White or wood kitchen?
I've been dreaming of a white kitchen, with wood floors and lots of light, for years! Then, it became popular again...you see them in all the magazines...and a few things have me reconsidering.
First, we're moving the kitchen into an area that has a beautiful, floor to ceiling raised brick fireplace. It's a very nice red brick (almost a bit of a rose color) and we do NOT want to paint it.
Second, we like white appliances and have chosen a tile backsplash with a white background...so it's starting to feel very white, if we use white cabinets.
Third, in the new plan, we have lots of windows in the kitchen and not many upper cabinets...so the wood will feel a bit lighter, IMHO.
And finally, white sometimes seems a little cold. Maybe it's the stainless steel appliances and marble countertops you see in many of the designer kitchens...but with our long winters (and not living on a Florida beach) we're having second thoughts about white.
So, I'm wondering...what are you choosing for your new kitchen? Are you planning white, wood or something else? What about appliances, backsplash and countertops? Is the kitchen open to other rooms or its own space? Do you have a fireplace open to the kitchen area?
Thanks in advance and I'm just wondering what other people area planning to do with their homes :)