Wednesday, 25 February 2009

A Rare Occurrance

A tidy kitchen is a rare occurrance in this household so I felt it deserved a post.

The kitchen is a recent extension which is actually a kitchen/breakfast room divided by the kitchen units.

The kitchen part isn't huge, but still about twice as big as the previous kitchen (which is now a laundry and loo) and somehow there still isn't enough room to fit everything in!

We had to buy new units, I would have loved freestanding ones but then there really wouldn't have been room for anything! It's not my dream kitchen but it's the one I've got so I've tried to make the most of it.

I don't know if it's just the kitchen units we chose, but they are a lot smaller than the old ones. Particulary annoying is the fact that behind the drawer fronts are plastic 'trays' which are about half the depth of the drawer fronts so you can fit very little into a drawer. I don't see the logic behind making them that way - not from a usability point of view, anyway.

There is another bit of the kitchen, the bit where I was standing to take the photo, which has the fridge, a built-in larder and more shelves and cupboards. That bit wasn't quite so tidy, so in fact I only have half a tidy kitchen. Should the other half ever become tidy as well, I'll do another post!


  1. It looks really pretty Lucy! Your units and worktop are very similar to my old kitchen except I think I had six glass display units and a butler's sink that I miss so much.I didn't have as many lovely things to display though!

    Mel xxx

  2. Well it might not be you dream kitchen but it looks dreamy to me!!!

    Victoria xx

  3. You kitchen is really pretty. Mine is messy and not cute at all.
    Hugs, Susan

  4. Your kitchen is just darling..I love it. Marilyn

  5. Your kitchen is really lovely. x

  6. Hi Lucy.. you kitchen looks pretty sweet & simple and tidy! I love the way it looks..

  7. Lucy Your kitchen looks terrific! There is some kind of wonderful peice that comes over me when my kitchen is completely clean and organized. Doesn't happen too often needless to say! LoL! Hope you are having a fun week! Tam :D

  8. What a beautiful kitchen-
    I love it!

  9. Hiya
    |Kitchens are the heart of the home... & I can see this one has lots of 'Heart'

    Hugs, Frances

  10. I LOVE your kitchen...its so cozy and happy looking!

  11. What a lovely and cozy kitchen. It's perfect!!!

  12. I think your kitchen is just precious!!

    Back Porch Blessings,

  13. Hi Lucy
    I love your kitchen I think it looks lovely and pretty.
    I am making my blog private can you send me your email address so I can add you , so you can visit me in my new home.(if you want!)
    Only I will see your email x Dom

  14. Your kitchen looks gorgeous, and so tidy! I wish mine looked something like that - it's a bit of a muddle at the moment. You've got some really pretty touches there.
    Cathy X

  15. I love your kitchen. It looks clean and fresh whilst retaining a cosy look as well. Love your colours too. I have been enlarging the photos for inspiration as we have almost finished our kitchen and next comes the exciting part of 'dressing' it.
    Ruth x

  16. ahhh, what a darling kitchen, Miss Lucy..

  17. aww Lucy I think your kitchen is gorgeous and I am jealous!!

  18. Lucy what a lovely kitchen, very homely. I love the colours that you have used. You must be very happy with it.
    I did laugh, a tidy kitchen is a rare occurrance in this house too!
    Carol xx

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Thank you for your comments - I am not always able to reply but they are always appreciated.
Lucy x