I’ve been busy sourcing fixtures and fittings for the kitchen renovation. As a reminder, we’re looking for a kitchen that combines matte white cabinets, white quartz countertops, and warm-wood flooring and shelving.

This Bulthaup kitchen has been my inspiration for cabinets:

And these two stunning kitchens from Houzz show the type of wood finish I’m looking for, except here it’s used in much greater quantities:

(By Schwartz and Architecture)

(By John Maniscalco Architecture)

I’ve found that Alno, a German manufacturer of kitchens has some great options. Here’s one in wood-effect glass. It’s not the one I’ll choose (you’ll have to wait for that!) but it gives you a good idea of the style.

So, in trying to put it all together, here’s what I’ve come up with so far.

Of course, we’re still getting all the contractor bids together so haven’t even broken ground yet. But at least I know what kind of cereal bowls we’ll have….!