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Fishies Yellow Kitchen- PHOTOGRAPHER pics

posted by: 2LittleFishies on 11.26.2013 at 10:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hey Everyone! We were having some family photos taken so I got some of the kitchen. Our GC also sent his photographer over to take some photos. No special lighting was done or magazine staging but just thought I'd share : ) Have the happiest of Thanksgivings!


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Here is my Reveal although I'm sure everyone has seen it

Here is a link that might be useful: FISHIES REVEAL THREAD

This post was edited by 2LittleFishies on Wed, Nov 27, 13 at 7:52


upper cab door style, glass above solid below
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After-market pullout trash can that attaches to the door

posted by: gale1965 on 09.23.2013 at 09:02 pm in Kitchens Forum

Has anyone installed one of these? I want one under my stove (it is a sink base) and it has doors right now, with a stile in between. I'm wondering how hard it would be to install something where I would remove the door and then attach it to the pullout like the one linked. Anyone done this?

Here is a link that might be useful: revashelf pull out trash can


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Those last 1% of finishing details can take forever (DW)

posted by: gooster on 10.25.2013 at 02:11 pm in Kitchens Forum

It seems like in any project, that final 1% of the finishing details can take forever. We finished up the kitchen, at 99% completed, in June. Now, at the end of October, the final details are coming into place. The original DW panel was ordered too narrow -- even though the KD knew this could be a tricky detail. This small little detail was bugging me for quite some time.

Finally the reordered panel has arrived and is installed! (As a future reminder for GWers, always check to make sure your custom DW panel is 1/4" less than your actual opening, no matter what the template says).

Now, just wondering what we should do about the toe kicks -- leave them as standard or try to make them like the rest of the furniture toe kicks. (So maybe we are still not 100% done!) For reference, the old reveal is Here.


dishwasher template advice
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How far should upper cabinets be from the window trim?

posted by: aries61 on 04.10.2011 at 12:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

Curious, trying to figure how far from the sink window trim should the cabinet start.Currently I have about an inch on one side and the other side butts up to the trim(looking to change cabinets). Not sure if I like the way it looks. What do others have? Do you like the way it looks? Pictures?


glass on one side of sink, solid on the other
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Framed frameless cabinets? And dark oak to boot?

posted by: deedles on 06.03.2013 at 06:11 pm in Kitchens Forum

Stopped by a local woodworker shop today looking for a bench. Found a huge store full of very nicely made cabinets and shelves and hutches, etc.

In talking to the guy, he showed me that he makes framed cabinets but keeps the face frame at 1", which is the same as the sides of the cabinet box. He said he builds all his cabinets that way as he thinks the frame wastes too much space. Singing to the choir on that one, he was. No disrespect intended to framed cabinets in general, but I only have 7 base cabs so space is a premium for me. I thought I remembered Jakuvall saying something about strength for the countertop being in the frame?

Has anyone got framed cabs that are 'frameless' because the frame is narrow?

I'm asking because he just happens to build kitchen cabinets too, and is about 2 miles away from my house. Go figure. 100 buck a running foot with drawers AND full extension accuride glides.

Oh, and if anyone that has been reading my posts about cabinets and wood type and color, for the last year is here... DH just informed me that the couple of one and two inch thick oak boards that I thought he had is actually more like 25 and more than enough to build the cabinets out of, which this guy will do which will save us some cha-ching, too. Ha. Ha. I thought it was all crappy pine. "H*&# no!" DH says. "That's all nice, clear oak because I cut it and made sure it was. That's why I've been dragging it around for 25 years." Hmm. Go figure.

Regular cut oak hasn't been my first choice (rift or quarter sawn is awesome) but wondering if a dark stained oak with the right drawer fronts might look nice. The price would be right, that's for sure.


