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Name that Colour!

posted by: stephf on 01.21.2013 at 10:30 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Hi Everyone!

I would like your best guess for the colour of the siding in this photo:

Much appreciated!


Beautiful garden!!!!!
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RE: Silvery Blue walls - need recommendation (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: oldbat2be on 05.01.2012 at 05:21 am in Kitchens Forum

Vancouver Day, BM Aura. Used for kitchen area and hallway too,I liked it so much.

This replaced a baby blue, which I could not stand. Definitely silvery blue grey, good in all lights.


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RE: Glass door uppers? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: mama_goose on 04.12.2012 at 12:37 pm in Kitchens Forum

When I was planning the kitchen, I put together an album of glass door pics, mostly with contrasting background color.

Cabinets with glass doors.

Kitchen color album also has some... does corbels and cup shelves album.

They all tend toward vintage style. Sorry, I didn't keep sources--if anyone sees his/her kitchen, be sure to claim it!


corbels and glass cabinet door ideas
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RE: Which Model Tapmaster Do You Have - Would You Buy it Again (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: oldbat2be on 04.14.2012 at 07:03 am in Kitchens Forum

I just got an email from Conserva-Store, to gauge satisfaction with the one we purchased. I told them we were thrilled and were considering a second one and asked whether they could give us a discount towards the next one. Sure enough, they did. So... It might be worth calling and saying you were waiting for a coupon but are ready to purchase now and can they provide any sort of discount?


tapmaster 1775
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Please identify these cabinets?

posted by: red_lover on 02.26.2012 at 02:54 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have inset cabinets now and although I love the look, I do not want inset cabinets in my next house because of my kids.

I really like these cabinets. I can't tell---what type of cabinets are they?


Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos


Nice unimposing corbels supporting overhang
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RE: door and drawer pulls...what size? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: breezygirl on 02.12.2012 at 01:06 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi Nikki.

I did all pulls in my kitchen also. I don't like the look of two small pulls on wide drawers so I looked for pulls that came in multiple sizes including an 8". I aimed to size pulls on various drawer stacks following the rule of thirds or the Golden Mean, roughly translated into the pull covering the middle third of the drawer front with one-third of the drawer visible on each side of the pull.

After my pull order arrived, I walked around with the various sizes and held them up on my cabs to see what looked best. I ordered a couple dozen extra of each size pull to give myself flexibility. So I ended up with this:

30-38" wide stacks have 8" pulls
18-24" stacks have 6" pulls
17" drawers have 4" pulls

Cabs (very few)
all pulls are horizontal on cabs
11" doors have 4" pulls
15" doors have 6" pulls


size of cab pulls on diff size cabs
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RE: Does anyone regret their white cabinets? (Follow-Up #23)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 02.20.2012 at 04:54 pm in Kitchens Forum

Painted my current kitchen white with oil based enamel paint.

Now we are moving to new house with a new kitchen. Choosing a white-ish cabinet for new kitchen.

This time, it's not paint but catalyzed lacquer. It's supposed to hold up better than paint. Not supposed to chip. Time will tell, I'm sure. But the finish is supposed to be excellent.

I've never had any trouble cleaning my current cabinets.


interesting paint finish for white cabinets
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RE: How hard is it to retrofit drawers into existing cab box? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: laxsupermom on 10.20.2011 at 08:56 am in Kitchens Forum

Sorry it took so long to grab pictures. You'll have to excuse the construction dust & debris. We literally just installed the MW drawer and new drawers.
mw drawer
This cab used to be the typical 30" cab with 2 drawers on top and 2 doors on bottom (identical to the cab next to it.)

We reused the top drawers on their sides for pullouts for foil & plastic wrap. The drawers still need their inner fittings for this purpose. Ignore the dungeon walls. We're getting ready for our huge Halloween parties.
wrap pullout
DH built a drawer box out of plywood and frankensteined a new drawer front out of the doors. Right now my cookie cutters are here, but they'll be switching spots with my tupperware.
mw drawer2

Sorry about the poor picture quality. We have red bulbs in a good chunk of the house right now for Halloween.


microwave drawer pix
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RE: Toe kick drawers, hinges, & other brilliance (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: emagineer on 12.28.2011 at 10:38 am in Kitchens Forum

Here are lots of options. I'd love to do this too.

