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RE: Sharon....your red room (Follow-Up #38)

posted by: Sharon_G_in_FL on 12.06.2005 at 09:01 pm in Home Decorating Forum

CMC, it's obscure. It's Carriage Red from Fine Paints of Europe. Extraordinary color and an extraordinary paint. Covered easily in two coats, it's an acrylic matte, and it feels like enamel. This is why I don't mind ordering paint through the mail. :)

Of course, the color is making me rethink everything, from accessories, to the dining room right next door. I will need a new rug in the DR to bring in some of that red, and I might make the walls a couple of shades deeper. This may be more of an expense than I thought!

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clipped on: 09.19.2007 at 02:03 am    last updated on: 09.19.2007 at 02:03 am

Things your mother told you...

posted by: Txn4thGen on 03.01.2004 at 04:47 am in Get-Togethers Forum

Are there things your mother told you when you were growing up that are just ingrained in your psyche that you'll never forget? Things that are just part of you now?

Here are some things my Texas/Southern-bred mother always said which have just stuck with me:

- Don't stack good china - and never put it in the dishwasher.
- There's no reason for silverplate. Have the real thing or nothing at all.
- There's nothing cheaper-looking than a woman walking with a cigarette.
- Any place is better than under the bed. (regarding storage options)
- One stands on an escalator. Walking up/down one is trashy.
- There's no reason to eat or drink while you shop.
- Never shop anyplace that smells like popcorn.
- Never chew gum in public.
- A lady should be able to walk on hard floors without being heard - don't clomp.
- Stand with your feet together.
- Don't drink out of cans.
- Never wear white before Easter or after Labor Day, unless it's Winter White.
- There's no reason for a female over age 12 to wear a bow in her hair.
- You can say just about anything about anyone, as long as you "bless their heart" somewhere in the sentence. (She never said this specifically - it's something one just knows in the South!)
- Describing someone or something as "sweet" is not a compliment.
- Don't "chew" your words. This was regarding word and voice inflection. The lower classes in the South tend to do this. (Reba McIntyre, bless her heart, chews her words when she talks, for example.)

Anyone else?

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clipped on: 09.12.2007 at 03:21 am    last updated on: 09.12.2007 at 03:21 am

Black & Creamy White Beaded Inset Cabinets

posted by: tussymussy on 08.19.2007 at 03:28 pm in Kitchens Forum

Our kitchen was installed last summer and I'm finally getting around to posting it. Here's a preview:

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clipped on: 09.08.2007 at 07:14 pm    last updated on: 09.08.2007 at 07:14 pm

Finished Kitchen in Gallery

posted by: mwardlb on 07.11.2007 at 02:40 am in Kitchens Forum

I finally posted pictures in the gallery section of this forum of our kitchen. What do you think?

Cheers,
Michele

Here is a link that might be useful: http://community.webshots.com/user/mwardlb?vhost=community&vhost=community

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clipped on: 09.07.2007 at 10:36 pm    last updated on: 09.07.2007 at 10:36 pm

Need warm walls for black and white kitchen!!

posted by: moo_ on 08.27.2007 at 08:35 pm in Kitchens Forum

Black cabinets, distressed, white marble countertops with some butcher block, white subway tiles for backsplash. Pine floors.

Please tell me a great BM color to warm up the walls! I'm so afraid this kitchen is going to look cold without a really good wall color over my beadboard!

I was all set on Waterbury Cream but now I'm thinking it's too yellow. I'm just not really a yellow person.

Thanks so much! And, er, yes, I'm panicking! Painters are waiting! (Well, sort of...I'm going to pop a cork now while awaiting replies...)

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clipped on: 08.28.2007 at 11:51 pm    last updated on: 08.28.2007 at 11:52 pm

Glass, Acrylic, or Resin Bar? Where to find?

posted by: cate1337 on 08.04.2007 at 02:18 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'd like to have my bar be an interesting glass, acrylic, resin, or some similar light-catching, relatively transparent material. I've been searching on the web and have found a few specialty/art stores that do custom glass bars. I've contacted a couple of them; but a.) I'm guessing it'll be expensive, and b.) I'd like to see the material in person.

There must be some local shops that make bar tops. What key words am I missing that would help me find them?

