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Finished pics - Creamy white, stained island

posted by: marmoreus on 01.25.2011 at 11:04 pm in Kitchens Forum

This is long overdue (we finished at the end of last August), but I wanted to thank all you Kitchen forum members for the great help. Thank you, thank you!!! I've really appreciated all the great information on this site. It has been such a helpful resource as we built a house for the first time.

On to the pictures.

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So far the kitchen is working out really well for us. Other than not loving the performance of my wall oven, I am happy with how it all turned out.

The details:

Perimeter cabinets: Decora (Chantille finish on maple)
Island cabinets: Sorrento (Hermosa finish on alder)
Backsplash: Walker Zanger Gramercy Park (Heirloom White and Pipe Smoke)
Granite on perimeter: Antiqued Nordic Black (love this!)
Granite on Island: Alaskan White
Pendant lights: Schoolhouse Electric
Knobs & pulls: Amerock Highland Ridge
Barstools: Restoration Hardware (bought during Friends & Family sale--20% off--yay!)
Wall color: BM Revere Pewter
Flooring: walnut w/ Waterlox finish
Sink: Shaw's farmhouse sink
Sink faucet/soap dispenser: Danze Opulence
Range: NXR
Wall oven: Kitchenaid
Fridge: Bosch
Dishwasher: paneled Bosch
Micro: cheapo GE

Thanks again!

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RE: Raised hearth or floor level for LR fireplace? (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: segbrown on 11.10.2010 at 04:58 pm in Home Decorating Forum

We did a raised flat ... raised so that we could see from everywhere, flat to save floor space. Sometimes I think it looks kind of strange, other times I like it, lol.

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RE: Can I see your fireplace? (slightly off topic) (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: niffy on 10.03.2010 at 12:01 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's ours. We have a big white mantel hood in the kitchen and this at the opposite end, in the family room.
The circle in the middle is an antique bronze with a relief of a woman, children, dogs- my dad got it for us and designed our last mantel around it. When we moved/built, we didn't think we could bring the whole mantel but we popped out the bronze piece and brought that with us, and then my dad and I designed a new mantel around it.

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RE: Can I see your fireplace? (slightly off topic) (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: marmoreus on 10.02.2010 at 11:37 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here is ours.

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RE: Show me your bedroom built-ins please (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: crescent50 on 09.23.2010 at 09:25 am in Home Decorating Forum

Almost completed built-ins in our 3 year old's bedroom:
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Here is a better quality picture that shows the details before the doors were installed:
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The 2 window seats have piano hinges that I am hoping will be great for storing blankets/stuffed animals. According to my daughter though, they are beds for her dolls & perfect hiding spots for my 7 year old :)
I intend to put a cushion on top.


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finished! Vintage Cream in the City

posted by: shanghaimom on 05.01.2010 at 09:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all,

We are finally finished with our kitchen remodel of our 1889 home. I have been a daily (truthfully, sometimes HOURLY) lurker and sporadic poster for almost two years. There is NO WAY I could have planned this remodel without the help of GW--We were living in China for over 5 years and I had to do all of my planning from there. This meant NO MAGAZINES, nor could I visit showrooms and see anything in person. Every time I had a question, I seemed to be able to find a thread about it. Not to mention all of the inspirational photos!!! I was so afraid of missing an important tidbit! (We were 13 hours ahead there, so I could easily miss a thread as it fell off onto pages two, three, four...)

Anyway, many thanks to all of the great TKO people who contribute to this forum.

Photos first! Details at the end. (o:

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pass-thru detail
Berta!
kit

cabinetry--local custom painted in BM Bone White oil-based enamel
walls-- BM Ballet White
counters--Zodiaq quartz Mystic Black (kind of a charcoal color)
pulls--Amerock Revitalize in Burnished Bronze
sink--Ticor zero-radius SS508
faucet--Kohler Vinnata in Vibrant Polished Nickel
range-36" Bertazzoni Heritage Series in Anthracite
hood- Vent-A-Hood NPH9-136
backsplash- 3" hexagonal Calcatta marble
pendants--Hinckley Knickerbocker (these are on clearance all over for a song right now...)
windows--Marvin double-hung cottage style

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RE: Boxerpups and others... blue and white living room pics (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: segbrown on 02.25.2010 at 10:45 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I have saved a few ... (sorry for the editorial copy; I just pulled it out of a magazine, apparently)

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RE: GW Must Haves and Other Interesting Gadgets (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: prairie-girl on 01.19.2010 at 10:17 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi pinch_me, Lee Valley and Ikea both have a version of those
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IKEA
Sounds like a great idea - I hadn't thought of that for the garbage.

