A very Brady kitchen!
Isn't this gorgeous?! I stole this picture from Ms. Place. It's from the last episode of Design Star. If you are watching this show, make sure to check out Surroundings, Kora in Hell, and Dishin' Dat because Linda, Trixie, and Ms. Place (respectively) are all covering the show (you may have to scroll down because they cover other topics, too).
Anyway, when other Eric and I saw this kitchen in the previews we almost died:
Other Eric: "That's the kitchen we want!"
Me: "Oh, my god; it's perfect! Wait ... is that the before picture?"
Other Eric: "Yes."
[Sound of the Erics sobbing]
Of course we had no clue as to exactly how badly the designers were going to destroy that kitchen but we will try to reproduce it if we get a house. It's just so sad because that kitchen looked like it was in perfect condition; it's not like it was all worn out and had to be replaced. And I have no idea why they replaced all the beautiful stainless steel appliances with new stainless steel appliances when the ones that were there were probably fine. That was a stupid use of funds because those wall ovens probably took up a third the budget for the entire kitchen and they could have used that money for better tile for the counter. (I think they replaced them; they look different in the after picture). Oh, well.
Another model for the kitchen we want is the kitchen from the Brady Bunch. Unfortunately, I could not find a picture. It's very similar to the picture above except the cabinets are stained a slightly greenish color.
So, I've been meaning to mention Design Star and point you in the direction of blogs that are covering it and I had to post the picture of our dream kitchen!