When it comes to kitchens, I am very particular about what I like.
I have learned I am not a fan of the L kitchen.
The corridor plan drives me absolutely bonkers!
I think the perfect kitchen layout is the U.
You can be nice and cozy with everything around you, easy to see. It makes cooking happier, and I think it makes for a brighter kitchen. All the kitchens I have had in any other layout have been dark and dreary!
The kitchen I have currently is an L. Annoying. As I cleaned last night, I was irked with how little counter space I had. I decided to do something about it. Earlier that evening Jeffrey had joked about the microwave being used only for a clock. It was funny because it was true. Thinking back on that conversation, I decided to toss out the microwave.
Before you call me crazy, we are in a trial run right now. We basically only used it to heat up water for hot cocoa, but a tea pot works better for that. I am currently rejoicing in the amount of counter space I now have for cooking. I think the kitchen looks a lot brighter and airier (see yesterday's photos).
We did have leftovers for dinner tonight, but it was so easy to toss them into a frying pan and heat them up on the stove. I just stirred a lot, and it really wasn't a big deal. I think I may be sold.