Our New Kitchen Design Temper Board (and 5 questions that helped me make choices!)

Our New Kitchen Design Mood Board (and five questions that helped me make decisions!)

At the moment I wished to indicate you our kitchen design temper board and offer you some inquiries to ask your self when designing a kitchen! The weather of our kitchen have been chosen thoughtfully to assist create the temper we felt was proper for this house. The work will start within the subsequent couple of weeks and our kitchen will begin to develop into REAL!

Designing a kitchen for your self (and even you probably have a designer serving to you!) isn’t simple. In the event you care in regards to the finish consequence and love a number of design instructions, you’ll be able to undoubtedly get in your personal method. I’m an over-thinker in the case of such a serious funding, however all that “overthinking” is value it to offer me the boldness that I would like to maneuver ahead.

At the moment I’ll share just a few of my ideas that helped me to make choices and introduced me to the design we’re about to see come to life!

Our New Kitchen Design Mood Board (and five questions that helped me make decisions!)
Sources: Brass Pendant Light // Farmhouse Sink // Blue Range is this one but in 36 inch // Nickel Faucet – This faucet on Amazon is similar model, end and elegance of faucet I’ve, however I purchased mine via deVOL Kitchens. It seems to be a particular deVOL version and the worth I paid was far lower than the model on Amazon.// Jute Wrapped Brass Chandelier with Blue Shades // Blue and White Bunny Salt + Pepper Shakers // Wood Serving Board // Ship Artwork // Blue and White Dish // Blue and White Floral Pitcher // Brass Pepper Mill // Flooring, paint, and counter particulars in future posts!

1. Take into account the environment of your own home and the place you reside.

Our house is really a coastal house. We will see the water from our home windows and might stroll to the seashore in a couple of minutes. We’re situated on an island on the coast of Washington state and are surrounded by each huge evergreen forests and the Salish sea.

Does our location imply now we have to have a coastal type kitchen? No, a location doesn’t restrict your type. However for me, I wish to really feel at peace with my environment. I really like how a house feels when all of it comes collectively in a harmonious method, the place there’s a connection between inside AND out! You possibly can join the 2 with a shade palette, but it surely might be different issues as properly. Your lighting may be impacted by the place you reside, too, so that may play into how your kitchen will really feel a technique or one other, too.

Does a connection to your location imply you shouldn’t have a coastal type if you’re landlocked? In no way, you’ll be able to have a house with coastal influences wherever you reside. You possibly can all the time discover applicable methods to include design parts, equipment and shade palettes you’re keen on.

Our New Kitchen Design Mood Board (and five questions that helped me make decisions!)

2. Take into account design parts that complement the type of house you could have.

While you design a kitchen ideally you need the kitchen to go along with the home, or be capable of add to or improve the temper or type of what’s already there. If your own home doesn’t have a specific type otherwise you don’t just like the one you could have, you’ll be able to mess around with concepts that may make sense.

I’ve all the time beloved coastal design, however the query I needed to reply earlier than I might design our kitchen is what precisely does “coastal” imply for OUR house? Everybody can interpret coastal a bit otherwise! And there have been so many alternative methods to go inside coastal type. At first I thought-about many choices, however finally landed on one which felt proper for us.

Thankfully, I might take design cues from what was already unique to our Nantucket-inspired neighborhood and the type of our house. What is sensible in our house? Conventional parts like bead board, shaker cabinetry, window seats, marble, brass, polished nickel, natural neutrals and a few muted colours, nods to the seaside location … these are all classics that look proper at house right here and can stand the take a look at of time.

Our New Kitchen Design Mood Board (and five questions that helped me make decisions!)
Learn extra about our new kitchen structure, ground plans, and exterior elevations on this publish

3. Take into account any present options or limitations that must be addressed your house.

Our new kitchen house has present home windows that may all be relocated to the brand new eating room. One will stay in place. A brand new set of French doorways within the kitchen will mirror the lounge doorways on the opposite aspect of the home. With French doorways occupying many of the fundamental again wall of the kitchen, and the present opening to the eating room on the alternative aspect, we solely had two partitions left.

We needed to take advantage of these partitions and make the most of the small house in between. A compact dimension, restricted wall house and huge French doorways to the yard undoubtedly formed our choices for the way to slot in storage in addition to design selections.

It can save you all of the fantastic Pinterest and Instagram concepts to start with whenever you’re dreaming and gathering your ideas, however when it’s time to really design your kitchen, it’s essential take a look at the house you’ll even have! These particulars WILL possible change lots of the preliminary concepts or choices you might need made swiftly.

We additionally thought-about the impression of our linked rooms and the course the home windows face in our kitchen. Colours are impacted by the place you reside in addition to the course of sunshine coming into your house. Your shade palette may be additionally decided by any linked areas. You could go into your kitchen planning pondering you undoubtedly need a sure shade within the kitchen solely to appreciate later, that shade doesn’t complement the house you could have. It’s useful to carry your preliminary concepts loosely till you might be truly testing colours and contemplating the small print of your house.

