Here is an update on some of the things we asked for your input on. We appreciate everyone sharing your ideas!
The votes were split pretty evenly among the two shades of teal and white paint colors we were considering. We decided to use the light teal throughout most of the larger rooms and hallway and use the dark teal as an accent color in some of the smaller rooms with a lot of natural light. Based on input from the survey we will be using a soft grayish-beige in the second and third floor bedrooms. We will be pushing the envelope probably beyond conventional wisdom with our color choices in the kitchen; but hey we're not trying to create a good house a lot of people will like; we are creating a work of art that our target market will fall in love with. We are going to take some risks that we expect will turn out great! We can't wait to share photos once the kitchen is complete. We have included a photo of the color we are using for the lower cabinets (pictured above). More to come..
We decided to redo most of the kitchen. We are saving some of the base cabinets and upper cabinets that will fit with our proposed new kitchen layout. We decided to have custom cabinets built, so we can get exactly the look we want and so that we can maximize cabinet space. We had an awesome discovery on the kitchen flooring. We peeled back the existing vinyl to find a beautiful wood floor beneath it in great condition. We plan to clean up the wood flooring and paint it. We're thinking of maybe a glossy white, or maybe white with a stenciled design on top. Once the rest of the kitchen comes together, we hope to have a better feel for it.
A project that Gen and a friend are considering taking on is the fireplace brick. Currently, the brick is orangish-brown and surrounded by a beautiful, rich wood mantel and built in cabinets. We're open to a handful of options such as: leaving it as-is and giving it a good scrubbing; painting it soft white; whitewashing it; or painting it a darker color similar to the kitchen cabinets (which is a dark bronze/gray color).
Any ideas for counter-tops (color/material) and/or paint designs for the kitchen flooring? What about the fireplace? If you have any input, it would be appreciated! Please feel free to direct us to Google images or Pinterest pins to help us to see your vision!