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RE: soffits (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: lyfia on 04.20.2007 at 03:18 pm in Kitchens Forum

Even though I'm normally not one for soffits, I'm considering doing them in the house we will be building since the downstairs is going to be 10ft ceilings and I don't want to dust above cabinets and may not have the budget to fill that space with cabinets.

Here is a pic I've saved for inspiration. I like how the soffits doesn't stick out past the cabinets so it looks like a nice extension of the cabinets.

Here is a link that might be useful: kitchen with soffits.


painted cabs with soffits and molding
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Finished kitchen (almost) Yeah! with pics

posted by: lisa1 on 03.21.2007 at 01:33 pm in Kitchens Forum

Although I haven't participated much, I have been a lurker on this forum for months, and it has been absolutely invaluable to me. I worked with a local contractor and he and I designed and (he) built the kitchen. I did not have a kitchen designer and so I had to make pretty much every design decision myself (and agonized over each and every one!) I don't know what I would have done had I not had this kitchen forum as a reference. Anyway, I will attempt to post a link below. Hopefully it works!
Starpooh, I will also try to figure out how to add this to the kitchen blog.

Here is a link that might be useful: Shutterfly


Link to Lisa's kitchen with corner cabinets
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RE: Pictures of Your Favorite Kitchen Island?? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: dianalo on 04.06.2007 at 09:59 am in Kitchens Forum

I checked my inspiration folder and had these 4.

love the seating:
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love the back to back sinks:
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great half backsplash:
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nice hanging cabs:
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blinds and wall color
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My Project Update: Day 365

posted by: sombreuil_mongrel on 04.08.2007 at 06:20 pm in Kitchens Forum

I last posted some progress pics at the end of last year, so Here's a quarterly update on my ongoing diy remodel.
I have a fridge.
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The advantium is in it's dresser-like cabinet, and that's my first completed slab of (diy) soapstone on top.
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I found a nice counter height stool from Tom Seely, and oy! such a bargain!
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I made the casket that holds the undermount fireclay prep sink. The sink is hooked up, but I found that I haven't the wherewithal to fabricate the sink cutout in the soapstone, so I will need to sub it out. :-(
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If you'd like to see the rest of the pics, this is my photobucket url:
Thanks for lookin'. Hopefully I'll actually finish this thing by the 4th of July.


more of Casey's work and soffit molding
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Can you believe this is 'builder grade'

posted by: kompy on 03.29.2007 at 04:46 pm in Kitchens Forum

We just installed a new display in our showroom so I thought I'd show it off here. I think it looks awesome for a lower end cabinet. The top molding is three pieces with corbels, for an arts and crafts period look. The glass doors do not have mullions, but the glass is BEVELED for a very rich look!

Cabinets: Silverline Series by Medallion Cabinetry
Wood: Cherry
Finish: Chestnut
Countertops: Wilsonart Hi-Definition Laminate (bevel edge)
Sink: Blanco Silgranite in Anthracite Black
Faucet: Kohler
Lightin: Undercabinet Fluorescent w/ warm bulbs

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stacked molding
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Kitchen Finished

posted by: aussiepete on 03.21.2007 at 08:56 pm in Kitchens Forum

Well except for one light fitting that is.

We are pretty happy with the outcome, especially since it was pretty much designed and all materials selected in a 8 week period, which seems pretty fast track from what I hear here.

We wanted a classic look that would not go out of style in a couple of years as would a kitchen of the moment. Also had to be sympathetic to the rest of the house (built 1924 and pretty much original)

Some details:

- New Loweon windows - stained wood. Designer wanted to paint them white which seems to be the prevailing trend, especially with white cabinets, but we insisted on wood to tie in with the windows in the rest of the house. This required some custom milling of the trim to get an exact match for the rest of the house. Do not seem to see white cabinets and wood windows too often but we like.

- White shakerish cabinets with "royal brown" granite.

- A floor tile from Italy that I forgot the name of

- White subway backsplash to keep it simple and timeless

- underfloor radiant heating (love that!)