Thank you,
Cate

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clipped on: 08.27.2007 at 02:14 am    last updated on: 08.27.2007 at 02:15 am

My kitchen is done!

posted by: jgarner53 on 05.29.2007 at 01:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

Just moving the link to my kitchen photos over from the discussions section.

These are the specs:
Cabinets: custom flush inset by local shop
Paint: cabinets - BM Mayonnaise (also on ceiling & trim)
walls - BM Potpourri Green
Stove: DCS 36" 6-burner all-gas range with low backguard (required by my local code)
Hood: Vent-a-Hood Excalibur, 36" in Biscuit
Fridge: Amana 36" cabinet-depth top-mount
Dishwasher: Bosch Integra SHX57C03UC with custom panel
Sink: Franke fireclay sink, 28 inches
Faucet: Chicago faucet wall-mount in polished nickel
Soap dispenser: Rohl Perrin & Rowe LS850P (with NeverMT)
Airswitch: Franke, in black
Drawer handles/Door knobs: House of Antique Hardware black glass hexagonal knobs & bridge pulls
Countertop: Belvedere soapstone from M. Teixeira in San Francisco
Tile: Subway Ceramics 3x6 subway tile, Daltile black liner & 3/4" round, green liner "dots" from B&W tile in Riverside, CA
Floor: Marmoleum in Butter with Coffee accent strip
Light fixtures: Skidmore pendants and Jefferson ceiling fixture, from Rejuvenation
Undercabinet lights: LEDs from LEDtronics
Outlet covers, pushbutton switches and switchplate: House of Antique Hardware

Glass for new window and cabinet doors: salvaged wavy glass

Here is a link that might be useful: Jgarner53's kitchen

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clipped on: 08.25.2007 at 06:21 pm    last updated on: 08.25.2007 at 06:22 pm

Finished white kitchen

posted by: marylynnnc on 05.09.2006 at 06:22 am in Kitchens Forum

I am not very good at picture taking but here is my finshed kitchen. The magnetic knife racks are not up yet but that is about all that is left to do.

cabinets by Ronald Garrell (local cabinetmaker) white inset with glass uppers, no toe kicks

sinks: Kohler cast iron
faucets: American Standard Standard Collection
countertop: Bianco Marble laminate by Pionite
range: 48" Wolf with 6 burners & griddle, Wolf hood
DW: Miele
refrigerator: 15 year old GE
pantry: Broyhill Attic Heirlooms
paint: RH Silver Sage
floor: 5" wide red oak diy finished with Waterlox tung oil
lighting: Rejuvenation
hardware: Restoration Hardware

Hope the link works.

Here is a link that might be useful: Mary Lynn's finished kitchen

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clipped on: 08.23.2007 at 04:07 am    last updated on: 08.23.2007 at 04:07 am

omg! omg! omg! my cabinets were just delivered

posted by: loves2cook4six on 07.17.2007 at 01:01 pm in Kitchens Forum

and they are a million times more gorgeous than I ever imagined. I knew we were taking a risk going two tone within the same cabinet but they are just STUNNING!!

Custom made by Ayr cabinetry out of Nappanee, Indiana.

They should be installed on Monday and I can't wait to show them to all of you.

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clipped on: 08.23.2007 at 04:05 am    last updated on: 08.23.2007 at 04:06 am

We might be having a tile installation disaster...

posted by: alku05 on 07.09.2007 at 08:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

Ok, so disaster may be a stronger word than needed, but it's definitely a problem.

The tile went up friday, and the installer was trying out a new thinset that's supposed to prevent sagging. According to the tile guy, this thinset is probably strong enough to suspend an elephant from your ceiling by his trunk alone. The problem is that some of the thinset is on the face of our white venatino marble tiles. When I saw that friday, tile guy said he'd clean it off when he grouted on saturday. Um, I know very little about tile installation, but isn't that stuff supposed to be wiped off the front of the tiles while it's still wet?

Anyway, tile guy was a no show saturday, but called this morning to see if he could grout today (um...YES!). He grouted today, and when I was looking at it, the thinset is STILL there. He now says that he's going to take it off tomorrow after the grout has set some. I'm getting really nervous about this. He was working with a scraper on the tile before he grouted, and the thinset is still there. This makes me worry that the thinset will be there forever. Ugh.

