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Kitchen remodeling resources

posted by: cevamal on 07.23.2013 at 02:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'm in the early planning stages of a kitchen remodel and trying to gather as much information as possible.

I've been combing through this forum, ikeafans.com, and houzz but I'd like some print resources too. Does anyone have any books or magazines to recommend?

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clipped on: 07.23.2013 at 03:10 pm    last updated on: 07.23.2013 at 03:10 pm

RE: Please help me with my backsplash decision (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: kompy on 06.13.2013 at 03:30 pm in Kitchens Forum

I went with Meram Blanc 3x6. Here's a photo if it helps you see the colors more.
KOMPY

Ps. I'll post more pics after the range is set back and the sealer is wiped away.

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clipped on: 07.23.2013 at 12:49 am    last updated on: 07.23.2013 at 12:49 am

Kitchen Layout Help?

posted by: annica on 07.13.2013 at 10:59 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are buying a house that a nice big kitchen, but really needs updating. The basic layout seems okay to me, but I'm willing to change it too. I'd like to use the existing cabinets and just replace the doors. I also want to replace all the appliances, the countertops and probably new floors. We will be also be removing some interior walls that I've labeled in my pictures.

I cook a lot from scratch and have two young children who are mainly underfoot right now, but hopefully will be helping me in the kitchen once they get older. I like pretty things, but I'm very much a function over form person (form follows function!). I'm tired of cooking in cramped, badly functioning kitchens.

I'd like a large pantry, but could use the utility room for some of that. I really want a lot of counterspace. The island needs to be big enough to sit at. I'd love a double oven, large range and a utility sink in addition to a single bowl farmhouse sink but am willing to compromise on those. I'd like soapstone or maybe granite countertops and white shaker style cabinets.

I'll put in this post the current layout, the rough proposed layout and a basic picture of how it looks now, but if you want to see more pictures of the kitchen, I have a lot.

Also, I have a Houzz kitchen ideabook.

What do y'all think? Should anything be rearranged? And what should go on the other side of the fridge where there is currently the desk and bookshelf/cabinet that you can see in the bottom picture?

Current Kitchen Layout photo current_kitchen_zps1c201d2d.jpg

Proposed Layout photo livingspace_layout_zps268988a8.jpg

The Current Kitchen photo IS-1cn7xl4sdhdul_zps74cf3e4f.jpg

 photo IS5_zps2e471c84.jpg

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