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Pictures please? Show me your paneled DW in inset cabinets?

posted by: ppbenn on 05.12.2013 at 04:25 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'm needing some pictures to show my cabinet maker. Also what is your make, model and are you in love with it?
Thank you so much.


see fishies dw and pulled out sink base
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Finished white oak / rustic kitchen (full pics)

posted by: jenny_from_the_block on 12.22.2012 at 05:16 pm in Kitchens Forum

Finally finished! I take bad photos and didn't stage my kitchen but here it is! I am so happy with the way it turned out and it functions well.

Range: Bluestar 6 burner RNB
Rangehood: Broan guts under DIY hood cover
Countertop: Honed Carrara marble
Sinks: Kohler cast iron
Faucets: Nickel Kohler Purist line
Frig: SubZero 48"
Floor: Dalle de France Massangis jaune limestone, Exquisite Surfaces
Cabinets: locally harvested white oak, local company
Walls: white painted yellow-poplar shiplap boards
Knobs: Baldwin brass in antique brass with black finish

Range view
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Range close-up

Main cooking area near range
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Kitchen table
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Far end of kitchen
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Frig and DW, clean-up sink
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Microwave area (DH still needs to work on recessing the microwave better so the door can close - or we can get a smaller microwave)



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List of stuff in kitchens?

posted by: sautesmom on 07.17.2008 at 08:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

Now that I am getting close to actually installing my DIY kitchen, I am trying to imagine actually working in my new kitchen. First I think I want a cabinet with drawers, then a pull-out. I've been living without cabinets for so long (I'm sure I've hit a record!) that I am having a hard time visualizing what I will put in the cabinets I have decided on. I have planned on stuffing as many cabinets in the kitchen as possible because my house is very small and has literally no storage. But what will go in them all?

For those of you who have worked with kitchen designers, have you seen a list of things to go in cabinets/drawers? Such as pots, pans, lids, silverware; but also things like birthday candles, serving platters, etc.?

I'm hoping for a checklist so I can make sure I'm not forgetting something big.


Carla in Sac


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Will Adjustable Drawer Divider be useful?

posted by: khallock on 03.15.2013 at 11:31 am in Kitchens Forum

I am having 2 sets of Pot & Pan drawers. They will be 2-drawer stacks. I didnt want the skinny top drawer since they cuts down on the depth of the lower drawers.

I was going to have an adjustable drawer divider installed on 1 of the drawers. My thinking was for some plastic cutting boards, muffin pans, baking pans, etc...

Does anyone know if items like this will fit in here? Stupid me didnt measure my pans at home to figure this out first and I am ordering this afternoon after work. Its only a $45 mistake if my pans dont fit.


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Height between pantry shelves?

posted by: alice462 on 01.16.2009 at 05:26 am in Kitchens Forum

What is your favorite height between shelves in your pantry?

I came home yesterday and my carpenter had built shelves in my new, small pantry. He only spaced the tallest 12" apart -- I could not stand a cereal box upright on this and know that they need to be re-worked and would greatly appreciate any feedback.


pantry shelf measurements
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Finished! White country Victorian w/ copper and brick

posted by: hollylh on 06.12.2009 at 12:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hello all...I have been a lurker and sometimes poster for a while now--I was more active when I was in the design phase, about a year ago. As you can tell from the title this kitchen is eclectic, but it's me. Many many thanks to all the amazing and helpful people here, and especially to arlosmom, mamadadapaige and pirula, whose kitchens were huge inspirations (as will be obvious from the pix!).

I know, I know, you are scrolling down to the pictures anyway, so here it is:





By no means was this a gut rehab. I liked to call it a tweak, which made DH roll his eyes...we had a lovely kitchen before. However, when we needed to reconfigure the adjoining family room and mudroom, we got to the point where we would have been matching things in the kitchen we didn't love in the first place, so we decided to go for it and fix the main issues as well. The old kitchen was way too dark, the main passageway (by the brick) was too narrow, we needed more storage, and we really wanted a place to eat besides the island.