- room totally gutted - rewired, replumbed, insulated and replastered

- New Wolf 30" AG range with 36" 600 cfm Vent a Hood (just strong enough suck)

- Carry over 5 yo Bosch dishwasher and Kenmoore fridge (a big plus for white cabinets - std white appliances look good.

We originally had plans on keeping the original antique hutch and moving it to the eat in area, but this will take too much room so am thinking of deploying it in the master BR as a book shelf/dresser unit when we do over the bedroom late this year.

Some before, during and after photos below.

Here is a link that might be useful: Photos here


pots lights in arch over window
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Mostly finished kitchen (with link to pics)

posted by: elljays on 03.19.2007 at 09:13 am in Kitchens Forum

I've posted a few of these pictures on various threads, so many of you have probably already seen those. I finally got around to taking some more pictures. We're still not finished (waiting on blinds, valances, new table and chairs, etc.) but for the most part, we're done. We've gleaned a lot of information and help on these forums over the past two years. Thanks to everyone for your help! We're really enjoying our new kitchen.

Here is a link that might be useful: Elljays' kitchen


wonderful ideas
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RE: karenforroses- question about divider clips (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: karenforroses on 01.09.2007 at 09:32 pm in Kitchens Forum

Angrad - here's a link to the Lee Valley divider clips. Hope it helps.

Here is a link that might be useful: Lee Valley divider clips


drawer-divider holders
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My Kitchen Is Done...and Posted, finally!!!!

posted by: bella_4 on 03.04.2006 at 07:15 pm in Kitchens Forum

It's been so long since I've been able to come around the forum, and even longer since I moved back home! We moved back in last June and love our newly remodeled home. I owe so much to the people on this site for helping me put together my kitchen...thanks to everyone.

I finally had time this morning to take some pictures and get them loaded to Webshots. Please take a peek. The final ones are at the end of the Kitchen Album.

The only thing I'd say is my cabinets don't show too well in the pictures. They are a lovely cream with a brown glaze and I love them. Hope the pictures do them right!

Here is a quick list of my things:
Floors: Brazilian Teak
Cabs: custom cream with brown glaze
Counters: Marron Cohiba granite slab
Backsplash: Robert Andrews Collection by Alfredo
Salvatori, Dune Series, color is Aurora. Rhomboid and brick shapes.
Accent piece in backsplash: Sonoma Tile Makers, Tantrum --worth EVERY penny (OK, dollar)
Appliances: Most are Kitchenaide with the exception of the Thermador stove top and Dacor warming drawer.

I can't think of what else you'd want to know, so if I'm missing something, just ask... thanks again!


Here is a link that might be useful: Bella's Final Kitchen Pics


cream cabs
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RE: Finished Creamy White Kitchen! (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: artteacher_nj on 01.15.2006 at 06:58 pm in Kitchens Forum

Wow! Beautiful kitchen! And lovely home!
Love your backsplash and nice open feeling!
Here's a link to the photos~

Here is a link that might be useful: Jen's kitchen


Excellent choices for paint colors and backsplash
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RE: Please show me the BLACK in your kitchen! (Follow-Up #38)

posted by: halocrime on 02.14.2007 at 10:39 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have black counters (Zodiaq), black floors (VCT), and black stools. Here's a couple of photos:


artful kitchen
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RE: PINE cabinets, anyone?? Any pics? (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: allison0704 on 03.06.2007 at 10:29 am in Kitchens Forum

The stain is a medium dark one - have no idea of a name to compare it to - and the glaze is black/brown.


A style I love!
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RE: Is there such a cabinet divider? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: stephanielynn on 03.05.2007 at 02:11 am in Kitchens Forum

I've not seen any as tall as your dimensions, but there are tray dividers out there.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tray dividers


dividers for tray/sheet storage
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RE: Is there such a cabinet divider? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: celticmoon on 03.05.2007 at 09:36 am in Kitchens Forum

These look incredibly useful for vertical and horizontal dividing.

