Family's $150,000 dream kitchen

The couple moved in to their sizeable condominium at Nassim Road almost five years ago.

But they only designed their dream kitchen about two years ago.

Then, Mrs Pamela Hui's kitchen, which had modest appliances, was divided by a wall separating the dry and wet kitchens.

The housewife, who is in her late 30s, tells The New Paper on Sunday: "We just looked at it and realised that we can truly maximise the space if we knocked down the wall."

Both Mr and Mrs Hui are cooking aficionados.

She prefers cooking Chinese cuisine while her 46-year-old banker husband prefers Italian food.

That is why they decided to splurge an approximate $150,000 on their kitchen, which was completed at the end of 2011.

Now, the kitchen is one huge space filled with appliances that are considered top of the line.

This includes a Liebherr fridge and a K├╝ppersbusch oven, steamer and induction hob.

But one of the couple's most satisfying buys is a Wolf cooker that cost about $10,000.

Mrs Hui says: "The cooker produces a stronger flame - almost industrial strength - so it helps when I cook my Chinese food."

The couple often play host to their friends and family, especially during festive seasons like Chinese New Year and Christmas.

"It is a big space for friends to hang around," says Mrs Hui.

Having just given birth to a baby girl five months ago, Mrs Hui has eased up on the cooking.

Instead, it is the maid who mostly cooks for the family now.

They designed the kitchen before planning for the baby. But they are glad they redid the kitchen because the baby now has more space as well.

She adds: "But I try to cook once in a while, as and when I can as it takes my mind off things."

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