This is not from a magazine- this is an actual kitchen and I'd like for someone to stick this onto the back of my house please...Thank you.
Really. This family did an amazing kitchen remodel (see their before and after photos here). And, not that we don't have the space to expand our kitchen, and not that we could save up the money...But all of this just isn't necessary. It'd be nice, but it's a bit more than we need.
I think what I'd like in our house right now isn't necessarily perfection just - improvement.
The bigger Little Mr. gets, the more we need to keep an eye on him during his more quite playing times. Loud, banging, obnoxious play is great. I know where he is and what he's doing - silence, not so much. Not that we don't encourage quite time (everyone needs quite time)...but the kitchen is very cutoff from the living room.
(this is his "Who? Me?" expression)
There is some level of mischief that can be made out of just about anything; especially if you're 2 years old and want to see what happens if you put your little chair on top of the toy chest, then climb up to sit in it...while trying to balance your feet on a beach ball
I'd love to just take the wall down between the kitchen and living room and replace it with an island w/ a built in stove...ooooo and the pot rack. If we did that, then you could have a pretty clear view of pretty much the entire house.
And until then, I can dream....