We are deep in the planning stage of our next extension. We are planning to extend our kitchen, move the back deck, extend the lower level of the house to include a large bar room, add a pool, a pool house and gym. While only the pool and the pool house and gym are the only parts of the extension to be done very soon, we are submitting all our plans to council at the same time to save a bit of money. This means I’ve been doing a lot of dreaming about my new kitchen, and today I would love share some of what is inspiring me.
Hamptons Style Kitchen
One of the biggest issues we have found since leaving our old home, is congestion in the kitchen at peak times. Secondly, as a busy family, sitting formally at the dinner table just doesn’t work for us on a daily basis.
We are looking to combat the congestion, but having a gallery style kitchen, and to install a central island bench. In doing so, we needed to consider the flow of the room, as it truly is the room in which our family spends most of it’s time. It was decided that a second family room, for more day to day living, would work well alongside the kitchen.
I am most excited by the long island bench (5 metres) and the butlers pantry, hooray!!! No more late night piecing the pantry back together after it breaks. Now that we are nearly happy with the plans, we can begin to look at how we wish the space to look. Being a typical Queenslander, our home is quite dark, so a predominately white kitchen is essentially, with bi-fold windows and doors in the family room to let in as much light as possible. The rest we get to dream about.
A Hamptons style kitchen is where my heart is at, and I do think with some clever planning, we can make it work in our old home without losing it’s character. White cabinetry, with a gorgeous sink like this one, federation style tapware, marble or stone bench tops. I am so excited.
While there are so many things to consider to make this space right for us, I am just so excited to have this challenge. I cannot tell you how much easier this is going to make our day to day life.
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