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RE: who loves their porcelain 'wood' floor tile? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: twn85 on 06.29.2012 at 11:11 am in Kitchens Forum

I love ours.. ABK Woodway. I grew up and am in the tile business so thats all i've ever known also. Such a breeze to maintain and clean. It's bulletbroof for our messy tendencies.

I really need to take some updated (read: clean) pictures. I've posted these pics a zillion times, but here you go:




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When members ask for votes to win something...

posted by: may_flowers on 02.08.2014 at 10:46 am in Kitchens Forum

How do you feel about that? I don't know if it's even legal here, but I've seen it a few times now by different members. It seems to violate the spirit of a contest that is based on the merit of the photo. How do you even enjoy your "win" when you blanketed all of social media to get there? Is the thing you won more important than the means you used to get the win? Yet people do vote for these requests. I wonder what they get out of it.

I know the contest holders don't care as long as it brings potential customers to their site. I'm also pretty sure that all the leading contestants get there through their connections, not through merit, so does it even matter which one of the "cheaters" win? I'm a big believer in fairness, and maybe this is just another symptom of the unfairness in our society in general.


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Fishies Yellow Kitchen- PHOTOGRAPHER pics

posted by: 2LittleFishies on 11.26.2013 at 10:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hey Everyone! We were having some family photos taken so I got some of the kitchen. Our GC also sent his photographer over to take some photos. No special lighting was done or magazine staging but just thought I'd share : ) Have the happiest of Thanksgivings!


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Here is my Reveal although I'm sure everyone has seen it

Here is a link that might be useful: FISHIES REVEAL THREAD

This post was edited by 2LittleFishies on Wed, Nov 27, 13 at 7:52


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New Kitchen Final Reveal!

posted by: sparkler39 on 11.03.2013 at 11:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

First off I wanted to say thank you to everyone for all the advice and tips over the past few months (especially you OntarioMom!)! We're all moved into our new home and are slowly getting settled in and unpacked. We actually moved in late August but I'm just getting around to uploading photos we took on the day we got our keys!

So here goes:

Full view
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Looking in from the living room
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Looking from the kitchen into the living room/entryway
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From the dining area
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Love those Vihara Minka tiles!
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Built-in wine rack
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Here's a list of the products we used (or at least the ones I remembered to write down!):

Cabinets: Integrity Cabinets Gulfbreeze Maple in Ebony
Pendants: Elk Lighting Elysburg 1-light Pendant
Counters: Formica 180fx in Bianca Luna
Sink: Kohler Vault Top-Mount Single Basin Stainless Steel Apron Front
Faucet: Delta Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Faucet with Touch 20 Technology
Soap Dispenser: Delta Pilar Soap/Lotion Dispenser
Dispenser Conversion: Never MT Soap/Lotion Conversion Kit
Fridge/Freezer: Kenmore Elite 27.6 cu. ft. French Door Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator #71053
Microwave: Kenmore Elite 2.2 cu. ft. Countertop Microwave #74223
Dishwasher: Kenmore Elite 24″ Dishwasher #12773
Range/Oven: Kenmore Elite 5.8 cu. ft. Double-Oven Gas Range #78923
Hood: Kenmore 30″ Italian-Designed Range Hood #50303
Backsplash: Sonoma Tilemakers Vihara Glass Tile in Minka Iridescent
Paint: Sherwin-Williams Lazy Gray SW6254
Flooring: Red Oak Common #2 finished in Minwax Provincial

Thanks again!

Here is a link that might be useful: House-Building Blog

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Formica counters
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RE: Paint colors; faded green blue grey? (Follow-Up #34)

posted by: pps7 on 09.03.2013 at 08:45 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Sounds like you have enough colors to sample, but I love, love, love BM gray wisp.

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Finished! Transitional white marble bathroom

posted by: pipdog on 08.22.2012 at 05:47 pm in Bathrooms Forum

We finally finished the upgrade of our master bath! The bath had been remodeled within the last 7-10 years by the previous owners, but it was pretty sloppy DIY job with few too many grout lines for our taste and we didn't like the tile counters. We decided to expand into a closet and make room for a separate shower.

Truth be told, I'm a little freaked out by the maintenance of the white marble (two toddlers use this bath), but so far it seems to be holding up. We did have some funky grout issues with the shower floor (efflorescence and orange spots appearing), but they seemed to have cleared up on their own. Hopefully it won't be a maintenance nightmare. If anyone has any good cleaning tips for white marble, I'd love to hear them.

I still need some artwork for the wall above the bath and some curtains, but the room is ready for prime time, and we're so happy it's over!

Calacatta Nuevo marble from AKDO - subway in shower, hex on floors and mini-bricks in niches and backsplash
Grout - White Frost by C-Cure. We originally tried Silver Shadow by Laticrete but it was too dark so we went lighter.
Counters - Caesarstone
Duravit tub
Faucets/tub fixture: Toto
Shower fixture - Raindance by Hansgrohe
BM Light Pewter
Lights - Restoration Hardware
Cabinetry - existing, sprayed with BM White Dove
Pulls from Lowes

Here's the before:

And the after:


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Silestone Lagoon (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: kompy on 04.27.2013 at 12:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's a closeup on the Silestone Lagoon top. I also got this in my bathroom in January....loved it so much....had to have it in my kitchen too.


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RE: Benjamin Moore Wythe Blue fail (Follow-Up #42)

posted by: honeybasil on 03.28.2013 at 09:03 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Here are some samples I have. From the left: Gray Wisp, Oyster Bay, Beach Glass, Quietude.

I know I need to paint larger areas on the wall, but now this Wythe Blue is making it really difficult.


