Shaker or Raised Panel???
Well I had planned to have painted white simple raised panel doors, mainly because all the interior doors in my house have raised panels...and I was completely set on that, told the cabinet maker that is what I wanted and everything. But now it seems that I am falling in love with white shaker kitchens! The cabinet maker hasn't started yet and said that if I want to change my mind it isn't a problem, so I guess what I am asking for is opinions on what would fit better with the style of my house. It is an old farm house that was built in 1889 that we have completely remodeled (not restored)...and by remodeled I mean down to the studs, taken out all lathe and plaster and completely changed the floor plan...but during the remodel we have tried to stay true to the house's character. We have put in all fluted trim and rosette corners, we kept the original staircase that we had refinished, and also the pocket doors. For the kitchen we have added onto the existing kitchen a 19x16 addition...so the kitchen is going to be rather large the original kitchen is 15x17 and the addition (we canlevered out 4 ft) is 19x16, so it is going to be a large space...but the actual cabinets are going to be in the 15x17 space and the addition is going to be used as a big eat-in type space, that we are planning on putting a 4x8 table in...and the style that I am going for is a modern country.(I hope some of this makes sense, I know I am rambling but I have a baby on my lap which makes it hard to concentrate...lol).
Also, some other things about the kitchen, the cabs will be painted white (SW Dover White), the island will be a dark stain (haven't picked yet), and the floors will be 5" maple also stained somewhat dark, stainless steel appliances, dark laminate counters on the perimeter and light laminate on the island...(soapstone was the plan, but had to cut to be able to do the addition).
So, I guess I'm just asking for opinions and would really like to see picture of kitchens that show either of these styles.