I am seriously considering doing an unfitted kitchen when we get ready to redo the kitchen. The look of furniture instead of cabinets has always appealed to me but I never really considered it for my own kitchen. Why?
Mostly because I’d never seen it done before in a modern kitchen with modern appliances, etc. With the wonderful world of Pinterest, Tumbler, Instagram and other online goodies I’ve found some great examples of more modern unfitted kitchens…and I like them.
Here are a few of my favorites and what I like about them, and don’t like.
This is from Traditional Home. I love the dark floating hutch with open shelving paired with the antique looking cabinet beneath. Large drawers in a kitchen are a must.
I found this kitchen on tumbler and followed it to La gatta sul tetto. This is very old world-ish. I really like the antique storage pieces. I don’t really care for the skirted cabinet. With puppies and kids, it just doesn’t fit into our lifestyle. It looks like the pendant lights over the table are hung from an old door mounted to the rafters. How cool is that? Overall it just gives a very homey feel.
This kitchen from Cottages and Gardens has beautiful dark wood floors and that cabinet on the wall is swoon worthy. I’m afraid if I found this while out and about it would find it’s way home with me. It really wouldn’t be difficult to build but I love repurposing old things when possible.
Here, the combination of the antique cabinet and stainless steel is interesting. I don’t think I could do that much stainless but a maybe a little. The cabinet is just gorgeous. This is from Houzz.
You can see more kitchens I’ve found on the Pinterest board.
There is an auction house a couple of towns over from us that bring in containers from Europe. We’ve been able to grab a few pieces to use in the dining room and entry. I think what we will start doing is to grab pieces as we find them and replace a section of cabinets at a time. When we get the pieces we want then we can demo the floor and that bulkhead, rearrange the appliances and put it back together with minimal disruption to every day life.
What do you think?
And to remind you of what we are starting with, here’s our current kitchen. These were taken when we were looking at the house to buy. The only things we’ve changed is to remove those plaid curtains from over the sink and we replaced the stove with a stove we already had. Almond and black. I removed the doors from two of the cabinets over the desk area for some open shelving. And we’ve added lots of clutter. 🙂