Waiting For My Dream Kitchen! #FinishYourKitchen


I’m a stay-at-home mom and a lover of food, so I naturally spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Not only do I cook all my 2-year-old daughter’s  food, but I also create ‘gourmet’ meals over the weekend to unwind.  That’s why I am sad to say, my kitchen is anything but my dream kitchen!

Living in the city, my husband and I rent. Overall our apartment is nice, but the kitchen is in need of an update. Our landlord is less than enthusiastic about changing anything in our kitchen. The paneling on the cabinets are coming off and my counters don’t match! The last appliance I got in my kitchen was a second-hand stove! To say the least, I wasn’t as excited as the landlord.


Now that Ava has reached toddlerhood we are planning to move to the suburbs and buy our own house in a year or two. I think about my dream kitchen frequently. One where I have beautiful wood floors, cream colored cabinets, marble counters and stainless steel appliances. A kitchen straight out of a fancy home design magazine! Realistically speaking, I’ll be lucky to get just one of these things when we buy our first house. A girl can dream though, right?

Making Gnocchignoochi-1_1000

In my dream kitchen the surroundings would be visually appealing with the cream colors and natural light. Making food would be more enjoyable! I see myself now, making gnocchi (pictured above) and feeling like a real chef in a beautiful kitchen!

For now, I will have to be satisfied with the one thing I do own in my kitchen – my dishwasher! I can’t imagine how many hours I would spend cleaning without one. We dirty dishes at an unimaginable rate and Finish Powerballs are my go-to detergent. Not only do they clean my dirty dishes great, but they come out sparkly and lemony fresh!


Do you have a dream kitchen?

Luckily, you have the chance to win your dream kitchen today! All you have to do is take part in the Finish® BOGO Canada Kitchen Makeover promotion. Finish®, in partnership with Bosch® will be giving away 10 Ultimate Kitchen makeovers valued at $10,000.

How do you take part?

1.  Purchase any 2 participating Finish products in store – Finish Quantum, Finish Powerball or Finish Gelpacs.
2. Mail in the official refund form with your receipt and receive refund by mail. You can find this refund form in store or online. When you mail in your rebate form, you check a box that enters you in the giveaway!

Describe your dream kitchen to me in the comments!

Disclosure – I am participating in the Ultimate Kitchen Makeover Blogger Campaign on behalf of Finish. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own.


  1. Debbie Lamb says

    Your dream kitchen is beautiful. My kitchen is no way a dream kitchen. Sometimes I wonder …would I even know how to act in a kitchen that neat! Hope you get your dream kitchen soon.

  2. Debbie Denny says

    I would love your dream kitchen. When I laid plans for my kitchen I was so happy I got a new stove and Fridge. I think I would plan a much bigger kitchen if I could do it over. Just not enough room in my design!

  3. Trisha D. says

    Your dream kitchen is so bright and airy! I dream of a kitchen where my drawers glide smooth, where I have enough storage to have clear counter-tops, and where everything has its place.

  4. Nikki says

    I love this post it is so good and I love your dream kitchen – so spacy and I love that island. I am like you at this point I can afford the dishwasher and the dishsoap.

  5. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says

    My kitchen isn’t remotely close to a dream. It’s cluttered and small and inefficient! I’ll keep dreaming too!

  6. Deborah says

    I recently replaced all my old kitchen appliances and they have made spending time in my kitchen so much more enjoyable. I would love to replace my cabinets next.

  7. Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids says

    You deserve a dream kitchen! I love the one you have picked out and hope it happens for you!!

  8. Cynthia L says

    I love my kitchen and there is only one thing I would do to change it. I would change the color of the cabinets. You have chosen some great kitchens to dream about.

  9. Dawn says

    We own our home and hope to replace our new-to-us appliances with stainless steel very soon. But we have been her for over 7 years, so we will see….

  10. malia says

    My dream kitchen would be big! Lots of counter space and an island in the middle. I’d love wood floors and dark solid wood cabinets. ANd of course, nice stainless steel appliances.

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