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RE: doorless showers (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: elphaba on 06.17.2013 at 06:21 pm in Bathrooms Forum

probably a little late to post this for the OP but wanted to say (as I've said numerous times), we love our shower without a door. The shower is 5X5 with a fixed shower on one side, handheld shower next to an Envision seat on the other and a rain shower in the middle. we have a linear/trench drain.
Both shower heads are 16 inches from the wall. They can be pointed if want but we usually just leave them the way they are. There is a lot I could say but I will post this picture (which I have posted before). We wanted a setup that would work with a wheel chair if we needed it.
I have put a small mat in front of the sink. There is a small amount of water that sprays onto the matt but not very much. Doesn't make it soggy or anything like that. Helps with my balance which mine is not good. I love the bars. Since we have the Moen digital spa, we didn't need a lot of trim for valves.
We weren't sure about not having a door so we had contractor build it so we could add door later if we wanted. That's not going to happen. I think the doorless shower is probably what I like best about the whole room and I REALLY love the room.

Rest of pictures of the room are at:
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clipped on: 06.19.2013 at 09:41 am    last updated on: 06.19.2013 at 09:41 am

We've stormed the castle [bathroom]!

posted by: westleyandbuttercup on 05.19.2013 at 08:47 pm in Bathrooms Forum

We moved into our newly constructed home a little over a month ago. Things aren't quite complete--we don't have sidewalks and the house isn't even painted yet--but here's a peek at my master bath.

We love, love, love our shower...except for the grout on the wall tile. We went with a greige when we should have gone with a grey. I plan to attempt to remedy that this summer with a grout colorant.Shower photo IMG_1778_zps620fd31c.jpg
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Here's the view from the shower doorway. We were able to switch to a grey grout for the floor.
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Here's a more complete view of the vanity area. The tower between the sinks has a lift-up door that hides our electric toothbrush, hairdryer and such. The cupboard at the end of the vanity run has two hampers and tons of shelving space.
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This isn't a true reveal as I haven't compiled details for everything, but here are a few:
Shower wall and bathroom floor tile are both Mirasol glazed porcelain by American Olean. 10"x14" on the wall and 12"x12" on the floor.

Shower floor is Noir Hex 2"x2". Accent band is Silver Thorn with Glass Stria. Bench seat is Noir Honed 12"x12". All from The Tile Shop.

Wall color is Benjamin Moore Thunder.

Handles on the drawers are from the SkyeVale Collection and octagonal knobs are from the Fire Collection, both from Schaub and Company.

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clipped on: 05.22.2013 at 01:54 pm    last updated on: 05.22.2013 at 01:54 pm

Finished White Thasso Master Bathroom

posted by: sofla on 04.14.2013 at 03:57 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Big thanks to you all for the inspiration and education.
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After impact windows installed, the room was gutted and plumbing shower relocated. Watercloset was removed to bring in more light and replaced with pony wall.

Materials: White Thasso floor and walls 18in. Sealer: bullet by Dupont.
Shower floor: carerra mosaic.
counter and tub deck; statuary marble
Vanities: custom , wall hung
medicine cabinet: robern uplift, and custom
Sconces: Waterworks Opus
lighting under vanity: rope
Tub: Jason air masseur
Paint: Ben Moore Tundra on walls , Decorator white on Ceiling.
Fixtures, tub, shower, thermostat control , Italian: Webert
Handheld: handsgrohl
Shower head: Speakman
Toilet: Toto ultramax, comfort height, 1.6.gmax
Washlet: toto 200.
exhaust fans: panasonic quiet whisper


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clipped on: 04.15.2013 at 02:09 pm    last updated on: 04.15.2013 at 02:10 pm

RE: Niches !~ show off your niches (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: treasuretheday on 03.08.2013 at 06:37 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Everyone is probably getting tired of looking at mine, lol...

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clipped on: 03.11.2013 at 01:56 pm    last updated on: 03.11.2013 at 01:56 pm

RE: Niches !~ show off your niches (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: bill_vincent on 03.08.2013 at 12:00 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Okay-- Seems to me I've posted some in other threads over the years. Here are some of my more recent ones:

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clipped on: 03.11.2013 at 01:54 pm    last updated on: 03.11.2013 at 01:55 pm

Any clever bathroom storage ideas?

posted by: numbersjunkie on 01.07.2013 at 01:53 pm in Bathrooms Forum

I'm planning to re-do both my hall bath and master bath at some point in the next few years. One thing I hate is all the clutter on the vanity - especially the hair dryer and curling iron (DD). We are not the type to unplug these and put them away every day. So I'm trying to come up with some ideas to make things easily accessible but easily hidden. I'm willing to do custom cabinet options, and we do have plenty of space to work with.

