the most important room in the house is absolutely the kitchen. nick would probably argue it more passionately than me. and i love to cook. love to cook. love. and nick? well nick loves to eat.
when i traveled to connecticut to visit nick’s childhood home kind of early in our relationship, i asked to look at pictures of him as a child. his mom was more than willing to pull out the family photos. so i got to see nick in the 80’s. the bowl haircuts. the olan mills backdrops. brother sister pictures. SO CUTE.
then we get to the casual shots. let’s see nick in action! or with his mouth stuffed with food. literally every picture. spaghetti, lasagna, yogurt (? his recollection… not mine). nick hasn’t met a food he doesn’t like, minus cilantro, and the childhood pictures documented it.
so, of course, we needed an awesome kitchen.
when i first thought about our new kitchen, i didn’t think too much about cabinets. i thought about countertops, appliances, paint colors, but cabinets were a little bit of an afterthought. especially because i was appalled by the cost. custom cabinets are expensive. like a very good chunk of anyone’s budget.
it’s a good thing that we like them. and i really really like them. they were worth splurging over ikea or a big box store. way worth it.
we don’t have a lot of overhead cabinets because we kept all of the windows. despite that, i still have leftover space. it is AWESOME. i love storage. you’ll also notice that it’s drawers flanking the future stove. great idea. so much easier for storing pots and pans. highly recommend.
at one point the cabinet guy, max, contacted me, concerned. he was all like… “the pantry is only going to be 10-12″ deep.”
my response, “and the problem is?”
any pantry is good pantry. and there’s no issues with reaching anything at that depth. i can get so much food in that sucker. it’s a.ma.zing.
so, if you ever do a kitchen redo, SPEND THE CASH. buy the pretty cabinets. it’s worth it.