It has been one year since we sold our home and started building our new one.
Now, I would love to say that everything is finished and we are living in domestic bliss, however, such is not the case.
After taking about 7 months off (hubby had another project to complete), we have begun work again!
In the meanwhile, we’ve been staring at everything that needs to be done, and we, meaning me, each have our own ideas of what should be first, so we had to prioritize !
One of the projects I am eager to start is actually going backwards !! I have always loved the look of open shelves in the kitchen, but totally capitulated going with upper cabinetry, with the ever present re-sale mantra going on in my own head. So needless to say I have been
obsessing dreaming of open shelves.
I am also wanting to put subway tile in as a back splash, and the two just seem to go hand in hand!
Sometimes I am a little late to the party, but this is something that can easily be done after the fact.
I have one upper cabinet that is situated between the window and glass door, that can be moved to the laundry room creating the perfect place to add this element.
One of benefits of taking our time is that I have plenty of time to decide, not counting budget constraints, on what to pick for some of the finishing touches.
Of course it also means that I can keep changing I mind every time I see something I like!! In fact I have picked three different light fixtures for the island and can’t seem to pull the trigger on any of them!
And the great debate between rustic reclaimed wood for the shelves….
Or something in a metal wrought iron fashion…
Both equally beautiful when paired with the smooth white tile…
Even this small nook looks great with the simple addition of a shelf.
In Darryl Carter’s kitchen rustic shelves are tucked into nooks…
And this stunning beauty elevated and placed center stage…
Lauren Liess placed a free standing unit on top of the counter on each side of the range…
Maybe a combination of the two, kind of a Restoration Hardware industrial look…
We’ll see… not exactly top on the list, but like Scarlet O’Hara says….
I’ll worry about that tomorrow!!
Hope all is well in your neck of the woods…