Kitchens

sauced07

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My wife started looking through some of the newer designs of cabinetry with the cool innovative ideas. As Sac mentioned there’s all kinds of new stuff that’s not your normal cabinet. I was excited till I saw what they were asking for some of that stuff.
 

HandLoad

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20-AMP 120VAC circuits, Minimum. Plenty Outlets.

Island or Counter 240 VAC Duplex Outlet for Instant Teapot/Dualit Toaster. [EDIT] The Teapot and Dualit Toaster suggestions are favored here, as the Teapot gets used many times a Day, and the Brit 240 VAC unit flat "Gits After It", and the Dualit is "Buy Once, Cry Once" Best of Class.

Excellent Exhaust Fan(s).

Large and Handy Fire extinguisher, with "Pride of Place"
 
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Granite Bread making station. Dual-Purpose Cutting block station, also useful for a Cooking Appliance Station, like a Pressure Oven, or ? (Outlet nearby)
 

sauced07

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Air movement. Our kitchen has a sliding glass door and the sun beats through. We got those heat blocking blinds but the air gets dead in there. A ceiling fan is needed I know but if you’re starting from close to scratch there might be other alternatives out there.
 

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Perhaps a place for a hidden firearm. Most kitchens are near an entry way and when in the kitchen folks are focused on cooking. A quick grab self defense weapon would be nice.

We have an Overhead PotRack, with a 10-Inch Cleaver, and some Cast Iron Skillets, which we have trained as CQB tools...

But an under counter dowel mounted Glock, invisible to kids, would be great!
 

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MudRoom/Garage entry to kitchen, where outlets are available for Freeze-Dryer(s) - combine with Laundry?

Makes it easy to bring in Cuts of Game/Cattle/Pig/etc...
 

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Oh Yeah: We just love our Trash Compactor! Family of Three Adults - one Brick, approx 12 Inches Wide, 18 Inches Deep, and (varies) usually 18 Inches Tall, 30 Pounds, per week.
 

240Geezer

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All great ideas.
Balancing costs is the hard part. Easy to blow $60k on a remodel.
I think my new boss said his wife spent over $200k. But they’re wealthy and mental.
Eh, if it makes you happy.
 

Mel's Cookin'

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Oh Yeah: We just love our Trash Compactor! Family of Three Adults - one Brick, approx 12 Inches Wide, 18 Inches Deep, and (varies) usually 18 Inches Tall, 30 Pounds, per week.
When I was an older teenager, my parents bought a trash compactor. The bags were dead stupid expensive for it, it was noisy and they had to lose a cabinet's worth of space to install the thing.

To this day, it is a family joke that for only $400 and a cabinet's space, they managed to turn 20 pounds of trash into 20 pounds of trash...
 

Mel's Cookin'

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If your kitchen remodel includes a pantry...

On the floor of the pantry under the shelves, make sure you install a breathable, hopefully roll-out "shelf" on the floor so you can store buckets (i.e. food storage items) off the floor. This also includes making sure that with the addition of that "keep the buckets directly off the floor" shelf, you can still get the buckets in there. Adjust the height of the next shelf up appropriately.

If you don't want to tell your remodeler, should you be subbing the job out, that it is for buckets of LTS food, it could also be for storage of large, bulky items (paper towels, dog food, pet elephant treats, whatever...) at least as far as the remodeler is concerned.