Monday, March 16, 2009

I'm making some progress

The kitchen is becoming the bane of my existence. While I love picking things out - it is certainly a little stressful. You want to make the right choice. The best decision for you and for your house. I have decided on the following so far:


Counter (black granite):

Backsplash (still not sure about the grout color. Any ideas?):

Two of these for the other wall in the kitchen:


Door hardware:

Window treatments:

It's a mix of colors and textures. Oil rubbed bronze and polished nickel combined to make the kitchen more uniform with the house (which has all oil rubbed bronze lighting). At first I wanted to do all chrome in the kitchen, but recently realized that would just look odd. I still wanted the nickel hardware and faucet and I think it will look great once it's all together.


Patrick said...

hey whats the name of your coffee maker again?

Ben said...


Are you getting one?

Cyndy said...

Picking out stuff IS stressful, but the stuff you've picked out looks beautiful! You can't go wrong with white cabinets, and I really like how you've combined the brown and the black so it all works.

I just had subway tile put in my bathroom and I wish I'd gone darker with the grout. I'm definitely switching to darker grout for the kitchen, otherwise the cool shape of the tile gets diminished subtle. I'd go with a dark gray or maybe a medium-dark brown in your kitchen, to tie in with the black and brown thing you have going on. Maybe.

Cyndy said...

I meant the shape of the tile gets diminished or is too subtle, not "diminished subtle" SHEESH!

Patrick said...

i think i will. no need for a 12 cups coffee maker when its just me. thats a handy machine.

Corey said...

I used "natural gray" grout on some white subway tile, and the gray subway tile in my bathroom. Love it.

I used white grout on some white subway tile on the first floor. Hate it.

Dark grout really accentuates lighter tile with the contrast. Without the contrast, it looks too blah.

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