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My kitchen/dining room (Pictures)

post #1 of 35
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I've been working on the kitchen and dining room this week and I promised myself I would have it clean enough for pictures today. Here it is:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2646584...7625326848958/

I need to get curtains/blinds/shades for the kitchen windows for privacy. You can see right in the kitchen and I haven't had anything on the windows since we moved here in April.

A larger project is the area above the stove and next to it. We are debating putting a range hood or an over the range microwave above the stove and some cabinets above and next to the stove. Thoughts?

The kitchen island we added when we moved in. It has Home Depot base cabinets and an Ikea butcher block top. My dad painted the dining room and part of the kitchen. Otherwise the house is how we bought it.
post #2 of 35
Love it!! I love the less clutterness (?) of not having top kitchen cabinets. Looks so cozy!
post #3 of 35
I love it too. I really like how it looks over your oven now. I was picturing my jars of grains there.
post #4 of 35
I really like the look of your kitchen and dining area!

It is fresh and modern while having traditional elements. Plus, it is warm, homey and uncluttered. I like the open shelving, too. But, a range hood, microwave and some cabinetry would free up some more counter space and look great.

What kind of window treatments do you have in mind? My kitchen needs some, as well. And, I am in need of some inspiration...
post #5 of 35
I'd get a nice stand alone range hood just for the sake of pulling out steam and cooking odors. It looks so nice and open without cupboards there though
post #6 of 35
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I like the open shelves but I thought it might look better if you didn't see all the jars and stuff on the shelves. Then again it looks much better than the cabinets in the island because we do have to look at the shelves everyday. I think we will put in another cabinet next to the stove to replace the cart that is there now and we have a piece of counter that should fit.

Windows-I was thinking roman blinds because I want something tailored since they will be right over the counters but I was concerned about how to clean them. They will probably get a little dirty from food prep/splashes and I want something I can easily clean. Also during the day it would be nice to keep them open because the windows let in great light.

Thanks for the compliments
post #7 of 35
I love it! Nice job!
post #8 of 35
I LOVE your buffet/hutch!!! I added that picture to my favorites.
post #9 of 35
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Originally Posted by JessicaRenee View Post
I LOVE your buffet/hutch!!! I added that picture to my favorites.


It all looks great!
post #10 of 35
Looks wonderful! We live in a Victorian... too, right?
I love the pistachio ice cream color on your kitchen walls; so peaceful.
post #11 of 35
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I am not sure exactly what house style you would classify it as. The house was built in 1930. Here is the picture of the outside (from when we looked at it when it was for sale)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2301627...9655/lightbox/

The walls are actually Benjamin Moore Hush which in person is a beige color. It must be the lighting that makes them look different in the pictures.
post #12 of 35
nice work!
post #13 of 35
I think your kitchen looks great! Very cozy and homey. I especially like you hutch and I noticed you have an interesting looking ceiling.

I also love your front porch.
post #14 of 35
I love your hutch!

I agree, it feels very homey!
post #15 of 35
hmmm, yeah I guess not Victorian looking at the outside. I am guessing it was built 1910's-20's?
post #16 of 35
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I am not sure exactly what house style you would classify it as. The house was built in 1930. Here is the picture of the outside (from when we looked at it when it was for sale)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/2301627...9655/lightbox/

The walls are actually Benjamin Moore Hush which in person is a beige color. It must be the lighting that makes them look different in the pictures.

You have an American Foursquare house. They were most common from 1890 - 1930s, and can have Victorian, Craftsman, Colonial, etc. styling inside. I'd label yours as a (mostly) Craftsman Foursquare because of the coffered ceiling in the dining room, the 5-panel doors, and the little windows flanking the fireplace. Traditionally, built-in bookcases would have been on either side of the fireplace. Yours may have been removed at some point (or were never added). The fireplace windows also look to be divided into 3, which is another common Craftsman detail.

The front porch columns, being rounded, make it look a little bit Colonial. So do the turned spindles on the stairway, but it's common for homes of that area to be a little eclectic and mix styles.

Lovely home! I have a Foursquare as well, but nowhere near as ornate as yours.
post #17 of 35
i love the styling of that era.

eta: thanks for the mini-architectural history lesson diana!
post #18 of 35
beautiful!
post #19 of 35
I love your kid's presence... always there. He looks wonderful. It's a nice kitchen, too!
post #20 of 35

Lovely! Thank you for sharing!

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