Anyone have any great ideas? Pics would be great. TIA.

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RE: Sharing my Bathtub Research (Follow-Up #19)

posted by: belasea on 01.15.2013 at 12:26 am in Bathrooms Forum

Hi Elphaba - the shower head is actually on the same side of the wall as the toilet. We wanted the room to feel more open. It was easy to move the shower head and it was our contractor's idea. He said he is doing this on purpose a lot and it allows us to turn on the water without being in the shower which has been nice. The door does not move. I'm attaching a bigger picture that may be helpful for you to see the top. We're still finishing up the bathroom and I'll probably post more pictures soon.

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RE: Sharing my Bathtub Research (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: belasea on 01.13.2013 at 01:22 am in Bathrooms Forum

Dalo, glad to help. Here is the Americh Turo tub installed.

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RE: Sharing my Bathtub Research (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: enduring on 12.03.2012 at 10:24 pm in Bathrooms Forum

Kaution in the Kohler Bellwether model shapes. I have the new Bellwether k-836, and I think I am going to like it very much. It is only 14" deep, so probably not for you as it is shallow. The K-836 has similar dimensions as the Kohler Villager and considered good for standard alcove installations.

BUT the old Kohler Bellwether k-867 has an odd interior shape that people find problematic on 2 points. First the front end angles forward creating the need for an extra long tub filler, not your standard length. Second that forward angle in the front makes for a short bottom and I've heard several not be happy with this. I don't think you can stretch out in it. It is a deeper tub though.

Here is my Bellwether k-836 installed. It is 5' long. The room is 6.5'x9.5' The faucet will be on the left in a cabinet.
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clipped on: 01.23.2013 at 11:20 am    last updated on: 01.23.2013 at 11:21 am

Sharing my Bathtub Research

posted by: belasea on 12.03.2012 at 01:10 am in Bathrooms Forum

Everyone has been so helpful, so I thought I would share our bathtub search experience. The bathroom we are doing will have a shower over a tub and I like taking baths as well.

I was dead set on a cast iron tub until I realized that all of the cast iron tubs manufactured now have a non-slip bottom. I found out that this non-slip bottom is challenging to clean. I even went and looked in the showrooms, and sure enough they were all gray. My research on gardenweb and talking to contractors/plumbing stores also confirmed that they were difficult to clean. Not impossible, just difficult and I just wasn't up for the challenge.

I was very reluctant to go with fiberglass since our current fiberglass tub looks yellowed and horrible. However, I've been told they are built much better now, and we went with a thicker model. I also wanted one with a built in flange.

Next, came the height. I wanted one deep enough to take a nice bath, but not 20 inches high because it is higher than I want to step over as we age. Why don't more manufacturers make tubs 18 inches deep? Why are most 14 or 20?

We considered:
Kohler Bellwether - did not like the nonslip surface, but like the shape
Mirabelle Edenton - saw some complaints about chipping and not draining properly. I visited Fergusons, and the salesman did not deny it and said it was up to my contractor to test the tub. My contractor said he has installed these tubs without a problem, but it was higher than I wanted and decided it wasn't worth the risk.
Hydrosystems Lacey and the Sydney - both 20 inches high or higher
Americh Turo - after much research, went with this tub. Our contractor said these are good tubs, and the Plumbing store said another contractor installed it in his own house. It's only 18 inches high, 32 inches wide (also comes 30 wide), but has a deep bath. We purchased the non-airbath model. It has arrived and we're very happy with how it looks. Here is a picture of it. I'll post better pictures after its installed, but thought this may help someone else out who may be looking for 18" height tub.

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Not-nearly-done-but-since-you-asked pics

posted by: breezygirl on 01.13.2012 at 08:27 pm in Kitchens Forum

Thanks to everyone who keeps asking me for new photos of the kitchen! We still have miles to go, as you can see.

Not done:
light fixtures
tile
knobs on uppers
pantry door handle
drywall repair around outlets
paint
stools
kitchen table, banquette, chairs
DR chandy
DR chairs

Excuse any dirt or mess you see in the backgrounds!

