Our first home was the first time I completely remodeled a kitchen. Since it was my first remodeling and I haven't lived in the house, I let my CG/architect made all the design decisions. I only picked the appliances and the cabinet doors. I have done a few remodelings since then, but I never had the chance to gut the kitchen and start with a blank slate. With this kitchen, I'm taking the time to think about all the little features that I want in my kitchen but couldn't. I'm really enjoying the process. I finally am going to get an apron sink in my kitchen. I like cast iron apron sink, but it is too traditional for me. Stainless steel apron sink is the perfect choice because it appeals to minimalist in me. I will finally have a skinny cabinet to store all the cookie sheets and cutting boards. I always wanted one of those.
Gas range is not an option here at the Mahana so I settled for the GE Slide-in Electric Convection range. I like its clean profile with all the knobs in the front. I put in a spice cabinet to the right of the range because I like to have easy access to the spices while I cook. Deep drawers allow me to store cooking utensils within my reach while I cook.
I love this counter so much I thought it should have its own section. Love it! I love it so much that I will also use it as the material for the backsplash. The counter will be the focal point of my kitchen and nothing can upstage it.
Shaker or not Shaker? I used Shaker style on our cabinet doors 18 years ago when not too many people were using it. I thought my kitchen was very unique. Have you been Houzz lately? Everyone is using Shaker style door for their kitchen cabinets. Using a unique stain color on this traditional door style gives it a modern twist. I love how it looks next to my white countertop. I hope it will turn out stunning as I imagine it would be.
For four months, I have put two pieces of tiles in every room of my house in every lighting condition. I love how it looks under direct sunlight in midday. Its color becomes warmer under the LED lights at night. After spending a week at the condo in Maui, I am convinced that this tile will be perfect there. There is so much light getting in from our huge wall-to-ceiling window. The tile has the anti-slip feature so it will work great for inside and outside on the lanai.