That’s the type of place Dave and I live in and it’s great. We love it. We’d raise a family here if it didn’t mean that our children would sleep in an uninsulated office off the kitchen. Not exactly ideal conditions for a kid’s bedroom.
Our kitchen is stocked with gizmos and gadgets, thanks to generous shower and wedding gifts from family and friends; we could host an episode of Hell’s Kitchen, no problem. But the room, overrun with small appliances, serving platters and bakeware, is in desperate need of reorganization.
The solution, I’ve come to realize, is open shelving: Pull the brand spankin’ new set of white dining dishes from the shelves that are concealed behind cupboards and display them on open shelving. Then, stash the incredibly useful, but not so pretty, devices (blender, rice cooker, etc.) out of sight in the cupboards.