We live in our kitchen, and for as much time as we spend in it, it needs some major design changes. Right now, it's one long, dark room. Our cabinets are slightly warped and hung a little crooked, we have a plastic folding table serving as an island, and the lack of storage means I have several small appliances scattered in corners or shelves in other rooms. Not the best situation.
My ideal kitchen is bright and warm. There is a large farmhouse table on one side, a table that had families gathered around it generations ago. The floors are soft pine, and against one wall a fire would be going in a brick fireplace. I'd have an Aga stove, a walk-in pantry, and enough counter space to have a designated place for prepping vegetables, working with meats, and rolling pastry. There would be a chair near the fireplace, and a bookshelf filled with cookbooks, craft books, and novels. It would be obvious that it was a room where people lived and worked, with just the right amount of useful clutter.
We will be redoing our kitchen sometime this year. I'm fine that it won't be the kitchen of my dreams, so long that it's the right kitchen for this house.
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What's your ideal kitchen?