We custom built our home in 2008. After living in a formal old Tutor, this open-concept, modern home was everything I wanted in that year! I started out with very clean-lined barstools and kitchen chairs selected just for this sleek house. You can those here; I just started softening up our lines with new chairs in 2016. I have few more minor changes on the horizon. You can see the kitchen is really just a part of our main living area:
I did initially hope to get a Sub-Zero fridge and a Viking stove, but quickly found out that I was not in that "range." I got mostly Kitchenaid appliances, which have been great! We also use a Samsung Microwave Drawer and Miele Dishwasher, which have been equally good.
Built to my specifications , the kitchen has double-stacked, frameless cabinets to house my oversized collection of platters and serving pieces.
I put in a big double sink and picked granite that I still adore. I selected long brushed nickel handles that were the new rage at the time and spent hours with the cabinet maker to get a just right color to warm-up for the clean-lined shaker cabinets. Below you can see the nuts that are ever-present on our countertop (except for when my sweet niece with an allergy comes). They are sort of "our thing." At this point they are more for the guests who expect to find them sitting there than they are for us.
Since everything was planned with me in mind, it just works for me! I still love it, even though if I were doing it today, it would be white with a gray backsplash and bronze wherever you see that brushed nickel! I try to keep the counters pretty clear with an appliance garage, but somethings you just need everyday!You know, toasters, coffee pots, a wee-bit of fridge clutter, and a behavior chart (just keeping it real).....
That's really the whole kitchen tour--thanks for stopping by!