to set up a mini kitchen in my bedroom?

(67 Posts)
StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 22:45:36

i'm thinking of the colder months coming in. I normally end my nights huddled under a blanket in the living room clutching a mug of tea and fending the dog off my packet of biscuits. for the past few years my bedroom just hasn't been a welcoming comfortable room due to me having moved a couple of times and never really properly unpacking everything or adding any personal touches to it. but now i'm getting all that sorted and making it really homely and was thinking this evening how nice it would be in the winter months to have a kettle in the room so I could slurp tea in bed all evening. and then I thought, well I could keep a wee biscuit tin up there aswell and get a minifridge for milk and some cheese and water. but am I now verging on the social recluse end of the scale? i'm single and already have a cat? is it too late for me? grin

Catsize Thu 05-Sep-13 22:48:17

Teasmaid. smile

Loupee Thu 05-Sep-13 22:50:22

Sounds like the dream to me...

confusedalways Thu 05-Sep-13 22:51:24

You'll need a toaster too, for toasted tea cakes with your cup of tea grin

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 22:52:15

ah catsize- I had considered a teasmaid but wondered if was just a step too far into the 'old before my time' category?

Blondie1984 Thu 05-Sep-13 22:53:21

And one of these

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 22:53:46

ooh toaster yes!! good point and will make the minifridge more justifiable to keep the butter in. I suppose i'd need a bit of a cutlery drawer and a breadbin too?

Catsize Thu 05-Sep-13 22:58:32

stephen, I got one at 28.

Catsize Thu 05-Sep-13 22:59:03

Dishwasher would be OTT.

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:00:56

i'm 27- I've got 10 months til i'm catching up with you ya ol' fogey! wink

I don't even have a dishwasher in the kitchen yet grin

Catsize Thu 05-Sep-13 23:02:10

Positively geriatric now. Nearly 36!

MortifiedAdams Thu 05-Sep-13 23:02:18

Sounds perfect. Can make hot water bottles too.

NoelHeadbands Thu 05-Sep-13 23:03:39

You know what's next don't you? Don't you?

The One Big Slipper.

The slipper that's one slipper, but for both feet.

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:06:51


noel- I got one of those for the cat! they sell them for cats!

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:07:19

she completely ignored it of course! hmm

NoelHeadbands Thu 05-Sep-13 23:08:52

Wait...they not only do slippers for cats, they do One Big Slippers for cats?!? <boggles> shock

I need to start flicking through the Betterware books before I bin them I think

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:12:29

they do a one big slipper that the whole cat fits into, rather like a padded sleeping bag sort of thing. the idea being that their body snuggles into it and their head poke out the top looking all cute and cosy. of course my lady wouldn't humour me for a photo op. grin

Yerazig Thu 05-Sep-13 23:12:57

I'm 26 and have never heard of a teasmaid till now looking at pictures it looks AMAZING!!

juneybean Thu 05-Sep-13 23:13:19

I've wanted a teasmaid since I was about 8 and my nana used to make us a brew of a morning!

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:13:44

poundstretcher sell them and possibly B&M If I remember correctly. not that I actually went looking specifically for it

CustardOmlet Thu 05-Sep-13 23:15:35

I had a set up like that when I was a student, mini fridge for my milk and a coffee machine, I never had to get out of bed (except for toileting and water collecting) it was bliss!

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:15:35

aww I've just had another realisation! when I get my kitchen set-up- those sunday mornings the dcs are staying at their dad's will be awesome! I wont have to even get up to eat! breakfast in bed!!

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:16:20

it would be like a premier inn in my house! grin

FreudiansSlipper Thu 05-Sep-13 23:22:51

sounds wonderful

and as a special treat order a takeaway to eat in bed, now that is really being lazy the rest is just being practical

skyeskyeskye Thu 05-Sep-13 23:25:36

Could you just move the bed into the kitchen? grin then you could do bacon in bed too

RubyRR Thu 05-Sep-13 23:26:20

Beware of a fridge that hums, otherwise I love your plan!

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:27:01

grin you are on my wavelength Freudian.

i'm going to post a photo some Saturday evening of a semi clothed woman in bed surrounded by a laptop, tv remote, take away food containers, biscuits, teacups and a cat (not in a slipper) and you will all know 'she did it- she achieved the dream' grin

NoelHeadbands Thu 05-Sep-13 23:28:19


StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:28:34

ah but then i'd have to get the sky wired through to the kitchen aswell skye grin

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:29:15

hummy fridge- will watch out for that. how will I know beforehand if it's a hummy one or not?

sydlexic Thu 05-Sep-13 23:31:59

Sounds like my MIL, the bedside cabinet is full of biscuits. She is 83 though.

RustyBear Thu 05-Sep-13 23:32:32

DH bought me one of these when he started working away from home during the week and couldn't bring me my early morning cup of coffee anymore - which he had done almost every day for more than 30 years. I have milk in a Thermos but I've been thinking about getting a mini fridge for the bedroom, if I can find one that's really quiet.

StephenFrySaidSo Thu 05-Sep-13 23:39:38

right, i'm off to my boring fridgeless bedroom now. the dream shall remain a dream for the time being. night all. brew grin

When I stayed at the mner grockles house she had a cattle in her room :-D

Kettle even

ABaconAndOnionTart Fri 06-Sep-13 00:31:44

Cattle? That would be really fresh milk!

