6-01-2015 12-56-02 PM

Finalising the Kitchen

6-01-2015 12-53-31 PMJust before Christmas we placed the order for our kitchen cabinets. It was actually quite a difficult choice in the end. We didn’t want to play it safe and go with an all white Kitchen that seems popular now. Everywhere we went seemed to display glossy white cabinets with a white benchtop. So stark and boring!

We played with the idea of having half timber and half black cabinets with “Sleek Concrete” stone benchtop but it was something we struggled with visualise so decided against it. We knew we wanted to use black in the kitchen so replaced the timber look with matte white. It continued to evolve until we finally decided on matte black, matte white and a marble style benchtop.

After sitting on this design for a while we were nervous to lock it in and go ahead with the order. Black is such a statement in a kitchen so it would be a bold move. We’d have to like it and we’d have to live with it if we didn’t. No matter how many photos we looked at online we were apprehensive to take the plunge. In the end the builder forced our hand as if we didn’t place the order it would have delayed the build so we had to move.

We are still yet to decide on the benchtop but are thinking Caesarstone Frosty Carrina as our original choice of Calacatta Nuvo is way above our price range.

I have created a mockup of the kitchen in Google Sketchup, hopefully it turns out the same!