One of the projects we’ve got lined up for this year is remodelling our horrible downstairs kitchen.
The good news is that we have two kitchens in this house. The bad news is that they’re each as ugly as each other – the downstairs one is a relic from the seventies, complete with crumbling cabinets, laminate countertops, ancient linoleum, probably an asbestos problem. I’ll show you pictures one day when I’m feeling especially mean.
From a gorgeous house tour on Design Sponge. My kitchen is NEVER this neat..
I’m loving these open steel shelves shown in last month’s Livingetc. I suspect they only look this good though, because they’re carrying half a ton of gorgeous vintage tea plates and spoons.
Source unknown. Love the juxtapostion of white shelves with dark wood counter tops.
I could never keep shelves as tidy and uncluttered as these. From a this tour on Houzz.
It would be nice to have a least some of my two hundred and fifty-odd cookbooks on display. From The Kitchn.
I am, however, intrigued to know what open shelves are like to live with. How easy is it to keep everything clean? Do you have to go out and buy tons of fancy plates and crockery to make them look good? (This is not necessarily a problem). Is it easy to keep them tidy or do they end up with piles of stuff just shoved on them? What are your tips and tricks for keeping them organised?
Tell me all your deepest, darkest, most sordid secrets. No one reads this blog anyway.
The above is from the Seattle house of the architects we’re hoping to use, which I previously blogged about here.
This pantry makes my inner Martha squee with delight. However I have more chance of flying to the moon than achieving such perfection. From here.