I love being a mom, but I also love great design and understated elegance. I say "but" because kids and great design don't always go together--or do they?
I believe they do. I KNOW they do. Rest easy, you elegance-deprived moms. Grab a glass of wine and browse these easy-on-the-eyes kitchens that can withstand just about anything you kids can deliver (hmm, just like you!).
Besides this kitchen layout being uber-efficient and fitting for the busy family, it also has a flair of elegance with the raised bar (split-level island). I like the sink placement on the island. It means I can do dishes and talk to my kids at the same time.
The kitchen. To some, it's a place of neglect and necessity. Outdated cabinets, yellowing floors, and bulbous lighting--yes, we're cringing too. But to you, the kitchen is a sanctuary. It's a place where you do your best work, where you drink the best wine, where your family makes the best memories. It is the heart of your home.