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By doctor Bob
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Hi Chaps,
These are images of a recent kitchen.
Nice simple plain one. Sub zero fridges and wine cooler. I like the colour combo.
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By Trevanion
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I never liked working in homes with CCTV! Makes me feel on edge all the time!

I remember replacing the sliding sashes in a seaside property (The old ones were only ~5 years old and had completely rotten through, "very reputable" company put in softwood windows in a high salt environment. Numpties #-o) where the owner had the CCTV installed in pretty much every possible location. This particular gentleman worked away in London somewhere (This was a kind of holiday home-eque thing that he used) so he was pretty much watching everything all the time on the concealed black dome CCTV cameras, very unnerving all the time as you didn't know when he was watching except for the times where you could hear the little motor of the CCTV cameras moving around remotely. I remember someone telling me that some of the paintings on the walls were worth 6 figure sums so I suppose he had a right to be a little cautious, I think he was also some form of minor relation to the royal family so I suppose that makes you a little paranoid too.

There was also a state of the art alarm system from what I could remember...

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By Trevanion
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doctor Bob wrote:We do this sometimes to spy on our fitters.


Whoops! Sorry! I really didn't mean to put that piece of plywood in front of the timelapse camera! Honestly! :D
By Mrs C
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This is lovely!

Question for you if I can. With the white open fronted unit do you worry about the proportional split between the top and bottom, or do you just do the bottom bit to match the height of the other counter tops and make the top to finish a sensible height from the ceiling? Also, do you follow any rules re width vs height?

Something like this is my next project but I can’t get the proportions to look correct and it just looks odd on the drawings, which yours clearly doesn’t :)

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By Doug71
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Looks good Bob.

Can I just ask about the TV cabinet. I am doing similar in my kitchen but the Samsung TV instructions recommend 100 mm clearance right round the telly (1 year old LED)? The sides don't seem to get warm at all and I have seen loads done like in your pic, I presume it is just Samsung covering themselves. Did you guys fit it or an AV company?

Thank you, Doug
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By doctor Bob
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Mrs C wrote:This is lovely!

Question for you if I can. With the white open fronted unit do you worry about the proportional split between the top and bottom, or do you just do the bottom bit to match the height of the other counter tops and make the top to finish a sensible height from the ceiling? Also, do you follow any rules re width vs height?

Something like this is my next project but I can’t get the proportions to look correct and it just looks odd on the drawings, which yours clearly doesn’t :)

Thanks


If it's near baseline units then I'll put the same size panel in the bottom to line up, If its on it's own or in a series of tall units like a bedroom, I'll use 5/8ths rule. so bottom is 3/8ths, top is 5/8ths. this is a natural measurement look it up, it occurs in flowers, humans, the georgians did all there windows to these proportians.
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By MikeG.
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doctor Bob wrote:
Mrs C wrote:This is lovely!

Question for you if I can. With the white open fronted unit do you worry about the proportional split between the top and bottom, or do you just do the bottom bit to match the height of the other counter tops and make the top to finish a sensible height from the ceiling? Also, do you follow any rules re width vs height?

Something like this is my next project but I can’t get the proportions to look correct and it just looks odd on the drawings, which yours clearly doesn’t :)

Thanks


If it's near baseline units then I'll put the same size panel in the bottom to line up, If its on it's own or in a series of tall units like a bedroom, I'll use 5/8ths rule. so bottom is 3/8ths, top is 5/8ths. this is a natural measurement look it up, it occurs in flowers, humans, the georgians did all there windows to these proportians.


The golden mean or golden ratio. Approx 1.62 : 1. The Georgians pinched it from the Greeks, 2000 years earlier.
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By doctor Bob
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MikeG. wrote:The golden mean or golden ratio. Approx 1.62 : 1. The Georgians pinched it from the Greeks, 2000 years earlier.


Thanks Mike, knew it had a proper name. remember from art and science classes.