Forgive the bad pictures, my camera had pretty much no battery left when I went to take these. All of the white splotches are thinset (most obvious in the upper right corner). The splotches are much more obvious in real life than in this rushed picture:

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So do I panic now or wait until tomorrow to let loose?

The other thing is that both my granite and my tile varies a bit from the samples I used to pick them out. As a result the backsplash doesn't look as nice with my counters as as the two samples looked together. So I'm a little disappointed. I love the counters and I love the tile, but I don't love them together. I like them together, but I don't love them together, you know what I mean? Cez la vie, right? It could be much worse.

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clipped on: 08.23.2007 at 04:04 am    last updated on: 08.23.2007 at 04:04 am

Kitchen 99% Finished

posted by: rotag on 06.24.2007 at 11:01 am in Kitchens Forum

Thank you to all, this forum really helped shape my kitchen. I would never have known what could be done without all the great ideas and advice given here. Though my kitchen resembles a great many here, the classic black and white, marble and soapstone and subway tiles, in my area, this is practically unheard of. The majority of people have never heard of soapstone and have no idea what I'm talking about when I mention subway tiles. (Of course, most of them are not TKO, either!)

I planned my kitchen over 2 years, part of a massive remodel and large addition. I'm very happy with the layout and feel very fortunate to enjoy working in my kitchen every day.

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clipped on: 08.18.2007 at 11:15 pm    last updated on: 08.23.2007 at 04:04 am

My Momma used to....

posted by: trailrunner on 12.13.2006 at 11:11 am in Kitchens Forum

Organic donna pointed out that this forum might be a place where this topic could continue and flourish and draw from the hearts of more forum members. It has been a great source of insight and teary moments and laughter on the "Kitchen" side. I think it belongs where we want it to belong. Certainly there have been wonderful kitchen moments woven into the tapestry of stories that we have all told .

My Momma was always a "meat and potato " cook. It was what my Dad liked and was typical Ohio farm cuisine. She would fix a pot roast with potatoes and carrots and onions , get it started before we went to church and then it would be ready when we got back for Sunday dinner. My Dad never attended church but Momma and I sang in the choir.

I often got out of helping with the dishes by practicing the piano after dinner at night. I was more willing to practice than do any kitchen work. I never cooked anything until I married in 1971. My husband had been on his own for years and was a much better cook than I. I tried making Momma's fried chicken and it was pink and bloody that first time. We laughed and I called her to find out what I had done wrong. We shared many recipes over the years. I have her little red box of receipts as my grandmother called them. When she moved "home" , in with us in August of 2002 after Daddy died, one of her favorite things was our cooking. She loved eating all the different things we cooked vs all the "same" things she had made. She was willing to eat almost anything except cilantro, which she said "tastes like turpentine !!". She loved it that our oldest son is a chef and uses his Grandfather's butcher knife and steel and has his last butcher's apron. Collin makes sausage using his Grandfather's recipe also.

It has been suggested that these memories would make a good book....I have never thought of my self as much of a writer but perhaps as the thread continues I will at least collect all of them.

Here's hoping others will join the "conversation about Momma...". Caroline

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clipped on: 08.23.2007 at 04:02 am    last updated on: 08.23.2007 at 04:03 am

economical period kitchen makeover?

posted by: lhf79 on 10.03.2006 at 07:18 pm in Old House Forum

We need to do a complete remodel of a very bad 1960's remodel in our new 1925 English Tudor Cottage. My dream includes painted inset cabinets, beaded board or subway tiled backsplashes, soapstone counters, farmhouse sinks, glass knobs, stainless bin pulls, and of course an "invisible" refrigerator. Then reality hits as I look at the bank account!! Any ideas to get a vintage feel at a lower cost or alternate suggestions for my wish list? I am open to all suggestions. I'd also really appreciate any photos you might have to share of your remodels. Thanks in advance!!!

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clipped on: 08.21.2007 at 01:45 am    last updated on: 08.21.2007 at 01:46 am

Many thanks to this forum! Finished and enjoying our new kitchen.

posted by: wilsonb on 05.29.2006 at 11:29 pm in Kitchens Forum

It took me a couple of months to get the pictures posted, but now I can say that there's not a decision we regret, and we have this wonderful forum to thank! Here are the new kitchen and breezeway in our 1950 colonial, and just for fun a couple of "before" pictures. Thanks for the help!

