I've never had a kitchen I really like being in. Not even when I was a kid. They've always been adequate and appropriate, but never functional and pretty. Well, this one is a step ahead, simply because I can be in the kitchen while being in every other part of the house too. I like that. Mixing drinks or making dinner while still participating in the party.
Our whole condo is just 600 square feet, so a kitchen this size feels big. There's plenty of cupboard and counter space, a perfect work-triangle, and something else: Room for decorative items!
There's a narrow little strip along the back, not really large enough to use for prep, but perfect for displaying photos or glassware. I've always been one to stow everything away - I hate glass-fronted cabinets, for example. But, suddenly I like the idea of letting it all hang out. That nook where the teak salad bowls are? Well, perhaps every once in a while I'll change that out, filling it instead with ceramics or coffee mugs or stainless steel mixing bowls. Who knows! While a white kitchen was never on my dream list, it's working for me. As soon as we replace the awful melamine counter!