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RE: Question to those with narrow kitchens/islands (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: buehl on 01.05.2010 at 12:50 pm in Kitchens Forum

From the "Read Me" thread:

Posting a picture from your photo hosting account (e.g., PhotoBucket)

First, where are your pictures? If on your computer only, you'll need to upload them somewhere on the web for the rest of us to see them. I upload pictures to PhotoBucket.

  1. Open an account w/PhotoBucket or other photo hosting site.

  2. Take a picture using a digital camera (or film camera but get them on disk when they're developed)

  3. Resize your pics so they're approx 400x300 (resize keeping the same proportions so they don't get distorted...i.e., don't specify a specific size, use %-ages or similar)

  4. Upload your pictures to your photo account

  5. Find the label that contains the link to the picture
    (In PhotoBucket, it's the box labeled "HTML Code")
  6. Copy that link and paste it into the "Message" box of a post.

  7. When you "Preview" your message, you'll see the picture.

PhotoBucket Link Views:


Posting a picture from somewhere other than your Photo hosting account

  1. Copy the following into the "Message" box where you want the picture to be:
    <img src="http://www.XXX/image.jpg">
  2. Next, replace the http://www.XXX/image.jpg with the address of the image.

  3. When you "preview" the message, you should see the picture

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clipped on: 01.28.2010 at 07:27 pm    last updated on: 01.28.2010 at 07:27 pm

RE: Is 2010 the year your kitchen will be finished??? (Follow-Up #26)

posted by: nonnyx2 on 12.29.2009 at 10:43 pm in Kitchens Forum

On August 22, 2009 our demolition began
with a goal firmly set for a Halloween end . . .
When that didn't happen we tried again
thinking by Thanksgiving we'd be cooking for ten . . .
No chance of that either so we calculated anew
hoping by Christmas we'd say goodbye to our crew . . .
Christmas is now past, with the New Year in view
Here's hoping 2010 brings beautiful kitchens
for both me and you!

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RE: Colored Ceiling. Any Pics? Thoughts? (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: boxerpups on 12.29.2009 at 03:03 pm in Kitchens Forum

I love the idea of painting the ceiling. Go for it.

Here are some pictures of those who got creative and
painted the ceiling. Wish I had their talent.

~boxerpups

thelennoxxfilesblogspot

SkyBlue Chicago homemagazine

Decorpad

VinegarEarthBlog

Wallcolor Google images

Manchester Tan and Sky Blue Benjamin Moore colors Image
from Google

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RE: So many color choices, so little patience (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: boxerpups on 11.25.2009 at 05:27 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi UncleDave,

Green is on the top of your list. You have a good
instinct. Ubatuba is full of various greens from
deep green to warm and cool greens. Here are some
ideas, but keep in mind that the lighting, the
reflective surfaces and directions of the house
can change how the paint looks. Be sure you love it.
Visit a paint store to get a some swatches and look at
them. You can even try $5 sample paints.

~boxer

Maple Kitchen Mike Siebert (not sure of the green color)

I think it could be something like
Douglas Fir by Benjamin Moore

Shades of Spring by BMoore

Peas in a bucket blog (not sure the color here but it looks less gray and more yellow like Shades of Spring)

Some Gray greens that really work!!!!!!!!
Hancock Green Benjamin Moore

Say Brook Sage By Benjamin Moore

Mesquite Benjamin Moore

Google Kitchen with maple cabinets (Not paint here but
notice the green with the maple cabs. Beautiful!)

