Why do we need smaller kitchens?
I have not been active on the forum lately - perhaps because my kitchen renovation is complete. But I LOVE looking at kitchens and learn so much from the discussions so I am back!
I thought since there was a recent discussion "Why do we need larger kitchens?" I would pose a counterpoint since I don't relate to the needing of a large kitchen. In fact, we considered knocking down walls and expanding our kitchen (an many owners in our building do), but opted against it for a number of personal reasons. Below are my reasons for a smaller kitchen - curious about what others think!
I have a small kitchen because...
(1) Smaller is more efficient and cosy - everything in within reach.
(2) We don't need more stuff.
(3) There is a smaller footprint (energy and space).
(4) We can afford it.
(5) We could use our budget for upgrades instead of more items.
(6) The space matches our two-working-parents/urban lifestyle of buying food fresh and frequently and cooking simple meals from scratch daily.
(7) We want to eat/relax/entertain in a different space than we cook.
(8) This is OUR kitchen. I am not worried about the next owners or what others have to say.