Friday, October 8, 2010

A Look Around My Kitchen

Ok, so you may be wondering why I'm so excited about cooking in my new kitchen.  It's because I'm kind of obsessed with it.  It is my favorite room in our new house.  Since Kelly is doing a Kitchen Tour today, I thought I would show you around my kitchen.  (Some of you may have already seen it on my personal blog, Amos Adventures)

Here is a look at the kitchen and breakfast area from the dining room.  We will eventually (once we have the money) buy a bar height square kitchen table to go there.  I also plan on buying some baskets to go in the spots under the bench so I can store my stuff without it looking cluttered.  We will also be buying some new curtains once we have the money, as these just aren't really our taste, but they work for now!  Please ignore any blue tape you may see in these pictures as it is my way of marking the areas that need to be touched up or something the dealer needs to fix!

This next picture is taken from the end of our kitchen where the sliding glass door leading out to the backyard is.

This is our induction cooktop, which was added at the request of the hubby, and I'm loving so far  :)  The cabinets were originally solid wood, but I had them add the fluted glass to give it a little more character.  I want to replace the canisters with some silver canisters or some decorative ones, but have not been able to find any ANYWHERE!  For now these tuperware ones will do.

This next picture shows two of my favorite things about my kitchen...the double oven and my refrigerator!  It is crazy how much room my fridge has, which comes in handy when I go on my cooking sprees and have tons of food to store, but most of the time it just stores lots of drinks, ha!  I'm super excited about my double ovens, especially with the upcoming holidays, as I hope to be hosting Thanksgiving and/or Christmas at my house this year.

The microwave was originally where the double oven is, but I was determined to have a double oven, so it got moved to the island.  I'm still not sure how I feel about the microwave being lower, but I'm sure I will get used to it, and I'm even told once we have kids who are old enough to microwave their own snack, I will love that it is at their level.  Time will tell...  The doorway to the left of the oven leads to my laundry room which also has my pantry in it.  The doorway on the far left of the picture leads back to the dining room which is where I took the first picture, so I guess we've come full circle :)

Now if I only had more time at home to cook all those recipes I want to try!


Jennifer said...

Beautiful kitchen! Love the stainlesss steel.

I Do Declare said...

I have kitchen envy!

Staci said...

So gorgeous! Love everything about it!

Lindy said...

Awesome kitchen. Looks so nice and roomy and I love the colors!

Heidi said...

I love it!

Linda said...

Katie, thank you for the sweet comments you left about my kitchen. Yours is beautiful! Oh how I would love a double oven and a microwave that wasn't over the stove! You had asked about my canisters. I got them at a store in Scottsdale, AZ called Razmataz about 5 years ago. If you google "Gracious Goods Canisters" they are available online. I hope that helps.


Rona's Home Page said...

I love your kitchen!
What beautiful white cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
The bench is very nice too.

Angela said...

I love your kitchen!!! Makes me want to go ahead and start designing my next one :)

magi said...

Great idea! I may have to try this with Katie's souther Kitchen . So many little time. :) Thanks for the tips. :)

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