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RE: What color white cabinets with carrara marble? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: snookums2 on 07.24.2013 at 10:48 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's another example of warmer white cabinets with the marble.

Here is a link that might be useful: cream cabinets

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RE: Anyone here NOT choosing Shaker cabinets? (Follow-Up #23)

posted by: deedles on 01.06.2013 at 09:22 am in Kitchens Forum

Never cared for raised panel and I was going to go with slab doors on my lowers until I saw this pic. Love the simple raised centers and it almost looks like a miter detail at corners:

Probably going with some version of Tim's on the uppers (mostly glass).

Can't afford to chase trends so I don't really think about them. :)

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RE: Stalled on cabinet and paint style/colors--help? (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: bmorepanic on 10.06.2012 at 10:51 pm in Kitchens Forum

Some Sarah Richardson Tile walls They aren't all wild!

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And also this from Houzz - - I think its a nice example of doing a pattern.

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RE: Almost done--NYC galley with walnut and calacatta (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: cawaps on 10.25.2012 at 12:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here are the pics:

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RE: Please post pictures of your counter-tops (Follow-Up #139)

posted by: sayde on 11.10.2012 at 06:16 am in Kitchens Forum

Eureka Danbury Marble

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RE: Vintage Kitchen Update (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: kompy on 12.22.2012 at 11:57 am in Kitchens Forum

After seeing your kitchen and adorable spice rack, I had to have some of those Griffith's spice jars and just bought a set on ETSY!!! I ordered the jadite green color. Someone on there also sells the labels....I bought some of those too! I will post my kitchen when it's done in March...I just ordered my Plain & Fancy cabinets. My kitchen now is not original, but remodeled in the mid-50's with the slab birch doors. My house is a "modern colonial" built in 1930.
Here's just one side of my kitchen...I need to come up with a plan for my new spice jars! :-)

1. Recess in wall behind range
2. Spice rack on end of island...open? or glass doors?

Kompy

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vintagey uppers with brackets--and tile? close-up pix?

posted by: marcolo on 11.30.2012 at 04:16 pm in Kitchens Forum

Anybody have good, close pictures of a setup like this--uppers with brackets coupled with a tiled backsplash?

My cab guy says that he's seen examples where the wall is tiled after the cabs and brackets are up, and the grout line against the wood bracket looks pretty ugly. So he's thinking that the backsplash should get tiled first, with the brackets ripped slightly in the rear to make room for the tile.

Anybody have real life experience with this--or just some good photos? All the ones I can find are too unclear.

I've thought about tiling just over the sink, but that wouldn't look right.

Sadly, while I love the brackets and they are a must-have, I think they eliminate this fabulous detail on the sink wall (though I can keep it above the range):

Can't have everything.

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RE: Bead or No Bead... AGAIN. (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: 2LittleFishies on 08.30.2012 at 07:14 am in Kitchens Forum

BEADED Inset Cabinets have a bead around the frame of the cabinets.

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I should give credit for some of these GW kitchens but need to get myself ready for the day and I can't look them up right now. Sorry!

Here is my inspiration kitchen (beaded) (by Betsy Speert)
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Help 'Color In' My Kitchen- Yellow, Marble, Walnut, & White!!

posted by: 2LittleFishies on 07.22.2012 at 09:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi All!
Get out your crayons! : )
It's time to start coloring in my kitchen and dining room. I'm using yellow lowers with marble counters, white uppers, white island with walnut butcher block.

Here's my inspiration........again.........

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Here's my colors:

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lights (with my own bird fabric)
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with this fabric and backsplash
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Maybe a valance like this over window
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With a bunch of accessories like these:
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Dining Area (Desk/Organizational, Banquette, Bar (no sink) 12'x16'

*** I was thinking walnut lowers with white uppers but being there are doors on the desk area & it looks like one piece maybe just all white cabinetry with walnut countertops and make the banquette bench walnut (or white)? What are your thoughts???

