Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Room Makeover?

I am in the throes of making big decisions and I'm not talking about the Presidential election.

I'm trying to choose kitchen cabinets.

Stain or white?

If stain, what color?

Glaze or no glaze?

If glaze, then which one?

What about hardware?

Then according to what cabinet, what granite to choose?

What about the backsplash?

Uh, hello? I'm Lindsey and I have a problem. I'm indecisive.

I have a hard time deciding what I'm going to wear each day. It's just I keep thinking I'm going to have to look at these cabinets every day, for a very long time. Oh and I've got this little thing called a budget that means I'm trying to stay within limits or at least that is what the hubby tells me.

Money being no object, what room would you re-do in your house and what would you do to it? Give me your re-do ideas!

P.S. This is the cabinet I'm leaning toward:


Stefanie said...

Those cabinets are beautiful, however, I would go with a different color countertop. I like the simple but elegant look. However, hardware will get you. I didn't realize how expensive that was until Danny thought we would redo our's in the kitchen. I think that will have to wait till a later date, it was going to cost a fortune.

ashleydiggs said...

The whole time I was reading your post, I was thinking about the antiqued white cabinets! How funny! I love them! If I had to choose, I would do those, a brushed silver hardware, ivory/beige backsplash and well, you've got to decide the countertop on your own!

Betsy said...

Hi Lindsey-
Thank you for leaving me a comment on my blog! I love visiting over here when I can, but I've never really "introduced myself". I am a teacher, too, so that's what caught my attention when I read your blog.

Anyway...I am so with you. Decorating overwhelms me for some reason. There are just WAAAYYYY too many choices! It's mind boggling. :)
I get so nervous thinking about not making the right choice and then hating it after you spend all that money!

But, I know you will pick the right thing! Good luck.

I like your new background! :)

Laura said...

Love, love, love the cabinets! Fortunately for me, my husband decided we needed to buy the house next to ours, so we've been remodeling for a whole year!! I think I'm ready for someone else to make the decisions in my world!

Kelly said...

OH I LOVE that kitchen you featured - go with that!!!! And I want pics when it's all done!!!!
And I love your new blog look - so cute!

BC said...

Fun! I know remodeling is a lot of work but I think it's totally worth it! I would definitely remodel our kitchen if the budget was unlimited. :) I love white cabinets with black quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and a white subway tile backsplash. It would have to have a huge center island with a pot rack overtop. *Ahhhh...it's fun to dream*

LG said...

First of all. LOVE LOVE LOVE this new bloggy makeover.
second i like those cabinets, however IMHO, I would choose dark wood, for re-sale , classic type reasons. Hardware... choose wisely. our sucks.
Also for Granite i DO NOT recommend a solid color as it will likely have random flecks which always make the countertops seem unclean.
Good Luck!
POst Pics

Misty said...

PLEASE tell me you get to KEEP the kitchen. Is this for your new house. Please, please, PLEASE let it be so.

Jennifer said...

love the new blog look. :) at first that is what i thought your post was going to be about. ;)

i love the picture of the kitchen. i think it looks great like that... but i think i would change the counter top... not sure how it would look, but maybe something darker... just to add a little something to it... although it is gorgeous just like that! i like this look and think it will be lovely for years... in my opinion at least. :)

good luck with your choices, can't wait to see what you pick.


Leigh Ann said...

I love that picture. Those cabinets are beautiful. I'm so indecisive, too. When we built our house, I about never decided! I'm no help. I know.

southernpreppy said...

i love those cabinets. i am a big fine of antique white.

Jennifer said...

just dropped in to see if you had made a choice on your kitchen. :) any luck??

have a great 4th! enjoy and be safe!!


Jen said...

I must say that I love the new blog. It is fantastic!

I'm sorry, but I'm no help with decorating. I so want to be some fabulous interior designer/decorator but that is not a skill that I was blessed with! I can't even decide where I want to eat dinner.

I do LOVE that picture though. The cabinets are great. I would go with a little darker counter top.

Good Luck!

Christy said...

So...love them...we have them but more ivory than white with the dark stain. My countertops are alot darker though, with bronze hardware. Very happy with them though. Come to my house and see! Not so much to see the kitchen, more to just hang. :-)

Dionna said...

I take a lot of time to make decisions too. We want them to be right if we're spending all that money, right?

LaskiGal said...

If money were no object . . . the master bath OR the basement.

The master bath needs new tile, a new shower, new cabinets. It just needs an overhaul. As for the basement. I would love it to be finished. That is all!!!

I LOVE the cabinets!!! Gorgeous!

Julie said...

Friend--I so cannot help you. I am indecisive when it comes to deocrating and remodeling. I have a hard time visualizing what the end result will look like. I'm keeping my fingers crossed we may get to tackle our kitchen this Fall.

Be sure to take before and after pictures!!! Wait...are you building or remodeling???