ecm's house tour: the kitchen

Welcome to my kitchen... come on in.

so... let me start off by saying my kitchen is a rectangular 16 feet long by 8 feet wide (not including the breakfast nook). Breakfast nook and lots of counter space. I'm talking so much counter space, I can layout a few cookbooks, have some mixing bowls and pans out plus ingredients and if I wanted to dance a jig for my husband on the counters, well I would have enough room for that too. But you might want to leave the room if that happens, you might go blind.

There is an orgy of space! It's wonderful but scary at the same time. Every kitchen I have ever had has been only half the size of this one, I'm not complaining or anything but my mind spazes at the mere thought of cooking in here. My brain is all like, "Dude, you can't cook in here! You'll make a mess and it will take forever to clean AND you don't even know where you put the measuring spoons, now do you? HA! That's what I thought. What an idiot... thinking you can just come in here and cook. This kitchen is for a cook, not a hack, now go grab some pine and go sit on the bench, meat."

Yes, my brain and I do have these conversations.

I know now what "now you're cooking with gas" means. Oh dear lord...I love my oven and stove. I'd have little baby Thermadors and it would give new meaning to the term "bun in the oven".

[insert your own joke here]

What's this?

I am moving on up in the world. I, now am the proud owner of an appliance garage with eight plugs. Count them... 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8....

Crazy. Between the counter space, an appliance garage (doesn't that sound a little pretentious?), under the counter lighting, plus the other 2 lights and recessed lighting, the Sub Zero fridge, and the umpteenth million drawers and cupboards... you can now understand why my brain hurts every time I try to cook? It's enough to make my head a splode.

It will be my kitchen renaissance. I will create grand operatic meals fit for_____ ahhh forget it!



Maggie said...
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Catherine said...

no nook pics yet?
I see my favorite part of the kitchen :)

Laura said...

i am in love with that door so much that i want to marry it. so when is the rest of the tour?

MoJo said...

That is some kitchen! How awesone. Who knew there was such a such a thing as an appliance garage? Love Strongbad.

Mayberry Magpie said...

Oh my god. I saw the picture of the door and loved it but didn't realize why until I scrolled back up and took a second, longer look. You've got beveled glass panes. I love how the beveled glass distorts the view slightly -- turns the edges just a bit sideways. And the panes give the door and everything behind it just a little more sparkle, a little more . . . heft. Fabulous!

All the space, all the white surfaces -- a dream. And the appliance garage, lordy. I could go on, but my drool would be embarrassing.

P.S. Cakestand made me smile.

P.P.S. I'm going to covet that rolling pin and wooden holder until I find one for me.

Phoo-D said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the door into the kitchen, all the white tile, the big counters...all of it! Just beautiful.

The Cutting Edge of Ordinary said...

Wow Krysta, how beautiful. I'm in love with that door too! I'd kill for that much counter space.

Enjoy it all, you deserve it.

Jennifer said...

Yay! You deserve a kitchen like that.

Kristin said...

TWO windows over the sink? TWO?! I want the door. I want to move into a Craftsman style house. And I want your counterspace (with the windows, door & gas stove...and probably the Sub Zero frige even tho we didn't see it).

SaintTigerlily said...

I feel special just knowing that someone I know owns that kitchen. It is sort of like the crown jewels. They are super pretty and it is cool to look at them, but I know I'm not royalty so they will never be mine...I can still admire them though, right?

I'm becoming increasingly convinced that you live in an alternate reality...I have never seen a kitchen that lovely.

*head explodes in solidarity*

(Also: Masthead = A++)

ntsc said...

If I can get the kitchen clean, will post in similar fashion.

Get the kids out of the house before you dance that jig.

Eglentyne said...

What an absolutely charming and beautiful kitchen. I think part of me would never want to get it dirty, but I can also imagine flour and dirty pans and delicious food piled all around too. And the appliance garage! I didn't even know they made those! Incredible.

Yes, splode. ha

Amy said...

So, so lovely. I can only imagine what amazing creations you'll come up with in your new space.

Nobody who cooks should be without a gas stove. Nobody. It's like an entire different world.

And p.s. - you'll have no problem filing up that counter space!

Eva said...

Congratulations! That kitchen looks wonderful. Don't worry, you will get used to it quickly. At least I did when I moved.

Familia said...

Love it!

Tammra said...

Oh Krysta, oh.
The door with the brass plate, the see through panes on the upper cupboards, the windows over the sink.The space, lordy the space, 8 plugs in one spot, 8 plugs.

I am now in a funk. A sad, sad, suburban Orange County no personality house funk. I may need chocolate and wine but its 9am so maybe just chocolate and coffee. I will whine and wine later though!

Lola M. said...

Ok, serious kitchen envy. I probably would have been inclined to buy the house just for the kitchen door and appliance garage -- with 8 outlets no less! Congrats on the new house, it looks like it has great character that's missing in new builder houses, very cool. Glad to have found your blog:)

TexasDeb said...

Wow oh wow oh wow. With 8 plugs do you get valet parking with that garage? And the brass plate with its adorable "push" on the door.... I'd have to say that quietly in my head every time I went in. Pussshhhhhh!

I am dee-lighted you got this dreamy house with the gorgeous kitchen because you totally deserve it and can/are sharing it properly with the world.

Cali ʚϊɞ said...

omg! it's gorgeous!! can i marry your kitchen?? lol

and i'm glad you decided to go with that masthead... it's super fun!

Melissa said...

Another nod to the masthead!

I love it. Especially the appliance garage. Freaking. Awesome. And the greenery outside the window over the sink. Though I'm scratching my head at whatever that red thing is you have hanging there...

"Yes, my brain and I do have these conversations."

Hehe. I know you do.

LilSis said...

What a beautiful kitchen! I've never had an appliance garage either. Then entire kitchen is gorgeous. You're a lucky lady!

tamilyn said...

What a beautiful space! I know you will come up with many more awesome meals there. And thoses cupboards will fill up in no time!

Humble Abode said...

I'm happy to stop at the door. That push "plate" is absolutely gorgeous.

maybelle's mom said...

I love the appliance garage. I think you should put flower decals on it like they do on houses.

Laufa said...

Love that # song, good memories. Great Kitchen!

Lynne said...

that door is stunning. my kitchen is smaller than my closet, literally. i'm so envious!

Kristin @ Going Country said...

I don't think there are eight outlets in my entire downstairs. And I know there isn't that much counter space. You win!

amycaseycooks said...

That magnetic knife thingy is my favorite part of the kitchen. I had one years ago and need to get one again.

BTW - the rest of your kitchen looks awesome too.

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Neen said...

Can I just say that I'm wicked jealous? This is the stuff of my fantasies. Seriously. I'm taking this leadership class taught by Rob Reich this semester, and our assignment for this week is to write our "motivational narrative" -- essentially what makes us tick and work so hard to do the stuff that we do. I hate to say it, but having a kitchen like this one is a pretty damn compelling motivational factor. Not that, ahem, I think that he'll be happy with that answer!