i've asked this before, but finally i'm in the home and able to post pictures. we have a galley kitchen. cost prevents replacement of cabinets - but i love the grayish/tan/mauve finish. saying that i would love to somehow utilize the adjoining room that is 18'x12'. one side opens to an outdoor screened in lanai, the other side is the garage. i've thought of placing a kitchen island with bar stools and maybe building base cupboards along the far wall, with maybe a desk area built in and use it for buffets, etc. is this too much? i painted the small galley wall area in a plum/lavender color that compliments the cupboards and now, i'm not sure what color cabinets i should be buying. i think white would be too white and the dark gray at ikea would be too dark??? the tiled floor in both rooms are tan/gray/pinky looking. i'm pretty handy and thought maybe i should try to whitewash wooden cabinets. any ideas or suggestions would be extremely appreciated.