Here is a link that might be useful: kitchen pictures

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clipped on: 08.20.2007 at 12:18 am    last updated on: 08.20.2007 at 12:19 am

kitchen remodel...refrigerators are huge!!!

posted by: lhf79 on 09.19.2006 at 05:11 pm in Old House Forum

We are trying to come up with a floorplan for the remodel of a 1925 kitchen (removing the 1970 kitchen). I need suggestions for a refrigerator. They are all so BIG!!! We want to go with painted off white cabinets, beadboard, glass knobs. I'm getting really discouraged by the size of refrigerators out there. Ideas?

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clipped on: 08.19.2007 at 03:37 pm    last updated on: 08.19.2007 at 03:37 pm

Different cabinet colors over and under counter

posted by: heimert on 07.31.2007 at 11:50 am in Kitchens Forum

We've been struggling with a look for our kitchen cabinets. We want wood, but also like white.

One thought I had was to combine the two, but maybe it would be extrememly ugly. I'd like reactions. The idea would be to have cabinets below counters (and island) in wood. Perhaps a darker color, like walnut. Then above counter cabinets would be painted white. Overall style would be relatively simple--sort of an early 20th c. look.

Reactions? Crazy? Possible? Great?

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clipped on: 08.19.2007 at 03:11 pm    last updated on: 08.19.2007 at 03:11 pm

98% Finished kitchen pics

posted by: bikey on 08.12.2007 at 03:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are finally about ready to declare victory on the kitchen. A few little odds and ends remain, but at least it looks like a kitchen. Here are a few pics...

Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen Pics

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clipped on: 08.19.2007 at 10:36 am    last updated on: 08.19.2007 at 10:37 am

White beaded inset kitchen with Jatoba island

posted by: Gail2 on 10.03.2005 at 11:51 am in Kitchens Forum

Well, over a year after beginning our remodel I'm finally ready to post pictures. Still a few things missing, (need to find stools for underneath the island and maybe some kind of window treatment) but for the most part it's done.

Like so many other have said, the backsplash was one of the most difficult decisions. We've had most of the kitchen completed for about 8 months but just completed the backsplash last month.

With the exception of hardwood floor installation and granite installation this is a completely DIY kitchen (curtesy of DH). The refrigerator and dishwasher are
original (they are only several years old) but everything else was replaced.

Over the course of several years, I have really enjoyed seeing everyone else's inspiring photos and all the wonderful insights and ideas from this forum. Thanks to everyone for all your posts.

Here are the details on our kitchen:

What we did:

Widened opening between dining room and kitchen.
Removed 3 foot area of soffit (the only area we could remove) to allow for chimney-style range hood.
Built out soffit over refrigerator to accomodate deeper cabinet.
Removed old light fixtures and installed recessed lighting.
Installed xenon undercabinet lighting.
Installed new ductwork to allow for outside ventilation for range hood.
Installed new range hood and range.
Installed new electrical for new island.
Installed all cabinetry and molding.
Installed new Anderson window.
Painted molding and island legs.
Installed porcelain tile backsplash.
Had hardwood flooring installed
Had granite countertop installed

Materials:

Knobs (hardwarefriends.com)
Jatoba (brazilian cherry) island top(from DevosWoodworking.com)
Ge Monogram hood
Kitchenaid range
Red Oak Hardwood floors
Bianco Romano Granite
Cabico white-painted beaded inset cabinetry
4 unfinished hard maple Island legs(from OsborneWood.com)
Porcelain tile for backsplash (Vallelunga Pietra Romana, ocra color, from barefootfloor.com)
Pietra Romano Rope liner tile from Lowes
Kichler Undercabinet Xenon lights
Kindred sink (homeclick.com ebay store)
Danze melrose faucet (doitbest.com)

Our kitchen

Thanks for looking! :)

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clipped on: 08.19.2007 at 02:27 am    last updated on: 08.19.2007 at 02:28 am

My Shaker-Style, White Kitchen (Something's Gotta Give-inspired)

posted by: susanandmarkw on 06.02.2007 at 02:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

