Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dreaming of a White Kitchen

For some reason, I am very drawn to white kitchens. Probably not a good idea for a household of 5 boys with "rocks in their pockets":) My husband thinks we need dark wood to camouflage dirt and mud (ha ha).
But a girl can dream right?

I love the bright accents in this one--feels carefree and happy !

The wood island is a nice touch. I think it gives a warmth to the room...

How do you like that cool vintage oven?


And these sinks---love them!



And how about the size of this kitchen... seriously dreamy...

(pictures via google images)

What is on your kitchen dream list?

11 comments:

Rachel Holloway said...

Those all look so bright and fresh and clean! LOVE It! Such a breath of fresh air!

Wish list...I am pretty simple here.
Going for a real dishwasher with a garbage disposal, and enough counterspace to leave my Bosch out...oh ya, and a full side fridge.
:)

Natalie Jane said...

Weird. I am working on a "dream Kitchen" post and I have several of the same photos :)

Tarrant said...

When I was a young teen, our neighbors remodeled their kitchen and went with all white. She craved one for years and showed it off to everyone. Less than 6 months later--she hated it.

Soon after, I learned to hate it as I was her regular babysitter-and everything from the greenhouse window to the appliance garage, to the counters--always a mess.

My dream kitchen is just big enough without too much walking between appliances, a place to eat, tons of counter space and a pantry for food. Cabinets that I can reach would be in that dream kitchen too. We have the worst cabinets--too high for anyone to reach anything but the bottom shelf of them without a step stool, no pantry, so making dinner is like a stair climbing aerobics class.

Melanie Anne said...

Tarrant,
Thank you for sharing your experience! It sounds lke my husband is right--white kitchens are not all that dreamy when you actually have living to do:) I sure think they look beautiful in magazines though!

I agree with cabinets that are more useable--I am a shorty and have always had to have a stool handy while working in my kitchen. I like the way you described cooking in your kitchen as a step class! I can relate!! That is so funny!

Tarrant said...

I do agree though that white kitchens always draw me in magazines and online. I just know from experience that they don't work out well--at least not for me or for my neighbor. If you only needed a decorative kitchen or had someone who was keen on the smell of bleach and chasing crumbs all the time--then go for it.

My older sister also claims grey grout seems like a good idea in the beginning but also is bad in a kitchen because it never looks clean after the first few months. I haven't spent enough time in her house to notice though. (She lives far away)

Brittany said...

WOW!! Ya those look amazing. Cheryl got a farm sink - she loves it. I have to say I had never seen one (or noticed) before she got one. I love the next post - super cool quote. And your menu for this week... yum. I may just start copying your meals - haha! :) Love you sis!

Laura said...

I LOVE white kitchens too- with a kind of country french touch. Get Brad on that project!!

Jocelyn said...

I found you thru The Sister's Cafe. I would LOVE a white kitchen, just gotta wait til my kids are gone! Those sinks are to die for!

Shannon said...

i love love love white kitchens... i have white cabinets now, and when/if we ever remodel i will go with white again. white never seems to look dated, and always looks fresh.

btw, i love your blog!!! i just went to the sisters cafe and here looking for dinner ideas since i'm making my shopping list. :)

Our Red House said...

I love white kitchens too, and they seem to date better than other colours and styles.

Kate

Melanie said...

Melanie - LOVE the white kitchens! Hey...did you get my email responding to your questions about Foodie Blogroll stuff? I sent it from a different email address and wanted to make sure you got it...

 
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