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RE: Tub help-tile flange (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: mongoct on 05.23.2012 at 12:27 am in Bathrooms Forum

"What is a tub flange?"
It's a "raised rim" around the edges of the tub that will sit against the shower walls.

The tile overlaps the flange, directing water that runs down the wall into the tub:

If your tub does not have a tub flange, you can sometimes by an add-on flange kit:


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RE: Hidden Countertop Support Brackets (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: suzannesl on 06.03.2013 at 01:05 pm in Kitchens Forum

Reposted from a 2011 thread:

"Hopefully this will help future readers looking for answers. The post by Buehl is all over the conditions of needing support as recommended by the MIA (Marble Institute of America).
This is for "Single-Level" counters with cantilever overhang:
For 3cm stone: any overhang over 10" will need additional support; spaced every 36" or less.
For 2cm stone: any overhang over 6" will need additional support; spaced every 24" or less.
For "single-level", the goal is to support the cantilever. We do this with CONCEALED SUPPORT. Single-level concealed supports use the mass of the supported material to "reach out" and support the un-supported material. "


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RE: Power strip for charging drawer (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: controlfreakecs on 05.09.2013 at 08:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

I looked for something like that and didn't find it. Shoulda, woulda, coulda, asked here. Duh... anyway, our electrician actually shortened the cord of our power strip. The cabin guys actually built a shelf that supports the cord and keeps it from dropping down behind the drawer and into the lower drawer.... does that make sense? I couldn't get a very good picture. But however they did it, it seems to work just fine.

the plug behind drawer and cord shelf photo DSCN2125_zps3f443cf1.jpg

my charging drawer photo DSCN2118_zps4bd9fa83.jpg


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RE: Window seat/banquette bench with table? Photos? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: bostonpam on 04.12.2013 at 12:16 pm in Kitchens Forum

Mine's in process so no finished pictures. We did a lot of research. Once you find something you like then you need the details. Here are our details:

> we want seat 18" off ground - bench is 15" with 4" cushion - we're allowing 1+" of compression; We measured benches and our own chairs and what's comfortable for us -18".
> bench (seat) depth is 17" with catalog purchased bench cushions form Home Decorators that are 18" deep. We want 1" cushion over hang so that back of legs are not pressing against the wood - so that's where 17" come from. My research said that 1-1.5" of cushion overhang is good. We won't have a back cushion but a few pillows. Originally I was going with 20" total seat depth. Saving all this money on the cushions convinced me to go with 18". I will just need flatter pillows. I will try out 18" with plywood before the finished product. We're facing the bench with wood from our 150 year old painted floor that was found above our kitchen but below the floor in the room above the kitchen (lol - instead of a dropped ceiling we found a raised floor)
> bench is slightly (3 degrees) slanted back to help keep cushions in place; Will probably use Velcro too.
> back is angled 95 degrees from bench seat. This makes it 98 degrees parallel to the floor
> the bench seat overhangs the base by 3" so that heels have comfortable room (the cushion is 1" further out)
> installing two 4' "morgue" drawers for each end. Can't wait for all that space for the crock pot, rice cooker, large pots...
> If you make the benches the length of standard bench cushions, the cushions will be much cheaper. I was planning on custom cushions and just this week saw home decorators sale. These cushions will cost 25% of what I was budgeting for custom. I totally lucked out that the lengths matched up. I do need 3 cushions instead of 2 but I think it will be OK.
> table should overhang bench 4 - 5"
> DH will make our table top from old growth wood from our home. (I bought a cool table from CL and will just use the base of it) 30" wide table is typical folding table size and really tight. We'll probably go around 34" or 36" (we have a tight space and this is the "kids" table). From a website: "Table widths between 36 and 40 inches gives you about 12" in the middle of the table for dishes and décor. Forty-two inch wide tables give ample room in the middle." You should have 24" width for each person minimum.


Here is a link that might be useful: dining room table design basics


Banquette dimensions
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RE: Final Vote.. I've Narrowed Down Banquette Fabrics (Follow-Up #46)

posted by: 2LittleFishies on 04.09.2013 at 01:15 pm in Kitchens Forum

ali80ca- The dishwasher pull is a 12" appliance pull : )

Bluebell is actually a Greenhouse Fabric made by Sunbrella for them...

Here is a link that might be useful: Greenhouse Bluebell 97088


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RE: Advice for hiding soffit (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: irmaly on 04.02.2013 at 10:07 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's another shot.


