A House Divided: My Husband's Dream Kitchen

Dream Kitchen Inspiration

A couple of weeks ago, I shared with you a little inspiration board for my dream kitchen. Looking over my shoulder, my husband grimaced, reminding me of how my tastes have "softened" to the classic over time while he has remained a staunch modernist. So I invited him to make his own material board for his dream kitchen. After all, we are talking dreams here. No compromising. This is what he came up with.

As you can see, his design is not at all like mine.

1) Gaggenau stainless steel wall hood
2) white lacquer cabinets by Five Elements West
3) Dornbracht Tara Classic Kitchen Faucet
4) Glacier White Corian countertop w/ integral sink
5) Arabia Artica tableware
6) Miya Shoji table
7) Prouve Fauteuil Direction Chair

Lucky for our relationship, our real-life kitchen is dictated more by the demands of our budget than by the whims of our dreams. However, we're confident that we could strike a happy medium should we someday win the lottery.

Do you and your partner have different tastes when it comes to your home? How do you make things work? Divide and conquer? Meet in the middle?

(Images: as credited above)

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.