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Old 10-16-2015, 12:56 PM   #71
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If I ever win the lottery, contractors and electricians will hate us. It will be done to our specs not the builders. Yes it will be more expensive.
LOL....Well, if you win the lottery you can hire an architect and an interior designer to design your dream home, all to your specs.

Most large builders follow stock plans and have you choose from one of them. Choices are even narrower if these are new construction tract/community homes. Sure, they offer upgrades, but not a redesign of your kitchen layout.
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One of the things we would change would be the studs of the entire house. Hubby wants 2 by 6 instead of 2 by 4 for better insulation. Besides I wouldn't want to live in a cookie cutter community. I'd be worried my neighbor would come home drunk but to the wrong house.
I know a couple of cabinet builders.
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Old 10-16-2015, 01:44 PM   #73
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One of the things we would change would be the studs of the entire house. Hubby wants 2 by 6 instead of 2 by 4 for better insulation. Besides I wouldn't want to live in a cookie cutter community. I'd be worried my neighbor would come home drunk but to the wrong house.
I know a couple of cabinet builders.
How do studs insulate? I thought insulation between the studs provided insulation Our house was built in 1910 with real 2x4s and huge nails, but no insulation. Previous owners added that.
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How do studs insulate? I thought insulation between the studs provided insulation Our house was built in 1910 with real 2x4s and huge nails, but no insulation. Previous owners added that.
You can stuff more insulation material in walls built with 2x6 studs....
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Exactly. So we can put more insulation.
I am in a house with no insulation but it does not have central heat and air.

Our last house, the manufacturer (Oak Creek) had put the thermostat right over a vent.
Can we say the house was never the right temperature? I should have had one of my many relatives move it.
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PS. GG, I must say that yours sounds very interesting if it's also a second oven in addition to being a microwave! Hmmm, very cool indeed. That would also eliminate the need for counter real estate for a toaster oven? I really hate to give up counter space.
No, we also have a toaster oven. The microwave doesn't toast top and bottom like a t/o does. But luckily, I have lots of counter space

This is similar to the microwave we have; apparently they don't make our model anymore (it was made in 2006): GE Profile Series Over-the-Range Oven with Advantium® Technology | PSA9240SFSS | GE Appliances

Like I said, lots of counter space. These don't show three other counters that are too cluttered to photograph today
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Exactly. So we can put more insulation.
I am in a house with no insulation but it does not have central heat and air.
I live in a house with very ineffective insulation throughout. With the central air running continuously on a 100 degree day I'll be lucky if I can get the temp in the house to "cool" to the mid eighties.... This is where my wife sets the thermostat down to 40 degrees and complains the AC is not cooling.....
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Love your kitchen GG.
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Old 10-16-2015, 02:43 PM   #80
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Thank you. So do I
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