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|From: Casey Morrigan (cjmorrpacbell.net)|
|Date: Sat, 17 Jan 2004 18:13:24 -0700 (MST)|
Here's one more comment. We DO have wood doors on our wood cabinets and I think open shelving would have been a much better idea. We have labels on our cabinets, and with the labels, they are only semi chaotic. Without the labels, total chaos reigned...and now, after reading Rob's email, I am going to give myself a much nicer title than the one I occasionally confer on myself...I am going to start thinking of myself as the clutter fairy. Casey Morrigan Two Acre Wood Sebastopol, California > -----Original Message----- > From: Elizabeth Stevenson [mailto:tamgoddess [at] comcast.net] > Sent: Saturday, January 17, 2004 4:29 PM > To: Developing cohousing - collaborative housing communities > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ wisdom wanted on common house kitchen cabinets > > > We've had open shelves since we moved in, and I don't think > there's ever > been any discontent with them. I think having to open and > close doors would > be very noisy during the whole meal process. Glass doors seem > to me to be > the worst of both worlds: opening and closing doors all the > time, plus you > see the clutter anyway. Also, they need to be cleaned a lot. Don't > overestimate the amount of work people want to do in the > kitchen. You want > to make it easier, not harder. > > I don't think that signs help much-people ignore them anyway. > There just has > to be reorganization on a regular basis anyway. > > I would point out that Sharon's CH and mine are different in > one important > way: we've been here much longer. Not to discount her ideas. > It's important > to remember there are no one-size-fits-all answers in > cohousing. But I would > expect that no matter what the system, it takes awhile for everyone to > remember where everything goes. > > -- > Liz Stevenson > Southside Park Cohousing > Sacramento, California > lilbert [at] comcast.net > > > > From: Sharon Villines <sharon [at] sharonvillines.com> > > > > On Dec 8, 2003, at 1:14 PM, Ellen Orleans wrote: > > > >> In our common house, we are considering glass doors on our upper > >> cabinets in the common house kitchen. The idea is to keep > the contents > >> clean while providing visibility as to what is in the > cabinet without > >> having to open doors. > > > > We took the doors off our upper cabinets in the theory that people > > could find things more easily. What we got was not only open messy > > shelves but they ALSO have pasted on labels of what is > supposed to be > > on the shelves. Glass doors would be very nice but if your > members are > > like ours they will still put up labels and signs and the > shelves, even > > when organized, will look messy. Some of our members are regretting > > our open kitchen for this reason. > > > > I'm planning to do a floor plan of the kitchen tomorrow in > hopes that > > it will help locate things more quickly than going around reading > > labels, try to get the doors put back on, and get label > holders so we > > can get rid of the dirty goo that builds up from tape and adhesive. > > > > Sharon > > ----- > > Sharon Villines > > Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC > > http://www.takomavillage.org > > _______________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list > Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: > http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L > _______________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list Cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org Unsubscribe and other info: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L
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