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No one told me about Soapstone

posted by: sandlll on 11.12.2010 at 01:45 pm in Kitchens Forum

How come no one mentioned that I would get a workout oiling my soapstone?! I am about 1/2 way through with the first oiling and I needed a break! I feel like a wimp. The first oiling is the most work right? I am loving the outcome though!
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clipped on: 11.12.2010 at 03:58 pm    last updated on: 11.12.2010 at 03:58 pm

update from me

posted by: kateskouros on 11.06.2010 at 10:43 pm in Kitchens Forum

still creeping along at a snails pace. i think i'm getting over it ...and just dealing. what else can i do? i don't think it's worth whacking out my blood pressure, kwim?

the fridge/freezer wall. i'm loving it. the fridge on the left (closest to range and breakfast room). hidden inside the center doors: open shelving and two large appliance garages for micro, coffee maker, etc... on the right, the freezer.
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the range wall
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the prep sink ...i LOVE the faucet!
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we should have it finished up in the next couple of weeks. i'll have better pics then, along with the hardware which i am in LOVE with!

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clipped on: 11.11.2010 at 05:44 pm    last updated on: 11.11.2010 at 05:45 pm

Finalizing the quartzite countertops! PICS - Input needed

posted by: pip on 11.09.2010 at 08:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

So the kitchen reno is underway, and I was hoping I could gather some opinions on our countertops. The kitchen is going to have creamy white cabinets, with espresso cabinets at the bar area. The flooring will be a light grey. Fixtures are classic but have a modern flair.

The first option is Madre Perla quartzite -- it has a grey undertone with some green in it. We found an onyx backsplash to go with it. It looks like this:
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here's the full slab:
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The second one is White Princess - it is white with grey swirls. We will have to have it shipped because we cannot find it locally so it increases the cost slightly but we would go with a plain white subway backsplash and that would reduce the cost b/c the onyx backsplash is somewhat expensive. It looks like this (photo not great):
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I like them both, but lean toward the White Princess. Spouse likes the Madre, complaining that the WP is "cold". We're at an impasse. Opinions and thoughts are welcome!
Thanks!

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clipped on: 11.10.2010 at 03:27 pm    last updated on: 11.10.2010 at 03:27 pm

RE: Capital Culinarian - yes, we are serious. (Follow-Up #72)

posted by: todds on 11.07.2010 at 09:09 am in Appliances Forum

I wanted to point out a couple of details I read in the install instructions and manual that some may be unaware of when planning for this range or rangetop. Since the Culinarian has been tested and approved for 23K burners, there are some design stipulations that need to be adhered to.

One affects wood style hoods. If the bottom of the hood is wood it must be a min of 40" above the range/rangetop. It can be brought down to a min of 30" above the range/rangetop if 1/4" of fire resistant material (See manual for specific types) are installed to protect the bottom of the wood hood.

Another one affects the depth of cabinets flanking the range/rangetop. The max depth is 13".

However, I am wondering if Trevor can answer a question for those that want to use 15" deep upper cabinets. If you were to use 27-30" deep counters the range/rangetop would then sit 3-6" forward of the backs of the adjacent upper cabinets (Since there would be 3-6" space behind the range/ragetop until the back wall. Can you then use 15" uppers since there wold still only be 12-13" max of the cabinets that protrude from beyond the back of the range/rangetop?


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clipped on: 11.07.2010 at 11:26 am    last updated on: 11.07.2010 at 11:26 am

At last. Coastal inspired white kitchen is DONE.

posted by: amylucey on 11.03.2010 at 08:15 pm in Kitchens Forum

It's been five months and we are a wrap(!) The guys left today and while it was bittersweet - loved them and having them here, but I have to say the quiet and alone time in the new space is, well, kinda nice!

Here is the kitchen in all it's new glory...

Details:
Cabinets: Mid Continent painted white perimeter, maple with choc glaze island
Counters: Honed Cararra marble/perimeter, honed absolute black granite/island
flooring: ceramic tile in various sizes
sink: ticor aporn front and ticor double sink on island
faucets: both danze
wall color: BM Revere pewter
ceiling color: high gloss Ralph Lauren Cowgirl blue
pendants over island: from salvage shop and rewired!
pendants over farm table: CB2/Victory pendants
lights in pantry and laundry room: Barn Electric warehouse lighting
range: GE Cafe
fridge: GE profile
hardware on coffee bar: RH Dakota pulls, glass knobs from Lowes
hardware on other: Amerock KANE weathered nickel
backsplash behind range: subway tile: LOWES
backsplash at coffee bar: standing pebble tile/Design-4-less
bar stools: Ballard Designs

I wish i could embed the photos into this post. But the best I can seem to do is put them on Flickr...