Details

Perimeter: Carrara marble, honed 4cm
Island: Black Walnut
Custom Cabinets: Cornerstone Cabinetry, painted BM Simply White
Hardware: Restoration Hardware Aubrey pulls, 4', 6' and 8'
Rangetop: 36' 6 burner Capital Culinarian
Hood: Rangecraft, Viser model
Fridge: KA built-in
MW: Sharp 24' drawer
Sinks: Blanco silgranit in metallic gray
Faucets: Hansgrohe high-arc

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From the Dining Room.
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Closeup of beverage serving area. (Wow, that's a lot of booze. We're really not alcoholics!) We entertain a lot so I plan to set up beverages, which end up to mostly non-alocholic, here. I rotated this in photobucket, but it shows here the other direction.

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I bought these pendants on sale and plan to do a DIY mercury glass technique on them to see if I can cut the glare but not make them look cheap. If they don't work, then I'm not out much and will continue the hunt.

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I'll put a link to my photobucket album with more pics. My flickr account was full so the album will only have pics since we moved back in.

Oh, and I said I'd post some pics of the new cats, too. That's next!

Here is a link that might be useful: more pics

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clipped on: 01.16.2012 at 03:13 pm    last updated on: 01.16.2012 at 03:13 pm

The finished kitchen, lots of pics inside, beer too!

posted by: jgopp on 07.25.2011 at 04:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hey everyone, I know it's been a long time coming for me. I thought I was going to get a really good photographer to come in and take pics but it just hasn't panned out so I used my cell phone with the HD option on. Just a notice, it's not the greatest camera and my picture taking ability isn't that great, nor do I know how to use photoshop. So what you get is what you get. Hopefully they are good enough for you.

Now onto the details...

The project was conceptualized last October, construction began in mid November. We had semi functional use of it during Christmas but it still had a long way to go. After lots of structural repairs and slight idea changes along the way the project was probably completed with decorating done by late February. The place is considerably more functional and the floor is no longer going to collapse through to the basement. I decided to remove a large pantry which was taking up too much space, as well as remove the dining room closet which was too small to be used for anything. Those you can see in the before pictures. The lovely lady in those pictures is not me btw.

It took me many trips to the stores and many conversations to finally get everything dialed in exactly the way I wanted it. I feel that the style I have is very fitting to the home which is from 1922. Not sure exactly how I would categorize it but if I had to take a stab I'd say, somewhat traditional, somewhat french country, somewhat professional. But the final product came out very warm and inviting. We use the kitchen 10 fold now compared to the old one for entertaining purposes alone.

The old kitchen was a functional disaster and I wish I had some pictures of it before, but I only have pictures of the day of first removal. I have a video though of the kitchen before which I will post here... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFlVyHeKd5I

Moving right along then... and since everyone loves to know what every little detail is I guess I'll have to run down the list which as follows:

Countertops: Super-white quartzite, and yes the island is all one single slab
Backsplash: herringbone Carrara marble with matte finish subway tiles
Flooring: Virginia hardwood wide plank hickory
Fridge: Sub-zero 36SXS
Micro: Viking designer series
Wall oven: Bertazzoni 24 inch classic electric
Range: 36 inch Bertazzoni gas
Hood: 40 inch Viking designer series with 650cfm
DW: Fisher and Paykel tall dishdrawer
Sink: Elkay stainless farmhouse
Bar sink: Kohler trough
Main faucet: Rohl country in satin
Bar faucet: Rohl country series, not exactly sure what model
Washer+dryer: Samsung front loaders
Chairs: Restoration hardware french cafe Madeline chairs
Other goodies: full extension soft close drawers, heavy cast knobs and pulls (some outfit in NJ) love the pulls because they actually are screwed directly into the face. The beer setup is a Khrome design tower with Perlick no drop faucets. Entryway color tiles on the stairs are from Pewabic pottery in Detroit, the steps are a shale of some sort.

Enough talk I'm sure you've already passed by all that and moved right down here to where I've stashed what you are all waiting for...

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Any other pictures of specific areas I will try and make happen if you'd like. Ask any questions as well, I'll be around to answer them for you. Thanks so much for looking, and thanks for the great ideas and the knowledge I've gained from using this fine website.

