Tuesday, August 11, 2009

More kitchen inspiration...













(All of the above pictures are from Cottage Living.)



Do you remember this picture from a previous "kitchen inspiration" post? This picture was found on the Better Homes and Gardens website. There were some aspects of it that I really liked, such as the colors. It has a half wall like ours does, and a beautiful wood floor! It also has white bead board between the counters and cabinets, which was our plan for our kitchen...but now David and I are thinking of wider wall paneling like this:



(Cottage Living)


Not the really wide stuff, just wider than the bead board. Part of the reason is that our kitchen has no good "ending" point where we can put the bead board up just between counters and cabinets, so that it's a definite "backsplash". So we thought we could cover the entire kitchen in bead board, but that didn't seem right. I love, love, LOVE the wider paneling:



(Cottage Living)


We both like it more, and a real "pro" for this kind of wall woodwork is that we can put in floor to ceiling in the whole (small) kitchen and then later on, add it to the lower half in the rest of the dining room/breakfast area, with the yellow walls on top, which would connect the rooms.

So, what do you think? Which do you like better, and what would you do if you were us? Any advice or opinions are welcome! What I will do when I get home from our vacation is show you some whole room pictures of our kitchen so you can get a better visual idea of what would look better~ that would probably help. But until then, please do tell me which you prefer, or think would work best! :)


Okay, now I have another question to ask you...We were also planning on putting bead board to the sides of both our upper and lower cabinets to add visual interest as well as to update them. I found a picture of a kitchen where they had the wider paneling on both the walls and the sides of the cabinets, and it looked really nice. Do you think this would be strange? Should I go with the bead board idea instead? Aagghh! I am so not good at making decisions!

Well, I hope you are all doing well and enjoying these summer days! I know a lot of you are heading back~ or already back~ to a normal school schedule...Take care and have a wonderful day! :)



6 comments:

Southern Belle said...

Picture #4 is my favorite kitchen! I love the colors. Both the bead board and wide paneling are pretty. However if I went with my first instinct I am 75% sure I would choose the bead board. At least I think I would...

Twice Remembered said...

Oh decisions, decisions! I really love the look of the wider paneling, too, and this coming from someone who has been planning on putting beadboard up in her whole house for years. I'm not sure which I like better, but wow - that wide paneling looks great! We have wider planks on our kitchen ceiling and I really like it. Maybe you can can get samples or pieces of both kinds and paint them up and prop them up against the walls in different places to see what you think?

Touch decision! Whatever you choose is going to look great, though!

Amy said...

That is a tough decision. I really like the regular bead board, but the wider paneling throughout your kitchen and on the sides of the cabinets would look great! And I like the idea of putting it on the lower half of your dining room to tie the rooms together. (I'm not much help). I just like everything you do to your house!

Montee said...

I like the wider paneling. Welcome back home. I understand what you are feeling. I am from SC and now in TX. There a some things I like here but I love The South. I get to spend my summers there because of my husband's job, but then I have to leave and come back to TX.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I'm a bead board lover...Can't help it. Always have been, always will be. I guess you know my vote :0)

Liz said...

I think either would look nice! I am not good at making decisions like that either!