The Blue Ivy HouseModern Kitchen, Melbourne
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3. Try the golden rule of dishwashingThe golden rule of dishwashing states that if you cook, you are officially off the hook for dishwashing and clean-up duty. This method makes a lot of sense and keeps things pretty simple and conflict-free.Of course, it won’t work for everyone – perhaps you enjoy cooking and don’t mind doing the dishes (or you’re worried your precious pans won’t be cared for properly), in which case it’s best to find an alternative chore for the non-cook to take on.Thinking of renovating your kitchen? Find a kitchen designer near you on Houzz, browse images of their work and read reviews from previous clients
Starting pointWe began by prioritising the large island bench. Freeing it of services meant it could provide a generous preparation area and become the centrepiece for relaxed social interaction, with leisurely cooking prep and glasses of wine over a long lunch or dinner. We also had to accommodate a freestanding Lacanche cast-iron range, which provides a hint of country charm and complements the French doors.