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RE: Help with tight master bath: 18 inch or 22 inch depth vanity? (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: crl_ on 03.14.2014 at 02:16 pm in Bathrooms Forum

We have a custom vanity just under 18 inches with a regular faucet. Works great for us. We do have just one sink so there is extra counter space on each side. (Counter top is soapstone). The sink is plenty big for daily use in our master bedroom.


tile, soapstone, grey border - all look very nice!
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RE: Tile wainscoting vs wood vs nothing (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: Ruth_123 on 01.04.2014 at 07:31 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Sorry I am struggling to attach more than one image! Last one that I had saved!

Good luck!!!


I like the floor tile here
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RE: Suggestion of a vanity in a small bathroom (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: Jackfre on 11.29.2013 at 11:03 am in Bathrooms Forum

I just installed a Ronbow vanity cabinet/sink. The cabinet is available in I think 26 & 30" width. The bow front sink mounts on top of the cabinet. There in minimal but adequate for us storage in the cabinet. We had this in our small 1/2 bath in our last home and my wife insisted on it in the new small bath in our remodel. It was more than I wanted to spend, but it is a really nice fixture and the 12-13" deep cabinet seems to create space in the small bathroom.


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Trying to find the deepest cast iron bathtub for a 60" alcove.

posted by: nowwhatnapster on 02.03.2013 at 01:49 am in Bathrooms Forum

I have searched and searched to find the deepest (water level) cast iron bathtub that will fit in a 60" alcove (walls on three sides).

The best I could find is the Kholer Tea-for-Two which is actually a drop in tub, but you can install a vinyl tile flange on it for alcove install. It has a capacity of 60 gallons and 13-5/8" water depth.

Please don't suggest acrylic, steel or other material tubs. I'm very set in spending my money on a cast iron tub which will outlive me.


clipped on: 11.20.2013 at 12:43 am    last updated on: 11.20.2013 at 12:44 am

RE: Elkay quartech, e-granite, Blanco silgranit differences (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: aliris19 on 12.14.2010 at 02:19 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi Breezy -- FWIW it may be worth asking around a little more about this. It may be so, but I'm worried this may be a little embellishment on a past, finite problem. I think -- at least so I've gathered from a few unrelated sources - that at first both silgranite and e-granite had trouble cracking during shipping. I gather both are better now than formerly, but silgranite got better before e-granite. I don't know if that's just familiarity with shipping-type problems that they've been able to mitigate now that things are better understood, or whether they've actually literally reformulated. I guess I've been led to believe the latter, that things are now literally different from how they were a couple years ago.

Someone I spoke with today said that until a year ago or so e-granite still had some trouble, sometimes, shipping; silgranite until a couple years ago. But now both companies -- he claimed -- are comparable.

Again, the recommendation to inspect with a flashlight before installation for cracks. Again I heard that once installed, the sinks are utterly durable. I heard claimed this was so for both brands.

Whether there's more involved in the long term that distinguishes the brands, or whether the distinction is due to a now largely-irrelevent shipping issue (due to material improvement first by Blanco, then Elkay), I can't say. But it's possible you can have both sinks with impunity.

That's one problem with judging solely from reports of problems -- there can be a cohort of products susceptible to problems, that later (or earlier) cohorts didn't exhibit. It's tricky to pick away the time-component.


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RE: Do Silgranite sinks hold up? (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: pew1 on 12.29.2010 at 11:35 am in Kitchens Forum

We have had two for over 5 years, no problems at all with the lighter color and stains.

A comment on the breaking, we did have considerable problems with a super single arriving with cracks. After several arrived cracked, they sent one motor freight and it was fine. No issues once installed.


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RE: Help - natural cherry cabinets with soapstone (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: holligator on 05.14.2009 at 08:24 am in Kitchens Forum

Well CookingMama, as Rita mentioned, we have the combo of natural cherry cabs and soapstone counters, and we LOVE it. We also removed the wall between our kitchen and dining room, and our window trim even sounds similar to what you describe. Our kitchen is not what I would call light-filled, but other than that, these pics might give you an idea about whether you'd like that combination...


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RE: Can you recommend an economical & efficient vent hood? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: abbycat9990 on 07.02.2008 at 04:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have a 30" Broan. It was less than $700. Quiet and very effective.

Here is a link that might be useful: Broan hoods


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