What Makes You Happy in the Kitchen?

published Jan 9, 2017
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My kitchen doesn’t have new appliances or fancy no-slam cabinet doors. The countertop is some sort of (very) dated Formica. And, for some reason, the gas oven squeaks while it’s preheating. Imperfections aside, it’s still my favorite room in the house.

It’s my happy place. I can go in there and almost always make something out of nothing. I can bake sweet treats for my friends and family in there. I can listen to whatever terrible music I want to in there. I can completely zone out while washing dishes. My time spent in my kitchen is just that — my time. And it’s the freaking best.

But I want to hear from you. What makes you happy in your kitchen? Is it the simple act of making dinner for your family? Or opening a totally organized drawer? Seeing a cabinet full of bright and colorful dinnerware? Drinking a fresh pot of coffee in the morning?

Let us know in the comments! You could be featured in an upcoming post on Kitchn.