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Blanco SS sink finishes

posted by: seaduck on 03.14.2007 at 01:05 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have just learned that Blanco offers three different finishes in their stainless steel sinks. Too many choices!
The finishes are brushed (a lot like the old ss sink I'm replacing), satin polished (shiny), and something new called "Silver Ease," which is a matte finish. A sales person told me Silver Ease is an applied nickel finish, and it does look a lot like brushed nickel.

Has anyone had any experience with these finishes? I'm wondering about cleaning, spotting, scratching. I suspect brushed is most practical, but it would be nice to have something different. I'm drawn to the satin polished finish, but wonder if it has any downsides.



clipped on: 03.15.2007 at 10:12 pm    last updated on: 03.15.2007 at 10:13 pm

RE: What wall oven looks good under an Advantium? (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: gardenchick1 on 08.29.2006 at 08:05 am in Appliances Forum

We don't have our oven below our Advantium, but next to it. Like Elljays, we have the Wolf and I think it looks great and the styles match very well together.

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clipped on: 09.06.2006 at 09:42 pm    last updated on: 09.06.2006 at 09:42 pm

RE: How do you do it? Picking paint colors for whole house (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: joyjoy45 on 02.02.2006 at 01:45 am in Building a Home Forum

We are building a new house, and it was daunting to think of painting an entire house (inside & outside) at one time. I was afraid of making mistakes for all the world to see and either having to live with them or spend $$$ correcting them when I would rather spend it on new furniture, rugs, etc!

This forum and the "color consultant" at our local SW store were huge helps. I did not follow the suggestions of the SW person to the letter, but she gave good advice and told me how the colors would translate from the sample to the wall.

We ended up with all SW paints. Ivoire in the foyer, great room, kitchen, halls, master suite and LR. It is absolutely beautiful (to me!)in every light. It is difficult to describe--yellow or golden doesn't quite do it. It is that, but there's a "wheat" quality about it, too. I love it and wouldn't mind having it in every room, really. Every fabric I have put against it is pretty.

Blonde is in the dining room, and Sawdust is in DHs study. Raime is in the guest bedroom and in the garage. Guest bath, half bath and pantry are Navajo White (I plan to stencil in the baths, and pantry shelving will be painted Colonial Revival Stone, like the kitchen cabinetry). All ceilings and trim are Dover White. DH & I are so pleased with every color we selected! What a relief!! Everybody who has seen the paint loves it.

Ivoire, Blonde, and Navajo White are related colors, as are Raime and Sawdust. (Another color from the Raime/Sawdust color card is Favorite Tan. I have seen this in a couple of different homes, and it is beautiful. It has green undertones, but looks beautiful with so many other colors.) Dover White is supposed to be a popular SW white--not too white, not too creamy.

The neat thing about SW is that they tinted the primer the color of each paint. We knew immediately whether we liked it or not. The primer coat was so good that DH & I agreed that you could almost get by with that alone. The second coat adds depth, of course, but--no kidding--the primer was that good.

We selected a BM color for the exterior paint (Bennington Gray) and had SW reproduce it. Do not have that up yet, but I'm very pleased with the samples I have put up. (BTW, my sister has used Bennington Gray as an interior color. It is a lovely beigy/gray neutral, not your typical gray at all.)

Didn't mean for this to be so lengthy. I hope you are pleased with the colors you choose!


clipped on: 08.28.2006 at 11:30 pm    last updated on: 08.28.2006 at 11:30 pm

RE: Show us your favorite room in your home & tell why it is (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: jojoco on 08.23.2006 at 09:18 am in Home Decorating Forum

We just finished building our house in May. I love most of the rooms, but the kitchen truly reflects my overall mood and personality.
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clipped on: 08.25.2006 at 03:39 pm    last updated on: 08.25.2006 at 03:39 pm

RE: Pantry layout. (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: lowspark on 08.09.2006 at 04:58 pm in Kitchens Forum

here's the plan:

Personally, I would go with a regular interior door (actually that's what I did do). I have the light switch inside the door jamb so that it comes on automatically when the door is open and off when it's closed. I wouldn't want any kind of door that requires two hands (or one hand twice) to open. Just MHO.

Also, do you feel the cost of one wall oven with microwave above it and a seperate cooktop in another location considerably more than one drop in range and microwave above it?

Probably, but MW above range is not the best venting solution if you cook a lot of stuff that has to be vented. I chose to separate oven, cooktop and MW to avoid having multiple cooks run into each other, plus I didn't want heat of oven at my legs if I was at the cooktop while oven was on.


clipped on: 08.23.2006 at 04:40 pm    last updated on: 08.23.2006 at 04:41 pm