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Countertops installed--love them, but have an issue.

posted by: WMA89 on 04.19.2013 at 02:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

My Corian Sea Salt countertops were installed yesterday. I was so nervous about how they would actually look in place as I was working from a very small sample. But I absolutely love them and am very happy with my choice. The only problem is the corner radius. When the template guy was here I specifically said I didn't want rounded corners and to make them as square as possible. Well, they arrived rounded. I don't know what the radius is, nor did the installer--he guessed 3/4". He told me this is standard and there was not much they could do now. Because these countertops have been delayed due to a variety of issues, our remodel has been significantly held up. So I thought I would live with it. However I keep looking at it and wondering if they could come back out and cut the corners on-site. My biggest issue is the way it looks on the built out hutch cabinet. Any opinions? This has been so stressful (we've been living in the basement since September), and I hesitate to start any new battles, but I don't want have big regrets down the road.
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Corian Sea Salt counter
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RE: What color blue for home office? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: msrose on 04.14.2013 at 10:21 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I struggled to find the perfect blue for my home office and finally settled on Behr Light French Gray. It's pretty, but it didn't turn out as dreamy as it looked in my inspiration picture. If I had it to do over (maybe one day), I think I would go with something that had a green tint like RH Silver Sage, BM Cashmere Gray or BM Silver Crest.

Behr Light French Gray
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RE: Paint- Blue Grey Master Bath with Pics (Follow-Up #34)

posted by: hobokenkitchen on 03.03.2013 at 10:51 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

We love BM Wedgewood Gray - we've had several bedrooms painted that color.


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Start Date

posted by: grlwprls on 10.25.2012 at 06:27 pm in Kitchens Forum

I signed the contracts last week and this morning I got the email that our start date on our kitchen renovation is November 5th.


This is my materials board - we have planned for painted cabinets (Barker RTAs with Shaker panel) in Ben Moore Fresh Butter, a small bank of Shiloh inset in vintage cherry with a walnut-y finish they call "Sundance" (I think), Electrolux Icon appliances, Newport Brass faucets in uncoated brass, wooden knobs on the painted cabinets, and brass on the stained wood. Gasp now, Corian Witch Hazel for the countertops with 2" walnut on the wood toned cabinets. Silgranite main and prep sinks in biscuit...

All this is fine and great. I'm confident in my design and my materials and layout (a split U with separate cooking/prep and clean up zones). What has me nearly about to pass out is going back out into the wilds of a construction project. You see, I've *never* had a good result - even when I research, meet old clients, etc. Somehow, I'm always the client where the contractor's entire business falls apart. I don't know how to shake the fear. And I don't know how it is that I always pick these unskilled - or outright thieving- losers.

The new contractor is hearing impaired - and I don't mean in the usual contractor way, he's really hard of hearing :-) - so I already know that I have to write out what I want. Good. So I already have my Day One page drafted. A reminder of what exactly is to be demolished and what is not. What it to be saved/recycled. I remain nervous. I'm hoping this is good because on every other project I was super confident and ready to start slinging hammers. Today, I'm feeling cautious.

If anyone else has had a bad contractor experience and then actually had the nerves required to do another project, how did you manage your fears? Conduct yourself on the jobsite? Keep your expectation realistic? Not see disaster at every turn?

::bites fingernails, pours bourbon::

(and yes...I scheduled a kitchen renovation for Thanksgiving and yes, I do have people coming for dinner. The poor layout we currently have will make for a pretty sweet temporary kitchen. It just sucks as an everyday kitchen.)


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RE: Want to change out a portion of my backsplash, need opinions! (Follow-Up #38)

posted by: juliet11 on 10.03.2012 at 10:01 am in Kitchens Forum

It's too bad that staining and enhancing your tiles didn't make them less pink.

I love crackle tiles too. My backsplash is also Grazia Rixi in crema (with noce accents) and in real life it is not as white as it appears in a2gemini's photos. Here's a photo of mine:

If you have a Home Depot nearby, I found that Leviton wall plates in Light Almond are very close in color to the crema tiles, as you can see in my photo.

Rixi also comes in a yellow color called dore. I found a thread that has photos of Rixi crema and dore next to each other so you can compare.

Here is a link that might be useful: Comparison of Rixi crema and dore


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RE: For the plant lovers - living wall in my DR (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: sochi on 07.14.2011 at 03:49 pm in Kitchens Forum

Thanks everyone, I'm glad to you like. I must confess that I absolutely adore it and it has taken my focus away from getting my kitchen island made and the backsplash up, but whatever.

Clumbsycook - the floors are 130 year old reclaimed birch, brought up from the bottom of a nearby river.

Okay, the details on the wall:

I've been researching living walls on-line and at the library for about 2 years. After some research and visits to a few local living walls, I figured out which "type" of living wall I felt was best for the house. Essentially I opted for a "Patrick Blanc" style living wall - essentially the plants grow in a felt medium with little, if any, soil. Patrick Blanc is from France, and he is considered the "father" of living walls/green walls/vertical gardens. Here is a link to Patrick Blanc's website:

Here is a link to an outdoor Patrick Blanc style garden in San Diego - this website is a great resource and has dozens of great pictures of living wall eye candy:

I determined that it was possible to build a Patrick Blanc style living wall on my own. A guy named Matt in New York has a fantastic and unbelievably informative blog on how to build your own Blanc style living wall. Here is a link to his blog: He built a stunning living wall in his NY apartment.

But I was a little nervous to make one myself, I admit. Plus, I have a crazy busy job, two kids under 6 and an on-going home renovation, so I ran out of time. Earlier this year I found a company in San Francisco that builds pre-made Patrick Blanc style living walls, the company is called Plants on Walls. I decided to save my pennies and buy a 31" x 82" recirculating living wall from them. I am still determined to make a living wall on my own, and I think I will in my master bathroom that is due for renovation over the year or so. The living wall "kit" from Plants on Walls contains the galvanized steel frame, water-proof back lining, the reservoir, pump, tubing and the felt pockets that the plants grow in/into. I bought the plants here and planned out the "planting design." I'm very happy with the Plants on Wall product, and they were very responsive to my questions. That said, they aren't cheap (my kit was $1,300), and I'm determined to build my own living wall next (the master bathroom project). Here is the link to the Plants on Wall site:

I do keep a small carpet under the reservoir, it catches the odd drops of water off the ends of the leaves. I do mist the plants whenever I think of it, so the mat/carpet takes care of that. If you could put one up in a room with tile floors that would be ideal I guess.

