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RE: got countertops installed yesterday, now i'm sooo overwhelmed (Follow-Up #34)

posted by: nosoccermom on 06.06.2013 at 01:49 pm in Kitchens Forum

I really like your granite --- and quite, frankly, I think that oak is making a comeback. Perhaps not the honey oak but rather a darker stain. If you want to change the color of your cabinets, I highly recommend gel staining. It's actually fun and very satisfying, even without much experience. It's a lot harder to paint oak with a more or less professional result (the grain will still show through).
This is actually growing on me:

For the backsplash, I'd pick something very neutral, not the glass mosaic. And if you can't decide now, there's nothing wrong with a painted backsplash.

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clipped on: 06.12.2013 at 03:29 pm    last updated on: 06.12.2013 at 03:30 pm

RE: Microwave small enough to fit in an upper cabinet? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: lovesautumn on 05.17.2011 at 08:59 am in Kitchens Forum

We got a cabinet built for the microwave and it works great. MH was very against a over the oven microwave.

Here is a pic if you are interested.

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Sorry, not a great pic, but best I have at this time.

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clipped on: 06.01.2013 at 02:56 pm    last updated on: 06.01.2013 at 02:57 pm

Modest City Kitchen almost done, inset and Taj Mahal

posted by: ratrem on 07.18.2012 at 02:23 pm in Kitchens Forum

We finally moved into our condo after a couple of months of staying with family after our house sold. Still have a lot of painting and finishing touches and unpacking to do, but I thought I would share our kitchen. Still needs final touches but the basics are there.

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it is open to our modest living area and dining area, my office is next to the living, as you can see a work in progress with all the painting.

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clipped on: 05.13.2013 at 04:46 pm    last updated on: 05.13.2013 at 04:46 pm

RE: Pictures please? Show me your paneled DW in inset cabinets? (Follow-Up #14)

posted by: ratrem on 05.13.2013 at 04:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

We used fisher paykel extra tall dish drawers on either side. I love love love them, No more bending down. I usually run one a day so no more stinky dishes sitting around.

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clipped on: 05.13.2013 at 04:43 pm    last updated on: 05.13.2013 at 04:43 pm

RE: Show me your kitchens with 9ft ceilings (Follow-Up #41)

posted by: cotehele on 02.02.2011 at 12:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

Cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling can be stunning. I've seen many such kitchens on GW. Most of my favorites are white. I felt dark wood cabinets to the 10ft. ceiling in our ~ 13.5 x 14.5 foot kitchen would feel too much like a cave. As well, I wanted a furniture look rather than built-in, which is the case with most to the ceiling cabinet kitchens. Just another option. Here is a pic.

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clipped on: 05.09.2013 at 09:54 pm    last updated on: 05.09.2013 at 09:54 pm

Help me? Floorplan in small kitchen

posted by: elofgren on 04.23.2013 at 11:15 am in Kitchens Forum

We're starting the planning process to remodel our small, awkward kitchen. Would you gardenweb geniuses have a look at our floor plan and give any feedback you think would help us?
Our current floor plan is here

And our best idea yet is at the bottom of this page.

The main thing we've done is remove a bunch of the upper cabinets. Also, planning a second area - sort of a coffee station - by putting cabinets in the closet at upper left.

P.S. I guess this is my first post on GW. This site has become my go to spot for great kitchen ideas and reviews. Thanks in advance!

This post was edited by elofgren on Tue, Apr 23, 13 at 11:40

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clipped on: 04.23.2013 at 10:02 pm    last updated on: 04.23.2013 at 10:03 pm

Franke Orca Sink?

posted by: Marisa99 on 03.30.2013 at 06:38 pm in Kitchens Forum

Does anyone have this sink... It's got a lip on it to put a shelf on. Do you use the shelf?

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clipped on: 04.23.2013 at 01:28 pm    last updated on: 04.23.2013 at 01:28 pm

Corner Cabinets/Dead Corners - What Did U Do?

posted by: MichelleDT on 06.27.2012 at 10:52 am in Kitchens Forum

Just got back the first set of plans from KD 1. The solution for the corner cabinets was strange. Two doors opening into each other if that makes sense.

How did you deal with corner cabs? I thought I had clipped a few examples of hinged "single door" corner solutions but can't find them. Pics would be helpful to show KD 1 what I want.

They are had two "dead corners" on the plan. I am hoping there are creative solutions for dead corners too. These are custom cabs so there must be other alternatives.

Thanks for the help!

M

PS. Meeting with KD 2 today so hopefully better solutions.

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clipped on: 04.23.2013 at 01:19 pm    last updated on: 04.23.2013 at 01:19 pm

A review of my new NXR range

posted by: trixieinthegarden on 01.01.2011 at 11:54 am in Appliances Forum

Merry Christmas to me! What a wonderful gift my family gave me this year...a brand new 30" NXR range. I love it! Here's a link to the album and here are the specs and details.

http://picasaweb.google.com/yellowminicooper/NXRRange?feat=directlink

Each of the four burners is 15,000 BTUs. They are made by the same manufacturer that supplies Wolf with their burners. They are all triple tier, and sealed. The simmer is superlow and the high is super hot. I've put them through their paces the past few days and they performed like champs.

There are no electronics whatsoever, which means repairs, if needed, will be simple. There's a switch for the oven light, a switch for the convection fan, and the igniters are electric. Other than that, it's powered by natural gas.

The entire thing is stainless steel, even the sides and back. The low backsplash vents the oven, which also vents below the cooktop front. The burner wells are really deep, you could probably overboil and entire pot of pasta and not have a flood. So far, I've only needed hot water and a microfiber for cleanup, including spattered grease from burgers grilled on my stovetop grill.

The broiler is infrared, 16,500 BTUs. It worked great on making bacon this morning! I am looking forward to using it somewhat like a salamander (cheese melter) but probably won't broil steaks or burgers, since the oven is manual clean. I prefer grilled anyway for those dishes. It has a cool blue enamel interior, too! I baked cookies the other day and they came out great with the convection, evenly browned and no evidence of hot spots.

I do have a Zephyr Typhoon hood at 850 CFM and now I have a range to match it's power.

The only drawbacks that I can possibly say I see is that it is manual clean, and I would like one more oven rack. There are two racks but you can certainly put three in the 4.2 CF oven space. I've ordered the center grate to make the cooktop full-coverage, but that's backordered nationally until June 2011.

I ordered online from Appliances Connection, free shipping, 3 year full warranty extension, white glove delivery and installation included, $2600. They sent a local guy to do the install, which was nice because if I ever need service, he's the guy to call. He was impressed with it as well.

I think it's every bit as much of a performer as the higher end brands like DCS and Wolf. The object of my original lust was a Bluestar (I have a soft spot for Julia Child, and she used a Garland range, which was bought by the Bluestar folks) and I think I found a great alternative at half the price.

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clipped on: 04.14.2013 at 05:17 pm    last updated on: 04.14.2013 at 05:17 pm