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6 April 2010

You, me and the kitchen sink

Today I am featuring Heather's kitchen in Pennsylvania USA.  It's another unusual kitchen which proves, yet again, how diverse we all are.

Heather writes:
"We live in an octa-decagon shaped house that we built from a kit, so our kitchen is a little unconventional, but works just like any other kitchen.

My husband & a friend made the cabinets from leftover wood from our ceiling. You will see that I have my calendar/house binder, cookbooks & bread bowls stored on the island. My sink is a double-bowl stainless steel w/ a curved-neck spout for filling big stock pots.When I look out my kitchen sink window, I see our chicken coop & can check on the chooks. 
 

Our kitchen is part of our "great room" so when I'm busy in the kitchen, I can help my girls with their school work, talk w/ visitors & be warmed by the woodstove all at the same time! Most of our walls in the great room are windowed, so we use a lot of natural light & rarely have to turn the lights on during the day."
 
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52 comments:

  1. Wow! A beautiful kitchen....You have so much storage space! And natural light is such a blessing....You and your family sound very much doers, and busy people, and I applaud you for this!

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  2. I LOVE IT! Is this a Deltec home? We looked into building one of these and even attended a workshop about them up in NC several years ago. I still LOVE the idea of them but we are leaning more toward a more cottage style home. The kitchen is amazing in you home and I love the fact you used "leftovers" to build them.

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  3. Your kitchen looks like heaven to me! I absolutly love it.

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  4. A lovely kitchen, warm and inviting, well done.

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  5. I LOVE this kitchen. Wish we could see pictures of the rest of the "Great Room", as well as the outside of the house. I know there are houses out there, but I have no idea about them. It's nice to see a real one being lived in. Thanks!

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  6. So fun to see a Pennsylvania kitchen.
    We are in PA as well.

    I love how open it is and that you have many windows. I can see our chickens from my kitchen window and love to watch them, as well.

    Becky K.
    Hospitality Lane

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  7. Beautiful kitchen can I borrow you husband to build me some new cabinets? I really need some new ones. You are so lucky to have a handy many. Love your space it is beautiful

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  8. Aren't those pine cabinets beautiful. I can just smell them fresh cut. A very homey kitchen indeed.

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  9. what a lovely light home you have..looks so nice and homey and to be able to see the outside and he happenings inside is wonderful,you have done a great job the kitchen looks like it is a very easy place to be. Carole

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  10. What a fantastic and unconventional kitchen. There is a feeling of light and space and I really like your wooden cabinetry. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I really enjoyed seeing this kitchen and love the cabinets!

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  12. I love your kitchen! I've always admired the "Eagle's Nest" houses. Years ago my (then) hubby & i contemplated building one. I bet yours is gorgeous all around!

    Thank you for sharing. :)

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  13. I think the pictures of this kitchen are so interesting. I would love to see pictures of the rest of the house!

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  14. Heather, is your kitchen in the round? It's quite lovely .. open ... airy ... and bright. All great features for a place that's the heart of the home. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. What a super kitchen, and your husband and friend did a lovely job making those cupboards!

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  16. This is totally one of my favorite kitchens you've shared so far - I can imagine living and working and being here in this space w/ all that natural wood and sunlight - just absolutely lovely!

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  17. What a wonderful job your husband and friend have done with this delightful kitchen. I love the neutral colour and the airiness and openness of the whole space. Well done. I bet you are making some wonderful memories in this very workable space.
    Tracy (Brisbane)

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  18. Your kitchen is fantastic, Heather. I love the cabinets.

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  19. Love your kitchen with all the openness and the great cabinets your husband built for you , great ceiling too !

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  20. What a great kitchen! It certainly looks like the heart of your home. Fantastic light and plenty of counter space. What's not to love:)
    Come by for a visit...
    cottageonmain.blogspot

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  21. It is very unique and I love it!!! It looks so spacious.

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  22. All the timber is so lovely, as is the natural light.

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  23. I love the open, airy feel of the kitchen. I'd love to see more of the house - do you have a blog as well?

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  24. I love the wooden cabinets- so refreshing after so many wooden cabinets that don't really look like real wood! I love the way it opens into the rest of the room. Thanks for sharing!

    Liz
    Oregon, USA

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  25. Hey Fellow Pennsylvanian! Nice kitchen - it looks roomy...our kitchen is open to our living area as well...we love it that way!

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  26. Love the kitchen, it must be a blessing everyday.Made from scratch what a sence of achievment!Very welcoming and spacious.

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  27. What a stunning kitchen and what a fantastic idea for a house. Who cares what shape kitchens or for that matter, houses come in - so long as they work and are the focus of family life.

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  28. Your's is a very pretty kitchen. I like all the woodwork. The openess is great too!

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  29. Oh I LOVE that kitchen! very nice I might add! LOL

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  30. Love the kitchen. I would love more info about the house kit.

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  31. Your kitchen is beautiful!

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  32. Cool kitchen! Love how open it is.

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  33. Beautiful. I'm a big fan of open plan homes and high ceilings, they make for a very special living space.

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  34. Your kitchen is just beautiful. I love the light wood and the light coming in from your windows. Your island is just perfect. I would love to work in your kitchen. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

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  35. Beautiful kitchen. I love how open it is.

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  36. I actually like the layout of your kitchen. It looks well thought out and I love that you used the left-over wood for cupboards.

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  37. Lots and lots of fabulous cupboards. you clever things.

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  38. A beautiful kitchen. Love the light and colour.

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  39. So bright and clean with the light wood. Lovely! There is an octogonal house near us and I have daydreamed about what it might look like in side. Thanks for the peek.

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  40. What a beautiful kitchen. I love all the wood and the unusual shape.

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  41. What a cool house! I love the look of the natural wood cabinets especially.

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  42. Love the idea you can fill large pots at the sink, and am so envious you can see chooks! In my yacht-home, I have to settle for mainly gulls and cormorants but then, I do have water views! Lovely kitchen.

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  43. What a cool house shape! Love the kitchen, too.

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  44. What a nice place to care for your family. I love all the light and your wood cabinets are very pretty. We have quite a few octo=houses around our area, so I'm familiar with them. Always thought it would be fun to live in one.

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  45. THANKS everyone for the nice comments - we have been blessed & hope to continue using our home to bless others. You can see more about the type of house we have at www.deltechomes.com

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  46. No blog address was printed. Does that mean you don't have one? if you do, I think if Rhonda would print it, we'd like to come over and visit you and see more.
    Great place you have. I'm your neighbor to the North in WNY state!!

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  47. sorry, no, I don't have a blog :(

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  48. I so love the wood! LOVE IT! What a fun design and you have it so well organized!

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  49. A kitchen I could breath in! i love the open space and neutral colors. Those cabinets and island are wonderful.

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