The old kitchen of Sweet House No.12, the finest B&B in Gukeng, Yunlin, was very traditional and simple. Basic sink and a large round table were the main items. Grandma kept a lot of tableware in the cabinet (never used) and preserved vegetables in the fridge (of course already gone bad). The space was most busy when family gathering during big holidays like Chinese New Year or Mid-Autumn Festival (a.k.a. Moon Festival). Women were all here preparing feast for the big family reunions. The large round table was filled with delicious gourmets and no one would miss any of them.
However, the range hood was out of order, the gas water geyser that installed inside of the house was very dangerous, these two were the first things we need to replace. Storage space is very important to a kitchen, so we recycled the wood boards of great grandma's wood bed to make shelves on the walls. Replaced the oil-sticky round table with the stainless one which was the TV table in living room, put it in the center, and added 2 large hanging lamps above, wa-la, a perfect kitchen island! Now the kitchen function is more handy than before, more convenient to prepare food, even can mix dough on it to bake cookies and cakes!