We packed our stuff to come stay in Venice for a couple of weeks, and it is gorgeous! I can’t cross a bridge without wanting to take a picture, but I know you’ve seen photos of the canals, so what I want to show you today is the kitchen in our apartment and its clever use of space.
We’re staying in the quiet Dorsoduro district of Venice, and the grocery store is a five-minute walk away. The food is fresh, and with the exception of a slice of artichoke pizza for me, we mostly eat meals at home. What I like best about this kitchen is that it has exactly what we need without a lot of the extras to take up space.
The primary work surface is the white table in a semi-circle shape that makes it easy to work around, and it can be folded down when not needed. Next to it is a tray table on wheels that you can move where you need it to be. The tray lifts out to help carry food and drinks into the dining room, and the shelf under the tray holds our pots and pans. I love that burled wood design on the tray.
Above the work table is the cabinet for our food.
Instead of cabinet doors that would swing wide open, a curtain keeps everything clean and covered. This way Doug doesn’t knock his head every time I would leave the cabinet doors open. I also like how it can easily be changed to update the kitchen.
We have a half-size oven, and beside the oven is our tiny Candy Aquamatic washing machine. The washer will hold a lot more than you’d expect, and it’s very quiet.
Above the oven is the stove with only three burners, and it has a hinged cover that is brilliant. Set the cover down and you have more work space. Lift the cover up and it is a backsplash.
I have lived in so many apartments that don’t have a backsplash that I am always happy to see one.
The chef is very busy, and I am bothering him by taking pictures.
This apartment comes with white dishes and glasses. I never get tired of white dishes and how they go with everything.
I like how the dish rack goes right over the sink.
Clean dishes are put away on the shelves next to the kitchen entrance. The shelves are built into the wall with a curtain cover. The curtain hangs on a rod and can be removed and cleaned if necessary. It helps to cover some of the visual clutter that you would see when you first walk in.
We have a microwave and small fridge. One more cabinet holds the big bowls.
In our last apartment we had a dorm-sized fridge under the counter, so this one is an ideal size, but I became so used to the smaller one that this one is practically empty now. I don’t know what I’ll do with a really big fridge again.
With the windows open we can hear the church bells that ring every hour, and the weather is nice enough so that we can eat outside.
Hope you enjoyed the tour! Have you been to Venice?