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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Dream kitchen Inspiration

Whilst I'm still in the planning stage of my dream house I am putting a lot of thought into what I would like my dream kitchen to look like. The kitchen in my last house was very nice, but dark for my liking. It was made of Tasmanian Black wood with Black granite bench tops.
  Our last house had already been fully renovated when we purchased it & although it was a very nice home, it was decorated to someone else's tastes. Changing major elements would have been over capitalising for the market it was in.
This is why building from scratch is so stressful  exciting, its all about ME & I can have just what I want(within budget of course)

Sorry about the quality of the images, I hadn't even heard of a blog when I took these pics...

As you can see, its a little dark

 This is an appliance cupboard, we kept our kettle & coffee & tea here & the cups  above.

The fabulous wine rack that i never managed to completely fill....

Now for my inspiration:

I love  beautiful white kitchens
I love island benches
I love pendant lights over the Island bench
I love walk in pantry cupboards
I love overhead cupboards that reach all the way to the ceiling
I love shaker style doors
I love double bowl sinks

Home Beautiful

Great overhead cupboards. The marble with white & stainless steel looks fantastic

A little pantry love here...

Is this every bodies favourite, its just perfect in every way....

What a nice coffee making set up, perfect for the connoisseur...

This is pretty close to what I would like....

Great industrial looking pendants...

These bamboo roman blinds add great texture, I think I will have these in my dream house kitchen
for sure!!

I couldn't resist adding this one because I LOVE that clock!!!

 This is a gorgeous idea for along the window side of my dream kitchen...

Colour Me happy
This one looks like it has a tile floor in the colour I would like in my dream house, makes me feel I made need to go for black bench tops....

Home Beautiful
These baskets add a nice touch, giving this kitchen a bit of a country feel.

I am having a tile floor in my kitchen, probably a sandstone colour, I really like warm whites.
Do you have any suggestions for the perfect bench top colour to go with my white cabinets & light tile  floors?

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