Saturday, June 5, 2010

Embrace your Space: Kitchen

I like it when a room looks great but I love it when a room feels great!  Especially when it is a room I spend a lot of time in. So lets talk Kitchens....

The kitchen should be fabulous!  Our lives revolve around this room.  This is where we start our day. Sometimes the day starts out hectic and hurried just trying to get out the door. Other times the mornings are relaxed and easy going and we can enjoy a cup of coffee and linger over breakfast. 

Whatever size your kitchen is, you should make it a warm and wonderful place for your family to start and end their day.  I love cooking dinner with the kids doing their homework at the table and my husband cleaning up after me (as I dirty every bowl in the house) while we talk about our day.  This doesn't happen often with our boys busy sports schedules, but when it does I am a happy camper.

Do you love your kitchen?  If you don't then it is time to make some changes!  I am not talking about a complete renovation (unless you are up for that) more like a rejuvenation.  It doesn't have to look like a kitchen right out of a magazine...who lives like that anyway.  The goal is to create an environment that your family enjoys and wants to spend time in. 

Here is the thing about loving your don't want to leave dirty dishes in the sink, or things piled up on the counter. There is nothing worse then waking up in the morning and walking into a kitchen that is a mess. It puts you in a bad mood immediately.  But wake up to a clean kitchen with the coffee brewing (thanks to a coffee maker that has a timer) and you start the day in a much better mood.  Same thing goes for coming home after a long day and being slapped in the face by a sink full of dishes.  You are in no mood to start dinner and enjoy time with your family because you have to clean up before you even start. 

So look at your kitchen and see where you can make some changes.  Get things organized and put away.  Embrace your kitchen and make it the heart of your home. 

Now time to get inspired....



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