We started this project as a potential flip, but quickly after working on it, I knew this was going to be my next home. I had been drawing up plans to add on to our current house...for years. First it was going to be a simple master suite added on to the back, but then I realized I wanted more living space so I added another floor to it. We were so close to starting that addition when Terrace became available. I pretty much fell in love with the windows and the larger sized yard, especially since we have two Great Danes and a baby on the way (who is now here)! So we tossed the addition plans and set forth designing Terrace to our specific taste, rather than a flip!
When renovating an old house, I feel like the kitchen design sets the tone for the rest of the house. I guess that old cliche saying "the kitchen is the heart of the home" is true. So I decided that was the best place to start!
I gathered up the pictures that inspired a lot of the design decisions in this kitchen. When looking at them as a whole, they look pretty un-related. So I pin-pointed the driving factors in each inspiration photo. To summarize, here are the main features I am going for:
- DARK + MOODY! I painted my current kitchen/dining black and I love it. No all white kitchen here!
- Modern with a traditional twist. I think the middle/top row picture captures that vibe perfectly. Also, the way the overlay detail runs across drawers/doors was a huge factor in my cabinet design. More on that later.
- A little bit of color (green). If you know me personally, then you are probably aware of my love for everything black/white. I have been drawn to more color lately, which is WAY different for me. I'm going for it though!
- Herringbone floors. Most of these images have them. And almost every other kitchen I was drawn to had them. Obviously I need them. They also play into that modern but classic/traditional look.
So let's recap the floorpan a little.
And show a little progress!
More progress pictures and finish selections coming up soon!