Here is a link that might be useful: toe kick photos


TOE KICK STORAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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RE: Delta faucet choice: Ashton, Allora or Pilar? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: mydreamhome on 02.07.2012 at 09:24 am in Kitchens Forum

We have the Delta Allora & the Delta Addison. Allora is in the laundry room & the Addison is in the kitchen. While the Addison is nice, the Allora is a much better made faucet IMO. It seems to have more metal components vs. plastic and has a more quality "feel" to it if you know what I mean. The soap dispenser that came with mine, however, was cheap plastic that was difficult to fill so I replaced it with an all metal one from Luxart--the link is below. We did the stainless finish on the faucet & the brushed nickel on the soap dispenser & they match perfectly. I'll snap a pic later & get it posted for you. Hope this helps!

Here is a link that might be useful: Luxart Soap Dispenser


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RE: Is 48 inches big enough for an island (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: mydreamhome on 02.12.2012 at 12:17 pm in Kitchens Forum

48" should be fine. The cabinet depth is 24", you need at least 15" for overhang for seating. That leaves another 9" of "dead space". That should leave you a full 24" of counter space between the back of the faucet & the edge of the overhang.

A better question would be what to do with the 9" of "dead space". You could do shallow cabinets on the back of the island for extra storage. If you have the room in the kitchen, you could add another 3" to the island depth and have a 12" deep set of cabinets (instead of 9" deep) on the back side (these would be the same depth as your wall cabinets). Extra storage is something you can always use more of!

Hope this helps!


good info on sink in island and storage
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RE: Rococogurl - black tile? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: rococogurl on 02.09.2012 at 01:51 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi mom2 - Here are two photos that may be more helpful. It looks to be a variegated mosaic (sharp eye). Expect color variation is just lighting. No exact source for this, alas, but believe kit is West coast. Grout color depends on tile. I wouldn't go white in your kitchen and think black would blur definition. If it's a mosaic something in gray would help blend with the green and still give a bit of definition. Lots of opinions here I'm sure once choice is made.


great countertops
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RE: And another question...Corner Cabinets (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: marcolo on 02.08.2012 at 06:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

Now you're just getting annoying. ;-0

If you have to use those doors, at least get something interesting to go behind them.


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RE: The Classic Kitchen (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: trudymom on 02.08.2012 at 07:25 am in Kitchens Forum

Really nice kitchens! Here's the link:

Here is a link that might be useful: Classic Kitchens


great seating at island 5 stools
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Found it. (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: Angie_DIY on 01.15.2012 at 11:19 am in Kitchens Forum

Okay, I found it. Link is below. As for price, a different page, belonging to the owner/designer of the kitchen in your picture, ( says that the marble mosaic backsplash is $25/sq ft.

Here is a link that might be useful: Source of backsplash mosaic


Great backsplash
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RE: New faucet looks ridiculous -- or not? (overthinking again) (Follow-Up #36)

posted by: linelle on 02.06.2012 at 02:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

This is Big Bertha:


From across the room, it looks like it almost reaches to the far edge of the counter, when in reality, the stream hits square in the middle of the sink.


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RE: Kitchen remodels and your stories (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: aloha2009 on 02.05.2012 at 11:13 pm in Kitchens Forum

Buehl compiled a great bit of info regarding this and many other issues. This will give you a TON of info in the "helpful threads"! Happy reading.

Here is a link that might be useful: Buehls Helpful threads


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RE: Concrete countertops (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: nclakehouse on 11.28.2010 at 10:45 pm in Kitchens Forum

I was going to suggest that you do a search on the forum, but I tried it myself first and realized that for whatever reason it is not turning up accurate results. There have been a fair number of posts on this subject on the kitchen forum as well as the bath forum. If you go to Google and use advanced search criteria (such as "concrete countertops" ) you'll find a number of the threads.

