So, where were we? Ah yeah. The blue cabinet doors that went away.
So, two days ago I got new cabinet doors to replace the blue ones. The builder agreed to remove the old doors at his cost. And boy, does the kitchen look better already. The doors are much better-made, and they are straight! Imagine that.
You will notice that the new cabinet doors (and drawer fronts) appear to be lighter than the old ones. It’s because I asked that the doors not be sealed (makes the oak look lighter), I also didn’t want the knobs that they had. I am planning on painting all the cabinet doors, and replacing the knobs, so I have a long way ahead.
In the meantime I have knobless doors.
Pay no attention to the faded rug. I bought that one at Ikea Copenhagen about 10 years ago. Do these things last forever or what? I’ll get a new one eventually.
Yes, our fridge has a ding on a corner. Blame the delivery guys (May they get incurable toenail fungus!).
In front of the window our Boos block
and Global knives
, both gifts from my husband. Some men give diamonds to their wives for their birthdays, mine gives me super-sharp knives. Always the romantic.
Since the sink did not fit in the space, I get to look out the window when chopping my food. Maybe I should just pay more attention to what I am doing, but I like living dangerously. Besides, who needs ten fingers?
I have to say that although I wish I could change some things (can I have 10 more cents-worth of windows, please? And just do away with the honey oak, please), I am happy with the kitchen layout. It is perfect for when I have to do food photography and I need all the space I can afford.
Food photography requires that things get done quickly. Soggy, flacid food does not look good in photos, so I need space to move around and not to worry that my mess is taking up all the space.
We can arrive from grocery shopping and have enough counter space to put our bags on, and sort out our groceries.
We also have room for two or even three people to prepare food without bumping into each other. Not that we need the space now (our daughter is 4), but it might come handy. The open plan is nice too, I can see all the way out to the terrace from the kitchen, so it doesn’t feel isolated when we entertain.
Wanna see what I am going to do next with our kitchen? Well, why don’t you hang around, I will share my plans for my kitchen soon.
By the way, what do you think about painting the cabinets?