Friday, September 4, 2009

Love that Kitchen...

I am obsessed with kitchens in general, but especially right now as I plan my new one. The demolition on my place is done, and as expected there are always a few surprises. One of them impacted my kitchen layout, so I went back to the drawing board and rethought “the plan”.

I think I have it down now – an L shaped kitchen with one wall of very tall floor to ceiling cabinets and another with lower cabinets and a floating shelf above. I have never had an L shaped kitchen before, but this layout is preferred by my friends who are cooks, so I am anxious to give it a whirl.

When I opened Southern Accents this month I saw a space that is almost spot on for the one I am planning. This kitchen has a great island in the middle where my table will sit. I would love to have both, but in NYC where space is tight, the table will have to do double duty.

I also love the massive skylight and the plants, especially the orchids – an absolute favorite of mine. My space will have an old architectural window over the sink and more light streaming in from the 10 foot window across the room. Not so bad either... Opposite the work space I am planning some open shelves for display and a pantry, so I will be set in the storage department – and believe me with all the glassware I collect, I need it.

I am inspired by this kitchen as it clean looking, functional and unique – beautiful and so so relaxing. I look forward to having a kitchen that I love again - I miss mine. I am also excited to try a few new things this time around. Stay tuned for more on kitchen planning as there are many more decisions to make….

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