Since we’ve lived in New York City I’ve had to do without a kitchen. I mean, I have one, but it is approximately five feet wide, consisting of one half-size oven, one miniscule utensil drawer, one half-size dishwasher (at least there’s a dishwasher at all I guess?). You couldn’t even fit a ripe watermelon in the sink, and I have three cabinets. Um, there’s no cooking happening here.
In my new place I’m effectively tripling the size of my kitchen space (and this kitchen even has counters!) and since it’s a new building, the kitchen is sleek, modern, and shiny. Stainless steel appliances and hardware, and probably your basic particle board/melamine foil/propylene mixup in the cabinetry. Anyway, it’s pretty slick looking. But also, just a little . . . cold.
There’s not much I can do to infuse personality into it, but thanks to my never-ending addiction to Pinterest (and a truly fantastic dining area I get to decorate!), I’ve been able to find a few inspiration images that are giving me some ideas on how to warm up the kitchen/dining room and give it some personality.
After the jump!
All images via Pinterest.