Based on discussion at the Rebase meeting and further kitchen meeting(s). I am proposing a single wall minimum storage kitchen layout. This would be a greatly slimmed down kitchen with less to clean and maintain. It is focused on hacking and events. Items removed would be: food storage, refrigerator, closed cabinets, and the island.
See the plans below:
What Will Be Done
I am proposing a quick initial demo phase and then a longer rebuilding phase.
The first phase is a demo cleaning phase. While it may sound drastic, it will not leave the kitchen with any less functionality then is intended in the final phase.
Phase 01 includes removal of the food storage and a severe reduction of the cabinet space.
All food will be removed from the kitchen. The refrigerator will be emptied and recycled. Items in the cabinets will be reorganized, donated, or discarded. Temporary open wire shelves will be used to hold the remainder of the existing stuff. The kitchen island will be demolished except for the stove (The Noisebridge mosaic will be preserved). and the area of the island under the stove will be opened up. The cabinets will be removed from the kitchen, broken down, and placed in the dump pile for removal. A bracket will be installed to support the existing shelf over the sink. The remaining equipment, floor, and the area of the kitchen will be deep cleaned. Safe pest control stuff may also be used.
Phase 02 is a longer cleaning, improving, and rebuilding phase.
A period of cleaning and ongoing pest control will occur while the new kitchen equipment is being sourced, built and installed. The goal of phase two is to create a more useful and more accessible kitchen. All major equipment and counters conform, at least, to ADA guidelines whenever possible.
OVEN: The double oven should be replaced with a more reliable single oven and lower to the ground. This will go where the refrigerator is currently. This will be installed in a full height cabinet which will also contain the microwave. Above this will be shelves to hold the hacking/event equipment: chafing dishes, burners, fermentation tools and so on.
SINK: The existing 3 compartment sink will be removed and replaced with a single basin sink. A counter will be built/sourced for this new basin. Our existing faucet hardware and disposal could probably be reused. A wide shallow basin should be used to allow knee space under it.
STOVE: The existing stove top will be mobilized; built into a new counter top with wheels attached. The stove will be outfitted with an electrical plug connector and outlets will be installed in areas likely for the stove to be used. An extension cable may also be appropriate. Under normal conditions the stove will be stored next to the sink.
COFFEE: An area for a coffee cart and preparation space is reserved next to the stove, but the details of this will be part of a separate, future project.
STORAGE: Above the sink, drying racks will be installed for dish drying and storage. The upper rack will continue over the stove and coffee area for cookware storage and hanging. Storage for knives and utensils will be attached the walls near the sink.
What Areas in the Space Will This Affect
Who Will Be Doing It
Jarrod, the note takers, and all attendees of the Rebase meetings
Why This Will Be Good
It will be an additional way to introduce the work of the Rebase group with the greater Noisebridge community
Why This Will Be Bad
It may mean ordering several more ink cartridges for my printer...
How Long Will It Take
Until it is done
In A Fantastic World, What Extra Budget Would You Like
It would be nice to plot these plans on larger paper as the project matures.
Are There Any Other PFAs This Would Work Well With
Hopefully all of them
Are There Any Other PFAs This Would Contradict