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

Posted by buehl (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 5, 11 at 22:30

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

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)/Articles pages contain helpful information about how to navigate this site as well as the world of kitchen renovations.

The Kitchen Forum Acronyms will help you understand some of the acronyms used frequently in posts.

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.

Other topics such as layouts, planning for storage, and stone materials are discussed in later topics in this thread. Even more information can be found by doing a search on the forum.

Tips:

  • Before posting a question, please search the forum. There's a very good chance someone has already asked the question.

  • When using the "search" function, be sure to use the search box on the bottom of the page, not the top!

  • Note, however, that you will probably have better luck searching if you use Google (or similar search engine) than if you use the Forum search function. When using Google, to limit your results to Garden Web, include the following in your search criteria: ***site:ths.gardenweb.com

  • In the Subject, the site changes the double quote used as the inches indicator (") to a single quote ('). We don't know why. To compensate, use two single quotes and it will appear as a double quote in the Subject. Luckily, the double quote works in the message box.

  • When composing a new thread, you have a couple of options:

    • Have replies emailed to you: check the box offering this option. However, you must have "Allow other users to send you email via forms at our site." box checked in your profile for this to work (see the "Your Profile" link at the very top of the page) [See the post later in this thread with the Subject: Getting Emails Sent To You...3-step Process]

    • Insert a link: When you "preview" your message, you will be provided with two boxes for a link...one is for the link itself and the second is for the name or description of the link.

  • When using the "Clip this post" option (far upper right corner of each post, small print), remember that only the current post is clipped, not the entire thread. Also, you are allowed a maximum of 50 clippings. Once you reach this max, you will no longer be able to clip or email posts.


How are the home page and the Forum organized? (based on the Kitchen Forum's FAQs entries)

  • The Kitchens Forum home page lists 30 thread titles, starting with those that don't yet have a response. After the unanswered threads, threads are listed in order of most recent response. That first page displays the last 2 hours or so of activity. (If there is no response to a thread in an hour or two, the unanswered thread usually starts to drop.)
  • Below the thread list are page numbers 1-67 for the total 67 pages of threads available -- capturing maybe 2 months or so of threads, less when the Forum is busy.
  • Below that (and at the top of the thread list as well) is a space for you to switch to the Conversations or Gallery "sides" - these are set up similarly but are not nearly as active.
  • Next down is a Search box -- very important! This is also the Search box you should use (not the one at the top of the page.)
    • Always refresh the page two or three times b/f assuming a thread has disappeared right after starting it.
    • As to searching...a thread will not be found doing a GW search for up to 24 hours after it has been started. This may seem too technical, but...searches are done against what are known as "indexes". Indexes use key fields/words to find things. iVillage only indexes threads once a day. So, that means that until your thread is "indexed", it won't show up in a search. If you start a thread just before the index is taken, you will be able to retrieve your thread by searching soon after creation. If, however, you start your thread right after the daily index, then you will have to wait almost 24 hours for the next index.

  • Next is a place for you to start a new thread. And finally there are some instructions and links at the bottom.


Kitchen Forum "Sides"

Discussions: This is the "side" you are on. It is for on-topic discussions concerning kitchens...renovations, use of, etc.

Conversations: This is the "side" where you can post off topic threads such as regional get-togethers and non-kitchen subjects.

Gallery: This is the "side" where members often post pictures...especially if you're posting a lot or a finished kitchen. (Note: This is where StarPooh, our FKB person, wants you to post your finished kitchen prior to having it added to the FKB.)


Again, welcome and good luck! The journey is wild, sometimes bumpy, but fun and very rewarding in the end!


Follow-Up Postings:

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How THIS thread is organized

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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Posting a Link

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Posting Pictures

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Layout Help

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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The Next Step...Planning For Storage

Planning your storage, including where items are commonly stored.

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


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Getting Emails Sent To You...3-step Process

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Miscellaneous Information

Contains:

  • Links from the "Read Me" thread
  • Pantries
  • Useful Information (NKBA links, Other Forums)
  • Helpful Threads (a myriad of past & present threads containing useful/helpful information)
  • Tile Information.
  • Stone Information (how to shop/test/install stone counters, how to remove stains)
  • Cleaning Your Kitchen
  • Custom Cabinetmaker Sample Agreement


    http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0105344116836.html


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    Bookmarking & Saving Threads

    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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    Eliminating Those Pesky Inline Links in Messages (Advertisements)

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    How to Seal Your Stone

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

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


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    Gel Stain Instructions

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    Johnny's in the basement, mixing up the medicine


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    ~bump~


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    I'm on the pavement, thinking 'bout the government.


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    The man in the trench coat, badge out, laid off


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    says he has a bad cough, wants to get it paid off


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    look out kid, it's something you did


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    lol


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    God knows when but you're doin' it again


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    You better duck down the alleyway, lookin' for a new friend


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    The man in the 'coon-skin cap in the big pen


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    wants eleven dollar bills, and you only got ten.


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    Maggie comes fleet foot


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    Face full of black soot


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    Talking that the heat put


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    Plants in the bed, but


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    The phone's tapped anyway


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    Maggie says that many say

    (Also, what were you doing on p. 3, you naughty thread?)


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    They must bust in early May


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    romper stomper bumper do


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    "Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience."


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    Orders from the DA.


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    Bump.


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    Can somebody please help me post pics on a mac or an ipad? It's been years since I posted pics and can't remember how and for some reason I just can't follow the instructions given on GW. Thank you in advance!!


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    Look out kid,


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    Don't matter what you did,


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    Bump!


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    Walk on your tip toes


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    Help on a mac for posting pics? please


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    Bump.


