Thursday, April 23, 2009

Kitchen Preview

10 comments:

The Binkley Family said...

I have that exact TV in my kitchen, too. Ours in in a corner that is not obtrusive, but I see your problem. I would personally probably either do a corner shelf or save up and put a different one in the middle of that wall. Me, being an instant gratification kind of girl, would do the corner shelf now! :)

Pretty kitchen~love the countertops!!!!

DCVol said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I am inspired to shine my sink every night :). I'm lucky if the dishes are all in the dishwasher each night, but my sink definitely deserves a good shine....

Sydni said...

It looks FABULOUS!!! Since I'm actually in the red (negative!) when it comes to ideas and creativity, I cannot help w/ the TV situation. SORRY. I wish I could. I'm sure you'll have something worked out that will be beautiful and suit your needs before long.

Stephanie said...

So no suggestions, just love the kitchen! I can't tell what the counters are made of? It looks so pretty and I don't think I can offer up any organizational advice after seeing your closet....

Shelley said...

Love the countertops! Thanks for sharing. I will have to think on the TV idea...

Lauren from Indiana said...

So-if the cords sticking out are the biggest problem for you, I'd save up for the skinny TV. Because one of the best parts of the skinny tv is the fact that, at least for ours, the cords are INSIDE the wall.

But if TV off the counter ASAP is the ultimate goal, I'd go with the corner shelf.

Jennifer Reinsch said...

You could get a wall mount bracket for the type of television you have (www.avdeals.com/crtmounts.htm). I don't know if it would be so expensive that you would rather save up for a skinny tv, but these are what we use in all of our bible classrooms that have the old tv/dvd/vcr combos.

Jordan said...

I say save up for the skinny TV for two reasons: 1) It will fit on the shelf and hide the cords better and 2). It will clear up space on your counter, and doesn't a clear counter just make you feel all tingly inside?! I know it does me.

Your kitchen looks very functional and bright and cheery and shiny...especially the sink. Right this very minute, I am about to shine my sink (just like the FlyLady), but I can't because Brad is in the shower and he HATES when I take all his hot water to clean the sink. :) Give me ten more minutes!

Great kitchen!

Jordan said...

Okay, so one more thought before I shine my sink. You should take us a virtual tour of your whole house! I had more fun than I'd like to admit watching that little video. Partly because you did such a great job and partly because I'm exceptionally nose-y and I like to see what other people do with their houses.

Just think on it...

Amy said...

The countertops and new sink look great! It sparkles:-)

As for the TV, if you have cable/satellite hooked up to it, I would go with the flat panel tv monitor as they are super inexpensive lately. Also, I would consider mounting it to the wall with a swivel mount (with all the money you save on the tv, of course) and that way you can have a wider viewing angle. Then, you will have a clear counter AND a lovely shelf for accessorizing, etc. Just my 2 cents... or dollars? :-)

Personally, I want a 1 stop touch screen flat panel tv/monitor that will give me shows, facebook, and recipes all at my fingertips, but alas, those days are not here for me yet - sigh.