Life in her new kitchen
What’s your favourite thing to do in your new kitchen?
“It absolutely has to be socialising. We’ve never had a space like this to do it in before. Christmas was just great; there were 13 of us, but the layout was perfect. Everyone was gathered on the other side of the island while I was cooking the dinner. It was so relaxed.”
What’s your favourite part?
“Of course I adore my larder, but I love the island too. It has four bar stools around it and it’s where we have supper every evening – you can see our dining table from there, but we only use that for parties. We like to sit and chat here with friends too, or have drinks around it. And it houses both the sink and the dishwasher so it’s a practical area as well.”
What could you now not live without?
“Other than the larder, it would be the appliance cabinet and our double oven. Neptune have a list of recommended suppliers and products from Neff, Siemens and Bosch and now I can fully appreciate just how helpful that list is. We’ve chosen Siemens throughout and the cleverly designed appliance cabinet houses both ovens perfectly. And they can do so much. I was playing around with them the other day and found that they can even tell me the optimum cooking time for a certain style of cake tin – amazing.”
“The garden is the next project. It used to be a paddock, so it’s just level grass at the moment and needs a bit of thought. The house also needs dressing, although I don’t want to add too much stuff. Less is more in this house. It means that the pieces we choose will be special and unique.”