Kitchen Inspiration

Here’s the thing about escrow. It’s so involved, right? So involved, in fact, that you kind of stop thinking about the house itself and focus on the specifics of closing escrow. Then, as you approach closing (tomorrow, woohooo!), you pretty much have a panic attack because oh my goodness, it’s our HOUSE. We are HOMEOWNERS. We are totally (fiscally) responsible for a home, and all the ups and downs that come with it. I think I’m having a little anxiety right this very minute. Excuse me for a second.

I woke up this morning and D informed me that the demo crew is showing up at 8am on Monday morning. You guys, it’s on. Although the majority of our home renovations will be cosmetic (floors, walls, removing some funky fresh wood paneling), we are doing a complete overhaul on the kitchen. Totally starting from scratch, so I thought I would share my current kitchen inspirations.

Hello, I’m Sarah. I like white kitchens.

All photos and corresponding credits can be found at my Pinterest home board.

  • Redneck Mommy

    September 6, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Hi Sarah. My name is Tanis, and I too, love white kitchens. So much so, in fact, that I’m hoping to gut my kitchen and do a white one in the next five years or so. Have fun living the dream of white. Do it for those of us who are still waiting to go white.

  • Ninabi

    September 6, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Oh, please, do show “before” and “after” pictures. What is exciting to me is viewing a room that looks dated and awkward but watching as people who have a creative vision for the space turn it into something amazing.

    The large blue vase on the shelf in the fourth picture- it looks familiar- I have it in our guest bathroom!

  • Lindsey Garrett

    September 6, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I love a white kitchen I’m sorta a white kitchen minus the brown granite. I might have to rip something out after your overhaul AFTER photos!

  • ciaran blumenfeld

    September 6, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I’m so watching your reno! I actually loved my white kitchen but our cabs are defective and we need to replace them and the countertops and sink this year. Hold me! I’ll stay light for sure. White kitchens are hard to get sick of.

  • Jamie

    September 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Oh man, I am in the same boat, only a couple weeks ahead of you in terms of timing. I lusted after that herringbone marble pattern but I won’t have the surface area to properly highlight it. So excited to hear what finishes you end up choosing!

  • Krysta

    September 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

    I myself love the look of the two toned cabinets- dark on the bottom cabinets, white on the uppers. I think it looks so visually interesting while still being sophisticated! Also a huuuuuge fan of subway tiles. Good luck with the reno and looking forward to hearing about the process and seeing your before and afters!

  • sizzle

    September 6, 2012 at 9:45 am

    Jealous! I love our house but while the kitchen is new and functional it is not at all my dream kitchen. I love, love, love white kitchens. Can’t wait to see your finished product! I don’t think we’ll be redoing ours for many years given the cost.

  • Jennifer

    September 6, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Whatever you do, definitely have that white tile back splash.
    If it were me (you’re sooo lucky) I’d go with the top right. VERY pretty.

  • Diana

    September 6, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Okay, I’m officially jealous. I love white kitchens, too. But my bank account insists that I settle for a fresh coat of paint. Stupid bank account.

  • Jackie

    September 6, 2012 at 11:16 am

    We are currently remodeling a 1940’s ranch house in the bay area and struggling with the kitchen… (and love white too!) Good luck with renovations! I look forward to seeing what you do.

  • Katy

    September 6, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    Hi, I’m Katy and I like white kitchens too! They’re my favorite. Good luck with everything – can’t wait to see the kitchen!!!

  • Janssen

    September 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    You have such impeccable taste!

  • Amti'b

    September 6, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Word to the white!

  • Becky

    September 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    My bestie just did her kitchen in all white with subway tile. It is the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen. I LOVE your inspiration–totally would love to live in any of those spaces! Can’t wait to see the final results. Congrats!

  • Kim

    September 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    BEAUTIFUL! I can’t wait to see the before and after photos. Congratulations! So exciting.

  • Courtney

    September 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    I love the second one from the bottom, on the right side. I’ll be right over for pancakes!

  • tracy

    September 6, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    we both love the same kinda kitchens. i love that.

  • GreenInOC

    September 7, 2012 at 8:05 am


    Cannot wait to see before and after pictures – I love house porn!!

  • Allison

    September 7, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I have the white kitchen with dark wood floors and dark brown granite. It keeps everything nice and bright and make my kitchen look huge. I do have to wipe the cabinets clean each weekend as small children leave their mark behind. Small price to pay but it does force you too keep it clean!

  • Molly

    September 8, 2012 at 10:12 am

    Just in case you needed another time-waster, er, I mean source of inspiration (here’s looking at you, starts with a “p” ends with inter…ahhh…what? It’s 4am?? Help! Pintervention!?) Houzz.com has thousands of drool-worthy white kitchens. Enjoy/pretend you didn’t see this if you don’t have 10-12 free hours a day xo

    • whoorl

      September 8, 2012 at 12:47 pm

      Where do you think I found most of the images I pinned? ;) I completely agree…Houzz IS addictive!!

  • Billy Ernest

    September 9, 2012 at 3:43 am

    What looking I’m! Really it’s an inspirational kitchen.Thanks for excellent pictures.