It does add humidity to the room, but not much and we welcome it in winter (we have to use a furnace here in the winter and the air gets dry). This size living wall isn't big enough to create serious humidity issues I think - and we do live in an area with hot, humid summers - and I hate A/C. No smells or mold - that is the point of the felt growing medium, the felt dries totally between watering. That said, my living wall is also in a relatively large, open room, so there is lots of air circulation.

You of course need adequate lighting for a living wall - this often determines where you build it. I didn't want to build it anywhere that would require artificial light.

Let me know if you have any other questions!


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For the plant lovers - living wall in my DR

posted by: sochi on 07.13.2011 at 11:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

Please forgive my slightly off topic post, but as the DR is just off the kitchen and visible from my peninsula, I thought I might get away with it. I'm still working through the finishing touches on my ground floor. The living wall is something I've wanted since the beginning of my reno, I've had it for about three months now and just love it. It is irrigated automatically, so upkeep is fairly simple.





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RE: Need backsplash suggestions? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: a2gemini on 08.10.2012 at 08:26 am in Kitchens Forum

Bixa - I think something like Chitown's backsplach with the right colors would work great for you.
I am modeling mine after what Chitown did. She used a row of subway, and accent row, and then more subs.

Here is what we are going to do - one row of 5x5s, a band, and then accent pieces over the cooktop.

For your kitchen, I would like to see more black in the accent band - brings in color - but not too much.

This is Grazia Rixi Crema (there are other color choices) with Beach band and copper accent pieces. The tiles came from Tile-shop in California. The accent pieces came from Pennsylvania.


PS - I loved the touch and feel of the Heath tiles - but never could get my color match...


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carrara marble counter tops installed today!

posted by: shkish on 02.03.2012 at 07:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

I've been looking forward to today's install for a very long time. So I should be over the moon, but truthfully I feel crestfallen... It's not so much disappointment with the countertops as it is with the overall progress on the house. We are supposed to close on and move in on Feb.10... The closing may happen, but the moving in may be pushed off a bit. Delays upon delays this last month, ugh! Fortunately we have had a pretty great experience so far.

I may be just a tad let down with the countertops since I have been so keyed up about them... But it could be that i'm overwhelmed and I can't see the whole picture yet.

Note: behind island, in pantry/microwave/snack wall we are still figuring out how to remedy the bad call my cabinet rep made by ordering a 24" drawer base for a 30" opening... right now they have the wrong color fillers in which the installers THINK they can paint to match. Marble will be the counter material here too. The OTR type microwave will be hung under the middle upper cabinet. Obviously the cabinet installers are STILL not finished.
Oh and I think the island lights need to be lowered a bit. Should probably call manufacture about ordering 2 more extension rods.


My major disappointment so far is the way-too-big bottom moulding on the upper cabinets. I SO wish I'd told them to hold it up for me BEFORE they installed it. Nothing would have been better than THAT.

Marble thresholds our stone guy made for us. They are entirely TOO high, so our builder is going to remedy this...


SW sea salt - walls

SW rain washed - island

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RE: can anyone guess this color? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: bronwynsmom on 06.12.2012 at 10:23 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

That blue has quite a lot of green in it - it's lovely! But I think it is more like SW7129 "Opera Glass," SW7130 "Aquacade," or SW7132 "Water Squirt."
Benjamin Moore's "Antique Glassware," #1660, is a good candidate.
There is also a lovely Donald Kaufman color (DKC-29) that has the green cast as well, but it's a little more subtle and not quite a luminous as the one in the photo.
For a slightly 'dirtier" version, look at Farrow & Ball "Pale Powder."


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RE: Cab Quotes & show me Beaded Inset vs Inset (Follow-Up #57)

posted by: finestra on 06.01.2012 at 08:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

I will try to attach a few more pictures. They haven't finished yet. They haven't finished the egg and dart crown around the hutch or the tops of most of the cabinets, nor have they attached the panels on the fridge/freezer/dw or put the corbels under the hood. And the furniture molding still needs to go around the bottom as well as valances under the appliances. Christopher Peacock would definitely claim my kitchen is overdone. But it makes me smile.

DW also fixed some problems like light placement without me asking. They are drilling new holes to make sure the glass shelves line up with the mullions in the glass doors.

I pretty much acted as a go between with the contractor but it was few and very far between. They called him once and confirmed a measurement with him regarding the hood vent. But they measured themselves and pretty much took it from there. They are a pretty sophisticated outfit. Just look at the jobs they did at Bees and Beagles.

Sink wall unfinished
Hood/Stove wall still needs egg and dart crown and corbels under hood

Hutch wall/Freezer needs panel and egg and dart crown

Hutch closer

Front of island needs microwave drawer

Back of island with 15" deep storage cabinets


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RE: Granite ideas (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: KevinMP on 05.21.2012 at 11:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

How about antique brown granite (even better in a leathered finish).

I used it in my bathroom remodel below. I put in a lot of pictures so that you can see the variation in the stone (or lack thereof). It's a beautiful stone, has an amazing texture, and works well in older homes. Some people do not like the veining or fissures, but I like them. A few spots have an iridescence, which is what you see behind the one hot water knob (a greenish spot).













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RE: help with desk/drop zone cabinets (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: nini804 on 04.11.2012 at 02:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have a spot like this in my kitchen. We found it was much cheaper to have the trim carpenter build the drawers, cubbies and counter, rather than order it through the cabinetry manufacturer. Our is a small, L-shaped area with knee space and big, file sized drawers on the left side, and open cubbies for baskets on the right. Although I have space for a chair, I NEVER sit in is totally the drop space for my purse, where I charge the phones, and a place to file paperwork and put correspondence. I use those bins for stationary, office supplies, and I have my camera and all of its accessories in another. Unless you think your kids might want to someday sit there for the computer ( although with wireless, not sure anyone sits with their computer anymore) I would put some larger, file sized drawers. To save money, our countertop is painted wood with a thick piece of glass on it to protect it. I love it! If I wanted to, I could put pictures under it. Much less than the marble in the kitchen, plus I don't have to baby it!