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RE: Layout help... please! (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: lisa_a on 12.12.2011 at 03:34 pm in Kitchens Forum

I echo bmore's advice. If this isn't your forever home - or even a home you will be in for 10-15 years - designing it to your very specific tastes would be inadvisable as it will hurt you as resale time. Any realtor would tell you that putting in fridge drawers instead of a fridge and going without a DW will mean a hard sell and reduced offers. That's not to say that you have to stifle your preferences completely, only that you need to adjust them to fit the broader audience for now.

Here's another idea to add to the mix:

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I moved the kitchen to the northwest corner (or at least what I think of as the northwest corner but maybe I'm confused since laxsupermom thinks northwest corner is top right not top left).

I gave you a hidden pantry in that tiny bump-out area (what is that currently?). You can do cab doors to the pantry that looked like this closed

Teri Turan traditional kitchen

and like this open

Teri Turan traditional kitchen

I added in traditional appliances but went with a CD (counter depth) fridge for a sleeker look. You get the open feel with a long peninsula and island but storage up against the walls to the left.

The island isn't deep enough to add seating for two. You might be able to add 2 seats to the end of the peninsula - one at the end, one facing into the kitchen. I didn't do this plan in great detail, just wanted to see how it worked out.

I drew in a table and a buffet, just for grins. One plus of moving the kitchen to that back corner is, as laxsupermom pointed out, that it puts the kitchen close to grilling. Another plus is that the kitchen is no longer front and center when company comes to the door. They enter into living space - LR to left and DR in front of them.

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clipped on: 12.14.2011 at 01:45 pm    last updated on: 12.14.2011 at 01:45 pm

RE: I Finished my White Zen Kitchen! (Follow-Up #76)

posted by: celineike on 07.12.2011 at 11:16 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all,
Trailrunner, i sent you the link to the page with the statue. DH still isn't home from work yet, but I got lucky and found it through a search -
It's on Novica's website.

And here's a pic of the wetbar area.
We have never seriously used this area as a bar, more like spill over for all the extra stuff. Now we have our little drink fridge tucked in there. We had the "hole" made big enough to put in a nice wine fridge at some point. Im done spending for awhile though. :o)
now we have ALL of our glasses over here.. even the kids plastic cups and water bottles are in here. Hopefully they all get use to the idea of this.

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clipped on: 12.09.2011 at 02:56 pm    last updated on: 12.09.2011 at 02:56 pm

fun details and some answers to questions... (Follow-Up #61)

posted by: celineike on 07.11.2011 at 09:17 pm in Kitchens Forum

THANK YOU!!!! I am blown over by the lovely words you all have. Really, It's so nice to hear every word after so much belly-aching over details and having a very clear picture in my head that I defended over and over (DH, contractor, etc) i.e., ..."You sure you want the bottom cabs stained and NOT the top???"... or... "i don't think mixing hardware like this is how it's done"... ;o)
I was TKO every second of this and totally loved it! lol
And YES!! Im loving that Bluestar and cooking is a dream in the bright space! I do think i will need to learn how to cool all over again though - I've made quite a few things and never really got the burner knob much past low! that thing is HOT! :D

So more deets..
Window seat!
The cabinet maker built everything you see that's made of wood. They installed for 3 weeks. I thought it was going to take a day or 2, ha. They had installed the window seat after only showing me a little sketch. It was very thin and even though it's 9 feet long, it only sat 1 person! so they built some sides on to it and now it seats 3 at the round table. (im married to the table) but it makes a nice reading space too.
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Palimsest - the woodwork was done my the cabinet guys ...
woodworkingOC or WoodworkingLA...they do a lot of restaurants and wine storage/bars

Gardenamy - the Flooring is Garrison Deluxe
Maple Laguna (it's engineered and pre-finished)

califreckles - Thank you!
The base trim on the cabinet bottoms is great! I had read someone say... "where would you put your toes?" and i had to laugh because who the heck stand THAT close the counter?? No scuffs yet - but when they come,, i'll just add a coat a paint - Im DIY all the way.

aliris19 & trailrunner - thanks guys! The Bronze statue was an anniversary gift form my DH for our "Bronze" anniversary. He did good huh?? and no Becky, "gulp!" she's not a towel pig! :P

louisianapurchase - thank you! it's funny you mention "the grill above the fridge" it's my kitchen's dirty little secret!

