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RE: looking for pic of stainless pro hood with wood duct cover (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: buffalotina on 05.13.2010 at 12:29 am in Kitchens Forum

Here is my vent hood and wood duct cover above: simple maple veneer plywood boxing, painted the wall color.

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clipped on: 05.13.2010 at 08:51 am    last updated on: 05.13.2010 at 08:51 am

Finished Kitchen- Creamy cabs with Typhoon Bordeaux

posted by: hollister768 on 05.10.2010 at 08:48 pm in Kitchens Forum

Better late than never.Here is our 99% finished kitchen. Its been basically done since December, but we are just getting around to taking pictures. We got so much helpful advice and inspiration from this forum and would have ended up with something completely different if we hadnt found this site! Hope this isnt too many photos!

What we love: The layout (Many thanks to all the GW-ers that helped us!) , Sharp MW drawer, our granite, cookbook storage, the pantry, cutting board storage, Brookhaven cabinets and drawers

What we might do differently: Our dark floors look nice, but they need to be swept literally twice a day. A lighter color would be a lot easier to maintain.

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Typhoon Bordeaux Granite

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Cutting Board Storage

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Full Extension Drawers (with Rev-a-Shelf spice drawer organizer)

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Our (messy) Pantry

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Stained Bamboo Floors (In the left corner of this photo, you can see how the kitchen is open to a great room that was way too messy to post.)

Details:

Cabinets- Brookhaven French Vanilla, Edgemont Recessed style ("Face" on small drawers)
Granite- Typhoon Bordeaux
Paint- SW Svelte Sage
Backsplash- Sonoma Star Butter Crackle
Fridge- CD Jenn Air Side by Side (Plenty of room, even though its CD)
Oven- GE Monogram (Love the sliding racks!)
Microwave- Sharp MW Drawer
Rangetop- 36" Electrolux Professional
DW- KitchenAid
Hood- Best by Broan
Faucets- Kohler Simplice
Sinks- Kohler
Floor- Engineered 6 inch Handscraped Bamboo with Pecan Stain
Barstools- Overstock.com
Pendants- Sea Gull Serenity

Thanks again for all the helpful information on this forum!

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clipped on: 05.11.2010 at 08:42 am    last updated on: 05.11.2010 at 08:43 am

What color cream cabinets with Calacatta?

posted by: jlynn17 on 03.27.2010 at 12:28 am in Kitchens Forum

I am going to have Calacatta countertops on my perimeter (don't know yet honed or polished but I know that is a whole other post!) and a walnut top on my island. I want a cream colored cabinet rather than a white white. My decorator has indicated she thought white with white marble would be best, but I like the warmth of an off white or cream. Can anyone suggest a creamy white that they have used with white marble, and post pics if you have any? Thanks!

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clipped on: 05.02.2010 at 11:08 am    last updated on: 05.02.2010 at 11:09 am

I need pictures of White Subway tile

posted by: justmejulie on 04.27.2010 at 11:00 am in Kitchens Forum

I am planning on basic white subway tile for my backsplash over a blackish granite. I am looking at all kinds. Glossy straight edge, hanmade uneven edge, beveled. If you have subway tile, especially white can you please post a picture? Also if you could let me know what color grout you used that would be so helpful also. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! :o)

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clipped on: 04.30.2010 at 08:46 am    last updated on: 04.30.2010 at 08:46 am

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: 04.27.2010 at 09:39 am    last updated on: 04.27.2010 at 09:40 am

Finito! one more white/marble/soapstone kitchen

posted by: segbrown on 12.06.2009 at 01:55 pm in Kitchens Forum

I've posted in dribs and drabs, so this isn't exactly an unveiling, but we are 99% done. Thanks to everyone; I've been reading this forum for years, even in the "pre-model" we did a few years back (minor update). I am also greatly indebted to my wonderful designer and contractor; I lucked out there.