(my hidey-hole is on the left)

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RE: Silvery Blue walls - need recommendation (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: oldbat2be on 05.01.2012 at 05:21 am in Kitchens Forum

Vancouver Day, BM Aura. Used for kitchen area and hallway too,I liked it so much.

This replaced a baby blue, which I could not stand. Definitely silvery blue grey, good in all lights.


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RE: Paint All Cabinets White or Put Color on Base? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: boxerpups on 04.29.2012 at 01:48 pm in Kitchens Forum

I looooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeee
a lower cab with a darker color and even more now that
I have seen your floor and granite choices.

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RE: White cabinets and countertops? If so, what paint? Pics pls! (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: katieob on 01.23.2011 at 10:47 am in Kitchens Forum


We didn't go totally white/white as we have soapstone on the perimeter counters, but we have a large island with white calacatta marble. We chose Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray for the kitchen and the adjoining family room. I love, love the color. Fresh & crisp & airy with the white.
A few other blue/grey tones we throughout the house that look great with white trim: BM Cashmere Grey, BM Quiet Moments. Good luck!

Color is mostly visible above sink:

During construction, not a great shot of the color.


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White Kitchen w/ walnut, 99% finished and lived in!

posted by: alabamamommy on 03.15.2012 at 03:05 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hello all - I was nudged out from under the newborn rock by a post yesterday, so I figured I'd share our final photos. With a caveat... I'm still on the hunt for the appropriate decorative pieces... a properly scaled urn or raised bowl for the countertop, an arrangement of the stuff in the glass cabs that works, etc.

Overall, I love this kitchen. It's proving very family friendly and I haven't had any issues with the primed shiplap as a backsplash. The marble island top DOES etch, but we're closing our eyes and hoping to make it to patinaland sooner than later. With 18 years of school fundraisers ahead of me, I'm certain we'll get there. But there's NOTHING like making pastries on it and I'm going to try my hand at fudge and candies soon!

Our FAVORITE spot, where we spend 70% of our time, is firmly planted on the BOOs block. Chop chop chop. Walnut end-grain... can't say enough. A quick sudsy soapy wipe after each prep and a once a month oiling and it's beautiful.

So here are the pics of our very lived in by a young family of five new kitchen!


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RE: Subway Complement to Beveled Arabesque? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 03.26.2012 at 02:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

kimiko, I think they will look great with what you are describing in your kitchen.

The only tips I can give are: expect it to take longer than you think. We were probably too obsessed with making it perfect when laying them. We were trying to get the best fit possible and making them touch and interlock. But, if we realized that once you do get to the grouting stage, it doesn't matter if the space between them isn't perfect on the wall. Just check for level and plumb as you go along. You want to keep those horizontal and vertical lines straight.

We did not install it the way you see tile usually installed, the first row all along the counter, then do the 2nd row all the way around, etc. This was more of a "pyramid" pattern to it. It was the best way to get the lines straight.


Order a bit more than the 10% that you usually order for waste. Just because. We didn't make many (if any) cutting mistakes but maybe it's their shape...I don't know--just order extra.

We piped the grout in using a piping bag (not the pastry bag, but similar, find it at the tile aisle in Lowe's or wherever).

We used Permacolor by Laticrete for the grout, in bright white. This is a true white and it gives the desired result of having the grout really be the same color as the tile, and not a slightly off-white look that other bright whites have.

Hope this helps!


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Woo Hoo! Finished kitchen pics!!!

posted by: hermajesty on 11.11.2010 at 08:00 am in Kitchens Forum

I'm another long time lurker. We started our remodel in August and I'm THRILLED to finally have a working kitchen again. Our kitchen was stuck in the 70's, so it was a total gut!

Some electrical yet to be finished. Over/under cabinet lighting will be installed this weekend, new woodwork has also been ordered. I'm working on backsplash ideas now, but couldn't wait to post some pics.

I can't thank EVERONE in this forum enough for your generous sharing of pictures and expertise. I've learned sooooo much. And there were many days when it was just reassuring to know OTHERS were going through the same MESS that we were.

A few details:

KraftMaid Marquette Maple cabinets Canvas with cocoa glaze
Bianco Antico granite - love, love, love it!
Marazzi glazed porcelain tile - Campione in Armstrong
Blanco Silgranit sink in Biscuit
Moen Vestige faucet in ORB
BM Cabot Trail walls














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RE: medallion cherry pecan cabinets (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: kalapointer on 02.05.2012 at 04:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have Medallion cherry with pecan stain in our master bath. I think the door style is Santiago. But maybe this picture will give you some idea of the color. The floor tile looks like slate and the counter is travertine.

Master Bath


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RE: All Cream/White Bedroom Question (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 12.20.2011 at 02:21 pm in Home Decorating Forum

My lovely internet connection dropped and I lost what I was typing. Ugh.

I know there will be a lot of people who will tell you that monochromatic is boring and you need a "pop" of color. I think if you want to have the serene room that you are thinking about you should not add a chair in another color. I think it will pull your eye straight to the chair. That is not what you want.

When I was changing out my pillows in my family room (where I have a white couch, white rug) I was trying out fuscia pillows, and also pillows with lime green in them. I have lime green accents throughout my home. But what I found was those two options were too eye grabbing. It wasn't serene. They just didn't look like they belonged. Here are some not-so-great photos. Don't mind the crazy placement of the couch, a hole in the ceiling was being repaired. I had to do a lot of eye squinting imagining the couch back together. I ended up going with cream and gray pillows in various textures. Even though some people will call it boring..zzzzz....I like that it is more serene to the eye. And I am sure in a bedroom that is what you are looking for too.

