My Dream Kitchen

We’re hoping to be on the hunt for a new home in the next few months, so me being the list maker that I am, is already busy drawing up my “Must Have” list.

At the top of that list is a large social kitchen. Guests always seems to congregate in my kitchen so I love the idea of a large open plan space where I can cook and still chat with family and guests.

I’ve already designed it in my head and included in some of my must haves, is a bank of full height units which would house the oven, coffee maker, warming press, microwave and steam oven (sure why not :P)


Image from HousetoHome

I also love the idea of not having any wall cabinets.  Sticking with only floor cabinets can give a nice airy feel to a space.  And as I’m only 4′ 11″ tall, the top shelves of my kitchen units are unknown territory to me! Image from

And of course the must must have for every Domestic Goddess – a walk in pantry

My existing kitchen has cherry wood shaker units with a black marble worktop and cream porcelain tiles, so next time round I want to bring in lots of colour.  Reflective surfaces and bold bright colours will definitely feature.

contemporary kitchen

I love this open plan space I spotted on Houzz.  It pretty much ticks all the boxes.  Floor units, a bright colourful space, and a designated area for eating and relaxing.  Love love love!

contemporary kitchen view

contemporary kitchen dining area

kichen sitting areaThis stunning kitchen is part of a renovation project by Dotter Solfjeld Architecture Design.

About Karen

My name is Karen Hughes and I'm an Interior Designer from Dublin, Ireland. I’m passionate about design and I started this blog as a way to connect with others just as passionate as myself. I tend to ramble on about all sorts of things, projects I’m working on, people, places and things that inspire me (and some that don’t). So put the kettle on, get comfy and settle in. I hope you enjoy your visit and don't forget to say hello. Visit my website to find out more about my services and view my work.

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  1. Like the paint blends with the interiors and the arrangement’s really neat, nice

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