Kitchen Inspiration

As I’ve mentioned before, we’re currently on the hunt for a little more spacious home in Lexington. Luckily we aren’t in too much of a rush to move, but there haven’t been many good options in our preferred neighborhoods. Since we aren’t in a hurry to move, we’re thinking more and more about buying a house that might be a fixer-upper or something smaller than our desired size that has space to add an addition.

The biggest thing on my wish list is a larger, workable kitchen. Our house is severely lacking in that, and as someone who cooks dinner most nights a week and likes to entertain, this is more of a need than a want.

Ideally, I’d love to have white cabinets with a carrara marble countertop. I also really like butcher block countertops, but I know those require more maintenance and care. I think white or light blue or gray subway tile backsplashes look great with white cabinets. While it is less common in the older houses we’re looking at, I would love for the kitchen to have a large island and open up into the family room.

If we decide on a house that requires some remodeling, these are a few kitchens I’d use for inspiration.

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I love that this kitchen incorporates a butcher block countertop on the island.

 

 
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This rug makes the kitchen, and I hope to find something fun like that to add to our future kitchen. I also appreciate the cabinets that go to the ceiling and make a good use of the space.

 
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The colored subway tile backsplash sticks out to me here. I like it, but I can't decide if it might not be as timeless as a white backsplash.

 
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While it is lower on my list of priorities, I think a small workspace in the kitchen would be really handy.

We're hoping to check out a few more houses this week. Wish us luck in our search!