A children's book illustrator creates a modern farmhouse kitchen full of charming do-it-yourself ideas.
So What Makes This a Cook's Kitchen?
The Siegels saved money on appliances at Best Buy. They chose Frigidaire models that matched the refrigerator they already owned yet had the features and Energy Star ratings they wanted. Though the open floor plan and tight space dictated a slightly odd appliance layout (with the sink, stove, and dishwasher lined up along one wall and the refrigerator tucked against a second, freestanding one), all lie just a few feet apart, easily within reach for busy mealtimes.
Spacious counters allow the Siegels to cook together, and tools and supplies are conveniently close to where they're needed: Pots and pans nestle in stove-side drawers, and baking sheets slide into skinny cabinets in the island.