Thursday, July 11, 2013

Gardener's Kitchen

This, below, has already gone to my contractor.

A gardener's kitchen.

All about the garden view.
Contractor's response, "You can't afford to lose cabinet space."
Sitting in the kitchen now, I'm imagining how much more garden I will see.  Wind, birds, blooms, snow, rains, fall foliage, exfoliating bark, berries....
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara
Pics via Cote de Texas.  Of course new counters & painting too.  Kitchen is almost 3 decades, my starter kitchen, a relief to discover its next chapter.


home before dark said...

I'm turning the back of my house into our retirement apartment. We took out old windows and now the new windows give an indoor/outdoor feel that brings in the garden. Although my garden is in town, we have an amazing assortment of wildlife including some kind of raptor that loves eating crackles on top of my trellis and foxes. So lovely to see snow on the stone terraces that my much younger self built long ago!

And yes, to hell with upper cabinets. I'll use a basement pantry for this view any day!

Low Tide High Style said...

We can always do with less stuff, but never take away my view! I wonder where that woven furniture is from?!


Cyndia said...

That makes me smile.

French said...

I can only see a part of the garden from my kitchen window, but I do see the bird feeder and a fountain, and the birds entertain me there all day long, bathing and feeding. I store other kitchen things elsewhere in the house or basement. The view is completely worth it!

Gayle said...

I got rid of all my upper cabinets recently. I had all drawers built below the counter. I gave all the "stuff" that used to be in the cabinets and I hadn't used in 2 years to Goodwill. I love it! The space is so airy and fresh. I haven't missed the upper cabinets at all. I love the drawers, so easy find things. I put glasses, plates, pots and pans, everything I use in them. No more getting on my knees looking for things and cleaning the dark recesses of the lower cabinets. Go for it, if you want. Everyone I knew said I wouldn't have enough storage. Turns out that my new kitchen setup is much better organized and I have plenty of room. I haven't missed any of the "stuff" I gave away. If you have a closet close by put shelves in it and use it as a place to store extra sets of dishes, etc.

KarenB said...

I'd be afraid to do this as well, but the older I get, the less I cook. Getting rid of stuff that I no longer use would free up space, that's for sure. This is beautiful!


Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging said...

I'm content to view my garden from a single window when I'm at my sink. Sorry, I need upper cabinets. But I'll never understand a dining table without a view.

Janie Jurkiewicz said...

This gardener's kitchen is always a mess...too busy outside.

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Nita Stacy said...

Love this kitchen!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

I love Carols home...the soft blues are so pretty!

La Petite Gallery said...

Tara, wonderful, my dream Eat in Kitchen has a fireplace, lots of windows and an entrance to a green house.
Thanks for comment On PAULA!
I also grew up 1940's in Houston Texas. We were thrown off the bus for getting up to give my seat to a Pregnant Black Lady. My Mom, the Black Lady and I had to wait 1 hour in 90 degree heat for the next bus.
I know what you mean about Paula.