(Closed) Home Question Part 2: How Do You Feel About THIS Kitchen? Kitchen Suggestions?

posted 5 years ago in Home
  • poll: Do You Like The Set Up Of This Kitchen?
    Yes I like it : (50 votes)
    75 %
    I like it, but I would change _____ : (14 votes)
    21 %
    I do not like it and would change ____ : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Other : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    4049 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I’m not a homeowner and won’t be one for several years likely, but I do really like the kitchen layout. I lose an island, so that’s great. And gas stove! I greatly prefer gas to electric. I can control the heating so much better, and it takes less time to heat up a pan with gas, I find.

    That’s all! I’m so not knowledgable, but you mentioned gas stoves, and I must sing their praises!

    Post # 4
    8453 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I love the layout and look of this kitchen.  If I were to change anything it’d be the floors (I prefer tiled kitchens), but it’s beautiful just the way it is.

    Post # 5
    5762 posts
    Bee Keeper

    This one I like MUCH better than the last, but I still don’t understand the staggered cabinet thing. 🙂 Finshes look nice and it has everything you need, so how does it look from farther back? Is it completely open or is there another half wall?

    Post # 6
    2419 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I really like this a ton! I’m hoping one day I can have a kitchen as gorgeous as this!!

    Post # 7
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I would LOVE that kitchen!!!! The only thing I see as being a little annoying is the distance from fridge to prep area to sink to stove. But I think I am willing to get a new flow down for that kitchen.

    I honestly don’t understand electric stoves. My sister has one and I hate using it. Yes, water boils faster, but that’s about the only perk I see from electric. So this kitchen having a gas stove is just a big plus to me!

    Post # 8
    3947 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I think this kichen looks great.  I think the only think I might change is either the counters or the backsplash.  There’s something about it that doesn’t go together that great to me.  But that’s all cosmetic and nothing to worry about initially.

    Post # 9
    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    This one is absolutely gorgeous!  The only changes I would make (if it were possible) would be to have taller upper cabinets which run right up to the ceiling, and change the fridge to counter-depth.  Otherwise, I LOVE the distressed detailing on the cabinets, the granite is beautiful, and I really like the desk.

    Post # 10
    6512 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    SO pretty!  I love it!

    Post # 11
    3886 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love cooking with gas— way better than electric– so that is a big plus.

    I like (not love) the floor plan on this kitchen; seems to give you a good amount of work space, but the layout is awkward. For example, you have to cross the stove anytime you get something out of the fridge, or go around the island, so that’s going to make traffic jams if you have more than one person preparing food. While the island is good working space, it’s too far removed from the sink. Nitpicky, I know, but I am pretty obsessed with maximizing functionality in a kitchen, and this one looks like it’s designed more for looks than for functionality.

    If I was buying the house, this wouldn’t be enough to put me off, but if I were starting from scratch I would have some heavy redesigns to be made.  If you’re not planning to do a lot of cooking, then it would be fine.  It does have a good layout for entertaining though.

    I’m not a fan of the color scheme and if I were to buy this house, I would definitely be changing the cabinetry to something more wood-toned.  The white is very harsh, especially with the stainless appliances.  A color scheme more in the woods/naturals/earth tones would be warmer and more elegant in my book.

    Also I love having hardwood floors in the kitchen but they do take a bit of upkeep; make sure you only clean them with Bona or similar products (murphy’s oil soap will leave a residue film over time) and you should plan on having them refinished every 6-12 months based on how much traffic you get in there. Wood floors need to be kept dry which is a bit of a challenge in a kitchen.

    Post # 12
    11234 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Love! I’m not huge on the cabinet hardware or the kitchen desk, but whatever. Love everything else, so those don’t really matter. That fridge is in an awkward spot, too, and sticks out so much. The paint color isn’t great (but whatever), and I don’t like the pendant lights, but those are easily changed. And I agree with @KateByDesign about the backsplash. I like that backsplash, but not with those countertops/cabinets.

    I also really like the varied-height cabinets with space at the top. Room to put stuff up there, gives an interesting look, etc. I guess I don’t know why you’d rip out these beautiful cabinets just for a couple of extra inches of space, especially since, personally, I’d never be able to reach up that high. I don’t like the look of ceiling-height cabinets, though.

    Post # 13
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    I LOVE gas stoves. I”ve used both gas and electric over the years and gas will always win, hands down. It wins by so much it’s almost unfair to put the 2 in the same race. There is so much more control with the temperature and you don’t have to wait for coils to heat up. Also, we lucked out with a gas stove that has a precise simmer on it that is amazing. Darling Husband and I are avid cookers and, frankly, electric can kiss our asses. 😉

    Post # 14
    2825 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I would not complain about having this kitchen!  🙂  It’s awesome.

    The only thing I would change (if I were being REALLY picky) would be to put one of those double oven wall unit with a flat top on the island instead of the stove (and make the island have a breakfast bar so it’s a little wider).  But that’s being really picky for a “dream” kitchen.

    Post # 15
    2023 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I love the overall look of the kitchen! BUT one item that drew my immediate attention is the microwave located within the island.  If you have kids, want kids, etc – it is very likely that they will put things that do not belong in the microwave and cook them.  Beware!!!  This is definitely a hazard with youngsters living in the house.

    Post # 16
    4583 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Umm, yes please! I would take that kitchen in a heartbeat. I do see the PP’s point about the low microwave but that wouldn’t be a dealbreaker for me.

    It took a little time to adjust to a gas stove after years of using an electric one, but I seriously love it now and would hate going back.

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