Painter comes next Friday, not sure of kitchen cabinet color!
My kitchen cabinet saga has been going on since the day we moved into this house. Many of you have been right there with me the whole time (probably the ones who refused to open this thread, lol) We've always wanted to paint them. They're not in bad shape. House isn't only 6 yrs old. I'm just not a fan of the builder grade, honey oak. I dream of painted cabinets. Plain and simple. It's what I'm drawn to. It's what I'd be doing in my dream house in a heart beat. So, why can't I just commit and paint the ones in this house?? Stupid resale! It's always in the back of my mind. But now..I simply don't care!!! The market here is horrible. This was the year we wanted to sell, and it's looking like it'll be more like 2, or 3. The house next door, which is slightly bigger just sold for 25K less then we paid for ours 3.5 yrs ago. We can't take that kind of hit. So, it's game on! I'm going to have the kitchen I want even if I'm only here a couple of years. And I'm dead set on NOT worrying about my resale. Instead, I'm going to make it the cutest kitchen on the block :) Set myself apart from all the other cookie cutter homes in my neighborhood. All with the same cabinets, counters, etc. I'll be the one people remember. Good..or bad :)
We've already replaced the counters, dh put in a subway tile back splash. And I no longer have that feeling of dread. I'm excited now :) (ok, still feeling some dread, lol)
Sooo, now the big decision. COLOR!! Always wanted white. It's what my eyes and heart are first drawn to when I flip through magazines. And pour over decorating blogs.
But, I'm seeing more and more black that I like.
Yes, we have the white appliances. And they're staying. And it's what keeps me from being 100% sure on either color. I've seen the white appliances work well with both colors. And I've seen it tank pretty hard, too.
We get a LOT of light in there. So, that's not a concern.
We're either beefing up the molding, or dh is building something above the cabinets. Open boxes, that serve as open storage. We'll put up beadboard behind the bar, and end of cabs. Under cabinet lighting. And dh is trying to convince me to put hardwood floors through out the kitchen and living room.
Oh, and we also plan on putting glass inserts in a couple of the cabinets, just not sure which ones yet.
I'm leaning towards black cabinets right now. If the painter came today, that's what it'd be. Distressed? Not distressed? I don't know.
But, because we decided to hire out the job, I'm more confident about the idea of having them painting. I just didn't want to mess it up, and regret it.
I need opinions, advice, reassurance :)
Color ideas? Which doors to have glass in? At first, I wanted to leave the doors off of a couple. But, I think I'm over that. As much as I love that look. If we do black, I think having some glass to help reflect some light a bit would be good.
As always, thanks!!!!
and this is what this hot mess used to look like about a year ago :)