Kitchen cabinets dilemma
We are building a home and will be pouring foundation in just a few weeks. I spent months trying to find the best design for my kitchen, only to change my mind after our architect drew our plans. Not to worry, the kitchen designer can work within the dimensions..you can see our plans below.
We are eliminating the U shape and going with an L shape, so the short wall of cabinets are gone. This allows us to have a longer island, instead of a square, we will be able to seat 4, 3 on one side and 1 one the shorter side.
I've chosen shaker style white painted cabinets and am still debating whether to do overlay or inset- huge cost difference...I love the look of inset but hubby will obsess if not perfectly aligned all the time! Plus the additional cost, grumble grumble!!! We will have jet mist granite countertops, either honed or leathered.
One concern I have is that when you come in the front door and come down the hall you can see my kitchen. I know I will need to upgrade the side panels but any other suggestions?
Also considering doing away with some of the upper cabinets- but not sure where to eliminate. It is a big kitchen. Any ideas?
One more question- should I do a window seat in breakfast area? Or a banquette?