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renovators supply fixtures

posted by: mrsbridges on 01.12.2008 at 04:54 pm in Bathrooms Forum

We are building a house and need fixtures for 4 bathrooms. I am so tempted to get them from renovators supply catalog. Their prices are so reasonable, claw foot tubs and pedestal sinks are a fraction the cost of other brands. My plumber pulled a long face yrs ago when I got faucets from there, claiming they were not the best quality, and I have had trouble with leaking. Has anyone bought any fixtures, sinks, tubs, from them?

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clipped on: 01.12.2008 at 09:18 pm    last updated on: 01.13.2008 at 07:32 pm

claw foot cast iron tubs

posted by: mrsbridges on 01.12.2008 at 04:59 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Has anyone bought one of these from an online site, where they are a fraction the cost of say, Kohler, and sometimes with free shipping? I am wondering about the quality of the porcelain?

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clipped on: 01.12.2008 at 09:17 pm    last updated on: 01.13.2008 at 07:31 pm

where to find affordable delft tile?

posted by: mrsbridges on 01.12.2008 at 01:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

I posted this in the firelace forum but only one response to try ebay. Does anyone know a source for dutch tile to put around a kitchen fireplace? I want it to look authentic,windmills, ships,etc inside circles, but it needn't be hand painted and imported from Holland at $100 per tile!Also the narrow trim with pattern...inch and a half by 5 inches to make a border is $55 per tile!
Am I the only one loooking for this? thanks...

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clipped on: 01.12.2008 at 08:57 pm    last updated on: 01.13.2008 at 01:27 pm

What wood is best for countertop?

posted by: mrsbridges on 01.08.2008 at 01:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are making a perimeter countertop of glued solid 1" thick by 3" wide strips(we have done it with birch at our cottage with great success) It will be sealed with catalyzed varnish. The area around the sink and the island that has the range will have stone countertop.
We are considering using one of the following woods:teak, mahogany,or red cedar. Does anyone have any opinions or advice?
thanks, Mrs. B

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clipped on: 01.12.2008 at 10:39 pm    last updated on: 01.12.2008 at 10:40 pm

What's behind these beautiful kitchens?

posted by: steveningen on 09.29.2007 at 02:40 am in Kitchens Forum

You strive to create the most perfect kitchen. The next magazine tells you it's dated. How can that be? You've spent thousands of dollars. Aready your granite/white/black/concrete/stainless wonder is a liability.

Yet some kitchens seem to defy the trends and are the kitchens I love most. What are those timeless characteristics that elevate the common re-do into a classic?

Is it the basic architectural bones of the kitchen? Or the clever new additions? What sets the sublime apart from the ridiculous?

I probably should have asked these questions before starting my own job.

I guess it's never too late.

Steven

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clipped on: 01.12.2008 at 10:26 pm    last updated on: 01.12.2008 at 10:26 pm

What do you wish you had done differently?

posted by: robynpa on 07.29.2007 at 10:35 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hopefully nothing but if there is anything that you wish you had done differently when going though the kitchen renovation or after it was completed please tell.
Thanks!

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clipped on: 01.12.2008 at 10:21 pm    last updated on: 01.12.2008 at 10:21 pm

RE: Is the 'farmhouse' kitchen style becoming a craze? (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: goutgrec on 12.19.2007 at 05:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

Farmhouse kitchens have been in certain magazines for as long as I can remember. They really haven't changed much, only the background colors and the appliances. The granite and backsplash are what dates the kitchen now.

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clipped on: 01.12.2008 at 10:18 pm    last updated on: 01.12.2008 at 10:18 pm

Do you like your beadboard backsplash?

posted by: hollylh on 01.09.2008 at 11:12 am in Kitchens Forum

I would like to put in beadboard not as a temporary solution, but because I just like it--and also will have a beadboard wainscot continuing into the breakfast room and hearth room. Has anyone had trouble with theirs? Do the grooves get grimy and hard to clean? (NB I will have tile behind the cooktop.)

I would like to use actual beadboard rather than the panels--has anyone had problems with that separating? I have heard that if you install over a plywood underlayer the pieces won't move. OR-- is there BB panelling out there with deeper grooves? would be simpler.

Also, for those with white cabinets, has anyone painted their beadboard backsplash a color other than white? I am worried about it all being too much white (but don't want it to look too broken up either, so as usual I guess I want the impossible).

Thank you!

Holly

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