My better half and I sometimes say we bought our lovely house because of the kitchen. Well, there are many other factors too but we certainly like (love) our kitchen.
Now, you may be surprised to hear we never went specifically looking for a house with a great kitchen. In fact, a townhouse we almost bought had a functional kitchen and sits on the line of almost looking outdated, but we weren’t unhappy about the kitchen.
我們的廚房是個開放式廚房，它對我們不只是美夢廚房，其實可以說是Way Beyond Our Dream Kitchen(超美夢廚房)。你說，一個令人煮得舒服，更令廚藝有進步的廚房，是不是應叫它”超美夢廚房”呢？
Love the light this window bring into the kitchen. And the Tilt and Turn window is great for letting fresh air in. (The few times I burnt food, this window was wide opened!). Here is a animated demo clip of the tilt & turn window.
Love this dish rack. We would never thought of putting a dish rack in an open space. And they look pretty lining up ready to be used.
A knob needs to have one hole drilled only. Each pull needs two. To us, a pull looks prettier and it is slightly easier to use.
Love this handy space to store mugs.
The arrangements are so well thought out that the corners are removed to there are more space and when people walk by, they won’t get poked by the corners easily.
Each drawer is finished with lovely dovetail joints.
Drawer with soft-close undermount slides.
Adjustable heights shelvings.
Adjustable hinges. Would love these to be those quick snap open and close ones but then may be I shouldn’t be snapping opening and closing them too often just for fun. :)
Some additional shelf spaces.
This Bosch dishwasher is quiet and wash the dishes clean.
Love the flat service for cleaning. For a time I thought I would LOVE to have a range with real fire (for 鑊氣). But then seeing the mess I often create when I cook, I know I DO NOT want to clean it. So this electric range works out great. Plus the convection oven is just amazing. (Yes, convection oven is not new but we were more used to pre-historical old old style oven.) So the range actually helps us become better cooks.
We’ve got a lot of drawers. The big drawers can hold large pots with no problem. And the loooong countertop is 18+ feet long. It works great to spread the food out when we hold parties.
A nice space as shelves for Gardening tools and BBQ tools.
Another new member of our Kitchen. Love this KitchenAid Frypan Skillet (20cm). Beautiful red.
Postscript: Even though we bought the house, we still feel a sense of 得人恩果千年記。So let me extend special thanks to Phyllis (who is no longer with us) and Art in putting their loving care and thoughts into this beautiful kitchen we enjoy everyday.