These are the audition pictures:

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This is how the final look came out:



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RE: backsplash recommendations with raven caesarstone?? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: theanimala on 02.25.2012 at 08:16 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have Caesarstone Raven, and we did a simple white glass backsplash. Sounds like you are looking for something with more color / texture. What's nice about Raven is it's very neutral so you should be able to blend it with practically anything in my opinion.



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RE: I want to paint my new island, another color (Follow-Up #31)

posted by: oldbat2be on 02.26.2012 at 09:10 am in Kitchens Forum

Some progress! I've figured out photoshop, DH has installed lighting, and I've spent way too much time on grey samples. Here are final candidates and some photoshopped pictures. Note colors I've used in the pictures are guesstimates.

Here are colors, along with perimeter cab color (same as trim) and countertop:

From Drop Box

From Drop Box

And original...

As always, comments/suggestions appreciated. Thanks!


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RE: I want to paint my new island, another color (Follow-Up #25)

posted by: caminnc on 02.18.2012 at 07:29 am in Kitchens Forum

I just painted the upper part of my dining room dark gray and I am so in love with the color that I am thinking about painting my kitchen island gray as well. I say go for it.

Bee is correct, houzz has a lot of great gray inspiration pictures. This is one that I saved that you might like.



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RE: Calling All Color Gurus - Need some Paint Color Advice (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: boxerpups on 02.20.2012 at 07:43 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I love these colors...Maybe you would like them too.

Glass Slipper Benjamin MOore would go with both floors

Palladia BM

Mystical Blue BM

A creamy white that is super pretty and might brighten
up a space without windows.
Swiss Coffee by Behr


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RE: My new kitchen needs help!! (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: hollysprings on 02.19.2012 at 11:10 am in Home Decorating Forum

See if the cabinet company that supplied the cabinets still has the same color available and pick up some crown molding and some flat stock and take the molding to the ceiling here. I'd also get some of the 1/4" paneling (bendable) and filler stock (to cover the seams and creating a fake "door" look) and cover the back of that island with wood instead of paint as well. It will look much better not standing out so much. Add under cabinet lighting. Redo the backsplash to something that isn't so similar to the counter in color.

For paint, something in the smoky blue gray would work well with the warm reddish colors of the wood.

Valspar Shark Loop

Benjamin Moore Blue Springs

Or even a greyed down blue green.

Benjamin Moore Covington Blue

Sherwin Williams Halcyon Green


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RE: Cleaning your kitchen - What natural products do you use? (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: deedles on 02.16.2012 at 05:19 pm in Kitchens Forum

Ayerg73: I cannot stand that aisle anymore, either. If I have to go down there to grab a scrubby or something I have to hold my breath. And yeah! Essential oils are great, too. I forgot to mention Thieves oil... anyone heard of it? Phenomenal stuff to really kill mold. Serious death to mold, that stuff. I have an essential oil diffuser that I use for whole room 'cleaning' and freshening. When we bought our current remodel house last year, the basement and garage were unbelieveably moldy smelling. Serious hazard, you could just feel it and smell it. We set that diffuser in there full of Thieves oil and in about 3 days the mold smell was gone. It's amazing stuff. You can clean with it, too. I haven't tried that yet.


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(Mostly) Finished Kitchen Pics

posted by: beaglesdoitbetter on 02.01.2012 at 11:13 pm in Kitchens Forum

I REALLY wanted to wait until I was moved in and had furniture and had my dishes in the cabinets to post the "big reveal," but I cannot wait. I just can't. I love my kitchen too much (at least from the pics I got today- I haven't actually seen it in person yet since the paper was taken off!) :)

So, anyway, here is the Finished Kitchen Part I with Part II pending in a few months if you aren't all sick of my kitchen already :) Part II will also feature interior shots of the drawers, as there's fun stuff inside all of them and I don't have pictures of that yet :)

So, without further ado...








Don't mind the odd silver thing on the drainboard- that's just the plug to the sink, it won't live there forever.

And, just for fun since so many people in the kitchen forum helped me to design these cabinets, this is the finished gathering/keeping room area off the kitchen. Note- the really ugly cabinet knobs are not staying. I wanted white marble and these were the only ones I found but they are not attractive:

Cabinets: Dutch Wood Kitchens
Granite/marble: Statuario marble for the perimeter cabinets and marble sink. Fabricated by IMG Marble and Granite. Blue bahia for the island, fabricated by Sinai/Big Brothers Marble and Granite who did a perfect seam
Island sink Concrete, fabricated by Paco Originals
Knobs/pulls Custom-made glass, created by Designer Glass Mosaics to match the granite.
Appliances Miele 42" cooktop, some kind of Jenn-Air oven, Sharp microwave drawer, integrated Bosch refrigerator (behind the mirror), integrated Fisher & Pickel dishdrawers (one next to each sink); integrated Bosch dishwasher
Pantry door Custom design, Sans Soucie Art Glass
Mural Stone impressions (custom design, they sent us the graphics and we created it ourselves
Chandeliers James R. Moder Crystal
Faucets & potfiller Whitehaus.

I think that's all- let me know if I forgot anything :)

Anyway, a BIG thank you to everyone on GW who gave encouragement, advice, and information about things that I never even knew existed etc. etc.


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RE: BM Palladian Blue? (Follow-Up #22)

posted by: jreed22 on 01.30.2012 at 10:14 pm in Home Decorating Forum

just a quick mentioned before, I went with Healing Aloe and I love it! Definitely less blue, but it looks great. Bathroom was just finished today....




BM healing aloe
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RE: Quartzite countertop (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: muskokascp on 01.09.2012 at 07:44 pm in Kitchens Forum

These were taken the day of install. Since then the backsplash and window ledges have also been installed - also quartzite.


Calacatta macabus quarzite
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RE: Need recs for a true gray BM color. (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 01.21.2012 at 10:38 am in Home Decorating Forum

I struggled with this. And the thing about grays is that they look different in every house, depending on your lighting.

