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What do you think?


I think the brightness from the large window helps to counteract what otherwise would be a really dark space. I don’t mind the brick or the black cabinets in this setting, but the black ceiling & wall color are too much for me. I would prefer a lighter paint color. 


What really bothers me most though are the open shelves and lack of closed cabinets. In my life that’s not practical. I like to have most of my kitchen things put away for a clean & neat look. I don’t want to have to deal with the dust & food splatter that would inevitably collect on the items on the open shelves. 



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I would love this if the ceiling were not black.

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Open shelves in a kitchen would be a deal breaker for me.

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I like the brick, but I would never be able to live with the open shelves or all the black and stainless.  Looks like a dungeon.

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I would love this if the walls and ceiling weren't black.  

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I like the brick but the room is to dark.

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@Wilma7500 The window adds a lot of light into what is a very dark space.  I prefer a bright kitchen with little/no open shelving.  I really like the flooring, the island, and such workable space.  It just needs to lighten up a lot.

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I really like this kitchen, except it is too dark and I don't care for Open Shelving.......Lighten up the paint and I think it would look much brighter!

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I don't like anything about this kitchen except the floor.


The layout is horrible! I would not want to cook in that space.  There is way too much distance between the sink, stove and refrigerator. I would be out of breath after making lunch.


Open shelves and brick walls are not practical..way too much work to keep clean.

That whole space is big no for me.


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I agree with you that black ceiling is just too much.  I don't think I would have gone with black walls either.  I'm also not a fan of a lot of open shelving in the kitchen.  It's just not practical for me.