Archive for June, 2010

29
Jun
10

Various Styles of Kitchens

The two pictures below were found at http://www.home-designing.com/2009/02/country-style-kitchens.  So both pictures below were classified by the source as “country style.”

Love:

– Stone wall

– Flagstone floor

– Arched doorway

– Middle Ages influence

Dislikes:

– Not sure about the color of the cabinents (undecided)

– Style of dining table chair

This would be an extremely difficult style to implement in a home, because of the Middle Ages influence.  It seems to be an all or nothing feature.

Loves:

– Style of cabinets

– Colors

Dislikes:

– Not enough counter space

– Tile floor

– Not substantial enough for my purposes

So from these pictures, we can determine that I like both the traditional style kitchens and the country style.  We definitely must continue to look at more pictures to continue to narrow down the features of these styles that are appealing.

27
Jun
10

Traditional Kitchens

My sincerest apologies for my lackadaisical blogging, but I believe I’m back for good this time.

Below are several pictures that I gathered from TraditionalHome.com, so I assume they represent “traditional” style kitchens.  Though there are a plethora of pictures that are stunning, but these pictures are of particular interest.


Likes:

– dark, hardwood floors

– dark wood cabinents

– artificially antiquated finish of the island (reminiscent of French Country style kitchen in my previous post)

Dislikes:

– too small/insubstantial

– splashes of blue

Loves:

– flagstone floor

– open beam ceiling

– more “substantial” than the picture above

Dislikes:

– informal “islands”

– lack of color


Loves:

– Style of cabinents

– Kitchen doors matching cabinents

– Dark woods

Dislikes:

– Tile floor

– Lack of color

– Chandelier

– In general, too “formal”