i heart my kitchen

Since I waited 5 years for my kitchen, I want to relish in the newness for a little while longer, and take you on a tour of some of my favourite details of the renovation.

:: A sleek new range hood vent!

Now this might be strange for some of you, but to me, it was a godsend. You see, previously we didn’t have a hood that vented outside. There was only a fan above the stove that went nowhere! Crazy, right? That’s what I thought, too. Suffice to say, I never cooked anything really oily, smelly, or deep-fried for 5 years.

:: An extra wide, extra deep sink and a hands-free facet.

I can’t say enough of both of these features! First, the sink. It’s 10″ deep and one single giant basin, which is great for cleaning large pots and cutting boards. And see that mesh? Okay, so it was pretty expensive, but now that I have it, I love it. It prevents the bottom of the sink from scratching and it keeps the water flowing down the drain when the sink is stuffed with dishes.

Second, the facet. When hubby told me about this hands-free facet, my first thought was, boy, men really love their gadgets, but after it went in, I couldn’t be happier. It’s the perfect  solution if your hands are dirty, especially working with meat; you just tap it anywhere and, viola, it turns on! Fantastic in my book!

:: Pot size drawers! Nothing new here, expect I love them, I wish I had the space for more (I only have 2).

:: This is called a spice pullout. We put it in a narrow space we had between the stove and our cabinets. It’s meant to hold spice jars, but I use it to hold all my oil and sauce bottles. It’s the perfect size, nothing tips over, and no messy drips. What more could I ask for?

:: And finally, see that little white rectangle under my pantry? It’s called a toe-kick vacuum. Sweep the dirt under the pantry, open the little door with your foot, and whoosh! dirt goes away! Miraculous! It’s hooked up to our central vacuum system, so it was a no brainer to get that installed. I wish I could have one in every room of my house (especially all the bathrooms — except for hubby, we’re a house full of girls — enough said, right?)

Thanks for joining me on my little tour! Enjoy your day! I’ll be sipping a coffee, admiring my kitchen!


9 thoughts on “i heart my kitchen

  1. WOW… that is a dream kitchen you now have there, Floral…very stylish–I love it! So happy you got the kitchen you wanting. Nothing like a kitchen that really works and is lovely to be in… Thanks for the tour. We’re just returned from an impromptu trip… So now back online and catching up with friends. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

  2. Wow!!! Impressive! I would want to plant myself in that kitchen for many cups of coffee! I am happy you finally got your dream kitchen. I know it will be a joy for you and your family!!

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