(kudos to Tally Sue for posting on the organization forum)

Here is a link that might be useful: tap in channels for dividers


drawer dividers
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RE: storing glass cookware in pantry - how? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: sharb on 03.05.2007 at 12:31 am in Kitchens Forum

I have this photo in my file and may have gotten it from here. I thought it was a good way to store some things in the pantry, but don't understand exactly if this is what you meant.. They have used small extension rods so you can make the spaces as wide or tall as you need.
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vertical storage idea
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RE: Question for those with a plate rack in their cabinets (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: athomedad on 03.03.2007 at 08:23 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have a plate rack cabinet-it's at the end of a run of cabinets. I designed it myself so that we didn't end up with all our upper cabinets looking the same. It has "pigeon hole" drawers on the bottom, with the plate rack on top, and a two drawer cabinet on top of that. It's 24 inches wide. It seems to fit in with the "old fashioned" look that I was trying to achieve-not sure how it might look in your kitchen-but it's just another possibility. Good Luck!


Here is a link that might be useful: kitchen pics


Really like Richard's floor and paint color
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RE: Pics of walk-in kitchen pantry? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: dinobambino on 02.28.2007 at 07:12 am in Kitchens Forum

here are photos of our walk-in pantry.

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walk-in pantry
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LED undercabs(Pics)

posted by: ramses_2 on 01.02.2007 at 12:21 pm in Kitchens Forum

So finally after a year DH wore me down and it was pretty clear that if I wanted undercabs I would need to go with LEDs. I feared they'd be to harsh but strangely enough, I really like them. These aren't fantastic pics, in some the lights seem to almost glow. In reality they are a lovely light that's perfect for tasks and ambiance.

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LED lights under cab
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RE: LED undercabs(Pics) (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: ramses_2 on 01.02.2007 at 12:55 pm in Kitchens Forum

Actually they are hardwired.(I've been living with dangling wires for a year) We've just been fighting over what type of light to use. DH tells me that most probably your electrician would have no problem snaking some wires for you, and in fact if you're fairly handy, you could do this yourself.The brand we used is LEDtronics.(But again, you do need a powersource)


LED lights
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RE: HELP! What is this Kitchen missing? Pictures: (Follow-Up #60)

posted by: mwrede on 01.18.2007 at 10:58 am in Kitchens Forum

Being one of those people that dislike the prominent grain of most oak cabinets I would glaze or have someone faux finish the cabinets to eliminate most of the grain (most decorative painters/faux finish artists will do this)

I would also add some nice hardware, pendants etc. like others suggested.

(sorry some of the links below are not working right - the discriptions of the pictures are not supposed to be links)

DIY glazing

Painting cabinets video

Sample of glazed finish

Sampple of glazed finish 2

Maybe in a shade like this (avocado stain):

or this glazed taupe finish:

Or use a product like the liquid iron to tone down the oak:
(last picture in the link)

They can even make them look like maple or cherry with a faux woodgrain

If you want to do something different I think a olive green painted shade might work for lets say the island area


pretty glaze finishes
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RE: Disguising / decorating a soffit (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: starpooh on 02.14.2007 at 12:21 pm in Kitchens Forum

This is Gail2's kitchen from the FKB.
She not only disguised her soffit - she removed a section of it for the chimney-style range hood. She also built it out over the refrigerator to accommodate the deeper cabinet.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gail2's Kitchen in the FKB


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RE: How big is the gap in your inset cabinet doors? (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: joyce_6333 on 01.17.2007 at 02:37 pm in Kitchens Forum

Gunderson -- Check it now.

Here is a link that might be useful: kitchen hinge


link to inset hinge
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honeyb2's finished kitchen pix

posted by: honeyb2 on 11.30.2006 at 02:23 pm in Kitchens Forum

Well, I'm 95% done! Still a few finishing touches needed like backsplash, rugs and window treatments, but I'm gonna take a rest for a while. I'm really happy with how it turned out - it "feels right" to me and functionally it's terrific. Thanks to you all for your great ideas, emotional support and more than a few laughs. I labeled the pix with info on choices that I made but will be happy to answer other questions as well.

Maybe some of you long timers will remember my kitchen from last April...

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Here it is now>>>
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For reference, the range is sort of where the fridge was before. The new picture is taken from where we took down the wall separating the kitchen and DR.

