Sunday, January 14, 2007
Our kitchen looks ok in the pic doesn't it? Let me tell you, it was designed by a straight man.
I am just short of six feet tall, 180, 75, short fair, smooth.........sorry, that came out automatically. I can't reach some of the cupboards. Given there was some thought given to Asian buyers when this building was built, it is surprising.
Take the top cupboard to the right. The only way I can reach the top shelf on the right hand side is to sit up on the bench backwards and twist around.
The top cupboard to the left, just stretch and reach, or getting some sort of hook to get things from the back corner.
I really noticed this when our visitor from Japan was here. She is average woman height and could not reach much at all in the top cupboards.
Then there are the lower corner cupboards. Fine if something is at the front, but if you want something from the back of the cupboard, it is an on the knees job peering into darkness.
Really, I find the kitchen pretty ok to work in, but them I am only the bottle washer, not the head chef.
Oh for the days of Prosper Parade with a large kitchen, plenty of good cupboards and a three metre long by two metre high pantry cupboard.