Last weekend, we went for lunch at my hubby’s Aunty’s house, now she is the most amazing cook and whenever we visit, I do the washing up. This time I was washing up in her beautiful new kitchen and I found myself day dreaming about what I would like for the kitchen in our forever home…. whenever we find it.
I really want a light airy welcoming kitchen, solid wooden work tops, maybe cream or sage green cupboards, large range cooker maybe an island oh and a wine cooler fridge. Most importantly I want it to be a lovely usable space for the whole family, as place for gatherings with family and friends.
In our house at the moment we are lucky enough to have a good size kitchen/dinning room which opens into a family area with sofas and a TV so it seems quite big. It is also full of light, we have a large set of french doors and a window off the family area, then a stained glass window behind the sink and the extra light we have from two roof windows high up above the kitchen.
I have found that during my day dreaming about our new kitchen, if possible we would added in Velux windows to help with that light and airy feel. They are also fabulous for letting the heat out and also any extra smells from the cooking, especially when the Hubby has ‘cooked up a storm’ which often isn’t quite so amazing as he thinks…. but I don’t complain as it saves me a job and so far I haven’t got ill eating it.
The kitchen would have a large farmers style table that seats at least 8 people with ease that possibly extends to 10. I love having family and friends round to eat, however at the moment we seat the children around the table and the adults sit on the sofas. I also really fancy having a nice arm chair in a corner somewhere to be able to just sit and read a book when I get 5 minutes. Although in reality I should think it will end up with the children’s toys and clothes on it.
What would your musts be for your dream kitchen?
*This post was made in collaboration with Velux. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*