Thursday, September 6, 2007

Opinions PLEASE!

Okay I need some opinions on this matter and would like some honest feedback. We have picked out out our cabinets and this is what they look like in shape and style with no hardware for now but possibly adding black hardware in the future:

Now the thing is I fell in love with this hood:

The problem comes with appliances. We have a white fridge and a white microwave. We were thinking of buying a stainless steel dishwasher and range and then replacing it later but we got a sweet deal on a white range and dishwasher over labor day. We saved $400 to buy white not stainless. Now I don't know if I can go with this hood!?! I go back and forth everyday. Am I over analysing this? Don't tell me stainless will look better I know that...its just not an option, will white look horrible? . Our range is white but the top of the range (its gas) the burners and the burner racks are black. Also our granite is called Tropical Brown and the slabs we picked have black in them so there will be black in the counter tops. Here is a picture of our sample.


We have to go with white appliances, do you think I can still have my hood? Honest opinions only! Thanks!

10 comments:

Kara said...

Okay, I am really trying to picture the black hood against the white fridge in my mind. Nothing horrible comes. I really think with all of your appliances being white it will be just fine and you can get your black hood, especially with the top of the range being black. But that is just what little ol me thinks.

Kara said...

I forgot to mention that everything looks beautiful. I really like your cabinets and the counters. I sure wish I could choose a few things right now to redo. Have fun.

SLO Rober said...

Love the hood, love the counters, love the cabinets. . . love it, love it, love it! I'd say get your hood, then there is always options to change in the future. If you don't get it now, you will regret it in the future if you have an option to change. Only trouble in the cost. Is the hood going to cost $400. If so, then it isn't cost efficient when factoring in the appliance savings.
I just realized something. I wasn't helpful at all.
Sorry.
Kate

HENDERSON FAMILY said...

No we planned the cost of the hood from the beginning. If we got stainless steel appliances then we wouldnt have saved that $400 and then on top of that we would have to sell our fridge and microwave and get a new ones. That would be like another $1000. So Kate the question remains do you think white will look okay?

Grandma Caroline said...

I think the black hood and white appliances with the granite you picked out looks great. I love the cabinets too. You are a good decorator and I have always loved your taste. When all else fails, and if you are still vascillating, then try praying and listening to the Holy Ghost, he never fails! Mom

HENDERSON FAMILY said...

Okay, so maybe Im blowing all of this up (I know...ME have a flair for drama...NEVER!). It just that when you are dealing with so many people who are always trying to sell you up they really make you question your decisions because they make you feel like you are some sort of white trash for not upgrading EVERY SINGLE thing in your home to the best there is. As if they all live in fully upgraded homes! So thanks for the opinions it really helped to have you all just not think its that big of a deal. Other opinions are still welcome, Im just a little more relaxed and Im going to go for it! I love my hood!

Sara said...

Lisa, it's their job to make lots of money off you and that is by making you think you need every single upgrade imaginable. I think everything will look great. I love what you've picked out!

Mark said...

I might be a little too late, but I think that if you love the hood, you should get it. If you feel like it looks a little off when all is said and done, then you can always put out a few things to tie it in the room like dark containers or vases or something. I say buy what you love -- you can always make it work! I love your cabinets and the counters!

Mark said...

by the way, that last comment was from lisa, not mark

scoutermax said...

i'm so excited for you!! your house is going to be so great, and lets face it, you could keep both your kids in that pantry! holy cow. it's a beautiful thing. as for the black hood -- you may be asking the wrong person, i have two kinds of counter top in my kitchen and two tone cabnets - i am all about the eclectic look. and i think your hood is so pretty! i totally think you should get it- is it too late to give my opion? sorry i'm so slow.