We had a perfectly fine kitchen … though it changed colours three times over the eight years!
This was how I first saw it …It was where I slept for the first couple of weeks. My rather large bed was by the radiator in front of the window. Mummy even installed a baby-gate to keep me in there so I could do no harm.
And when I migrated from the kitchen to the bedroom, that space was where I had my meals. I knew that kitchen well. And there was a counter where our treats were kept in a jar with Snoopy on the top.
Over the years, the colours of the wall changed … three times.
This was round TWO. Mummy added dark wooden Venetian blinds, painted the walls a taupe and the feature wall a duck blue. A couple of years later, she had it repainted a darker taupe and the feature wall became a deep aubergine. I don’t think we have any photos of that version.
Even then Mummy never felt quite right about it. She didn’t like the carcass, she didn’t like that the whole layout was not efficient. She needed more storage spaces. So finally late last year, she decided she was going to CHANGE it again! This time – completely. It wasn’t going to be another choice of paint colour … it was going to be drastic!
OMG!!!!Well, it sure is different.It may not be everyone’s cup of tea,but for now, Mummy loves it. She got way MORE storage. She managed to squeeze in a tumble dryer – YAY! And, here’s the big feature! She managed to fit in a feeding drawer for us!!! Yes, there’s a secret drawer in the plinth of the kitchen where with the touch of a foot, a drawer emerges and voila! Our feeding bowls.
And Mummy did get a new fridge/freezer – the reason for her choosing this particular fridge is because it has a big Box – that can hold our monthly delivery of Honey’s Real Dog food. Previously we had to divide the delivery into two drawers.
Well, let’s say, it’s a very dog-considered kitchen! Thank you!
May’s comment: I have always thought my kitchen was never designed efficiently and I’ve painted it three times in seven years. Colour is just paint and it can be changed. Finally I decided it is time to revamp the whole thing and to go BLACK and white! And now I have a “big” kitchen for a London flat – we have maximised every square inch of it!
And it was a chance to do what I’ve always wanted – a feeding drawer to put away the dog bowls when not in use! My builder went along with my crazy idea. In fact, he thought it was sweet. 🙂
I had to teach George, the scaredy cat to learn to eat from it. He eventually did. Funny ol’ boy. He can be so big in personality and then when it comes to objects he is so frightened of changes. Fact that they’re raised form the floor makes it better for their eating.
Once they’ve finished, I push the drawer back and no dog bowls in sight except for a water bowl on the side.
Loving my kitchen – wonder what colour I can paint it to go with all the black units?