I wanted a gray that had brown undertones in it. After much struggling, I landed on the BM strip 1464-1470. It includes: Light Pewter, Nimbus, Smoke Embers, Baltic Gray, Willow Creek, Eagle Rock and Bear Creek. I absolutely love them.

Here are samples, starting with the lightest:

Nimbus. I have this in 2 bathrooms.


Baltic Gray, Foyer:

Willow Creek,Master Bedroom:
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Another shot of the room, there seems to be some blue undertones in the photos, but irl I don't see that

Uploaded from the Photobucket iPhone App

Eagle Rock, in my laundry room, not such a great picture of the color:


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RE: White, Black and Zebra, hopefully third time is a charm (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: florantha on 01.10.2012 at 10:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

If you need one more color, remember there's always pink! :-)

Here's the link.

Here is a link that might be useful: ths13 black white zebra kitchen


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RE: Do you regret surface-mounted medicine cabinet? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: TorontoTim on 12.21.2011 at 03:48 pm in Bathrooms Forum

How big is the bath?

In our 8 x 10 main bath I put in a surface mount Restoration Hardware cabinet and like it. Saved some framing etc. and it looks nice over the large pedestal sink.

In my small 4 x 7 powder room I'm doing now, I'm installing an inset cabinet (also RH - polished nickel etc. to match the rest of the fixtures and surprise my wife who has no idea I have the cabinet yet).




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RE: Photos of AO Catarina Coliseum White tile (Follow-Up #21)

posted by: junco on 08.19.2008 at 03:24 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Here are some pictures with the grouting done, walls painted, fixtures in and a pile of towels I'm considering.





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RE: American Olean Coliseum vs. Daltile Carrera Star (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: gary1227 on 03.28.2010 at 11:31 am in Bathrooms Forum

We did our master bath in the A/O Coliseum white. Our floor tile is a matt finish porcelian tile and the wall tiles are a glazed ceramic. You could use the matt floor tiles on the walls but using the glazed wall tiles on the wall is not recommended. We also used the mosiac tile for our shower floor. After living with the tile in our bath for a year now, we love it. It looks great and is easy to keep clean. We did use real carrera marble chair rail pieces to border the tile and ceaserstone quartz for our counter tops and shower ledges. The A/O tile does have a grey tint to it and bright whites, yellows and brown tones don't work well with it.

I think we paid about $2.25sqft for the tile at the time.

Below is a few photos of our bath just after completion.





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help again with backsplash

posted by: kateskouros on 11.09.2011 at 01:55 am in Kitchens Forum

okay. so originally i was going to do a calacatta slab backsplash and then i decided the slabs are too thick (2 cm) and too problematic. so then i start thinking about 3x12 calacatta until i change my mind again to calacatta random.

and then tonight i'm googling and find these and my heart stops. do you think i could use one of these?? very different from my original vision but then again, my original vision didn't take my breath away.

i want to do all the walls the same tile. i'm not one to pull out a panel at the range. so i'm talking about one of these tiles ALL over the kitchen. yes? no?


or this

here's the kitchen


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New finished kitchen pictures

posted by: adh673 on 09.09.2011 at 02:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all,

The design firm that we bought our cabinets from sent in a professional photographer to take pictures of our kitchen for their ads/portfolio, so I thought I'd post these too since the lighting is significantly better than in the ones I took! Also, giving a link to the original thread with the details of what is what.

Hope everyone's kitchen projects are going well!





Here is a link to all the photos, there were too many to post.

Here is a link that might be useful: Original reveal post


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RE: Paint Color Inside Closets (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 09.04.2011 at 10:17 pm in Home Decorating Forum

heeheee, my foyer closet is hot pink and so is the upstairs linen closet. i think of them like the lining of a gray jacket


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Fabricator found our Moon Night slabs-even better

posted by: slush1422 on 06.02.2011 at 09:07 pm in Kitchens Forum

So you guys can all say "I told you so" to me!

Our fabricator called today and after many calls and driving all over the place, he found our slabs! A place only 30 mins away from us had several slabs of Moon Night. Bad news was they are going to cost us $380 more, which I thought might happen. But the good news is that when I went to look at them, you could tell they were much better quality, and the rep said they also had them honed. I was so excited, because I originally wanted them honed but just couldn't find them already done. The best part - well there are two (is that better and best?) is the rep told me that our fabricator told him our story and he felt bad so was giving us a deal, and only going to charge us $20 extra for the honed. The second is that our fabricator felt so bad for what happened, that he offered to do a vanity in our guest bathroom for FREE!!!

So here are the polished slabs:

From Moon Night Granite

And the honed (not the best shot with my cell phone): You should have seen me rubbing the honed, I think the rep was waiting for me to lay my face on it haha - it was SO soft - I can't wait to have it in my kitchen.

From Moon Night Granite

I feel so much better too because they had several slabs instead of just two like the last place.

We are a little nervous about getting honed as far as staining, especially because some people say they have no problems, and others have issues but it's my kitchen! Not an operating room so I'll just have to be okay with whatever comes with the beauty that will be my countertops.

Drywall went up today, and flooring is tomorrow and Saturday. FINALLY some progress.


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RE: Who makes gorgeous crackle subway tiles that look hand-made? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: adh673 on 03.27.2011 at 06:30 pm in Kitchens Forum

I never saw the emser in local stores either, I sent them an email and they sent me free samples. They have a cream and brown overglaze one I also considered and still wonder how it would have looked.

here again is the ivory

I had tried to get a pic of the wavy surface but I dont think it really worked.

My granite is western sage brush.


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pics of my cabinet hardware and counters!

posted by: coastal_modern_love on 05.23.2011 at 06:45 pm in Kitchens Forum

Finally! And with so much DRAMA. My head is spinning from all the problems! It's been so easy up until now the home stretch is killing me! Can you see the terrible honing job on the counter (kitchen sink area)? It looks great other than that and a $H*TTY seam in a horrible spot. Anyway- I've already vented this in another thread. I'm OK now-really!





