Suggestions for White Kitchen Remodel
Hi, everyone! I have been reading so much about kitchens, I think I'm going to explode. Lol.
We are planning to remodel our kitchen. It started out with my aversion to our tile kitchen counters.
I would like to keep our kitchen white...I like the airy, open feel of white. The layout will remain intact for the most part [unless I get some ideas that I haven't thought about].
Our cabinets are in great shape and don't need to be changed out. I would keep our doors, but there are several that have some damage to them and there are a few things I would like to change out. So, I'm thinking of just replacing the doors vs having someone professionally paint them. I don't know if someone has a better suggestion.
Things we're considering doing [open for suggestions, please!]
*removing tile counters and putting in granite [colonial dream]
*new backsplash--not sure what though, maybe a beveled subway tile
*new knobs for the doors/ new pulls for the drawers
*new stainless undermount sink, faucet
*changing out the double wall oven. It's a 24in wide Thermador that works but it's 20yrs old and if we're doing the work now, our GC thinks we can widen the opening to fit a 27inch instead.
*Panelled vs SS dishwasher---I'm leaning towards panelled b/c of the placement of the DW, any thoughts?
*adding an overhang on the island for counter height seating [still debating the depth, either 12 or 14inches]
*close off the open shelves on either end of the island to give it a more 'furniture' feel
*lengthen the doors on the front of the island where the overhang is to get rid of drawers [since we can't use the drawers anyway].
*add toe kick trim around island and at bottom of desk
***at the left end of the kitchen, we have this weird transition. The bottom cabinets end at an angle but the top cabinets don't line up. I was thinking of adding a narrow cabinet and then an angled cabinet to match the angle of the bottom cabinet. Need help with this one! Right now the backsplash just kind of juts out.
***what to do about the doors??? I like the style/color just not sure what to do bc if we add some cabinets, we would need to match new doors with the current doors. Also, I want to add some end panels to the desk area and to the upper cabinets flanking the sink.
***giving some height to the existing top cabinet moulding and adding very simple moulding to the bottom of the top cabinets.
So, I would love to hear any suggestions that people have for me.
I know it's not a major overhaul, but I've spent a lot of time thinking of ideas and would love to get some input:)
Thanks in advance for everyone's help!!!!
Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen pictures