The colours we thought-about have been based mostly on what felt the perfect in our lighting (we examined paint samples and variations for weeks on each wall within the room and round our house on the whole). It was essential to us to consider how it will really feel as we seemed via the opposite rooms into the kitchen.

Whereas there have been a number of moods and colours we thought-about, we needed to decide what was proper for our house. As a lot as I really like seeing the development of darker or moody cupboards, for instance, I saved coming again to the lighting in OUR kitchen. I actually felt that the temper wanted to be gentle, joyful, welcoming, but additionally natural, tender and heat.

What descriptive phrases make sense for the temper of your kitchen? How gentle, heat and welcoming the temper would really feel in our house was a HUGE a part of our resolution course of! It would really feel like you might be over pondering on the time, however ultimately, we’re SO glad we didn’t get swayed by what would in the end not be proper for our house.

Our New Kitchen Design Mood Board (and five questions that helped me make decisions!)

4. What’s the objective of your house (how are you going to make use of it)?

This actually must be primary, it is a crucial consideration! We’re empty nesters, however my dad and mom stay right here and now we have three youngsters, two are married to this point! Hopefully we’ll have grand children sometime. We’ll be internet hosting household gatherings at our house, so we wished to maximise the circulation via the primary ground with as a lot “openness” and “connection” as we are able to (in addition to to the yard). But we additionally wished to retain the present partitions that give every house a definite really feel and objective (kitchen, eating and front room).

Our fundamental ground is sort of small, we additionally wished to permit house for flexibility in addition to incorporating as a lot storage as we presumably might! With solely two partitions to work with for storage, these partitions particularly have been designed with perform in thoughts in addition to how we wish to use our house. Additionally we plan to stay on this house endlessly (now we have no plans to ever transfer), so we’re designing what we love (not for resale). Our wants formed our choices. It’s so essential to think about the way you’ll stay within the house earlier than you get your coronary heart set on design options! Let your self design in your wants first, then incorporate design parts you’re keen on and that match into that house!

Our New Kitchen Design Mood Board (and five questions that helped me make decisions!)
Learn extra about out vary and tap selection on this publish

5. What are your type parts?

The primary two items I selected undoubtedly set the type and introduced readability to the entire different parts. I purchased a particular faucet and vary that I beloved. The range and its shade undoubtedly turned a press release piece within the general design. The remainder of the kitchen helps that shade assertion to let it shine, reasonably than competing or distracting from it.

With an in any other case impartial natural palette, we centered on ensuring we added character, texture and heat in addition to particular areas for my favourite and ever-evolving seasonal equipment. Do you’re keen on adorning with equipment? What colours do you want to make use of? Plan for them in your design! The place will you showcase your favourite issues? Do you could have fairly cookbooks or wish to show dishes or artwork? Do you want to brighten for the seasons or with completely different colours all year long?

We performed with flat lay design boards by simply laying out some equipment we beloved together with the weather on the ground or a bit of flooring or counter to see how they “felt” collectively. It was enjoyable to vary out equipment on the board to see what number of mixtures we might create with only a few accent modifications. As soon as we noticed what we wished, we knew what extra “everlasting” choices needed to be made (and which have been versatile!).

Our New Kitchen Design Mood Board (and five questions that helped me make decisions!)
Learn extra about our faucet and vary selection on this publish

As I used to be dreaming in regards to the potentialities for brand new kitchen, there have been many concepts we got here up with alongside the best way that I didn’t find yourself utilizing! However it’s nonetheless coming collectively as I dreamed it will. It is going to really feel proper in our house and be a real reflection of our household and what I really like.

That’s a problem whenever you’re first designing your kitchen, as a result of ALL of the concepts appear to be potentialities. Particularly in the event you love the creativity of design and need your kitchen to be particular. Early on you’ll be able to take into account a moody kitchen or a vibrant one, one shade of cupboards or one other, white or cream cupboards, darkish wooden, gentle wooden, tile…so many alternative types…the whole lot is an choice. Till it isn’t any extra. Ha!

In some unspecified time in the future, it’s important to slim your selections down. Which means you’ll need to cease contemplating the entire potentialities or it should simply create confusion in your type or your thoughts! Remind your self that there are MANY concepts and types of kitchens that may all be lovely and purposeful for various causes, however you solely have one mission to give attention to presently.

When the time involves decide on YOUR type and YOUR design, you’ll let the others go. Now the enjoyable begins since you begin to run in a single course and fall in love the one you could have! Have enjoyable together with your selections and don’t look again. Seems like marriage recommendation, too LOL! 🙂

There may be a lot extra I wish to share, however I hope this a minimum of offers you a primary look into the design course of!

I can’t wait to share about extra of our kitchen design selections with you, and naturally present you the progress alongside the best way!

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Extra Posts about Our Kitchen Transform:

My New Kitchen Flooring Plan + Mother and father’ Addition and Exterior Elevation

Including Character in a Kitchen Transform: The Story of Our New Vary and Faucet