A couple Saturdays ago, I came home and my kitchen was missing. Living without a kitchen is painful. It was two weeks of sheer torture (and my poor fiance eating take out) but we finally have this, now.
Loads of cupboard space, a beautiful oven, granite tops and even a pseudo-pantry.
It’s lovely. It’s clean and spacious. I’m so grateful to have a kitchen again (and with it, a kitchen sink) that I’m even enthusiastically washing dishes. Which is ridiculous, because I hate washing dishes. The first thing I did in the new kitchen (after spending 11 hours unpacking boxes and repacking cupboards and obsessively washing every single kitchen item) was make my boys breakfast. The first thing our oven got used to cook was bacon. That’s good, right?
And even though we’re moving soon (into our own house, with a fucked-up, old kitchen) and we’ll have to go through this whole kitchen renovation process all over again – for now, it’s beautiful. For now it’s lovely to have new, shiny surfaces. The only downside is that the new shiny cupboards and surfaces have made us all too aware of how battered and abused our current appliances (bought 6 years ago) are starting to look. So we’re planning on buying all new all-the-things, before we move into The House.
Getting us started is a lovely gift from Russell Hobbs. Cutlery. Or, I suppose, the fancy word for it is silverware. Enough for four table settings. Because we’re now a family of four. How awesome is that?
Our New House-New-Kitchen stash currently only has one item. But…I’ve been browsing on the website for more, and I had a total eyegasm over this lot. At first I was drawn to the brightly-coloured appliances – the reds, the blues, the purples – but then a small part of me realised that it’s probably time to grow up. It had a lot to do with this very grown-up birthday present from my BFF. Yes, perhaps subtle is better. Perhaps non-burn-your-eyes bright can actually be awesome. Check it out:And let’s be honest. How awesome would these appliances look in a kitchen like this?