All of the upper cabs (except for 3) are fake. I had 15" soffits there before and hated them like crazy. The only way i was going to get my lofty feel was that stacked cab look, so we just made faces for them all. The GC and cabinet guys really thought i was crazy when i said i wanted hinges and hardware on them.
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here's a pic of the oven door open next to the island where the trash drawers are. It's only 42" but it's more than enough. The pot lids are between the 2 trash bins.
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open pic - the hardware on here is where my DH thought i had lost it. 4 different kinds threw him off completely. But i wanted these (RH Grafton Pulls) to be opened with a pinky if need be and i wanted to hang kitchen towels on them as well. I think they work.
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my baking station.. although not like most peoples, 'cause i have to move things to the island to work, but it's all in one place and i love it!
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catsam- We have 2 small counter seams going back from the sink in the Cemento. They are invisible! amazing work!

sophie123 - I think i got the filter faucet on ebay it's a Kingston in Brushed Nickel
Here's the back splash - it's Heath Cermaics Tile
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and lastly, i think... the clock! I got it at target years ago.

ok, off to make dinner! :D

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clipped on: 12.09.2011 at 02:55 pm    last updated on: 12.09.2011 at 02:55 pm

I Finished my White Zen Kitchen!

posted by: celineike on 07.10.2011 at 05:17 pm in Kitchens Forum

Ahhhh, it's good to be done.
What fun this whole process has been!
Here's the low down.

We had a slab leak in February. The entire downstairs had wood floors and water had been leaking into them for weeks/months? we don't know. But long enough that the walls and cabinets were wet as well. So they gutted and we got to work.
Our old kitchen was a dark place for me. We have north facing window and the light was always dim. We also had light wood cabinets and dark greenish black granite (Uba Tuba?) on the counters, island and backsplash!!!! ugh! what a light sucker that was!

I had always known that if we changed the kitchen it would be to white. I know people say timeless doesn't exist in kitchens... but every decade I can think of has had white as an option. So I never thought of this a trendy thing. -til i got here, lol.
Anyway, White cabs and grey counters were the only things I had in mind for sure. The rest fell into place the more I looked around and if you see a part of your kitchen in here... THANK YOU!!!! I stole SO many details from GWer's.

Details...
Apparently we have a small kitchen,lol... didn't think so til i got here either, it's 13'x12'

Counters.... Qortstone perimeters in Cemento
Island & Bar is Statuary Marble
Butcher Block on Island.... oiled Dark Walnut End-Grain 18"x38"
Cabinets .... shaker, inset, framed
Paint on Cabs ...BM Cloud White
Paint on Walls ... BM Smokey Taupe
Hardware is mostly RH & Rejuvenation for the Latches (way worth that investment!) All Polished Nickel
Island now measures 38"x 84"
walkways are 38" on sink side; 42" on oven side; and 36" on fridge side... all plenty wide, i was worried about pushing these measurements.
Bluestar RNB 36"
Proline 36" Hood
Sharp MW Drawer
Kenmore Elite French door Fridge
Fisher & Paykel Dish Drawer Washer
Sink.. Krauss 33" double Bowl Stainless
Main Faucet is Hansgrohe Pull Down PN

Befores...
way before
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and after...
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Fridge wall, Appliance garage on right and coffee station on left
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Island with BB and Rubbish/Recycling Bins/drawers - love these!
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I'll post some more pics of fun details. Things i liked seeing from other's kitchens and ended up adding to mine.

At one point, I had chosen everything and had a huge set back of worry that the whole thing would be boring instead of calm and bright and peaceful. Thank you all for your encouragement and opinions on various choices and ideas. This is such great forum with wonderful people.
I love how my kitchen turned out!

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It's finished!

posted by: sixtyohno on 12.09.2011 at 10:27 am in Kitchens Forum

The kitchen was grouted last night and it's all done except for a massive cleaning of the rest of the house. Dust and mess.
GW folks were such a help, especially when I was stressed and indecisive. Thank you so much.
Laura
The cabs are Schuler
Rainforest marble counters
cooktop and ovens Bosch
The DW is my old KA. It works fine.
The floor is random cherry and it came with the house.
The MW is in the laundry room. We don't use it much.
I love having drawers for dishes, pots, baking stuff etc.
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RE: Please help! Is 3x8-9 ft island too skinny? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: cjc123 on 11.12.2011 at 08:07 am in Kitchens Forum