A few months ago I posted this:
"We have concrete countertops on the perimeter of our kitchen and leathered granite on the island; we also have concrete countertops on the wet bar. I extensively researched concrete countertops and my Asheville, NC based fabricator/installer before deciding to go with them.
IMHO, getting a good installer who really knows what he is doing and has a lot of experience is key to your ultimate satisfaction with concrete countertops --- perhaps more so than with about any other countertop material. The other key is getting a good sealer. Until recently, the concrete countertop sealers all seemed to have one problem or another --- either they looked plastic-y, they scratched badly, or they didn't provide adequate protection. A new sealer has come out in the past couple of years that seems to have solved all of these problems. I wish I could tell you the name of it, but unfortunately, I don't know it! All I know is that it is cured by a UV lamp. I tested samples by leaving a variety of products (red wine, mustard (usually hard to remove), lemon juice, ketchup, etc.) on a sample overnight. Nothing etched or stained the concrete. I was sold.

The countertops have now been installed for nine months and we have no cracks, scratches or stains on them. Admittedly, this is a weekend and vacation home so the countertops have not been used daily, but the countertops have not been babied. Mine is a working kitchen, so the countertops do get exposed to lots of messes. I actually find the concrete countertops as easy to keep clean as the leathered granite on the island. I use the same cleaner (Method for Granite) to clean both of them, although my concrete fabricator recommended a beeswax finish (too much trouble!).

You can get a lot of good information about concrete countertops at the link below. Just for the record, I have no affiliation with this group, whatsoever. There's also quite a few previous posts on the subject if you can get the GW Forum's search function to work correctly. Cheng's books are good if you intend to attempt this project yourself -- not something I recommend and definitely not a project not for the faint of heart.

Hope this helps."

We have now been in our new lake house almost one year and I'm still very happy with the concrete countertops. By the way, since I made the post above I have learned that our countertops were sealed with the UV sealer made by Surface 519. Here's a link for more information on it:

If you have concrete countertops professionally installed, they will not be any less expensive than other materials (e.g. granite, quartz, soapstone, etc.), and might even cost more. Some very handy people on this forum have fabricated their own - they saved a lot of money and most that I have seen photos of, look pretty good. I think the professionals might have better tools and know some tricks of the trade that will alleviate or prevent problems down the road (such as cracking and staining). But it all depends on how much money you have to spend and how much of a do-it-yourselfer you are.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Concrete countertop institute


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RE: Lighting questions (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: icannotwait on 01.29.2012 at 05:43 pm in Kitchens Forum

I thought this was a great article about lighting. The main point I will make is similar to what ideagirl2 said, put the lights where you need them, not where they are neatly lined up on a ceiling.

Here is a link that might be useful: Great lighting tips


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RE: help please: delta or moen kitchen faucets (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: nerdyshopper on 01.27.2012 at 06:19 pm in Kitchens Forum

It has been a year since we installed the Grohe pull out in our kitchen. We had previously had a Moen that cracked and leaked, then got a Delta that kept unscrewing from the hose and drove me crazy getting my stepson to fix it. When we remodled I chose Grohe because that was what was in the multimillion dollar house another stepson bought. Looked pretty bulletproof to me and so far it is.


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RE: A kitchen introduction (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: desertsteph on 01.25.2012 at 12:52 am in Kitchens Forum

'all my baking sheets, cutting boards, etc., (could I use drawers effectively for this?)'

yes, or a pullout




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RE: pics of 3 inch or 4 inch cup pulls?? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: babushka_cat on 11.13.2011 at 11:51 am in Kitchens Forum

i used the 4". in researching it i was advised the 3" felt a little tight on the fingers. in checking in the store i agreed. mine are pictured below. important heads up: the screws that come with them are crap, they do not screw into maple doors. my GC had to extract some screws and source all new ones (resulting in a change order).



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95% Finished Kitchen.

posted by: alabamamommy on 07.11.2011 at 04:55 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hiya folks! We're almost there. Moving in just weeks.

I've been waiting for it to be finished to take the final pictures, but I've come to the conclusion that if I wait for all of the "blue tape" issues to be addressed, for the cleaning crew to clean up the construction gravy and/or to borrow someone's wide-angled lens, well, then it will be filled with our stuff. And with baby #3 on the way, well, God knows how long before the boxes will be broken down and we're truly settled.

