The kitchen in our house is the spot that looks the worst- in my opinion. The dining room is cute, but that kitchen, ugh! Since day 1, I’ve been planning a big old kitchen renovation. I have some exciting items on their way so I thought I’d share the Florida House kitchen plans.
Florida House plans
Let’s dive right in with the mood board. There’s some exciting items that I’ve been keeping top secret! Like the top left Bird and Branch wallpaper. That’ll go on the wall with the window in the dining room. Look what a difference it’ll make here-
I’m still really wanting to add a bench for banquette seating here. My husband isn’t so sure. I think it’ll really make things look more cozy while adding storage and we can seat 5 people at the table with it. Adding softness with a bench cushion would be nice. The down side is, some of the mural would be covered up. So I’ll wait & see once the wallpaper is up. What do you think?
The reason that I’ll be tearing out the cabinets instead of redoing them is that the quality is horrible. They aren’t original, they’re laminate, and the drawers barely open and close. There’s about 8″ of wasted space on the left side of the stove which is a lot in this tiny kitchen. Also, I’d like to tear out the rounded florescent lighting and bring the cabinets to the ceiling.
Lastly, I’d like to add a dishwasher since the countertop space to the left of the sink is currently occupied with a dish dryer. We’ll also be pricing out tearing out a wall to add a peninsula and open the kitchen to the living room. This’ll really modernize things and add a bunch more countertop and cabinet space!
Honestly, the thing I am MOST excited for is that I have appliances from Big Chill that are on their way!!! They should be here on Thursday of this week!!! I have dreamed of using Big Chill appliances for years in my home so this is a big deal. You know that I don’t believe in boring appliances so the fact that these’ll be a pastel turquoise will be super fun.
I’m seriously so happy I could cry! In my last house, I painted my fridge twice (once with rainbow stripes and once pink) to get the retro look. I also covered my stove in pink car vinyl. To be able to have fancy appliances feels really special to me. DIYing is wonderful! I’m just grateful to have appliances that look exactly how I want. You know?
So here’s what I’m thinking- light quartz countertops, white tile backsplash, brass hardware and faucet, white upper cabinets, but what color lower cabinets? At first I was thinking of doing pink lower cabinets like Studio DIY’s. But do you think that’ll be too much with the light turquoise appliances? I could do white lower cabinets too. I’d honestly love your thoughts!
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