I think it will work fine!
My island is 9'3" x 3'3" - quartzite countertop dimentions.
There is 44 inches from the right of the island to the right basement door, 39 inches from the left of the island to the fridge,(I can easily go past my teen son when he is in his chair across from fridge to retrieve things during meals) 41.5 from sink to island,39 inches from the stool end to the china hutch and finally 42 inches from the working end to the front of range. The island consists of a 36" wide by 24" deep set of drawers facing range,facing the sink is a 24 wide set of drawers for silverware,wraps & bags, last drawer heavy mixing bowls, then the table part on the other side of the island is a shallow 24"x 12" deep cabinet for all my vases. The quartzite slab is 9'3" x 3'3"
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clipped on: 11.13.2011 at 09:52 pm    last updated on: 11.13.2011 at 09:52 pm

Bright Orange curtains - too much? pics

posted by: pipdog on 04.21.2011 at 08:09 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Hi GW'ers, I'm struggling with the window treatments for our French doors and I was hoping I could come here for some much-needed input. Currently the area feels very blah and I'm wanting a pop of color.

One concern is that the Moroccan-inspired pattern competes with the geometric pattern in the blue rug. But I'm having a hard time finding fabric I love that isn't $55+/yard and/or silk. I've got two little ones, so I need a fabric that is inexpensive and washable b/c little fingers will constantly be grabbing these, and this seemed to fit the bill.

Here's a mockup of how they would look in the space. Is the color/pattern too much for this space?
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clipped on: 04.27.2011 at 10:10 pm    last updated on: 04.27.2011 at 09:35 pm

DIY upholstered headboard for guest room

posted by: terriks on 04.20.2011 at 07:09 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I posted last week about the progress of my guest room, spurred on by a visit by my MIL. I decided that I really wanted to headboard before she arrives (later on today!) so I made this one yesterday:

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The materials I used were half inch plywood that I had cut to size at Lowes. Two twin sized foam mattress pads (much less expensive than foam from the fabric store), a table cloth (good source of large pieces of inexpensive fabric), batting and a covered button kit.

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clipped on: 04.21.2011 at 02:11 pm    last updated on: 04.21.2011 at 02:11 pm

RE: Wanted to share.... (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: aktillery on 04.15.2011 at 02:41 pm in Home Decorating Forum

You guys are seriously so sweet!!!!

Trail... if you consider the gulf of Mexico at all Atlantic! haha

Onedog3cats... I made my headboard out of an old door. Added some moulding and legs and voila! It was once painted black and in this bedroom in my old house (miss that bedroom!) That was years ago. I guess I have been on this forum asking for advice for EVERYTHING for the last ten years! haha

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Here is a shot of the headboard while still appearing doorlike (no the man holding it was not nude... he had on shorts ;)

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Wanted to share....

posted by: aktillery on 04.15.2011 at 10:59 am in Home Decorating Forum

I was thinking about how many times I have tried and failed at getting my bedroom the way I wanted it. Finally, I just decided to base it all on inspiration photos. I have never really done so for a bedroom. For whatever reason this bedroom was hard for me to decorate.

I had just posted this on another thread and wanted to share my inspiration pics and my room. I think it really helped and I got the vibe I was going for!

BTW.. sorry to those who have seen my bedroom in my dilemma posts on here! I am sure you are sick of seeng it! haha

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My room...its is not exactly like the others of course but I got pretty much the vibe I wanted. :)

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Thanks for reading and for all the help everyone has given me on this forum. I would be LOST without it and all of you!

Amy

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RE: Show me your kitchens with 9ft ceilings (Follow-Up #41)

posted by: cotehele on 02.02.2011 at 12:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

Cabinets that go all the way to the ceiling can be stunning. I've seen many such kitchens on GW. Most of my favorites are white. I felt dark wood cabinets to the 10ft. ceiling in our ~ 13.5 x 14.5 foot kitchen would feel too much like a cave. As well, I wanted a furniture look rather than built-in, which is the case with most to the ceiling cabinet kitchens. Just another option. Here is a pic.

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RE: Kitchen Wall Clock Got One?? (Follow-Up #28)

posted by: jodi_in_so_calif on 01.31.2011 at 04:08 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have a clock with the numbers in kanji to go with my Asian influenced kitchen.

Jodi-

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RE: Show me your kitchens with 9ft ceilings (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: katieob on 02.01.2011 at 10:32 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi.

