Friday, March 18, 2011

French doors

Something I really love and wish I could have are usable french doors on my house. (Note: I actually DO have french doors on my house...but...) I love the idea of opening them up and letting a rush of air into the house. Of course, living in Memphis having anything wide open like this is a bad, bad idea. Not only would the air rush in, but a herd of bugs as well :) But in the right setting, it would be nice to be able to use them. I also like the way they look, more classy than the typical screened sliding door that most people are forced to use here instead.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Random kitchen pic

This is one of my favorite kitchen inspirations. Although it's nothing fancy and obviously a pretty small kitchen, I like it because - well, it resembles MY kitchen. It's something that I could totally pull off at my house with little effort.

I already have white cabinets. I would just need to add a backsplash - and although I do like the white subway tile here, I'm not sure if that would be my#1 preference. White subway tile seems more like a bathroom tile to me.

Regardless, I have also been wanting to purchase stainless appliances for my kitchen. Not because I am on the "stainless bandwagon" (ahem) but because I think they look best in small kitchens like this. My current black appliances are too heavy for a small kitchen, they stand out and are the first thing your eye is drawn to when you walk in. Stainless would blend in better, and also reflect light which is important in a smaller kitchen.

The countertops look like some sort of stone or quartz maybe...less expensive but they still look very nice. I think granite is again too heavy for small kitchens and completely unecessary.

Overall I just love this kitchen and with a few tweaks I think I could get mine to look strikingly similar.