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  1. Cheryl
    May 20, 2018 @ 8:38 am

    We had a 10 month long kitchen rehab which during that time, we cooked on a portable induction cooktop on a card table in our parlor. I don’t know what you guys have been doing prepping/cooking wise during this renovation but I’m hoping it doesn’t cloud your judgement on the utility YOU really want in your kitchen. You may be making due with limited counter space now but can you foresee that as permanent? Lemme ask it this way, could you chop and can 100lbs of harvested kale in this layout? Yes? Then proceed with gusto.


  2. Krissy Clark McKee
    May 21, 2018 @ 12:57 pm

    I am late to the party, and if I wrote a blog, it would have to be named exactly that. It’s pretty much my state of being. That is a truth about myself I have learned. Here is another truth, which I will share with you. It’s your house. It’s your kitchen. Do what makes YOU happy. If that means a mirror on every wall, no cabinets, and cooking by campfire in your backyard, do it. THE END.


  3. Robyn
    May 21, 2018 @ 7:15 pm

    You know I love your GFT’s and your writing, but your layout does not meet code, the biggest improvement you could make in this kitchen is to match those windows, you have no venting for your stove and your going to have to do an interior surround on the bottom of the piano in order to hide your wiring. Good Luck the best rooms are ones you have to be innovative with!


  4. Ashley K
    May 22, 2018 @ 10:50 am

    Random Question: Where’s the microwave going now?

    Also, for workflow purposes, I would switch the dishwasher and oven. If I’m imagining this in my head correctly, the cooktop will be on the piano island, so when you’re at the stove cooking, your back will be away from the holy awesomeness mirror. Correct? If so, I’d put the oven closer to the side, so if you need to go back and forth between the two, you won’t have to walk around the entirety of the island to get to the oven. It seems like a small thing and not that big of a deal, but functionally, I think it would make a huge difference.


  5. Lindsay
    May 23, 2018 @ 3:54 pm

    Your kitchen will mirror (get it?!) your overall style. If you think you will have enough storage then you will. And if for some reason you find you truly NEED more space for more stuff, you will add something. Much easier than over building it, filling it with things you rarely use and regretting it.

    Keep up all your good work, especially in the animal support area; they cannot speak for themselves.


  6. The Furnshop
    May 24, 2018 @ 8:47 am

    This is lovely. I like the details of your new kitchen layout. Thanks for sharing this post.


  7. judy
    May 30, 2018 @ 2:40 pm

    I am totally with you telling us about the persistent use of Huge wild animals-kept in the most base cruel conditions- for the shallow amusement of a few hundred people per venue, but the ongoing existence of this abomination in the year of our Lord two thousand and eighteen is really beginning to piss me off! My former response was -my heart cracking,my soul wincing and complete bafflement at we- the human species- still tolerating this nonsense-this offencive rement of the old country fair where the galkers could see the fat lady,the 2 headed boy – etc. a crass cruelty for the proverbial 30 pieces of silver. It isn’t like the petty profit is worth this disgusting practice no matter how souless these owners must be. The SPCA- to prevent cruelty to animals was created before an organization to prevent cruelty to children. Isn’t this against our Laws in this a modern???? age. I am so mad I could spit. We humans must evolve to a kinder more gentle people if we are to survive and prevail into our future.. we can turn away from nastiness in general -and most people do- but today’s zeitgeist seems to be trending more and more to a blatant hostility.
    Given the hair trigger nukes and every nation spending more and more lives and treasure on the art of killing I wish there was some way to see our small place (in a Universe that spans one hundred million light years) on a beautiful little planet and realize that the human race can only survive and thrive united in mutual care…any other course leads to mass extinction. Will we be the snake that devours its own tail? War is a lucrative business-there is no reason to fear one another, it is the leaders who gin up fear and the need for bigger and ever more expensive War machines. How do we head for happy for all? Only with a kind heart and a logical mind to resist divisive propaganda.
    I doubt if this will be posted-if it were my blog I wouldn’t post it.


  8. Zach
    May 30, 2018 @ 6:11 pm

    I feel like I shouldn’t comment because I would literally DIE for the aesthetic(tm), and thus would be nothing but gasoline fueling your mind fire, but…

    I love it. Don’t forget, though, this is Crazy Person talking who doesn’t care about storage or anything else in that same boring neck of the woods.

    The reason I’m commenting, though, is because I thought I might know a way to help (or make you ten times crazier, if you’re like me, which, yeah, but we’re all mad here, let’s pass around the fun). Instead of trying to draw up plans in Photoshop, you might try Sketchup. It’s free and I use it all the time to design insane houses that live only by the light gleaming from my incredibly warped view of my own income. But anyway. It’s pretty much just 3D drawing with distances, so you always know how things will look/fit before doing it in real life. But it’s okay if you don’t want to jump down that rabbit hole/endless pit of torture!


  9. Danielle
    June 18, 2018 @ 5:29 pm

    WHAT if you put the giant mirror in front of the refrigerator on hinges? Hidden fridge, glorious mirror plus you still get a whole wall of cabinets?


  10. Julie Aarsvold
    October 16, 2018 @ 12:29 pm

    You go girl!! I LOVE the mirror in the kitchen, it’s a magnificent GFT and it should have a prominent spot in your kitchen. who needs more cupboards, besides, i didn’t even notice the two windows that are different heights because of the GFT Mirror. Your kitchen will be an awesome achievement when it’s done. I love all your mirrors, i have a thing for mirrors too, only not so large ones. We only have 8′ ceilings. The storage cabinet is beautiful, but like you said, keep the mirror the same as it’s been for since 1874 and repurpose another, i’m sure Craig’s list has many other mirror frames that are missing their glass.

    Poor Circus animals, that must be a very sad existence. I am glad that you are protesting and trying to save them!


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