So, aside from a missing microwave, plastic still on the fridge doors (which are in the middle of their THIRD reinstallation) and general mish mash in the sandwich area - here's as close as we're going to get to photos of a finished kitchen this year : )

Details as follows:
Cabinets - Custom cabinet maker, inset shaker, SW Pearly White, Walnut Stained Trim
Floors - Teak hardwood stained Jacobean (very hard, does not absorb to typical Jacobean dark!)
Range - 48" Thermador Combo
Venthood - Ventaire with 1600 CFM roof-mounted blower
Sink - Franke
Faucet - Brizo
Pot Filler - DRATS I can't remember :)
Hardware Pulls - Amerock Highland Ridge, Polished Nickel
Hardward Knobs - Atlas
Countertops Island - Alabama White Marble 6cm slab
Countertops Perimeter - Caesarstone Pebble 2cm with mitered edge to 6cm
Island Chopping Block - Boos Block Walnut End Grain 4inch
Island Pendant Lights - Restoration Hardware Royal Seamaster (Discontinued)
Refridgerator - Thermador 30" Freedom Column
Freezer - Thermador 30" Freedom Column
Double/Single Oven - GE Profile
Backsplash - 4" Shiplap Wood Paneling whitewashed

I'm sure I'm forgetting lots... heck, I barely know my name. So if anyone has any questions, please let me know. You've all been wonderful, and I sincerely enjoy just knowing that a community of such substantial depth and helpfulness exists. I wish I could invite you all over for coffee!!


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Drawer cabinet 42' too big?

posted by: athomesewing on 01.01.2012 at 08:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Our newest plan has two places where drawer cabinet bases could be either 36" or 42" wide. Are either of those pushing the limits in terms of size/weight within a drawer?

Thanks for your thoughts! (:


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RE: White cabinets - the cumulative effect (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: TorontoTim on 01.15.2012 at 10:25 am in Kitchens Forum

We went with Cloud White on our cabinets (we went with MDF doors vs maple even at the same price as you don't get the shrinking/cracking on the doors that you will get on maple).

White cabinets, white marble counters, white marble backsplash, Cloud White on the wood trim, Cloud White on the walls.

Yep - everything is white. 10 x 50w halogen recessed lights and 19 warm-white LED pucks, all dimmable.

We have a small 1920's 15 foot wide, 40 foot long house. 9 foot ceilings, and the kitchen is 10 x 15 feet. We have some exposed brick on the main floor off the kitchen, but aside from that we painted out the entire main floor in Cloud White, walls and trim.

Makes the whole space feel bigger and brighter. I treat the walls as background for our artwork, decorative items etc. Think of the walls in an art gallery - white.






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RE: How deep did you go.... (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: remodelfla on 01.15.2012 at 02:25 pm in Kitchens Forum

10" and I'm also 5'. No issues at having a deep sink


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The finished kitchen, lots of pics inside, beer too!

posted by: jgopp on 07.25.2011 at 04:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hey everyone, I know it's been a long time coming for me. I thought I was going to get a really good photographer to come in and take pics but it just hasn't panned out so I used my cell phone with the HD option on. Just a notice, it's not the greatest camera and my picture taking ability isn't that great, nor do I know how to use photoshop. So what you get is what you get. Hopefully they are good enough for you.

Now onto the details...

The project was conceptualized last October, construction began in mid November. We had semi functional use of it during Christmas but it still had a long way to go. After lots of structural repairs and slight idea changes along the way the project was probably completed with decorating done by late February. The place is considerably more functional and the floor is no longer going to collapse through to the basement. I decided to remove a large pantry which was taking up too much space, as well as remove the dining room closet which was too small to be used for anything. Those you can see in the before pictures. The lovely lady in those pictures is not me btw.

It took me many trips to the stores and many conversations to finally get everything dialed in exactly the way I wanted it. I feel that the style I have is very fitting to the home which is from 1922. Not sure exactly how I would categorize it but if I had to take a stab I'd say, somewhat traditional, somewhat french country, somewhat professional. But the final product came out very warm and inviting. We use the kitchen 10 fold now compared to the old one for entertaining purposes alone.

The old kitchen was a functional disaster and I wish I had some pictures of it before, but I only have pictures of the day of first removal. I have a video though of the kitchen before which I will post here...

