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November's finished kitchen for FKB
<none>clipped on: 03.13.2010 at 06:42 pm last updated on: 03.13.2010 at 06:42 pm
pendant question - how many over island?
<none>clipped on: 03.13.2010 at 05:38 pm last updated on: 03.13.2010 at 05:38 pm
My finished kitchen--creamy cabinets, Caesarstone, black walnut..
Hi---even though my kitchen has been finished for a year and a half, I just figured out how to post pictures, so I thought I'd share! I am STILL on this forum daily since I LOVE checking out other people's wonderful ideas. Thank you to everyone here--and on the appliance forum--who helped when I needed it!
backsplash- walker zanger grammercy park in antique linenclipped on: 07.09.2009 at 04:26 pm last updated on: 07.09.2009 at 04:28 pm
Somewhat Finished, Somewhat Budget... White Vintage Kitchen
Here is a preview of our not quite finished kitchen. It has been in this same state since before Christmas and I'm guessing it will be a bit before we get around to finishing things (such as molding and the backsplash). Anyways, I thought I'd go ahead and post it now, since I'm so grateful for all the kitchens (finished or not) I was able to see on this forum when I was in the planning phase.
This kitchen didn't start out as a budget remodel, but since we were/are doing a whole house remodel, by the end of the kitchen we had spent much more than planned and so the Kitchen budget was cut to 20K.
Some of the details...
Range, Dishwasher & Micro: GE Cafe
<none>clipped on: 03.05.2009 at 05:51 pm last updated on: 03.05.2009 at 05:51 pm
Did anyone use laminate????
So now come the cuts in the budget, we are considering laminate. Can anyone give me some pictures of their laminate countertops so I can stop thinking that I am somehow shortchanging myself!
<none>clipped on: 03.04.2009 at 03:35 pm last updated on: 03.04.2009 at 03:35 pm
Finished Kitchen Pictures (except backsplash)
Hello! I am happy to finally be able to say that our house is done and we moved from NYC to Colorado 3 weeks ago! Here are some pictures of our new kitchen...I am so enjoying it! I am still undecided about what to do for a backsplash...have to make a decision soon but I wanted to live in the house for a little while before deciding :)
<none>clipped on: 02.27.2009 at 07:48 pm last updated on: 02.27.2009 at 07:49 pm
Read Me If You're New To GW Kitchens! [Help keep on Page 1]
Welcome - If you are new here - you may find the following information and links helpful.
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) 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.
The Appliances Forum is very useful when you have questions specific to appliances.
Other topics such as planning for storage can be found by doing a search on the forum.
The Kitchens Forum home page lists 30 thread titles, starting with those that don't yet have a response. Then 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, an unanswered thread starts to drop down.)
Below that 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) is a space for you to switch to the Conversations or Gallery "sides" - these are set up similarly but not nearly as active. Conversations and Gallery.
Next down is a Search button -- very important!
Next is a place for you to start a new thread. And finally are some instructions and links at the bottom.
Discussions: This is the "side" you are on. It's for on-topic discussions concerning kitchens...renovations, use of, etc.
There are two ways to post a link:
Using the provided boxes below the "Message" box:
To insert a link inside the "Message" box,
With either method, you will see your link when you "preview" your message
FAQ: Adding Pictures and Links [Note: If using PhotoBucket, copy the code from the line/box labeled "HTML Code"]
We often get requests to help with layouts. Many of us enjoy doing this but it would help if you can post a copy of your layout, preferably to-scale.
Make a list of things like:
Is there anything you:
This information will be valuable to not only you, but also any Kitchen Designers you may hire or talk to. Additionally, if you've been haunting the site, you'll notice that we also help with almost all aspects of the remodel, including layout help.
If you do ask for help, then all of the above information will help us help you. Sometimes we stray from what you think you want to give you some ideas that you might not have thought of, but it's your kitchen and you can veto anything...we may argue for something (we're good at that!), but in the end it's what you want. And remember, we are just giving you ideas and possible layouts, in the end when you finalize your design it's whatever you want and decide on! After all, this is your kitchen! [Keep this in mind if/when you use a Kitchen Designer--it's your kitchen, not his or hers...don't let them talk you into anything unless you're sure it's what you want!]
When your kitchen is complete, please submit it to the Finished Kitchens Blog! This way your kitchen will join others in inspiring and helping newcomers!
Links from above:
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ): http://kitchenforumfaq.com/
Sweeby Test: http://starpoohonline.com/wordpress/2007/07/31/the-sweeby-test/#more-6
Appliances Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/appl/
FAQ: Adding Pictures and Links: http://starpoohonline.com/wordpress/how-to-use-the-kitchen-forum/adding-pictures-and-links/
Add your kitchen to the FKB!: http://finishedkitchens.blogspot.com/2005/10/faq.html#Adding
<none>clipped on: 01.29.2009 at 02:44 pm last updated on: 01.29.2009 at 02:45 pm
How to use dedicated pantry space best?