Before pics: we moved the kitchen into the family room, the dining room into the kitchen, and the breakfast area into the dining room. (The living room turned into the family room, and the office will soon turn into the living room ... more to do around here.)So these photos are not exactly classic before/afters. (And it's a snowy day, so bright outside, not the best for pics. Oh well.)

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I was previously opposed to knocking out both walls, but I am glad we did. For the way we live, it works much better. Entertaining is a cinch now. Because the kitchen is vaulted but the other ceilings are low, it doesn't feel like a huge empty space (that's what I was worried about). And I liked my "other" house, just not the kitchen. It was awful.

I'll post details here, and more specific photos in a subsequent post.

-Cabinets-
Aspen Leaf Kitchens in Denver/Berthoud, CO; proprietary Primer White, BM Taos Taupe on island and butler's pantry, and custom-stained antique pine on breakfast hutch

-Appliances-
SubZero BI-36U fridge, pro handle
Wolf 48 DF range with 4 burners and double griddle
Viking 54 in. hood liner with heat lamps
Thermador DWHD64EP dishwashers
KitchenAid KBCO24RSBX three-zone beverage center
SubZero 700BCI refrigerator/freezer drawers
Sharp 0.8 cu ft microwave

-Counters-
Minas soapstone on perimeter cabinets and hutch
Calacatta gold marble on island and butler's pantry

-Hardware-
Restoration Hardware Gilmore cup pulls, Aubrey knobs and handle pulls, Clear Glass knobs in antique brass, and Season knobs and Hanson pulls in ORB

-Sinks-
Main: soapstone farm sink crafted by Terra Bella/Denver CO
Prep: Ticor S3650

-Faucets-
Main sink: Kohler HiRise bridge with sidespray
Prep sink: Kohler HiRise bar faucet

-Lighting-
Wilmette Clark pendants in ORB (breakfast nook)
Wilmette LaSalle wall sconces in antique brass (later photos)
Visual Comfort Classic Ring chandelier in AB (dining room)
Visual Comfort Four-Light Siena pendant in AB (butler's)

-Island stools-
Ballard Designs Dorchester counter stools in rubbed black (all other furniture and rugs previously owned)

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clipped on: 04.25.2010 at 11:55 am    last updated on: 04.25.2010 at 11:55 am

Finished (almost) White Kitchen- PHEW!

posted by: dotcomgone on 01.19.2010 at 04:48 pm in Kitchens Forum

Thanks to everyone on Gardenweb for their wealth of information. While I haven't posted often, I have utilized this site daily to find information and inspiration. Thank you for taking your time to share your kitchen ideas so that others can benefit from your experiences.

We are almost done. Just a kitchen table, island stools, desk area chair and accessories to go. Our project started in June and was substantially complete a few days before Christmas.

Unfortunately, I don't have before photos handy and used my iphone to snap these shots. Sorry for the quality. Our old kitchen was L shaped as well, a galley style with eating area. We had white 80's cabinets (solid door) with soffits. Counters were white square tile. Our worst feature was the powder room in the kitchen space and window that faced into our neighbors house (current range wall.) We expanded our kitchen by pushing out the range wall. Other than that we had to work within the space. Our main goals were moving the powder room out of the kitchen, storage, fitting in an island and eating area and respecting the age of our home (1906).

I am happy to share any details if anyone is interested.

Thanks again to all esp. those who helped me through a mini-marble crisis.

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clipped on: 04.24.2010 at 12:29 pm    last updated on: 04.24.2010 at 12:29 pm

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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clipped on: 04.24.2010 at 12:24 pm    last updated on: 04.24.2010 at 12:25 pm

RE: Where do you put paper towels, wet dish towels, cutting board (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: firsthouse_mp on 03.23.2010 at 01:35 pm in Kitchens Forum

My cutting boards will go in the vertical slots used for cookie sheets and the smaller ones in the top drawer right under my island counter.

I had a special paper towel holder space made in my island directly behind my sink--this one's mine, the next one was my inspiration:

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clipped on: 04.23.2010 at 01:42 pm    last updated on: 04.23.2010 at 01:43 pm