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How high would you go?

posted by: mela9130 on 02.11.2014 at 01:57 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

Hello all
There is always good advice to be found here so here I go with my dilemma!

We are working on our family/great room and are indecisive between built ins for either side of the fireplace or just buying bookcases. First things first, we need to decide on what height. We've gotten very different opinions from friends and family which confuses us further! As you can see from the pic it is a high ceiling, a bit over 10 feet. Would 8-9 feet bookcases be too high? 7 feet too short?

This post was edited by mela9130 on Tue, Feb 11, 14 at 14:04


clipped on: 02.11.2014 at 04:23 pm    last updated on: 02.11.2014 at 04:23 pm

20X20 floor tile for a kitchen backsplash...?

posted by: mela9130 on 10.21.2013 at 09:40 am in Kitchens Forum

We are also still undecided on our kitchen backsplash. We stopped looking for a while and as we settled into the house it was put onto the back burner. We are ready now to finally get it done and have started searching again. We finally agree on a tile! But if only it was that simple! It only comes in 20x20 or 13x24. Thoughts?


clipped on: 10.21.2013 at 09:41 am    last updated on: 10.21.2013 at 09:41 am

Help! Hot pot in copper sink..

posted by: mela9130 on 08.08.2013 at 06:34 pm in Kitchens Forum

Any ideas or advice to help out, I don't know what to try!


clipped on: 08.09.2013 at 12:57 pm    last updated on: 08.09.2013 at 12:57 pm

backsplash wars

posted by: mela9130 on 04.18.2013 at 10:13 am in Kitchens Forum

Need some advice, we are at a roadblock! DH wants travertine subway which resembles my porcelain floor color.... I prefer more contrast...Ideas? Suggestions? Color choices?
much appreciated...


clipped on: 04.18.2013 at 02:53 pm    last updated on: 04.18.2013 at 02:53 pm

STICKY: New To Kitchens? Posting Pics? Read Me!

posted by: gwTamara on 08.16.2012 at 10:08 am in Kitchens Forum

Welcome! If you are new to the Kitchens Forum, you may find the following information and links helpful.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)/Articles pages contain helpful information about how to navigate this site as well as the world of kitchen renovations.

The Kitchen Forum Acronyms will help you understand some of the acronyms used frequently in posts.

The Finished Kitchens Blog has pictures and information about many GW members' finished kitchens. Not only can you see them alphabetically, but there is also a category list if you're looking for specific things like a kitchen w/a Beverage Center or a kitchen w/a mix of dark and light cabinets. Access the FKB Categories Page via a link in the navigation panel on the right of any FKB page. Additionally, there is also a link to "In-Progress Kitchens" for those members' kitchens that are not quite ready for the FKB. There is also a link to "Coming Soon Kitchens" for those kitchens that are ready for the FKB but have not yet been added. To access the "In-Progress Kitchens", the "Coming Soon Kitchens", and the "FKB Categories", see the links in the navigation panel that is on the right side of each main FKB page.

The Appliances Forum is very useful when you have questions specific to appliances.

To start off the kitchen remodel process...take the Sweeby Test. Then, move on to Beginning a Kitchen Plan.

Other topics such as layouts, planning for storage, and stone materials are discussed in later topics in this thread. Even more information can be found by doing a search on the forum.


  • Before posting a question, please search the forum. There's a very good chance someone has already asked the question.

  • When using the "search" function, be sure to use the search box on the bottom of the page, not the top!

  • Note, however, that you will probably have better luck searching if you use Google (or similar search engine) than if you use the Forum search function. When using Google, to limit your results to Garden Web, include the following in your search criteria: ***

  • In the Subject, the site changes the double quote used as the inches indicator (") to a single quote ('). We don't know why. To compensate, use two single quotes and it will appear as a double quote in the Subject. Luckily, the double quote works in the message box.

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  • When using the "Clip this post" option (far upper right corner of each post, small print), remember that only the current post is clipped, not the entire thread. Also, you are allowed a maximum of 50 clippings. Once you reach this max, you will no longer be able to clip or email posts.

