|Re: Kitchen Re-do?||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sharon Villines (sharonsharonvillines.com)|
|Date: Wed, 5 Aug 2015 13:39:50 -0700 (PDT)|
> On Aug 5, 2015, at 1:51 PM, R Philip Dowds <rpdowds [at] comcast.net> wrote: > > A question for established cohousing communities: Have any of you discovered > your common house kitchen wasn’t as good as it needed to be? We are planning to redo in the next few years — planning takes a long time. The major complaints are the inability to work well with several people in the kitchen. We have a center island that is too large. And we have two people in wheelchairs. The kitchen is pretty difficult for them. And needing a counter that is better arranged for buffet. If we have people use both sides, one side is walking through the kitchen which interferes with other activities. One kitchen I was in had a table across from the kitchen that people could circulate around to serve buffet style. We also have the refrigerator and the double ovens right next to each other which doesn’t make any sense to me, no matter how well insulated they are. And it creates a traffic jam. AND we have this monster sanitizer instead of heavy duty residential dishwashers. When we replaced it a couple of years ago several people said they would take care of the dishes that pile up because no one wants to run it. We have lost a lot of dishes because people take them home to wash them. We could put three residential washers where the sanitizer is. We would probably put one next to the sink and two agains the wall where the sanitizer is. The other problem with the sanitizer is that we have a hard time getting service. We aren’t on the short list since we are so small. Big restaurants get the attention. And cupboards/shelves are a problem. We took off the doors because no one could find anything so all the food stuff is viewable from the dining room. Sharon ---- Sharon Villines Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC http://www.takomavillage.org
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