Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Moose's Kitchen

Inspired by this post on Shabby Cheap, I thought you all might like to see the kitchen where Tim and I make all these fabulous (and sometimes not so fabulous) recipes. I cleaned the kitchen this morning just so I could take the picture. It was NOT fun, but now I get to enjoy it and pretend that it always looks like this.

We bought this house last year, and one of the main reasons that we fell in love with the place was because of the kitchen. Most of the houses we were looking at were built in the '20s and '30s, and most of the kitchens were ROUGH. We're talking appliances from the 1970s, refrigerators in the room next to the kitchen due to a lack of space, nasty cabinets that had been painted over who knows how many times, etc. When we saw this kitchen, which was completely redone sometime between 2002 and 2005, we hit the floor. They say that kitchens and bathrooms sell a house, and that was true in our case.

We had been married for 5 years when we bought the house. We knew from experience that we fought the most in the kitchen because we have very different cooking styles, and because we always cooked in really cramped spaces. We totally play nice in this kitchen. Tim is typically the chef on duty by the stove, and I am the prep cook taking up residence at the island. We have our own space to do things just the way we like. Our kitchen fights have reduced by at least 75%, I'd say.

So now you've seen it! I'd love to see pictures of your cooking space, and hear what you love about it, and if anything, what you don't love.

No comments: