I got a nice comment from a reader the other day, who wondered why I was so interested in seeing Ina’s new kitchen. Truthfully, I don’t think it is JUST me, but I admit I AM plenty interested and I’m trying to figure out why.
Probably the first reason is just that I’m really nosy and I LOVE to see other people’s kitchens. A few of my friends have been brave enough to ask my advice before they renovated their kitchens, but most people are too scared that I will take over the entire project, which isn’t totally unjustified.
What they don’t know is that I’m a frustrated kitchen designer (without any formal training or professional tools, so really unsuited for the task), but I pride myself on my good ideas that could fit any budget.
Anyway, INA mentioned the new barn on her show, both before and after it was built, so I think it’s kind of churlish not to have shown it to us. I assumed it would be a big and splashy space and I always like to see stuff to drool over. Frankly, it never occurred to me that they would build it in the exact style as her other kitchen, which I do agree was very clever for keeping up the continuity of the different episodes.
Another reason I’m so interested is that most people don’t have the room on their property to build a shack, much less an entire new building. And this is certainly no shack. From the little we’ve seen, it looks beautiful.
I hope that explains a little of my obsession and in keeping with that, here's a slide show I’ve prepared detailing the new kitchen...or the little bit we've seen.