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KItchen re-do, Take One

Postby Robin Garr » Sat Sep 21, 2013 7:27 pm

In another thread, I told Jenise that I'd do a quick little video of our recent kitchen re-do. Unfortunately, I was stupid and held my iPhone in portrait position. :P

Nevertheless, I'll post this short video, and try a better one in the next day or two when the light is good and I have time.

http://youtu.be/xmh5TaDF05U
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Re: KItchen re-do, Take One

Postby Jenise » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:30 pm

Wow, Robin, what a sophisticated result--I'm very impressed! It feels so open and clean. You'll never tire of it.
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Re: KItchen re-do, Take One

Postby Christina Georgina » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:05 pm

Beautiful ! I think the U is the most efficient working space in a kitchen. I like that 1 arm is an open serving area...double duty.
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Re: KItchen re-do, Take One

Postby Robin Garr » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:41 pm

Jenise wrote:Wow, Robin, what a sophisticated result--I'm very impressed! It feels so open and clean. You'll never tire of it.

Thanks, Jenise! To be honest, we didn't change the footprint. We moved into that "U" when we bought the house in 1994, which makes about 40 percent of the kitchen a work area and leaves the rest for open use, small table and chairs, and of course Roy's cat bench. :D We did move the stove to the peninsula from its former location under the garden window (now work space and dishwasher), and I like it even better - it's more of a true triangle, so I can pretty much do everything without moving more than a step or two.
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Re: KItchen re-do, Take One

Postby Robin Garr » Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:43 pm

Christina Georgina wrote:Beautiful ! I think the U is the most efficient working space in a kitchen. I like that 1 arm is an open serving area...double duty.

As I told Jenise, Christina, the footprint was already there, but Mary did a lot of magic with it, including the serving area. We also got very lucky, through a neighbor who does a lot of high-end finish carpentry work for local restaurants, and managed to liberate that seasoned 9-foot oak plank as the counter/bar top. It's a long way from formica and definitely a one-of-a-kind thing!
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Re: KItchen re-do, Take One

Postby Carrie L. » Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:38 am

I love the cat sleeping on the hamper through the whole thing. :)
Enjoy your new kitchen! It's lovely and looks very workable.
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