We are having a difficult time deciding on kitchen cabinets. Our current choice is the maple cognac with the upgraded laminate in antique mascarello:
Another blogger posted a picture of a model kitchen with this combination but without the upgraded ogee edge we will have:
We will have vinyl flooring because we don't care for all that wood. I think we were drawn to this because it's similar to our current kitchen:
However, the model of our floor plan's kitchen looks like this (with granite that we are not getting):
These are the espresso cabinets, which we both love. We went to Lowe's and put the cabinet doors and countertop next to black appliances (which we are getting because DH does not like stainless) and it looked sleek, almost like built-ins.
The dilemma is the railing and flooring. In the model, they have a dark railing to match the cabinets:
We just don't know if we like the dark railings, especially upstairs where all of our current furniture is oak. Then, what do we do with the flooring in the foyer? We currently have selected a cherry laminate, so that would have to change along with the kitchen flooring. We have already been to Rite Rug twice. DH has said that if we have to go back, I might be going back alone or we are finding a babysitter as the kids have had quite enough of that place!
The only wood furniture that will be downstairs is our kitchen table which is oak and pretty much matches the cognac cabinets. All other wood furniture will be new (end tables, entertainment center, etc.).
So, do we stick with what we've picked which looks similar to what we've had for the last eight years (and do love, btw) or do we go with something new and have to re-pick everything else? WWYD? Which combination do you like best and why?