After my daily prayer to the Mother Nature and the sunshine gods to PLEASE DRY UP OUR FARM, I like to obsess over my new home. If you know me, you know I have a control issue. I am bossy. The fun (I say that loosely really) is we are building this literally from the ground up. This home design is my creation and so is everything that is going in. I would quit my job and do home interiors if I had the $$$$ to do so!!! Anyways, since it has POURED rain here in the past few days, I went to my "happy place" AKA obsessing over the design details of my little home! So today, let's talk about the kitchen. Apparently I will be spending a lot of time there one day. My husband seems to think that I am going to take up cooking. ACTUALLY, this may be true, since residing with The Roommates I have cooked a TON. And haven't killed anyone or given anyone food poisoning.
Back to my ideas...we are having two different colors of cabinets. The main cabinetry will be an espresso finish: That is not our cabinet design or anything, but gives you an idea of the main color. We have an island (YAY!) and a hood over our range. These will be a different color. I wish I could tell you more than just "wood-y" with a black glaze, but I have no clue what the color is called. Very helpful. Yes, I know. But they look like this:
The cabinets are so fun. I LOVE looking at the millions of options. It is soooo easy to go WAY over budget in 2 seconds with cabinets. I am learning an excellent lesson on budgeting with this! I didn't even realize the assortment of drawer options you could have. Heck, I just want a normal drawer please! They have drawers that open at the touch of a finger. Sheesh! That is NOT in my budget!! So we have our cabinets, we will have hardwood floors in there. I couldn't find just the same shade in a photo. It's a darker wood with wide planks. Nothing too exciting.
If I thought cabinets were hard to choose, forget about tile and backsplashes. HOLY CRAP. In the end though, I found the most insane tile to go with the countertops. This is a Galaxy Series Vermont Brown glass tile. It is clear glass with a brown almost foil appearance. Very cool. It really brings out the gold/brown flecks in what I like for the counters. Here is what I like for counters, Venetian Gold.
Since everything in the kitchen is pretty dark and neutral, I feel we really needed a pop of color somewhere. The kitchen opens up to the living room so we will just have 3 walls painted for the actual kitchen. It will be a shade somewhere in between these two oranges: Just something super bright. There are lots of windows on the back side of the house so it will really brighten up the place. I am trying to finish a sketch of the kitchen to actually reflect what I am trying to get across here. Maybe I will finish it on another rainy day.