New To Kitchens? Posting Pics? Read Me! [Help keep on Page 1]

buehlJanuary 2, 2012

Welcome! If you are new to the Kitchens Forum, you may find the following information and links helpful.

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The Finished Kitchens Blog has pictures and information about many GW members' finished kitchens. Not only can you see them alphabetically, but there is also a category list if you're looking for specific things like a kitchen w/a Beverage Center or a kitchen w/a mix of dark and light cabinets. Access the FKB Categories Page via a link in the navigation panel on the right of any FKB page. Additionally, there is also a link to "In-Progress Kitchens" for those members' kitchens that are not quite ready for the FKB. There is also a link to "Coming Soon Kitchens" for those kitchens that are ready for the FKB but have not yet been added. To access the "In-Progress Kitchens", the "Coming Soon Kitchens", and the "FKB Categories", see the links in the navigation panel that is on the right side of each main FKB page.

The Appliances Forum is very useful when you have questions specific to appliances.

To start off the kitchen remodel process...take the Sweeby Test. Then, move on to Beginning a Kitchen Plan.

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buehl

To make this thread more readable and to make it easier to find a specific topic, I have created separate threads for each topic and just point/link to them from here.

We will continue to bump this thread, but not the other threads I created. Please, do not bump the "subject" threads I will be linking to from here. We do not want to flood the first page with all those threads. To do so would knock threads from members asking for help, etc. off the first page and would be counter-productive!

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buehl

The following thread contains the information we need to help you find a layout that works for you and your family as well as how to draw up and label a floor plan.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg010521247761.html

What are zones and how do you design with them in mind?

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0508230128712.html

A piece of advice: When you post a layout for comments, please do not take the comments you receive personally. Everyone here is trying to help, not criticize maliciously. We want you to have a kitchen that, in the end, functions wonderfully well and looks nice overall. This may mean that some of us may tear apart your layout and rebuild it to what we think will work better, but it's done with good intentions. We're not the best at just "validating" someones layout, we're best at critiquing!

I will warn you that most of us here are "function over form" (or "function first")...meaning we strive first for a functional layout and then fit the form or look around it. It is far easier to make a functional kitchen look nice than it is to make a nice looking but dysfunctional kitchen functional. So, if you are a form/looks over function person, be sure to state that when you post.

Some people here think "function over form" means that we want all kitchens to look the same....not true! What we do want is all kitchens to function well...which means that in 99% of the cases, the workflow is the same...so that will mean some similarities due to workflow. However, as each kitchen is unique, each will have its own unique quirks, etc.

In the end, remember this is your kitchen. You don't have to make any of the recommended changes if you don't want to!

[Note: If you're just posting for validation of your layout (i.e., you don't want comments that suggest changes), state that as well. If you don't, people will comment on it!

Warning: People may comment anyway, it's tough to let a kitchen go that you think is dysfunctional and will cause angst later...especially if it's not yet installed and we think we can help. Bear with us, we're just trying to help!]

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buehl

Bookmarking threads so you can find them later or saving them so you have them (and associated pictures) ''forever''

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0105292031876.html

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Angie_DIY

bump (Too tired to think of a song for lyrics)

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Can't you use the "sticky:" keyword to keep your post at the top of the forum. I know it works elsewhere, as in "Sticky: New To Kitchens? Posting Pics? Read Me! "

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buehl

No, it does not work on this forum...but, it won't be needed soon as the FAQ is almost done.

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Great to have you back
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We gave Mr. Bump to the grandkids this Christmas!

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pump?

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back to the first page

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What were you doing on P. 3, you bad, bad thread?

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oompa boompa, back to page one

how lovely it'll be to have a faq!

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You naughty thread!! On the middle of p. 3?

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***bump***

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Back to Page 1!

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bodhi

*bump* Great source of info!

I'd like to say its not too much info if you're eager to learn as much as you can about kitchens. If somebody saw this thread and said it was too much to read then they aren't interested in doing the work themselves and might prefer to just be handed somebody else's idea of a great kitchen.

One suggestion: Take "Posting Pics?" out of the title.

I've been reading these forums for a while and I only recently clicked on this thread because the name was a tad misleading. I thought it was just about how to post pictures in the forum. If it didn't say "Posting Pics?" I probably would've clicked on it a long time ago! Of course making it sticky at the top would be ideal but that sounds like its not possible.

Thanks for all your hard work buehl!

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get off of pg. 3!

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Up you go!

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bump (this thread has been very helpful!)

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I haven't resorted to a rhyming dictionary yet, but I am just about tapped out...

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mugwump (Okay, I had to use a rhyming dictionary for that one. I think we have covered all the rest.)

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Bumpety-bump.

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What are you doing on the bottom of pg. 3, you naughty thread!?

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You had better go up, up, up! Now!

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I caught you on pg. 3 again?!?!?

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bump again

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This forum does move very fast! bump

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bump again, like we did last summer...

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I was looking for the directions for posting photos -- all the way back on 3

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back to 1 please.

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bump again

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bump again, again

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one more bump, here it goes

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buehl

Just an FYI...it looks like we will have at least one more "Read Me" thread. I'm having editing issues & Tamara doesn't know what's causing them. She has the developers looking into it...stay tuned!

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It's snowing!

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Up you go !!!

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up, up, and away

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Happy Friday morning from rainy PNW!

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1-2-3 Bump!

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