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My Contemprory/Modern Kitchen!

posted by: ksmommy on 08.10.2010 at 02:57 am in Kitchens Forum

Finally, after 2.5 long years of contemplations,discussions,hiccups, my brand new kitchen(minus the SS range which I am hoping to buy around thanksgiving) is ready!
We did a lot of work like closing an entry way and an odd space;recess lights,mini decorative tiles;bathroom remodel,laminate flooring throughout and paint!
Tell me what you think! Enjoy!


Granite:Gaillo Florito
Cabinets: Maple Shaker style from a local store
Faucet:Water Ridge Tonette Series Pulldown Kitchen Faucet Brushed Nickel from Costco
Cabinet Hardware:Gatehouse Chrome Bar Pulls from Lowes
Flooring:Golden Aspen Harmonics Laminate & 16x16 glazed Ceramic tiles from Home depot; 2x2 decorative Nickel finish tiles from Lowes
Vent Hood:From Ebay(KBY brand)
Dishwasher:LG LDF7932ST 24" Tall Tub Built-In Fully Integrated Steam Dishwasher
Fridge:LG LFC23760st French door
Microwave:Panasonic 1300W 1.2 Cu Ft NN-SD688S Countertop
Other:Rev A Shelf 2 tiered chrome cookware and lid organizer.


clipped on: 11.17.2010 at 01:36 pm    last updated on: 11.17.2010 at 01:36 pm

RE: Help with small kitchen layout (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: mustbnuts on 10.04.2008 at 11:39 am in Kitchens Forum

Your kitchen is roughly the same size as mine. Small but efficient! My door openings are different than yours and I only have 7.5 foot ceilings in mine. I am going to show you a picture of mine, if I can get the drawing to load in here. Hopefully, it will give you some ideas. BTW, my sink isn't centered on the wall either. Think we had the same architect?

ref="" target="_blank">overhead view of kitchen--dishwaher will be back to the other side of the sink

kitchen drawing from entry into kitchen

opposite side of wall

line drawing of stove side

The door next to the opening is my step in pantry. I did move my dishwasher to the other side of my sink as it was just too close to the oven.

I like your ideas very much. I would put the fridge on the D wall with a above counter micro (similar to my setup). I like your ideas for the C walls. I would do as you suggest on the A and B walls. I too have the blind corner cabinet pull out thingys (once they get installed), so that should help with the space. I also added cabinets on either side of my sink window. I love them as it gave me a little extra space (my original floor plan and cabinets didn't have cabs there).

I think your plan sounds great. Have you picked out cabs yet and countertops? Will you go with recessed cans and under cab lights? I did that in my kitchen and I LOVE both of them.


clipped on: 10.29.2009 at 09:12 pm    last updated on: 10.29.2009 at 09:13 pm

Help with small kitchen layout

posted by: amoraljardin on 10.03.2008 at 08:52 pm in Kitchens Forum


Any help with my small kitchen layout will be most appreciated.

It's slightly under 11' x 13' with an 8' ceiling.

The only item that needs to stay is the gas range. Thanks to the great people at gardenweb I ran out and was able to buy a 30" BlueStar range from Costco! Yippee..... on my way to a new kitchen.

Where I have placed the range is where the fridge use to be. The electric stove that I use to have was up against the 3' area on wall "D" with a dishwasher to the right of that, then the sink and small cabinet after that. I have already had the gas installed on the range so it would be nice if it could stay in that area - give or take a few inches. I was thinking of doing a chimney type vent, but nothing is written in stone. Pot drawers and 6" spice drawers on either side of the range would be great, but I'm open to any suggestions.

I would like to place the sink centered under the window, but since space is tight I would be willing to go for a single sink to allow a little more room to the right of that for a cabinet. I'm not too fussy on placing cabinets diagonally in the corner (or for that matter anything placed diagonally) so I would probably like to do a magic corner on the base and an easy reach on wall corner. If by any chance I could fit a 36" french door refrigerator, that would be great, otherwise I will probably have to go with a 33".

On wall "C" I was thinking of doing cabinets, sort of like a breakfront type cabinet where it is shallow on the either side (maybe only 12 deep by 15" wide) and then a little wider in the middle (15" deep by 30" wide). Where wall C dips in (there is some kind of duct work there) I thought I could do something like a false wall (maybe only 4" deep by 15" wide), starting about 14" in from the wall where wall D & C meet along wall C. So the breakfront cabinet would end up being 15" wide then 30" wide (maybe with glass in the middle) then 15" wide again for a total of 60" wide cabinet. (I hope this is not too confusing).....

I would like to put in a counter height peninsula with cabinets under and a small microwave built in. (perhaps on wall D going out towards wall B with seating for 2 or 3.

Wall D is a retaining wall. I'm back and forth on whether to open this wall up to the dining room.

I know I'm asking for alot, but if possible I would like to squeeze as much counter and storage space in as I possibly can, but anything, I'm sure, will be better than what I have now.....

I'm hoping that fresh eyes can help me look at some different options. Many thanks.


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Marble kitchen FLOORS?

posted by: brickmanhouse on 10.25.2009 at 12:31 am in Kitchens Forum

I am in love with the black and white checkerboard marble of some of the period kitchens and butler's pantries that I have seen, and am lucky enough to have a big 170 year old farmhouse where the look would work.

