It has been so much fun spending time with our designer and looking at the awesome 3D CAD models of what our kitchen is going to turn into. It's taken us about a month to really come up with a design that we're happy with and there are still a few small details that I want to tweak here and there but we have the main layout figured out. Ahhhh!!! I'm so excited and nervous at the same time to see how it will really turn out.
Now that we've figured out the layout it's time to move onto the fun stuff. Let me tell you though, picking out the cabinets, colors, hardware, flooring, granite, etc has been so much harder than I anticipated! I went in there with a big dreams thanks to Pinterest and Blogs and I've had to put some of them to rest because they just aren't going to fit into our budget. Since we're doing a complete kitchen refiguration that requires construction, the construction is a big chunk of our budget so I'm having to scale back on some other details.
As I told you before I was leaning toward gray cabinets. As much as I would love custom cabinets in the gray of my choice that is just not in our budget so I only had one gray option in the mid level cabinets we were looking at. I loved that color gray but I hated all the cabinet styles it came in :(. Talk about wanting to throw an adult temper tantrum. I was looking for a simple shaker style cabinet and unfortunately their only option that was close was so boring and plain and just looked cheap in the gray. I spent a full week or so looking at the other cabinet styles over and over again hoping maybe I would like another one. I was googling them, pinteresting them, looking at the designers pictures over and over and I just could not find a style that both me and Kyle loved in that cabinet line.
Soooo I had to be a big kid and put the gray cabinets to rest and move on. Here is what I'm looking at now:
-light white/gray granite
Since I couldn't get my gray cabinets I'm hoping to incorporate gray with a backsplash, granite, and gray/blue paint.
Here is our current cabinet choice- we're about 90% sure about it:
Here are some more pictures below from the Homecrest website:
I didn't love it at first but my designer showed me some pictures of a kitchen he designed that used the Sedona in white and I totally fell in love.
Here are some inspiration photos I pinned yesterday to get me excited about the white cabinets and gray backsplash:
I also love this marble backsplash I saw on Bryn Alexandra:
So that is where we are right now! Next step is figuring out the exact backsplash and granite.
I would love to hear your thoughts on a monochromatic kitchen with gray backsplash and gray/white granite. I'm hoping it will look very clean without being too modern and really lighten up our space.