My kitchen tour
I don't like clutter, it stresses me out! However in the kitchen I like to have some things close by as it makes cooking easier. So I have been looking around for something that would centralise the "clutter" and leave the benches as free as possible. A few week ago in the Innovation catalogue I found just what I was looking for. It arrived last week and my DH and son put it together for me and I think it look good!!
I am thrilled with these little shelves where I can store my fruit, small kitchen utensils, measure cups (white Russian dolls!) etc.. it works beautiful and keeps everything up off the counters.
For Mothers Day this year my youngest son gave me the red and white "ladybird" tea set and until now I have had nowhere nice to display it - this is perfect. However, as you can see, the milk jug has become a vase and I am keeping the salt in the sugar bowl and my mug now holds my kitchen utensils. Nevertheless, I love it dearly because my son gave it to me as a gift and doesn't the jug look gorgeous with those roses in it.
This is the view looking towards to window and sink. The counters are now free of "clutter" and more room to work in, making it all very easy to clean after cooking. I leave the stand mixer out as it is simply too heavy to lift in and out of a cupboard.
This is the view looking the other way. DH's sausages are cooking nicely!
This is a complete view of my kitchen. It isn't big but is perfect for me. In the other corner that you can just see is where I keep clutter that can't be seen as you walk into the kitchen, such as the kettle, toaster, bread etc.. And hanging on the wall are the different sized drainer/sieves, quick to reach but tucked out of the way.
Some people have a corner in their house for their children's play toys. My sons are all grown up, but I still have a "corner" - this is for Ruby. As you can see in the photo below, it contains her climbing equipment, kitty litter "house" and hidden from view, her food and water. She also has a rug to lie on as well. Once upon a time the kitchen table stood in this space, then Ruby arrived . . . need I say more.
The buffet is for "stuff" that DH has likes to toss on the shelf but after I took the photo above I thought it needed to be cleaned up as it didn't really look that nice. So on Saturday I went to my local dollar shop and picked up these nice boxes and now all that "stuff" is hidden away.
And that is the end of my kitchen tour! I hope you enjoyed it.