Ode To A Kitchen

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If you would have asked me six months ago to describe my perfect kitchen, I would have spoken to you about an ultra-modern space with glass cabinets, jet black counter tops and sleek silver appliances. I would have described a space completely Spartan in appearance and I would have thought that my Spartan, glass kitchen was exactly what I wanted. In fact, that kitchen would have perfectly suited the life I thought that I wanted years ago.
But then I met this kitchen. Sure, at first glance, it isn’t going to knock your socks off, but come and take a closer look. See this stretch of counter space to the right of the fridge?
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If I had a coffee maker it would sit where my KitchenAid stand mixer is living. And hanging the mugs…
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…why on earth didn’t I think of that before? Talk about a space saver. Oh and hanging above the counter top is a place for wine glasses.
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Again, saves room and makes the space look more lived in. The most function part of the kitchen resides inside the cabinets.
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Pull out drawers, some tall and some short to help you reach whatever small appliance that you need. Isn’t that exciting!?!
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The functionality is everywhere.
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And take a look at this kitchen island, complete with it’s own trash can and garbage disposal.
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You can pick up a bottle up from the wine rack, turn around and grab a glass. Brilliant! There’s also space for a breakfast table (you can see the Keg-O-Rator and bar table in the back there)…
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…and I can also see Parker playing in the family room when I’m chopping veggies at the island.
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Nope, it certainly isn’t a showpiece kitchen, but it’s homey and comfortable and perfect for parties, kids and laughter. It isn’t what I thought I wanted, but it’s exactly what I needed. Life is funny that way, isn’t it?
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One thought on “Ode To A Kitchen

  1. Kasey July 8, 2010 / 2:41 am

    What a great kitchen!! So glad you are loving your new home.

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