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    George Shirley Guest

    Default My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the
    far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of
    bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten
    office and a half bath would be nice too.

    Unfortunately I would have to have one built to my specifications and,
    unless I win the Powerball lottery that's not going to happen. Doesn't
    hurt to dream though.

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Jan 25, 10:50*am, George Shirley <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:
    > Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    > about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the
    > far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of
    > bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten
    > office and a half bath would be nice too.
    >
    > Unfortunately I would have to have one built to my specifications and,
    > unless I win the Powerball lottery that's not going to happen. Doesn't
    > hurt to dream though.


    Me goo George. One huge 'great room' with my dream kitchen.

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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On 1/25/2011 1:07 PM, ImStillMags wrote:
    > On Jan 25, 10:50 am, George Shirley<gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:
    >> Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    >> about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the
    >> far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of
    >> bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten
    >> office and a half bath would be nice too.
    >>
    >> Unfortunately I would have to have one built to my specifications and,
    >> unless I win the Powerball lottery that's not going to happen. Doesn't
    >> hurt to dream though.

    >
    > Me goo George. One huge 'great room' with my dream kitchen.


    I don't have a half-bath off of mine, but George pretty much describes
    our layout. Most of the house is open with the kitchen separated by a
    breakfast bar that has wonderful cabinets and drawers on the kitchen
    side. The bedrooms are on the other side of the house, along a hallway
    separated by an arch from the living area. I have tons of counter space.

    Office is off the dining area in a "safe room"

    We have 3 bedrooms.

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    projectile vomit chick Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Jan 25, 12:50*pm, George Shirley <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:
    > Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    > about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the
    > far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of
    > bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten
    > office and a half bath would be nice too.


    What about a center island in the kitchen, with instead of a pull-out
    garbage can, there was a glory hole with Chemo the Klown at the ready
    for a blowjob while you were prepping yer dinner?


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    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen


    George Shirley wrote:
    >
    > Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    > about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the
    > far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of
    > bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten
    > office and a half bath would be nice too.


    What you are referring to is the all too common "show kitchen" house,
    usually resided in by people too lazy (they call it busy) to actually
    cook anything. The only time anything in most of those kitchens is used
    is when they hire a caterer for a party and let them use the ovens to
    warm food that was cooked off site.

  6. #6
    sf Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:50:39 -0600, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    > about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room.


    Isn't that what the current Great Room composition is all about?

    > At the
    > far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of
    > bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten
    > office and a half bath would be nice too.


    My ideal house is H shaped with partially covered patios (complete
    with overhead fans) in the open parts of the back to back U's. One
    side is the bedroom wing and there will be a private guest suite at
    the very end of it with a small sink/refrigerator/burner unit for
    snacking purposes without feeling like they're rummaging someone
    else's kitchen. The bedroom wing will have a hallway with a glass
    wall on the interior side The other side is the kitchen/family room
    wing, connected by a living room area. The courtyard facing the
    street will have a wall with a gate. The dining room will face that
    courtyard and there will be a huge picture window with doors that push
    back to let the outside in. One of the patios will have an outdoor
    kitchen and the other a fireplace, but the locations switch depending
    on which dream I'm in at the time.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    Stu Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:18:36 -0800 (PST), projectile vomit chick
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jan 25, 12:50*pm, George Shirley <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:
    >> Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    >> about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the
    >> far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of
    >> bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten
    >> office and a half bath would be nice too.

    >
    >What about a center island in the kitchen, with instead of a pull-out
    >garbage can, there was a glory hole with Chemo the Klown at the ready
    >for a blowjob while you were prepping yer dinner?



    Have you changed your name again? Why is it I'm the last to know of this
    kitchen upgrade option?

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    Janet Wilder Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On 1/25/2011 2:38 PM, Pete C. wrote:
    >
    > George Shirley wrote:
    >>
    >> Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    >> about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the
    >> far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of
    >> bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten
    >> office and a half bath would be nice too.

    >
    > What you are referring to is the all too common "show kitchen" house,
    > usually resided in by people too lazy (they call it busy) to actually
    > cook anything. The only time anything in most of those kitchens is used
    > is when they hire a caterer for a party and let them use the ovens to
    > warm food that was cooked off site.


    I must be quite the "showman" because I have that kind of kitchen and
    it's never been touched by a caterer. I cook!

    --
    Janet Wilder
    Way-the-heck-south Texas
    Spelling doesn't count. Cooking does.

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    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen


    Janet Wilder wrote:
    >
    > On 1/25/2011 2:38 PM, Pete C. wrote:
    > >
    > > George Shirley wrote:
    > >>
    > >> Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    > >> about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the
    > >> far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of
    > >> bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten
    > >> office and a half bath would be nice too.

    > >
    > > What you are referring to is the all too common "show kitchen" house,
    > > usually resided in by people too lazy (they call it busy) to actually
    > > cook anything. The only time anything in most of those kitchens is used
    > > is when they hire a caterer for a party and let them use the ovens to
    > > warm food that was cooked off site.

    >
    > I must be quite the "showman" because I have that kind of kitchen and
    > it's never been touched by a caterer. I cook!


