I have to start Part Two, by telling you that although I was inspired by many of you that have already completed kitchen renovations, I was also heavily inspired by my mother.... who else of course, to make sure that this renovation took on an 'organized' theme. After years of living in such confusion I was truly looking for something that spoke to the simpler side of life. Nothing too fancy, over the top and out of budget range but something that would last.
remembering that purge is my new mantra you will have to understand that I have really learned to buy less and keep less all at the same time. Costco does not help obviously for those of you who love that bulk store chain. I do still go there but I have learned that I really do not need to store all that much food. It actually makes cooking much more interesting.
So...the Cooking station....
As I mentioned in my previous post, placement of items was a big part of our kitchen design. I figured out what items I need to have handy while working at the stove.
|Different types of rice, oatmeal, quinoa, couscous etc.|
|Utensils, (two top drawers) and cooking utensils in the third drawer. Still looking for a nice organizer that will work with those.|
Right hand side of the stove....
|Spice drawer....I love, love this one!! Ikea once again to the rescue! Spice bottles and the holding tray.|
|Herbal, specialty and regular teas along with some coffee beans etc.|
|My least favourite drawer and something I want to eliminate but right now it is a necessary evil. Plastic!|
|We knew we had to have a drawer where we could simply toss in plastic storage containers. We limited the drawer size so that we would be more organized with the number of containers we needed.|
|I love to cook so having this right side of the cooking station available for all these items was really important. The upper cupboard houses vinegars, oils, and a wide variety of condiments.|
|Magnetic knife rack from Ikea....really good deal!|
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