The electrician was here today and added another recessed light. Where you see the hole there was a metal plate. There must have been a fixture there before? Anywho- swiss cheese lighting in a kitchen seems appropriate. ;) We're planning on a black range hood but we haven't picked out "the one" just yet. The previous design of the kitchen had a microwave range over the stove; but we pulled the microwave out (sold it on Craig's list). We've decided that the new microwave will go in this cabinet (see pic below).
We took the doors off and the electrician added an outlet. We plan to put the microwave here and have some open shelving on the bottom.
I've decided to go with this instead of white subway tile. I like the way the subtle grey tones work with the stainless appliances.
This is what we've decided on for the new cabinet hardware (Lowes).
I like the way the black hardware ties in the counter tops. I've decided the distressed cabinet look is a go! I promise to write a tutorial when I'm done. I'm working in sections as I have the time.
Last but not least.
It's Macadamia by Martha Stewart matched to Behr in an eggshell finish.
I'm excited about the changes we're making, and I'm really enjoying the process. We're doing some of the work (like distressing the cabinets) ourselves and hiring out for some of the other projects (like the back splash installation). We're using the same contractor who laid our bamboo floors (which was what got the kitchen reno ball rolling in the first place). I've got a few other things up my sleeve for the kitchen that I promise to share very soon!
What do you all think about recessed lighting - likey or no likey? Am I the only one who thinks of swiss cheese?