You can put anything you want into your kitchen, at whatever size you say.Each thing you put in costs you money.
Show yourself what is the most beautiful and practical kitchen you can make for what you can afford!!!
Wabi to Sabi. The rough with the smooth. What the Japanese call "rusty beauty."The essence of true beauty, and adherence to life, is that the very beautiful and very careful comes hand in hand with the very rough and almost careless.
But the essence of life has always been a sober awareness that we cannot have everything, and that a worthwhile life will be lived if some of the things around us are precious, while others are very ordinary, even cheap. It is then that we shall be practically able to afford what we want. And it is then that we shall be made alive by our awareness of the common and ordinary, mingled with the supremely beautiful.
One of the craziest things about kitchen remodeling is that there are a few ferocious ASSUMPTIONS people make: "I must have expensive new appliances, lots of counters and cabinets... "But these are not the things that make you COMFORTABLE, for God's sake! These are simply things that salesmen and magazines make money by PUSHING AND SELLING. Is that YOUR COMFORT????
There are far better ways to spend your money: Windows with beautiful daylight and sunshine. A comfortable table which you and your family and friends can sit around; a fireplace; a small garden; good practical lights; thick walls which make the kitchen truly feel like home;
Start by getting clear what means a lot to you, and what does not.
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.
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.
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.
You can always adjust these numbers later