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    Quote Originally Posted by jwslam View Post
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    Under Cabinet Lighting 100%
    Main double sink + extra sink closer to range for quick handwashing
    I would actually NOT put the main washing sink in the kitchen island nor facing a window; I want it under a cabinet. See photo; those Finnish people are so smart. Near a window would be idea.
    Double dishwasher if I could fit it
    That fancy microwave drawer style
    Specific storage drawers for pot lids
    Pull out hanging shelf for pans
    Riser for kitchenaid, w/ plug inside that cabinet
    Dedicated "drop zone / phone charging" and "junk drawer" area
    This is all great stuff.

    That shelf thing above the sink is pure sorcery!

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    My caveat with second dishwasher, is if you have a second one somewhere else in the house (bar) then thatís more than good enough for the very few times you need it.

    Wrt bulky appliances, get that shut out of the kitchen. Only things that should be in there should be things used daily (toaster if thatís your think, coffee maker if not built in)

    Everything else bulky goes in adjacent and separate oversized butlers pantry.
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    Right now we have a zojirushi hot water boiler dispenser thing on our counter. We love it, but I can't help but to think there is a better solution for on-demand 195 degree water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I think this is a really nice detail. Doesn't matter to 80% of people, but will be strongly appreciated by the rest. Should also be slightly quieter on closing as well. I hate drawers that "rattle" when you close them. Soft-close hardware is also a good call. Whatever Ikea uses, no joke, I think it's some fancy euro brand you can buy separately.

    Not for buster, but for others, if you are buying "entry level" cabinets, you are better off just getting ikea cabinets, as they are similar quality, and during kitchen event, great discount.
    Yeah I assumed soft close hardware was a given. We have Blum in our kitchen. Idk where it falls on the spectrum if I'm honest, but I assume not the cheapest, as it doesn't rattle.

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    I would actually NOT put the main washing sink in the kitchen island nor facing a window; I want it under a cabinet.

    That fancy microwave drawer style
    This is supposed to be a wish list, not a "things to avoid" list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    Right now we have a zojirushi hot water boiler dispenser thing on our counter. We love it, but I can't help but to think there is a better solution for on-demand 195 degree water.
    Um. Put that fucker under the sink with an extra sink faucet to dispense. Dunno about the brand but we used to have something similar, right next to the RODI faucet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    Right now we have a zojirushi hot water boiler dispenser thing on our counter. We love it, but I can't help but to think there is a better solution for on-demand 195 degree water.
    You mean something more built-in?

    That would be nice, but you gotta think how difficult it may be to descale once in a while?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    Assume you've thought of it, but toe kick central vac thingie. Another one that we could have done but didn't for some reason.
    If you have an unfinished basement this is fairly easy to add. I added one in my last house when I was finishing the basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjblair View Post
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    I appreciate our dovetail drawers. IIRC the incremental cost to get these over normal ones wasn't a ton, but they're much nicer to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    You are making me kitchen Jelly. I have been planning a dream kitchen for years haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkane View Post
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    Couldn’t care less. Cooking is easily my favourite hobby.

    Zero shame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    Couldn’t care less. Cooking is easily my favourite hobby.

    Zero shame.
    Take it as a compliment. I would.
    "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    nice. I don't think I will go commercial. But not sure what you mean about the grease catchers being pretty. I need to look into this.
    Many hood fans have baffles to catch grease. It's a restriction and causes noise.

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    Ventahood doesn't. So it might look unfinished or like something is missing.


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    Do you have room for a butler kitchen? We are doing a combined pantry butler kitchen (drawings aren't quite finished). All the counter top appliances get hidden in the back with dedicated plugs. The "kitchen" that people see will just have the cook top, the hood fan, and sink in the island. Everything else hidden away in the back. We aren't sure it if will work, but willing to try.

    This is the sink we are putting in the island. I hate nothing more when things like baking sheets can't fit in the sink. It's 44" wide.

    https://www.kohler.ca/ca/prolific-44...randId=1092284


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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    Do you have room for a butler kitchen? We are doing a combined pantry butler kitchen (drawings aren't quite finished). All the counter top appliances get hidden in the back with dedicated plugs. The "kitchen" that people see will just have the cook top, the hood fan, and sink in the island. Everything else hidden away in the back. We aren't sure it if will work, but willing to try.

    This is the sink we are putting in the island. I hate nothing more when things like baking sheets can't fit in the sink. It's 44" wide.

    https://www.kohler.ca/ca/prolific-44...randId=1092284

    I agree about the sink - on the flip side you’re defeating the purpose of a nice big island. If you cook a lot having one without a sink is amazing. Tons of room to work.
    "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age."

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    Quote Originally Posted by benyl View Post
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    Do you have room for a butler kitchen? We are doing a combined pantry butler kitchen (drawings aren't quite finished). All the counter top appliances get hidden in the back with dedicated plugs. The "kitchen" that people see will just have the cook top, the hood fan, and sink in the island. Everything else hidden away in the back. We aren't sure it if will work, but willing to try.

    This is the sink we are putting in the island. I hate nothing more when things like baking sheets can't fit in the sink. It's 44" wide.

    https://www.kohler.ca/ca/prolific-44...randId=1092284

    good idea on the sink. I like the idea of a second sink for washing hands and other small things as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThePenIsMightier View Post
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    I'd like a kitchen fan (hood fan) with more features than my current setup. Features such as:
    a.) Less than 123 dB.
    b.) Actually removes smoke and cooking vapours.
    c.) Multi-speed that doesn't have all four speeds >120 dB.
    d.) Does more than zero of simple things it was exclusively designed to do.
    e.) Brings me less rage.

    I think these issues are disappointingly common with hood fans, so I think it's worth addressing with your contractor.
    I've mentioned it before, I've got one of these. 1100 cfm. I need to open a window if I want it on maximum. Mounted in the attic, and very minimal noise.

    https://www.broan-nutone.com/en-us/accessory/hlb11

    Exhaust can be roof, or wall mounted

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    Edit: I'm think of putting some hidden ceiling vents in the kitchen ceiling as well, hooked up to a remote damper leading to the fan, so I can hit a switch and the ceiling will exaust the occasional smoke show that happens. The hood fan is too low to capture a lot of it if it isn't turned on quick enough.
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    A large, single basin sink is twice as good as a double sink.
    That ain't no Marth.

    Oh, and include plumbing (fed by softened water) for a Saeco or DeLonghi or whatever $1k coffee maker.
    Last edited by ThePenIsMightier; 01-22-2021 at 10:27 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I've mentioned it before, I've got one of these. 1100 cfm. I need to open a window if I want it on maximum. Mounted in the attic, and very minimal noise.

    https://www.broan-nutone.com/en-us/accessory/hlb11

    Exhaust can be roof, or wall mounted



    Edit: I'm think of putting some hidden ceiling vents in the kitchen ceiling as well, hooked up to a remote damper leading to the fan, so I can hit a switch and the ceiling will exaust the smoke from an occasional smoke show that happens. The hood fan is too low to capture a lot of it if it isn't turned on quick enough.
    Why open a window when you can wave a kitchen towel at the smoke detector while it's alarming? That's the @ExtraSlow way

    *Assuming you can hear the smoke detector over my deafening kitchen fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    good idea on the sink. I like the idea of a second sink for washing hands and other small things as well.
    Second sink in the back in the butler kitchen.

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    Here's kinda what I am thinking. The area right now is being used as a TV/family room. But I think it would be better to have the kitchen there.

    kitchen area plain.jpg



    kitchen area update.jpg

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