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Kitchens

  • Our new kitchen, A country french kitchen with dark hardwood floors granite countertops light coffee glazed cabinets on exterior and cherry island and butler's pantry.  Solid cast crystal chandelier over island and english country chandelier over kitchen table.  Ceilings are 9 feet high.  Stools & custom window treatments by Ethan Allen.  Giallo Ornamental granite & tumbled marble backsplash., Kitchens Design

    Our new kitchen

    7 photos, 14,212 Views, Flag

  • Talamini kitchen, rustic kitchen on a home we recently completed, Kitchens Design

    Talamini kitchen

    8 photos, 10,145 Views, Flag

  • Beach House Kitchen Makeover, Small Kitchen with no cabinets or counterspace...., Kitchens Design

    Beach House Kitchen ...

    6 photos, 5,055 Views, Flag

  • Rustic Kitchen, Rustic Kitchen, Kitchens Design

    Rustic Kitchen

    3 photos, 6,692 Views, Flag

  • Farmhouse French? ...you tell me!, Hello again! It's been a long while since I have updated any pictures. I am also listed as DecoratingFanatic2., Kitchens Design

    Farmhouse French? ......

    6 photos, 12,548 Views, Flag

  • Pottery Barn Style Open Shelving Kitchen- REPOST, Hubby built open shelving in our kitchen with a surround for the fridge.  Beadboard accents and baskets give it a cottage feel.  We spent about $500 on wood and materials.  The lower cabinets are the same maple ones that were there before we simply painted the island (small sink) and the cabinets along the wall black.  The center island is painted the same colour as the open shelving but with black granite tile counters.  Got the look w/out the price!, Kitchens Design

    Pottery Barn Style Op...

    3 photos, 8,889 Views, Flag

  • Yep, I hate to cook., What do you think? , Kitchens Design

    Yep, I hate to cook.

    4 photos, 5,892 Views, Flag

  • Our Home's Progress...Kitchen, Great Room style Kitchen, Kitchens Design

    Our Home's Progress....

    6 photos, 6,446 Views, Flag

  • Finally Complete! Tiny Kitchen update, Our terribly ugly kitchen gets freshened up. Custom cabinets and glass tile, silestone counters and clean white paint., Kitchens Design

    Finally Complete! Ti...

    8 photos, 4,401 Views, Flag

  • Itallian flair, Dream kitchen, Kitchens Design

    Itallian flair

    2 photos, 1,886 Views, Flag

  •  Mom's Kitchen, Antique white cabinets,hard wood floors and lots of light., Kitchens Design

    Mom's Kitchen

    4 photos, 3,263 Views, Flag

  • From Oak to White-but NOT overnight! some new pics, THE OAK CABINETS WERE NICE, BUT NOT WHAT I WANTED. SO AFTER LOOKING AT ALETTASDESIGN, I GOT UP THE NERVE AND PAINTED!! THE CABINETS ARE OFF WHITE AND THE ISLAND A COLOR CALLED FIRED EARTH. GOT MY HUSBAND TO 'PONY UP' TO THE SAW AGAIN AND CHANGE THE CABINETS ABOVE THE SINK, COMPLETE WITH LIGHTS. I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE RESULTS! STILL NOT COMPLETELY DONE, BUT WORKING ON IT..., Kitchens Design

    From Oak to White-bu...

    7 photos, 3,301 Views, Flag

  • New Modern Kitchen, A true cook's kitchen.  beautiful blue glass granite professional appliances, Kitchens Design

    New Modern Kitchen

    3 photos, 1,659 Views, Flag

  • Laundry Room Paint Idea, What do you do with a boring laundry room that has no window?  Create some interest., Kitchens Design

    Laundry Room Paint I...

    1 photo, 1,941 Views, Flag

  • Wood and Tile Kitchen, Warm comfortable cooking space with commercial appliances.Mixing of wood tile and wallpaper. Traditional painted cabinetry. Eat-in breakfast area with wood top table and primitive rug., Kitchens Design

    Wood and Tile Kitchen

    3 photos, 2,238 Views, Flag

  • Amazing Transformation in NC, I still can't believe this is the same kitchen....out with the dark and in with the light!!!  Haven't decorated yet....will post more pics once that takes place!  The cabinets were built by C&F Custom cabinets in Hope Mills NC...they are painted Off White with a Norris Brown glaze and the island is painted black and lightly distressed. The granite is called Kalahari and the backsplash is Travertino Brick(184996) by Dune.  , Kitchens Design

    Amazing Transformati...

    10 photos, 132,906 Views, Flag

  • Something's Gotta Give Inspired Kitchen, We built what was supposed to be our "dream house" in 2006-07, but I was designing the kitchen in my mind for years before that. I won't go into the gory details, but suffice to say we had a LOT of problems, many still outstanding, and it's likely the house may never be worth what we ended up paying for it, thanks to a crooked/incompetent contractor and other woes. 

On the bright side, though it's not perfect, it's still pretty comfy, especially if you don't look too closely, and it's a lot nicer than any house I ever thought I'd live in, even in my wildest imagination. It wasn't that long ago that I was making Thanksgiving dinner for 12 in a tiny apartment with a 20-year-old coil top stove and 3 sq. inches of counter space, so I do know how very, very lucky I am.

I did all the design, from basic floor plan to decorating, myself, so blame me if you hate it. And, no, not everything is exactly as I'd like it, but the money tree didn't take root, so I work with what I have, including a lot of flat pack furniture. I was inspired by, among other things, the Hampton's beach house in the movie Something's Gotta Give, even though we're nowhere near the water, unfortunately. I guess I'd call my overall "look" cottage beach house via Pottery Barn.

To answer the most frequently asked question ... I'm an avid cook and baker and often feed a crowd so, yes, I really do use all those ovens. There are five, in case you're counting: two electric, one gas, a convection/steam oven and an Advantium.

Thanks to all who have taken the time to share comments, and a special thank you for all those folks who shared their own kitchen pictures, many of which inspired me. I am just trying to return the favor.

If you're interested in additional details and more photos, of the whole house, actually, you can go to: http://susanandmarkw.shutterfly.com, Kitchens Design

    Something's Gotta Gi...

    21 photos, 60,718 Views, Flag

  • Coastal Inspired Kitchen, We wanted something crisp, fresh and bright to greet us in the morning, so we used lemons as our jumping off point. White cabinets with updated hardware and glass tile keep it modern while the butcher block counters keep it earthy. Our pendant lights are inspired by vintage, coastal industrial lights and the striped curtain reminds us of a cabana., Kitchens Design

    Coastal Inspired Kitc...

    3 photos, 12,276 Views, Flag

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