Inspiration and Planning for the Kitchen/Laundry Reno

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Over the last two years I’ve come up with about 30 different ideas for what I wanted the kitchen to look like. I love planning all the little details but I kept changing my mind about what I wanted, because how can you just choose what your kitchen should look like?! It drove Aaron nuts.

It wasn’t like we had no direction at all, over the years I’ve been collecting things I loved that I really wanted to have in my kitchen—an oblong marble table, a thonet bentwood bench, a light fixture, a painting. That was at least a starting point but it took a long time to figure out what we wanted because I would find something I loved, but Aaron would hate it, or Aaron would find some super modern minimal kitchen he loved that I would hate. When we came upon the kitchen in the image below (designed by DeVol) it was the first one that we both said I want that, so it stuck as our inspiration. Below you can see two “inspiration boards” we put together with the overall look we were going for in both the kitchen and laundry room.

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We also made this pdf with the basic layout we wanted to give our contractor and cabinet guy, so they could see the overall look and some of the details we wanted. We are going to be reconfiguring the layout, quite a bit, to go from an awkward L-shape to a galley styleScreen Shot 2016-05-11 at 11.15.13 AM Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 11.15.23 AM Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 11.15.35 AM Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 11.15.46 AM Screen Shot 2016-05-11 at 11.15.55 AM

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