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Second photo (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: californiagirl on 03.02.2013 at 09:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

I cannot remember how to post multiple photos. Very sorry.

There are dishwashers hiding behind panels on either side of the farm sink (one of the handles is upside down!).

And neither photo shows that around the corner from the fridge is a floor to ceiling (lower ceiing) built-in bookcase with all cooking, gardening and design books and magazines.

This kitchen is an addition. The original kitchen has been remodeled into a butler's pantry and wet bar between the dining room and the new kitchen.


Love the chandeliers, herbeau sinks
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RE: 9' Ceilings- should cabinets go to ceiling? (Follow-Up #27)

posted by: jakuvall on 02.13.2013 at 07:23 am in Kitchens Forum

Here are gray cabinets with molding, with a smaller white room molding and detail of the plinth block used for transition. This room only has 8' ceilings though. Often a larger molding is used on rooms at 9', which would start to make the plinth a bit massive.


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Pip's Finished Kitchen! Lots of pics

posted by: pip on 12.21.2010 at 08:34 pm in Kitchens Forum

Thanks to the many inspiring kitchens and knowledgeable people on this site, we just finished our 5 week remodel of our kitchen. The collective wisdom on this site helped us so much during the remodel!

The previous kitchen had been remodeled within the last 10 years, but it was separated from the rest of the home and lacked sufficient counter space for a family of four. We decided to tear down the wall that separated the kitchen and laundry room and expand into the dining room to give us more counter space. The windows in the corner were too low to run counters and that proved to be a design challenge. Instead of raising the windows which would have altered the architecture of the exterior of the home, we decided to make the area a banquette. We also moved the old doorway off the foyer and created two larger arches which open up the kitchen to the living and dining room.

The space was too small for an island, so we had our counter top fabricator make us a work table that is movable -- it has wheels and we can roll it out of the way if we want to open up the kitchen.

Cabinets - custom by Los Angeles cabinetmaker - maple shaker style (bar area is espresso finish)
Countertops - Madre Perla quartzite
Backsplash - White onyx staggered tile
Faucet - KWC Eve
Sink - Franke
All KitchenAid appliances, except for GE profile microwave Vent-a-hood
Lighting - onxy pendants purchased at Lighting Emporium
Pulls - Great Indoors
Floors - White Oak hardwoods to match the rest of the home
Paint- Martha Stewart "Fossil"




and, of course, a photo of Pip himself, enjoying his new kitchen...


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RE: Gray Cabinets (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: Melanie2012 on 02.25.2013 at 07:05 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have ordered cabinets for my new master bath from KraftMaid in Greyloft. You can see some examples on their site or Home Depot sells KraftMaid. It looks much better in person.

Here is a link that might be useful: Greyloft


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MOP backsplash (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: sparky16 on 02.18.2013 at 02:06 pm in Kitchens Forum

Well, we did it! Here's a couple of photos of our new backsplash. We haven't grouted yet, but I already love it!!
Thanks for all your help.


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RE: Mother of pearl tile backsplash (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: wi-sailorgirl on Sat, Feb 9, 13 at 21:27 in Kitchens Forum

About sealing ... I have a sample sheet of our MOP mosiac tile for the backsplash and after reading something about sealing before installation, I sealed half of it with the 511 impregnator sealer as a test. That all went fine ... there was no color changes or anything, but then I proceeded to abuse the tile: wine, spaghetti sauce, grease, etc., and I noticed no difference whatsoever in how the tile behaved between the sealed tiles and the ones that weren't sealed. Stil not sure what I'm going to do but I guess I'd lean towards sealing to put in in the "it can't hurt" department.


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RE: desperate for help with paint color (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: young_2008 on Wed, Jul 23, 08 at 17:43 in Kitchens Forum

Hi, I am a paint color consultant and learned in design school that you shouldn't use green in kitchens or bathrooms because it reflects on your food and face, respectively. However, if you don't have a lot of wall space then it probably doesn't matter. Most kitchens are covered with cabinets and just a little wall color.

I would try the following neutral tan colors that don't have green or red undertones. These are my tried and true colors by Dunn Edwards:
Inside Passage
Golden Gate

Good luck!!


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RE: What did you introduce to your GC that impressed them? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: kris_ma on 02.18.2013 at 11:16 am in Kitchens Forum

The air switch for the disposal. He said he was going to use it on on reno's going forward.