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***OK, here's my rendition. I thought yellow lowers in kitchen and anywhere that goes "up" carry the yellow up. What do you think? Where would YOU do the yellow/white? I will be putting yellow pieces on the open cabinetry and in the glass cabs to bring the yellow UP so I don't think I want to paint yellow being I'm putting yellow items on the shelves.
(Or I could just do yellow backs in the 2 glass cabs surrounding the hood.)
For the stacked cabs I'm wondering if I should put yellow in the backs of the glass cabs way at the top and put white accent pieces in there?
Oh I guess the yellow would also go on the area between baking and double ovens. Same for fridge side?

Thanks!
2LittleFishies

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Did you put in a kitchen that wasn't white? - Part Two

posted by: FiveZs on 04.09.2012 at 06:05 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here are some more pictures., as requested. Our perimeter and fridge/oven/pantry and wet bar are all quarter sawn oak. The island is paint grade maple. I am finishing the oak with an american walnut stain and Rubio monocoat as finish. I love the natural finish it is leaving on the quarter sawn and it really pulls out the grain. We are trying to determine what color we want on the island. We are thinking a white like color. What do people think? The counters are Danby Imperial marble from VT. The backsplash is a white subway with grey grout.

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RE: Black or white range with carrara countertops and grey cabs (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: htracey on 11.13.2011 at 09:03 am in Kitchens Forum

This photo from houzz might give you a good idea for color:
Touch of Blue Laundry Room contemporary laundry room

The walls in my kitchen are a deep golden yellow. Not quite was brown as this photo, but much more golden then alot of typical kitchen yellows. I LOVE the color. If I had to change it I guess I could move it to another room, but I would like to keep it.

I'm still thinking white it my best bet.... hubby is still thinking black. I'll work on him..

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RE: All cherry or white uppers/cherry below? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: jessicaml on 06.30.2011 at 12:56 am in Kitchens Forum

flwrs_n_co has a good point. Here's a better example of white counters & backsplash (more classic to fairly contrast with the soapstone everyone loves):

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RE: farmgirlinky kitchen before/after -- too long, too many pict (Follow-Up #51)

posted by: farmgirlinky on 04.25.2011 at 07:37 pm in Kitchens Forum

Thank you all so much for the enthusiastic and kind and perceptive responses to these iPhone pictures. You make us feel as though we weren't completely crazy to do this. Thanks, too, for your questions. Let me try and address those questions while I still have the plans floating around:

Aokat, the butler's pantry is the original, 100-year-old ones with its (battered) copper sink intact. We didn't touch it, and can't take credit for it, but photos below:

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Beckysharp, I hope the pictures below are better for the rounded shelves:

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Johnliu, I like the image of travelling ?however many leagues under the sea in that range hood.

Natschultz, we initially were reluctant to paint the ceiling, too, but realized it would have been an oppressive amount of wood, like living in a cigar box. I wanted to sort of "unroof" the kitchen by making the ceiling pale and bluish gray, like a cloudy day -- the light spill out the monorail lamp heads makes it look cloudy, and in a room that is so matte, I'm glad to have the slight gloss of the ceiling. At least, so goes my thinking, whether or not it works that way.

Staceyneil, the vertical grain fir stools were made in Rhinebeck New York by a company called Sawkille, which has a terrific website. I believe the wood is recycled, and they adjusted the height according to the dimensions of our island. I don't know how the price compares with Thos. Moser, though. I love their tractor-seat stools, too.

The floating shelves are fir veneer over MDF, with Kichler LED task lighting cut into the underside of the bottom shelves -- not easy to see unless the LEDs are turned on. Holes drilled in the thick shelves were slid over iron dowels that had been screwed to the studs before wallboard and tiles went up, and glued there for good measure. So the shelves aren't going anywhere. You can see the dowels in one of the pictures posted at the beginning of this thread.

CoCo, we actually cheated the aisle width between the island and the run of counters on the window wall: 34.5". The main aisle, between island and Aga, is 36.5" from Aga rail to counter edge.

Mtnredux, when I start color-coordinating the contents of the refrigerator I'll know for sure it's time to seek counseling. I have a little bit of a Tupperware sorting problem as it is. Even a relatively smooth kitchen reno was like a marathon psychoanalytic session. Kitchens are PERSONAL, aren't they?

Bagpipers, the kitchen ceiling is 9 feet tall.

Greenhousems, the kitchen is 25 feet long, and at its widest dimension it is 13.5 feet wide, but at the back door end it is narrowed because of the narrow back staircase, which goes from the second floor down to the basement.

