Kitchen inspiration

Stu and I have decided that we will extend our house in the next couple of years, which means our current kitchen will get knocked down. So I've been compiling a little list of what we would love to have in our dream kitchen. When The Kitchen Place asked me to share this list with you, I happily said yes.  Read on if you're interested...

1. Marble benchtop for kitchen island. I love the look of marble, however, as it is very porous, it is not the most practical material for a working bench. Our compromise? A marble benchtop for the kitchen island to be used as a showpiece of that space, and stainless steel for the working benches where all food preparation takes place.
2. Bespoke tapware. I would so love something that looks old fashioned, is understated but offers a point of difference from all the commercial tapware in the market.
3. Walk in pantry. I've been dreaming of having more storage space for a very long time now (sad but true). Mine would have a combination of shallow shelves so everything is in view and allows for easy access, as well as deep shelves for open baskets.
4. Dark tiled splash-back. I'm loving the idea of a dark statement wall in the kitchen, which will also pick up on the dark tones on the marble island bench top and contrast nicely with stainless steel appliances and working bench tops. Best of all, it will be great for hiding stains!
5. Statement lighting. At the moment we have very discreet down lights in our kitchen which works well as the space is quite small. Ideally our future kitchen will be much bigger so it will be lovely to have a couple of hanging pendant lights that makes a bit of a statement without being too flashy.
What does your dream kitchen look like?

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19 Responses to Kitchen inspiration

Enara Girl said...

Very nice ideas, I hope about having a new house and a lot of kids running around. xoxo

Rose said...

Eveey women's dream! To own their dream kitchen! :)

I love that tapware design, Trishie.

Kati said...

I enjoyed these images of beautiful kitchen! Especially the one with all the baskets...

-Kati

burntfeather said...

I think my favourite part are those pretty tiles and down lights and how exciting Trishie to extend your house :)

OtherMix said...

Nice ideas! Do you let us know how it turns out? :]

Anouka said...

I don't spend much time in the kitchen and I have never thought about what my dream kitchen would look like. I would certainly want to have a huge fridge, all high tech. That would be my first priority ;)

Ananka said...

Very nice ideas - all very pretty.

We have a very small kitchen - so my current dream kitchen would be something a little bigger!

Jane said...

that sounds like such an exciting project. yangkyu and i were talking about the little upgrades we would like to do in our new home. updating the kitchen is right up there!

kidgranny said...

Great ideas! I love the tapware design as well. My dream kitchen needs to include a highly functional and updated oven. Ours is still the original from when the house was built in the 60's. I love the retro style and design, but it is not reliable :(

Kelsea Echo said...

These are so dreamy! That pantry looks almost the size of my kitchen... haha. I'm about to redo the flooring in my kitchen - first step!

My Garden Diaries said...

HOW EXCITING is this!!! We refinished our kitchen a couple of years ago and it is a place of great joy for us! Have fun with this process friend! Nicole.....lovely inspiration there!!!

Sharon D said...

My kitchen is slowly inching into the living room. Lol. My dream is to have a lot of shelves ..a lot!

Shirley Tay said...

OMG, you're so lucky! Will I be invited to your new kitchen?? Love these dream kitchens!

Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

A walk in pantry is also a dream for me. I have been using white Carrara marble a lot in hotel apartment kitchens I am designing.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I'm in love with that pantry!

Emily Tang said...

i like the idea
of having black wall to cover the stain
very great inspirations
MY-Emily

Tina Bradley said...

Lots of great inspiration here! How exciting--a kitchen expansion. I love the fact there's so much online these days. I find it helps me pinpoint what I want to do when redecorating/remodeling. :) T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Beatrice Euphemie said...

This is a beautiful kitchen! I especially love the walk-in pantry. My grandmother had one with a window that looked out over the garden....Oh, we can dream, can't we? xoxo

Amy @ Elephant Eats said...

oh boy, with these inspiration pics, I can't wait to see your kitchen!