Easy Guide To Remodeling The Kitchen

Mary, a friend of mine, had just graduated from college & decided it was time she moved out on her own. Her grandmother had given her a tidy sum as a graduation present and so Mary decided that she would like to buy a house. Given that she still hadn’t found a job yet we needed to look at buying and setting up a home for her on a limited budget.

After days of searching we finally found a little apartment which was for sale. Mary was on top of the world when she saw the place and immediately fell in love with it. Being a person who loved to cook the first place she checked out was the kitchen. It was a little bit of a disappointment for her because the room lacked life to it. The rest of the apartment was cute and fit her idea of a dream home; so Mary decided to remodel her kitchen.

Once the sale was done and all the paper work completed, we set about drawing up Kitchen designs. Some of the best ideas we got were from the easy guide to remodeling the kitchen. Since she was a person who believed in using a lot of kitchen appliances we thought the best way to get more storage space in the kitchen would be to use Corner kitchen cabinets. She decided to paint the kitchen a bright sunny yellow and put up lacy curtains to make her kitchen look cozy; because she believed a home wouldn’t be a home without a cozy kitchen in it!

Open Kitchen

Our next door neighbors decided that their kitchen was getting too small for their growing brood and, as soon as their youngest boy reached first grade age, they did some renovating.

They took down the walls between the kitchen and the dining room, and those between the dining room and the living room. The result is a bright airy space which showcases their collections in a cohesive display from the living room art work to the dining room stemware, silver and china cabinet, on to the new kitchen island with their vintage copper pots and pans hanging from overhead hooks.

At the party they threw to celebrate the new look, I told them that I had smelled something delicious cooking the minute I entered the door and it was making me hungry. I said this was the perk in having an open kitchen. They said the downside was that despite the overhead chimney/exhaust, some cooking aromas escape and don’t travel well to the living room.

They showed us a cooking range they had set up beside the barbecue grill on the patio, for cooking aromatic dishes like curry, dried or fermented fish, and garlic roasted peanuts.

They said that of all the cooking aromas that circulate well in the three areas, the smell of stewing beef is the best.

I totally agreed with them because, standing next to the terra cotta wall of their living room with drink in hand, the smell of beef stew wafting my way made it hard to wait for dinner to be served.