Happiness is a small house, with a big kitchen.
Most of the time when I'm at home, I'm in my kitchen. It really isn't large but it's one of my favorite rooms in my house.
I was blessed with some sons that took the time to redo it for me a few years ago. Their wives even organized the cupboards and drawers in it for me. I've managed to keep things where they belong so it's still very organized.
It's really the only place in my house where I can find what I'm looking for all the time. I used to have a dishwasher but when it died I never replaced it. What I gained was extra cupboard space and also counter top space. So that is where I set up my laptop.
I also have a little TV that hangs from under the cupboard, so I can watch the news when I want to. It also lets me play CDs, watch movies if I want and has a place to plug in my Ipod. I can set the Ipod to display the pictures I've downloaded into it so they flash on the TV screen too.
Last year I purchased a new fridge. It has an ice maker in it and any time I want I get cubes or cold water. All I have to do is press a button. Of course the kitchen is where my coffee pot is too. I have one of those nice ones with a timer. So if I set it before going to bed, I have coffee ready when I wake up in the morning.
The kitchen is just large enough that I have a table and 4 chairs in the middle of it. That's nice for having breakfast, or even doing some of my craft projects. My kitchen has the best lighting in the whole house so when I'm painting something that is very important.
I do have a craft room (my studio) where everything is stored, but the lighting just isn't as good there.
It's no wonder I love my kitchen.
Did you ever notice when you have people visiting, that the kitchen is usually a favorite place to gather too. Kitchens are a warm and welcoming space. What would we do without them?
Whoever is happy will make others happy, too
I'm enjoying my space this morning with my good cup of coffee. It's 'MERRY' Monday so what better way to celebrate it than to be in my favorite room of the house.
I hope your Monday is a MERRY one too!