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RE: What BM 'white' are you using for your cabs? (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: breezygirl on 06.17.2012 at 09:09 pm in Kitchens Forum

I feel honored to be posting alongside pics of three of my most favorite GW kitchens. Plus, egganddart, WOW!! I don't think I've seen pics of your kitchen before. It's simply beautiful! Love the large wooden knobs.

I went through more than 15 sample cans of BM whites, a few SW, a Kelly-Moore, and a couple of other oddballs while looking for the right white for me. (This doesn't include the hundreds of white chips I collected also...) My Carrara slabs were very gray, causing me to be cognizant that my white needed to be more white than cream. I found out during my search that in order to "warm up" white to cream, yellow is added to the formula. So a creamier white tended much too yellow for my gray counters.

The common BM whites people choose here often were wrong in my space. White Dove has a sickly green-gray undertone in my light. China White and Cloud White were too yellow, as was Mascarpone, Mayonnaise, Mountain Peak White, and Cotton Balls. Gardenia was lovely, but with a touch of pink. Not kidding. There's red in the formula. Chantilly Lace was too starkly white and was Super White.

I ended up with Simply White and am very happy. It's cool enough not to appear yellow next to my Carrara, but warm enough not too look startling. Here are a few pics. (Wall painting has now been finished, and I have counter stools. Still no bs.)

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Picking the right white for you with your counters and your light can be frustrating in the short-run, but so satisfying in the long-run. I liken it to child birth, although not quite as physically painful: short-term pain for long-term gain. Good luck!

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simply white... paired well with her marble.
clipped on: 06.18.2012 at 10:50 am    last updated on: 06.18.2012 at 10:50 am

Island Granite in--White Quartz pics!

posted by: firsthouse_mp on 03.20.2010 at 01:50 am in Kitchens Forum

They delivered and installed my White Princess Quartz counter for my island today. It was so exciting and I just love it. Now I know how you people with "granite love" feel. They are perfect! I had them honed and the finish makes the mica in the quartz shimmer....with the right angle, the white parts look sparkly gorgeous--like PEARLS! The second picture almost shows the shimmer and pearly quality on top of the drawers.

My fabricator was super worried about these slabs because he said they are so fragile to cut. He said it was like cutting sugar--had to cut them very slowwwwlllllly. But, now that they are cut and installed with reinforced plywood and rods, they are as strong as any other granite. LOVE them. My cabs look very yellow in these pics but they are actually fairly white (painted BM Simply White). The counters have a grayish/whitish cast to them, and I was worried about them being too "busy" since I am a marble lover. But I think they turned out just right. As mentioned, I especially love the pearlescent look and wish I could capture that in pics!

The perimeters and backsplashes will be next to fabricate!

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simply white.
oh so pretty!
clipped on: 06.18.2012 at 10:44 am    last updated on: 06.18.2012 at 10:45 am

RE: Island Granite in--White Quartz pics! (Follow-Up #30)

posted by: firsthouse_mp on 03.24.2010 at 01:04 am in Kitchens Forum

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clipped on: 06.16.2012 at 10:29 am    last updated on: 06.16.2012 at 10:29 am

Finally finished~photos

posted by: katieob on 04.18.2012 at 09:20 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all.

It's been a long year, but we moved in a few weeks ago and we're so thrilled!
Again, I'm so thankful to all the gracious forum members here. I get so much great information and inspiration here and your encouragement with Round 2 has been so helpful!

This is a whole house remodel of a 1940's Cape that we purchased last Spring after selling our house. The kitchen is an addition. We still need to paint the window trim and wall above sink, but who knows when....Also, the black front and back door will have better handle hardware soon, just so you know...

I still seem to have giant pics from photobucket, apologies.

Information
Cabs~ Shaker, inset, BM White Dove, custom (same cabinetmaker)
Counters~ Danby Marble on perimeter and walnut on island
Backsplash~Walker Zanger Gramercy Park in Heirloom White
Sink~Shaw's 30 inch
Faucet~Perrin and Rowe, polished nickel
Pendants~ Circa Lighting Small Yoke, polished nickel
Hardware~All PN. Schaub (thanks kateskouros) for appliances, RH Gilmore pulls, RH Glass knobs, Rejuvenation utility latches, Cliffside Brass icebox latches
Stools~Cottage Maine
Fridge~Liebherr
Range~Viking (mistake, me thinks)
Pot filler~Rohl Swing Arm
DW~ Miele (I think Inspira?)
Fridge Drawers~Kitchen Aid (Love, love,love)
Microwave Drawer~Sharp 24 inch

Thanks for looking !!

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Love the Liebherr fridge, thanks Marthavila.
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Banquette. Will eventually have cushions, etc.
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View from kitchen to front door
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clipped on: 06.16.2012 at 10:21 am    last updated on: 06.16.2012 at 10:22 am

RE: Superwhite quartzite sample etched! (Follow-Up #34)

posted by: thornhill on 02.09.2012 at 02:04 pm in Kitchens Forum

I just took a few. We have done nothing since we moved in, so please forgive the lack of back splash, kitchen chairs, missing stool, etc.

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wonder what the cabinet color is?
clipped on: 06.15.2012 at 06:05 pm    last updated on: 06.15.2012 at 06:06 pm

Want a Sneak Peek?

posted by: beekeeperswife on 06.03.2012 at 08:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

There are no plumbing fixtures. There is no vent hood installed. DH will be supervising the installation of that now. Making sure that nobody screws up the range, cabinets or counters.

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For my Kitchen Aid Mixer and other heavy appliances:
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Dishdrawers...now you see 'em
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Now you Don't:
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Knife drawer that was custom made to fit under the shallow side of the sink. But too bad the granite is cut too small and I will only be able to use the cutting board once we modify it. :(((

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The trim was finished yesterday
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And Dutch Wood also did our closet. Ignore the code required ugly lighting.
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Those are lift doors above the closet to hide the space bagged stuff!

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Couldn't get enough shelves
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For the laundry baskets
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And finally, the unfinished shower panel...when, oh when will the AWOL tile guy come back to grout it?
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We were given a settlement date of 6/15. I assume there will be a lot of caffeine being consumed in that house in the next 12 days.

Bee

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so pretty!
clipped on: 06.15.2012 at 05:37 pm    last updated on: 06.15.2012 at 05:38 pm

RE: Want a Sneak Peek? (Follow-Up #78)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 06.07.2012 at 08:11 pm in Kitchens Forum

good question Laura. It's across from the range. It's a speed oven from Miele.

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Oh, the humanity...see the white outlet? changing that out day 1!

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love her island color... her whole kitchen...
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love to know similar color match.
clipped on: 06.15.2012 at 05:35 pm    last updated on: 06.15.2012 at 05:36 pm