White kitchens are everywhere! On the blogs, in the magazines, in the ads, on the message boards. But recently I read that that “fad” is over. I did not even know that a white kitchen design was a fad. Who knew?
When I first began to look for a way to update our kitchen without spending an arm and a leg or completely gutting the place, which according to my husband was not going to be an option, I thought it would be great to have the cabinets painted and the glazed or to have a white kitchen like the Christopher Peacock kitchens.
After much research I decided against the glaze over the paint for two reasons, one I thought they would look yellow overtime and with our paint color. And two because it was going to cost $75.00 a door/drawer to have the glaze put on. I just thought that was too expensive for our kitchen because although our cabinets have some definition, the drawer fronts are flat, and there would not be anywhere for the glaze to get into the groves because there aren’t any.
We have finally decided a white kitchen with classic elements would be the way for us proceed, it would go with the feel of our home and also would allow me to have some elements of Christopher Peacock who I love, without the six figure price tag.
Then I came across an article in Traditional Home, I cannot find it now, but the article was a feature about a designer in I believe Atlanta, and they showed his white kitchen, and he told all about the process and what he did, how he decorated it, and then the author asked him how long ago he had done the kitchen…30 years! If you had seen the kitchen, it looked as classic and timeless and similar to the ones in the magazines today. And that solidified for me that it would be a good move, not to mention the fact that I liked it! And after all, that is really what matters.
Have a great day!