Let me say this about those of you who are cooks. Cooking gourmet meals will make you beloved. When you take the time to learn how to cook and entertain you create the good times that are cherished. Cooking can be such fun, but it is work and it takes time. It was a lot of years of experience with many failures before I learned to make a few excellent dishes. All you have to notice is how popular the food network is. It is soothing to watch someone cook and I still have my moments of longing to do some chopping and sautéing.
A kitchen that allows two people to work efficiently is a dream. Even the clean up is easier. Think about how much time you spend in this important room. The morning is spent here with coffee and the iPad. When you entertain, doesn’t everyone end up hanging out in the kitchen? The rewarding part of being a designer is that you do make a difference in the daily experience of life.