Things have been so busy and hectic around here – our move-in date has been bumped back another couple of weeks, however we have to, HAVE TO, be finished and ready to move in for April 21st. That is our tentative move-in date. I am terrified because the house is covered in drywall dust, pipes are still exposed, and there are SO many things that need to be finished.
Like our kitchen.
We had previously chosen a super slick and minimal design for our kitchen – it was our dream kitchen! Until we realised that: a) our dream will be costing us over $100k, and b) we’re not rich.
After months of hemming and hawing, pricing out ‘copycat’ looks with local carpenters and kitchen installers, and either way, we would most likely have to remortgage our house for our dream kitchen. Boom goes the dynamite.
We’re now turning our previous look on its’ head and turning our kitchen into an industrial/rustic/modern kitchen with exposed shelving and reclaimed furniture pieces.
Open shelving with a variety of different textures and materials – wood, stainless steel, dark grey painted surfaces, a chalkboard wall, our orange le creuset pots and knives hanging on a magnetic strip.
What do you think of this style?
As much as I love a really minimal look, I think that there’s a certain comfort to the kitchens above, a certain ease to living. Things can still be organized, everything can be in its’ place, but it’s welcome and open to family and friends. I think I like it.