Just before we left for Scotland, I finalized and ordered the kitchen cabinets. I did mention the layout earlier, and have pretty much stuck with that, but tweaked a couple of minor things and figured out the exact measurements of each cabinet.
We decided to go with a high gloss white acrylic cabinet with integrated, minimal chrome pulls. Kitchens are one place that you can get seriously carried away and end up blowing your budget. I ended up reigning in our spending by opting for the high gloss acrylic instead of the matte laquered fronts that I originally wanted. I do think it will look great in the end and saved enough money to practically pay for all our appliances!
We are still hoping to do wood floors throughout the main level, so I wanted a simple look for the kitchen.
I won't have those 2 chairs at the end of the island (the kitchen designer put them there), and plan to use a bigger stainless steel hood fan (the current plan, anyway), open wood shelving on either side of the hood fan, and our Rosle rail system underneath. On the smaller wall (the solid black one in this picture) we plan to hang a large piece of art for now.
I'm not sure what we'll use for the backsplash yet, but am thinking of a matte grey tile at the moment.
This is the back side of the island. It will house the garbage and dishwasher. I have carefully thought out every cupboard and drawer so that pretty much everything I own has it's place already. We'll also have a few extra drawers and cupboards since this will be a bigger kitchen than we currently have.
Below is a close up of the fronts and pulls we're getting. Our's will be white and the pulls won't have that curve, though. Very simple.