Our place has curious little nooks in many places, and with the right furniture and arrangement, the place has wonderful potential to be sexy. You just really need to think out of the box.
One thing I don’t understand is this: consistently, newer condo kitchens get placed in some obscure, odd part of the unit. Most of the time, it’s airless, dark, and very far from any window.
Ours is no exception, in fact, it’s probably a prime example of the worst designed kitchens of all time. If it were a person, I would personally advise him/her to jump off a bridge.
It is just one long, airless space. The cabinets are shallow. Storage is stupidly low-volume, and cheap looking. Everything about it is totally uninspired. It is honestly the fugliest, most unimaginative, insipid cooking space that came with any place I ever lived in. Ever. Compared to it, Elena’s vintage kitchen totally rocks. This one is just...narrow and sad...
With a microwave oven, a couple of water jugs, a toaster, a coffee maker, a small rice cooker, a small dish dryer, there is roughly 1 1/2 square feet total of work space. And did I mention it is airless?
1. Electric fan on the end wall.
2. Curtain to hide it when we entertain.
4. The Gordon….ta-dah! (I’m just drawing plans for this stainless steel structure. I’ll post it soon as the design is finalized and approved by the contractor/fabricator.)