Karen Stripling
Karen Stripling
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  • Rio Linda, CA
Asked on May 13, 2017

Suggestions needed to design my kitchen

Diana DeileyTay-pegSharon Depatie
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I plan to reuse beadboard cabinets in place and leave plumbing intact as well. Planning to paint cabinets white or off white not sure which would be best. Have side-by-side frig, dishwasher and stand alone stove to install. Old house for a very simple lifestyle. Thank you for any ideas to help me get this figured out!
q suggestions needed to design my kitchen
Old orange counters and backsplash are going.
q suggestions needed to design my kitchen
Fridge and white cabinets going to garage.
9 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 14, 2017

    I think white would look reallly great in your space, I'm excited to see how it comes out!
  • Tay-peg
    on May 14, 2017

    Maybe think about putting an island in. It looks like you have the space for one
    • Karen Stripling
      on May 14, 2017

      I did forget to mention an island. Because we have such a small house and everyone stays in the kitchen, I was thinking a big island with seating. Thank you for your great ideas!
  • Annie
    on May 14, 2017

    Why not put the fridge to the right of the tall cabinets and add a narrow island? If you do that, I'd stick with white.
    • Barbara Pfister
      on May 14, 2017

      I'd consider taking out one of the base cabinets and putting the stove there. An island with seating would be great. White upper cabinets with colored base cabinets eould look good, too.
  • Gardening mama
    on May 14, 2017

    Space looks fantastic for an island! Great windows with natural light could make off white cabinets really brighten up the whole room. I would leave that space with the windows near the door open as well.
  • Patricia
    on May 14, 2017

    Wow you've go a great kitchen space to work with! White would look fantastic. I also like the look where the refrigerator is boxed in so it looks like part of the cabinetry. I hope you keep us updated on the makeover!
  • Sharon Depatie
    on May 14, 2017

    I just got rid of my oak cupboards for new white -- now looks X2 as big. (beware new door sizes don't always fit to older cupboard frames. Also, painted coarse oak grain may widen with humidity & time.). Consider inserting beadboard to center of some cupboard doors or use for a backsplash. The bright area to right of fridge could hold built-in banquet with small table as a breakfast nook. AN island down the center with seating would look great & extend storage. I used beadboard on mine & so many people compliment me. Install lots of "task" & "counter" lighting - a kitchen that size will have dim spots. I outlined my floorplan with masking tape & a few pieces of cardboard to help visualize it better. My kitchen is white & black with touches of red & turquoise & it's bright & cherry, even on the gloomiest days. Hope this helps & Good luck & enjoy.
  • Tay-peg
    on May 14, 2017

    You are very welcome . Can't wait to see the pics when you are all finished
  • Tay-peg
    on May 14, 2017

    btw. Love the windows behind your counter
  • Diana Deiley
    on May 14, 2017

    Definitely white for the cabinets with maybe soapstone or cement counter tops. If possible, a large working island with seating on one side with ship lap or bead board walls. Engineered hardwood floors would be spectacular. For budget purposes visit your local Habitat Resale Store. It's a wonderful opportunity to get creative. I recently applied laminate flooring horizontally on my bathroom walls and it looks great. 2 full boxes cost me $5.00 at the resale store. Best of luck with your special reno.
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