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RE: Searching for the Right Blue-Green Paint Color (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: kmcg85 on 05.25.2011 at 10:23 am in Home Decorating Forum

Not sure how deep you want to go, but BM Azores AF-495 is a beautiful blue green. It is in their Affinity line.

Here is a link that might be useful: BM Azores


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RE: Searching for the Right Blue-Green Paint Color (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: mom2sethc on 05.25.2011 at 08:24 am in Home Decorating Forum


BM Wythe Blue, here it is in my basement. I LOVE it! It has enough green in it that it doesn't turn "baby blue" on your walls.



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RE: Suggestions for paint color please (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: boxerpups on 05.24.2011 at 06:09 pm in Kitchens Forum

I love your backsplash,

What about something to go with the BS. Like this...

Grasshopper BM

Woodlawn blue BM

Palladian Blue BM (looks like a gray green)

Magnetic Gray Sherwin Williams


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RE: Finished Kitchen! Creamy French Classic (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: adh673 on 05.15.2011 at 08:38 am in Kitchens Forum

Thank you everyone for your compliments :-) I knew I was missing details so thanks for reminding me.

The floors are from a mill in Tennessee which we got a amazing deal on. The mill is called Blackford and Son and my contact is Luke Blackford. You can message me for his email. They come unfinished and we had them site finished in waterlox. The quality is high, so the floors only needed a light screening. It was about 40% of what I was going to pay for Carlisle walnut floors. I think Carlisle is a great company but the pricing wasnt close.

The Shiloh dark wood hutch and island (cant believe I forgot that) is knotty alder with a walnut stain and a black glaze.

The waterglass french door is from Simpson company.

The barstool are from Ballards. They are only 9 inches or something, so they fit under my 12 inch overhang, which I know is a kitchen no no but that is all the room I had and the kids love hanging out there while we cook.

The dining room walls are actually a dimensional stencil I did with joint compound and a damask stencil from Cutting Edge. The lower part is Ben Moore Statutory Bronze metallic paint which I dont find very metallic personally but I still like it. I did the upper first as a sort of tuscan skim coat colorwashed in various taupes to cover the dark blue paint that was there, then did a raised stencil using the bronze metallic paint.

The Ben Moore paint colors:
Kitchen: Algonkian Trail, eggshell
Hall/LR: Sherwood Tan, matte
Bath, Above rail is Linen White eggshell; below rail is Hillcrest Tan, Eggshell
Family Room: Base Linen White Eggshell, Colorwash with Alexandria Beige.

The kitchen chairs are painted in valspar spray paint churchill vanilla

The granite is Western Sage Brush from Africa and milled in Italy, bought from Elegant Marble in Sterling, VA and fabricated by Dominion Granite. The people at Elegant Marble said that this was an unusual run of the Western Sage Brush. It is all taupe, grays, some copper/brown streaks, a little black here and here. Its very subdued and I had never seen it before. We were going to go with Typhoon Bordeaux originally but by the time we were ready to order, we didn't like the slabs for that. So we did a rushed 3 state manhunt for something else and fortunately found this, which we really like.

The grout color is alabaster. We almost went with a mix of that and antique white but the tile guy talked us into just the lighter grout, and it was a good result. I like the backsplash but I do actually miss the darker paint that was there. However, in the summer the kitchen doesnt get a ton of light because all the trees that surround the house so the light, reflective subways are good for keeping it bright. But in the winter with all the natural light, I sort of preferred the contrast. So I guess, I need a reversible back splash to be totally happy year round. We sealed with miracle 511. We also pre-sealed since it is a crackle tile, we didnt want the crackle filled with grout.

For the undercabinet lights, we used linear lighting. (I put in link). It's really great, you see no defined light source just overall glow and its on a dimmer so you can infinite control. We have puck lights in the basement kitchen and I thought I liked those, but these are WAY better and they dont get the counters hot.

We also got talked out of plugmold by the electrician for most of the backsplash, I dont remember how he did that since I was set on it, but something about the big boxes he would have to use for everything close to the sink and range. And there were a few places I knew I would always have things plugged in and didnt want the cords dangling up, so in the end, there wasnt much advantage though I did find it challenging trying to paint matching lightplates. But we did use plugmold on the hutch where it works fine and I dont think is noticeable at all. We also put a bunch of outlets in one of the hutch uppers so its now a charging station for cameras and phone and ipods, etc. The phone jack is also there and we drilled a small hole so the phone could go sit on the hutch without cords everywhere.

I think that is it, thanks again for the feedback!

Here is a link that might be useful: linear undercabinet lighting.


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Finished Kitchen! Creamy French Classic

posted by: adh673 on 05.14.2011 at 02:35 pm in Kitchens Forum

I finally uploaded some pictures, they were taken on different days, some raining and shadowy but it's raining again today so these will do for now!

First of all, thank you SOO much to everyone on this site who was a huge help, inspiration and motivation. I very much appreciate the many thoughtful, creative people who gave me advice along the way.

I am sure I will forget some details so feel free to ask questions. We did an entire first floor remodel (mostly cosmetic) so there was a lot going on.

Cabinets- Shiloh, inset beaded soft white with slate highlighting and brushing. Tons of details on these, everything is upgraded and pull out or soft glide, etc. They were our biggest expense.

Kitchen Table- Antique tables made daily. Chairs painted and distressed from my old set

New Windows (expanded in kitchen, replaced in entire house)- OKNA. And very glad I went with casement in kitchen in the end as I wasn't going to originally.

Pendants- Mercury glass, shades of light

Range- GE Monogram 36 inch dual fuel with grill (love it)

Sink- Shaw 3018 (love it), also got the stainless grid, love it too.

Prep Sink- Rohl Round 18 inch with Tapmaster (tapmaster nice but not end of world if not)

Faucets- same for both sinks, Delta Leland single hole

Air switches- from home depot (very frustrating. Don�t place these near a faucet handle!)

Floors- Character walnut random width, distressed edges,

Waterlox finish, Blackford and Sons. LOVE!

