I am new to the forum and would like to share what I am doing to my kitchen... Primarily because I need some confirmation that my visions look nice and/or other ideas for it!
I started out with a smallish kitchen, low workspace, 24" stove, and pink countertops. Everything was nice - but not "me".
So far, part of the counter and cabinents are gone and remodeled to fit a 30" range and range hood. Shelves are reinstalled in the extra space and it looks awesome!
Across to the other side of the kitchen, I've planned on building more counter space. I was hemming and hawing about what to do (buy counter and paint all of the counter to match) or use economical butcher block.
I've opted for the butcher block because I think it will look updated and fresh and last longer even if I decide to change the other side of the kitchen. The base of the island are shelves from IKEA (which sounds lazy, but I promise you, looks really good) in white. My walls are yellow (not sunshine, not pale, somewhere in between). I have white appliances and and red small appliances.
So will the butcher block look good in this? It will be about 7ft long, 45 degree angle, and another 2 feet or so.
My other question is, for the other side of the kitchen, what would be a good choice to do the counters? I am painting them (I figure if I blow it, then it's still better than pink and then I'll eventually get them done), and was thinking a greyish/blackish.
Thanks for your help! I need some inspiration!!!
"My other question is, for the other side of the kitchen, what would be a good choice to do the counters? I am painting them (I figure if I blow it, then it's still better than pink and then I'll eventually get them done), and was thinking a greyish/blackish."
Sounds like you've already answered your "other" question by yourself!!
and as to the first question, Yes! butcher block style looks great anywhere! IMHO
Butcher block sounds good.
I woudln't paint countertops unless you're not going to use them. Just a waste of time -- the paint will come right off and it will look horrible.
What matieral are they? If they're laminate with square corners you can re-laminate them.
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