We used to have one of those plastic play kitchens. It worked well enough when we had just one child playing with it, but add in two more, and there were way too many cooks in the kitchen! Well, at least that’s how I rationalized needing to make them a new kitchen. I checked out Ana White’s one piece kitchen plans but ultimately decided on the modular ones. I’m so glad I did because the pieces are easy to move and rearrange, and the kids love to move them to different rooms, like the family room or porch, depending on where they’ve set up their latest restaurant.
I used this plan for both the sink and the stove, increasing the height on the pieces to 26″ to give them a little more time before they outgrew it. The refrigerator is the perfect spot to hide all of their kitchen items. I increased the height on the refrigerator so it didn’t look squatty next to the sink and stove. I added a door under the sink to create a dishwasher with a drying rack. The burners are simple black vinyl decals, and the sink is a dog bowl. I looked for the cheapest faucet I could find that still felt realistic after having no luck at the thrift stores. The faucet gives big impact, but it takes up little space. I painted it Bay by Pantone then added simple ceramic knobs and Lansa handles from IKEA.
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