One thing I'm looking forward to is an 'inlet/outlet' (sorry I don't know the technical name) for my built in vacuum in the toe kick so I can sweep into it instead of using a dust pan.

~Missy

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GW Must Haves and Other Interesting Gadgets

posted by: plllog on 01.19.2010 at 07:12 pm in Kitchens Forum

When I first came here there were some toys that the GW denizens had moved from workplace use to kitchen musts, but they don't seem to be getting a lot of discussion nowadays. They were ubiquitous here, and I think it's worth trotting them out for the newbies who haven't heard. Also, there may be some new gadget that enhances the kitchen greatly that we should add to the list.

I'll start with the obvious ones:

Tapmaster. A friendly little Canadian company makes these. It's a device in your toekick area that turns your faucet on and off. The first of us to put one in was looking for the ones they have in dental offices.

The basic unit has a plate that you can touch to start the flow and let go to stop it, or push down to keep it on. The Tapmaster uses air pressure to open and close its valves--there's no electricity or anything particularly complex involved. You set your favorite flow rate and temperature at the mixer and leave that open. If you want to change to using the mixer instead of the Tapmaster you can just lock the Tapmaster open.

Since that time, and as more and more of these started showing up in kitchens, they've come up with their "euro" model, which has a single bar controller that you nudge sideways with your foot, or nudge farther to lock open. Some shoeless cooks prefer this.

You can also get multiple controllers on a single faucet so that you can operate the faucet from two sides of an island, or whatever suits your project.

Plugmold. This one comes from the laboratory. Tired of outlets interrupting your planned beautiful backsplash? You can put plugmold either near the base of the backsplash, or at the top, under the upper cabinets. You can install a GFI in a plugmold unit, but you can also make the whole circuit GFI.

Wiremold Corp. bought up most of their competitors, and discontinued most of the interesting colors, but I've heard that some more decorative ones are coming back. Home Depot carries basic white plastic plugmold. It can be mounted flat on the wall, flat under the cabinet, or on an angled wood strip. There's also "angle plugmold", which isn't really "plugmold" since that's a term like "Kleenex" that's a brand name. Tasklighting makes it. It's reputedly very expensive, but some people think it's worth it.

If you have some countertop appliances that are always plugged in, like a coffee pot, toaster, or microwave, you might also want a regular outlet so that the cords don't always wave in the breeze, and are more hidden.

NeverMT. Do you have a soap dispenser in your sink? Keep a gallon jug of soap or lotion under the sink and pump it directly from the pump that came with your faucet kit. That is, it replaces the receptacle that goes under the counter with a hose and jug. If you use your pump a lot it saves constant refilling.

I'll also give shout outs to some other things:

Demeyere cookware for induction. Great, no rivets cookware for anything, but they have some technically special features for induction. Some other manufacturers do too, though any cast iron, or stainless steel pot that sticks to a magnet, will work.

De Buyer Pro V mandoline. If you ever feed mobs, this can't be beat for making short work of all your knife tasks. This one has continuous adjustment so you can make any width in between minimum and maximum. The V keeps soft things like tomatoes from getting squished.

I hope the rest of you will chime in with the other received wisdom that so many of us are so familiar with here that we sometimes forget to say...

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RE: how to post pictures (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: scoutsadie on 07.03.2005 at 11:53 pm in Clematis Forum

I've found that one can also post pictures in this way:

1. Copy the URL of the picture from your online photo album (I use Shutterfly) by right-clicking on the photo and selecting "Properties" from the menu, the highlighting the URL and hitting Ctrl-C

2. Paste the URL into your message by placing your cursor in the message box and hitting Ctrl-V

3. In front of the URL, type a less-than sign:

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then immediately after the less-than sign, type:

img src=

then add a space after the equal sign and then a set of quotation marks before and a set immediately after the URL

(Sorry, I can't type it here because you'd just see a "broken image" icon and not the actual coding.)

You should be able to preview the message and see the picture in your post.

If this doesn't work, make sure you don't have any stray spaces and that you do have the correct characters as shown above (ie, the < and = etc.)

Hope this helps.
Rebecca

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RE: Where to buy calacatta oro/gold tile for b-splash (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: artmoderne on 12.11.2009 at 03:38 pm in Kitchens Forum

If you are near Philly I can tell you where to get 3x6 Calcutta Oro subway tiles for a really good price - Tilerama - ask for Judy.

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RE: Granite is in (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: mamalynn on 11.17.2009 at 11:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

That's pretty! I love your glass doors, also.

