I know how much I enjoy seeing how my flist lives, so maybe someone will get a kick out of this?
All throughout the planning, I never really wanted a white kitchen. Too sterile, I thought. But then I couldn't find a single countertop I liked except for the oak one, which pretty much meant I defaulted to white. And as it turns out - not so sterile! The wooden counter gives the kitchen lots of warmth.
Also, I was dead set on an American type side-by-side refrigerator/freezer with built-in ice maker. But then I realized that if I just scratched that idea, I'd be getting a whole wall of counter space (see first image), so I ditched it and settled for the built-in fridge/freezer combo instead.
Some of my favorite features:
The other side basically has only this:
My favorite features:
And now I'm off to take a shower!