Kitchen Similarities

You learn a lot about your personal tastes when you build two houses.  You learn what you like and what you don’t like.  I think this is best demonstrated in our kitchens.

Meet our old kitchen….

Kind of looks like our current kitchen’s…less attractive step-sister??


As you can tell, we used a lot of the same elements in our current kitchen that we used in our first kitchen….white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, kitchen island, green wall color, and wood floors.  We liked most of the features of our first kitchen so we used it as inspiration in our second.

Some people might call using the same elements “boring.”  We call it “doing what works” with a little upgrading.

We did upgrade to granite countertops (versus laminate), toned down the wall color, and added more cabinets.  Our current cabinets have crown molding to fancy them up.  The bar height island allows for additional seating.  The floors are a darker cherry versus the honey oak.

Do you think just “upgrading” a kitchen is boring or are you a fan of doing what works?  Do you have any “clones” from a first house to second?