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What a difference a year makes! Updated kitchen photo

posted by: stiles on 10.13.2008 at 03:20 am in Kitchens Forum

I have been reminiscing about how we were living at this time last year. We were living out of our garage and laundry room. It was painful and uncomfortable and I thought it would never end!

I originally posted pics of our 98% finished kitchen last March and I thought I would share this updated photo. We love our finished product and hopefully this will encourage all of you who are in the middle of your remodel to keep the faith! You too, by next year, will be enjoying your new kitchen.

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RE: May I please see your closet? (clothing) (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: kswl on 01.21.2011 at 12:12 am in Home Decorating Forum

When we moved to this house in 2005 there was a huge master closet with one shelf of wire shelving going all the way around the room---that was it, in a 10 x 13 closet!

We had a cabinetmaker come in and do a custom design that included cabinets and hanging bays that are 2 ft. deep. The standard closet hanging bays are 18 inches, and that means one shoulder of shirts, dresses and jackets is projecting into the closet and gets dusty. Making the units this deep cut down on our floor space, but it was fine when everything was put in---still room for a parson's chair to sit down on.

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clipped on: 04.21.2011 at 03:27 pm    last updated on: 04.21.2011 at 03:27 pm

Finished! White, Statuary, and Aqua Grantique

posted by: niffy on 05.22.2010 at 02:09 am in Kitchens Forum

Egad, I think it is done - well except for the dinette chairs that are on a container somewhere in the Pacific, and the base moulding for the fridge/freezer. Done enough, anyway....
I owe GW a great debt for many things, but a special thanks to all the marble lovers out there whose kitchens convinced me to go for it. I almost became a Virginia Mist convert, too, until I happened upon this brushed Aqua Grantique which fulfilled all my soapstone/marble/but low maintenance fantasies.... Margieb2- if you are still around, thank you for your arch! We had the half walls/columns on our plans, and once I saw yours, I knew EXACTLY how ours needed to be trimmed. We owe you big time.

So details....
Cabinets: custom, antique white. Island is maple stained dark walnut with a dark glaze or something.
Hardware: Polished nickel pulls and knobs, through cab company
Island countertop: statuary marble, honed
Perimeter countertop: aqua grantique (a granitic gneiss, apparently) - brushed finish
Backsplash: statuary 12x12 cut down to subways, statuary herringbone, and cut statuary slab
Floors: Brazilian walnut
Walls: SW Silvermist
Chandeliers: Schonbek New Orleans mini
Appliances: 30" Gaggenau fridge/freezer columns, GE Monogram Advantium 240 oven, GE Monogram Convection single oven, Wolf 36" induction cooktop, Miele La Perla dishwasher, and GE Monogram microwave (in end of island)
Sinks: Rohl 30" and Kohler Irontones for prep
Faucets: Rohl Country in polished nickel (avoid the burgundy felt "protective" bags. They stain when wet - stain things like new white marble. Don't ask how I know. Bags. Are. Evil.)

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Sink wall (well, part of it anyway):
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Perspective on location of pantry/butler's pantry:
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Breakfast room and Family room:
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Breakfast room hutch:
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Countertop and Backsplash:
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Built-in Pantry (across from butler's pantry cabinets/counter)
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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.
Trisha

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RE: Erikanh --- some ???'s (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: erikanh on 06.19.2009 at 01:26 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi! Thanks so much for your extremely kind compliments. How exciting to be building a new house!

We left 140 inches for the windows. That enabled us to have 10 feet of windows with a 10 inches of wall space on each side. The island is 12 feet long. The right end of the island lines up almost exactly with end of the wall space to the right of the windows where the hutch begins. (Hope that makes sense...)

The measurement from the end of the tall pantry on the left to the end of the fridge on the right is about 25 feet. There is 25 inches of dead space to the left of the pantry into the corner.

Please let me know if you have any other questions. =)

Erika

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RE: Shanghaimom Questions (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: shanghaimom on 05.14.2010 at 06:54 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi there onelady,

Thank you!
Our stools (I have four now--only two in the pics) are from Pier 1. They were an ugly brown which didn't go with the stain on my island, so I painted them black. Ballard Designs has some similar ones with caned seats which I love. In the kitchen, I definitely prefer wood over upholstered seating--I have two teen boys who are still plenty messy. I wince to think of all the filth I wipe off of these being on nice fabric!

My hex tiles are 3" and polished. I know you can find 2" Calcutta gold here in the US but I had the 3" ones cut to order in Shanghai and brought them back with me. I definitely like polished for backsplashes--easy to keep clean and it really has a nice subtle shine and sparkle. It would be very pretty in a bathroom!
Here is a photo of mrslimestone's lovely remodeled bath with carrera hex marble on the floor...total eye candy!!
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RE: wood island top - should it match the wood floor color? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: boxerpups on 03.27.2010 at 06:05 pm in Kitchens Forum

Remodel-mama,

I have seen different combinations of dark wood or light
and another wood type on the floors.
The beautiful thing about white and wood is they look
beautiful together. Whatever you do decide, be it
dark or light or both, it will be lovely.