Vert De Terre by Farrow and Ball paints

Soft Fern Benjamin Moore

Cactus Cafe Kelly Moore paints


Lyndhurst Spring Eve by valspar paints


Flora Dora by Pratt and Lambert (I know it's not a kitchen
but check out the browns in the floor and windowsil. This
can give you a nice idea of how the green will look with
your cabinets)

Amazon Moss Benjamin Moore

Leap Frog Sherwin Williams

Maple Cabs green walls Google image (not sure the paint
used here but notice how nice paint looks with these
cabinets. Perhaps this can give you some ideas)

Inland by Sherwin Williams

This color will look great with your granite but it might
be too dark for your kitchen.
Alligator Alley Ben Moore

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clipped on: 11.27.2009 at 03:00 pm    last updated on: 11.27.2009 at 03:02 pm

I need a 'saying'

posted by: neesie on 06.16.2008 at 04:39 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have been trying to think of saying that I want to paint in my kitchen but it's been harder than I thought. Something other than "Home Sweet Home" or "Live, Love, Laugh" (boy that one has been done to death, huh?) I have the perfect place to put a saying but for all it's worth, I can't come up with something meaningful. I'm open to anything family related, Christian or optomistic. "Keep to the Sunny Side" was one that I had in mind but I thought I could do better than that.

Would appreciate any and all suggestions!

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clipped on: 11.19.2009 at 09:30 pm    last updated on: 11.19.2009 at 09:30 pm

RE: Anyone have pics of their beadboard ceiling? (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: acountryfarm on 11.16.2009 at 05:46 pm in Kitchens Forum

By now many of you have seen my finished house pics but here are a few of the beadboard ceilings in the boys rooms before finished. Also one in the kitchen.
We used pine T & G













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clipped on: 11.18.2009 at 10:23 pm    last updated on: 11.18.2009 at 10:24 pm

RE: vertical frying pan storage (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: gizmonike on 11.10.2009 at 02:03 am in Kitchens Forum

That is my kitchen, and we are SO HAPPY with our vertical pan storage pullouts. Pans don't fall over & don't get scratched from stacking. I didn't show the other pullout in the photo, but its guides go front to back and store really big fry pans and broiler pans. The pullout design also provides plenty of ventilation for the Gagg appliances.

Here's what we did for storage in our steam oven stack:
Oven storage

Cutting boards in a rack under the prep sink:
Prep sink pullout

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clipped on: 11.15.2009 at 06:25 pm    last updated on: 11.15.2009 at 06:26 pm

Counter height window owners--Help!

posted by: nancyaustin on 08.11.2009 at 01:18 am in Kitchens Forum

I've loved the examples of counter height windows I've seen on GW and have asked that our over the sink window (38" wide 34.5" high) be enlarged to a height of 46", which would be the height of the counter. I'd planned that the new window would be a casement window, wooden with aluminum cladding (eg. Jeldwen). The exterior of the house is limestone so some stones will have to be removed and the sill reset. I met today with the GC who expressed a number of problems with doing a wooden casement window at counter height, including the narrow space between the undermounted sink and the window, the difficulty in sealing the granite counter seam with the wooden window frame, the handles for the windows interfering with the use of the faucet, the risk of water damage from splashing to the window frame, that the faucet will be in front of the window and the fact that the frame of the window really wouldn't be at the counter level since the window frame would have multi-levels (ie. the window frame isn't flat so it would be stepped back from the counter level). I think those were all of his reservations. If I insist upon the counter height window, he suggests using a metal window frame or a vinyl window (neither of which I've investigated). The other replacement windows, in the adjacent breakfast room and family room, will be wooden with aluminum clad double hung. The design is very traditional so I'd like to have wooden clad windows, not metal or vinyl. Although DH doesn't *get* the beauty of counter height windows (& wonders whether I will really like it), he's willing to support my vision. I realize that some of the problems could be solved by creating a bump-out on the exterior wall so that there would be greater depth between the sink and the window, however, the bump-out wouldn't blend with adjacent windows that would not be bumped out.

So, GW folks, help me out! What type of windows have you used? Should it be a casement or a double hung or a slider design? How do you seal the granite to the frame of the window? Do you have issues with water splashing on the seam or on the window? What window manufacturer have you used with success? Is the space between an undermount sink & the wall (looks like it will only be about 3.5" from the faucet to the wall) too narrow? The faucet is a Blanco Harvest (single faucet, no sprayer or soap dispenser) and the sink will be a Silgranit or Ticor 1 3/4 design, so the faucet will sit to one side of the sink. Have you had any issues with breaking the window, hitting it while doing dishes, a worry that DH expressed? Have any of your GCs thought your window height window was a nutso idea? I'm relying on you to help me select the right window and coach my GC through this installation! Thanks!