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Flooring: Premium Black 24x24 tile from StoneLocator.com
Countertops: Nordic Black Antique 3 cm granite (3 cm Bianca Romanosp?on hutch)
Backsplash: traditional white subway tile with gray grout (Da-Lite)
Cabinets: Shaker-style, inset, flat-panel doors (site-built, custom), painted white
Faucets:
-Pegasus Professional Kitchen Faucet (from Expo Design Center) in brushed nickel on the island and main sink
-Pegasus Old-Fashioned Pull Down in brushed nickel in my butlers pantry/beverage center.
Soap/Lotion Dispensers: brushed nickel off-brand from Lowes
Sinks: brushed, stainless "D"-shaped undermount by C-Tech-I (all purchased on eBay from seller "euro-sink")
-10-inch deep "Britania" (model LI-200-L) is my main sink
-12-inch deep "Patras" (LI-800) is my island prep sink
-"Betica" (LI-700) in my butlers pantry/beverage center.
Hardware:
-brushed nickel bin pulls on drawers via eBay (seller: cabinethardwaredesigns)
-glass knobs, pulls and bin pulls on hutch from coolknobsandpulls.com
-latches: Cliffside Solid Brass Cabinet Latch (in Satin Silver) from Spokane-Hardware.com
Appliances:
-Bluestar range (model #RNB366BSS; six burner with both 22k burners up front and simmer in middle back; island trim)
-Prestige High Capacity hood insert 40" (UIBTF400EC15; $1,575) with Prestige remote blower for pitched roof 1,600 CFM ($890)
-GE Profile Advantium (SCB1001KSS)
-GE Monogram 24" stainless steel wine reserve (ZDWR240PBS)
-2 InSinkErator Evolution Excel garbage disposals with air switches (STS000)
-beverage center fridge: Jenn-Air 36" counter-depth side-by-side with dispenser (JCD2295KES)
- GE Monogram 30" double oven (ZET2SLSS)
- Jade 48" Side by Side Refrigerator (RJRS4870A)
- 2 Bosch Integra 800 dishwashers (SHV99A13UC; $1375.55 ea.)
- Gaggenau 24" Steam Oven (ED 221)

Here is a link that might be useful: Susan's Kitchen Pictures

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clipped on: 08.19.2007 at 01:51 am    last updated on: 08.19.2007 at 01:51 am

Teensy kitchen - 9' wide x 11' long

posted by: andrea345 on 09.17.2006 at 02:21 pm in Kitchens Forum

This time last year we were living with a gutted hole where our kitchen used to be. We finished finished last April when the very last item on the punch list was completed. They began demo August 22, 2005. We were able to move into the space December 18th, 2005.

We didn't add additional square footage for our 9'x11' kitchen. We removed two walls and added one back, so we increased our usable space by about 8". This was the final room in a whole house remodel which lasted 13 years. So, it's our "forever" kitchen in our "forever" home. We chose to go with increasing the materials budget over adding space. The space works really well for one cook and one baker, but we have had four cooks in this kitchen working at the same time. The "zones" for prep, cooking, & clean up keep everyone out from under each others' feet.

We planned the function of each drawer and each cabinet because we dont have a lot of space in this corridor plan kitchen. Some of my favorite things are:

1)As were short people, upper cabinets werent as important to us as lower cabinets. Therefore, losing an upper cabinet to the right of our sink for a European style in-cabinet drying rack was an option for us. Thanks go to so many people on this board who helped us with material ideas to put that concept together. Its still not in its permanent state, but were not ready, yet, to take on even this small project. However, the temporary setup with a small drying rack is working beautifully. I love that the hand-washed items are not on the counter, not in the sink, out of sight and out of the way. The material to capture the water is a dimpled polysterene which is used for under-sink cabinet mat. Its impermeable and dimpled. When water drips down off the rack, its captured by the mat. We havent had a problem with moisture build-up in the cabinet as its not an air-tight seal. We plan to eventually install some of these products by elletipi as the permanent solution.

