Who really “needs” a new kitchen?
Is baking cookies one of your holiday traditions?
It is in my family! We have two “always” recipes and a few alternates. And not surprisingly, the two favorites are also the two simplest! One was from the back of a box of cream cheese, and the other was from our vintage Pillsbury Kitchens’ Cookbook, circa 1970’s.
Does your kitchen stack up?
Not all things vintage are wonderful, though! Many older kitchens are lacking on space and technology. Sometimes bumping elbows with family members searching the fridge for eggnog can be frustrating. And, while the built-in flour sifter inside of the custom cabinets your grandfather built is not going anywhere, ever – it really isn’t practical, is it?
What would you have in your new kitchen?
Ahh, I thought you’d never ask. Kitchen trends are becoming more practical and beautiful every year. In 2023, we expect to see a continuation of the open shelves aesthetic, lustrous (not shiny) mixed wood and/or rich color tones on the cabinets, and ALL KINDS OF STORAGE.
Room to Work
If you’re lacking counter space, an island should be in your future. Whether it doubles as a gathering station, or is there for functional purposes – think about the surface material you choose. For baking cookies, a marble top on your island is always ideal, however, butcher block is also making a comeback.
Storage and Organization
A baker’s kitchen should definitely have at least some of these options: vertical baking tray and cooling rack storage; deep drawers for storing mixing bowls (and even your mixer, if your counter space is limited); a pull-out spice rack or a drawer with inserts so you can see all your spices at once, along with organized storage for utensils and other tools of the trade.
We can help you find a new kitchen!
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