We’re in the Houzz, it wasn’t easy restraining myself on just how much we were going to spend.
I decided long before we broke ground that the kitchen was going to my number one priority and the room we would splurge. Just a little.
For someone who loves to cook, the kitchen is where most of my time is spent. Whether it’s whipping up a new recipe, preparing dinner for the fam or entertaining friends, it’s my favorite place to be – the heart of the home.
For many cabinets are what make a dream kitchen, but for me it was all about the appliances….
Our new kitchen was designed with windows flanking the hood and range. In the beginning stages, we considered going more modern by separating the double wall ovens. This is a great option when wall space is limited, however this requires purchasing two single ovens.
As much as I adored this layout, I wasn’t sure our lifestyle required two full size ovens. That’s certainly up for debate (my aunt who is an avid baker would disagree) but if new appliances are in your near future give this serious consideration.
The other options is to go traditional with double ovens on the same wall which is also more cost effective. This layout works well but it’s important that you have enough counter space. As much as I love this inspiration photo, an island would have been an added bonus.
What really caught my eye is the GE Monogram Advantium Oven. See that smaller top oven in the photo above? That my friends is a speed cooker that will prepare a pork tenderloin in 17 minutes!
And then I discovered the GE Monogram Pro Range and fell in love. Pairing perfectly with the Advantium Oven, I knew this was the way to go.
The Pro Range gives me the full size oven for heavy-duty holiday and entertaining cooking – sized to accommodate three full-size sheet trays. The smaller oven gives me the option for everyday baking or roasting.
And don’t get me started on the stovetop’s 18,000 BTU’s on EVERY burner or the grill and griddle. I am having dreams about this range. No joke.
The Advantium Oven bakes, roasts and microwaves food to perfection and can also be used as a warmer. It can also roast a whole chicken in 20 minutes.
We are counting down the days until the house is finished and I can’t wait to be done. It seems so long ago since we started the process that I’m ready to see everything come together.
The hardwood and tile floors were installed last week and the cabinets should be the end of the month. Once these go in the appliances should be soon after.
The few months will fly by and we’ll be done before we know it.
What’s your dream kitchen inspiration?