It's not an early sign of going mad, it's doing construction work - all over again. Nothing ever stops when you have a house - an old house, that is. Just because I've moved in does not mean there's no more work to be done (do not look at my derelict garden, please!)
It's now time to get on with the second kitchen!
(Note; I have written about a kitchen fit for the Lady of the house and about kitchen designed for everyone - you might want to go and see those)
But, a SECOND kitchen?!
The tradition of a second kitchen, over here, sometimes called a "summer kitchen," goes back to a time before air conditioning. During the hot summer months, preparing big meals and baking were almost always done in a kitchen located in an outbuilding. I know that, in other parts of Europe, the second kitchen was located in the basement - and in large houses.. well, you've seen "Downton abbey" - hence the name "downstairs" :)
In our region, the "summer kitchen" was designed as an extension to the house (between the house and the wood shed) - and that is EXACTLY where mine was.. before it was abandoned, and left to serve as a "second shed". A shame, if you ask me, since there's such a nostalgic beauty to the original house design.
I plan to give it another chance in life!
Therefore, I'm back to
thinking about bricks and floor tiles
(and, I'm more than happy to share it with you):
Ceramic tile creates dramatic first impressions. Even a modest area, indoors or out, can come to life with the colors and textures of tile – making ceramic tile one of the savviest design investments. It is a luxurious option for creating a beautiful living environment.
Not to forget: it is SO easy to clean and inhospitable to dust mites, mold, and bacteria (thus making my life a whole less mopping and whole more - everything else)
Here's to living in the kitchen! :)