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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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Hooray for leather wipes for SS!

posted by: joaniepoanie on 09.26.2013 at 07:36 pm in Kitchens Forum

I can't find the latest thread for cleaning SS appliances, but several people mentioned leather wipes, reg Pledge, ShielaShine, etc. I almost ordered the Shiela but decided first to try Pledge and I also found Weiman leather wipes at my Safeway. Well, I am happy to report that the leather wipes are a winner! I used them then wiped with a paper towel. The appliances look great, even the top of my SS stove...,which was always harder to clean. In the past I had tried Perfect Stainless, Weiman spray vinegar , windex, and others and was never satisfied. The reg Pledge was good, but I think the wipes are better. Thanks to all who suggested them and I can pick them up at the grocery!

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RE: Looking for bed linens (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: ideefixe on 09.08.2010 at 01:07 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Gilt has bed linens pretty often. You have to register, but it's not much of an inconvenience.

Here is a link that might be useful: Gilt Group


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RE: Looking for bed linens (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: forhgtv on 09.08.2010 at 12:46 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Here's a site that you might enjoy looking through. Its internal links will take you to other bedding sites. I buy a lot of my bedding on eBay. Pottery Barn and Ralph Lauren bedding is usually readily available on eBay at a discount, but you can also find Sferra, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Dransfield & Ross and Pine Cone Hill sometimes.

I tend to use duvet covers because they store in a smaller space and I like to change out my bedding often. In the summer, I often use an empty duvet cover like a coverlet.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bedding


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RE: Looking for bed linens (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: jejvtr on 09.08.2010 at 09:17 am in Home Decorating Forum

GBK

Link below to Sferra Italian made bed linens - pricey but luxurious and stand the test of time

Down does not have to be "to warm" - there are many different weights and ratings so it would depend on your application, where you live & individual comfort
Down alternatives are available & typically a choice for allergy sufferers

This may help http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-a-down-comforter.htm

A high quality down comforter can last a LONG time - I have been pleased with The Company Store - my king sized down comforter has to be ~10yrs old!

http://www.thecompanystore.com/Down/comforters-down,default,sc.html

Here is a link that might be useful: Sferra


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RE: Looking for bed linens (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: olychick on 09.08.2010 at 01:45 am in Home Decorating Forum

I was also looking at a duvet cover at S&L -beautiful. I like some of the things at Horchow and JRenee, but again, most are duvet covers.

I keep my down comforter in a duvet cover year round because I like how fluffy it looks on the bed. But in the summer I put a thin down blanket on the bed and just fold the comforter off the bed at night and sleep under the sheet and blanket. If it gets really cold at night in the winter, I use both.


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Seeking inspiration photos - painted kitchens other than white

posted by: happymrsh on 01.24.2010 at 10:47 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi, does anyone have photos of kitchens painted colors other than white or black? I'm looking for actually colored cabinets. I'm thinking you all might have an inspiration gallery somewhere? Someone could direct me to that as well :)

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Home Depot/Lowes tile O.K.??

posted by: baytoshore on 01.17.2010 at 05:51 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Should I buy tile from a private retailer or is tile from Lowes and/or Home Depot good and O.K. to use. I have heard differing opinions. ???

I am going to purchase porcelain tile for my bathroom remodel.

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Laundry room, family/kitchen
clipped on: 01.18.2010 at 07:37 pm    last updated on: 01.18.2010 at 07:38 pm

Easy to use, detailed kitchen planning software

posted by: kellysbakery on 01.10.2010 at 11:22 am in Kitchens Forum

I have seen a lot of people's pictures...anyone recommend an easy to use program to help lay things out and get some 3-D images?

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saving floor plan for email or posting.
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Oil stain in granite

posted by: hogar on 03.19.2009 at 08:42 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi,
Do you know how to remove an oil stain from granite? My DH did the dishes last night and accidentally left some olive oil on the granite. It doesn't look like a big deal (about 1 inch) but I can tell and It's driving me crazy. Please adivse...:(

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Cleaning granite
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And this is the point of all of this...

posted by: melinrk on 12.21.2009 at 12:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

Last week I had 2 marathon cooking days. Well, the first day was spent mostly shopping for all the ingredients (with a little cooking and prep work) and the second day was spent cooking and baking.
I made:
3 batches of brownies
2 batches of chocolate chip cookies
3 large lasagnas
3 little tiny ones (single serving)
3 large spaghetti pies
3 little tiny ones (single serving)
6 quarts of chili

I just had to take this picture of 4 large pots on my stove at the same time. I was singing along with my new in ceiling speakers and happily cooking on plenty of countertopp and stove space. I had an AHA moment where I realized what all the time, effort and hard work was all about.

My kitchen is 95% done. Window treatments being installed tomorrow along with the copper countertop for the hutch. Island may be in this week, otherwise first week of January. THEN I will post finished pictures!
This is the point...

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Backsplash/old world
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