We live in a rented Craftsman, built in 1917, which has not been fully modernized. There are many things I love about this home… and there are delightful aspects to the kitchen (so many deep cupboards and drawers!) that the lack of counter space, while annoying, is workable.
Here’s the counter:
Yes, that’s it. Challenging but we have a collapsing butcher block on wheels, with three levels, that I use when needed.
Here’s what drives me insane:
This is the one accessible outlet - and only the top works. So everything is plugged into a power strip and we can’t run more than three things at a time without tripping the breaker.
But wait…I did say “one ACCESSIBLE outlet.” there is a second outlet, but, well, it’s covered:
Yes, it is above the vent hood, covered by a cabinet, and completely ineffectual as the nearest countertop is about five feet away! (The one thing plugged into it is the vent hood.)
When we moved in, the landlord was so proud of the new cabinet - didn’t have the heart to tell him it was a mistake.
What’s the one thing you’d like to change in your kitchen?