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clipped on: 08.25.2009 at 12:44 am    last updated on: 08.25.2009 at 12:45 am

Stairs with Winders remodel (pics)

posted by: nutbunch on 10.19.2008 at 12:14 am in Remodeling Forum

We have a difficult stair case as it has 4 triangle winder steps. Here's some pictures:

The Winders


The other stairs up close

I'd like to have a hard wood staircase, but we can't afford a stair carpenter to do it, so it's a DIY kind of thing.

I'd like something like this style wise

We can replace the main particleboard steps with Red Oak Treads and stain them to match the newels. But what about those stupid triangle winders?

The thought now is to cut off the overhange, use matching laminate floor(a 1/4 extra rise) and attach a stained red oak bullnose.

Can anyone else recommend something? The riser part is easy.

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clipped on: 08.22.2009 at 08:55 pm    last updated on: 08.22.2009 at 08:55 pm

Top Ten Things Learned while Remodeling

posted by: debsan on 10.27.2008 at 11:57 am in Remodeling Forum

Remodeling sucks, but at least it's educational. Here's a little something I came up with that I thought I'd share with those of you who find themselves dealing with a contractor.

1. People will make lots of promises to you, do not expect them to keep them, or to take any responsibility for breaking them.

2. If you find yourself caught in the network of good old boys, dont be surprised to find out that most of those old boys arent good, theyre just old.

3. No matter how smart you are, you will be talked to as if you are stupid and be made to feel stupid. If you put up with it, you will feel even stupider.

4. Apparently it is acceptable to be disrespectful to people in their own homes if you have a contract.

5. You will be rushed into making decisions. After you have made the decisions, you will have to wait on everyone who rushed you.

6. If any of your hastily-made decisions are wrong, refer to #2, #3 and #4.

7. You will have people coming in and out of your house without regard for you or your things. They will turn off your power, break your things, and leave messes for you to clean up.

8. You can tell people what you want repeatedly, but youll still probably get what they want to give you. There will be lots of eye rolling (and possibly additional charges) if you ask people to do things the way they were asked.

9. Even though you arent whining about how many checks youre writing, the recipients of those checks will be whining about how much work theyre doing.

10. At the end of the day, the people in your employ will go back to orderly homes, where they will enjoy hot meals & cold drinks. They will take for granted their electric lights, fully functioning plumbing, cable, internet, phones and doorbells. The only thing you will be enjoying is the fact that theyve gone.

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RE: counter height window pictures please (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: gglks on 02.10.2009 at 10:41 am in Kitchens Forum

here's ours. it's one of my favorite things about our new kitchen....

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RE: counter height window pictures please (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: alku05 on 02.10.2009 at 12:32 pm in Kitchens Forum

And here's mine:

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RE: counter height window pictures please (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: fran1523 on 02.10.2009 at 02:44 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's mine. I love it.

Sink and Window

Close up of counter behind the sink

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RE: counter height window pictures please (Follow-Up #29)

posted by: janwad on 02.15.2009 at 05:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

floor too light

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Instructions for Making ''Continuous'' Supply Soap Dispenser

posted by: drjoann on 08.18.2009 at 05:59 pm in Kitchens Forum

We recently put in new granite and added a countertop soap dispenser. At the end of the day, the bottle that came with the soap dispenser wouldn't fit with all of the other things in the way. Our solution was to use an ordinary large bottle of Dawn dish liquid connected to the soap dispenser. We found that a Softsoap hand soap pump fit the dawn bottle and was the easiest way to get a properly sized check valve that worked with viscous dish liquid.

Anyway, here is a link to step-by-step instructions with pictures. Hope they are of some use to someone.

Jo Ann

P.S. I know that there is a commercial product out there that performs this function, but I have never owned one or even seen one, so this is not a copy of that product.

P.P.S. This is the 1st time I've used Google Docs, so I hope the link works.

Here is a link that might be useful: Instructions for Making a

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