We love the size, the layout, and all of the amenities in the kitchen. We spend a good deal of time, especially on the weekends, in the kitchen. Amy loves to cook so it is her favorite spot in the house by far. The kids love sitting at the peninsula to hang out, watch, talk, or join in on the action. Frequently Braeden does his homework here while i clean up after dinner and do the dishes. Because of the open floor plan of our house, you can see nearly all of the first floor from the kitchen so it's clearly centrally located. When we have friends or family over, the action naturally gravitates to the kitchen.
Because of all of this, the kitchen has become more of a room to us. It is a place where we gather as a family, where we spend quality time together. Memories are made here. Memories like the boys learning to make their own pizzas, cookies, and countless other recipes. Memories like the time Amy opened a salad spinner full of pumpkin seeds (after scooping them out of our jack-o-lantern one Halloween) too early, sending hundreds of seeds flying across the kitchen and dining room, raining down on us. We were finding pumpkin seeds for weeks and we still laugh about it. Injuries are doctored here with a trip to the freezer for ice packs when someone falls. I could go on, but I think you get the point. Our attachment to the kitchen and the room's importance to us will definitely become a factor when/if we move from this house. It will be the first room we look at when house hunting and could easily make or break a deal! Is the kitchen the most important room in your house? If not, I'm sure you have a room whose memories and fun times have increased its importance and worth to you.
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