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|From: heidinys (heidinysaol.com)|
|Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 08:56:39 -0800 (PST)|
Dear Jenny et al,Our kitchen streams with light every morning, and it is glorious. It faces East; even if your kitchen won't, face East, I'd agree with Ken on windowing the kitchen.
We were able to manage to have only lower cabinets, allowing for maximum 'windowage' [windowization?]. We did this thanks to the brilliance of a friend who recommended a pantry. Pantry is essentially a windowless [in our case] closet with floor to ceiling shelves. The pantry is on interior side of kitchen, allowing exterior to have windows. We love the pantry, as does everyone who peeks in. I recommend it. Ours holds everything, almost. In pantry: un-refrigerated foodstuffs, platters, some pots, most small appliances [eg, waffle iron] Stuff we use daily is stored either in a wonderful olde Hoosier or in Kitchen cabinets all of them made up of wide drawers, as rec'd by SV.
BTW, while it is a co-ho norm to have kitchen face public area, in our earlier home [I married, and built another house within our CoHousing community] in our initial home, I had my desk face out toward public area. I loved to sit at desk and see the kids run. And I don't much like desk work, so it was an inducement to my spending time at desk. I hope I don't stir up a nest o' bees with this unorthodoxy!
Anything else you want to throw 'round, let me know, all best, Ruth J. Hirsch
Steve Faber wrote:I think in an urban cohousing community the kitchens on the "active side" might mean something different if you are trying to be alittlevillage in a bigger village of a neighborhood. One of the issues we had with our Michigan, medium density design, was the compromise of kitchen orientation and getting light into the units. If your kitchen is on the south side of your home. Typically, much of your wallspaceis taken up by cabinets and you can't put in the larger windows to maximize passive solar. Steve On Feb 24, 2006, at 1:39 PM, Chris ScottHanson wrote:Rodney, My view is the green sustainable community must include, but not be limited to the following:
All private kitchens and the "active side" of the private dwelling units on the entry (community) side, toward the pedestrian walkway. This allows for "eyes on the street" (pedestrian street, of course) and "ownership" of that street. Safety and a sense of belongingresult.
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