2) The range has two ovens and is 8" shorter than the American standard with two ovens. In 40" we got 5 burners, two ovens and two storage drawers. The power of burners is phenomenal for us. Two ovens were a "must" for me, I bake a lot, but I didnt have room for wall-ovens. Putting them where the pantry is wasnt an option because there are stairs (2) down to the laundry area there. One of the ovens is gas and the other is electric. We also fell in love with the enamelled color and the style of the range. The scale is perfect for the space. Theres 5 burners and often there are two cooks working at the burners at the same time.

3) Zones. Zones. Zones. We have a prep zone to the left of the range with a little countertop and the pull-out butcher block. To the right of the range, is the little corner and it's to the left hand side of the sink so clean-up is a breeze. Theres more space to the right of the frig with the pull-out garbage beneath it. And best of all, a huge expanse of cold stone for the baking area which remains unpolluted by chopped onions. In a pinch, we can also work at the built-in breakfast table with its copper top.

4) No reveal on the sink. I can clean the counters by pushing stuff straight into the sink bowl.

Theres lots more that we love about this space. Welcome. I hope this writeup and these pictures help you out as much as I received help here on this forum in my planning.

Range: Lacanche Cluny in Provencal Yellow with the island spacer / vent. This is a dual fuel, 40" wide range finished in enamel. I have one gas oven and one electric (without convection) w/ a 4 pass broiler. Yes, I use the two ovens often. No, I dont miss the self-cleaning or the window or the convection. Ive had all those in the past and found them easy to not have. The ovens are smaller than American standard, but Ive baked turkies, pies, cakes, cookies. The ovens hold their temps well. I do a standard 30 minute warm-up in the ovens.

Refrigerator: Sub-Zero 611G Glass Door Refrigerator / Freezer on the bottom. We turn the lights on for "display" and guests say they wish they could keep their frig looking so organized. Its not. Its like anyone elses frig, overloaded with left-overs, little bits & pieces of this and that. The frig just looks cool and makes everything in it look cool. heh. No, really, love the light b/c you can see whats in the frig (when its not packed) before you open the door.

Dishwasher: Miele Incognito G818SCVi. 18" with full overlay panel. We were able to gain 6" of cabinet space in our sink wall lineup going with the 18" vs. 24" dishwasher. We wanted the panel without any controls showing so it was the Incognito with the static drying system for us. Drying is great for us. Cleaning is usually good as well. Quiet unit.

Countertop: This stone has so many names and no, I don't know what kind of stone it actually is. It's called "Golden Lightning", "Mizar", and we bought it as "Verde Fantastico." The slab was huge, but 2cm, so it sits on plywood. There was one seam - at the end of the sink base, before the bottom part of the "L" shape next to the range. The slab would have made the whole length, but the granite guy wouldn't transport it without the cut. However, the match with the veining is flawless. The edge is a laminated miter (pencil edge, I think it's called), similar to Design 9 under laminated edges here. This covers the plywood and gives a nice clean line. There was no (as in zero) reveal around the sink. The guy cut it about as flush as flush can get. Amazing.

Faucet: Franke Atriflow Titan ATT-400 Series in chrome. The sprayer is great and on a very long pull-out. The pullout is metal clad.

Sink: Franke Professional PSX-110-30-9 with the grid (love the grid!). This 9" deep sink is perfect for 56" me. The grid keeps the pots & pans out of whatever nasty thing I happen to dump into the sink. We also got the chopping board & collander. These are most commonly just stored away. Yet, when theres lots of veggies or fruits to prep, or when the butcher block is in use for something else, it comes in handy.

Hood: Custom wood exterior with patinated copper trim. Vent-A-Hood BH240PSLD liner which has been bumped out to cover the ranges burners. Because the Cluny has the island spacer / vent, it is not (and should not be) absolutely flush with the cabinets. The stove doors begin where the cabinets end, so when I open the stove door, the released heat is directed towards open air, not the side of one of my cabinets. The bump out also allows the ranges to vent from the rear. This created a dilemma when my vent was being installed. Neither the contractor, nor the kitchen designer, had ever mounted the vents over the center of the burners, they just mounted them to the walls. The 22" deep vent didnt cover the front of my burners. The carpenter on the job built up 2x4s along the back wall until the vent covered the front burners. Then, they cladded the wood with stainless steel.

