Black and White

February 27, 2013 at 9:30 AM 4 comments

For you loyal readers out there, you’re well aware at this point that Kate has had her baby, Josephine Audrey Belchers. Too cute for words! So while Kate is enjoying motherhood, I’ll be taking over as guest blogger for awhile, today being my official debut. I wanted to start off with a classic. A client has recently moved into a beautiful old home but its in much need of some TLC. Since the whole house will eventually be renovated, they decided to start with the kitchen because that’s where everyone spends the most time anyway.  The existing kitchen has some unnecessary walls and the cabinets and conter tops are a little outdated, but amazing potential. Here is the existing kitchen. IMG_1147 As you can see, there is room for a much bigger and brighter kitchen with a very open floor plan. When discussing style and color, we all agreed a classic black and white kitchen would be the way to go. Here is what we have in mind as far as layout. kitchen We’re going to knock down the wall separating the kitchen from the rest of the room, creating a more open space like the kitchen pictured above and add counter seating and an island. Since there is nothing a fresh coat of white paint can’t fix, we decided to go with a black and white color scheme for the new kitchen. kitchen3kitchen2 Aren’t they the greatest? The window above the sink and main counter area opens up to a huge deck with great sun exposure, so we’re replacing the current window with a shutter style window and installing a counter outside creating an indoor/outdoor feel.

outdoor kitchen

Wouldn’t it be great for entertaining in the summertime? I’ll make sure to keep you updated on the transformation.


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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nick  |  February 27, 2013 at 9:58 AM

    Great ideas! The kitchen window sounds super fun. 🙂

  • 2. bridget  |  February 27, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    great debut, allie! we went black and white in our kitchen remodel- it is so timeless. with splashes of color though because i have to keep things a little crazy 🙂

  • 3. Kendra  |  February 27, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    Welcome Allie and look forward to reading your posts while Kate enjoys her mama time! Cheers!

  • 4. Glynnis Hayward  |  February 27, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    Great start there Allie. I love the kitchen ideas – especially opening outside with a ledge. Wish I’d thought of that here.


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