My Dream House…

I have many Pinterest pins about my dream house, and I have separate boards for my dream bathroom, my dream kitchen and my dream decor.
This week I was kind of dreaming about which ones are just nice to look at and which ones I would REALLY like to have one day… Like I am wont to do when I have work I’m supposed to be doing.


Every time I start thinking about my dream home, I start in the kitchen. Probably because I spend more time in my kitchen than anywhere else – apart from my bedroom.

Of the many things I’ve found on Pinterest, there are several things that I just must have when it comes to my kitchen – beginning with its size.
About 30 square metres ought to do it, open plan leading into the rest of the house, of course, with loads of granite counter space and a centre island. Yup. Huge. Like an old-farmhouse-kitchen huge.
I can’t decide though whether I prefer an industrial style kitchen like this one:

KitchenIndustrial Or a “prettier” kitchen like this one:


Of course, this kind of decorating costs a fortune- unless I build it from scratch… So I’ll have to see what I can do with what we find when we buy a house again.

A massive oven is absolutely non-negotiable, without a doubt!


Something I think is simply ingenious – is a big drawer for the dustbin!
I HATE having a bin in the kitchen, and in all likelihood I will one day locate it in my scullery-laundry-mud room, but even then I like the idea of the drawer.
The bin hidden from sight, from animals, there’s space for extra bags, space for roach and/or ant traps, and space for an air freshener!


A pantry is a non-negotiable for me.
It must have sensible shelves and packing space, even drawers would work for me! I like the idea of wire mesh shelves so that they don’t get covered in dust and stuff… But that isn’t set in stone… Lazy Susans in the corner of the pantry is an absolute must!

PantryA scullery is another non-negotiable for me, and it won’t only be a scullery. I love the idea of combining functions to use it as a mud room and laundry as well. I will also be putting a doggy bathing station in there as well.
The animals will be fed in this room and all outdoor things like brollies, jackets, leashes, puppy bags and so on will also be kept there.

LaundrySculleryMudThis kind of lighting is another MUST HAVE for me! I can never have enough light!

UnderLightsWhen it comes to clever storage I am often amazed by what people come up with! I would love to not have to unpack the whole cupboard in order to find one particular baking pan. I would love to have all drawers so that I didn’t have to get on my knees to reach into the back of a cupboard! Just look at these ideas!

drawersHere are some of the nice-to-have things for a divine kitchen!

I’m not even going to start on the things I want in the rest of the house!

So what would you put in your kitchen if you could have anything you want?

12 thoughts on “My Dream House…

  1. I love all of your ideas! The only thing I would add as a “must have” would be a set of draws on wheels, with a marble counter top, to move around the kitchen. Jon and I both agree that in our next house we will have one.

    • I want a centre island too, but as I want a fruit & veg fridge built into it it won’t be able to move. 😀

  2. love all the kitchen pics. We have a small pantry in our kitchen and would be lost without it – except for those times when waiting for payday to re-stock the empty shelves!

  3. you forgot about a breakfast mook thingy where we will probably sit and have coffee (wine) when I visit while you are baking. LOL!!!

  4. I’ve also been planning a laundry/scullery/mudroom combination for ages now. Since we plan to build from scratch when we move from where we are, it’ll just be part of the plans to begin with.
    I love looking for house ideas on Pinterest but I really can’t afford to spend much time there if I hope to achieve all the pretty things I find there!

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