I love the drawers. I told the designer I wanted drawers EVERYWHERE! In our old kitchen we had lots of cupboards, including a corner one that was so deep I could fit my whole body inside! I've used one of the top drawers for spices, the other for cups and the last one for coffee and tea..
I love the large cooktop - I'm able to fit more than one pot or frypan at a time! (Miele KM2054). The rangehood is very effective and has fantastic lighting. (Miele DA399)
I've always wanted two ovens.. The top oven (Miele H5040) is a 'combi oven' - microwave/oven. We use it as our everyday microwave and the heating is perfect. It can be a little noisy though - the glass tray vibrates at times! The larger oven (Miele H5240) is wonderful, my cakes are no longer lopsided.. Very easy to clean too.
We were able to put in a larger kitchen as we extended the entire room out 1700mm. I really love this kitchen but in an effort to tell you about any renovation 'mistakes' I made....
....I did have to go for function over form in this area, hence the unbalanced upper cabinetry. I also chose the wrong tiles - I would go for subway next time. And I'll never be sure about the glass doors..I did take them off and liked the open shelf look - but to adjust them to open shelves would be quite expensive. They can stay as they are for now!
The only other thing is the moulding - it's not high enough. It was thrown in at the last moment - when I was told I wasn't going to have any moulding at all. Just the cabinets meeting a bulkhead..not the look I wanted. The builder wasn't too happy when the bulkhead frames he'd just built had to be torn down..I showed the designer a picture of what I wanted but it's not what I got!
None of these things matter as we have a wonderful kitchen that we really enjoy every day. I prefer to be in here than anywhere else..More pics soon..xx
Ready for demolition
Real Estate shot when we bought the house