Things I won’t miss in my Fugly Kitchen #1

fuglykitch1That’s #1 in a series, not the thing that’s the biggest pain in the you-know-what.

Whenever I turn on the faucet, water dribbles out of the thingy in the photooo. Or maybe it’s most of the time, nope it’s all the time, just checked. I’m not sure how long this has been going on. Probably since we bought the Landfill but maybe not. I do not know. That sprayer works better than it used to but it’s still kind of weak. You can see the dirt on the windowsill and an inch or so of wall beneath and maybe you can see the misshapen “backsplash”. By the way, this little three inch thingy is a backsplash? Wait until you see my new backsplash.

But I’m getting a little ahead of myself. My new faucet is to die for. The sprayer thingy is built into it. CKL asked me early on what I thought about single vs. double sinks. I surprised myself by saying I wanted a single sink. I used to fantasize about a double sink. But we have one at the Group Home at Houghton Lake and I find myself a bit underwhelmed. Neither side is big enough for me to soak a lasagne pan. DISCLAIMER!!!! I LOVE the Group Home kitchen and those who planned it. I feel at home working in almost any kitchen (I got that from The Commander!) and the Group Home kitchen is by far one of the nicer ones I have worked in and I CAN clean a lasagne pan there. If the UU doesn’t beat me to it!

All that said, I realized that when push came to shove, I was a single sink person, at least in my current space. My new sink will be a couple inches wider than my current one (I think). It is a drop-in sink, not one of those undermounts. Is that what they’re called? Neither the GG or I can think up the name of that right now. I see grungy stuff collecting in those undermount sinks. Although I will have a dishwasher, I will probably still primarily wash dishes by hand (with Bolette and my memories of doing the dishes at the Old Cabin with Pooh and UKW). I can divide the sink by a dishpan like I have always done. Yes I know I will need to actually run the damn dishwasher once in a while.

This is the first in an intermittent series about the things I won’t miss in my current kitchen. Because I want to document it before it gets gutted. It’s been a good ride here in the Ugliest Kitchen On Earth. But it’s time.

4 Responses to “Things I won’t miss in my Fugly Kitchen #1”

  1. Jay Says:

    So we went with the double sink – because we still do dishes by hand, and it is handy to not have to use the tub like we do at the cabin. (We had a single at the apartment, and that helped make my decision.) But we did get one side bigger, so it fits a big pan. Agree with your drop in decision. The faucet we chose is one that I would probably choose differently next time. It has the pull out, spray/stream, which is nice, but it is sort of too big. It pulls at an angle (because of the window sill right above), so it feels like you are pulling it beyond the sink – which makes it awkward to use.

    And we got a dishwasher. We had guests over on Sunday, so we should have actually used the dishwasher, but we did not have any dishwasher pods/detergent. The two samples we had we used when we were trying it out around Christmas. …

  2. Margaret Says:

    I use my dishwasher a lot and one side of my double sink. The other I use for draining and storage of my coffee paraphernalia! I would have chosen a faucet that didn’t line up as directly over the disposal since it’s hard to rinse things out unless I use the sprayer, when I usually manage to spray myself. This isn’t very clear, but I could show you if you came over. 🙂

  3. jane Says:

    I have a double sink – one side is very small, and the other isn’t big enough for a 9×13. I would definitely go with a single sink if I were re-doing. I don’t like the handle on my faucet – can’t control the flow or temp very well. that I WILL replace. need to look around and see what is involved, and what I would like.

    and Jay – I have a dishwasher for the first time — and use it when I have company over for ‘dinner and Downton’. 😉

  4. Pooh Says:

    We have a single sink, which I like. I love my Mark I dishwasher, when he’s here! <3