The worst part of rading that message is that as you read it, it
actually starts to become looking 'normal' and speed of reading picks
Communication only needs to be unique. Conculsion is reinforced by the
experiences of meeting a wheelchair stricken man when we moved into
our flat. MS? or something as debilitating. He greeted my "Good
morning" to him with an unintelligible response of high pitched vowels
only. His attending care provider 'interpreted' what he said. Within a
year of continually seeing this gentleman in the lift and conversing
briefly; I could actually hold a conversation discussing weather,
events, etc. without the need of interpretation from his attending
care provider. Learned a lot from thse interactions.
"Existential Angst" wrote in message
Since ahm fixin up m'shop, The Wife is REALLY bitching about her kitchen....
tit for tat, I spose.... no pun intended.... but an excellent pun, eh??
Wife designed our house layout. Great.Since we moved in I had to change the
following to her liking.
Close off one kitchen door. Move cabinets and add more cabinets. Then lower
cabinets so she could reach things better.
Move front door entry closet and close off another door. This involved
moving some of the hot water heat base board tubes.
Adding Drawers and enclosed shelving in entry way to attached garage. Make a
TV and audio electronic cabinet.
Built a custom computer table. Good thing I like to do these things. Some
day I MAY get to fixing up my shop. WW
I had one kitchen that was quite large but had very little cabinet
space. I was also buying antiques at the time and had a 50" round oak
table, a bakers cabinet (sans flour sifter) with bin drawers and a pie
safe. I used decorated tins for storing food stuff; they were cheap and
sturdy. Glass cannisters (Walmart still carries the same style), and
glass jars with plastic seals for stuff like beans, rice. Food makes a
decent display theme and I like stuff at hand. That said, I would never
use open shelves in a kitchen unless it was for something used
daily...too dusty and greasy.
I've never been a fan of granite...good old practical Formica is fine.
One mistake, in choosing a stone-pattern Formica was that it was hard to
tell when there were crumbs on it. Good disguise :o)
Anodized alum would probably scratch. Glass would be insane for
countertops. Out of necessity, we used it for backsplash above our
cooktop and I loved it...pressed pattern glass with the smooth side out
was super easy to clean, and solid laminate behind it. Could put any
pattern of laminate or ?wallpaper, or colored glass. No tile grout for
me. The backsplash was sealed all around so no gunk or steam behind it...
I have suddenly, in my old age, craved simplicity...not a lot of
decoration, smooth front cabinets that are easy to clean and DURABLE.
My cupboards are never arranged so I would want the contents visible.
If I had elegant dishes and glassware, and loads of space, maybe.
A lot depends on how you use the kitchen...cook three meals a day for a
family, eat out a lot, gourmet cooking, entertain a lot and want the
company in kitchen whilst cooking?
My present kitchen is small but very well organized and easy to work in.
I have crocks on the counter for utensils and measuring spoons and
stuff. Corner lazy susan is a must. Window above sink, very bright
during day but lousy lighting at night...hate cfl bulbs.
On Thu, 21 Feb 2013 08:10:46 -0500, Existential Angst wrote:
Our kitchen counters are all tile. If we're holding a hot pot and we say
"I need to put this thing down NOW!!! WTF can I put this thing?" the
answer is always "anywhere that's flat". And I mean anywhere in the
whole kitchen, because the whole kitchen counter is tile.
You cannot imagine the convenience of that until you've lived it. That's
one thing that stone would give you. I'd suggest that if you use glass,
use tempered glass and test a sheet of it with a pot roast fresh from the
oven. I would be suspicious of aluminum -- it'd spread the heat both
down into the underlying glue and across the counter to whatever is close
by (like, say, your hand).
The tile is patterned, but it's much less aggressive than granite, and
it's light colored. It's also textured, which is a pain if you're
kneading bread -- marble would solve that problem, though, and still
provide the "everywhere is a hot pad" goodness.
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