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we have cabinets! :) (pic heavy)

posted by: ashleymking on 04.27.2011 at 06:02 pm in Kitchens Forum

It finally feels like the end is within sight. After not having a kitchen since the end of September, today made it feel worth it.

Our cabinets are from a local cabinet maker that we took a bit of a risk on, but we're quite happy so far. We debated for quite a while about whether to run the cabinets to our 8.5 ft ceilings, but we're so happy we did. It feels like the height of the cabinets makes the room so much larger (which is huge in our 9 by 12 kitchen.

I do have one question regarding counters/backsplash. We're leaning towards the quartz that we feel looks somewhat like soapstone and a marble backsplash. Being that our house was built in 1930, do you think these are choices that make sense with our home? If not, do you have suggestions.

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New cabinets:

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Possible quartz countertops (soapstone look alike) and backsplash...what do you think?

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clipped on: 04.28.2011 at 07:53 am    last updated on: 04.28.2011 at 08:30 am

No kitchen pics yet but I have bath pics/grout ?

posted by: ejbrymom on 04.21.2011 at 08:58 pm in Kitchens Forum

The boys bathroom is coming along
White matte subway tile with white poly grout. Tumbled travertine floor tile with sand grout in linen. Should I seal it? My neighbor and mother in law say SEAL. My contractor says don't seal. I'm confused. Just want to do what is right. This is my boys bathroom. Guests will use it too. Would love answers ASAP so we can seal this weekend if needed! Thanks!
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clipped on: 04.21.2011 at 10:28 pm    last updated on: 04.21.2011 at 10:28 pm

RE: Seeking black or dark gray porcelain floor tile (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: rmaxharrj on 03.30.2011 at 05:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

We recently put an American Olean porcelain tile that I love in our powder room. It's called Siena Springs - we chose the Riverbed color, which is a blueish charcoal with some earth-tone mottling. They also have a deeper black called Cavern and a mossier brown called Boulder. Many sizes and not too expensive (~$5sf for the 13x13) size. Good luck!

Here is a link that might be useful: American Olean Siena Springs


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clipped on: 04.20.2011 at 09:39 pm    last updated on: 04.20.2011 at 09:46 pm

Finished Traditional Kitchen (lots of pics)

posted by: jm_seattle on 03.05.2011 at 01:54 pm in Kitchens Forum

THANK YOU GARDENWEB! We got so many great ideas from this forum, and everybody was so incredibly helpful and generous.

Here are some pics and a few details:
Island:
Island
Overview:
Kitchen corner
Refrigerator and pantry:
Refrigerator/Freezer
Message center:
Message center with built-in chalkboard
Breakfast nook:
Breakfast nook
Our KD wanted an extremely large window area to bring in light, but made it fit into the old house by breaking it up and using leaded glass:
new leaded glass windows
Sink w/glass filler, runnels, & built-in compost bin:
Sink w/Runnels & built-in compost bin
Built-in compost bin close-up:
Built-in compost bin
Mug shelf:
Mug Shelf
Charging drawer. This entire cabinet is deeper than it appears because it is built into the interior wall behind it, gaining an extra 4" or so of storage space without creeping into the walkway in front of it:
Charging station built into drawer
Island cabinets:
Island cabinets wtih cutting board
Miele ovens installed as flush inset (I searched and never did find pictures of this, so hopefully these will help somebody else):
Miele appliances mounted flush inset
Cleaning closet in "invented space" from interior wall:
Cleaning closet
Extra depth for the vacuum was made by reducing the depth of the drawers under the pantry:
Cleaning closet
The placement of the outlet underneath the music player shelf allows the nasty cordness to be hidden from eye-level:
Music Shelf
Toe-kick heater vent. The toe-kick face under the message center & island is covered with stained oak flooring. From eye-level, the toe-kick absorbs the correct amount of light and gives the appearance of freestanding cabinets.
Under island heater vent
The freestanding appearance is clearer here:
Cabinet built-into wall
Drawers under nook seating area:
Under-seat drawers in nook
There is a powder room off the kitchen. This wasn't our first choice, but ended up being our only choice in this old house, and has been okay, especially considering its placement is directly next to the hallway and away from the primary cooking area:
Bathroom off of kitchen
Adjacent mudroom, which became part of the kitchen remodel. The door is to a laundry chute which we use mostly for kitchen towels & napkins.
Mudroom

Here is a link that might be useful: More pictures

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clipped on: 03.31.2011 at 09:40 am    last updated on: 03.31.2011 at 09:40 am

Finally - Final Kitchen Pictures

posted by: lucretzia on 09.26.2010 at 10:25 pm in Kitchens Forum

Sorry but many other competing activities my time so I finally have had a chance to get DH to upload the pictures of the completed kitchen.

Product details...
* Cabinets - Inset painted maple (Oxford Cabinet Shop)
* Backslash - 1"x2" quartzite (Walker Zanger)
* Counters - PA Green soapstone
* Floor - 12"x24" porcelain (Mediterranean Tile & Marble)
* Appliances - Bluestar 48" range, KitchenAid 36" refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, Prestige 48" 1200 CFM hood insert (Reno's)
* Faucets - Rohl Country (Grande Central)

A huge thanks to everyone on the forum who spent the time to look at my ideas, provide great feedback, and calm me down when I thought the project would never end up right.


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RE: Modern vs. traditional: wide inset cabinets (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: francoise47 on 03.21.2011 at 10:27 pm in Kitchens Forum

Sorry to shamelessly bump my own post. Just curious if there are any other thoughts out there about the aesthetics and function of wider (up to 21" wide) inset wall cabinets. Do they look more modern or more traditional?

Does anyone know how wide Katieob's inset wall cabinets are? Guesses?


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