Links: Kitchen Design
A little oddly, for two people who are so big into cooking, we've been working on removing things from our kitchen design. A lot of my clients have dream kitchens all mapped out in their heads, but with careful thinking about how we want to live, Noel and I are finding hat having adequate storage nearby, plus a good-sized work surface is worth more than a dozen specialized cabinets and gadgets.
So we're going to go kind of overboard on a really great stove (as a reward for twelve years of tolerating our incredibly bad stove), and the fantasy appliances like wall ovens, drawer fridges, and pizza oven are on the outs. I'm sure we will still be a thousand times happier with our new design than we have been with our existing kitchen.
And here are some links I've been reading about kitchen design:
- Kitchens that Work from Martha Stewart
- Houzzers Say: Dream Kitchen Must-Haves
- 7 Smart Kitchen Solutions from Fine Homebuilding
- Apartment Therapy: Everything old is new again: quite possibly the most fitting kind of kitchen for our house
- Apartment Therapy: Small Kitchen Ideas: 8 Smart Storage Tricks Anyone Can Try -- usually my argument about storage tricks is that you'll get better bang for you buck by getting rid of things, but this does have some good ideas -- and some bad ones
- Apartment Therapy: Kitchen Layout Planning: Important Measurements You Need to Know -- if you don't design kitchens every day, these are some measurements to keep in mind for how much room things take up
- Apartment Therapy: Steal the Style: 10 Restaurant Interiors to Inspire Your Kitchen Renovation
- A Chef's Kitchen -- I completely agree with the statement about a sink-free island
- 7 Ways to Design Your Kitchen to Help You Lose Weight -- an interesting set of points, and all backed with real research rather than just anecdote
- 10 Elements of Today's State-of-the-Art Kitchens -- I'm not crazy about some of the more gadgety or gimicky things in here, but overall an interesting read
- A Cook’s 6 Tips for Buying Kitchen Appliances
posted by ayse on 01/11/15