When we were planning the basement and figuring out framing, we initially had decided on just a REALLY big family room. Then we moved onto thinking a small kitchenette would be super useful with teenagers one day. That snowballed into needing a microwave, dishwasher and bigger countertop... soooo why not just put in a full blown KITCHEN!? lol.
Needless to say, things escalated quickly. 😁
So this space below, was dubbed "the kitchen". Polished, white concrete floors went in and a little divider wall was built to hide away a fridge one day.
You can see more of the concrete floors in my post about my office space. We did the same treatment!
A few months later, we were able to team up with our forever friends over at IKEA Draper (eeek!), to get working on an awesome, custom kitchen layout!! Their designer Sean was SO great to work with. We wanted something incredibly functional, that would work for the kids we have now AND the bigger teenagers we'll have in the future. A modern but cozy feel, and also something totally different than what we had going on in our kitchen upstairs. Because... why not? Right!?
I loved the idea of the sleek, RINGHULT cabinet fronts. They're SUPER modern and typically something I wouldn't jump at initially, but the more I looked at kitchen plans and inspiration pictures, I knew I HAD to try them out! If I really wanted to try something different, than this was going to be my ticket.