hickory cabs/green granite/layouts...it's all here for input!
I've posted twice now about my kitchen but am putting it all in this post to get the most feedback.
Here is my orange (!) kitchen (actually copper). My issues:
- definitely have to replace the tile no matter what. Not sure what will blend with the hickory hardwood in adjoining rooms AND the hickory cabinets
- nothing we do will increase the value in our home - only my sanity - so I'm trying to stay within a $10k budget, which means trying to keep the granite (that I'm not that fond of - don't like the green undertones or how cool it looks to the warm wood cabs)
- was originally planning to add an island (see one layout option) but was convinced here that 37" between the outer cabs and island is not enough. Now am considering a peninsula but worried about the granite issue - don't really want to buy more of what I don't like but not sure I can incorporate a different counter with a peninsula that goes around the corner.
- have also considered painting the hickory cabs white to make the place more happy. I love kitchens that have happy summer colors and this current kitchen screams fall - yellows, oranges, deep reds, etc.
Okay, here are the photos, taken just this morning so maximum light is coming in. This first shot is taken from the garage door/utility room entrance. The dining room is behind that temporary island (please ignore that island - won't stay)