Now imagine this with the cupboards at either side of the radiator cover a little bit wider and therefore the shelves too. The cupboards used for a couple of my larger pots and dishes and the shelves full of cookbooks and in the middle instead of a television ... a drop down table leaf. When it's closed to give the kitchen/hallway more space it has one of my favourite pictures on view and when it's open is the perfect little table for two people to sit at or me to spread out my reading material and mugs and bowls.
It could of course also have some narrow shelves behind that could hold salt, pepper and anything else that I wanted to keep ready for table use to save me jumping up and down, that would be neatly hidden from sight when the table was folded up.
I'm finding things like this and making a sort of mood board to show the kitchen fitters when we meet with them on Friday morning and have a chat about re-doing both kitchens. If they can manufacture something like this to tie in with my new kitchen units it would be brilliant.
What do you think?