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Jul. 15th, 2007 @ 05:20 pm Kitchen dreams
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As many of you may know, I have dreams of redoing our kitchen. In fact, we had planned on it when we moved in, but life got in the way. We're contemplating doing it next year, but there's a lot of ifs before that happens.

But it doesn't stop me from looking and thinking. We have a few things in mind--we will keep our fridge and dishwasher for now, which we bought when we moved in, we want real wood cabinets (probably oak although I'll try and be flexible. Painted wood or anything described as "French" is right out.) Other than the real wood (and I guess I'd try for recycled wood) I'd like it to be as green as possible--recycled counter tops, linoleum, energy efficient lighting, etc. I want an undermount stainless steel sink. Farmer sinks are right out, I believe they'll look silly in 20 years. I want a kitchen that will not look silly in 20 years, because I don't intend on doing it again. So a classic look is in order as well. I also don't need travertine, marble, or expensive stones that are difficult to clean and maintain. Ideally if I could the whole kitchen could just be hosed down. I'd be happy with stainless steel industrial style stuff where useful.

The open question is the range. I used to lust after Thermador ranges, and they're nice, but I think now I'm shooting for a BlueStar or perhaps Capital. Basically, nothing pisses me off more than a nice range that never gets used. I want a killer stir fry, and these are two ranges for the home that can do it, and they actually cost less than other professional-style ranges. Of course I worry about the reliability, but I can think of that later.

But today, I was watching a PBS show about pizza, and I thought about how cool it would be to have a wood-fired pizza oven. Turns out you can build one yourself. That's what I want. My own wood-fired pizza oven. Outside, I figure. It proably wouldn't even cost that much. I'd probably use it more than my grill.
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Date:July 16th, 2007 12:12 am (UTC)
> Farmer sinks are right out, I believe they'll look silly in 20 years.

You mock my farmer sink? I challenge you to a duel, good sir!

A DUEL!!!!
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Date:July 16th, 2007 01:32 am (UTC)
If I recall correctly, your sink is actually made from the same stone as the counter. That bothers me less than the white porcelain monstrosoties I usually think of. Or am I misremembering?

And, anyway, if you had done the kitchen, would you have chosen it?
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Date:July 16th, 2007 10:48 am (UTC)
No, actually. I don't think I would have. I'm pretty boring and default to wanting what I grew up with: a stainless steel two-part sink. Even though ours is soap-stone (yes, same as the counters) I always feel like I'm going to break a dish because it is stone (not a true fact, just something I need to get over)