A Kitchen Designed For Cooking

I have always dreamed of having a wonderful kitchen with counter space galore, under cabinet lighting, a dish washer, a garbage disposal, plenty of cupboard storage, plenty of drawers, a ceramic top range, a roomy refrigerator, a self-cleaning oven, tile flooring, and plenty of plug-ins.  Of course, I have had all of those things, but I have never had them all at once!

As I have confessed before, I love looking at house plans and dreaming of what could be. If I had the chance and the money to come up with my ideal home design, I think the kitchen would very much look like this:

Kitchen

This first view (above) of the kitchen
shows you the gray granite sink,
black counter tops and chrome dishwasher.
Take note of all the plug ins, too!

Kitchen

Above you see the stove and the microwave,
seven drawers, two Lazy Susans,
and two pull out cutting boards.

Kitchen

This view shows you the refrigerator
with water in the door,
and a pullout-drawer bottom freezer.
You also see more cupboards, more plug-ins,
another drawer and a glimpse into the family room.

Kitchen

This photo was an attempt to show you
the two kitchen skylights and the half wall
(the hallway is on the other side).

Kitchen

Here you see the ceiling,
the recessed lighting and
more of the half — well, three-quarter — wall.

Refrigerator

And this is the inside of the refrigerator.

There is one incredible thing this kitchen has that I never would have thought of in my own home design. It is called a kick vent and it is part of the universal vacuum cleaning system. Right below the kitchen sink there is a vent one flicks open with her toe that activates the vacuum suction. In case the reason for that escapes you let me explain by saying when I purchase my new broom, I am not going to have to buy a dust pan as well. How cool is that?