Lisa_a, you are observant! That little ruby light over the back stair door tells us if we forgot to turn off the light in the basement laundry room.

Florantha, those gosh durn servants never do come no matter how often we ring the bells on the old annunciator! Erik of the Electrical Connection labored over that thing to restore it, while also installing monorail low-voltage lights -- that pretty much sums up the spectrum of technologies in here.

Before I lose this post I am going to put it up, and list the materials in a following post.
Grateful for your interest,
Lynn

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farmgirlinky kitchen before/after -- too long, too many pictures

posted by: farmgirlinky on 04.23.2011 at 10:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

Apologies in advance for a long post! and thanks to many thoughtful GW denizens who served as sources of inspiration to this frequent-lurker, sometime-poster: xoldtimecarpenter, rhome47, marthavila, palimpsest, buehl, boxerpups, marcolo, johnliu come to mind, among others.

We live in a 1910 house in urban Connecticut, and have been gradually renovating it for the last ten years. We hope to live here another twenty--thirty years or so, next stop would be assisted living vs. skilled nursing! So: nardellos-to-the-wall renovation, amortized over decades.

The original space included a walk-in pantry, originally the ice-box room, and the "telephone closet", which we ripped out when we moved in. The "servant's dining hall" and kitchen had long since been combined into one room. So the "before" space was raw and ugly but functional, and we installed our old Aga range and were happy for a decade. Five years ago we acquired the Subzero when our old fridge gave up the ghost. Maybe I pronounced the old fridge dead while it still had a thready pulse, but I hated it. With this renovation we ordered an Aga Module to append to the old 4-oven gas-fueled Aga range, so that we could turn the latter off in the warmest months. In the winter, we are glad to have a separate heat zone in the kitchen, where we tend to live. The rest of the house is kept just above freezing. The windows and doors were restored, except for one new window that was built to match the old ones.

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Steven Marchetti of Peix & Marchetti is our friend and architect. The space was gutted last August, and our excellent builder friend Allen Mathes built around the Aga and the large refrigerator. Allen built a fir "floor" on the ceiling and "strapped" it. The Aga is vented into the old flue and could not be moved -- the range hood could only be vented through one bay between joists to the rear of the house, so we held our breath until the custom Rangecraft hood arrived and was installed and fit like a glove: that's why the ducts are assymetrical. Very Terry Gilliam.

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The floor is cork, and here is a picture of unwaxed Jucca soapstone countertop. The cabinetry is custom-made in New Haven, by fantastic Bryan Smallman:

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Here are the just-about-finished pictures: there's a little trim to be done yet. We love the kitchen and it works well -- prep sink at the window and the utility sink accessible from both sides of the island are especially handy, because several cooks can work comfortably together and clean-up seems more communal. The Profi faucet is terrific for clean-up, also accessible from both sides because it is side-mounted on the Julien undermount steel sink. Friends off to one side at our old kitchen table seem happy and it they're not, we just pour more bourbon....

We worked with an architect friend, and were influenced by a favorite space, the Yale Center for British Art: the palette and the quiet feeling of the materials were what we tried to emulate, even as almost every material in the museum was switched for something else. Tennessee Golden Oak became vertical grain fir (oak today isn't Louis Kahn's oak), travertine became cork (who wants to stand on stone?), brutalist concrete became soapstone (who wants to worry about sealing concrete). Steel is still steel! The cream Aga that we have had for years dictated the choice of the biscuit fireclay farm sink and the cream ceramic subway tiles.

I have this idea that it's okay to mix a lot of materials if the palette is restrained, or it's fine to mix a lot of colors if the number of materials is restrained, but I'd be interested to see examples of lots of materials AND lots of colors working well. But that's just me.

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I'll list materials in a subsequent post. Again, sorry for the many pictures: I get cross-eyed trying to post these things! Let me know what you think. Except maybe you, marcolo ;)
Lynn

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RE: transoms over cabinets? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: chicagoans on 01.09.2012 at 10:31 am in Kitchens Forum

How about a cabinet with glass doors in front of a window with obscured glass? I think you'd get more light that way and it would look pretty if you stored glassware in the cabinet.