For your pictures, next time try posting them directly into your message. It's easier for everyone to view them and you can post them a nice size. Just copy the HTML code supplied by photobucket and paste it in the "rectangle" where you type your message. Hit enter a couple of times, type some more, copy and paste another photo (I find it easier to have two sessions of my browser open with my photo host site open in one and the kitchen forum open in the other). Preview your message and if you did it right, you'll see the pictures there.

Can't wait to see the rest!

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RE: More questions on knobs and pulls (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: laurie_2008 on 05.12.2008 at 01:01 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's some info I copied & pasted below. I'm also attaching a link that may be helpful, as well.
Installation:
There are no set rules for placement of knobs or pulls. They may be thought of as artistic accents as well as functional pieces. Still, their placement can be crucial to the overall integration of the cabinetry plan. When placed with care a knob should blend into its context. Poorly placed knobs disrupt the aesthetic balance of an otherwise well-proportioned kitchen.

Most new cabinetry is traditional in design, but sometimes in an effort to be trendy, designers try placing knobs in non-traditional places. When deciding on their placement there are some caveats that should be remembered:

Cabinet Doors:
Whenever possible, avoid placing knobs on a center panel. A veneered panel will not be as strong as the wood frame surrounding it.

Drawer Fronts:
Generally a single knob or pull is used on drawers under eighteen inches wide, while drawers over eighteen inches call for either two knobs or two pulls. Drawers over 24" wide should have two knobs/pulls to prevent the drawer from twisting when pulled. For visual continuity, pulls or knobs should be installed on false front drawer fronts as well.

To position a drawer handle successfully, first determine it's visual center of mass (the absolute center od the pull). A knob's center of mass will be the mounting screw.

As a general rule, If a drawer is wide enough to need two knobs/pulls, each should be centered about 1/6th of the drawer length from the edge of the drawer and positioned slightly above center.

Installtion diagram for drawer handle Placement of Multiple Drawer Pulls:
Length 6 = center of knob/pull
Using this formula, if the the drawer is 24 inches wide, the middle of the pull should be 4 inches from the outside edge of the drawer front.

In some cases it is impossible to place a handle at the optimum height because of such things as cross banding or overcrowding on a narrow upper drawer. In these instances the eye is generally forgiving.

Bail handles derive more of their visual mass from the rosettes than do plate handles where the bail is recessed on a field of brass. This means a rosette handle will be placed a little lower than a plate handle whose mass is mostly a function of the backplate. The goal in all cases is to mount the handle so that the center of mass is slightly above the centerline of the drawer front. The deeper the drawer front the higher the handle should be placed above the centerline.

Don't forget that the thickness of the door or drawer must be considered when ordering screws to make certain that the proper length screw is purchased.

In replacing a pull, the old one should be used to measure the new one. Remember to measure from the center to center of each screw (not the length of the pull) to determine the size pull needed. If the old holes will be patched, or if a backplate will be used, size will be flexible; but don't forget that the holes go all the way through, so that the plate it won't cover them on the inside. If this matters, a second plate may be needed.

It's always best to leave hardware installation to professionals who will accept responsibility for their alignment. These experts use special jigs to assure a proper match across the cabinets, which is extremely important visually.

A cabinet can only be drilled once and it must be perfect the first time; if a hole is drilled wrong, the only way to repair it is to cover the hole with a backplate and start over. But that means that every other cabinet in the kitchen will require a matching backplate. And don't forget that once drilled, the cabinet cannot be returned.

Here is a link that might be useful: General Rules and Guidelines

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RE: white marble - ivory cabinets - What do you think? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: boxerpups on 08.31.2009 at 09:21 pm in Kitchens Forum

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I think cream and white look lovely together.

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This one above is not marble but you can see how nicely
a white and cream go together.

~boxerpups

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RE: Another glassfront cab question - pls share thoughts! (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: lesmis on 08.29.2009 at 06:17 pm in Kitchens Forum

The plastic track that holds the light doesn't really have a name, but I think both the tracks and the lighting were by Seagull Lighting. I believe that Kichler makes a similar set up. But any electrical supply store should know what you mean if you say you want track to hold low voltage cabinet lights, our local store had a display showing all their low voltage options.

The transformers were made by Ambiance Lighting Systems.

Kat :)

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RE: Another glassfront cab question - pls share thoughts! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: lesmis on 08.29.2009 at 05:56 pm in Kitchens Forum

You can use lighting that runs down a track mounted to the very front inside of your cabinets. These sit inside the front corners of your cabinetry but most require a transformer because they are low voltage so you'll need to plan ahead for this or talk to your electrician to see if it's possible with your current set up. This allows you to have light running down every shelf. It's purely for mood lighting or to highlight what you have in your cabinetry. The lights themselves snap into the track so you can put as many or as few as is allowed by the transformer and the electrical load capabilities. I have only one per shelf per side.

