Ideas needed for kitchen reno (pic included)
OK, here is the hideous kitchen in our new home. I'm in need of some ideas. The only thing staying is the cabinets. Appliances, countertop, sink, faux brick vinyl floor, and 80's era flourescent lighting has got to go. To the right in this picture is a sitting area with a nice bay window. Thanks ahead for all your ideas, and I will definitely post pics as we go through the project.
I'm open to ideas on everything, but here are my current thoughts...
We will likely go with a laminate stone looking floor, probably a lighter color. The dining room and hallway next to the kitchen have light hardwood floors, so trying to match the wood color is likely out of the question. And tile is out because the subfloor is not completely flat and I don't want cracking tiles.
We will be putting stainless steel appliances in.
Not real sure just yet. We would like quartz since it seems slightly cheaper than granite yet has a similar look. The estimate I calculated has this around $3,000, which is a bit steep. We are also thinking of going with a lighter color, but would love to hear other opinions. If there are any nice solid surface countertops out there I would love to hear it.
OK, here is a problem. We will definitely remove the flourescent light fixture, but I'm scared to see what the ceiling looks like underneath it (right now it's the popcorn type ceiling, which I'm not crazy about). Hopefully we won't have to scrape the entire ceiling down, but we may have to. Any and all ideas are welcome here, because I have no idea what to do with the ceiling/lighting.
We're thinking of either a really light green or maybe a light tan, no final decisions yet but it will likely depend on the countertop and floor colors.