My cousin has a cabinet like this in his kitchen and it turned out great. The light comes through and they have all the storage of a regular cabinet.

Some examples below. The first two have clear glass for their view; yours would likely have obscured glass to let in light but hide the view. Hopefully these will show what I mean.

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RE: Can a quarter sawn or black kitchen be fun? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: boxerpups on 01.24.2012 at 09:09 am in Kitchens Forum

Every idea you have listed would be lovely.
What is your favorite? I love that you want to stay true
to the house style without giving up your loves.
You will come up with something that works. Don't give
up. You are already close when you say:

" ......I want the new kitchen to be fun and functional... We love the qs cabs but worry it could look too mission, and also too serious, ...."

Have you tried the sweeby test?

You might try to write a mission statement.
What do you want your kitchen to be? What feel, mood,
idea, style,? You have already chosen a sink. Now you can
build on that and go with the favorites in every catagory.
Don't let this tear you down, this is the time for fun.
Creativity, joy and exploration into what you truly LOVE.


Here is a link to the sweeby test.

Meanwhile here are some visual ideas. I tried to find ones
with your sink choice. And your pre-plans of

"........ white painted cabs w/ wood counters, black cabs w/ wood or marble counters, or quarter sawn oak cabs w/ honed granite counters.........."
~boxer

Have you thought about mixing wood, black, white and oak?



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Here is a link that might be useful: Sweeby test...

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RE: Can a quarter sawn or black kitchen be fun? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: cheri127 on 01.23.2012 at 02:53 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have QS white oak cabinets and had to be careful with door style, molding and hardware to not have them look mission. I thin we succeeded. However, I agree with you that it's "serious" looking. I have a fun old ceramic pig that's really a three piece canister set, in an alcove above the freezer, but the kitchen has an almost formal look which would clash with anything more whimsical than that. I don't think the same would be true with white or black painted cabinets and they might look better in an 1870 farmhouse.

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Finished Kitchen creamy white, lacanche, calacatta

posted by: tearose21 on 07.13.2009 at 07:37 pm in Kitchens Forum

Posted earlier but pictures were too small. Hope this works.
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RE: Mixing countertop materials... (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: boxerpups on 12.30.2011 at 05:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

here are a few..
Marble and granite, marble and soapstone, or wood and marble.

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Also... (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: 2LittleFishies on 02.09.2012 at 09:44 am in Kitchens Forum

PS- To answer your question I definitely want light and I just loved the drama of the arch. Not worried about the outside too much.

The arch was in my original inspiration but these are my new inspiration photos... I am still using the same pendants as in the original photo with a walnut island top on white island.

This looks like a sliding window, no?

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Not-nearly-done-but-since-you-asked pics

posted by: breezygirl on 01.13.2012 at 08:27 pm in Kitchens Forum

Thanks to everyone who keeps asking me for new photos of the kitchen! We still have miles to go, as you can see.

Not done:
light fixtures
tile
knobs on uppers
pantry door handle
drywall repair around outlets
paint
stools
kitchen table, banquette, chairs
DR chandy
DR chairs

Excuse any dirt or mess you see in the backgrounds!

Details

Perimeter: Carrara marble, honed 4cm
Island: Black Walnut
Custom Cabinets: Cornerstone Cabinetry, painted BM Simply White
Hardware: Restoration Hardware Aubrey pulls, 4', 6' and 8'
Rangetop: 36' 6 burner Capital Culinarian
Hood: Rangecraft, Viser model
Fridge: KA built-in
MW: Sharp 24' drawer
Sinks: Blanco silgranit in metallic gray
Faucets: Hansgrohe high-arc

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From the Dining Room.
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Closeup of beverage serving area. (Wow, that's a lot of booze. We're really not alcoholics!) We entertain a lot so I plan to set up beverages, which end up to mostly non-alocholic, here. I rotated this in photobucket, but it shows here the other direction.

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I bought these pendants on sale and plan to do a DIY mercury glass technique on them to see if I can cut the glare but not make them look cheap. If they don't work, then I'm not out much and will continue the hunt.

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I'll put a link to my photobucket album with more pics. My flickr account was full so the album will only have pics since we moved back in.

Oh, and I said I'd post some pics of the new cats, too. That's next!

Here is a link that might be useful: more pics

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