Today's post is a follow-up on this post.
Wow! A lot to think about and learn! I told my husband about the white kitchen cabinets and he's not a fan---he's worried they'll always be dirty or be high maintenance to keep clean---can you tell me if this is true? White cabinets will not get any dirtier than dark wood cabinets. However- when you get your kitchen cabinets dirty- as you will- you will actually see it on the white cabinets and clean it- whereas with dark wood you might live in denial longer. But no- they are not cleaner- in the end- as you never clean the dark ones- and consistently clean the white ones- the white ones be much cleaner. If, however- you want to live in a filthy state of denial- that is a great reason to get dark cabinets. And would they look okay with black kitchen appliances? I don't like white or stainless steel. Sure- you can use black appliances. I would go stainless if it were me- but I noticed you didn't ask me that question... White appliances and white cabinets can actually be a really hard match to make. Black is a piece of cake.
Also, what do you mean about having the windows "framed out?" See the examples at the bottom of the post of framed windows. I don't know if Utah builders usually trim the windows or not. Anyone know? What I mean by that is that they have a sill, an apron, and wood trim around the interior of the window. Some windows have just the sill and apron- and others have none of it- just drywall. That look has its place in very modern architecture- but most of the time I think builders are just lazy and cheap- and homeowners don't know better to ask for it.
Love your blog and your tell-it-like-it is attitude---and no you didn't make me cry--yet :)
I love the casings around these windows- really nice.
They can be "curvy" and more formal like the photos above- or you can have them done in a cleaner line like below. The style of your molding is an extension of your architecture- and should be consistent in style with the style of your home. You can show me the front elevation of your home- and I can tell you what your moldings should look like.