Need help with design ideas for kitchen remodel.
December 2, 2012
I have a 1925 Georgian colonial in Chicago that I have been remodeling (again) since 2008. All is done except kitchen, which is a galley-style and has an L formed by a butler's pantry. We invested in expensive Corian counters @7 years ago and would like to keep. Counters in kitchen are white with snowflakes and pale green in pantry. Have always thought I wanted white cabinets and white marble backsplash. Contractor is being very flexible which is actually mailing decisions more difficult. Have been looking at lots of photos but need help. Most of remodel has been toward strictly contemporary given that doing so might result in true Transitional given age and style of house. Have used color in various ways in rest of house but want kitchen to be clean, modern and using few elements repeatedly for subtle wow factor since house is near front entrance. Love whimsy in general, but as surprises, not constantly. Kitchen also need new floors to replace original hard maple that cannot be sanded again. Like maple and it feels original, but very willing to change, probably to a very dark stain. Will send photos, but would appreciate immediate feedback, especially reading trends. Open even to most forward thinking ideas. Thanks so much. I LOVE this community and am grateful for all input. LRCB