My Kitchen in My Next Life
So I'm totally obsessed with the kitchen designed by the Barefoot Contessa for the House Beautiful 2009 Kitchen of the Year. I think the gallery style kitchen gets forgotten and is under appreciated. The Contessa has designed a fabulous kitchen that not only looks spectacular, but it's also functional, even for a chef.
Countertops are Caesarstone in Raven and cabinets are from Kraftmaid. Ina (the Contessa) suggest one invest in two dishwashers so a party's worth of dishes can be washed in one load.
Best cooking combination is an electric oven for baking and gas burners for cooking and then if you want to indulge yourself, a separate induction cooktop for a super quick boil.
Open shelves are great for visibility and accessibility, however one should try and group like objects together so things don't look too chaotic.