We are remodeling our kitchen and decided on white cabinets. The wood floor is dark and the kitchen small, so I didn’t want competing brown tones.
White cabinets will make the kitchen look bigger. We even ordered white appliances — I’m not a fan of stainless steel and this way the appliances don’t stand out.
The next decision: the color of the countertop. I narrowed it down to a white with few gray flecks (LG HI-MACS Solid Surface Cotton Dust), or a beige-ish color with brown flecks (allen + roth Solid Surface in Beechnut).
At fist I was voting for the beige one because of the brown wood floors, but the longer I looked at it, I decided that the white/gray countertop would be much more versatile and modern-looking. It also would stand out less and not cut the room in half.
Don was in favor of the beige, but he is very visual and couldn’t really picture what either one of the countertops would look like.
I wanted to convince him of my choice being the right one and went on a quest to find pictures on Pinterest of kitchens with white-gray counters.
Aren’t these kitchens gorgeous?
This happens to be Martha Stewart’s kitchen in her Bedford, NY, home, which is just around the corner from us in Katonah. I love the floor; looks like stones. [Read more…]