10.30.2013

Kitchen Updates: Picking out Cabinets

It's been awhile since I've given you any house updates but we are in the process of picking out materials for our kitchen renovation!! 

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:

-white cabinets
-gray backsplash
-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:

 It's the Sedona style by Homecrest and we would get it in Alpine white. 

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:

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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.   

16 comments :

  1. Yay! It's going to look gorgeous! So clean and fresh!

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  2. We seriously have the SAME taste! You are scaring me bc we are looking for a new house and I want to "gut" a kitchen and make it my own! Problem-I have EXPENSIVE taste! Ugh! I do not mean to have it, I pick out the MOST expensive without even knowing/seeing prices! I LOVE the marble backsplash! Very, very classic!!

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  3. I love the color scheme! The white cabinets will be so pretty and you'll make up for the grey with the back splash and granite. That's so exciting!

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  4. It took me FOREVER to decide on our kitchen cabinets and color scheme. I knew I wanted "white" but off-white or WHITE? I knew I wanted granite countertops, but was COMPLETELY lost on what color. We still haven't done our back splash. I want one, but I can't decide on that either! Who knew it would be so stressful, right?!

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  5. I love that last picture! The marble backsplash is gorgeous and I love the way the cabinets are framed with the molding at the top. I think your plans sound like they'll be gorgeous! And I totally get how making all those choices is tough. I AGONIZED over the finish of our hardware for an inappropriate amount of time. I get it. :)

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  6. I LOVE the look of white cabinets but when we redid our kitchen we didn't use them because we were afraid of the hassle that would come with keeping them clean with a kid and pets. We had white cabinets in our condo (pre-kid) and even then they always seemed to get dirty somehow. So we did the darker cabinets but like I said I LOVE the look of the white and gray.

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  7. Love the white cabinets! I'd kill for them! They look awesome with the gray.

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  8. Great choices, classic. What about doing an island in a different color. My mom did that and it looks great.

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  9. I love white kitchens, they are so gorgeous!

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  10. I love it and I think you'll find that you won't tire of this look because it's so classic! Take pics along the way so we can see how things are looking!

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  11. A grey back-splash...oh my! I really love it and I can't wait to see what you end up doing.

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  12. I'm a big white kitchen fan so I love the look! The grey back splash is going to look awesome!

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  13. I cannot wait to see the finished kitchen! I am in love with all things white!

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  14. Just browsing through your posts, and had to comment on this one - I LOVE a gray and white kitchen! Your inspiration photos are perfect. I am dreaming of a kitchen reno, but waiting for plans from the architect to see if it's feasible!! xo

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  15. How did your kitchen turn out? I recently ordered Alpine White Sedona maple cabinets by Homecrest. I'm afraid they might be too white and not warm enough. I looked at their French Vanilla color, but thought it was a bit too yellow.

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