Knitstant Gratification

The crafting adventures of a knitter, music lover, and hockey fan.

More room to make things

Posted by Andi on August 1, 2010

The most important thing we were looking for in an apartment when planning our move, outside of it being in our price range and being close to public transportation, was that the kitchen be more functional than our previous kitchen. The kitchen in our old apartment was sad, even though it was nicely remodeled while we were living there. It was very narrow. So narrow, in fact, that if I opened the oven door I couldn’t stand behind it because it was too close to the cabinets on the opposite side of the kitchen. There wasn’t enough room for Tim and I to cook together. I love baking, but baking in that kitchen was useless. I had to keep the recipe book on the floor in order to have enough cabinet space to work my magic. It was truly horrific.

The kitchen in our new apartment is 1000 times better. It’s square, and there is room to move around. There is room for both of us to be in there at the same time. It has a double sink, which makes doing dishes much easier, and drying dishes no longer takes up counter space. And there’s a pantry and built-in China cabinet! All these great things aside, there still was too little counter space if Tim and I wanted to cook at the same time, and in particular for baking.

To remedy the situation, we went to Ikea today and got an island.


The white in the legs matches our kitchen perfectly. It gives us just that little bit of extra counter space we need. The shelves below can be storage, or the space to put that bowl of dry ingredients while putting together the wet once.

Now our kitchen is complete, which really inspires me to bake again, something I haven’t done nearly enough in the past few years.


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