    Then you would be the exception to the "usually" I mentioned. You can be
    proud to be in the minority of those with "show kitchens" who actually
    use them.

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen


    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:4d3f1b8c$0$2549$[email protected]..
    > Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    > about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the far
    > end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of bathrooms. The
    > kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten office and a half
    > bath would be nice too.
    >
    > Unfortunately I would have to have one built to my specifications and,
    > unless I win the Powerball lottery that's not going to happen. Doesn't
    > hurt to dream though.


    That would be my ideal too. Sadly my whole house isn't a lot bigger than
    that.



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    Kristin Peoples Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Jan 25, 5:58*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    > "George Shirley" <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote in message
    >
    > news:4d3f1b8c$0$2549$[email protected]..
    >
    > > Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    > > about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the far
    > > end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of bathrooms. The
    > > kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten office and a half
    > > bath would be nice too.

    >
    > > Unfortunately I would have to have one built to my specifications and,
    > > unless I win the Powerball lottery that's not going to happen. Doesn't
    > > hurt to dream though.

    >
    > That would be my ideal too. *Sadly my whole house isn't a lot bigger than
    > that.


    Any kitchen with a nice island in it would be great. I don't have
    enough room for that.

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    Stu Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 16:09:43 -0800 (PST), Kristin Peoples
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Jan 25, 5:58*pm, "Julie Bove" <julieb...@frontier.com> wrote:
    >> "George Shirley" <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote in message
    >>
    >> news:4d3f1b8c$0$2549$[email protected]..
    >>
    >> > Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    >> > about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the far
    >> > end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of bathrooms. The
    >> > kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten office and a half
    >> > bath would be nice too.

    >>
    >> > Unfortunately I would have to have one built to my specifications and,
    >> > unless I win the Powerball lottery that's not going to happen. Doesn't
    >> > hurt to dream though.

    >>
    >> That would be my ideal too. *Sadly my whole house isn't a lot bigger than
    >> that.

    >
    >Any kitchen with a nice island in it would be great. I don't have
    >enough room for that.


    I've larger than most galley kitchen with everything I need. On the back side,
    Espresso maker, Convection toaster oven, Kitchen Aid mixer, and microwave. Sink
    side, Tassimo, Knives, small double sink, pot rest and stove, with cupboards up
    to ceiling on both sides. It's 4 1/2 feet from counter to counter.

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    sandi Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    sf <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:50:39 -0600, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a
    >> house with about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and
    >> living room.

    >
    > Isn't that what the current Great Room composition is all
    > about?
    >
    >> At the
    >> far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple
    >> of bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a
    >> ten X ten office and a half bath would be nice too.

    >
    > My ideal house is H shaped with partially covered patios
    > (complete with overhead fans) in the open parts of the back to
    > back U's.
    > One side is the bedroom wing and there will be a
    > private guest suite at the very end of it with a small
    > sink/refrigerator/burner unit for snacking purposes without
    > feeling like they're rummaging someone else's kitchen. The
    > bedroom wing will have a hallway with a glass wall on the
    > interior side The other side is the kitchen/family room wing,
    > connected by a living room area. The courtyard facing the
    > street will have a wall with a gate. The dining room will
    > face that courtyard and there will be a huge picture window
    > with doors that push back to let the outside in. One of the
    > patios will have an outdoor kitchen and the other a fireplace,
    > but the locations switch depending on which dream I'm in at
    > the time.


    I like your idea.

    Mine would be a square o shape. Courtyard in the middle of the o.
    (Perfect for the grand kids!)
    House would be the o, of course. One side huge kitchen/family
    area, other side bedrooms, top would be the entry area and lower
    part of the 0 would be the laundry, mud room area and garage.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On 26 Jan 2011 01:12:18 GMT, sandi <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I like your idea.
    >
    > Mine would be a square o shape. Courtyard in the middle of the o.
    > (Perfect for the grand kids!)
    > House would be the o, of course. One side huge kitchen/family
    > area, other side bedrooms, top would be the entry area and lower
    > part of the 0 would be the laundry, mud room area and garage.


    I like your idea too and have considered it seriously in the past, but
    H won out over O and U as the years passed. I was particularly
    enamored with the O idea when my kids were under 6 and needed to be
    corralled at all times.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:58:03 -0800, "Julie Bove"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >
    > "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:4d3f1b8c$0$2549$[email protected]..
    > > Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a house with
    > > about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and living room. At the far
    > > end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple of bathrooms. The
    > > kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a ten X ten office and a half
    > > bath would be nice too.
    > >
    > > Unfortunately I would have to have one built to my specifications and,
    > > unless I win the Powerball lottery that's not going to happen. Doesn't
    > > hurt to dream though.

    >
    > That would be my ideal too. Sadly my whole house isn't a lot bigger than
    > that.
    >


    There's no size limit when designing dream kitchens/houses.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

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    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    >
    > On 26 Jan 2011 01:12:18 GMT, sandi <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > I like your idea.
    > >
    > > Mine would be a square o shape. Courtyard in the middle of the o.
    > > (Perfect for the grand kids!)
    > > House would be the o, of course. One side huge kitchen/family
    > > area, other side bedrooms, top would be the entry area and lower
    > > part of the 0 would be the laundry, mud room area and garage.