Here is a link that might be useful: honeyb2's mostly finished kitchen


wonderful kitchen
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RE: What's your biggest regret? What can't you live without? (Follow-Up #49)

posted by: basketchick on 11.09.2006 at 02:44 pm in Kitchens Forum

Many of my choices will be the same others have mentioned, but that will let you know how great they really are! In no particular order...

1. Peninsula - so functional, lots of space to work
2. Full extension drawers with blumotion brakes - absolute neccesity to me!
3. Deep & wide base drawers - I have 8 of these and use them for my pots & pans, cake pans (I have a TON!), small appliances, Tupperware and platters.
4. Instant hot/instant cold filtered water
5. All drawers in base cabinets (except sink, super susan, and a narrow 6" cabinet)
6. Subzero fridge - BIG splurge, but so worth it!
7. Advantium microwave/speedcook 240 - once you get over the learning curve, this thing is awesome!
8. Dish Drawers - LOVE 'EM!
9. Tray dividers over oven and in the top of dish cabinet - the only cabinets fully used to the ceiling by me. I'm too short to reach the tops of the rest of them.
10. Lee Valley dividers used for my 2 utensil drawers makes them organized and easy to use at last.
11. Hardwood floors - the denting/scatching drives me crazy, but I just adore the way they look!
12. Beverage Cooler - love the functionality of it. We have it on the opposite side of a blind corner in the kitchen, so that it faces the family room and it keeps everyone from getting underfoot for a drink. Holds everything from DH's wine to DD's soda to my bottled water.
13. Integrated Panels - we did them on every appliance we could - dish drawers, refrigerator and trash compactor.
14. Tapmaster - another frivolous item, but I so enjoy it!
15. My Cabinet People - Finding a small Amish company who builds wonderful custom cabinets for not too much more than HD or Lowes - priceless.

Regrets (most due to compromises with DH):
1. Wall Oven - went mid range here and completely regret it. Takes forever to heat up and doesn't fit an unbelievable amount of items even though it is a full-size 30" oven. :(
2. Toekick drawers - didn't hear about this until after my cabinet order was in. :(
3. Stain color - major compromise w/DH
4. Countertop - really wish DH would have considered granite. I love the movement in it! That's exactly what he hates about it. The Silestone is great though.
5. Beverage Cooler - I love the cooler, but wish I had not let DH "browbeat" me out of the one I really wanted that would have allowed for a wood frame and our own handle over stainless steel and would have black interior so you couldn't "see" into it so clearly (only $100-150 more). This one just doesn't go with our style.
6. 6" Narrow Base Cabinet - wish I had come up with something better to do with it as it's pretty worthless as it is. Just saw someone who did it as a cleaning pull-out (ranchreno?) - awesome idea! Wish I had known that before.

The only other regrets are due to lack of funds to carry out my dreams. LOL!


Here is a link that might be useful: BasketChick's 95% Finished Kitchen


Great ideas; see her photos
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RE: What's your biggest regret? What can't you live without? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: lowspark on 11.07.2006 at 01:58 pm in Kitchens Forum

My biggest regret is that I didn't put in a separate light switch for the light above the breakfast bar. And believe me, in the grand scheme of things, with all the planning and decisions for this kitchen, that's a very minor item.

Things I am thrilled with, well I have a long list so here goes.

Most importantly, I'm thrilled with the fact that I designed my own layout (using my own ideas PLUS suggestions from friends, KDs, this site). Because no one knows me and my kitchen better than I do, so my decisions were based on my own preferences.

Specific things I love:
Walk-in (or step-in if you prefer) pantry
No more too small unused breakfast nook
Tons o' counterspace
Convection oven
My BAY window!!
Large one-bowl granite composite sink
Hot water dispenser
Full extension drawers
All drawers in lowers except the 2 Lazy Susans
The Lazy Susans which I do like so much more than I expected to
LOTS of light
My appliance garage!!
My second refrigerator in the adjacent utility room
Lots of room in drawers to spread out and divide my cooking & serving utensils
My no-maintenance granite
Tray dividers above the fridge, excellent use of a hard-to-reach space
The personal touches that are "me" - including my grape/wine theme and black accents

Did I mention I love my kitchen? It's almost exactly 2 years old now.


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