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Can I Have One of These Kitchens?


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When I was growing up at home, for some strange reason, my parents and I would usually go out for dinner before going home after work, while my grandma would just cook for herself. She would prepare breakfast which consisted of either scrambled eggs or sunny side ups with bread or cornflakes before I went to work.




When we had our dinner at home (usually we'll get take-aways), my parents and I would eat together while my grandma ate on her own, much earlier in the evening. My grandma cooks Malay food really well and she can bake as well. I'm her only grandchild so I try to share a meal with her every few weeks when my work schedule is not too tight. We go grocery shopping together once a month. Now that she is older, she doesn't cook or bake too much.


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 I think because I had a lot of take-away food at home with my family, I find that home-cooked meals are really precious and I try to cook for hubby and me whenever I can (plus dining outside is really expensive now). I'm not a great cook (my grandma's skills never rubbed off on me) so I usually stick to 2 dishes with rice or a western meal either pasta or tortilla wraps or roasted chicken.

My hubby and I work really long hours and we started the bad habit of unwinding in front of the TV while having a late dinner. Our dining table is his work station so we don't dine on it, sadly. If by some miracle, we do break the habit of having TV dinners, I would really love to cook meals and dine in one of the kitchens below.

Eclectic Kitchen by Melbourne Architects & Building Designers Nest Architects

I like woody furniture and plants but plants don't survive in my care :(

Eclectic Kitchen by San Luis Obispo General Contractors Green Goods

I love the pull out spice drawer though I might only be filling 2 shelves with the amount of cooking I do

Eclectic Kitchen by Perth Interior Designers & Decorators Etica Studio

Brick walls! My new favourite thing!


This is a biiiit too white for me but I think with colourful tableware, it might work out.

NEXT WEEK IN HOME + LIVING: CAN I HAVE ONE OF THESE BEDROOMS?

Do you dine at home? What's your kitchen style? Share your comments below :)

Comments

  1. It may be our generation and our grandparents' generation. We're kind of the same - we eat out a lot. The times that we don't eat out, we have take away or food delivered to our place. My grandmother is like your grandma, she cooks and prepares her own food. She spends a lot of time in the kitchen. Sadly, I didn't inherit that from her because I think I grew up seeing my Mom as a career woman.

    I love those kitchens though. They're all beautiful!

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    1. Ah it's nice to know I don't have a strange family!

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  2. The kitchen is the heart of a home. Well, for me at least. :) I love these designs especially the Eclectic Kitchen by San Luis Obispo General Contractors Green Goods

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  3. I would love to re-model my kitchen too... *drools at large island*... but sadly, I don't cook often. Oh bummer!

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    1. I used to love the large island but perhaps having a separate dining area is better as the island can be an obstacle

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  4. These kitchens are beautiful. I hope to have one bright and spacious one in future so that I can do nice and fun videos with them!

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    1. Yeah ! Sometimes I'm whipping up something simple to cook and wish I could take some fab photos but they don't really look nice at the moment!

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  5. I love kitchens with an island in the middle, so homely and inviting! The pull out drawer is a great space saver idea! Some lovely inspiration! Sim x

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    1. Yup, I used to imagine having an island so that the kids can help prepare meals with me but I don't have kids yet and after some thought, it could be an obstacle in the kitchen! But it does make a nice gossiping area, right?

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  6. Wow these kitchen look so pretty. I love the one with the sliding cabinet for the spices the most!

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  7. I also have a dream kitchen, but up to now it is still a dream. Wishing to have one someday.

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  8. Those kitchens are really really nice. I don't have the space to do over my kitchen and I'm actually looking for a new home and one of my requirement was having a big kitchen.

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    1. Big kitchens are great especially big families

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  9. I like this kitchen ideas. Some may be compact but the spaces are well planned and used.

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  10. There are so many things I want in my kitchen. It's endless

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  11. i love those kitchen designs. I wish i can have one of those lovely kitchen. i love cooking and it will be more lively to cook if you have a vibrant and cool kitchen appliances of your own

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    1. I've not had the budget to re-do my kitchen and my appliances have not died on me yet (dang it hahaha!) so I've time to think how I really want my kitchen to look in a few years time

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  12. Kitchen is the best part of a house after the bed room .And it is best that it is well maintained and the ambiance is just right. Good kitchen designs to have but we have a small kitchen place area.

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    1. There are many ways to work around small spaces. Will write a post on that soon!

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  13. Gorgeous kitchen deco. White color looks cosy but not really practical.

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  14. State of the art kitchens. They are all okay.

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  15. That is such an ideal dining room and kitchen set-up I only see in model homes and I guess homes of the rich and famous when they get featured on TV. They do not look like regular ones owned by regular folks.

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    1. You'll be surprised, Fred! With some DIY and creativity, even regular folks like us can own pretty kitchens. Will write a post on that soon

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  17. Those are really nice kitchens. The first one is my favorite and probably the most expensive design.

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  18. I love the bright, vivid colors of these kitchens, they look so sunny and cozy, very inspiring places to cook my favorite dishes!

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  19. They do inspire me to be a better cook!

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  20. oh my god...this is from my dreams. i loved this post. please keep sharing, thanks

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