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    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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    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!

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    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!
    Oh, a WIP or butlers pantry is a dream for a different house.... Or if we extended this house. Until about 5 years ago I didn't even have a pantry, so it was a luxury to have some tall, open shelves put in.

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    Default Kitchen

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialPatrolGroup View Post
    Oh, a WIP or butlers pantry is a dream for a different house.... Or if we extended this house. Until about 5 years ago I didn't even have a pantry, so it was a luxury to have some tall, open shelves put in.
    I will find it very hard to go back to a cupboard if we ever leave here! Our last place just had the one double door cupboard as a pantry and it was painful. Could never find anything, couldn't do big shops etc.

    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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