Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Quick...

Image Courtesy House Beautiful Via Things That Inspire

... head on over to 'Things That Inspire' bloggy HERE..... now! Holly has just done a post on kitchen layouts... and has confirmed for me that I too am in love with the..  'central freestanding stove, cooktop and range, flanked by windows with a central island sink with gooseneck tap'...layout! Looking closely at my last kitchen, I did just that.... and didn't even know it! Take a deep breath, because it's kitchen heaven over there. Enjoy!
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25 comments:

  1. Yes, how could you not love this kitchen? It is so similar to yours at the AM house. It looks gorgeous and I will head over to that blog for a closer inspection! Thanks for sharing. ;-)

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  2. What a timely post! We are going to start building in a few months and this is EXACTLY what I want for our kitchen. As a matter of fact, your kitchen is one of my inspiration kitchens! I've known for some time I want the sink in the island so I can face outward toward the family (as I spent so much time at my sink). I still haven't decided on the range vs. the cooktop & double ovens dilemma though. Any thoughts on that one? I will have the venthood centered behind the island though (whatever I choose) because I don't want the refrigerator to be the focal point. Love kitchens like this!!

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  3. Stunning! Straight to my “Dream kitchen file” Too many beautiful kitchens in blogosphere lately. I am very much tempted to redesign, build again, ...
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  4. Now this is beautiful, and so like yours A-M. I did read that post last night, and many of the pics went straight to my 'dream kitchen' file. Lovely. K xx

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  5. Oh me too Viera, can't wait to build again. Gotta find a good site though... wasteland here in Brissie at present, especially inner city... and sooooo expensive! Stephanie, you will have to blog your kitchen! Jenny, I love it, but hubby just said, he finds it bland... what do husbands know! A-M xx

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  6. The image is gorgeous..I wanted a freestanding oven/cooktop but my husband can't stand them. Why??? It's in my 'next time file', so perhaps he'll change his mind..I'll have a look at the link you've provided..Rachaelxx

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  7. That is a stunning kitchen, and some of the others on her post are amazing too.
    Can't wait to start building, especially excited about the kitchen.
    Thank you for all your inspiration
    Mekaela

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  8. Can you hear my heart palpatating?
    Gorgeous kitchens.
    I'm a sink under the window girl and will never change so luckily the new reno allows this. Like Stephanie I'm also in a dilemma regarding freestanding verse wall ovens. Having used freestanding ranges my whole life I'm craving change. So I've got two plans sketched up and must decide. Pros and cons please people!!
    xx

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  9. Bland? It is a gorgeous kitchen. Thank goodness you're in charge of building at your place! xx

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  10. Its a dream kitchen A-M, just beautiful. I am going to have a look at the blog you mentioned.
    Hope you are having a really lovely week,
    Laura currie xx
    summerhouse

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  11. What a great kitchen. I can't wait to do mine up but will have to save up for a couple of years me thinks! I love this style as it never goes out of style :)

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  12. A stunning kitchen A-M and a great layout. I love islands in a kitchen - they are so practical but the fact that you can be facing everyone whilst preparing food is great.
    I actually prefer an under bench oven and separate hotplate- sorry Rachael:(. The reasons why are because if one breaks down you don't have to replace both. But mostly because some companies do brilliant ovens and others do better hotplates.

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  13. Oh I know..I got my good dose yesterday...I still LOVE the kitchen by Victoria Hagan...its my favourite. Hope you are having a great week so far lovely x

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  14. Oh love, love LOVE this kitchen!! Just dreamy!!

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  15. The photo of that kitchen took my breath away! Thankyou fo sharing. All I can say is Wow!

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  16. bewdiful - I'm going over to the other blog now!!!

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  17. Gee I loved your former kitchen. It looked good and although I was only in it once, it had a great "feel". I hope you watched Q and A last night. I thought it was interesting. We have a Government! At last!

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  18. Oh my. If only there was enough room in the Fibro for something like that.

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  19. Well .... we have a government!.... just!... I have never been more interested in politics and more addicted to the #ausvotes hashtag on Twitter. Even my lads were silent for the entire 13 disc CD collection of Rob Oakeshott's speech! Interesting times here! A-M xx

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  20. I agree! Been a very long 2 weeks waiting for a decision to be made. Let's hope they can make it work. Thanks for introducing me to Holly's blog. Checked it out briefly before work this morning and couldn't wait to get home and have a good look tonight. There's just "something" about American design that I absolutely love. Not sure whether it's the vastness of the rooms or the size of the windows or just the fact that the rooms have a real homely feel. Just love them all - especially the one you featured.
    PS - No sign of our visitors - hopefully they have decided to move on to a new home....brrr (shiver from me as well!) :)Sharyne

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  21. I agree with Faux Fushia and said as much this morning with regard to your beautiful previous kitchen. Some how I must have messed up my comment post as there was nothing obnoxious or derogatory in what I said so I am pretty sure the post wouldn't have been cut. Anyway I prefer your kitchen to any of those on that link A-M. Although I did love that huge window in one picture.

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  22. Never got it KexKez... the mysteries of blogger! Thanks for trying again and for your kind words! A-M xx

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  23. And that round window is to die for!
    The natural light is unbelievable!

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  24. I've been toying with blogging the home build once we start! Scary stuff! Ha! You know - we were forced to remodel after Hurricane Katrina and my husband overruled my white kitchen (with glazing). Now we have natural with brown glazing which is absolutely lovely. I'm glad about his veto now. But he usually lets me do what I want and just wants to see it. He said that kitchen made him think of his grandma's kitchen. I'm bound and determined to NOT be overruled with this white kitchen (NO glazing!!!). Every kitchen I see that I drool over is white. As we were house hunting the past two years, I've made numerous references to white kitchens. I'm pretty sure he knows what's gonna happen by now! LOL!

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  25. I tried to post a comment, and my browser wouldn't let me...so here I go again!

    This post started out as a 'sink on the island' post, but then quickly transformed into a kitchen layout post! I do think that kitchens like this work best when there is a good source of light from somewhere else - like you had in your kitchen. My kitchen will also have a wall of doors on the opposite wall from the range, so there will be plenty of light. It is getting framed as we speak, and it is so exciting to see the house start to come together!

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx