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Lazarus and the Gimp
08-09-2010, 19:43:36
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The absence of disaster stories is down to the fact that I wasn't allowed to do the work. And yes, the view out of that window isn't great.

self biased
08-09-2010, 20:06:24
that's no excuse and you know it.

Provost Harrison
08-09-2010, 20:43:57
...And yes, the view out of that window isn't great.

Nothing explosives cannot fix :D

Funko
09-09-2010, 07:52:12
Does that shelf thing in the cupboard next to the cooker come out in some clever manner so you can get the stuff on the top shelf that goes round the corner?

MDA
09-09-2010, 11:07:56
Damn, they didn't center the range over the oven!

The corner cupboard is a neat puzzle, I'd break it for sure.

Lazarus and the Gimp
09-09-2010, 16:40:50
Does that shelf thing in the cupboard next to the cooker come out in some clever manner so you can get the stuff on the top shelf that goes round the corner?


Why, yes. Yes it does. In a sort of swivelley-rotatey way.

Debaser
09-09-2010, 22:03:25
Damn, they didn't center the range over the oven!

I agree, wrong on many levels. I hope they offered a big discount for this fuck up.

MDA
10-09-2010, 01:28:54
I figured they needed a certain amount of lateral open counter on each side to meet building code. No good setting the cabinets on fire, even if it would make a great story.

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-09-2010, 05:07:31
Why isn't the hob over the oven?

To maximise useable space. The hob couldn't be any closer to the left, or it would be too close to the fridge-freezer unit, causing a fire hazard. Meanwhile, if the oven was moved to the right there wouldn't be enough room to fit the slash corner unit, and that space would be largely unuseable.

mr_B
10-09-2010, 07:46:08
one of the ugliest ones i'd ever saw.

come on drekkus, post some pics of your kitchen and show those britts some style

Nills Lagerbaak
10-09-2010, 07:46:15
But at what cost to the feng shui? It's about time these sort of considerations were made in the Building Regs.

mr_B
10-09-2010, 07:49:06
true

Nills Lagerbaak
10-09-2010, 07:50:05
ommmmmm

mr_B
10-09-2010, 07:55:06
preparing food is feng shui ...........ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Funko
10-09-2010, 07:58:07
nommmmmmmmmmmmmmm nom nom nom

Nills Lagerbaak
10-09-2010, 08:00:06
nom nom nom n-ommmmmmmmmmmlette

mr_B
10-09-2010, 09:35:13
:lol:

Dyl Ulenspiegel
10-09-2010, 17:44:23
Ok, how does it look after the refit?

Venom
10-09-2010, 19:10:49
I would burn my house down if the oven wasn't centered over the range.

Of course in my spacious mansion the range is secured in it's own counter with a downdraft vent to increase cabinet space.

In summation, while that fancy cabinet might be cool, I think the kitchen is ruined.

Lazarus and the Gimp
10-09-2010, 19:42:52
It's a great design feature for outing the obsessive-compulsives. They get sooooooooo irate.

Oerdin
11-09-2010, 05:11:49
I like that roll out rack in the bottom corner.

Provost Harrison
11-09-2010, 07:52:58
Is range some kind of word for hob?

Lazarus and the Gimp
11-09-2010, 08:26:49
So it seems, for strange Americans. Over here, it's a big solid-fuel oven/hob combo.

Greg W
11-09-2010, 12:38:25
We call it a range hood.I like that roll out rack in the bottom corner.Nice rack!

Oerdin
11-09-2010, 14:00:15
We call it a range hood too though normally a house has a combo range & oven all in one rather then two separate appliances.

Greg W
11-09-2010, 14:13:30
You have a range hood and oven combined in one appliance? How bizarre!

jsorense
11-09-2010, 17:43:50
:confused:I know I am old and confused but shouldn't there be actual food in a kitchen?:clueless:

zmama
11-09-2010, 22:31:26
I only call a combo cook-top and oven a range, mens just don't know

Cheshire Cat
13-09-2010, 09:31:05
the pro of having them not centered, is that you have easier access to the cooktop when the oven door is opened down

:gotit:
:beer:

Provost Harrison
13-09-2010, 09:34:26
I saw a friends house yesterday and the hob and oven were also staggered like this too...

DaShi
13-09-2010, 13:25:36
Can't wait to see the after photos.

Funko
13-09-2010, 13:41:16
:lol:

mr_B
13-09-2010, 14:20:54
:lol:

Lazarus and the Gimp
13-09-2010, 17:10:11
We need a third poster to make exactly the same joke for it to become a meme. Who's going to take one for the team?

Lurker
13-09-2010, 19:02:04
With good care, I think it's ripe for memeness already. Just needs a proper carryover thread.

Cheshire Cat
14-09-2010, 06:45:12
my super house-furnishing-and-especially-kitchen expert 2-years-married colleague said it's horrible and unredeemable.
There were myriad alternative solutions for the cornerpiece even had it less space left on the right of the oven.

Or very effective thermoinsulation solutions if you wanted to shift the cooktop left instead.

Like asbestos I said?
Now she won't talk to me the whole day

:beer:

Funko
14-09-2010, 08:53:36
It's basically the same units and surface as in our kitchen I think.

Funko
14-09-2010, 08:54:32
You know he deliberately had the hob offset to screw with all you OCD mentalists right?

Cheshire Cat
14-09-2010, 11:31:14
actually I've been the only one to point out a possible pro of that design configuration

:p

Funko
14-09-2010, 11:34:01
Why do you assume that generalized comment was directed at you then?

Cheshire Cat
14-09-2010, 15:24:21
why do you assume I was rebutting to your comment?

I was piggybacking on it to stand out over all the other OCD mentalists and indulge in a little bragging


:D

Lazarus and the Gimp
14-09-2010, 17:10:52
my super house-furnishing-and-especially-kitchen expert



There's always one, isn't there? It's bad enough hearing about it here, but you actually have to work with the twat.

Lurker
14-09-2010, 17:16:41
Laz, clearly your only choice is to burn the house down and start again.

Lazarus and the Gimp
14-09-2010, 20:08:20
Nooooooo....too busy wowing visitors with super-rotatey corner cabinet thingy.

Funko
15-09-2010, 08:08:15
I want one of those.

Cheshire Cat
15-09-2010, 08:26:07
does it come out on its own will, hitting and crippling the cook on the right knee?

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-09-2010, 16:51:54
It'd need serious spring-loading to achieve that. Worth considering, I feel, because it'd look spectacular- even if it would spray tins of beans and Weetabix in all directions.

Lurker
15-09-2010, 17:01:52
Why doesn't the super-rotatey corner cabinet thingy have a bottom shelf?

mr_B
15-09-2010, 18:56:59
good question what's your name again

Lazarus and the Gimp
15-09-2010, 19:18:04
Why doesn't the super-rotatey corner cabinet thingy have a bottom shelf?


It does. Another super-rotatey. I just didn't pull it out, because that would have just been showing off.

Lurker
15-09-2010, 20:06:16
Whew, we wouldn't want that. No need to start any kind of forum class war.

Japher
15-09-2010, 21:15:28
there are classes about forums?

devilmunchkin
16-09-2010, 06:37:54
You've got a dish washer! I wish I had a dish washer.. that wasn't me.

Oerdin
16-09-2010, 06:46:44
I think I saw a class about forums once.

You've got a dish washer! I wish I had a dish washer.. that wasn't me.

I just bought a new dish washer for like $300. Just buy an open box item and they're dirt cheap. Now, a front loader washing machine is expensive; you can't seem to find one under $800 no matter how hard you shop then you have to buy a front loading drier for the same amount.

mr_B
16-09-2010, 07:31:04
You've got a dish washer! I wish I had a dish washer.. that wasn't me.
you can be my dish washer

Funko
16-09-2010, 08:20:14
It does. Another super-rotatey. I just didn't pull it out, because that would have just been showing off.

It would. So you should have.

Funko
16-09-2010, 08:23:01
I think I saw a class about forums once.

I just bought a new dish washer for like $300. Just buy an open box item and they're dirt cheap. Now, a front loader washing machine is expensive; you can't seem to find one under $800 no matter how hard you shop then you have to buy a front loading drier for the same amount.

WTF?

Normally stuff there is cheaper. If you are paying 500 for a front loading washing machine here you are pretty much top of the range, ridiculous gold plated luxury items aside. A tumble drier is 100-150

Or are yours super-sized, 1000 gallon, 20,000 rpm jobs?

Cheshire Cat
16-09-2010, 10:46:57
:clueless:

did you switch talking from dishes to laundry?

Funko
16-09-2010, 11:11:58
Oerdin did.

Cheshire Cat
16-09-2010, 11:48:19
wypa, Oerdindidindeed!

Lurker
16-09-2010, 12:14:10
He probably puts the dishes in the washing machine, so maybe this makes sense?

MOBIUS
16-09-2010, 13:07:37
Tumble driers are a wasteful use of energy... :q:

But then some parts of the US has some draconian laws where people can be evicted or fined for putting out their washing on a line... :shoot:

mr_B
16-09-2010, 13:07:45
no it doesnt

MOBIUS
16-09-2010, 13:08:39
It definitely doesn't now!:D

Lurker
16-09-2010, 14:07:24
Tumble driers are unavoidable in many places, regardless of whether there are laws restricting clothes line usage.

Not that Oerdin makes sense, mind you...

Funko
16-09-2010, 15:59:33
If you put your washing out on the line in Canada it'll freeze solid. Which would be cool. Cold. And cool.

Lurker
16-09-2010, 16:05:53
Yeah, quite cool, err, cold.

And try getting your clothes dry by putting them outside in the Pacific Northwest.

Funko
16-09-2010, 16:09:36
He lives in Wales! Same issue right?

MOBIUS
16-09-2010, 16:24:27
Sometimes...:p

I have a dehumidifier for a fraction of the cost and usually a lot less crumpled clothes - though it does take longer. But I can usually get away with sticking stuff out for about 2/3 of the year, if not more.

Lazarus and the Gimp
16-09-2010, 18:24:13
I've never owned a tumble dryer. Washing machine, clothes line outside, indoor hangers, radiatirs and an airing cupboard- all you need.

paiktis
16-09-2010, 18:28:14
[img]http://i53.tinypic.com

The absence of disaster stories is down to the fact that I wasn't allowed to do the work. And yes, the view out of that window isn't great.

:lol:
I love laz's posts, They're so elementary english sometimes. Like that red brick wall :D

Dyl Ulenspiegel
16-09-2010, 18:38:33
Tumble driers are unavoidable in many places, regardless of whether there are laws restricting clothes line usage.



And before the invention of the tumble drier, people had to walk around in wet clothes.

Lurker
16-09-2010, 20:44:44
Precisely.

Funko
17-09-2010, 07:47:20
We have got a tumble dryer, but it's used extremely rarely.

Dyl Ulenspiegel
17-09-2010, 08:45:45
tmble dreyers r gay

HARDMAN
17-09-2010, 08:50:56
u r a tmble dreyer

Dyl Ulenspiegel
17-09-2010, 17:55:36
yaaaay!

Japher
17-09-2010, 22:36:19
extremely rarely? rarry

Provost Harrison
18-09-2010, 12:30:08
I've never owned a tumble dryer. Washing machine, clothes line outside, indoor hangers, radiatirs and an airing cupboard- all you need.

Yeah, my current place doesn't have a tumble dryer and I cope, although it would be handy at times...

devilmunchkin
19-09-2010, 10:42:15
I think I saw a class about forums once.



I just bought a new dish washer for like $300. Just buy an open box item and they're dirt cheap. Now, a front loader washing machine is expensive; you can't seem to find one under $800 no matter how hard you shop then you have to buy a front loading drier for the same amount.


No hook ups or room in my kitchen for one. To give you an idea of how small my kitchen is - I can't open the refridgerator door all of the way - the stove blocks it.

Only one person can really be in my kitchen at once.

I use tumble dryers at the laundry mat (no hook ups for washer/dryer here). If my clothes don't dry all of the way, I hang them up around the apartment.

DaShi
19-09-2010, 20:24:46
When are you posting the after pics?

Lazarus and the Gimp
19-09-2010, 21:53:32
We have a meme!

Dyl Ulenspiegel
20-09-2010, 07:22:48
mememememe