Tuesday, March 29, 2016

My METOD Makeover: And so it begins...

Ever since the launch of the new METOD kitchen range, I’ve developed a major crush on it. Whenever I visit IKEA, I would open and slam the doors just to hear "nothing". (Yay for soft-closing!)  And don't get me started on the super configurable drawer dividers, fittings and accessories. All just soooo organized!

Then I go home, glare at my kitchen and sigh ...

My current kitchen is my first.

But we’ve lost a lot of love. When I moved into my apartment 16 years ago, I didn’t know very much about the way kitchens should flow or understood how I preferred to prepare food and cook. But in time I learnt a thing or two and cooked many more meals.

It’s a custom built and it’s not an awful kitchen. Not by a long shot. The white laminate doors show no signs of yellowing or chipping. It has adequate countertop space, does offer decent storage and does abide to the working triangle rule (even though I knew nothing about that then).

Layout wise, it's an open plan. Next to the kitchen is my home office. And further down, is my living room. (Not in picture) Because it's so open and the first thing anyone sees when they come through the door, it needs to at least look neat. Being handsome would, of course, be a bonus.

While the current kitchen is adequate, there are a few things that irk me.

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Friday, March 25, 2016

This 16 year old baby left home

I'm getting a new IKEA METOD kitchen!

After weeks of planning, things are finally in motion.

Yesterday, the guys came and took away my 16 year old kitchen. Installation of the new babies will only happen in 3-4 weeks, so in the meantime, it's like camping, right in my own home. It's fun finding new ways to cook and wash without a proper kitchen. Not always easy. But definitely interesting.

Now that I've pressed the 'reset' button, I can't wait to see what boots up. Hang in there with me and follow along on #mymetodmakeover.