Homestead Kitchen Tour: A Return To Simplicity

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I am kicking off a new series this fall! 

Homestead Kitchen Tours!

Each week, we will take you on a tour of different homesteader’s kitchens. There are many different kinds of lovely homestead kitchens, and I am so excited to see them all!

To start the series off this week, I will be showing you my very own kitchen!

I am so enjoying having a decent sized kitchen at this new house! Our old kitchen was dark, tiny, and inefficient, and it has been such a welcome change from that.

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Some of my favorite features, (besides just being a decent size!) are:

1. The huge bar area. We still haven’t gotten bar stools, but it isn’t bothering me much, because I mostly use the bar for setting out a buffet line when we are entertaining, or rolling out large sheets of dough.

2. My new pot rack that my husband made as an anniversary gift. This gorgeous thing used to be a pallet!! How awesome is that? Now my pots and cast iron pans are being displayed, AND they are not taking up room in my cabinets! You can read more on caring for cast iron here.

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3. My top favorite thing has to be the large, lovely pantry. {Sigh.} It makes me happy every time I open the door. All it needs to be complete is a good light in the ceiling, and a door handle!

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I will take you through my pantry in greater detail soon!

I also like that the stove has an actual vent, instead of relying on a microwave to vent it. We don’t own or use a microwave for health reasons, so it’s nice not needing one for venting the stove. The microwave shelf on the other side of the kitchen is currently housing our toaster oven, which looks a little lost on the huge shelf.

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I love my french door refrigerator, and all the storage space throughout my kitchen!

I have my counter tops as empty as possible, and only keep a couple frequently used items out. Here is a list of my top 5 essential appliances that I use in my homestead kitchen.

I like to keep my kitchen stuff to a minimum, but I also have to balance the fact that we preserve our summer bounty for the winter time, so that takes up extra storage room and containers. We also like to entertain, and have lots of meal-time guests, so I need to have enough dishes, serving bowls, utensils, and cloth napkins for larger groups of people.

Our future plans include replacing the stained glass pendant light above the sink with a more modern black wire pendant light, hanging some art on the walls by the island, painting the island white, and EVENTUALLY replacing all the counter tops with butcher block.

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All in all, I feel like my homestead kitchen is definitely a peaceful haven for me to create yummy nourishing food for my family!

 

Want to take us on a tour of YOUR homestead kitchen??? Contact me at angi at areturntosimplicity dot com! (You do not have to have a blog to participate!)

 

 

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18 responses to “Homestead Kitchen Tour: A Return To Simplicity”

  1. Christie says:

    I love your new kitchen Angi. Enjoy!

  2. Andrea says:

    What a bright and beautiful kitchen! I love your pallet-turned pot rack…now that’s my kind of anniversary gift. 😉

  3. Angi says:

    Thanks ladies!!

  4. I am building a home and this would be great inspiration for me for my kitchen, come over to Fabulous Friday and share this amazing kitchen tour.
    Hugs
    Maria http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com/fabulous-friday-party-inspiring-features/

  5. What beautiful and functional kitchen! I think we must be kindred spirits – I got rid of our microwave and replaced it with a toaster oven too! And I love that the pantry isn’t stocked with lots of packaged foods 🙂

  6. Sherry says:

    What a Fabulous tour. I put you on my favorites so I could come back! Thanks for this great tour!
    Have a Blessed weekend.
    Sherry

  7. Carol says:

    Love your kitchen, neat and clean. What about painting the microwave area a dark gray or black, maybe the small toaster oven would’nt stand out so much

  8. S.Lynn says:

    I’m downsizing from a 20×16 kitchen with island to a 10×10 kitchen with very little counter space. At least it has a closet pantry. Will be attempting to build door spice shelves and open shelving after removing a small cabinet next to the sink. I will truly miss my large kitchen but we don’t entertain where we’re moving. I love canning which will take up lots of room in the new place so will have to accommodate the large pressure canner and supplies. Tradeoffs are hard but sometimes worth it.

  9. Amy Guzmán says:

    I love your new kitchen! Butcher block countertops sound really nice I’ll have to find some pictures. My dream kitchen one day will have cement countertops, white cabinets, and a white farm sink. I must say your husband is quite talented! You are so fortunate to have him! I love the bread box and pot rack so much and the linked chain adds such a creatively rustic touch. I can’t to read more blogs and see more pictures, keep em coming! Oh yes and I sure hope Finn is feeling better soon. Give him a little kiss on his nose for me ☺️

    • Angi says:

      Thanks so much Amy! I am so lucky that Matthew likes to build stuff for me. 🙂 Finn is finally starting to feel better too! So nice to not have a poor sick baby 🙁

  10. JES says:

    I also love the pallet pot rack and pantry!!! Wonderful kitchen, full of cabinet and counter space! What a blessing! Thank you for sharing on the Art of Home-Making Mondays! I look forward to seeing the other kitchens in this series 🙂

  11. kim critzer says:

    What peaceful kitchen. I too hate microwaves, and have one above my stove as my vent hood. I anxiously await the day it is gone and replaced by a real hood. Your guy did a lovely job on your pot rack. Best, Kim

  12. Lacey says:

    I LOVE the pot rack!! We also got rid of our microwave and replaced it with a toaster oven!! 🙂 I love your blog! It’s great!!

  13. Bonjour Angi
    Vous avez vraiment un beau site .Les photos sont très belles , grandes , claires et précises .
    Les étapes sont simples et nettes .
    C’est un don extraordinaire que vous avez de partager pour améliorer notre qualité de vie .
    Je n’ai pas de ferme mais J’aurais aimé cela étant plus jeune .
    Je demeure en banlieu de Québec la ville au Québec .J’ai une petite bergerie ;trois poules ,
    un couple de lapin à viande et deux brebis shetland . Donc je vise une certaine autonomie
    alimentaire. Je suis à la retraite et j’ai le temps de faire quelques recherches et je suis très contente de vous avoir croiser .

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