Help With Accidental Remodel of a Small Kitchen
We're in the middle of an unplanned kitchen remodel of a galley kitchen in our Florida Beach House. It all started when my DW decided she wanted to have the tile changed in the kitchen. That led to us finding salvageable terrazzo underneath. We had the terrazzo refinished and it came out stunningly beautiful. The DW then found granite that matched the terrazzo, then a sink and a faucet and now we're redoing everything but the cabinets. The problem is, we don't have a plan. After reading these forums for a few weeks, we decided to put the brakes on and ask for some advice.
Where do I begin...We need ideas on paint, lighting, how to add a little punch, you know...everything.
I've a attached a few pictures. I couldn't get the color accurate. The granite is tones of brown. Some people seem to see a claret color in it. There is also some white, black and buff. The colors in the close up picture of the sink and the picture of the floor are pretty close. Both the counter tops and the terrazzo floors have a high gloss. As a point of reference, the cabinet pulls and knobs are maple and too yellow for the current counter tops. We have lots of paint samples on the walls, mostly blues and greens and more light yellows and creams to try. We did find some 1" x 1" glass tile for the backspash in a pattern called "Ocean Blues" that matched nicely with some pale green, but were afraid the white grout would get dirty too fast...Anyway, my frustration must be coming out in my post. I'm afraid we're going to end up with a kitchen that is too monotone.
Please, What would you do?
You can click on any of the pictures for a larger version.
Thanks for any help.