(this was after we had already demoed the wall)

What we did:
--enlarged window
--demo'ed wall which we knew had brick behind it--we were just trying to gain width (we got about 5'') but I also love the look!
--replaced uppers and oven cab and island
--reused island to become new peninsula (we cut down the existing top)and coverted the cabinets in it to drawers
--honed the granite and removed the 4'' backsplash (it couldn't be honed in place anyway)
--kept the old appliances, except for ovens and hood
--painted everything white


--Hood--custom from a local sheet metal shop; innards are Modernaire
--New cabs--Crown Point
--Hardware--Restoration Hardware and Van Dyke's
--Backsplash--4'' V-groove beadboard

I was very worried about the uppers being inset and the bottoms being full overlay...but it bothers me not at all. Also, I felt really, really guilty about painting the cherry, which is why I didn't do it for 9 years (the kitchen was done by the previous owners). But as soon as it was done I didn't look back.

My sweet DS told me, "Mommy, it could be in a kitchen magazine." (They have seen me reading them constantly for a couple of years.) He knows the way to my heart!



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Pantry photos/ pics of pantries

posted by: rhome410 on 02.03.2009 at 02:58 pm in Kitchens Forum

There are some great pantry threads that will eventually be lost and Starpooh suggested I post links here so that others can post and, hopefully, we'll keep some of these resources alive for those planning pantries in the future. (She pointed out that threads 'live' longer here than on the discussions side of the forum.) There is one thread, in particular, that has awesome photos of pantry interiors that I can open through a link I've saved, but if anyone posts on it, it doesn't become current again. Starpooh has put it in .pdf form and it is too large to download here, so I've linked it below.

Here is another walk-in pantry thread with helpful shelf spacing guidelines/recommendations:

There is also a previous thread with photos of closet style pantries, which I'm still trying to track down. Of course, photos of pantry cabs will be helpful to people, too.

Anyway, here's hoping people will start showing off their pantries here, so we form a pantry album for others to consult.

Here is a link that might be useful: Thread as .pdf: Anyone Willing to Share the Inside of their Pantry?


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Anyone see a pantry like this one?

posted by: vicnsb on 08.08.2008 at 02:07 am in Kitchens Forum

I really like the way this corner pantry uses the space...
not the use of clear glass though. See any problems with this?

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Everything I Wanted to Know About Drawers...

posted by: aloha2009 on 02.02.2013 at 06:31 am in Kitchens Forum

I was hoping to make this thread not only informational for myself, but that other information regarding drawers could be collected together. This is all about function.

Obviously to maximize storage and ease of use, drawers are the way to go.

Some things that are not so obvious are about framed, frameless and inset cabinets.

Another is how do cabinet manufacturers differ (if any) on the available usage.

The usage of 3 drawer vs 4 drawer (or even 5 drawer) stacks.

Determining the width of cabinets for your kitchen.

If you have answers to any of these please proceed.

Framed, frameless and inset cabinets utilize differing INTERIOR usable measurements. Please specify the type of cabinets you have (framed, frameless or inset) your manufacturer (or custom), the size of the cabinet, and what the entire TOP drawer INTERIOR measurements are (width, length, height). I stated top drawer only for comparison purposes since only the height should change from drawer to drawer. Perhaps certain manufactures have better storage in their cabinet lines.

Why did you choose cabinets with 4 drawer (and 5 drawer) stack when you did? How many do you have? How did you deal with the "horizontal lines" differences between your 3 and 4 drawer stacks? Just one aesthetic question isn't too bad.

Though wider cabinets are highly prized here, why did you choose narrower cabinets, instead of the widest available that would fit in your kitchen?

If there is anything else, I haven't though of to ask to have this thread be as complete as possible regarding drawers, please feel to add.


