Dream Kitchen in Pictures
I just can not wait to get my dream kitchen ideas out of my head and into a real life design. This for me will the most fun part of building our home! I thought I would share some of my dream kitchen inspiration pictures with you.
Lets talk splash backs! I want tiles. Everyone tells me to go with a glass splash back. I really would have loved a window splash back but that would mean our neighbours would be able to see right in! Can’t have that. So I have narrowed it down to these two choices. Well three actually but I couldn’t find a photo of the other one online. But it is a hexagonal shape tile. I love love love subway tiles! I think they would be easier to keep clean in the kitchen rather than a bathroom. And the added bonus is that they are well within budget! The other tiles I am looking at are more than double the builders budget but… there is only a small amount needed so we have decided that if we want to splurge on them, we will. I prefer tiles because they add a element of texture to the kitchen and in my opinion are more warm and inviting. Glass just seems so cold, but a lot of people love it, it just isn’t me.
Open shelving – you either love it or hate it. I’m in the love love love it group! Yes I know it will get dusty and that, but it isn’t hard to wipe it down while your waiting for dinner to cook. I think it can add a whole new life to your kitchen. I just think it is so inviting. I am thinking a combination of over head cupboards and open shelving. Compromising with the hubby as he wants cupboards. I love how in pic 1 they have put open shelving above the over head cupboards. You would surely need a ladder to get up there though!
Bench Tops and Cabinetry
If you asked me right now what my dream kitchen would look like, I would say – white, airy, a bit Scandinavian, a bit of timber, maybe marble benches, no handles, lots of drawers – thats how I want my dream kitchen to look. Of all three pictures my favourite is number 2. Its featured on the cover of this months Inside Out Magazine and as soon as I saw it I thought thats the one! I love the mix of white cupboards, slightly grey benches, with timber shelving featured. And the drawers. I love the drawers. This is the picture I will take to the kitchen place and tell them “I want this”. I am undecided on exact colours and finishes just yet. But will be sure to let you know!
I picture my kitchen being accessorised with pops of soft muted colours, definitely a few plants and a print or two. That will be the fun part once we move in.
I’d love to know your thoughts and opinions on open shelving in kitchens. In the love it or hate it group?