What is your preference in a kitchen: a more expansive where things are more spread out, or a kitchen that is not compact meaning things are more at hand.
My kitchen now has a relatively big footprint given the size of our house, and it is an eat in kitchen, benches and cabinets in an L shape but it is very hotch potch and with the table it it can be quite a squeeze. I am toying with the idea of looking at a U shaped kitchen which would use less of the floor space, have as much cupboard space and maybe a little more bench space but it would be much smaller, definitely not room for 2. In this configuration the kitchen table would be on the outside of the U.
I would like to hear different perspectives because I just don't know which works best. I have only lived in 2 houses my whole life so I haven't worked in many different styles of kitchen.
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16-08-2015 14:23 #1
16-08-2015 14:36 #2
For me, the kitchen is the hub of the house. I like plenty of bench space, room for people to gather (breakfast bench style), and lots of storage. It has to be practical and integrate well with adjoining rooms/space. Unfortunately my current kitchen doesn't have any of these things!
16-08-2015 16:22 #3
Bench space. Lots and lots of bench space!! But really, it all depends on how you like to work. My kitchen bench is L shaped. Has a little dogleg off the long bit on an angle with the hot plate, then a small bit of bench which is too small to be usable for anything but collecting junk, then the double sink and the short bit at the top which is where I do my prep, serving etc.
On the other side is a wall with the fridge, oven, wood oven and a cupboard with the microwave. I would love more bench space, more power points and a slightly bigger area. If the kids or husband come in, they annoy me as get in the way!
What I do love about my kitchen is the big WIP. Would definitely recommend that!
16-08-2015 16:27 #4
16-08-2015 16:41 #5Senior Member
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I loooooove my current kitchen, it's nothing fancy but it's just such a wonderful space. It has a WIP and a wide island bench, lots of cupboard space and a 90cm gas stove & oven. It's airy, faces the living area do I'm not isolated from everyone and is just s happy, light airy space.
It's totally made me love cooking.
My dream kitchen would be similar but would have a butlers pantry and Miele appliances. Although I love the 90cm oven id choose 2 x 60cm ovens instead.
16-08-2015 17:31 #6
Now I have heaps of room, the toaster, kettle, coffee machine etc is in there as well and it's a great place to hide from the kids
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