What they look like when turned on, mine are on a dimmer so I can adjust the brightness.
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RE: trim for under cabinet lighting (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: raehelen on 08.18.2009 at 12:13 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have shaker style cabinets, so wanted something very simple. We have bullnose edge on our granite, so this goes very well. I'm showing a pic of the underside (which you can't see unless you lean your head under the cabinets), as I need to show off DH's handiwork. He enclosed the pucks with a veneered panel that matches our cabinets, and then I had him cut the trim itself to the bare minimum to allow maximum clearance on the counter.

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RE: Good grief, DH likes carrara marble now, help! (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: boxerpups on 08.27.2009 at 05:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

If you can afford marble go for it. In Italy, Marble stains are part of life.
A stained Marble countertop is a sign of a happy, healty, home cooking and loving
kind of family. The old saying a messy house means happy kids (true). just like Kitchendude-hiw

Here are more images for you. I love sharing them.
~boxerpups

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This is Formica. I know amazing but it is.
Check out the website Formica.
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Follow-up (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: ludy-2009 on 08.16.2009 at 11:48 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi Megpie77, thanks for your nice comments. The cabinets are Brookhaven, Alpine White. Kat -- LOL -- she's all over the house! Pril - thanks and glass knobs are from lookintheattic.com and tile is 2 x 4 Calacutta Marble by Akdo. gsciencechick -- color is BM Smoked Oyster. Thanks All!

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Dark Numerar Countertop from IKEA

posted by: reshal on 08.10.2009 at 10:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here are photos of one of a Numerar countertop we bought at Ikea. I stained it with the same stain as my floors and finished it with Waterlox satin. Grand total approx. $215 for wood and Waterlox. This is to the left of my refrigerator, I did another one with a sink for the right of my fridge. Just thought someone out there in GW land might be thinking how a dark stain would look on the inexpensive IKEA wood beech countertop...

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RE: STILL unsure about inset/fulloverlay- one more plea for advic (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: erikanh on 08.01.2009 at 04:25 pm in Kitchens Forum

I understand the lines you're talking about ... I have them. They don't bother me, I don't think they're noticeable.

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RE: Cabinet size for Sharp 24' drawer microwave??? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: buehl on 08.01.2009 at 04:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

My 30" Sharp MW Drawer is in a 31" cabinet. However, I checked the Sharp site and under "Downloads" found that you can indeed install a 24" MW Drawer in a 24" cabinet...there are two documents that might help you, depending on your cabinet type: framed or frameless (IIRC, you're going w/framed, correct?)

Installation Tips: 24" in 24" Face Frame Cabinet:
http://www.sharpusa.com/files/mdo_dow_TIP_24-n-24_face_frame.pdf

Installation Tips: 24" in 24" Frameless Cabinet:
http://www.sharpusa.com/files/mdo_dow_TIP_24-n-24_frameless.pdf

Sharp Downloads for Microwave Drawers:
http://www.sharpusa.com/products/TypeDownloads/0,1087,216,00.html

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RE: WWYD with this fireplace open to kitchen? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: staceyneil on 07.20.2009 at 08:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi Erika
it just so happens that I have a file of fireplace inspiration pics, since we, too, have a fireplace open to the kitchen that I'll be getting around to re-doing in the next year (I hope!)
here are a couple of pics that might work in your space....

I am probably going to do a glossy tile with a matte black door surround. I prefer no doors, but here in Maine we have to think about all that heat going up the chimney even when the flue is closed :(

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a few pics of our new kitchen

posted by: kelleg on 07.27.2009 at 11:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

We moved into our new house over the weekend. We have been in the building process for over a year. We tore down and old house and built in an established neighborhood. It has been the most stressful, crazy year of my life. I do love my house, though. I hope I will be able to say it was all worth it. Thank all of you who helped me on the kitchen. I am going to post some pics now, but may come back with some better ones and details after I find my good camera. These are taken at night with my iPhone.

Anyway, here are some. There are some blue tape spots. And, we are having the counter stools painted white--we just like painted wood--I tried the stained and we just want them painted :).

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RE: Beaded inset: on door or frame? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: smarge on 07.24.2009 at 11:31 am in Kitchens Forum

I have the bead on the frame in my kitchen, but have it in the door in my bathroom. Doing it on the door, with overlay doors, saved a little money and allowed more room for storage. I love the way it turned out and think my kitchen would have looked fine if I'd done it that way, too. (Kitchen is Kountry Kraft, vanity is custom built by our cabinet maker who, in hindsight, I WISH we used for the entire kitchen!)

