Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kitchen Detail Inspiration

Three ideas that may not happen in our kitchen remodel but I like enough to share with you anyway.

1. Built-in (microwave) oven
Our microwave lived on the peninsula that we ripped out so we could move the refrigerator so we could install the brand-new dishwasher. Do you feel like Mouse could use a cookie?? Anyway, the microwave could use a new home and one idea is to add it to the open hole where the built-in oven once was. 

2. Champagne service
Our new range went into the space where the stovetop had been. Since the drawers in the cabinet below the stovetop held all of our spatulas, stirrers, and other kitchen tools, we need to think about a new way of storing and/or displaying these items. I really love the look of a vintage champagne bucket. 

3. A little bit of open shelving

Eliminating all of the upper cabinets in our kitchen would not be a good solution for us, but one or two shelves near the new dishwasher for our everyday white dishes and glassware? That could be chic and make unloading the dishwasher less of a chore. Win-win!!

And, one last idea that totally won't work in our kitchen but I love anyway...  
This pot nook under an arch makes my heart sing.

What do you think? Have you tried any of these three ideas in your home?

All images via Pinterest.


  1. So much fun planning for a new kitchen! I love the first two ideas, but I'm behind the mark with the open shelving. Everyone loves it except me I think!

    1. Thanks, Stacy! As far as resale, I'm not sure open shelving is that hot yet so you're not alone.

  2. I do have a built in microwave but not the other two....I do love them as well....especially the ice bucket for utensils.

  3. I'm so with you on the built-in microwave oven. Ours takes up valuable counter space and drives me crazy! Love the solutions you showed!

  4. very nice and practical ideas. i love the idea of open shelving but wonder about dust and such...happy wednesday, dana

    1. Happy Wednesday, Dana! I worry about that too. Since these would be the items most frequently in rotation, though, they might not have a chance to get dusty. I'll keep you posted!

  5. LOVE the champaign bucket very much! And the pot nook. Nice if you give a mouse a cookie reference! :-)

    1. Thanks, Ms Wholigan! :) Now that I have an oven, all I think about are cookies!


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