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

buehlSeptember 18, 2011

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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

Planning your storage, including where items are commonly stored.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg010523449014.html

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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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Steps to sealing a stone surface, if it needs it.

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0105254810134.html

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The only way to keep this on top is to have NO follow-up posts.
that goes for the OP as well. but bummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmp anyway

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RRM1...even posts with no follow up posts will start dropping. Sometimes after a few hours, sometimes a few days.

There is NO way to keep it on top at this time...other than periodic bumping.

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This is your mother speaking. Reminding you to take photos of the process of redoing the kitchen, _starting with photos of the old kitchen, both clean and shiny and in-use.

Also take photos of things like the inside of walls before they get closed up. The positions of pipes, the wiring, the bracing that might be necessary once you need to find a sturdy place on a wall to hang a very heavy piece.

Save them to a CD and mark it clearly and date it.

Some day you might be very glad to have these photos. If nothing else, you can pass 'em on to next owner once you're saying bye bye to the place.
[end of mother mode]

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Whew, thanks Suzanne. I thought I was going to have to look up the next lyric in that song!

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No one comes in, no one goes out

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