Klopf Architecture (I could live with this one!)
Following the advice of Modern Country Style, I pulled out my clippings file and narrowed it down. One advantage of having spent years thinking about redoing the kitchen is that I have a lot of clippings! Then I went through my Houzz kitchen file as well.
But it's turned out that I don't have a huge range of ideas when it comes to finishes, colours and the like. Having looked through my collection of kitchen images, there are two combinations I like. The first is white cabinetry with timber countertops. They make me swoon.
But timber countertops are pretty high-maintenance. If not sealed properly, they can rot around the sink. Guess how you find out it's not sealed properly? When it starts rotting around the sink. And white cabinets? For a garden-to-pot cook with two boys?
That left my other option: timber doors with something more durable on top.
But this is my favourite colour combination so far: timber doors with a white countertop and green tiles. Pity that architecture firm is so far away.
So when it comes to thinking about elements of my kitchen, my list is:
- Ease of cleaning and maintenance
- Very simple door profiles
- Timber and other natural or natural-looking materials
- Solid colour, no patterns
- A leaning to green and blue colours
- Elbow room for cooking
- No glitz, no tizz!