Monday, January 21, 2013

Kitchen Ideas

I am currently helping two friends spruce up their kitchens. 
They are both in very different situations. Friend #1 is in the process of gutting her kitchen. She is planning on being in her house for a long time and is not concerned about resell at this point. Friend #2 hates her kitchen but she does not want to spend a ton of money because she plans on moving soon. 

On the first kitchen we are really focusing on function. She has a new baby and wants the space to be kid friendly. She is adding a dining nook. I have a feeling this will get a ton of use from her family. Tips: Use outdoor fabric- it is super easy to clean. 
Add storage- have the seats open and add drawers on the side. 

While her kitchen is kid friendly, she still wants it to look "adult". We are looking at adding a vintage runner to add some interest. 

Another suggestion was to add inset cabinets. They can be very expensive, and may not be a good option if you are planning on moving.

Example, of overlay cabinets vs. inset cabinets. 

Pinterest sources- great when considering a kitchen reno. 


  1. O wow loving those inset cabinets! Kitchen renos are so fun because they seem to have the biggest impact! Keep us posted on how they turn out!

  2. we have a dining nook and we made it colorful with a lime green leopard pattern! totally brightens up the room

  3. I could not be more excited to have your help- I am loving the inset cabinets!!!

  4. I love that kitchen with the vintage runner!

  5. Oooh...inset cabinets - like those a lot. I'm looking at my 1984 kitchen cabinets and shuddering lol. Someday I'll replace them - thanks for the idea!