I have a love/hate relationship with my kitchen.
On the one hand, for an old building, my kitchen is a decent size, and even rarer, it has an awesome dishwasher. Charming Suitor and I can cook easily in it together, even for dinner parties and the massive Thanksgiving feast we did this year. And while the layout is a little weird, and there isn't enough storage (my fault for volume, not the kitchen's for size), and the counter space is limited...it mostly works for me.
On the other hand, the stove is electric, not gas, the refrigerator is around the corner, and the limited counters are formica. And the floor is ghasly 1976 linoleum in a harvest gold fake brick pattern that always looks a little dirty. And don't get me started on the tiles.
I gave up a while back on making big cosmetic changes, and have focused on making functional changes. I have been slowly reorganizing drawers, purging unused equipment, streamlining processes. One of the projects I have wanted to do forever is to figure out how to work with the lower cabinets that flank the stove. They are roomy, but very deep, turning them into a black hole for gear, and requiring that you pull everything out every time you need something.
|Deadly black hole of Tupperware!|
Then a rescue! Shelves that Slide sent me shelves on rails that work like shallow drawers, so that the cabinets become a billion times more useful! No more shoving everything in and pulling everything out every minute.
|SHUT UP! How pretty is this????|
|So much easier!|
What do you love about your kitchen? What do you want to change? What kitchen organization tool has made the biggest improvement?
Yours in Good Taste,