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RE: subway tile (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: pepperidge_farm on 05.23.2010 at 12:30 pm in Kitchens Forum

small space, I decided just to run the mosaic behind the range, if it gets changed, will look ok without the raised back of the range too.

My solution:



decorative tiles behind stove
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RE: I need pictures of White Subway tile (Follow-Up #21)

posted by: theanimala on 04.30.2010 at 05:45 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's ours, a bit different as we used white glass tiles.



white glass subway and ss tiles behind stove
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RE: What is the best way to clean my new stainless appliances? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: cat_mom on 02.27.2011 at 10:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

Alcohol-water mixture in a spray bottle w/ a few drops of lavender (or other) essential oil, and a microfiber. If you've used an oil-based product prior, scrub it off well first. I am so thrilled to have tried it out on my SS (and my granite)--I am liberated from the inability to spot-clean my SS. Yay!


cleaning stainless steel
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RE: Vanity Lighting - Help Me Please (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: olychick on 04.20.2011 at 12:35 am in Bathrooms Forum

Hard to make recommendations, not seeing your bath or knowing your taste and there are so many directions you could take. This is one I considered...until I decided to go with sconces. I liked that it was a bit different. It's a Kichler.


kichler Drapes fixture for bathroom
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finished bathroom - sleek & modern master bath!

posted by: yillimuh on 09.09.2010 at 09:28 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Our contractor still needs to do a second coat of trim paint, put the handle on the pocket door, and give the floor a good scrub, but it is done enough that I couldn't wait any longer to take some pics and post them!

This is our master bath, which we added by borrowing space from the large master bedroom and closets. It was previously a 1.5 bath house, now officially a 2.5! Our bedroom is now smaller, but it was completely worth it.

Here are the details:

- floor & shower tile - 12x12" slate (special order from Home Depot), cut down into 3x6" subway tiles for the shower area.
- niche tile - 2" honed carrera hexagons from
- carrera threshold at shower and door
- tile on wall behind vanity & toilet - teeny tiny white glass mosaic tile from
- toilet - Toto Aquia II with Toto Washlet s300
- vanity, sink faucets, medicine cabinets - Ikea
- shower door - Vigo frameless sliding door bought on
- shower faucets - Hudson & Reed
vanity lights(I don't think you can see these in any of the photos) - Artemide talo mini in white
wall color - silver satin, Benjamin Moore
trim color - Anthem White, Valspar

Anyway, on to the pictures!

view from the bedroom:

vanity & toilet:

standing in the shower looking back towards the door. It is impossible to get a photo of the shower without getting terrible reflections in the glass door! The dark tile also makes it hard to get a good photo of the whole thing. Anyway:

shower detail:

niches & hand shower:

floor detail:

mosaic tile detail:


love this bathroom
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RE: Pic of espresso cabinet, carrera, chrome fixtures, memoirs si (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: pps7 on 08.04.2010 at 01:13 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Thanks everyone. Still need to accessorize before I can post bathroom is done pix. Any ideas on window treatments?Here's a little info:

Wall color: BM Gray Wisp. Trim: BM Simply White
Tub: 68" sunrise specialty with hardware
Vanity: Shiloh furniture style vanities in espresso.
Sink: Kohler Memoirs
Medicine Cabinets: RH Cartwright Large
Sconce: Hudson Valley
Countertops: polished carrera marble

Hard to get a pic of the shower without glare.



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RE: small bathroom - bold dark colors - any pics? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: shar-az on 03.30.2011 at 02:21 am in Bathrooms Forum

A small bathroom, with a dark shower.My husband,just did for a lady Photobucket


like these tiles
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RE: River White or White Galaxy? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: boxerpups on 03.12.2010 at 08:13 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi discoganya,

I would ask Jewel? She posted last month about white

I love river white granite. It is a beautiful stone but I
rarely see it. If I had to choose I would go for the white
river. The movement adds a sense of artwork to the stone.
I wish I had more pictures for you.

White River or River White

White River granite from Marble and Granite co.

Here is a link that might be useful: Does anyone have River White or Monte Bello granite? pics please


river white granite
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RE: What Rooms Would You Put Recessed Lighting In? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: chisue on 08.20.2007 at 11:47 am in Building a Home Forum

I hate most of our recessed lighting -- and we have mostly nine-foot ceilings. Why did I listen to the idea of needing "ambient lighting"? Fooey! Now I have all these holes in my ceilings -- including two "spider habitats" directly over our bed! What might I have saved if I'd eliminated two dozen "holes"?

I do like the cans in the corners of our DR, in the hallways, over the laundry sink. I could do with far fewer in the kitchen.

