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RE: Ticor Sink Reviews please (Follow-Up #30)

posted by: buehl on 07.18.2010 at 01:40 pm in Kitchens Forum

I agree w/the above...love my Ticor sink but did replace the strainers with Kohler DuoStrainers (stainless steel, in my case). BTW...I also replaced the InSinkerator's disposal flange w/the Kohler Disposal Flange). I also purchased mine from FaucetDirect.

The only thing I would add is that if you have a brushed stainless steel sink you might want to consider the brushed chrome (or stainless).

Do NOT get the nickel (brushed or polished) or oil rubbed bronze finishes...these finishes, regardless of brand (Kohler, Blanco, Franke, Rohl, etc.), are easily damaged by cleaning products, including bleach, Bar Keepers Friend, etc.

Here is a link that might be useful: Kohler Duostrainer at Faucet Direct


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clipped on: 04.11.2011 at 01:57 pm    last updated on: 04.11.2011 at 01:58 pm

Under 2K mini make over pics

posted by: momto4boys on 05.08.2010 at 10:47 am in Kitchens Forum

This is a cross post, as I already posted on the home decor side. But, since I've asked 100 opinions on both boards, I thought only fair to post here as well. :) And I know a few asked me to throw out some pics over here when we were finished.

It's not much to show off, but it's what we had to work with. And it's pretty much done. We have some finishing touches, light molding, under cab lights, etc.

I tried to do a very subtle two tone color scheme with the cabinets. Looked good on all the sample boards I painted, and held up. But, in the end the lower cabs just aren't dark enough. And don't provide the contrast I'd hoped for. But, it's no biggie. It's 150 times better then the oak, so for now..I'm good. We'll repaint them soon enough. It didn't take much for us to do the boxes (we painted them ourselves) and my painter was pretty inexpensive (had the doors and drawers sprayed)

I'd love to replace the floor and appliances. But, it's not in the budget. (well, we are getting a new dishwasher, just not SS) And this is also a house I'd hoped to have been out of by this year. The market isn't in our favor :) So, I've been trying to make our cookie cutter kitchen more tolerable. I'm happy enough with it. If nothing else, burned out. Just to be rid of the oak cabs makes thrills me.

Thanks for everyone who advised me over the last couple years. I sooo appreciate it!

small breakdown

Counter top-belle noche, wilsonart high def ($800)

backsplash-cheapo subway tile from Lowes (200)

cabinets-$100 in paint, and $200 for painter dude to spray doors and drawers. uppers BM white dove. lowers BM baby fawn.
$30 for cabinet maker guy to cut out the middle of four doors, and $50 for glass company to add glass

knobs-$50 Lowes
drawer pulls $20 ordered on line

beadboard, molding, other building materials $100

before

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now
favorite thing is how dh beefed up the moulding. so we no longer have that huge space above for dust collectors :)
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after subway tile and counters
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dh put beadboard along the back of the bar, and end of cabs
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clipped on: 04.10.2011 at 03:40 pm    last updated on: 04.10.2011 at 03:40 pm