He was also impressed be the piano hinge on the trim piece above the fridge to gain storage from an otherwise wasted space.

Of course neither of these were my own ideas, but ideas gleaned off of the GW kitchen forum, but I don't mind if HE thinks I'm super smart. :-)


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RE: Beekeeperswife (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: beekeeperswife on 06.28.2012 at 10:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'm here!

Thanks for asking. The movers arrived on Monday with our stuff. Very exciting to be reunited with my things. What a thrill to have more than one pot to cook in! Got the kitchen unpacked as they were moving our stuff in. So, it was great to get one room "done". Of course, there is some tweaking to do regarding items and their locations.

Builder still has a punch list to complete. But we are so happy to be out of temporary housing. Here are some pictures.....I'll post more later.









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RE: Show me your baseboards/furniture-style moldings (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: 2LittleFishies on Tue, Jan 29, 13 at 8:25 in Kitchens Forum

Here are some of mine:

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DSC00258 photo file-81.jpg

IMG_1580 photo file-63.jpg

DSC00276 photo file-103.jpg

DSC00261 photo file-83.jpg


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RE: Show me your baseboards/furniture-style moldings (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: nini804 on Thu, Jan 31, 13 at 5:16 in Kitchens Forum

Not sure if you can see...but under my cabs it is just plain toe-kick, well with a piece of quarter round. My KD said that feet look pretty but are a pain to mop/sweep around. I did feet in my master bath and can see what she means! Love the look, though!

Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos


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RE: How white are your white cabinets? (Follow-Up #20)

posted by: SparklingWater on 04.27.2012 at 09:02 am in Kitchens Forum

This is a very helpful topic Mom23.

My current cabinets painted BM White Dove have not yellowed after ten plus years.I believe they were oil based primed (pre-Satin Impervo days).

Below is a designer discussing selection of whites which I bookmarked. Perhaps it may help in some manner.

Here is a link that might be useful: Article: Choosing the Right White


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RE: Anyone professionally have oak finished cabinets painted whit (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: sanjuangirl on 03.23.2012 at 10:06 am in Kitchens Forum

I'm going to try to post again.




Not Great photography, but I think you can see that the oak was completely covered and they look beautiful. Everyone that comes through thinks that they're brand new cabs. *Until they open them*


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RE: Anyone professionally have oak finished cabinets painted whit (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: sanjuangirl on 03.22.2012 at 10:55 am in Kitchens Forum

Here's the Before and After


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RE: Which Granite (Quartzite) Slab for Kitchen Island? (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: sanjuangirl on 03.08.2012 at 02:05 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here is my current kitchen. The granite is for the island which will be a bit bigger with a curved edge. The backsplash is still under consideration, but I think it'll be hexagonal opalescent tiles in a cream color. The perimeter cabinets (also under consideration) pearl with antique glaze and island will be a medium walnut shade.
Is the Alpinus Quartzite boring?


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RE: My top 10 kitchens from Houzz (Follow-Up #18)

posted by: sanjuangirl on 01.07.2013 at 05:42 pm in Kitchens Forum


Love Love Love these kitchens!
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RE: Houzz - 10 most popular kitchens (Follow-Up #30)

posted by: donaleen on 01.07.2013 at 12:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

I love creamy white trim/cabinets... the white that is popular today is too white for me. The white I love is the white of old kitchens. Until somewhere around the 1950's, white paint didn't exist. They couldn't make white.

My white of choice is BM Windham Cream, which is much warmer than today's popular white kitchens.

I'm on the old side now. I've seen a lot of kitchen rages come and go. Today it is white white kitchens, fancy backsplashes, elaborate chandeliers, huge stools for islands, marble looking counter tops... those are the things that will one day say "this kitchen is out of date". That doesn't make them bad, but I think it will date the kitchens from this era.


Benjamin Moore Windham Cream paint
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Which Granite (Quartzite) Slab for Kitchen Island?

posted by: sanjuangirl on 03.08.2012 at 11:59 am in Kitchens Forum

I love both of these Quartzite slabs for my island. The perimeter of the kitchen is Black Galaxy and I don't have the funds to replace it, so it must blend with it. Both of these slabs have a lot of crystal in them and both are quite translucent which I love. I already purchased the Alpinus (2nd photo)but now one slab of Lumix (1st photo) came available and I can change my mind. What do you think?


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