Hope you enjoy - lord knows Garden Web was my FIRST go-to for advice and ideas. Thank you to all!

Here is a link that might be useful: Finished kitchen!

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clipped on: 11.04.2010 at 10:52 am    last updated on: 11.04.2010 at 10:52 am

Almost done traditional kitchen (with pictures)

posted by: jm_seattle on 10.30.2010 at 01:19 am in Kitchens Forum

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for all the fantastic posts and information! Here are a few pics of what we're ending up with:

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clipped on: 10.30.2010 at 05:37 pm    last updated on: 10.30.2010 at 05:37 pm

RE: white marble... and NO farmhouse sink??? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: boxerpups on 10.07.2010 at 07:16 am in Kitchens Forum

Here are a few...

Gerrity Stone MA
marble

Marble Counters
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Marmi Stone Co.

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Barista net

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clipped on: 10.07.2010 at 10:30 am    last updated on: 10.07.2010 at 10:30 am

RE: Wood floors--what type of hardwood to use? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: kateskouros on 08.25.2010 at 10:20 pm in Kitchens Forum

one of the reasons we built new, rather than buy was because i wanted american walnut floors. and though the install is not complete, they are total gorgeousness. BEAUTIFUL. we're finishing them with waterlox. our GC was talking about blasting them with a coat of polyurethane and i almost kicked him where the sun don't shine.


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clipped on: 10.02.2010 at 12:24 pm    last updated on: 10.02.2010 at 12:24 pm

RE: Vaulted ceiling in kitchen? Anybody done this? Pics please! (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: segbrown on 05.12.2009 at 06:46 pm in Kitchens Forum

These are from my files; a couple were copied off this site.

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clipped on: 09.15.2010 at 06:25 pm    last updated on: 09.15.2010 at 06:25 pm

RE: Vaulted ceiling in kitchen? Anybody done this? Pics please! (Follow-Up #26)

posted by: boxerpups on 05.25.2009 at 09:10 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi Mythreesonsnc,

I have a breakfast or keeping area off my kitchen. It is
not as lovely as any of the beautiful kitchens above.
It has a vaulted ceiling.

As you can see it is very small. The room off the ktichen
is about 12 by 12, Tiny.

My kitchen also opens up to a large family room with
a two story ceiling. The upper space makes everything
look larger. Anyway, I posted a couple pics maybe they
can help you.

I have a ceiling fan that will be changed to a different
ceiling fan. Speakers on the wall. The curtains are also
possibly changing along with the floor stain. A work in
progress.

my kitchen.. stil under the reno process excuse the mess.

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Not mine but maybe they can give you ideas.
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Tuscan Kitch

Tuscan Kitch

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Blue Sierra

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clipped on: 09.15.2010 at 06:22 pm    last updated on: 09.15.2010 at 06:23 pm

RE: why do so few people post pics of their finished bathrooms? (Follow-Up #26)

posted by: sundownr on 06.08.2010 at 07:22 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I really wanted to see more bath photos when I was designing mine and there aren't that many. While I love the high budget bathrooms I also really like to see the small budget ones. And the really small budget ones. Seeing the small budget ones helps with ideas for updating bathrooms.

I like seeing the same pictures in multiple threads. Especially when it answers the question the poster asks and many times it brings out elements I didn't notice before. Most posters here notice more details than I do. :) I've posted mine in several threads and I hope people aren't bothered by it.

lukkiirish, love your bathroom! Your granite and cabinetry are so pretty.

massagerocks, I love yours too! The marble floor and the shower floor are gorgeous. I have SW Rainwashed in my master bathroom and it is hard to photograph also and it's a shame because it's so pretty.

minette99, I just commented on your bathroom on another thread. You have a small space and turned it into a jewel box with the blue colors and prettiness. :)

I think I'll post both of mine again, just for grins. :-)
#1 bath

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#2 bath

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clipped on: 08.23.2010 at 02:35 pm    last updated on: 08.23.2010 at 02:36 pm