14 March 2014 @ 05:17 am
Battle of the Kitchens  
Battle of the High and Low kitchen ceilings.
You like them high or low? Let us know.

I love the clocks in both!

1956 BH&G Midcentury Kitchen

1956 BH&G Midcentury Kitchen

1958 St. Charles Kitchen

1958 St. Charles Kitchen
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corridor7fcorridor7f on March 14th, 2014 12:26 pm (UTC)
#2 for me.

I like the simple feel of it, vaguely art deco.

#1 - not liking that brick facade with the holes in the back - and, while the clock is awesome, WAY too high up.
donnalee_kiss: lovecoffeedonnalee_kiss on March 19th, 2014 12:53 am (UTC)
I thought so as well, but I love #1s clock! I like #2 for being bright and I would love my cabinets on stilts like that for easy cleaning! Nowadays you'd just take the swiffer under it all and it's all done! Love how the shelf has a light right side and upside down for lighting.
Memnet: fantasymemnet on March 14th, 2014 12:51 pm (UTC)
While I do like the skylights in #1, the look of the room reminds me of a warehouse. I prefer #2.
butterscotch cheesecake <3: janine grace manewitzkittymink on March 14th, 2014 01:50 pm (UTC)
2. Its way prettier. 1 has a better clock but yes, it's too high up and the whole kitchen looks busier and less distinctive. I would love to have a high ceiling with skylights!
Benji: pic#87200842benji on March 14th, 2014 02:35 pm (UTC)
I prefer #1. The more homely colours and clock are good plusses for me. Yet it's the changing levels of the countertop and space under the units in number 2 that steer me right away from that kitchen.
Man Writing Slash: Mad Menwrite_light on March 14th, 2014 03:24 pm (UTC)
#1 with new cabinet facing (like #2's) and paint. High ceilings are never a bad thing, not to mention skylights.

#2, what a dust disaster. That whole wasted, unsweepable space beneath the cabinets, that odd yellow bar at eye level (dust AND grease).
Sid: sidljsidlj on March 14th, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
I have a dust mop that's at least as old as that kitchen, and the handle can be lowered all the way to the floor while the mop stays flat on the floor. I regularly use it to collect dust from underneath furniture with less than a 3 inch clearance. Cleaning up under those cabinets would be a breeze!
Man Writing Slash: Dean smartmouthingwrite_light on March 14th, 2014 07:12 pm (UTC)
It would be even breezier if the posts weren't blocking the mop every foot and a half, and if they went to the floor. Not that you can't clean it, but that you have to.
Sid: sidljsidlj on March 14th, 2014 08:18 pm (UTC)
The purpose behind the design escapes me, too...unless it's just supposed to look airy. Just being different from the usual would be a selling point to some people. (People with maids? LOL)
hutchlover: pic#121541783hutchlover on March 14th, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
I like the high concept better, but it must be a bitch to clean!
plumtreeblossom: Benjaminplumtreeblossom on March 14th, 2014 05:07 pm (UTC)
There's something about the skylight that I don't like. It would make me feel, I don't know, exposed. Like a bug in a jar. I'd take 2, though if I owned it the empty space under the cabinets would be perpetually littered with cat toys and stray cereal.
benbenberibenbenberi on March 15th, 2014 11:40 pm (UTC)
Definitely #2 for me. i like the palate and the layout, and the overall design feels comfortable to me. #1, on the other hand, strikes me as being both closed-in and drafty. I don't think I would enjoy spending time in that space, skylights or no.
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