Thursday, February 21, 2013

RED WHITE AND BLUE KITCHEN & WHAT NOT TA!!

Hey Everyone!  We are getting closer to Spring!!  Although we here in Southern Ontario we are still very firmly entrenched in Winter.....But a girl can dream.......
Quite awhile ago I came across a kitchen that I adore.  However, there is a little problem with it.  Nothing that couldn't be fixed with a little money, a trip to the store and a little common sense.

Here is that lovely kitchen reno'ed by TreHus Architects & Interiors....




Now let me first start off by saying I really LOVE this kitchen.  And I do hope that by now you all know that I don't moan and cause a stir just for the sake of it.  That is just NOT ME.  Can you see what is wrong with the kitchen........  Can you see it????

There is no FAN!!  I don't know about you but I actually cook in my kitchen.  And for those of you who do cook know that a Fan is a necessity, never mind it NOT being to code.  If you look at the comments someone chimed in that there isn't actually a code.... I don't know about them but here in Ontario that kitchen would NOT have passed.  And even for the sake of argument there was no code....isn't it just common sense?  Have you ever tried to boil water without the fan on?  Have you ever tried to fry something on the stove without the fan on??  I could go on and on......To me it is just common sense.  However, if a fan was installed it certainly would interfere with the "pretty" open shelves.  But that begs the question once again...Do these people not cook??  How insanely grimy would those shelves get without a fan. Never mind the fact they would get pretty grimy with a fan.

Why do I bring this up?  Well it is for purposes of enlightening.  For those of you that are in the market for a reno'ed kitchen, you probably troll the web for inspiration. And why not?  It is such an awesome place for it.  But for those that are naive about renovating a kitchen they may not even think of the ramifications of implementing such a design flaw.  I just wanted to point it out so others do not follow in the same footsteps.

As I said....I really do love this kitchen except for the fan issue and that is very easily fixed.  Here is some further info on this kitchen.
The hutch has been painted Benjamin Moore- Van Courtland Blue.  The side room has been painted Pratt & Lambert Terra Cotta.  The Tongue and Grove treatment on the walls is made of Alder.

I really cannot stress how much I adore the colour scheme and finishes picked in this kitchen- kind of a dream kitchen for me.... Oh... the white cabinets, marble counter tops, breadboard cabinets, red stools, blue hutch...... I could go on and on.

You should check Out TreHus' other projects they are pretty amazing.

Well that's it for now everyone...I hope you all learned just a little something today and were inspired by the Red White and Blue loveliness.

Have a great day everyone.
Megan

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