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RE: No 48" wide drawers for under rangetop? Are rollouts fine? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.26.2013 at 12:18 am in Kitchens Forum

What about combining two 24' drawer banks to equal 48" so you would have 4 drawers in that space? Some cabinets companies will do this for a modification upcharge. Not sure what cabinet company brand you're going with.

Its so hard to do cooktops in that large of a space.

I personally like rollouts only because they are adjustable. You can store your stock pot in there. When drawers are what they are and sometimes the pots don't fit in there.

Just a few ideas...

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RE: My trip to the fabricator place . (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.26.2013 at 12:14 am in Kitchens Forum

Thats a sharp look.

I'll tell you my personal opinion though, I'm still leaning towards the New Quay.

The two colors are quite a bit different so its hard to see what vision you have. What backsplash are you doing? Do you have a term to describe your look?

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RE: Ideas on Kitchen Layout? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.26.2013 at 12:11 am in Kitchens Forum

Excellent!

With venting you could always do downdraft or pop up vent. I personally like having the stove in the area where I'll have guests. After all that's where I'll be as I'm entertaining them, I don't want my back to them! I think its worth it to have that area in the island even if you might sacrifice excellent venting, but that's my opinion.

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RE: New spin on an age old question...inset versus overlay cabine (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.25.2013 at 10:59 pm in Kitchens Forum

They shouldn't show more wear especially since they do require hardware. If the cabinet manufacturer does the same baked on finish, it wouldn't matter what overlay or lack there of it would we.

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RE: Cambria New Quay (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.25.2013 at 10:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Each Blue Pearl slab is different too. How neat to see more gray in it! The fact that you're still in love with it is a GREAT sign! :)

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RE: My trip to the fabricator place . (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.25.2013 at 10:55 pm in Kitchens Forum

Whats really awesome with the Blue Pearl is the depth of the pieces. If you don't have alot of natural light coming in, I suggest using lighting fixtures to bring out the pearl affect. :)

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RE: Can I drill a hole in my silgranit sink decking? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.25.2013 at 09:54 pm in Kitchens Forum

Yes you could drill another hole through that. You would use a regular hole saw.

What material is the countertops? If its laminate then easy, if its granite then you would need a different hole saw.

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RE: Broken granite countertop (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.25.2013 at 09:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

Its a clear polyester resin he would use. Not a fun fix. :(

I know that if you don't want to take it on yourselves that your local granite fabricators offer fixing services. Just a thought.

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RE: New spin on an age old question...inset versus overlay cabine (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.25.2013 at 09:23 pm in Kitchens Forum

I would guess that they would equally have issues.

The inset cabinets I'm sure would need to have the doors opened to clean and perhaps liquids would be able to get into the cabinet.

However overlay cabinets depending on the overlay, would have similar issues.

Sounds like the issue you're describing above is wood expanding and contracting causing the wood to hit the frame. That would be different then keeping it clean.

Interesting question though!

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RE: GW-approved 1937 kitchen (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.25.2013 at 09:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

Another 30's & 40's look was inset cabinets or lipped cabinets. That picture didn't really show it but I've seen it quite a bit in other photos. Inset or lipped really completes the look.

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Shiloh sells inset and lipped cabinets at no additional costs right now.

Crystal Cabinets also offers inset cabinets and can custom make lipped cabinets.

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RE: Cambria New Quay (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.25.2013 at 09:00 pm in Kitchens Forum

I did a search on Houzz for New Quay. I'm loving the greys in that color!

http://www.houzz.com/cambria-new-quay

Here is a link that might be useful: Houzz - Cambria New Quay

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RE: Light granite and water seepage (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: ChitwoodsCabinets on 08.25.2013 at 08:50 pm in Kitchens Forum

Are you sure this is granite? Perhaps its marble.?

For instance, Montclair White is a marble and requires constant sealing. Because of marbles soft nature you will always have risk of damage.

If it is indeed granite, depending on the granite, some need to be sealed more then others. It could need to be sealed more often then twice with a more aggressive sealer like BulletProof by DuPont. This will probably be several times a year not just a one time deal.

If you know your fabricator/installer ask them to come back and apply, to maintain DuPont's warranty.

Here is a link that might be useful: DuPont Sealer

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