Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wood Cabinets in the Kitchen

If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen lots of photos over Labor Day weekend of our kitchen coming apart. 

The very first thing we had to do, though, was develop a budget. Our initial hopes were to work with a local architect who would design a new footprint for the space and manage the contractors. But then reality set in. That plan would have entailed a longer timeline and thousands of dollars more. It would have been totally worth it in the right house and situation. I cannot stress that point enough and am happy to put locals in touch with him. But for us and our house, we have a different plan.

A big HUGE part of that plan involves keeping the wood cabinets that are already there.

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The cabinets are original to the house, which was built in 1957. 


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They fit the mid-century modern vibe of the house, but can swing more glam...

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Or more worldly.

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I love that our cabinets have smooth fronts. Although I haven't ruled out adding hardware. Fingertip pulls or long stainless bars are both appealing.

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This kitchen design mixes wood cabinets and blonde floors like our house. 

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My dreams of polished concrete are probably up in smoke (like a lot of my cooking!)

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So what do you think? Could you live with a wood kitchen? Besides being happy that we will save a lot of money and possibly a few trees, I'm excited to have something rather unique.

4 comments:

  1. Oh yes!!!!! But I would want pulls and knobs, just like the bling!

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  2. Only if the wood looked like one of the examples you have here.

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  3. Back online and happy to revisit your progress! This is exciting. Totally going to live vicariously through you until I regain complete autonomy. :-)

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    1. I have missed you, MsWholigan!! Very glad to see you back online. :)

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