“Life has changed so much,” Donna said. “I’d never expected to be raising my grandchildren, but I am. I definitely never expected to be running a business from my home, but I am. And I never, ever expected that my Mom would be living with me – but she is.”
New Kitchen = More Space for Family Togetherness
When life changes, sometimes the kitchen needs to change too. “The way the kitchen was before, we were always getting in each other’s way,” Donna explained. “It was crowded – especially when I’m trying to get dinner on the table.” With a new kitchen, including a bump out addition that serves as a casual dining room, there’s enough room for the family to be together without being on top of each other.
“What was very helpful was the emphasis the kitchen designer put on storage and organization,” Donna said. “They said we know you’re busy. We know you don’t have all this extra time to be peering into the cupboards seeing how many boxes of noodles are on hand, or to be searching for the waffle maker. The pantry they created for me makes it easy to keep track of everything – and every appliance has a place to be when I’m not using it.”
New Kitchen = Keep the Focus on the Fun
“This time is precious,” Donna said. “Kids are only small once. My Mom – I want to be able to enjoy this time with her. That means I need a kitchen that will stay clean and pristine with a minimal amount of work on my part.” One of the advantages of working with a Massachusetts kitchen designer is their ability to create spaces that look great without requiring lots of monotonous upkeep.
“If there’s one thing I have learned in life is that you need to go with the flow,” Donna concluded. “Every day has some fun in it. Every day has some joy in it. Your kitchen shouldn’t stress you out. Tell your designer you want everything easy and beautiful – they’ll make it happen!”