It’s going to be a hot day today, but I still might have gone out to do some garden work early if my windows hadn’t looked like this when I got up:
So I decided I had enough to do inside instead!
When we purchased the house, we knew there would be things that we’d want to update, particularly in the kitchen and master bath. The kitchen isn’t too bad, but it has the original countertops (which are in remarkably good condition for their age). One of the first things we’ll probably replace is the oven – I prefer a gas stove. The big question is what color?
This is my kitchen as it looks now:
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Overall, it’s a fantastic space – light and spacious (excuse my junk – still have work to do!). There is an eat-in kitchen area to the right of this view. Can you believe the cabinet space? I can’t even really use it all because I’d need a ladder to reach some of it! All of the lower cabinets have pull-out shelves too – a luxury I don’t know how I ever lived without.
As I said, the first item we are likely to purchase is a stove. But what color? I am leaning toward stainless steel because a white stove always shows every splatter and spill. However, I’m not so fond of stainless steel refrigerators because they show every fingerprint. How much do you think it matters if they match? And given that my cabinets have more of a shabby chic thing going on, would stainless steel really go with them? I also have to give some thought to what sort of countertop I might eventually want. These decisions always start to snowball because one thing will determine how you do the next, etc.
Just for reference, here’s what the original decor looked like (now hidden behind the fridge).
I am profoundly grateful to whoever it was who painted all of the cabinetry and wall paneling!