Congrats & good luck on starting your dream house. How exciting!

Our ceilings are 9.5' and we stacked our cabs all the way up. I love the look.

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RE: Need help with backsplash (long with pics) (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: nanj on 01.03.2011 at 01:38 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have a 4-inch backsplash of Corian which matches the countertops. We added Bisazza mosaic tile above that 4 inch Corian. I love the way the light bounces off the mosaic tile and you can see the sparkles in it. Our installer ended the tile run with marble pencil trim that coordinates with the field tile. We have a small space under the window like you do. Between the 4-inch Corian and the window we did all mosaic tile - 5 rows.

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The next photo is my sister's limestone backsplash. It is just BEAUTIFUL. The limestone is sealed but not enhanced - I think I am right on this. The limestone is Luxor Gold from Home Depot with Vidrepur mosaic tiles, Meadow, from Cool Tiles.

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RE: Advice on how to finish edges of glass tile backsplash (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: amysrq on 01.04.2011 at 05:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

We just ended it. I think that trying to find something to use as edging will just draw attention to the edges.

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RE: Do you have to have a full backsplash? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: shelayne on 07.29.2010 at 09:51 pm in Kitchens Forum

Mine doesn't go all the way up--at least on two of the walls. The cooktop wall has tile all the way up to cabinets and hood.

My baking area: tile with chair rail is 9"

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Directly across, the corner right of the sink, left of the cooktop:
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I just now went and snapped these photos. We still have to caulk between the tile and counter, around the window, and a few other places. I really like the way the tile looks, and it really fits the rest of my kitchen.

If we could ever finish it.... *sigh*

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RE: DIY - No Tile Cut Backsplash - See Mine! (pics) (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: haley_comet on 10.20.2010 at 03:30 am in Kitchens Forum

Thanks everyone for the positive comments...and I hope to does prove helpful to some of you.

As promised here are the after photos!

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DIY - No Tile Cut Backsplash - See Mine! (pics)

posted by: haley_comet on 10.18.2010 at 09:22 am in Kitchens Forum

Perhaps this is 'old news' but it wasn't for me till someone told me so I thought I would share my experience in tiling my kitchen backsplash without having to do one single tile cut.

This only works with certain tiles types that come in various tile sizes.

I purchased what I wanted which was a 2x4 polished marble in a brick mosiac.
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The tip I received was to then purchase several sheets in a 2x2 as that is a perfect cut half of a 2x4!

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Then I purchase a couple sheets of 1x2's which again was another half of 2x2 and a perfect quater of a 2x4.

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Again perhaps this is obvious trick that many know about but maybe my post will inform one person who did not know and it may inspire them to do a DIY and give it a try.

One very important note is that you need to PREPLAN your tile placement and start points prior to any mortor - preplanning ensures that your tiles fall properly over plugs and lightswitches to perfect accomadate the sizes of tiles that you have.

Here are some pictures of my - please ignore the mess and note we are not done - we still need to grout etc etc but we just did this work last night. The whole process took us about 4 hours.

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We were also pretty pumped as we purchased our tile on Craiglist. It is a Crema Marfil polished marble that was purchased from Turkey from a housing developer in my area who purchased too much and we got it for 1/3 the price - a total steal!

Anyways hope this was written clearly and it helpful. I will post final product pictures once we are done.

Haley

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My backsplash ideas with pics

posted by: remodelfla on 12.11.2010 at 07:47 am in Kitchens Forum

so I think we settled on this frosted glass for the backsplash.
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We are going to get it in the 4x12 size. I have so many samples of tile. DH did not like any of the crackle ceramic and marble didnt' look right... too much texture between the flecking on the wood and the veining of the SS. The glass is a very soft barely blue/green and should speak to the slightly contemporary vibe I've got going.

For above the bakers table I've decided to go with leftover tile I have from the bathroom remodel. Yes... same as in my bathroom but I dont' care. I think the colors are perfect, the tile is easy to clean, and I already have enough left over. I have so much over ordered tile I'm kinda tired of the wastefulness.

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Here's what it looks like installed in my bathroom (closeup)
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Cab fronts and soapstone have been ordered... now just waiting.
Thanks for looking!!