    >
    > I like your idea too and have considered it seriously in the past, but
    > H won out over O and U as the years passed. I was particularly
    > enamored with the O idea when my kids were under 6 and needed to be
    > corralled at all times.


    What you're describing sounds like the atrium/peristyle house that was
    popular among the ancient Romans. Needs very careful design or the
    atrium can become a dim, moldy disaster.



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    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Jan 25, 8:12*pm, sandi <m...@privacy.net.invalid> wrote:
    > sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote innews:m2cuj6t9bnbr1d2f9lat7qql5q1fa2mm45@4ax..com :
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > > On Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:50:39 -0600, George Shirley
    > > <gmshir...@suddenlink.net> wrote:

    >
    > >> Since all guests end up in my kitchen I would like to have a
    > >> house with about 1200 feet of open kitchen, dining area, and
    > >> living room.

    >
    > > Isn't that what the current Great Room composition is all
    > > about?

    >
    > >> At the
    > >> far end of that would be three or four bedrooms and a couple
    > >> of bathrooms. The kitchen must have a ten X ten pantry and a
    > >> ten X ten office and a half bath would be nice too.

    >
    > > My ideal house is H shaped with partially covered patios
    > > (complete with overhead fans) in the open parts of the back to
    > > back U's. *
    > > One side is the bedroom wing and there will be a
    > > private guest suite at the very end of it with a small
    > > sink/refrigerator/burner unit for snacking purposes without
    > > feeling like they're rummaging someone else's kitchen. *The
    > > bedroom wing will have a hallway with a glass wall on the
    > > interior side *The other side is the kitchen/family room wing,
    > > connected by a living room area. *The courtyard facing the
    > > street will have a wall with a gate. *The dining room will
    > > face that courtyard and there will be a huge picture window
    > > with doors that push back to let the outside in. *One of the
    > > patios will have an outdoor kitchen and the other a fireplace,
    > > but the locations switch depending on which dream I'm in at
    > > the time.

    >
    > I like your idea.
    >
    > Mine would be a square o shape. *Courtyard in the middle of the o.
    > (Perfect for the grand kids!)
    > House would be the o, of course. *One side huge kitchen/family
    > area, *other side bedrooms, top would be the entry area and lower
    > part of the 0 would be the laundry, mud room area and garage.


    Is that a complete O, or will there be some kind of gate so
    landscapers
    can bring in a bobcat or something?

    Cindy Hamilton

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 08:56:53 -0500, "J. Clarke"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    > says...
    > >
    > > On 26 Jan 2011 01:12:18 GMT, sandi <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > > I like your idea.
    > > >
    > > > Mine would be a square o shape. Courtyard in the middle of the o.
    > > > (Perfect for the grand kids!)
    > > > House would be the o, of course. One side huge kitchen/family
    > > > area, other side bedrooms, top would be the entry area and lower
    > > > part of the 0 would be the laundry, mud room area and garage.

    > >
    > > I like your idea too and have considered it seriously in the past, but
    > > H won out over O and U as the years passed. I was particularly
    > > enamored with the O idea when my kids were under 6 and needed to be
    > > corralled at all times.

    >
    > What you're describing sounds like the atrium/peristyle house that was
    > popular among the ancient Romans. Needs very careful design or the
    > atrium can become a dim, moldy disaster.
    >

    It's Spanish/Mexican style. The interior courtyard does not have a
    roof.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:38:37 -0800 (PST), Cindy Hamilton
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Is that a complete O, or will there be some kind of gate so
    > landscapers can bring in a bobcat or something?


    Dreams are not perfect. The garage can be a pass through, there can
    be a breezeway with gates or maybe the gardener will fly over the roof
    with his lawnmower.

    --

    Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.

  20. #20
    Cindy Hamilton Guest

    Default Re: My ideal house, was Ideal Kitchen

    On Jan 28, 12:52*pm, sf <s...@geemail.com> wrote:
    > On Fri, 28 Jan 2011 06:38:37 -0800 (PST), Cindy Hamilton
    >
    > <angelicapagane...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > > Is that a complete O, or will there be some kind of gate so
    > > landscapers can bring in a bobcat or something?

    >
    > Dreams are not perfect. *The garage can be a pass through, there can
    > be a breezeway with gates or maybe the gardener will fly over the roof
    > with his lawnmower.


    Huh. I always take that kind of thing into account during my "I won
    the lottery" fantasies. Probably comes from all of the DIY projects
    we've done over the years.

    "Ok, we'll have a tankless water heater under the kitchen, and another
    one under the bathroom..." Although I often plan the house with a
    "core" of mechanicals; back-to-back kitchen and bathrooms to minimize
    the plumbing runs. (Then I add a bath by the back door, and all
    that engineering goes out the window.) I spend as much time thinking
    about structure as I do about finishes (wood and stone, mostly).

    Cindy Hamilton

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