It’s true what they say – kitchens sell homes, as evidenced by the fact that the second we entered the kitchen of our current home while touring it in 2013, I turned to Ben and said, “我必须拥有这个。“当时我也怀孕了8个月，我们已经卖掉了我们的房子，所以我们literally需要拥有这一点，但是来自曾经橙色厨房，带有浴室瓷砖的台面，高大的橱柜，时尚的家电和新的地方的石台面给了我直接的粘性眼睛。
While I do love our current kitchen, the thought of designing my dream kitchen from the ground up sends me into an emotional tailspin. Oh, the possibilities! Truly I couldn’t care less about having the biggest house with the fanciest finishes – but a tricked out kitchen? Yes, please!
When I think about my dream kitchen, I think design and convenience. Beautiful cabinetry, a big island, wide-plank wood floors, white stone, and fabulous hardware – plus functional features like the 5 must-haves I’m sharing below. This “Just 5 Things” post idea came from a reader and it was a blast to curate. I’ve already pitched 10 kitchen upgrade ideas to Ben as a result of my “research”, which will all undoubtedly be knocked into the atmosphere (?,) but ah, a girl can dream. ?
Tell me – have you ever had the chance to design your dream kitchen? What did you include? If not (hi!当）你会在你的中包含什么？
Clutter in any房子的区域驱动了我坚果，但厨房里的杂乱让我疯了。可能是因为我在那里度过了这么多时间的工作 - 谁不喜欢禅宗，有组织的工作空间？
That said, I would adore cupboards at counter height set up as an appliance garage to hide any of the咳嗽五appliances currently residing on our counter:烤面包机,KitchenAid Mixer,Keurig,nespresso，加上空气炸锅本周早些时候提出了我的周年纪念日（迫不及待地想试试那个坏男孩。）
这是另一个有趣的选择顶级滑动门。必须拥有我的梦想厨房 - 完全沉迷于。
2. Walk-In/Butler’s Pantry
Forget walk-in closets, I’m ALL about the walk-in/butler’s pantry. CAN YOU EVEN with this space?!
My dream kitchen would have a separate, walk-in pantry loaded with shelves, pull out shelves, and counter space for ALL THE STORAGE. I’ve seen some really cool pantries a couple stairs away from the main kitchen space, but have always liked the idea of tucking it behind a kitchen wall like the photo below.
One thing I love about our current kitchen is that it’s loaded with pull out shelves making it really convenient to store and retrieve items in deep cabinets. Our garbage/recycling is even on a track and I don’t think I could ever go back.
Another feature I’ve always wanted to include in my dream kitchen is drawers under the sink. How many bottles of cleaner, plastic bags, and dishwasher detergent boxes have you lost in the dark recesses of your under-sink cabinet?! Hate that space!
4. Command Center
A command center is something we lack in our current kitchen and I’m desperate for a space like this. Probably because I have to use up a big corner of the kitchen to organize bills, etc, and it’s really unsightly (again, hate clutter!) Wecould在楼上使用办公室/客房，但对我来说，如果它不在视线之外，它就不算了。我有一个金鱼的记忆。
I love the space in this dream kitchen below. From the traditional desk design that matches the rest of the kitchen cabinetry, to the cork board backsplash and shelving above (which I’d cover with doors in my dream kitchen,) it’s the perfect size and design.
No explanation needed for why I’d want to include a built-in wine refrigerator in my dream kitchen! That said, I love the location of this wine fridge – tucked into the end of the island vs taking up cabinet space in the main kitchen area.
Just like the microwave, I am also obsessed with the idea of stashing the wine fridge in a walk in pantry. I don’t care if people SEE my wine, I just don’t want to have to go down to my spider-infested basement – where we currently keep our wine fridge – every time I want a glass.
- Cabinet lighting.我们目前在柜子照明下面以及晚上创造的氛围是完全梦幻的。
- 农舍水槽。永恒和功能 - 在我的梦想厨房里有它！
- Hands free faucet.必须的！
- 盆栽填料。很乐意听到有一个人的人 - 爱它或讨厌吗？我会喜欢方便，但如果管道有问题，那么怎么了？你必须打开墙壁吗？
- Waterfall edge。崇拜这外貌。
What are your must-haves for your dream kitchen?