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Does anyone have oak cabinets anymore?

posted by: ogrose on 01.23.2013 at 09:05 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are upgrading our 1970's kitchen, new cabinets, counters, sink and backsplash. Our contractor is scheduled to begin in the middle of February. I had decided on maple cabinets stained in a mid cherry color with dark granite counters. When the contractor brought samples, my DH took one look at the oak and fell in love, he just HAS to have this! Aargh, what is it about men and oak, I feel like we're going from the 70's to the 80's in remembering that awful builder grade yellow oak! But maybe I am being too harsh, as it really is a beautiful wood. Actually the sample did look pretty good.

Any ideas on stain to make it look up to date?


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Can't get any pics from the remodeling board...maybe here?

posted by: deedles on 06.29.2012 at 03:32 pm in Kitchens Forum

esp. pics that incorporate windows into the built-in would be great.


Here is a link that might be useful: built-in pic request thread


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no upper cabs-- open shelving instead?

posted by: louisa_smith03 on 01.17.2008 at 01:49 pm in Kitchens Forum

I just returned from Expo where I checked out the cabinetry. Totally underwhelmed. the idea that I'm going to spend thousands of dollars on cabinetry that could be spent on AGA or blue star range and induction cooktops, adding windows, and the best soapstone is killing me. I'm suddenly considering reusing the white melamine bottom cabs and replacing my uppers with open shelving. I can imagine white shelving with cream paint background-- I imagine I would save enough money to purchase a cream AGA instead of a basic range I would afford otherwise. I live in a 1920 townhouse on Capitol Hill (DC) and I think the idea works for the time and place.

any pictures that will help me convince my GC and kitchen designer? I'm sure they think I'm nuts. Am I? please tell me if I am-- I'd love criticism of this possibly hare brained idea!



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DIY copper countertop

posted by: jenathegreat on 11.22.2004 at 05:18 pm in Metalworking Forum

We'd like to cover our countertop base with copper sheeting. We've found it locally and online in 3'x10' sheets in either 16 oz or 20 oz.

We've never worked with metal, but since there are only 2 straight runs of countertop, we'd only have to cut out a hole for the sink and cooktop, and bend the metal to cover the edge of the plywood. We plan to bend it over and under the base and fasten it to the bottom and also have it curve up the wall to form a little backsplash.

1) See any problems with this plan? Anything wrong with using copper sheeting?
2) Will we be able to bend it without any special tools? What will we need to cut it with? I really have no concept of how hard or flexible either 16oz or 20oz copper sheets would be.
3) Recommend either 16 or 20oz?
4) How do we handle the outside corner?

Thanks for any advice or warnings...


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farmgirlinky kitchen before/after -- too long, too many pictures

posted by: farmgirlinky on 04.23.2011 at 10:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

Apologies in advance for a long post! and thanks to many thoughtful GW denizens who served as sources of inspiration to this frequent-lurker, sometime-poster: xoldtimecarpenter, rhome47, marthavila, palimpsest, buehl, boxerpups, marcolo, johnliu come to mind, among others.

We live in a 1910 house in urban Connecticut, and have been gradually renovating it for the last ten years. We hope to live here another twenty--thirty years or so, next stop would be assisted living vs. skilled nursing! So: nardellos-to-the-wall renovation, amortized over decades.

The original space included a walk-in pantry, originally the ice-box room, and the "telephone closet", which we ripped out when we moved in. The "servant's dining hall" and kitchen had long since been combined into one room. So the "before" space was raw and ugly but functional, and we installed our old Aga range and were happy for a decade. Five years ago we acquired the Subzero when our old fridge gave up the ghost. Maybe I pronounced the old fridge dead while it still had a thready pulse, but I hated it. With this renovation we ordered an Aga Module to append to the old 4-oven gas-fueled Aga range, so that we could turn the latter off in the warmest months. In the winter, we are glad to have a separate heat zone in the kitchen, where we tend to live. The rest of the house is kept just above freezing. The windows and doors were restored, except for one new window that was built to match the old ones.