Meanwhile here are some ideas that might help you visualize.
~boxer

Hilton Head Kitchen Designs
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Hampton Designs
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Reid Brothers Kitchens
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Devo Woodworking
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Devo Woodworking Walnut Island
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Kitchen Web
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Wood Countertops Google images
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Fox Kitchens
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Restyled Home

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I am not sure which backsplash would be the one for
you. I have always been a fan of the simple look with
white kitchens dark counters. Noticing all the images
above there really are some great ideas.

Here is one more with a marble bs
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carrera marble backsplash Pictures, Images and Photos

Not Marble but really lovely
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Here is a link that might be useful: Clippings from I believe Willow not exactly sure

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RE: 99% finished. Off White kitchen. So HAPPY!! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: mamadadapaige on 05.29.2008 at 02:44 pm in Kitchens Forum

darn. i screwed up my image posting again. i will try again.
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clipped on: 04.25.2010 at 03:37 pm    last updated on: 04.25.2010 at 03:37 pm

Black and White Kitchen - almost done

posted by: julia477 on 04.25.2010 at 10:16 am in Kitchens Forum

http://jcs.smugmug.com/Events/1540-Iris-Ct-Upgrade-051009-to/IMG4388/844629964_wFmGJ-Th.jpg

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Cabinet size for Sharp 24' drawer microwave???

posted by: carolinesmom on 08.01.2009 at 03:08 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi everyone, looking at purchasing the Sharp 24" drawer micro; says it can be installed in a 24" microwave cabinet. My cabinet company's smallest "built in" microwave cab is 27". They do make a regular microwave shelf cab in a 24". I want this cab/micro to take the least amt of space possible. Would love to fit it into a 24" cabinet. Anyone have experience with this? Thank you!

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clipped on: 04.24.2010 at 12:34 am    last updated on: 04.24.2010 at 12:34 am

marble & soapstone installed today! photos

posted by: katieob on 08.07.2009 at 03:20 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all.

Everything went very smoothly and I am so excited.
Thanks to GWers (stoners) who shared all their marble and soapstone experiences, pictures, and info-made me confident when I chose the slabs and I'm so pleased with the results (giddy......hugging the installers!)

Now we're waiting for the cabinetmaker to return from vacation & put in upper cabs... Excuse the mess.

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Thanks for looking,
Katie

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clipped on: 04.23.2010 at 10:54 pm    last updated on: 04.23.2010 at 10:54 pm

counter height window pictures please

posted by: lodalady on 02.09.2009 at 05:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'm curious about the counter height window. I searched this forum, but nothing appeared to address this topic. I'm ordering my new window this week, but before I do, I'd love to see what you have done.

Please share your pictures, please????

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Finished Kitchen~White, Marble, Soapstone

posted by: katieob on 12.04.2009 at 02:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all.

A huge thank you to everybody on this forum who helped graciously with advice, photos, experience & info. What an incredible resource this is. Shout outs to Erikanh & marthavila for hood help, willowdecor for tile, all the stoners, and many more.

We moved in last week-bottom trim on fridge & dw are still missing, excuse the messy bottoms.

I'll be happy to provide details if anyone wants them.

Thanks for looking!

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clipped on: 04.23.2010 at 10:51 pm    last updated on: 04.23.2010 at 10:51 pm

99% Finished Kitchen--creamy white w/soapstone

posted by: jbrodie on 03.01.2009 at 06:59 pm in Kitchens Forum

Finally! Our kitchen is finished! I never thought the day would come, and boy am I enjoying it. I owe so much to this forum. I can't tell you how much you all helped me. Thank you!!! I hope I can help others in return.

Hope I'm not putting too many pictures!

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Quick description (feel free to contact me if you have questions)
-Soapstone: Julia
-Cabinets: Custom, inset/flush shaker style with single bead (waiting to see if we get some issues resolved before I recommend the cabinet maker)
-Bookcase and desk tops: walnut
-Sharp microwave oven drawer (love it!)
-GE fridge
-Shaw 30 inch apron sink
-Wolf range top
-Thermador double ovens
-Vent-a-hood hood
-Dal tile
-potfiller: Newport Brass
-hot/cold faucet Newport Brass
-Main faucet: Mico
-Door to garage: one panel painted with chalkboard paint...fun! The kids love this and it's fun to put messages to guests, each other, holiday wishes, etc.
-Pull out baskets (love these...I keep bread in one and potatoes, onions, etc. in the other)
-Wine shelf--love it!
-Bar stools from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop (love these and they were so reasonable!)
-What would I do differently? More than 12 inch overhang on seating area of island (maybe 14-16 inch). And I might skip the bead board in the backs of the bookshelfs and glass cabs.

Happy kitchen designing to all! Thank you again!

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