It's Show and Tell Tuesday!
I'm linking up with my girl Andrea and I'm showing and telling :).
Today's theme...My Favorite Room.
No surprise here, my favorite room in our house is our kitchen...
When we began the building process, we sat down with a little piece of paper and started sketching what we wanted...and it all centered around our kitchen.
We wanted the kitchen really open and in the center of the house. We wanted it to be the spot where people gathered.
This is our fridge hiding behind those heavy doors.
On either side of my farmhouse sink is a dishwasher.
This is our favorite part of the kitchen (and maybe even my favorite part of the house). We sit up here, the kids play up here, every morning, I read my Bible and have breakfast up here, I can use this space for serving platters during parties, people can sit right there and chat with us while we're cooking... it's just a great place right by the big windows looking out.
Right off of the coffee bar area is our little prep kitchen area. This little area (often called a butler's pantry) is between the kitchen and dining room and holds an extra sink, mini fridge, ice maker and all of our china, seasonal dishes and serving pieces.
The other side of the little prep kitchen area.
And then, it wouldn't be a tour of my kitchen without peeking inside my pantry too...
This is looking in with the door open. My walls are a blue-grey color and my counters are black granite. I had my friend Amy make me a piece of subway art with my favorite dessert recipes on it and I have a step stool for reaching some higher shelves.
On one side of the pantry, I have our food items.
These are my baking ingredients...
...and putting chalkboard stickers on jars is about as crafty as I get :).
On the other side of the kitchen, I have cabinets and drawers underneath the counter for storage and then our most used appliances sit on the counter (with the exception of my Keurig...it sits out in the kitchen in my coffee bar area).
I keep our every day dishes and serving pieces in the upper cabinets.
So, there you have it. My very favorite room in the house! This is where we live :).
Next time on Show & Tell Tuesdays...