Hubby arrives for Eid very soon and with him his D300 and wide-angle lens. Yippeeeeee!
So we’ll get some nice pics of the new kitchen and the rest of the apartment then. But right now here’s a look at the old and the new and why I should be grateful and happy!
The old kitchen was……well, BASIC. It worked, but after a while, it felt dysfunctional. The work area wasn’t properly thought out – there was a lot of “broken space” which rendered some of it completely useless. Like that little bit to the left of the gas hobs. The cooker hood / extractor was hung too low, your face was right in front of it and there was no ducting for the hot fumes to go anywhere except in your face. LOL. The workspace to the right of the hob was quite useless too because it was too far away from the sink.
The workspace on the other side, where the stand-alone fridge was wasn’t really a workspace. We had the microwave oven there and the space to the right of the microwave oven was where we had the kettle and where we made our coffee. We had enough cupboard space but I preferred large drawers for storage because you didn’t have to go into a crouching position and reach in every time you wanted to get something!
Well, I don’t have to say very much. The picture says it all I think. All the work area is concentrated between the sink (large single bowl which can be converted into 2 bowls, or one bowl and one drainer or one bowl and cutting area with accessories and the induction hobs. No wasted area. The relatively small workspace to the right of the hobs is ideal for placing spoon rests, pot covers, ingredients etc. We chose a “flush” hood / extractor which together with the flat induction hobs gave the kitchen a clean and uncluttered look.
No wasted counter top on the fridge side anymore. You don’t see the fridge because its built-in…right there on the very left.
Here it is, doors open.
Next to it the tall pull-out larder and then the built-in microwave oven and conventional oven. At the extreme right is our coffee bar.
I’m glad we opted for the tall larder, positioned functionally next the fridge. It holds a lot of stuff, you can see what you’re looking for and its neat! I love neat.
The dishwasher is also built-in to the right of the sink. Here it is, door open.
On both sides of the kitchen we have maximum large drawers for everything with internal drawers for cutlery, gadgets and stuff like cling wrap and aluminium foil. So no wasted space. And everything within reach!
So that’s our new kitchen. Somehow, all the problems I experienced getting to the new kitchen now seems like another lifetime! What a short memory we have eh?
More before and after views below…
All said, I love my new kitchen. I could live in it. I love cooking in it. And I’ll miss it when I go back to Kuwait.