HawthorneVillager.com

Hawthorne Village (Milton) Discussion Board
It is currently Fri May 26, 2017 2:34 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:03 pm
Posts: 485
Location: Juneberry - HVOP Phase 3
I have given this a lot of thought and am having a difficult time deciding on the best course of action. Our new house will have a white kitchen with light counters and now we are starting to decide what appliances we want (as our cut out dimesions will be due soon). The problem is that I don't want the appliances to offer the contrast of the kitchen which stainless steel might, however white appliances might wash out the entire area.

Not to mention the fact that certain appliances only come in stainless steel now :(


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:40 am
Posts: 232
Location: HV Vista
Wouldn't anything you put against white show a greater contrast?

I think your best bet is to go with stainless steel. Black would stand out too much and white (like you said) would wash out the entire area ... plus white appliances in a kitchen makes the kitchen look cheap (IMO) ... how come you don't want stainless steel?

I'm curious to see what other people would suggest ...

_________________
xNAD!NEx
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun May 08, 2011 9:52 pm
Posts: 105
Im with N and S on this one!

Definitely Stainless Steel.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 1:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:24 pm
Posts: 1437
Location: Brampton
You can always "panel" your appliances but that will be more $$$ :)

I personally would go with stainless steel, it's a classic look & goes very well with any colour of cabinets.
Here are some pics I found of white kitchens:

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

_________________
The OFFICIAL Hardwood Flooring Thread


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:33 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:10 pm
Posts: 2288
I agree with the stainless steel opinions above. But it's individual I suppose and just depends on your eye and what you like personally.

A good site to browse through kitchens is houzz.com ... go to the kitchen section there and just flip through the pics and see what styles grab you.

You can also search on various looks. For example a search on "white appliances" gives you these photos: http://www.houzz.com/photos/query/white%20appliances ... just flip through those pics and see if you like the look (make sure you look at white on white though, and not white on cream), and you'll have your own answer. Good luck.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:03 pm
Posts: 485
Location: Juneberry - HVOP Phase 3
N and S wrote:
Wouldn't anything you put against white show a greater contrast?

I think your best bet is to go with stainless steel. Black would stand out too much and white (like you said) would wash out the entire area ... plus white appliances in a kitchen makes the kitchen look cheap (IMO) ... how come you don't want stainless steel?

I'm curious to see what other people would suggest ...


I don't mind the look of stainless steel appliances, I have had them in each house so far. What I don't like is the fingeprints :(

Not to mention I was thinking of alternatives to what I have seen for the past 10 years in my kitchen. Maybe the grass isn't greener on the other side on this issue.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:03 pm
Posts: 485
Location: Juneberry - HVOP Phase 3
miltonLeo wrote:
I agree with the stainless steel opinions above. But it's individual I suppose and just depends on your eye and what you like personally.

A good site to browse through kitchens is houzz.com ... go to the kitchen section there and just flip through the pics and see what styles grab you.

You can also search on various looks. For example a search on "white appliances" gives you these photos: http://www.houzz.com/photos/query/white%20appliances ... just flip through those pics and see if you like the look (make sure you look at white on white though, and not white on cream), and you'll have your own answer. Good luck.


Thanks miltonLeo these pictures and site is great. I will spend some time looking through the options. Looks like a great resource, my wife will be thrilled. Thanks again.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:49 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:40 am
Posts: 232
Location: HV Vista
Dan Drmanic wrote:
N and S wrote:
Wouldn't anything you put against white show a greater contrast?

I think your best bet is to go with stainless steel. Black would stand out too much and white (like you said) would wash out the entire area ... plus white appliances in a kitchen makes the kitchen look cheap (IMO) ... how come you don't want stainless steel?

I'm curious to see what other people would suggest ...


I don't mind the look of stainless steel appliances, I have had them in each house so far. What I don't like is the fingeprints :(

Not to mention I was thinking of alternatives to what I have seen for the past 10 years in my kitchen. Maybe the grass isn't greener on the other side on this issue.


Hey Dan! ... just my 2 cents (again) ... I love the look of a white kitchen, but if you're concerned about fingerprints on stainless steel (especially with children) then you'll have a lot more to worry about with a white kitchen!

LOVING the 'paneled' look! You should look into how much that would cost

_________________
xNAD!NEx
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:17 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:03 pm
Posts: 485
Location: Juneberry - HVOP Phase 3
N and S wrote:
Dan Drmanic wrote:
N and S wrote:
Wouldn't anything you put against white show a greater contrast?

I think your best bet is to go with stainless steel. Black would stand out too much and white (like you said) would wash out the entire area ... plus white appliances in a kitchen makes the kitchen look cheap (IMO) ... how come you don't want stainless steel?

I'm curious to see what other people would suggest ...


I don't mind the look of stainless steel appliances, I have had them in each house so far. What I don't like is the fingeprints :(

Not to mention I was thinking of alternatives to what I have seen for the past 10 years in my kitchen. Maybe the grass isn't greener on the other side on this issue.


Hey Dan! ... just my 2 cents (again) ... I love the look of a white kitchen, but if you're concerned about fingerprints on stainless steel (especially with children) then you'll have a lot more to worry about with a white kitchen!

LOVING the 'paneled' look! You should look into how much that would cost


They will only be kids for so long right :?


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:43 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:03 pm
Posts: 485
Location: Juneberry - HVOP Phase 3
This is a bit of a follow up, along a different line ...

What is your opinion on white cabinets with a dark island?
Image

Or all white cabinets with a different island countertop colour?
Image

Or both?
Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:24 pm
Posts: 1437
Location: Brampton
I love having a dark island with white/cream cabinets!!! We have that set up in our own kitchen so I guess I am biased :lol:

I personally prefer to keep the counters the same colour. But it's really a personal preference & both can look great.

Not sure if that helps much :)

_________________
The OFFICIAL Hardwood Flooring Thread


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:31 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:55 am
Posts: 5629
Appliances now come in an assortment of colors, this is one made by Electrolux. There appliances now come in light blue, red, gray, bronze. I think the gray appliances would look very elegant in a white kitchen. Maybe it's worth looking into.


Image


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2011 11:27 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:41 am
Posts: 397
What about Jenn Air? They have something called "oiled bronze", and also "floating glass" (which comes in white or black, but is a different texture than regular white or black appliances and looks totally cool). http://www.jenn-air.ca/en/ProductSuiteC ... ronze.html

I'm digging the all white cabinets, with the different island countertop colour. Good luck!


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:55 am
Posts: 5629
It's true I had a stainless fridge like this, but it sold in the deal with our last home. The only downfall is it does scratch easier then steel, but I never noticed my fridge to get any scratches while we had it. Our was made by Whirlpool, and it was an inexpensive fridge.


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:34 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:55 am
Posts: 5629
Not nessesarly check out this link, I would by white applances like these ones.

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/dc/appl ... ces-147884

I also love the oiled bronze appliances, I seen a electrolux one at a store and I fell in love... but, the price tag woke me up


Top
 Profile  
Reply with quote  
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 25 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
[ Time : 0.180s | 13 Queries | GZIP : Off ]