Kitchen #12: JP’s Spacious Entertainment Center

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Name: JP
Location: Tribeca, NYC

Favorite Kitchen Stores

  • Korin Japanese Trading Corp – 57 Warren Street
    Korin carries everything from high quality knives to fine porcelain china. The place is a little cramped inside, but it has some really interesting merchandise with a wide price range from bowls costing a few dollars to large embellished plates costing over $400 per plate.
  • Bowery Kitchen Supply at the Chelsea Market
    This is another fun place to check out… a lot of inexpensive kitchen gadgets!

My current kitchen has gotten more use than any kitchens I’ve had in the past. It is spacious and provides ample counterspace and storage. It is great for entertaining since my guests can easily hang out with me in the kitchen without us bumping into each other.

The cabinets are very functional. Everything is within arms reach so I am able to use all my dinnerware. The dishwasher even blends in with the cabinets. But the best part about my kitchen is the walk in pantry!

Although I love having a spacious kitchen, I haven’t quite figured out what to do with all the space. I’m considering putting an island in the middle . However, I’ve gotten mixed reaction to this idea so I’m giving it some more thought. I would also like to warm it up a bit and make it seem more welcoming.

As you can see, I still have a long way to go with this kitchen and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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3 Compelling kitchen cooking/design tips:

  • Invest in high quality knives. It makes cooking so much easier and more enjoyable.

  • Instead of using plastic tupperware, store left-overs in glass containers with plastic or glass covers (Crate and Barrel sells them). It makes cleaning easier and avoids the stain you get from spaghetti sauce or other tomato base sauces.

  • You get more use out of your kitchen storage when your cabinets are all within reach. You shouldn’t have to reach for a ladder in order to get to your plates or glasses.