While decorating is surely a matter of personal taste, I feel compelled to publicly criticize other people’s kitchen remodels. In anticipation of my upcoming remodel, I have been pouring over kitchen pics and am sorely disappointed by what is out there. Here is a collection of things that get me steamed in the kitchen.
Sure, medieval inspired kitchen design is a rarity, but nevertheless, it must top my list of design no-no’s that would send me running from the kitchen and diving into a crocodile infested moat. Even without the King Arthur cabinets, I find kitchens like this much too dark and reminiscent of Michael Jackson’s creepy Neverland kitchen (below). And besides, this kind of design just reveals way more about someone than I want to know.
Double hung or just a valance, I must advocate against this decorative splash in the kitchen, be it a sober plaid or whimsical cherry print. If shielding your kitchen from the sun is a concern, might I recommend to you a shade? I am a firm believer in the functionality of a kitchen and find these obtrusive window dressings a distraction.
Be it a span of cabinets, wall or countertop, anything that rounds instead of corners just doesn’t feel right to me. I am willing to make an exception for a round table, as this is a standardized item which does not cause my brain to work too hard. But otherwise, I prefer linear feet.
Okay. This is a pretty ubiquitous trend. But still. I hate it. And I feel okay hating it because I know many of you hate ceiling fans and think fluorescent cloud lighting, which I am not against, is gross. These mini pendants just reek of totally 90’s-ness, what to speak of the fact that you might as well just leave the Home Depot sticker on them, since there is little doubt where they were purchased. Can light overkill gives the ceiling a Swiss cheese affect, what to speak of the aging shadows such lighting casts. Ooh, unflattering.