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May 25, 2012 12:16PM
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These are staged kitchens with no practicality at all.  Greasy surfaces that you could only keep clean if you had a cleaning lady who would be willing to climb ladders to take down your dishes and clean them weekly; splintery old barn boards that look really cool but snag your clothing while you sit on bar stools.  None of these design ideas are for people who actually use their kitchens.  Art behind the stove?  Who are they kidding?  These are not updates.  They are from designers who don't cook - thinking of things that take nice photos.  Thumbs down.
Feb 25, 2012 7:06PM
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It's obvious that most people commenting haven't a clue about today's kitchens, or interior
design.

Commercial stoves have been a part of modern kitchens in homes for several years.

Marble countertops are as common in todays kitchens as granite is.

There are no laws stating you have to have a range hood... many new stoves and/or cooktops
have downdraft ventilation. A range hood only exhausts the steam from cooking outside, and
provides a light.





Feb 25, 2012 6:49PM
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God bless my grandmother! She was a good cook and kept her kitchen neat and clean. She was GREEN long before it became the "IN" word. I feel like these designs were done by cooks who just need a microwave, and a coffee maker. I agree the designs might look good but they are not practical for real cooks. The biggest most cost effective update readers can do, is to just simply clean and organize their kitchen, reduce some of the clutter. Art work over a stove with no vent, that designer must have been 12 and their only experience cooking was an easy bake oven, or microwave popcorn. Try home canning or making your own jelly in that kitchen, NO WAY!
Feb 25, 2012 1:26PM
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I agree that open shelving attracts dust and grease splatter onto the dishes etc. and concerning marble use for counters and cutting boards etc. it is used for pastry making and breads...alternative boards aren't necessarily kept out for working with other foods.  The visual affects in some maybe ok..but height is a component for those who actually use their kitchen; and tbh it is usually a man in the position as architect/designer.  i am very disappointed that so many ppl use posts here to advertise dating websites as if women are interested in looking for that when posting their opinions on kitchen design.  so immature!
Feb 25, 2012 1:03PM
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If your refrigerator works, and your stove works, and you have food to cook, you are better off than quite a few others. Use what you have. Save your money. Martha Stewart will not be visiting your place.
Feb 25, 2012 11:32AM
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As my name suggests, I'm about function, though I like design.  To me there are so many blatant mistakes...ventilation, fire hazards, a true commercial range which CANNOT be installed as it is (which is why is costs less).  Most of these made me dizzy and as opposed to wanting to cook. Hope they all have someone else doing the cleaning for them.  Poor examples.

 

Feb 25, 2012 10:54AM
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I didn't like much about any of these designs, but when I got to slide 10 I just had to say something.  Who in their right mind would put framed (and supposedly valuable) art ABOVE A STOVE!  A stove which, by the way, has no fan or hood over it - which is required for safety reasons?  This is beyond ridiculous.  Someone was not thinking beyond "this looks pretty".  DUMB!!!
Feb 25, 2012 10:31AM
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The kitchen looks like something you would see at a detention center.

Feb 25, 2012 9:43AM
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These are the most depressing kitchens I have ever seen.  They are SO UNCHEERY.  And the pictures above the stove would soon be grimy.  Also, think how dusty all those open-shelved dishes would be, unless you actually used and washed every one of them every day.  And how could you handily reach the ones on the very high shelves? 

 

I don't think any of these kitchens were designed by a woman, or certainly anyone who regularly uses a kitchen.

Feb 25, 2012 9:14AM
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While I can't deny that these kitchens look beautiful, some are very impractical. Open shelving, especially above a stove, is an invitation to spattered grease, etc. Much easier to clean a cabinet door than all the exposed dishes, decorative pieces, etc. I also envision the nightmare of trying to keep all the items on display above the upper cabinets clean. Yes, I'm older...perhaps when I was young, I would have liked it better...but I'm at the point now where it's "less work for mother."
Feb 25, 2012 9:01AM
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Marble is actually highly recommended in certain applications and some people still choose to put the material liberally in their own kitchen just because they intend to be very careful with it and they love it. I liked the article and the photos gave me some really good ideas.
Feb 25, 2012 7:22AM
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Actually marble is what  you want if you make a lot of pastry.  Ever heard of a marble pastry board? At least they didn't choose granite like the rest of the sheep.
Feb 25, 2012 7:05AM
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The photo with the bowls & collectibles on the ceiling rack...that seems like it would be very difficult to dust.
Feb 25, 2012 5:06AM
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Feb 25, 2012 4:39AM
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To whomever wrote the article on kitchens, perhaps you should do some research. You NEVER put marble in kitchens because it's too soft and stains so easily. But this is MSN and I consider the source.
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