Is your kitchen the work horse of your house?
Is it the place where your family hangs out?
Is it the homework station or craft station?
Is it the dropping ground for everything from mail to hand tools?
Or is your kitchen your hangout, the place where your creativity goes wild?
On my An Extraordinary Day Facebook page I regularly post kitchen photos.
I seem to be a bit obsessed with kitchens lately. Maybe it’s because I have a kitchen that mostly works, but isn’t my style. Maybe it’s because my kitchen is the smallest kitchen I’ve ever had. Maybe it’s because it’s a dark U-shaped kitchen with dark cabinets and one small window. Or, maybe it’s because it’s not mine and I’m limited in what I can do to make it mine.
One thing I do know for sure.
A girl can dream.
So come along with me for a bit of fun and inspiration….
….and some kitchen deliciousness!
American Gothic architecture makes my heart go pitter-patter.
Just look at those lovely glass-fronted cabinets with the American Gothic design.
I really do like most of the elements of this kitchen.
It’s bright, spacious, and there’s room for preparing a meal for a crowd,
or having a crowd gather in the kitchen.
What is it about dish rack storage for dinnerware?
Is it textural or is it just a great architectural statement?
The marble back splash tiling is really popular right now. Do you love it?
Me…I need a bit more warmth and color.
Wouldn’t it be fun to switch out the lampshades on the pendants
for something more colorful and whimsical?
Wood floors are my favorite for a kitchen.
They create such warmth.
And as someone who whirls around the kitchen quickly,
the wood is more forgiving when something is dropped onto the floor.
What else catches your eye here?
More glass front cabinets with lovely America Gothic Windows!!
They surely are the touch that makes this kitchen go from ordinary to extraordinary!!
What do you think about the chairs? I like to have seating in or near my kitchen prep area.
These coral-backed chairs are stunning. But, as much as I love them,
I think I’d like to see a repetition of the American Gothic window design in the chair backs.
What do you think?
Oh….and that blue lantern! Yes!! I’m head-over-heels for it too!
Kitchen Great Room
My ideal kitchen would have space for cooking, entertaining, and gathering.
I love how this great room kitchen has it all!!!
More space than I will ever need with fabulous natural light and airiness.
What are you loving about this kitchen?
Windows make a kitchen shine!
Can you imagine looking out this gorgeous window?
It really makes the kitchen, don’t you agree?
Again….those windows!!! I’d feel like I was cooking in the great outdoors!!
It would be so convenient for entertaining too.
Are you smitten, like me, over beautiful windows?
The chandelier is fun and more lovely wood floors.
Pure kitchen deliciousness!!
The Heart of the Home
Is your kitchen is the heart of your home?
In every house I’ve lived, the kitchen seems to be a people magnet.
Here’s a kitchen that actually places people in the center of the kitchen.
Okay… not really… but this amazing island with built-in seating is surely the thing
for parties, and homework, and general hanging out by the cook.
Recently I shared this kitchen on Facebook and WOW! was I surprised by the response.
I now know the meaning of “going viral.”
What makes all these kitchens so yummy?
Great window styling with lots of windows or large windows.
Great design elements like the American Gothic detailing on the cabinet doors.
Warm wood floors.
Spacious areas for cooking, dining, and gathering.
These kitchens all have elements that I
I’m pretty sure that I could easily move into any one of the lovely kitchens.
But, for the most part they are pretty colorless.
I’m a girl who LOVES color.
How about you?
Let’s take a vote… White or Color?
Here’s just a bit of inspiration
for giving any of these delicious kitchens a flavor boost.
So tell me! Did one of these kitchens catch your eye?
What kinds of kitchen dreams do you have?
If you’re looking for some quick and delicious recipes…
you’re in for a treat.
Thanks for stopping by today… I can’t wait to hear your lovely thoughts!
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