# THE RULES OF THE GAME

## Try to make a combination of things which makes the best kitchen. The game will not allow you to go over the cost you set as your maximum: \$10,000, \$30,000, \$5,000 -- whatever you say. You keep adjusting quantities, until you have the best kitchen you can figure outShow yourself what is the most beautiful and practical kitchen you can make for what you can afford!!!

 How large is your kitchen or the kitchen you want to build?Type here the area you contemplate in  square feet How much do you want to spend? Type here the amount of money you want to spend  in  \$ dollars Now start.   When you press the game begins

# NOW YOU HAVE SET A BASIS IN INTUITIONIn rough terms you have decided how you want to spend your money according to your comfort and true desires

## OK. Now you have an intuitive idea about roughly where in the kitchen you want to put your money, to make it the most beautiful and practical kitchen you can make for what you can afford!!!

 You are ready to go on to start thinking about the detailed distribution of your money to match the feelings you have expressed

# NOW FOR THE BASIC QUANTITIESTo lay a basis for cost you need to say VERY ROUGHLY how much of each thing you expect or want in your new kitchen. You can always change these numbers later, but for now rough numbers will give a basis for starting to calculate

Consider the items one by one, and make a guess about the amount of that item you may want to have in your kitchen. Pay attention to the units, as each item comes up, and make a rough guess about the size, or amount of the item, expressed in those units!

Write your guess about each item in the Amount box, then press NEXT to go on to the next item. Please do all fifteen items before pressing the NOW LET THE COMPUTER button below.

Item Units Amount

 Now go on to work out a more detailed detailed distribution of money in your new kitchen, based on more careful analysis of sizes and QUALITY of each item
 NOW FOR THE BALANCING ACT! CURRENT STATUS TARGET BUDGET CURRENT TOTAL YOU ARE ON BUDGET YOU ARE OVERBUDGET Based on your sizes, your budget, and the relative emotional importance you have given to different items, the computer has tried to balance things out to meet your budget. It has achieved this by using higher quality items for the items you care about most, and lower quality for the items you care about less. In some cases items you care about enormously have been given a luxury kind of quality. In other cases items you care about very little have been given an almost rudimentary quality. Obviously the result is mechanical, and not as good as you can do yourself. Also, no effort has yet been made to change quantities, another powerful way of changing the distribution of money within your budget and achieving balance. THIS IS NOW ALL UP TO YOU

Now adjust quantities and levels of quality, until the grand total meets your target total cost, and also try to match the actual percentage of cost spent on each item, to the intuitive guides you have set in column 2

ITEM HOW PERCENTAGES OF TOTAL MONEY ARE TO BE SPENT
 YOURINTUITIVEGUIDE CURRENT CALCULATION

QUANTITY

QUALITY

UNIT
PRICE
CURRENT
TOTALS
Kitchen floor Importance % SF \$/SF \$
New Windows Importance % SF \$/SF \$
Kitchen table Importance % SF \$/SF \$
Counter top Importance % LF \$/LF \$
New walls Importance % LF \$/LF \$
Small Garden Importance % SF \$/SF \$
Fireplace Importance % # \$/# \$
Thick walls Importance % LF \$/LF \$
Appliances Importance % # \$/# \$
Cabinets low Importance % LF \$/LF \$
Cabinets high Importance % LF \$/LF \$
Lighting Importance % # \$/# \$
Wall surfaces Importance % SF \$/SF \$
New chairs Importance % # \$/# \$
Garden stuff Importance % LF \$/LF \$
 TOTALS Percent Percent GRAND TOTAL \$ THE BUDGET LIMIT YOU HAVE CHOSEN \$

COMPARISONS
 Percentages based on your chosen levels of importance. Check back to look at today's standard ways of allocating percentages. They are not very enlighted. Have a look at new ways of allocating percentages we have developed in the kitchens we build. They are closer to what people need to live ordinary, real-life, working lives.
 Remember -- the point is to make a kitchen which you love being in, where you can be yourself -- not to impress someone with what the contractor or the magazines told you to do!!!!

 NOT VERY ENLIGHTENEDWidespread common practice today. Disstribution of money in a typical kitchen remodelNotice that many items have NO money spent on them and that most of the money is concentrated in cabinets ad appliances kitchen table % windows % small garden % thick walls % fireplace % new walls % wall surfaces % counter top % appliances % kitchen floor % low cabinets % high cabinets % lighting % new chairs % garden stuff % ...
 A MORE ENLIGHTENED APPROACH Relatively more money is spent on things that truly matter to your comfort.These are approximately the proportions we typically use in kitchens we build for our clients. People feel comfortable and happy in these kinds of kitchens. They can live in them. kitchen table % windows % small garden % thick walls % fireplace % new walls % wall surfaces % counter top % appliances % kitchen floor % low cabinets % high cabinets % lighting % new chairs % garden stuff % ...