Lordyaswas
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 05:12 pm
@chai2,
"Looking cool quotient diminishes exponentially when factoring in repair costs."



And that's why I wasn't allowed to buy an Aston.
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boomerang
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 07:38 pm
@chai2,
I'm not really a fan of open floor plans either.

If we knock down the wall between the kitchen and dining room you'll be able to see straight into our kitchen from the street. Since the only wall we can put the fridge on faces the street anyone walking past would be looking into our fridge. There's maybe one other option but that means you'd be looking into some kind of storage.

I hate my kitchen. It is so, so bad.

Maybe we could somehow frost over the doors on the sliding door fridge....
Butrflynet
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 08:10 pm
@boomerang,
What about what is known as a "reach-in" in commercial kitchens. Some have solid doors.

Here's an example of one


http://www.webstaurantstore.com/images/products/main/64956/291831/true-tsd-47-two-section-sliding-solid-door-reach-in-refrigerator-47-cu-ft.jpg


They may not come in a narrow enough width for your space, but might be worth a look.

Here is the site where I found this one

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/true-tsd-47-two-section-sliding-solid-door-reach-in-refrigerator-47-cu-ft/890TSD47.html
Butrflynet
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 08:12 pm
@boomerang,
Also, have you considered relocating the kitchen by swapping it with another area of the house?
chai2
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 09:13 pm
Thinking and morphing along the lines w/ Btrfly.

Do you need your dining room to be quite as large as it is?

Instead of completely knocking out the wall, could it just be moved over a few feet and still have an eating area?

Instead of a table and chairs we have a diner booth we bought from a dealer who works with restaurant supply places. It's one of those curved ones, and seats 4 comfortably. You could get a 5th person if you put a chair at the end. That would save a few feet because you can put it right under the window, and no one has to walk around it. You could then have a wall, and a bigger kitchen. People from the outside would look in and see that wall.

How about this below?
Makes for a smaller dining area....

http://www.upholsterymn.org/images/Galaxy001.jpg

http://barsandbooths.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Phyliss-Modern-Half-Circle-Booth-1.fw_.png
boomerang
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 09:35 pm
@Butrflynet,
That's almost exactly what I posted before saying we'd it's probably what we'd end up with.

I've never seen one with opaque doors though so that's cool!
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boomerang
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 09:39 pm
@Butrflynet,
Absolutely we have. That's actually my "win the lottery" plan.

We'd have to add about $10,000 for plumbing alone. (We've actually had estimates done.)

Plus we'd have to relocate the front entrance, which would mean removing an exterior wall. I don't even want to contemplate what that would cost.
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boomerang
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 09:42 pm
@chai2,
Can't be done without completely redesigning the house because of door placement.

Everything has to stay pretty much where it is unless we want to spend about $200,000 on a kitchen.
chai2
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 09:44 pm
@boomerang,
Arg.
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CalamityJane
 
  3  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 10:57 pm
@boomerang,
boomer, you could make the refrigerator part of your dining room, like
here. These are all under the counter refrigerators - GE makes them!

http://www.monogram.com/wine-refrigerators/images/wine_refrigerators_worthy.jpg
CalamityJane
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 10:59 pm
here too!

http://cdn.homesthetics.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Undercounter-Refrigerator-in-Kitchen-Isles-or-Cabinets-Enlarging-Small-Kitchens-homesthetics-1.jpg
ehBeth
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 11:14 pm
@CalamityJane,
Oh - I really like that idea. That could be the answer to my refrigerator/location problem. Two small fridges, and one small freezer - counters on top!

My space issue is different from Boomer's. Pretty big floor space in the kitchen - I could host a small dance in there - but there is little usable wall space and only about 2 square feet of counter space. This approach could really do it!
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chai2
 
  1  
Wed 3 Dec, 2014 11:16 pm
Yeah, these are great.
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ChristopherMHatch
 
  0  
Thu 4 Dec, 2014 01:00 am
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

They offer only the products that sell well. If they expect to sell twenty in a year, versus a thousand of the other kind, well, you know what I mean. No corner refrigerators, more than likely.


It is really a nice suggestion, every businessmen does the same , they only sell what is in great demand.
Lordyaswas
 
  2  
Thu 4 Dec, 2014 01:48 am
@ChristopherMHatch,
Not true.

A good businessman will often create a demand for a product, usually through clever marketing.

There was absolutely no demand for a Cabbage Patch Doll until a clever company stuck it in and on TV and magazines across America, probably just before Christmas.

Persuade someone to want something, and then turn that want into a need.

Why do you think people queue outside Apple for a fortnight? Answer? They have one of the best marketing operations in the world.

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boomerang
 
  1  
Thu 4 Dec, 2014 06:38 am
@CalamityJane,
The dining room wouldn't work for us as there is, literally, 0 wall space unless we block the windows. There are 5 large windows in there, along with 2 small built in cabinets, and oddly placed doors. (Old houses are so fun.)

We have looked at something like this:

http://www.jesrestaurantequipment.com/thumbnail.asp?file=assets/images/products/everesteppr2-d4.jpg&maxx=0&maxy=370

which I think might be a little easier on my knees than the small door fridges.

If we did this kind of thing we would be eliminating almost all of our cabinet space but getting the fridge in the kitchen would allow for a pretty big pantry where the fridge is now.
Linkat
 
  1  
Thu 4 Dec, 2014 06:44 am
@chai2,
You would have to keep the inside spotless - not to mention constantly cleaning the outside windows.
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ehBeth
 
  1  
Thu 4 Dec, 2014 08:14 am
@boomerang,
boomerang wrote:
oddly placed doors. (Old houses are so fun.)


Amen, sister.
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shandiewilson
 
  -1  
Thu 4 Dec, 2014 09:24 pm
@boomerang,
This refrigerator is very cool in looks. How much is this?
CalamityJane
 
  1  
Fri 5 Dec, 2014 05:25 pm
@shandiewilson,
They cost around $6000......
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