Friday, 5 February 2016

Plan and Action.


                                

This was my original plan for the barn kitchen....


.... and this is how it ended up.

The washing-up machine is now by the fridge, and the washing machine is out in the barn, otherwise it's much as I planned.

Still a few minor things to do, but generally a good serviceable and spacious kitchen. 



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    1. Still some tiling to do, but otherwise we're almost done.

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  2. Coveting the wood fired oven. Then again piped gas is less time consuming.x

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    1. It's a really nice stove. It's Italian, and has a big oven, as well as heating the water for the radiators etc.

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  3. Very smart. Makes sense to put the dishwasher near to the cupboards where most of the china etc., is stored.

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    1. Yes, my original positioning of both washing machines was a little 'fanciful'. Much more practical now.

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  4. Looks good. When are the guys back from Oz?

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    1. July-ish we think. I don't know how they can bare to be away!

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  5. We antipodeans don't really understand this english thing of putting the laundry in the kitchen -I mean if it's a case of existing limitations of plumbing then fair cop, but otherwise it's daft. good to hear it has found a better home. LOVELY kitchen

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    1. There is still room for a dedicated Laundry Room, but for the moment the machine is just plonked by all the heating paraphernalia.

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    2. In many English houses there just isn't space for a separate laundry room.

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  6. That oven looks impressive...and well done on the kitchen itself.

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    1. Both ovens are impressive; I wish we had as good here.

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  7. Generous in proportion, warm and light looking - a fine working place for cooking! And changing the table in the middle to "see through" was a good idea too - as glass on the front of the hanging lockers. How is the cooker fuelled?

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    1. The one cooker has a gas hob and electric oven, the other one is wood fired. The best of all worlds methinks.

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  8. Looks good Cro. What was the plumbers hourly rate?

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  9. Looks beautiful,big and comfortable.

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  10. Wish mine was as good Cro - are you for hire>?

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    1. I wish mine was as good too. Our house is far too small.

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  11. Lovely! My dream kitchen! I'll dream on. Greetings Maria x

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    1. Me too, although we recently had a new one too.

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  12. Looks like a very sensible girl - no island.

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    1. The table 'island' will have wheels; I bought them this morning.

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  13. I know it SOUNDS a ridiculous question but isn't: Are you left handed?

    As to the positioning of the dishwasher: Your original design makes much more sense (proximity of sink to dishwasher).

    Other than that how lovely all that space, precious space, the ultimate luxury, don't you think?

    U

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    1. I'm right handed, so are Wills and Kellogg (I think). The washing-up machine had to move because of space (I thought like you). I think there were also minor problems with plumbing.

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    2. p.s. I've always said that wasted space is one sign of good design.

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  14. That's a fantastic kitchen and really roomy. Lots of cupboard and counter space.

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  15. You did good, Cro. A real talent.

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    1. Not me; I just did the initial drawings.

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  16. Your clear plan has been translated into a kitchen that's attractive and functional. It looks like a dream, as I compare it to the tiny alcove I call my kitchen.

    On a completely different topic, I read today about some changes being made to the spelling of certain French words, and the dropping of the circumflex. Perhaps you will feature this topic in a future post?

    Best wishes.

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    1. I've only just heard about this myself. If I can make head or tail of it, I'll let you know.

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  17. It looks brilliant Cro ...... you are a man to have around !!!! XXXX

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    1. I'm only responsible for the bad drawing!

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  18. looks good. Noisy machines should be banished!!

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    1. As should machines that moved slowly across the floor.

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  19. Beautiful, practical and workable, Cro. You are good! I also moved my washing machine from next to the dishwasher in my kitchen to a refurbished laundry (compliments of my dear Grant) attached to his garages. This particular room used to be the cat-house for the ten cats I owned about nine years ago! Have a great weekend. Jo

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    1. Certain machines really don't need to be in a kitchen; a washing machine is a good example.

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  20. Looking good. I'm glad you ended up with a good sized fridge freezer. We bought the style originally in your drawing.. it's turned out to be way too small.

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    1. We have the other type too, and it's a pain in the neck.

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