March 6, 2012
Dan and I are half-heartedly looking for a new house. Don’t get too excited! We’re nowhere near ready to buy, but if we see a house that we might like and there’s an open house, we’ll go. I’m trying to stick to my guns about what I want in a house. It’s so easy to rationalize the things when you meet a pretty house.
Case in point, the house we saw this past week. Very pretty interior of the house (the outside was a tad boring truth be told), and we were excited by all the positives to the house:
Large foyer (like this one)
Actual laundry room (instead of a laundry closet like our last house)
Good sized bedrooms (again, unlike our last house)
Finished basement (you guess it, unlike the last house)
Large-ish dining area…
it had a small kitchen.
The bane of my existence at our old house.
I almost tried to rationalize it for a little bit. But look at the size of the master bedroom! Oooo a separate office upstairs…a fireplace…
Dan brought me back to reality though. Parties at our old house we hard because you could really only fit one person comfortably in my kitchen. 🙂 Not room for much more…
So let’s brainstorm for a while…what do you look for in a kitchen? Here’s what I’m looking for:
1. Storage space – either by cupboards, pantry, or both
2. A place to congregate, gather, chat, socialize
3. Counter Space – evident in all of the pictures above
I love to cook. I love to entertain. A good, functional kitchen is a necessity for me in the next house.
If only it would look as lovely as the pictures above. 🙂 I’ll need to sharpen my DIY skills, I think.
What does your dream kitchen look like? Do you want space for tons of chefs-in-the-pot or are you a one man show? Do you like the open floor plan or more of a single room kitchen?