We are currently in the building process of a new home. I have space set aside for pantry space. It is approximately 13ft wide by 3ft deep. I do not have to use all the space, and I can split it up into 2 pantry closets, etc. I have much flexibility in my decision. However, I do not know how to best arrange this space.
<none>clipped on: 01.27.2009 at 06:45 pm last updated on: 01.27.2009 at 06:45 pm
Dimensions Corner Walk/in pantry
What are the min/typical dimensions for a corner walk-in pantry? I think Buehl has one.
I remember this was discussed in a post in the past but can't find it in a search.
<none>clipped on: 01.26.2009 at 05:13 pm last updated on: 01.26.2009 at 05:13 pm
MDF Painted or Wood Painted Door
I am shopping for new cabinets and want to get a painted door but I am having trouble figuring out whether to go with an MDF or wood door. I love the Wood-Mode Sonoma door, which is a shaker style, I just don't think I can afford it. I am also getting conflicting information about frameless vs. face frame. From my perspective I love the frameless but some retailers have said that they are not as sturdy? I can live with face frame because I want full overlay. Does anyone have any opinions? This is my first posting.
<none>clipped on: 01.24.2009 at 08:40 am last updated on: 01.24.2009 at 08:40 am
Help: Photo Shoot at MY house THIS week!
I could really use your help. The local home magazine is doing a spread on my house on Thurs and I need to make sure it's ready. I've lived on the home building and the kitchen forums for the last 16 months while building my house. I've lurked here for decorating ideas, so I'm now introducing myself. Hello!
So, I asked a decorator to come over and help me finish the accessorizing, but I could still use your collective eye. I hope you're willing!
I'm going to post a ton of pictures. Please pay attention to accessories. I'm willing to move anything around the house. I'm not a photographer, so hopefully the mag's photog will have a better eye for composition.
**Living Room** Concerned that it's too drab in color. Decorator wants to move the flowered chair from landing (below) to this space and move the two brown chairs up to the landing. I think the landing is perfect as it is and don't want 2 OK looking rooms. OPINIONS PLEASE
**Dining Room** (OK so it's still the same room, but it's our dining "space" I suppose. Someday we're going to get fabric arm chairs for the ends of the table, but didn't find the perfect chairs for the photo shoot (one of the things I hired the decorator for). Should I set the table? I have great white dishes from PB that pop against the dark table ... perhaps I'll set the table and post a separate pic.
I will put some flowers on the hutch (red tulips in the mercury vase) for some color:
Should I put apples in the large vases on this sideboard and apples in the long white dish (didn't have enough apples on hand today), or could do apples in the vases and a flower arrangement here? Ohter ideas??
**Kitchen** I normally have stuff piled in the middle of hte island, but decorator says to leave the expanse empty with just the bowl of apples on the end. I do think that's a good suggestion. Do the accessories on the counter look good? How about the mantle ... looking OK?
**Laundry Room** One of my favorite rooms!
**Master Bed** OK, I need to get rid of the alarm clock and need to put some fresh flowers on the bedside table. Should I stage this with a tray, cup of coffee, little bud vase, etc on the bed?
**Master Bath** So, I KNOW I need to clean the shower glass and will do so before the shoot, so please overlook. For the photos, I'll set a glass of wine and a book on the tray across the tub. I need bamboo in the vases on the counter, but can't find any, so will just put something green in those. Anything else?
**Landing** (My favorite room ... other than kitchen). This is the chair that decorator wants to move to the living room and switch with the 2 big brown chairs. What do you think?
**Hubby's Room** So, this is the room where I let hubby have complete license, so it's full of Star Wars and University stuff, but he did a good job, I think.
I happily welcome any suggestions, as I want our home to present as best it can in the magazine. Thanks!
<none>clipped on: 01.15.2009 at 04:34 pm last updated on: 01.15.2009 at 04:34 pm
RE: Please help me choose cabinet paint (Follow-Up #1)
Hi I have a similar situation as you. My windows and patio doors face north, north east. I have high ceilings and windows that go almost all the way to the ceiling and I love the light that comes in. Love that it isn't too hot in the afternoon and that it isn't shining right in my eyes.
My cabinets are creamy white. The cabinetry company put the finish on in the factory, however, I took a sample to the paint store and matched my color almost dead on to BM Lancaster Whitewash - it is one of their historic colors.
For the trim, I went with Lancaster Whitewash and for the walls I went with 25% of Lancaster WW.
I really like the way that it looks and that it is fairly sparse thereby allowing the flooring to contrast nicely and allowing paintings on the wall to come to life in a way that don't on boldly colored walls.
<none>clipped on: 01.14.2009 at 12:55 pm last updated on: 01.14.2009 at 12:55 pm