My best friend from childhood was in town for a few weeks this month and was in and out of my place, and one of the many things I love about him is his brutal honesty. On his last night we were discussing the house and the changes that still need to be made, and he made his thoughts about the microwave situation very clear. “I love everything else about this place, but I hate the microwave. I absolutely hate it. You have to change it ASAP.” It made me laugh so hard, because I felt the same way when I saw it, and I appreciated the honesty.
This weekend I’m heading to Home Depot to meet with a kitchen designer and look at the options. I’m thinking that rather than open shelves, like I’d been thinking, I might get a cabinet that matches my collection but has a paned window front. It will update the kitchen, and will also allow me to display my cookbooks and other décor items. I found a few kitchens on Pinterest that mix a paned cabinet with regular ones, and I think they look good.
Would you mix the two cabinet types, if they are part of the same collection and the color matches?