New Kitchen Is Sized Right for Company

Renee W., Chesapeake, Virginia

Renee W., Chesapeake, Virginia

Size. That was our main consideration when my husband, Dave, and I planned the kitchen for our new home. We designed the entire house from scratch…and it all centered on the kitchen.

At some point, every get-together we have ends up in the kitchen. My dream was to have a big prep area in a space the size of a garage to accommodate large gatherings. We’ve hosted Christmas parties for our Sunday school class, church potlucks and Super Bowl parties. We even transformed the kitchen into a concession stand for a movie theater-themed birthday party we held for our children, Jonathan and Marie.

Sized Right for Company

To keep traffic flowing when the house is full of guests, we designed two entrances into the kitchen from the family room. There is also a handy pass-through window.

In addition to room for entertaining, I wanted an eat-in area as well as plenty of space to bake, prepare meals and store all my kitchen necessities.

The large white cabinets provide lots of storage space. We chose them for their easy maintenance and classic style. Plus, the all-white woodwork is a nice change from the dark wood throughout the rest of the house.