Galley kitchens, U-shaped kitchens, a large triangle (sink, stove and sink in a “triangle”) and now a medium-sized triangle. We have had kitchens in all shapes and sizes. I believe the medium-sized triangle, we have now, is our favorite. Everything within a step or two.
All the colors and textures are our personal preferences—over the years the favorites have emerged. Subway tile in caramel glass. Solid granite in gold and brown. Warm alder wood cabinets with nickel pulls. The cabinets have the linear look to keep that semi-Craftsman style. All the lower cabinets have pull-out drawers. So handy.
(Looking at the photos, I think we should paint the wall above the cabinets the same sage green we have on the island.)
Brushed stainless steel appliances and sink. Over the years, we have had ceramic sinks, granite sinks and stainless sinks. We like the stainless steel for wear-and-tear; and it is easy to clean. Oh, and love, love the big five-burner propane range and double electric oven. A small oven on the left can be used for smaller dishes or heating breads while the larger entrée is cooking in the generous sized right side oven.
Our builder, Estes Builders, configures the refrigerator opening so that the back portion is “set-in” to the wall. Gives the frig a recessed look almost flush with the cabinets (just enough for the doors to open properly). If you cannot afford to have a zero-clearance refrigerator, this is pretty close to it. Check out our middle drawer refrigerator—keeping our Coke and Coors chillin’ at the right temp.
A small pantry completes a really great kitchen. Not too big to encourage you to stock “too” much food (Ugh—hate expired cans), but just right to hold “enough” canned goods, cereal and small kitchen appliances.
You might be questioning wood floors in the kitchen…we like the continuity in all the rooms and the wood flooring these days are treated to resist wet. We have not experienced any spotting. Easy to keep clean.
Well, we must enjoy and use the kitchen because we rarely eat at a restaurant; and we have gained at least five pounds since we moved in!