Moving right along then... and since everyone loves to know what every little detail is I guess I'll have to run down the list which as follows:

Countertops: Super-white quartzite, and yes the island is all one single slab
Backsplash: herringbone Carrara marble with matte finish subway tiles
Flooring: Virginia hardwood wide plank hickory
Fridge: Sub-zero 36SXS
Micro: Viking designer series
Wall oven: Bertazzoni 24 inch classic electric
Range: 36 inch Bertazzoni gas
Hood: 40 inch Viking designer series with 650cfm
DW: Fisher and Paykel tall dishdrawer
Sink: Elkay stainless farmhouse
Bar sink: Kohler trough
Main faucet: Rohl country in satin
Bar faucet: Rohl country series, not exactly sure what model
Washer+dryer: Samsung front loaders
Chairs: Restoration hardware french cafe Madeline chairs
Other goodies: full extension soft close drawers, heavy cast knobs and pulls (some outfit in NJ) love the pulls because they actually are screwed directly into the face. The beer setup is a Khrome design tower with Perlick no drop faucets. Entryway color tiles on the stairs are from Pewabic pottery in Detroit, the steps are a shale of some sort.

Enough talk I'm sure you've already passed by all that and moved right down here to where I've stashed what you are all waiting for...



And completed:

Any other pictures of specific areas I will try and make happen if you'd like. Ask any questions as well, I'll be around to answer them for you. Thanks so much for looking, and thanks for the great ideas and the knowledge I've gained from using this fine website.


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RE: pictures of warm white cabinets with lighter granite (Follow-Up #21)

posted by: firsthouse_mp on 04.13.2010 at 12:32 am in Kitchens Forum

I love white and more white...I have always wanted a white kitchen and I finally have the chance now that we are remodeling our rancher. Whether white kitchens are passe or not, I couldn't care less. I am building my home for my family and friends and whether my kitchen was a dated one from the 1970s or a new passe white one, my goal is to create a place that's a magnet for family and friends to enjoy, feel welcome and create memories. If you love the look, go for it. While the look itself seems very "cool" and not warm, I plan to have a number of warm accessories and my big farmhouse table and chairs, etc. will add to the wood, organic feel. Not to mention my 6 chickens that are squawking outside the back door!

My cabinets are BM Simply White which is very creamy. Love the color! Compared to many whites, it looks quite yellow. I used a white quartzite counter called White Princess.

From Menlo Farmhouse

From Menlo Farmhouse
From Menlo Farmhouse
From Menlo Farmhouse

From farther away, it looks quite white.
From Menlo Farmhouse


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RE: white granite (Follow-Up #44)

posted by: alku05 on 06.23.2007 at 08:09 pm in Kitchens Forum

Our Andromeda White granite went in a couple weeks ago and we love it! We're still waiting on our backsplash and the punch list, but here's a sneak peak:

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket


Like this grantite countertop
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RE: Ceasarstone--what has been your experience? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: smarge on 08.11.2008 at 11:30 am in Kitchens Forum

I love all my quartz surfaces, most especially my Caesarstone Raven for my kitchen's perimeter counters! I love it so much b/c I can do anything on it. My beautiful Danby VT marble island top has already been etched by a drip of wine that went down a bottle after pouring (wiped up within seconds and it still etched!). I know the marble is going to get a "lived in" look over time and I'm gritting my teeth here in the beginning stages.

Having such durable and easy-care counters right next to the island marble really makes me adore my Ceasarstone! Besides, it is gorgeous. I'm so happy that I didn't go with soapstone, pietra de Cardosa, pietra Bedonia, honed absolute black, etc., all of which I strongly considered for months!

I also am growing to hate our master bath, which is all Carrera Gold marble and etches just by having drops of water stand on it! (Hello, it's a bathroom!)

I used Caesarstone in my kitchen, laundry room, and son's bathroom. I used Silestone in my daughter's bathroom and for our basement rec. room's bar-back. I used Zodiac for the basement bath vanity top. The only reason we used different brands was because of color differences. I love them all and would strongly recommend using them if you can find colors that you like.


compare warm cream colors of Caesarstone, Silestone and Zodiac
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