Every kitchen, no matter how large has a corner that sees the most action. For us, it's the corner to the left of the sink, where I bake and my husband makes his morning coffee.
Yes, those are cookbooks on the windowsill behind the mixer. I keep the 3 or 4 that I use all the time right there. Plus a kid's foldout book for the little ones to "read" if they aren't interested in what I'm doing.
The coffee maker is a Nespresso Pixie. It's amazing (I don't drink coffee but so far everyone else agrees). It uses the little pods (you can see them in an acrylic cube on the left (thanks Amy Ruth!), which means way less mess than grinding your own beans, tamping them down, and the whole process of a traditional espresso machine. The machine on the right is a milk frother, super cool. It can froth either hot or cold, and I use it for hot cocoa for the kids.
This is the perfect spot for these items due to it's proximity to the sink:
Before we got our counters, we did a ton of research about materials, and settled on marble, even though it can stain and takes more care than man-made materials like Corian or Silestone. My husband liked the movement in the veining, I liked the texture it brought to our all white kitchen. And everything we put on it looks that much nicer, don't you agree?
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