span many different styles instead of locking myself steadfastly into one. Thanks to my winnings from 올인구조대 I am able to make some major renovations in my kitchen. But one thing I have always been drawn to: a kitchen with light cabinets. With ...Read More
Back to reality – we had finished the mantle above the range. Of course I *could* have stopped there. But really, I couldn’t. I had seen the pullout spice rack cabinets and thought they would look oh-so-lovely on either side. Problem was, NO cabinets fit the dimensions we were left with…GRRRR. I told my husband though, that I didn’t think it would be a problem because I was *pretty* sure I saw a ...Read More
Taking Plain, Stock Kitchen Cabinets and Making Them Look Custom…and Expensive
Unless you are willing to shell out oodles of money (and I’m talking $100k +) for a custom kitchen, you need to work with stock cabinets. But, all is not lost – there are many ways to make them look custom and take them beyond what is the norm. Since I adore historic homes, I had decided upon 12′ ceilings. At one point in my kitchen design, I had thought about ...Read More
More Kitchen Inspiration in Whites and Creams
Following up to my previous post on drool-worthy, dream kitchens, here are more kitchen designs in white/light shades meant to inspire. Although lovely, they are without a doubt exorbitantly expensive, but all the features aren’t. Sometimes switching out a light fixture, faucet, paint, accessories and/or cushions can breathe new life into a kitchen. Just stunning! Why? Because it’s different. A new, fresh take on the standard island and cabinet front… A beautiful chandelier, brackets (an ...Read More
Ordinary to Extraordinary with the Crown Jewel – Molding!
Our completed projects: crown molding, cabinet molding, mantle shelf and pullout spice cabinets! This took our kitchen from completely boring and ordinary to extraodinary! I love molding – just adore it. It takes a plain box and makes it pretty. So with the success and ease of adding molding to our plain cabinets, surely the ceilings can’t be that hard. I applied the same principle, except the top piece had a 9″ ...Read More