Everyone has pretty much clued in that I really love to cook. There were tons of new ideas out there when we were building and I was deciding on what I wanted in a kitchen.
Of course most of the ones I would have loved to have had were pretty much out of our price range but that's ok. I really love my kitchen - I love not only cooking in it but I love just being in that room of the house. Someone once said that the heart of the home is the kitchen and I really believe it.
My top 5 favorites about my kitchen are:
5. Space! There can actually be more than 1 person in the kitchen at a time. Our last kitchen was very small and if someone was in there with me we'd keep getting into each other's way.
4. The pantry. I love having all of my dry and canned goods in one place rather than in several cabinets. I love the pantry door too!
3. Nope - the pan on the stove top is not my favorite thing although it belongs to a wonderful set of pans. The vent comes in at #3. The person who came up with the concept of a vent rising up out of the counter top is a genius! That paved the way for me to have the kitchen wall open onto the living room which lets me watch tv or visit with any guests we might have while I'm cooking .
2. My double oven. Oh, so nice when I'm baking lots of cookies or preparing a big meal like Thanksgiving dinner.
And my Number 1 favorite thing is . . . .
The cabinet for all of my baking sheets, cutting boards and stoneware. This space is above the ovens and if there were shelves there it would be pretty much wasted space for me. I would have to climb a ladder to reach anything and if I really had to go to that much work to go get a ladder, climb it and find something - well, the old saying "Out of sight, out of mind" comes at this point.
Storing things like large baking sheets on their side and just sliding them in and out is wonderfully perfect for me. I can reach that far up.
What are your favorite thing(s) about your kitchen?