Attention has been drawn to the kitchen bench. It needs to be big! My uncle, very experienced at sitting around kitchen benches, says so. He likes to sit and watch the cook(s), getting his fingers dangerously close to the knives, in order to sneak a little taste. He reckons that my Mum and Dad’s kitchen bench is the perfect size, and given that it has recently been the scene of Christmas dinner preparations for 21 people, he could be right. So I sent my Mum to measure. 3.2 m x .85 m.
Here is another beautiful kitchen bench, in a beautiful home:
What do you think? I think that it would be more useful if the space underneath the bench was cupboards, but I’m impressed by the bench’s capacity to seat a family of 5. I wonder how long it is? At our last abode, there was bench seating for 3, so I ate my breakfast standing up for a year. That’s enough.
Here is another one of my favourite kitchen benches:
And here, sadly, is my current kitchen bench:
If you love your kitchen bench, please measure it up and post a comment.