You May Say I'm a Dreamer...
Mar. 22, 2012 10:56 am
Updated: Jun. 24, 2012 5:13 pm
... But I'm sure I'm not the only one!
I am talking about MY DREAM KITCHEN! Really, I can't be the only one (of us here, anyway) who thinks about this. I don't really think about any other rooms in my fictional dream house, I am focused on my kitchen. Every time I find myself annoyed with some feature
of my current kitchen, I mentally file it away to be sure that my dream kitchen improves upon it.
Some details that I want in my dream kitchen include:
(Note: all pictures are just ones I found looking in Google Images that looked sort of like what I want. None are my pictures)
Well first of all, lots of space! That's a no brainer. I want lots of counter area, lots of room to move around, some free space to have extra cooks in the kitchen if ever that's needed. I'm thinking, something like this should suit my needs (just the layout,
not necessarily the colours and appliances):
An absolute MUST for me for my dream kitchen is a double sink. I never thought too much about this one, because I had one all my life at my parents' house. My apartment has just the single basin sink (with a faucet that operates only on shower-type spray mode,
which is another annoyance). It never even crossed my mind that this would irritate me, I mean it's just a sink, right? Well I find myself cursing my stupid sink almost every day. I go to drain a pot of pasta, and find nowhere to put my colander because there
is like two other things in the sink. There is nowhere to place dishes aside to rinse after washing, I have to wash and then rinse each item instead of washing a bunch then rinsing. And it fills up too darn quickly, I have to wash dishes too often! Yes, definitely
need a double sink in my dream kitchen. This one looks nice but I don't think I'd want black.
The next one is not really a MUST but boy would I sure like to have it! A double oven in the wall. It would be so nice to fit more things in the oven at once, cook two different things at different temperature. Much more flexible for when you're preparing a
lot of food at once.
And, the reason I want my two ovens built into the walls, is because I want a countertop stovetop, not attached to the oven. No particular reason, I just like. I can more easily pretend I have my own cooking show :P The centre island in the kitchen picture
above seems like a good place to me to stick a cooktop.
I would also really really like a walk-in pantry with tons of shelving. Self explanatory I think, just like all the space it provides, somewhere to keep all my small appliances together without burying them in a basement (or in my case, stacking them up in
the second bedroom... thank god I got a two-bedroom place or I think I'd have to be sleeping with my slow cooker and ice cream maker at night).
And more in general I like dark-ish counter tops (not black, but maybe a dark grey), colourful walls (maybe a nice pale blue for a kitchen) and not stainless steel for appliances. Not the fridge anyway. I could get on board with stainless steel ovens and dishwasher.
Anyway, that's a few elements from my dreams, how about yours?