Friday, March 13, 2009

Kitchen and such

I didn't know doing the layout for kitchen renovation can be so stressful. Tu belum start renovation work lagi tu, baru dok layout where to put what.

I have my own taste, but at the same time I wanna consider what my parents think, and what my husband think of it..and in the end I get upset.

And it's fast approaching April during which I'll be busy with work up till May and I won't have the time or the energy to think how I want my kitchen to be (macam la kitchen goddess sangat yang aku nak beria sangat). I have to really sit down and plan how I want it to be and then only renovation can take place. The sooner I decide, the sooner it can start. The sooner it completes, the sooner I can move in.

Dah lama tak stress camni. Kena pegi bercuti la, tapi nak pergi bercuti, kena pakai duit. Duit kena simpan untuk rumah. Back to square one. Stress...stress...stress.

10 comments:

Uncle Lee said...

Amy, the kitchen is your domain, unless your hubby is a gourmet cook, ha ha...you just go ahead, your way, be innovative, same time be comfortable with your plans...

It is not the kitchen, but the food that comes from it.
I have friends here, the latest in kitchen designs, their fridge boleh put a Mini Cooper kereta dalam, two sinks, one on centre island, latest in ovens too...special lighting above, behind the glass cupboards, macham night club disco...

Aha! But...they can't cook. Nasi goreng, Magee mee, simple dishes boleh pass to someone baru buka puasa...but to wives who come for dinner parties, her husband will discreetly hint about them bring food he loves.

Their kitchen only for show only, ha ha.
So Amy, whatever your kitchen is or will be...remember, what you put on the plate counts.
And hatar saya telegram when you masak ikan pedas atau fish head curry, ha ha ha. Lee.

Amy said...

Uncle Lee - Hahah..you made me laugh on a Sunday morning. Thanks for visiting Uncle. I'm done with the layout, 30% idea from my dad, 10% from hubby and 60% mine! I just want a simple one, I'm not a great cook nor an avid baker. But I want a kitchen that I'm comfortable with, and it's quite tricky to put all the fridge, stove, washing machine, laundry area, microwave in that small space and hence, a bit of extension is needed. So far, I'm happy with this layout and hope that renovation can start soon. I dah nak muntah dok tengok layout kitchen tu over and over again (although I love imagining where to put what hihihi).

Ayu said...

Amy, aku pernah download ikea kitchen planner application, just letak room measurement and drag and drop dia nyer cabinet n such .. even if you are not planning to buy the whole lot from ikea, at least that program boleh kasik 3D view of what ur kitchen will be like. Jgn stress2.. hehe..
but kitchen IS the most important part in home design..haha..now you can start stressing again :P

toughcookie said...

that's why masa i buat my kitchen dulu it was my baby... my project. no one else knew what was going on and i didn't share my plans either, except with my very good friend.

the kitchen is your heart and soul. jangan stress nanti sebab you tak dapat buat what you planned to do. i know i'm a little brash, but pedulik what others' think. you're gonna be spending the most time in there. serious...

kalau betul nak take into consideration pun about what others' think, ambik la opinion yang you know deep in your heart is something helpful, bukan nyusahkan.

enjoy planning your kitchen ya.

Arena said...

Babe, dulu, aku memang spend masa browse from 1 kedai to another, so that aku boleh dapat my dream kitchen. Tapi aku tak yah pening2 snagat dgn kitchen cabinet, sebab memang dah pre-installed by developer, but still i fuss about, putting the hooks lah, apelah. Tapi aku ikut kepala otak aku jek mostly.. ed selalunya goes with whatever i decide.. kitchen is my project.. aku kasik dia do our dining and living room.. hehhehe..

Amy said...

Ayu - Hahaha tak sangka ko dok baca lagi blog aku ni. Ada ke such application lagi kat website IKEA? Nanti aku cuba..hihihi ko suka la 'mengembangkan' lagi imagination aku ni. Aku takde la buat table top cantik bagai, cuma dapur extension ni perlu sbb aku takmo la tetiba kena letak washing machine atas peti ais dek kerana space yg limited tu :P jadi nak tak nak kena la aku extend. Small space + duit yg sket = minimal appliances

Juan - Really, it's a simple one. You know la how Scorpio suka make a fuss about small things. The things is, I suka space besar. Kira kalau space tu tak besar, I takmo ada mende2 serabut kat tengah2. I love having an island in the kitchen, the best part I like in a kitchen tapi only if I have a big kitchen, so dah kecik ni, make do with whatever I have cuma layout dia MUST be what I like coz it will be cooking (minimal :P), doing laundry and such in that space.

Che Na - Tu la nya. Walaupun kecik aku still nak sibuk. Bestnya weh developer ko buatkan kitchen kabinet. Dah siap nanti baru le aku nak beli hooks and mende2 kecik tu..*excited*

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Amy, just dropped by to remind you to have a small Fire extinguisher near your kitchen, as well keep a Fire blanket nearby too, these for emergencies.

Hope everything is now A okay? Have fun, Amy, Lee.

Nomee said...

Oh ya.. betul kata Uncle Lee tu.
Nko jgn lupa lak ambik gambar sebelum renovation. *aku sibuk nak nengok*

Amy said...

Uncle Lee - Hahaha tahu la I'm not a good cook tapi takkan la sampai I nak burnt the food..my husband will be laughing his head off reading your comment ni nanti, I'm sure. Hey, so far quite edible la the food I cooked for him kan B? (You better agree heheh). Yup, everything dah ok sket Uncle. My dad is dealing with the authorities and once we settle which contractor, it should start soon la. Thank you Uncle :)

Amy said...

Nomee - Sabo jek ko...wehh aku segan la dapur kecik gila. Toilet korang pun besar dari dapur aku :)