I don’t like it.
As some of you know, we’re in the middle (beginning, really) of the process of designing our future home. It sounds dreamy, build your home to work for you. Any house I’ve ever rented or lived in it was easy to see the flaws. “If I had designed this bathroom I would have added a window…” Or “Why didn’t they make the living room more spacious?” or “Why in the world is this weird shaped closet here? I would never have done that.”
But now the pressure is on.
What do I want? Specifically, what do I want in a kitchen. Where will the cabinets go? The sink? The stove? An island? No island? Breakfast bar? Area for desk?
The kitchen is where I live, and kitchen decor seems so permanent. Cabinets are kind of forever when you own them.
I peruse Flickr in hopes of finding the perfect kitchen that I can show to the architect and say, “This one! This is what I want!” I have ended up with a folder full of kitchen images and all very different….but I think I do have a vague idea of some of the things I want.
1. An island.
2. A breakfast bar.
3. A bookshelf. (Yes. In the kitchen.)
4. Hanging pots.
But don’t ask me about tile color or countertops. It makes me nervous.
I like the island. It’s open and spacious. I like space.
I think I like the open shelves above the sink. Would they just attract clutter?
Open shelving for pantry, but am I neat enough? Probably not. It would look so much more messy.
Simple, rustic, natural. I’m in love.
Yes! Yes and yes! To the bookshelf for all my cookbooks, to the jars on the counters full of whatever they’re full of, yes to the hanging pots side by side. I’m really liking this one.
I like all the products on display, the vegetables laying around, the kitchen island. So many great ides.
Obviously our kitchen won’t be the exact replica of any of these due to budget. (Too bad.)
But still, there are many decisions to be made.
So tell me what you think. What would you love/need/ wish for in a kitchen. I want to know.