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My curtains don't make me HAPPY

posted by: beekeeperswife on 01.26.2011 at 05:20 pm in Home Decorating Forum

I have not posted the "Finished Living Room" photos because I just can't do the big reveal. I wanted to have my curtains run from wall to wall. Unfortunately, by using the wood rod that we had and the finials, I can't get them to go to wall.

So, since it's not like they are permanently attached to the wall and I can change them if necessary, what do you think? Does it look as ridiculous to you as it does to me? My dh thinks it's fine.

If it is odd looking, can you suggest a curtain rod for me to use? Here are the parameters: It is 12' long, and I can't do a center support (can have extra support about 39" from each end, right before the window starts.

So here you go, it really is the one thing that I'm the least proud of in all my decorating.

Thanks for your help.
Bee

The photo is from before they were steamed, so ignore the wrinkles.
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Now, on the other hand, here is something I am proud of in this room. I took an old bookcase that had glass doors, and had the glass company install mirrors in it. I've stored all my cookbooks in there! We used to use this cabinet as a display cabinet for crystal but this is perfect!

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RE: Show me your entry mudroom! (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: lukkiirish on 01.15.2011 at 07:18 pm in Home Decorating Forum

Here's what I did. The only space we had was a hall closet and after moving here from the west coast I wanted a mud room in the worst way, so I got creative. It is just like any other room in the house, it has hardwood floors, crown molding and decorative trim.

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Neat island with banquette (Follow-Up #44)

posted by: lavender_lass on 01.21.2011 at 02:46 pm in Kitchens Forum

Breezy- I saw this cool site and thought of you :)

Here's a few of the pictures, with the link to the site below. I know it's not exactly like your plan, but close...and I think the banquette, as part of the island, looks amazing!

Have a great day! :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to banquette on island

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RE: Fireplace wall (Follow-Up #16)

posted by: jey_l on 11.15.2010 at 12:36 am in Home Decorating Forum

Hi Charley, everyone

Thanks for the compliments.

Sorry for the off colors but I really don't have a renderer that works with my present computer. Let me know what you think and I can detail it out if you'd like. This design can't fit hinged doors but a nice tapestry made into a roman shade would look great. I am also trying to show a faux finish on the FP walls. What kind of budget are you working with?

What is the height of the FP opening off the floor?

Thanks
Jey

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Finished Addition (only for the curious;)

posted by: doonie on 11.10.2010 at 11:17 am in Kitchens Forum

I know many of you have seen my kitchen and the other bits, but here are some photos of the rest of this big project. It was enormously
exhausting, and I am still trying to unwind from a year of complete project absorption. So, if you are interested, here are the pictures
& and explanations of the project.

We added a mudroom off of the kitchen,with a skylight. We also added a full sized laundry room with a sink. The black refrigerator
is our old frige and when it poops out, we will get an upright freezer for in there. A powder room was also added so that people could
reach the bathroom easier (without walking on the hardwood floors) from the pool. We also did a covered porch with a wood burning fireplace.
The raised ceiling is supposed to tie in with our 2 story foyer, great room and vaulted kitchen.

The floor throughout the addition is Florida Tile Chiseled Edge Travertine in Modular pattern & Picasso Color (for Advert guy;)

Like most of you know, I love all the light this addition has let in.
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Eating area
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Ceiling of Vaulted eating area

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Mudroom

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Entry into Laundry room

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To the right in the laundry room

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To the left

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Powder room

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Outside Laundry room/Powder room entrance

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Full Basement under addition

Basement Space

Covered Patio

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Fireplace & seating wall

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Patio with rasied ceiling

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Built in Grill

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We also restained our red oak floor darker (it was natural before) and replaced our flimsy stair rails.
New floor color

New Floor Stain

New Railings

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I am happy to try and answer questions and give my lay persons advice to the best of my ability. All of this took from February 2010 through August 2010 and was made possible by a phenomenal GC.

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RE: Pics of kitchen island to open dining room? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: nhbaskets on 10.25.2010 at 01:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

We took out the wall between our now dining room and kitchen in order to accommodate an island. The island and table are around 5 feet apart.
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RE: Pics of kitchen island to open dining room? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: cali_wendy on 10.25.2010 at 12:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

We have a breakfront at the end of our island that faces the dining room. It is higher than the island and blocks any cooking mess while we are sitting at the dining table. I'm super glad we did that.

I didn't see the drawing that rhome did for you so I'm not sure if would be an option for you, but here are a few pics of our island next to our dining room table.

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