Insomniastrikesagain Fri 06-Sep-13 02:49:10

LOVE this idea! You've got to do it now!

Buddhagirl Fri 06-Sep-13 08:11:50

Mini bedroom kitchen is the dream.

I will suggest to grockle she gets cattle...she has hens

TeaAddict235 Fri 06-Sep-13 10:33:25

respect StephenFry, respect x

MonstersDontCry Fri 06-Sep-13 10:35:34

Just move your bed into the kitchen. grin much easier.

Morloth Fri 06-Sep-13 10:42:45

All that stuff that really old people do that you think is just silly?

Well as you get older, it all starts to make sense.

You know why old people do stuff like this? Because they are old and wise, they have learned.

RustyBear Fri 06-Sep-13 10:54:44

Giraffes - not in the bedroom I hope! Or do they provide the breakfast egg?

We used to have one of those tiny hotel fridges in the shed for beers etc in the garden. Then we moved it to our bedroom and had white wine, beers and chocolate and water in it. It was bloody bliss of a summers evening, as our bedroom is in the loft and I am too lazy to walk down 2 flights of stairs to get a drink.

Then it broke.

I really miss it.

Szeli Fri 06-Sep-13 11:04:33

We did this when DS was born for night feeds and it made things much easier plus I'm scared of the dark

Doooo it!

Lovecat Fri 06-Sep-13 11:07:59

This. This is what you need =D There was one at my last temping job, we were all a bit scared of it, so I don't know if it actually works, but it made nice toast.

Your plan sounds like utter bliss to me.

Lovecat Fri 06-Sep-13 11:08:23

grin I meant, not =D <spends too much time on FB>

Sounds lovely
Go for it and enjoy

theyoniwayisnorthwards Fri 06-Sep-13 11:26:54

That is a genius plan. Were it not for thrill-seeking toddler I would have a bed-kitchen.

Mojavewonderer Fri 06-Sep-13 11:28:09

Hmm that's given me an idea what to ask for my birthday next month! A teas maid it is!

MadBusLady Fri 06-Sep-13 11:31:30

My parents put a little tea tray in their guest room with a travel kettle, bottled water, teabags, mug, naice biscuits etc. And a small amount of milk will keep in a jug overnight without needing a fridge - fridges can be noisy.

DisgraceToTheYChromosome Fri 06-Sep-13 11:43:52

Get a Remoska. MIL cooks a whole Sunday dinner for one in hers.

StephenFrySaidSo Fri 06-Sep-13 12:39:06


thanks for all the encouragement- I actually fell asleep last night thinking about all the wonderful appliances I could buy and where they will go in my room. blush

morloth I so agree with you- whenever I see an older person doing something I don't understand or think is silly I remind myself that they have been on this earth 20/30/40 years longer than I have so possibly have a bit more clue about what works and what doesn't than I have.

dimsum123 Fri 06-Sep-13 12:52:05

What a good idea! I will be setting up a kitchen in my bedroom as soon as I can. Thanks for the suggestion!

StephenFrySaidSo Fri 06-Sep-13 21:27:20

ok well it's no teasmaid but this evening I put my jammies on at 6pm, boiled the kettle, filled my flask and loaded it plus tea bags, spoon, milk, mug, laptop, phone and a packet of biscuits on to a tray and have ever since been working on deepening the ass print on my mattress while avoiding the football watching Friday night tv. and it has been rather enjoyable I must say grin

Every night my DH brings me a nightcap and a snackerel in bed.
Sometimes the nightcap is a bottle of wine and the snackerel is a curry.

With poppadoms.

StephenFrySaidSo Fri 06-Sep-13 21:43:01


I think the MNers with lovely DHs should be contractually obligated to loan them out to less fortunate MNers with no lovely DHs once a week. for snack bringing purposes only of course!grin

Monty27 Fri 06-Sep-13 21:45:27

I've been beaten to it, but I was going to say use the kitchen as a bedroom grin

Yup, you can borrow DH, he is an HEROIC snorer and grumpy all this week because of a board meeting and possibly loves the dogs more than he loves me.

He is VERY scared of talking to strangers, so if you could dress up as a Yorkshire terrier that would make it easier on the poor love. grin

StephenFrySaidSo Fri 06-Sep-13 22:37:48


ok I just want the snacks really- i'm not into dressing up as a dog for strange men! but you know, whatever floats your boat wink grin



I asked for a teasmaid last Christmas. Dh got me one as he instantly saw how this would benefit him too.

I use a pint mug. Sorry DH grin

StuntGirl Fri 06-Sep-13 22:42:52
Shosha1 Fri 06-Sep-13 22:53:30


I WANT ONE!!!!!!!

When DH works nights, I could come home from work, collect up kindle, dogs and laptop and retire straight to bed smile

Catsize Sat 07-Sep-13 20:45:45

That is hilarious, the Amaon link. But for me, it has to be tea in the morning but not for the last four months as am pregnant and can't think of anything much worse. Also wondering if I should contact teasmaid people and claim some hefty commission.grin

FastWindow Sat 07-Sep-13 20:57:02

nork I love this new word snackerel!

I'm 38+4 and cheese and toast (AND not ON mind) and a cuppa in bed every night is what I am brought by my dh.

I did once have a full Sunday pub roast on a tray whilst in the bath. I did live above the pub though.

SomethingOnce Sat 07-Sep-13 21:01:31

Breakfast Station! Amazing - tea and toast would suffice, though.

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