Cabinets: Shoreline. Solid cherry stained "fireside red" on the uppers and "cabernet" on the lowers. The pantry and the frig are finished out in the "cabernet". The glides are all undermount, full extension Bloom in motions. The carcasses are maple plywood. The feet are Sedona decorative aluminum furniture legs (4").

Air Switch: Allied Innovations in chrome. I love not having to reach over to the Netherworld to find the switch.

Tapmaster: The 1750 model, I think. Its hot & cold water & locks down if you want it to. We love setting the water temperature and walking away. We didnt want the look of a single handle sink.

Disposer: In-Sink-Erator 777

Instant Hot & Cold Water Faucet: Mountain Plumbing "Little Gourmet" MT-650 with heat tank, Everpure H-104 Water Filter, Everhot Instant Hot Water System

Trash / Recycling: 100 Quart trash & recycle in an 18" cabinet

Pulls: Hafele 115.70s in zinc nickel matt with matte stainless steel center

Backsplash behind range & sink, breakfast table: U.S. Sheetmetal, custom made panels in a super-heated copper.

Rest of the backsplash: Benjamin Moore paint with copper leaf in a geometric pattern & copper leaf over 1x4s.

Organization: After market knife & silverware organizer bought at Costco. Aftermarket acrylic boxes for flour, sugar, spices, bought at a variety of organization stores. Aftermarket glass containers bought at Cost Plus World Imports.

On to The Pictures

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Please help me choose a nice blue paint for walls!

posted by: ejorritsma on 05.22.2007 at 10:30 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Hello all, I am in need of some quick help! I desparately need to choose a paint color for my bathroom walls. The tile on the floor will be white hex, there will be wainscoting about 48" up the wall. The vanity will be an espresso stained cherry wood with a carrera top.

DH are thinking of using a pale blue-grey, but I know blues can be tricky in small rooms. Does anyone have a pic of a bathroom in such a color? Or know of a name of a color that might work well?

Thanks,
Emily

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White bathrooms - Any pictures?

posted by: amck on 04.25.2007 at 01:03 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I have 3 small bathrooms to outfit at a lakeside cottage. I have a vision of doing them in in timeless white and using towels/curtains to bring in color.

Does anyone have pictures of a bathroom that they have done in a similar style. I am hoping to maintain an uncluttered look and feel in small spaces and would love to see how you've gone with cabinets, vanity tops, faucets, mirrors and lighting. Thanks!

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classic/period/retro white hex/subway advice?

posted by: nolagirl on 05.21.2007 at 06:07 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Hello everyone -- I am renovating my tiny master bath in my tiny circa 1820-1830 two-bay Creole cottage in New Orleans. The house was last renovated 30 years ago. The bathroom is very small and tucked in the eaves of the roof, in the former attic space on the second loor. It has a 30" vanity and a shower -- no tub. There is beadboard on the walls now, which I will keep but paint white. The countertop of my old cypress vanity will be Cararra marble.

I want to do an old-fashioned retro bathroom for that timeless look, and I was thinking of plain white 1" hex tiles on the floor in both the room and the shower, and white 3 x 6 subway tiles on the walls of the shower stall. I realize that strictly speaking, the flat tiles from Subway Ceramics and other specialized sources are the true authentic style of tile, but I'm not willing to spend the extra money -- since this house and the other renovations are all pretty expensive, I need to save somewhere. So, I gather that my sources are going to be American Olean and Daltile. I am not too picky about all this: I just want the most classic, vintage-y look possible.

I have been searching through the forum and have learned so much already, so thanks to everyone. I saw on another post that Bill Vincent said: "You're never going to match two different materials, or two different lines of tile up exactly, nor should one expect to see that happen. ESPECIALLY white. It's actually the hardest color to match, even in the same material! That said, the gloss white rittenhouse with the 1" hex is as classic as it gets, REGARDLESS of the fact that they don't match up exactly in color."

So my question is: OK, I'll get the Rittenhouse in gloss white, and the 1" hex in __________ (what is the name of the 1" hex color)?

Also, what would the most classic grout color be? (I'm not sure of the brand I'll be buying, but I know there are a handfful of major ones and I'm sure I can get any of those.) And grout lines should simply be as narrow as possible on the subways?

Of course, if anyone has any other suggestions, I'd be thrilled to hear them, too! Thanks!

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