I've done a search and learned a lot from the threads on marble countertops, but does anyone specifically have experience with a marble kitchen floor? Pluses and minuses?

Slippery when wet? Etching? Staining? Hardness?

Thanks in advance for any info you can provide!


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What do I need to know for granite install day?

posted by: tabteacher on 10.25.2009 at 03:03 am in Kitchens Forum

Our granite will be installed Mon. They are supposed to be here by 8:30. What do I need to know ahead of time? What do I need to do ahead of time? I am so nervous already I can't sleep & my stomach is in knots. My husband can't be here, so I am on my own. I had to sign a contract with them, but things on it my GC said don't worry about-things like build a plastic wall & don't attach any plumbing for 24-48 hrs for starters. What do I have to do that day--the contract said owner had to be here. I would want to be anyway though, just wondering if I am going to be expected to do something.


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Stainless steel countertop: need help to choose finish

posted by: bobetpine on 10.27.2009 at 10:32 pm in Kitchens Forum


I'm looking for advice about what kind of finish is ideal. I'm looking for something "pre-scratched" so I don't go depressed every time I scratch it myself. :o)
Different contractors have different ways of naming their available finishes and I'm a bit confused: "orbital", "#4", "#2B", "polished"...
This website has lots of explanations about SS:

Do you have any idea what kind of finish I should ask for if I want an easy-to-clean pre-scratched look?



clipped on: 10.28.2009 at 07:59 pm    last updated on: 10.28.2009 at 08:00 pm

RE: Radon/gamma ray issues in countertop materials (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: debs3 on 10.28.2009 at 03:21 pm in Kitchens Forum

mme.loup, I have put a Geiger counter to the test on many, many slabs in at least ten different granite yards. In my limited experience the spectrolites measured the same as background or only slightly above. There is a green stone out there, I believe from Nambia, that was definitely warmer. I don't know if it is a spectrolite, and I only mention it because I think a person could think it was.

If I were going to buy crema bordeaux I would test it. I believe, and I certainly hope, the stone yards are now screening their slabs and have the equipment to measure the radioactivity of the slabs. However, you will have to ask them to test. It has been at least a year since I have checked, but at that time they were not volunteering the information. One stone yard told me they expect the customer to know what they are buying.


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RE: 'Calling All Light Uppers / Dark Lowers' - Kitchen Cabinet Co (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: mustbnuts on 12.01.2008 at 08:47 am in Kitchens Forum

I have a very small kitchen and I love having an espresso stained bottom cab for my sink cab and the rest are natural maple. If my kitchen was bigger and I had more $, I probably would have done all the bottom cabs in espresso and the uppers in white (or cream to match my granite.)

I got the inspiration from the show Room Service on TV which did a French bistro look with black lower cabs and upper cabs in white. Marble tile (24 inch) counters and back splash. It was gorgeous!
sink and cabs to the right--lighting still to be completed
looking from dining area

Inspiration kitchen
Black and Cream Kitchen


ok...this is as close as it gets! glad I found the pic!
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RE: 'Calling All Light Uppers / Dark Lowers' - Kitchen Cabinet Co (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: kateskouros on 11.30.2008 at 06:13 pm in Kitchens Forum

allison: i never thought i'd care for it either, until i saw this pic:

Here is a link that might be useful: mixed stain & painted cabs


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RE: Mixing white uppers with wood lowers (Follow-Up #22)

posted by: gglks on 05.19.2009 at 11:30 am in Kitchens Forum

watch the food network if you can. giada has a show..."giada at home" and i find her kitchen to be eclectic. maybe more on the modern side but she has white uppers and dark brown lowers......


clipped on: 10.27.2009 at 09:04 pm    last updated on: 10.27.2009 at 09:04 pm

profile vs monogram

posted by: pat512 on 09.06.2007 at 01:27 pm in Appliances Forum

I need to purchase a new built in oven to replace the 30" GE Profile that I currently have. I was considering purchasing the GE Mongram ZET1PMSS or ZET1SMSS. Love the idea of the roller racks. Unfortunately none of the local Monogram Dealers in my area have either of these models on display. I was able to see the GE Profile PK916SMSS, in two different stores, which is supposedly the same oven other than a few features and exterior look. I really didn't like the feel of the Profile's door, it just felt flimsy and didn't close as firmly as I would like. Is this the way the new Monogram's door is as well?

Thanks for any help,


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POLL: What oven do you love (or hate) and why

posted by: rhome410 on 10.26.2009 at 09:19 pm in Kitchens Forum

This should be on the appliance forum, but it's slower over there these days, and I just felt I had to consult my fellow TKOs on this dilemma I'm in.

Most of you know my sad saga about the porcelain in the bottom of 2 Fisher and Paykel ovens, the last of which is now leaving me with an empty oven cabinet. I'm hoping to hear some names of good ovens that are under or around $3000 for a double, but if most beloved ovens are over that, I've got to take that into account, too. Bottom line is I want excellent performance from an oven that will keep on bakin'! :-) And also keep its porcelain intact.

The gritty facts I'm also forced to face: Because I got a good deal on my first oven (display or similar situation), I will only have $2200 from F&P (full refund less shipping), and, of course, don't have money saved for an oven I didn't plan to need.

Thanks SO much...and please, share away! Any detail, good or bad, that matters to you might matter to me, too. ;-)


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