Vent- GE, free with range 1200 CFMs, loud but works and free is free

Undercabinet lights- seagull ambiance lighting on dimmer, great lights

Disposals- Evolution and Evolution compact, no trouble

Dishwasher- Meihl, some trouble here. Had a flood already! Due to filling the soap dispenser up with soap, apparently a BIG no-no.

Backsplash- subway, Emser cape code in artisan cream crackle ordered from Studio Tile in Fl for around 14/ft, Above range, not sure, some small mosaic from a local store.

Hardware- cabinets, hafele antique black, doors ordered online , Emtek black ordered from simpsons hardware

Paint- Ben Moore (have to look up colors, forget)

Warming drawer- Kitchenaid (used every day!)

Microwave- Sharp MW Drawer (fine)

Fridge- Samsung with convertible fridge drawer (can be used for wine, kids snacks, deli meats,etc) (like it)

Wine Fridge- Uline Captain (some trouble here, two repair visits)

Railings- Iron panels and railing elements ordered from

Kings Architectural Metals and welded locally (love the result)

General Contractor- Tom Christie, Quality Craft Carpentry in Northern Virginia. An absolute doll and has an amazing team. We cannot recommend him and his work highly enough and thankful to our friends who referred him!

We also replaced all our dishes, silverware, glassware, baking and cookware- love all the new stuff!

I think that's it! It took about 4 months of real work for the renovation then some minor details dragged on for a long time.

Overall we LOVE the new kitchen and the new house overall. It's amazingly functional and comfortable and we are really happy with it. Thanks again to everyone for their great advice and support!

From Kitchen Remodel

Let me know if these links dont work, I moved to Picasa and never tried to post from it.

Here is a link that might be useful: Creamy French Classic


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RE: Pictures of craftsman interior trim? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: brianwhite on 05.16.2007 at 04:53 pm in Building a Home Forum

A Craftsman spec house I built last year.

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RE: Fun-colored cabinets (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: brickton on 04.27.2011 at 02:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

Have you seen House of Turquoise? I would recommend it highly if you are thinking of doing that for cabinets or the walls.

Because this is pretty darn attractive (from the site above):


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RE: Help choosing backsplash to warm up space? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: boxerpups on 04.25.2011 at 04:01 pm in Kitchens Forum

I love your space, the first thought came to mind are these
tiles by Brittany and Coggs. They are a handmade tile that
gives off a soft warmth without color. A gentle elegance
that would look stunning next to your cabinets.






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RE: Favorite BM Paints - I have 24 hours to decide! (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: mairin on 03.19.2011 at 08:00 pm in Kitchens Forum

ugh! I feel your pain. had to pick a whole house 2 years ago when we built. It might have been one of the decisions I pondered longest!!

Revere Pewter-used this in my kitchen, family, hall, etc. it's a great beige that also has grey undertones
Shaker beige (as already mentioned) is a nice beige
baja dunes
cabot trail: a darker tan, but if you have enough light it is a gorgeous color

adagio - I love this blue

mushroom cap - really pretty muted yellow


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My white carrara dream bathroom finally done UPDATED (Follow-Up #23)

posted by: jenskitchen on 01.17.2011 at 08:41 pm in Bathrooms Forum

So now I can say I'm officially done. Here are a few more shots of the finished product

The glass shower door is installed now:

Someone asked to see the upper cabinet opened. I have 8(!) outlets inside of my tower.

Our contractor built a beautiful cover for our baseboard heating that really blends with the woodwork on the walls


This is the final version of the vanity with the mirror installed.



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From mid centurty ugly to my dream bathroom 95% done

posted by: jenskitchen on 12.30.2010 at 03:46 pm in Bathrooms Forum

We are almost done with our bathroom renovation. I'm too excited about it to wait for the finishing touches before I post it. Still to come is a mirror with 1" bevel to be installed in vanity, frameless glass to be installed in shower and baseboard heat cover being made. Thank you for all of your help during my many mini meltdowns.

We went from this...


There was one electrical outlet in the hole bathroom and it was in the medicine cabinet.


We closed off this door and moved the shower to that side.

So here is our new vanity...


Our new shower

We will put white wood blinds on the window and a cover for the heater


Here are the details:

Shower fixtures, towel bars: Restoration Hardware Asbury
Floor and shower walls: 12x12 honed carrara tiles set in a running bond pattern with delorean gray grout
Floor in shower: Cobsa thin basketweave
Light: Landmark Lighting
Vanity: Custom built
Makeup Mirror: Kimball Young hardwired
Paint: Trim and vanity is Glacier White and walls and ceiling is Stonington Gray


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RE: Suggestions for a gray that will go with golden oak (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: newchapter on 02.16.2011 at 11:45 am in Home Decorating Forum

Benjamin Moore San Antonio Gray coordinates nicely with blues,
and another vote for Revere Pewter.
If she wants to go taupier -
Benjamin Moore Baja Dunes or Pismo Dunes

Sherwin Williams - I like Anew Gray and Requisite Gray and Mindful Gray.

Good luck!


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RE: Boxerpups. Help with pictures. (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: boxerpups on 02.03.2011 at 09:53 pm in Kitchens Forum

I am happy to help search like Rayle.

I am a visual girl so I love looking at kitchen pics.
A picture helps me see it in place. I like 3d images too
but they can be very clinical when I am trying to get the
feel for the space. Kitchen Eye candy spells it out and
reminds me of what I want in the space.

Have you visited any kitchen blogs? These are full of
kitchen images.
Try Houzz, Willowdecor, TheKitchenDesigner, DesignSponge,
TheKitchenExchage, Susan Palmer Designs, Porterhouse Designs,
The Decorating Diva, Attic Magic, Apartment therapy,
Archinspire, Kitchenism, Design crush, Renest...

Great Web sites for kitchen eye candy
are HGTV, HB Magazine, Veranda, Country home,
This old house, Martha Stewart, BHG, NKBA,

Hope these help.


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