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    My favorite new saying, thanks to Rhome:

    "Don't try to win over the haters.
    You are not the JERK whisperer!"


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    Don't try No-Doz


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    Better stay away from those


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    crash ~bump~ into me


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    who carry around a fire hose


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    Keep a clean nose


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    Watch the plain clothes


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    You don't need a weatherman


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    To know which way the wind blows.


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    Awww, get sick, get well


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    Hang around an ink well


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    Ring bell, hard to tell


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    If anything is gonna sell


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    Try hard, get barred


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    Get back, write Braille


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    Get jailed, jump bail


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    I've read most of these and they were so helpful. So here is my effort to BUMP the thread.


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    Join the army if you fail


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    Look out kid,


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    You're gonna get hit


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    But users, cheaters


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    Angie_DYI, love it!


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    six-time losers

    (Thanks, enduring. You recognize it, I assume?)


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    Hang around the theaters


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    Girl by the whirlpoo


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    Ooops, make that "Girl by the whirlpool"

    Lookin' for a new fool


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    Don't follow leaders


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    Watch the parkin' meters.


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    "Never argue with an idiot. They will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience."
    dedicated to the guy who just screwed up my granite saddles, thanks Nino.


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    Ahhh, get born, keep warm.


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    ...should be working...


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    Short pants, romance


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    Learn to dance


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    carry a lance


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    Get dressed, get blessed


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    Try and be a success


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    Bumperooooo


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    I'm making chicken soup tonight on my new CC rangetop!! yahoo!


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    Please her, please him


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    Buy gifts


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    note to self-- slow down enough to enjoy this month


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    Page 3??????? Naughty thread called. Up you go


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    ~bump~*~bump~


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    Bumpity bump


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    Don't steal, don't lift

    (I'm baaaack!)


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    ***bump***


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    Twenty years of schoolin'


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    and they put you on the day shift.

    (What were you doing on p. 3, you naughty thread?!)


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    Look out kid,


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    They keep it all hid


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    Bump!


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    Better jump down a manhole


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    Light yourself a candle


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    Don't wear sandals


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    Try to avoid scandals


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    Don't want to be a bum


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    You better chew gum


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    The pump don't work


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    'cause the vandals stole the handle.


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    For those of you who were wondering, that was "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan. What lyrics should we play next? Enduring? Buehl? Whaddya request? :-)


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    Okay, I'll start then...

    Stayed in bed all morning just to pass the time


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    There's something wrong here, there can be no denying


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    One of us is changing


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    Or maybe we just stopped trying


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    And it's too late, baby, now it's too late


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    Though we really did try to make it


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    Something inside has died


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    Christmas Bump!


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    Christmas Tree 1


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    And I can't hide and I just can't fake it


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    Buehl, thank you for reposting this thread. I had a hard time finding the Sweeby test. Is there a way to make it more prominent? I finally found it in the "When Planning Kitchen" thread and find it truly invaluable as a newbie.


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    Merry Christmas!

    Nativity


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    Sweeby Test

    The Sweeby Test is in the first post of this thread.


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    It used to be so easy living here with you


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    Nativity


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    Holiday bump!


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    Hi Buehl,

    I'm probably calling the post by the wrong name. I'm referring to the following post by Sweeby:

    " Posted by sweeby (My Page) on
    Sat, Jan 9, 10 at 12:21

    Great wisdom so far. Let me add a bit more.

    One: Go through what you have now and give away or throw out the stuff you never use. How many coffee mugs do you have that you never use? How many cheapo spatulas that you'd only use if pigs flew? How many freebie koozies in the back of the drawer? How many mismatched plastic cups and plates you'd never use? How much lidless Tupperware? How many grody pots & pans leftover from your college days or Hubby's bachelor pad? Get that junk out of your soon-to-be-beautiful space! Use the 'Would I buy it at a garage sale?" test if you're not sure.

    Two: Once you've thrown out the junk, inventory the stuff you have, and classify it by function and frequency of use. For example:
    - One 36" drawer of daily use pots & pans,
    - One 36" drawer of weekly/monthly use cookware,
    - Two 24" shelves of every day china dishes,
    - One 24" shelf of every day glassware,
    - Two 36" shelves of fancy (Holiday) china and glassware.

    Having this inventory is invaluable for planning your new space. Without it, you just won't know how much of what type of space you need, and you could end up with too little storage, or else sacrificing something you'd really like for storage space you didn't need. The security of knowing that 40% of your storage could actually go into a back room pantry (turkey roaster, lobster pot, espresso maker...) with hardly any loss of functionality gives you a huge amount of design flexibility.

    Three: Prioritize lifestyle choices and preferences. Things like:
    - One seat near the prep area so I can help Sonny with his homework while I cook dinner,
    - Buffet zone for casual entertaining,
    - Cozy seating area for two for morning coffee with Hubby,
    - Open sight lines to the TV-watching area or PC so I can supervise the kids,
    - Closed sight lines to the dining area so I don't have to see the mess while I eat!

    This may sound crazy, but make a list of how your ideal kitchen will function, then rate the items on that list for how important they are to you. Which are deal-killers and which are 'nice to haves'? Also include what activities are daily and what are annual. There's an old adage in real estate: "Don't build the church for Easter Sunday." Apply that to your kitchen plan; plan for your maximum regular use, not for your maximum ever use.

    You may not be able to get everything on your list (who can?), but at least you'll be able to choose wisely. By having my inventory and lifestyle choices, I was able to confidently choose the design that met 95% of my lifestyle wants and all of my storage needs over a design that offered much more storage and counter-top space but only 80% of my lifestyle list. Knowing that I didn't need more storage space got me a much better kitchen!"

    Here is a link that might be useful: When Planning a Kitchen - words of wisdom


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