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Kitchens

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

    Beach House Kitchen ...

    6 photos, 4,962 Views, Flag

  • Rustic Kitchen, Rustic Kitchen, Kitchens Design

    Rustic Kitchen

    3 photos, 6,629 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, 12,462 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, 8,807 Views, Flag

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

    Yep, I hate to cook.

    4 photos, 5,830 Views, Flag

  • Cottage kitchen, and all my favorite things...., 1950's costtage kitchen, we updated
all cabinets, we replaced all of the lower
cabinets, and changed all doors on the
uppers.  Added the soap stone counters, and mable backsplash. I love to cook- Viking range.  My husband 
took an early retirement due to the
economy and has done most of the 
work himself. New Marvin window, paint, and crown- we just need the floors., Kitchens Design

    Cottage kitchen, and a...

    13 photos, 8,083 Views, Flag

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

    Our Home's Progress....

    6 photos, 6,379 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, 4,325 Views, Flag

  • Itallian flair, Dream kitchen, Kitchens Design

    Itallian flair

    2 photos, 1,838 Views, Flag

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

    Mom's Kitchen

    4 photos, 3,206 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, 3,221 Views, Flag

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

    New Modern Kitchen

    3 photos, 1,611 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, 1,893 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, 2,196 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, 60,503 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, 12,190 Views, Flag

  • Kitchen with French Country Flair , We currently have this home on the market. It is located in Missouri in the Branson School District. For more information and to look at a virtual tour, the MLS number is 341835. Would make a great permanent residence or vacaton home. 
I wanted a kitchen that was functional and beautiful.  I chose to use three finishes on the cabinets.  I love the way they all work together.  I also wanted to keep the space cozy so I added beams awesome lighting and granite with a lot of brown tones.  I also chose to use pine flooring (rough sawn side up).  This gives the appearance of a reclaimed antique floor.  The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and beyond that is the hearth room so all three areas are open to each other., Kitchens Design

    Kitchen with French C...

    8 photos, 42,930 Views, Flag

  • Aletta's Kitchen... The Other Side of the Story, After viewing my Painted and Glazed Cabinets many have asked to see the eating space in my kitchen so here it is.  I am not finished with this side of the room yet. Looking for fabric for new window treatments also for new prints over the buffet.  You know how it is always looking for something new to decorate with.  I do have a formal dining room but it is set up as an office.  I don't know if I have ever held a formal dinner so this works fine for my family and friends., Kitchens Design

    Aletta's Kitchen... T...

    5 photos, 24,225 Views, Flag

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