Cucina Confidential – Part 2
Due to popular demand, here’s a quick update on the kitchen situation. Yesterday, two men from Cappellini, our supplier, arrived early to start the long and arduous installation. It took them eight hours. Hopefully none of our cats were injured in the process (however, Beppa’s been missing for the last 24 hrs. Hmmm…).
Anyway, I am as pleased as punch to finally have my very own kitchen, one that my husband and I designed and that is actually younger than me. You see, our previous kitchen was a hand-me-down from the in-laws (when people move house in Italy, they usually take their kitchen furniture with them, cupboards and all). And before that I lived in rented apartments. So having a new kitchen that I could choose from top to bottom meant a lot to me.
There’s still some more plumbing and tiling work to do but here’s phase two of our new cucina:
View from the door. Unfortunately our pasty white dishwasher doesn’t
really match the rest of the decor. Maybe I’ll ask my son to “break” it. Heh heh!
My new Lofra range, big enough for a Palin turkey!
View of the junk-strewn U-shaped island
Yes, more furniture
The one bone of contention: a glass cabinet we’re not sure we really needed
Now, we don’t really remember whose idea the cabinet was (my husband insists it was mine. I have no recollection of making that decision whatsoever!). Anyway, it would be a good place to store wine glasses, teapots, cups, saucers, etc. The hubster thinks it’s useless and takes up valuable space. He wants to take it out asap and put it in another room, give it to the cats or something like that. I say we should wait and see if we can’t find a use for it in the kitchen. I don’t know why we didn’t think about it more when we designed the kitchen but it seemed like a good idea on paper.
So now I turn to you, my blogging buddies. Do you think the cabinet should stay or go? My marriage hinges on your decision. Grazie!!
p.s. Will post more pics as the kitchen progresses. Next up, the backsplash!!