How are the home page and the Forum organized? (based on the Kitchen Forum's FAQs entries)

  • The Kitchens Forum home page lists 30 thread titles, starting with those that don't yet have a response. After the unanswered threads, threads are listed in order of most recent response. That first page displays the last 2 hours or so of activity. (If there is no response to a thread in an hour or two, the unanswered thread usually starts to drop.)
  • Below the thread list are page numbers 1-67 for the total 67 pages of threads available -- capturing maybe 2 months or so of threads, less when the Forum is busy.
  • Below that (and at the top of the thread list as well) is a space for you to switch to the Conversations or Gallery "sides" - these are set up similarly but are not nearly as active.
  • Next down is a Search box -- very important! This is also the Search box you should use (not the one at the top of the page.)
    • Always refresh the page two or three times b/f assuming a thread has disappeared right after starting it.
    • As to searching...a thread will not be found doing a GW search for up to 24 hours after it has been started. This may seem too technical, but...searches are done against what are known as "indexes". Indexes use key fields/words to find things. iVillage only indexes threads once a day. So, that means that until your thread is "indexed", it won't show up in a search. If you start a thread just before the index is taken, you will be able to retrieve your thread by searching soon after creation. If, however, you start your thread right after the daily index, then you will have to wait almost 24 hours for the next index.

  • Next is a place for you to start a new thread. And finally there are some instructions and links at the bottom.

Kitchen Forum "Sides"

Discussions: This is the "side" you are on. It is for on-topic discussions concerning kitchens...renovations, use of, etc.

Conversations: This is the "side" where you can post off topic threads such as regional get-togethers and non-kitchen subjects.

Gallery: This is the "side" where members often post pictures...especially if you're posting a lot or a finished kitchen. (Note: This is where StarPooh, our FKB person, wants you to post your finished kitchen prior to having it added to the FKB.)

Again, welcome and good luck! The journey is wild, sometimes bumpy, but fun and very rewarding in the end!


clipped on: 03.22.2013 at 09:22 am    last updated on: 03.25.2013 at 02:09 pm

Can't get brand new griddle cover clean!

posted by: mela9130 on 03.22.2013 at 09:19 am in Kitchens Forum

Help! Just received my GE Monogram range with griddle and although I have tried pretty much everything I can't seem to get the blue packing tape's markings off of the cover! It is not sticky at all, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!


clipped on: 03.22.2013 at 09:21 am    last updated on: 03.22.2013 at 09:21 am

Negotiating price on GE 48 inch range

posted by: mela9130 on 11.27.2012 at 09:29 am in Appliances Forum

ANY advice, comments or experience would be greatly appreciated!!


clipped on: 12.01.2012 at 02:21 pm    last updated on: 12.01.2012 at 02:22 pm

Quartzite countertops- polished or honed please comment

posted by: mela9130 on 08.15.2012 at 10:37 am in Kitchens Forum

New to the forums so not sure if I missed finding the consensus on this- my initial thought don't remove the polish because you will create potential problems by making it porous, if so why hone then- just for the look?


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RE: Anyone use Quartzite Counters? (Follow-Up #31)

posted by: mela9130 on 08.15.2012 at 09:37 am in Kitchens Forum

What is your quartzite called? Looks fantastic. I am looking into Mother of Pearl quartzite, grey veining with touch of green. What type of edging did you choose?


clipped on: 08.15.2012 at 09:40 am    last updated on: 08.15.2012 at 09:40 am

Copper sinks with mother of pearl quartzite countertops?

posted by: mela9130 on 07.18.2012 at 05:27 pm in Kitchens Forum

Yes? No? Maybe?


clipped on: 07.30.2012 at 03:01 pm    last updated on: 07.30.2012 at 03:01 pm

So confused on 48' gas range

posted by: nyrgirl35 on 10.20.2011 at 09:19 pm in Appliances Forum

I am looking for recommendations on all gas stainless steel 48' range. Every time I think I'm leaning towards one. Something steers me away. I was looking at the master series bertazzoni but i'm afraid the oven sizes are much smaller then other 48". Then I was looking at the Electrolux Icon but its dual fuel and I am use to a gas oven. Then GE monogram I believe is out of my price range. Any suggestions is greatly appreciated. TIA


clipped on: 10.31.2011 at 11:39 am    last updated on: 10.31.2011 at 11:39 am

Where should the prep sink go?

posted by: mela9130 on 10.21.2011 at 01:36 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are in early stage of renovation and just working with a floor plan right now.... I decided I want the main (apron) sink in the island facing the family room but not sure where is the best place for a prep sink.. Any ideas?

** I opologize for the inconvenience but I can't seem to get the pic of my plan to open up here!!, what am I doing wrong if anyone can help I would appreciate, otherwise if not too much trouble I put on my blog..


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