Undoing The “Must-Haves” In A Kitchen

“I Must Have Granite and Stainless Steel Appliances!”

Ok, all you real estate agents, and at home HGTV watchers…how many times do we hear these very words?  TOO OFTEN!   Today we share our own minimal kitchen journey to totally debunk these must-haves in our kitchen.

The Holdover Kitchen

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The old saying in real estate of, location-location-location, finally resonated with both Mr. LBD and moi at the same time.  For years we’ve known that walkable, city neighborhoods are our playgrounds.  We’ve paid big bucks to “live like locals” for a month at a time in cities all across this wonderful world.  Nearly a year ago, we successfully acquired a full-time residence in our favorite city.  Within this home, we also were the proud owners of a 12-year-old “must-have” kitchen.

The photo above shows the small kitchen with updated paint, and those stainless and granite amenities all shined up.  Due to the city’s strict building permit restrictions…this space was what we functioned in every day.  Looked good but was not the best use of space for how we live.  We cooked often before the pandemic and, well, I don’t need to tell anyone that kitchens have become even more important to all of us now!

The Kitchen The Day We Looked At The Unit

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(3) Reasons Foodies Love Our Butcher Blocks!

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Maybe we should rephrase this to say, “Happiness is a kitchen with a BIG heart!”   Join us today as we share (3) Reasons Foodies Love Our Butcher Blocks!

 

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The Sunday Spy 9.1.19

Ready To Rethink Kitchen Design?

 

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We Spy With Our Designer Eye

Each  Sunday  we share a design that caught our eye.  An interior’s design that made us pause, savor and enjoy.  Like this one shared by mohdshopnordiacdesign.  At first, we are intrigued by this unconventional kitchen design.  With a closer look, we see all the charming details and start dreaming of a new kitchen for ourselves.

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The Sunday Spy 7.21.19

A Water Fall With A View

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We Spy With Our Designer Eye

Each  Sunday  we share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  A design that caught our eye and made us stop and enjoy, like this one shared by mydomaine.  At first we are taken with this glorious waterfall counter top. Pausing to look a bit closer, we do a double take enjoying all the wonderful details in this grand California desert home.

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No More Wire Shelves! How To Change Up A Standard Pantry – Before & After 9.12.18

The Sunday Spy 3.10.18

We Spy With Our Designer Eye

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This Savor Sunday

See What We Love About This Design

Each Sunday we’ll share a design that caught our eye and we took some time to savor.  This week let’s look at this kitchen shared via tomhouse.com At first glance we see this fabulous tangerine range.  With a closer look, we also see so many other intriging details!

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