Besides the cans I mentioned liking, the lights in use in our house are: Chandelier w/downlight over kitchen table; daylight fluorescents in master closets and laundry room; under-cabinet Juno strips in kitchen; hanging fixture over sink in kitchen; chandelier in DR; hanging fixture in foyer; sconces in bathrooms; chandelier in master bath. Lamps make up the rest. We do have a light on the ceiling fan in the MBR, but almost never use it. Wish I could change out the cans over our kitchen island for hanging fixtures.


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RE: How far from wall to put recessed lighting? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: joehouston on 02.27.2009 at 02:31 pm in Lighting Forum

Actually just installed 5 cans in the kitchen yesterday. On the ~13 ft section of cabinets against the wall, 3 cans about 4 ft apart and 29 inches (to center of fixture) from the back wall (26 inch counters). We've under cabinet fluorescent lighting so plenty of task area light. Two other cans pretty much centered over a sink/ snack island backing to great room. All this replaced a huge fluorescent construct in the center of the kitchen. If I were to tweak anything, I might install the cans a few inches further from the wall to improve the amount of light going into the below counter cabinets when opened. Plenty pleased with the install as is, a major change in atmosphere of the kitchen without the darn piece of furniture previously attached to the ceiling.

I think a key issue for placement depends on if you have under cab lighting. If you don't, I would not install closer than the counter edge. If you do have under cab lights, further out or closer in, a matter of whether you are looking for general light or highlighting your cab faces.


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RE: How far from wall to put recessed lighting? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: reshal on 02.24.2009 at 08:01 pm in Lighting Forum

I just went through it...18" from the wall...approx 3 feet apart. 18" off the back wall will wash the front of your cabinets with light as well as provide light to work with. The light will hit the counter rather than the top of your head. Good luck with your remodel.


recessed lighting placement
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finished new construction -- kitchen, greatroom, mudroom pics hea

posted by: shelly_k on 09.08.2010 at 03:01 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi All! We moved into our new construction home 7 weeks ago and we're getting settled gradually! Just wanted to say thanks to many of you for you help on my kitchen! Love it! Special thanks to Beuhl and Rhome-- great advice!!

We have much to do yet as far as furnishing and decor but I'm just happy to be out of most of our boxes! :) These pics are by no means, "staged" -- we live here! But just wanted to share a few..

This is a ranch style home -- 3 bedrooms on main and finished lower level with two more bedrooms and kitchenette. South Dakota suburb type lot (3/4 acre) on a golf course. We're a family of 4 -- 2 kids ages 5 and 3.

Lamp, waiting for a foyer table! :)

Mudroom Walk In Closet:


Mudroom Cubbies:


Covered Concrete Deck:


Pocket Office off kitchen:


Basement Kitchenette:


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RE: If you have delicatus granite.... (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: daki on 08.07.2008 at 08:00 am in Kitchens Forum

When we iniially looked for granite, the granite yard/ warehouse had two very different looking granites both labeled "Delicatus". We liked the warmer looking one. When we finally picked out our granite, we ended up with Juparana Delicatus.

Here is one version of Delicatus we saw (this one was too grey for our kichen):

Here is one of the slabs of Juparana Delicatus we used and similar in color to one of the slabs that had been labeled plain Delicatus about a month earlier - it looks very peachy in this picture:

Here are some pictures after install. Once installed you tend to notice the overall color and tone first, then the patterns and inclusions.


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RE: Kitchen island questions...would like your input (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: kitchendesigntips on 01.28.2011 at 09:41 am in Smaller Homes Forum

I love the open shelving on the island, it really gives the island character. Just don't clutter the shelves too much, a couple of books and a serving dish will do.

I am a real stickler for countertop space. Based on the measurements in your drawing, you seem to have enough countertop space to work with. Therefore, you can concentrate more on design than function for the island top.

I love the butcher block top. It wouldn't take away from the beautiful countertops and backsplash, and will still give you that country french look you are going for.

One idea I do have for you is to consider using ceramic tile for the countertops AND backsplash, to keep that country french look. There an example of what it would look like in the link below about half way down the page.

Here is a link that might be useful: Compare Kitchen Countertops


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RE: style of doors vs stair railings (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: mightyanvil on 08.20.2008 at 10:44 am in Building a Home Forum

It all fits in an Arts & Crafts/Craftsman design but the ironwork should have a creative flare to it rather than just the standard patterns IMHO.

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RE: To help others - Things I would do different and things i lov (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: suzienj on 08.06.2010 at 08:13 pm in Building a Home Forum

jmck-- claire stainless steel polish and cleaner- google it- its a spray- i love it- use it with a microfiber stainless steel cloth (you can get those at target)-
I tried soooo many cleaners before i found this one!


stainless steel cleaner
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