As I mentioned in an earlier post I had a wonderful weekend of cooking in what may well have been my dream kitchen. I was visiting my boyfriend’s family in Wisconsin for the first time over Labor day and had the pleasure of cooking in his mother’s perfectly designed space. As I told her how much I loved it she piped in about a few things she would do differently if she could redesign once again. I guess when you live in it and cook in it on a daily basis there is always something you’d want to change — for me, it was just perfect. A few of the highlights: the prep space faced big floor to ceiling windows overlooking beautiful Lake Buttes des Morts.
The kitchen boasted two sinks (one double basin and one smaller bar sink). The deep cabinets housed dividers for vertical storage of baking sheets, cooling racks and the like. The under counter cabinets all had pull out drawers (no climbing inside to find the spices!) I could go on all day. But, I think my favorite design element in the whole space was the comfy leather couch just off to the side. That’s right, I said a couch in the kitchen. It’s the perfect place to relax and page through cookbooks, to hang out and talk to the chef du jour, or to simply just sit and admire the beautifully designed space!
If you could create your dream kitchen today what would be your top-of-the-list, must-have design element? Looking for inspiration? Check out this House & Garden gallery where this image is from. — Erica P.