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Jun 7, 2016

Whitemyer

KIM WHITEMYER 
KITCHEN REMODEL

I've looked at the Home Depot renditions and the floor plan sketches
and came up with a few ideas of my own.  I know you have a contractor working on things too.  If you have a floor plan from him, I would like to see that.  But in the meantime, here are my ideas :)

Most of these you may have already talked to the contractor about.

Excuse my scribbles, this is just a concept rendering and if you decide you like it, your contractor can  get all the measurements in line.  I can help with any questions.

1.  Remove fluorescent light box and raise ceiling.  Add recessed lighting (can lights) LED.

2.  I would recommend stainless steel appliances throughout - it is a better contrast against the white cabinets you wanted and won't make them look yellowed.  Stainless tends to warm a kitchen a little, as well.  I know that sounds a little strange, but it does actually pick up a warm glow from the lighting and helps a white kitchen look less sterile.

3.  Remove the microwave over the range and move to the cabinets against the wall on the left - as you also indicated you had talked to the contractor about.  Have you considered doing a wall oven with microwave combo and a cooktop with hood in the place of the range?  Any storage you lose on the wall will be available under the cooktop.



4.  I would close the pass through to the family room and add upper cabinets there.  



If you no longer use the bar area, I would have it turn 90 degree angle there and put the sink on the peninsula so that you are looking into the rest of the room and not at a wall.  Its not much of a sink move - so I don't think the drain would have to be moved,

5.  Paint:   Here are a few colors to try.  Purchase the smallest amount you can and paint on poster board - two coats - and see how it looks in your room and your light. 
SHERWIN WILLIAMS - ACCESSIBLE BEIGE
SHERWIN WILLIAMS - AMAZING GRAY
BENJAMIN MOORE - TRANQUILITY
BENJAMIN MOORE - GRAY OWL

6.  Granite.  I would like to hear your preferences on color for counters.  Do you want a similar look to Fawn's granite, or more of a contrast?

7.  Back splash - once I know what kind of countertop you prefer, I can make some suggestions for back-splash material and design.

8. Flooring:  I would like to see a warm wood tone, whether that is a wood look tile or actual wood.  Do you have a preference for material?

Please let me know what you think and what you need from me -  how we can proceed

Best wishes
Claudine
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