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We are two house-loving DIYers now onto our second house. One of us has vision...and one has actual skills.
Design and working on our home are our major hobbies, whenever we have a few moments of free time not devoted to our daughter or jobs. We are hoping to share our ideas, triumphs and mistakes to help other DIYers and get new ideas from all of you!

Monday, July 23, 2012

It all starts with ... inspiration

Of course the first steps in re-imagining our kitchen was to decide on what look we wanted.  Wanting to stay true to the 1920's era of our house and maximize our small space, we both agreed that simple, white cabinetry would be our best bet.  Some inspiration photos we liked on my new favorite procrastination tool, houzz.com 

Subway tiles, marble, oh my!

Contemporary Kitchen design by Seattle Interior Designer Shuffle Interiors

We knew we would be keeping our base cabinets and liked the idea of painting them a light gray

We also have found tons of inspiration in This Old House Magazine

This recent kitchen article was inspiring
I really love the wall color in this space!
Things we knew we liked:
  •  a mix of classic/retro with some clean, modern touches - nothing TOO trendy, or TOO cookie-cutter
  • whites and grays to not have TOO much contrast in our small space
  • I wanted some marble somewhere! It's luxurious and classic.
  • beadboard ceiling
  • school house/retro lighting
  • subway tile, but not just the basic white 3" x 6"
  • marmoleum or hardwood flooring
  • a focal area of backsplash

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