Sunday, February 1, 2015

A look at where I cook! (Kitchen Tour)

A pinch of patience... a dash of kindness...a spoonful of laughter and a heap of love will be found in the heart of my home - My Kitchen. Loads of people will concur with the above quote regarding their own kitchen. Yes, after virtual tour of my Living Room, I am letting you taste the place where I cook  and entertain our friends. 

When we relocated to this new home almost 2 years back, we wanted to make it impeccable by all means. Be it our laundry room or powder room, or Pooja room, we looked into each and every detail and to actualize our desire we decided to go with the upgraded kitchen. Many details are there to deal with if you dig deeper before creating any design or space. Many thoughts were exchanged and many discussions were fought over before creating this space in our home.

I will not take the credit of the place just by myself as Aj, my husband, equally contributed his time, his thoughts and executed them by being there while getting it shaped up. So, here you are with me to OUR striking kitchen.

Open and spacious area is convenient for entertaining as we both are friend lovers. The work triangle is necessary in the kitchen for easy and efficient use of the space hence we tend to complete the perfect kitchen triangle (the sink, the stove and the refrigerator).


The wish list called for a small breakfast bar with three settings. Thus, we ended having two level island for meals and also for serving guests during our parties. 2 side closets on the island are perfect to ease down our breakfast necessities in the mornings.



The kitchen design is functional as it is beautiful. Great deal of counter space is necessary in our cooking and that was our priority.

Plenty of storage through out the space keeps everything organized and easy to find so that I never have to run down in the basement.



Crown moulding and mosaic marble back splash are complimenting the custom cabinets exactly the way I wanted. Deep storage pots and pan drawers can hold even my biggest pan with ease.



 

We integrated a corbel as a hood, Aj could not win that steel hood deal with me ;) now it serves as a stunning and simple focal point in the kitchen. I share the kitchen with our dining cum breakfast area. The area is divided with the island in between. Ample of sunlight brightens my space every day as my backyard is backing into ravine and it is breath taking in all seasons. If you are a lover of mother nature, just like us, you can steal a glance of all seasons in my backyard here
 
 
 
I always envisioned a window by the sink in my dream kitchen but we could not feasibly make it happen now I do not regret it much as I love doing dishes looking at snow, rain or sun. It's place where any one would volunteer for doing the dishes.
 


The glass doors were on my must list to execute. The new discovery is two ovens in one. As with most of us, the oven is the place for all our ugly and awkward stuff. These 2 ovens are perfect for me, basically it is the same size oven but with 2 doors. One keeps all the unnecessary baking stuff and the top one is used most of the time and I do not have to now give a second thought before turning that oven on.





Our custom cabinets added up many unique options for us such as hidden roll out spice cabinets on each side of the cook top, hidden pull out trash bin and recycle bin.  We also managed for a very own drawer for our bakery items. Also having lazy susan in one corner and a triangular pull out in the other corner make ease of excess in the corners of the kitchen which is basically unused space. On the other side also, the bar tools are easily tucked down in the island for more room. 
  
Not to forget the tilt out tray below the lip of the counter top which is often wasted area. The motion sense faucet and in built soap dispenser are very constructive pieces of my kitchen. 
And finally a proud kitchen owner...:)

In the long run, the value and quality we consider will win over the price we spend on our kitchen. When my dear friends ask me, do you ever cook in this kitchen, in answer to that they get a stumped look because I have been cooking up a storm every single day, being a neat freak, I can not help it and I have to clean it!

Promise to be back with another corner for you, so make sure you are connected on facebook and blog for those decor fundas and recipes, until we meet again, toodles!

27 comments:

  1. Lovely kitchen. Very inspiring too.

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  2. Loved ur kitchen perfect for Indian cooking and entertaining

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    1. It sure is Priyanka, love cooking and love entertaining :) thanks :)

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  3. I am already drooling over that kitchen. Perfect for every Indian cook in terms of functionality. Looks super gorgeous. I am using your kitchen as a reference, when I set out to build my own. Wow!!

    -Tanya
    http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/

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    1. Oh, thank you Tanya. Good luck building your own, I am sure you will come up with same super gorgeous one!

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  4. What a wonderful place to cook! Just gorgeous!

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  5. That looks fabulous.. perfect blend of aesthestics and functionality!

    ~deepa

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  6. Amazing kitchen! especially the corbel hood!

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    1. Thank you Sapna, I am glad you took a moment for the comment, see you around!

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  7. Hi Pinky !

    Beautiful space ! Thank you for sharing ! I have a question for the glass door for cabinets. I have been wanting to change the glass door for one of my cabinets , add glass shelves and put a light inside it. Can you tell me how difficult or easy is it ? Where did you get the glass doors from and did you add stick on battery lights or a proper wired connection ? TIA ! I saw your blog on Euphoric Delights on FB and had to check in !

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    1. Hello and welcome, I am glad that you dropped by to check in :) The whole kitchen is custom made according to our taste hence these small details you are referring were all covered in the cost and done by professionals. Thank you for your feedback and I hope you find some one soon to fix your desired style in kitchen, good luck.

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  8. Beautiful kitchen !

    Do you mind sharing the paint color/stain on the cabinet doors?

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    1. Hi thank you for dropping by, I will dig down the files and let you know the exact stain color of the cabinets soon :)

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  9. Stopping by from Simplejoys. Lovely Kitchen and also the rest of the house.. Loved all the colors and your decor.

    -Priyam @ http://priyam-simplejoys.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Priyam, you own a wonderful blog yourself, great to be connected! See you around :)

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  10. Functional and Very well maintained kitchen. Can you tell how tall are your ceilings?

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    1. Thank you Sowmya, the ceilings are 10ft tall.

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  11. Beautiful home especially kitchen... I loved it

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  12. Beautiful home especially kitchen... I loved it

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  13. Beautiful home, do you mind telling me where you got the island lights?
    Tia.

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