Showing posts with label Kitchens. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kitchens. Show all posts

Thursday, March 4, 2010

House Hunters Edition

Hubs and are are very nonchalantly looking at houses.

"In Cleveland?" you ask. "But Jenny...you hate Cleveland!"

I know. I know. But you know what's in Cleveland?

Hubs.

Hubs = home...therefore home = Cleveland.


Fortunately, Matt and I tend to prioritize the same things in a house. Does it have a good sized yard? Is the garage big enough to fit both of our cars AND a lawn mower? Can we fit our entire bedroom set in the master bedroom? Essentials.

But there is one room that can make or break a house for us. And that's the kitchen.

I'm a kitchen person. My family is probably cracking up right now because when I was little I couldn't even follow a recipe. My aunt bought me Easy Mac to take with me to college because that was all I could make. I once attempted to whip up a batch of chocolate chip cookies and left the bag of chocolate chips on the oven while it was preheating. FAIL!

But with age has come a love of cooking and baking. I meal plan for two weeks at a time and cook almost every night of the week. Clearly I spend a lot of my time in the kitchen; therefore, we have definite needs and "I want, I want, I wants!!" for our future kitchen.

I need an area to roll large amounts of fondant for my cakes. I want a huge island.

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I need smooth counter tops. I want granite.

I need an oven. I want two.

I need a ton of storage. I prefer darker stained cabinets.



And I flat our just want it to look pretty. And to be an open floor plan looking out into the living room. And to have matchy, matchy appliances. And to have a pantry. And, and, and...

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Matt and I can walk into a kitchen and tell you in two seconds whether we would consider buying the house. We are definitely up for future renovations and have no way of being able to afford any of my dream kitchens at this time...so think of this as my kitchen wish list!

What rooms do you prioritize when looking for a house? Are you a kitchen freak like me? What are your must haves?