A nice feature in our kitchen is the backsplash—it’s simply a long window right above the cabinets, kind of like the picture below:
image from Derkitc
I like this look for lots of reasons: it will let a ton of light in a galley kitchen, and we’ll maintain some privacy because the window faces the backyard; it will be super easy to clean by just wiping it down with Windex; and it is modern and unique.
What’s more, the window backsplash dictates the oven I have to buy. I can’t get one that has a back ridge for the controls because it would interfere with the line of the window. Instead, I need a 30″ slide-in gas range, which tend to look a little more stylish, I think…the only downside to that is that sometimes these are a bit more expensive.
image from Lowes (KitchenAid KGSS907SWH $1800)
image from US Appliance (Frigidare FGGS3045KF $1500)
image from Abt (My favorite, probably because of the handles. Frigidare FGGS3075KW $1652)
I’ve been looking for glossy white ranges to match our glossy fridge, but I think I could handle a stainless oven in our all-white cabinet kitchen. We’ll have plenty of silvery accents, so it wouldn’t be completely out of place. Also, they seem to make a lot more appliances in silver these days. Here are some interesting stainless ones that I’ve seen:
image from Rainbow Appliance (Kitchenaid KGSK901SSS $1159)
image from E-ppliance (Frigidare FPGS3085KF $1879)
image from Sears Outlet (Bosch HD1728 $1749)