The cabinets and all the walls and trim throughout the house are painted in benjamin moore’s simply white. So glad to see all the details and to know they were able to keep the costs down without sacrificing style, something I admire and strive for with my own renovations.
We didn’t use pine since it is such a soft wood, and has a yellow undertone to it, that might change the coloring we were going for. It did add to the cost, but I’m so glad we did it! You can also find different brands of these knobs and to top the list are Amerock knobs.
I wanted mine to be the same from the counter up. It took me six months to find something I liked and could afford. This is one of the most appealing, attractive and serene kitchens I’ve ever seen. Yes, it’s a drag to be so limited in terms of what we can cook, and to have to carry dishes from the makeshift kitchen to the laundry room where we wash them by hand.
Other than toy storage, we never really thought of the family room wet bar as a practical feature of the home. Without the help of friends, and father-in-law, we never would have finished in a day. I wish we had done that years ago, it really opened up the space.
I made sort of a coffee bar out of it. The top shelf houses the coffee mugs, and the top drawer holds the coffe containers. But because we are using paper plates and plastic utensils, buying more prepared food and eating out more, we spend much less time preparing meals, washing dishes and cleaning the kitchen.