Kitchen door w/bead on frame -

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Master bathroom vanity w/bead on door - the most obvious difference is you can not have exposed hinges with this.

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RE: Aquatic Hotsoak - Any experience? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: repurr on 07.23.2009 at 11:12 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I just installed one, but the bathroom is still a work on process. I am very familiar with the joys of installation so if you have any questions about that, I feel qualified to answer just about anything up to sitting in a filled one with a rubber duckie.
Quality of the unit is good. It comes packed very well. Ours is an alcove installation so we had the tile flange installed. No problem there. The finish is rugged and cleans up nicely. The electrical is no problem, but watch where you place the outlet. Our individual unit was 5/16ths of an inch shorter than spec. If your installation is critical in that regard, (as ours was) be prepared for some modifications.
It isn't as heavy as it looks, so you won't get a hernia moving it. The plastic base is as big as the tub so you might have to modify you apron construction. The plumbing hookup dimensions given by Aquatic had to be adjusted a bit.
When we filled it for the first and only time, the ample motor fired up instantly. The output from the heater is a mild temperature increase so you will not accidently scald yourself.
Hope that helps.

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My finished kitchen!

posted by: greta17 on 07.05.2008 at 11:39 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hey everyone! I've only posted here a handful of times but read tons of information to help with our kitchen. This entire house was a complete gut and redo and a year after moving back in, we finally finished the kitchen. Pretty much the only thing we had left to do was the backsplash, but you know how that goes. Anyway, I thought I'd share some pictures because I always liked seeing people's finished product. Some of the pics are a tad blurry...I was having camera issues.
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Details
Cabinets - custom. Painted using Cabinet Coat colored in White Dove by BM
Floors - red oak stained medium brown
Countertops - Absolute black granite on the perimeter, Monte Bello granite on the island
Backsplash - Walker Zanger Newport Seaweed subway
Door hardware - ORB cup pulls on the drawers, and ORB egg shaped knobs on the doors
Faucet - Kohler Vinnata...the smaller one (I can't remember the dimensions, but I believe its about 2" shorter than the large one)
Lighting - the 2 lights over the island are mini-chandeliers I got from Lighting Universe online
Fridge - Jenn Air counter depth
Range - 6 burner Viking
Oven - 30" GE Profile
Microwave - LG
Dishwasher - Asko

Thanks to everyone who shared their information. Overall, we are very pleased with it. There are a few things I'd do differently but they are pretty minor. If it wasn't for this site, I'm not sure it would have turned out as nice as it did.

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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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RE: looking for past post of beautiful kitchen (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: positano on 07.21.2009 at 09:14 am in Kitchens Forum

I think your talking about Jbrodie's kitchen.It is definitely one of my favorites!

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

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Banquette Cushion Questions -- nats-md or others?

posted by: starfish24 on 07.18.2009 at 09:22 am in Kitchens Forum

Our new corner kitchen banquette (design based on kitchenkelly's terrificly helpful sketches) has quickly become preferred seating for kids and company, and it's time to get some cushions! I'd love advice on what would be best, in terms of comfort, looks and value and also where to get these cushions made. Specifically, is a seat cushion enough, with throw pillows for the back (or too much adjusting required)? Would the seat cushions attach to the wood seat? If I get a back cushion also, how does it stay put? (I hear velcro is not strong enough.) Pictures would be great.

Nats-md, if you're around, we also are in the DC area, so I'd love to know who recently made yours (and would love pics).

Thanks all.

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RE: Working Exterior Shutters (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: brutuses on 07.13.2009 at 12:17 am in Building a Home Forum

DH built ours. See photo's and let me know if this is the style you are interested in. We're also in S. Louisiana. He's sleeping right now, but I'll ask him for specifics and pass them on to you tomorrow if you'd you like.

shutters

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RE: Calling all Slobs! New kitchen is getting the 'lived-in' loo (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: stretchad on 06.20.2009 at 10:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

OMG I have no kids yet and it is still a battle to keep my kitchen clean.
However, I'm completely convinced that my kitchen ends up messy and filled with papers, shoes, coats, iPod headphones, and whatnot because I do not have built in cubbies like these next to my entry to our main entry/exit to the house:

Clearly, I NEED it! Or as DH would say, "no, you WANT those, not need"

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are black countersthe main choice for white cabs?

posted by: will_work_for_roses on 06.23.2009 at 04:13 pm in Kitchens Forum

Any of you have white cabinets with countertops that are not black? This seems to be the most popular choice but I was wondering if anyone used something different and might have pictures? I have wood floors, cabinets are white not ivory, gold walls. I'm wondering if black will be too much contrast to all this white.

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