Steven Marchetti of Peix & Marchetti is our friend and architect. The space was gutted last August, and our excellent builder friend Allen Mathes built around the Aga and the large refrigerator. Allen built a fir "floor" on the ceiling and "strapped" it. The Aga is vented into the old flue and could not be moved -- the range hood could only be vented through one bay between joists to the rear of the house, so we held our breath until the custom Rangecraft hood arrived and was installed and fit like a glove: that's why the ducts are assymetrical. Very Terry Gilliam.



The floor is cork, and here is a picture of unwaxed Jucca soapstone countertop. The cabinetry is custom-made in New Haven, by fantastic Bryan Smallman:



Here are the just-about-finished pictures: there's a little trim to be done yet. We love the kitchen and it works well -- prep sink at the window and the utility sink accessible from both sides of the island are especially handy, because several cooks can work comfortably together and clean-up seems more communal. The Profi faucet is terrific for clean-up, also accessible from both sides because it is side-mounted on the Julien undermount steel sink. Friends off to one side at our old kitchen table seem happy and it they're not, we just pour more bourbon....

We worked with an architect friend, and were influenced by a favorite space, the Yale Center for British Art: the palette and the quiet feeling of the materials were what we tried to emulate, even as almost every material in the museum was switched for something else. Tennessee Golden Oak became vertical grain fir (oak today isn't Louis Kahn's oak), travertine became cork (who wants to stand on stone?), brutalist concrete became soapstone (who wants to worry about sealing concrete). Steel is still steel! The cream Aga that we have had for years dictated the choice of the biscuit fireclay farm sink and the cream ceramic subway tiles.

I have this idea that it's okay to mix a lot of materials if the palette is restrained, or it's fine to mix a lot of colors if the number of materials is restrained, but I'd be interested to see examples of lots of materials AND lots of colors working well. But that's just me.





sawkille stools


sawkille stools








I'll list materials in a subsequent post. Again, sorry for the many pictures: I get cross-eyed trying to post these things! Let me know what you think. Except maybe you, marcolo ;)


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Large pantry remodel - WWYD???

posted by: celticmoon on 11.02.2012 at 12:33 pm in Kitchens Forum

In this house 14 plus years. Still content with my 2006 cosmetic gelstain/Marmoleum/Viking update of the 1987 kitchen. But the pantry would truly benefit from refitting.

After too many years, I have finally found a wonderful carpenter/handyman. He is reliable, his work is excellent and very reasonable - but he really had me at "I was cleaning the bathroom last night with my 18 month old son..." OK, you win the perfect man prize. I am happy to employ you.

This pantry narrows into a wedge at the back. Any thoughts on how to deal creatively with the wedge? Moving the entrance would fix the access issue, but that means kitchen cabinets, flooring and massive project creep.

Here's the floor plan

Right now there are 5 too deep (15") shelves plunked in there 18 inches apart. I have a pot rack high on the left as you enter above a hamper storing dog food. Along the long angled right wall there is a rail for hanging table linens, then a hanger holding brooms, mops etc.

The deepest part of the pantry is difficult to access. I do not have a dedicated utility closet. Do you think I could section off the deep corner for that somehow? A reach-in back there?

The space is large - over 26 linear feet of wall space there. But very inefficient as is:


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Under sink trash pullout?

posted by: pondlily on 11.08.2010 at 05:33 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have a small kitchen and cabinets are at a premium, I'd like a trash/recycling pullout, but hate to loose a cabinet to one. Does anyone have this under the sink? My KD says they never work out under the sink. I'm guessing she's right, but I'm hoping it might be doable. Any other good use of under the sink cabinets? Thanks!


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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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small kitchen finally done! pics

posted by: ship4u on 04.19.2012 at 01:23 pm in Kitchens Forum

He everyone,
All of you have been very helpful to us for the past couple of years. We have followed along in countless discussions, and I apologize for not posting more.

Our kitchen is finally done, and I figured out how to post to photobucket. Hope it works. We are looking forward to your comments.


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