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Old 05-09-2012, 07:35 PM
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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OK, I've attached a photo.

This is how bright it is in the late afternoon. I was standing in the den, so you can see how tight this space is, with 8-foot ceilings and the world's tiniest ceiling fan.

I have not done anything to the kitchen except throw up the requisite pottery above the cabinets. Check out those polished brass knobs!

I know you might have a million suggestions for this space, but I really am limited to cabinets and backsplash now. Remember, floors will be hardwood next month.

Y'all don't be jealous!

And thanks!!
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Old 05-09-2012, 08:27 PM
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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Thanks for all your help.

I have started a new thread so folks will know there's a photo attached.

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Old 05-10-2012, 12:21 AM
Location: The Middle
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Some inspiration....

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Old 05-10-2012, 11:15 AM
Location: earth?
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Green is not good in a kitchen (subconsciously suggests bile) . . . basic color psychology.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:32 PM
Location: Asheville
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I loved CAT's dark brown wood counters & floor pic. I myself actually prefer dark brown cabinets and dark brown furniture in general, with white wall colors in main living areas (colors in bedroom areas).
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:18 PM
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Originally Posted by Cattknap View Post
I love an all-white kitchen.....then things like wood, silver, a beautiful green plant, colorful textiles - they look great against the white and you can change them out with almost no color limitation. Also an all white kitchen can go many ways design-wise - contemporary and austere, cottagy, country, traditional, etc.

I really like this kitchen (which has been featured in Country Living and other magazines) - they have stainless appliances but white would work:

A Country Farmhouse: The Kitchen

Note the butcherblock counters - the wood with the white and stainless is quite beautiful.

I am sooooooooooo loving the open shelving in that kitchen. It is so pretty. Oh, I am getting ideas.....and this is the reason I cant seem to get my kitchen, I keep getting ideas and changing my mind every six seconds.

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:25 PM
Location: The house on the hill
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Leave the cabinets white, but change the hardward and faucet to oil rubbed bronze. Also change the backsplash to something more neutral. I think the cabinets will be okay once your hardwood floors are in because you will see more contrast.
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Old 05-11-2012, 06:12 AM
Location: Prospect, KY
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Gigimac - I agree that contrast with the white cabinets and wood floors and counters is striking yet simple.

Nightcrawler - the open shelving is something I love too - I have a cabinet next to my sink that I have been thinking of removing and replacing with open shelving....the cabinet holds stacks and stacks of white dishes that I use every day and for parties (buffets)....those dishes could just as easily be on open shelving as in the cabinet.....I'm just chicken to do it :-).
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