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3 or 4 drawers per cabinet stack?

posted by: aliris19 on 01.31.2011 at 01:54 am in Kitchens Forum

I thought I'd sort of worked everything out in my kitchen until I went around to cabinet makers and kitchen stores. Seems the actual depths of drawers is less than I'd figured, even though I had understood this was to be an issue.

So does everyone basically put 3 drawers and not 4 in a stack or has someone figured out how to ream enough space from their drawers to stack up 4 usefully?

Because I'm hearing almost everyone tell me I should scale back to 3. And I certainly don't want drawers that are too shallow. But OTOH if there's some secret to maximizing drawer depth I'd sure like to hear it!

This cabinet-stuff is the hardest kind of decisions to date! How on earth does anyone do this??????



clipped on: 01.30.2014 at 05:08 pm    last updated on: 01.30.2014 at 05:08 pm

1850s Finished Kitchen Pics

posted by: AnneNJ on 04.03.2012 at 05:33 pm in Kitchens Forum

Kitchen has been done and we've been living in it and loving it for a couple weeks now. I didn't ask a lot of questions here, but got some great help when I needed it. Never would have gotten my hood vented without you guys! I also found searching the archives and finished kitchens blog incredibly helpful. Thanks!

Some things GW inspired: Drawers (see spice and baking drawer pictures--super convenient). Zones--prep at one end of kitchen, clean-up at other. Rangecraft hood off their discount rack. Blanco sink (love the black anthracite sink-it always looks clean).

I also found the suggestions on FAQs to have a vision and stick to it very helpful. I wanted a very functional space that looked like it had evolved over time. Peaceful, neutral colors since the kitchen is always filled with vegetables etc to add color but with enough contrast to not be monotone. Not too much brown wood! Having a vision in mind gave me the confidence to argue with my kitchen contractor whenever I was going against the norm.

And if you are looking for a kitchen that won't show dirt, take a close look! I chose the floor tiles with a piece of paper with a muddy pawprint on it in hand :)









clipped on: 11.30.2013 at 09:06 pm    last updated on: 11.30.2013 at 09:06 pm

Lissa711's finished kitchen_Cream Cabinets, Dark Cherry Island

posted by: lissa711 on 09.26.2008 at 07:07 am in Kitchens Forum

kitchen from butler's pantry entrance
view to breakfast room from kitchen
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bookshelf side of island
butler's pantry
mudroom (purple cabinets)
mudroom cubbies either side of garage door

Kitchen Information:
Cabinets Crystal Cabinets
Perimeter - Frosty White with Van Dyke Brown Glaze
Island & Butler's Pantry - Cherry with Black Highlights
Country Classic Door Style

Fridge: Subzero 642 - 42" side by side with cabinetry panels
Dishwasher: Miele G2180SCVI with panel
Rangetop: Wolf SRT366 36" Sealed Rangetop
Ovens: Thermador POD302 Double Electric Ovens (Top is convection)
Hood Liner: Vent a Hood 600 CFM Liner BH234SLDSS
Microwave: Sharp Microwave Drawer 24" KB6024MS
Sink: Ticor (learned about on this forum) SS508 30 5/8 x 18 1/8

Hardware: Top Knobs Satin Nickel. Pulls M808-96, Knobs M326, Fridge Handles M808-12

Hudson Valley Pelham Pendants in Aged Brass from Croft and
Ceiling High Hats are LR6 LED lights from We're very happy with the lighting from these. Indistinguishable from incandescent and still dimmable.

Countertops: honed Absolute Black granite on perimeter and honed Imperial Danby on island. Perimeter is eased edge and island is ogee.

Floor - wood to match rest of house. Varied plank with pegs. Stain is a mix of Minwax Provincial with Jacobean.

Backsplash - Sonoma Tile Makers. Field tile is Otter color shiny with crackle glaze.

Paint - Benjamin Moore HC81 Manchester Tan. Trim is Linen White

Butler's Pantry: Same cabinetry as kitchen. Counters also honed Imperial Danby. Sink is Ticor bar sink, smallest they had, don't remember number.

Faucet is Blanco 157-106-ST Terra Single Lever Bar Faucet in Satin Nickel from Faucet Depot

Filtered Instant Hot/Cold is InSinkErator F-HC2215SN Country Series Satin Nickel from Faucet Depot

Wine Fridge is Marvel - bought as a sample from appliance store

Undercounter Beverege(sp) Fridge from ULine with Crystal IceMaker, CLRC02175B00 - with cabinetry panel. Don't like this at all. The back keeps freezing up and then melting (have had service call) and the ice maker is incredibly noisy.

Lighting: Chandelier is Corbett Venetian 1 Light Ceiling Pendant 78-41 from Capitol Lighting. I love the Capitol Lighting website ( I ordered quite a few lights from them throughout the house and was very happy with their pricing and customer service.

Mudroom: Cabinets custom built and painted in semi-gloss BM Shadow (eggplant color). Washer and Dryer are Maytag Epic. Very happy with these. Floor is Charcoal Gray Slate from boxes of slate I picked up at Expo. Also very happy with this. The cubbies were custom built by my contractor.

Still have to get switch/outlet covers and window treatments and wall art. Otherwise so happy to be done!


clipped on: 12.20.2009 at 05:53 pm    last updated on: 12.20.2009 at 05:53 pm

Finished Kitchen: from Oak & Tile to Black & Marble, mostly DIY

posted by: rtpaisley on 10.08.2009 at 04:07 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hello to all, I am new to posting here! I wanted to share my finished kitchen, we remodeled last October, some DIY some with help, and I found this forum to be an INVALUABLE RESOURCE. Just hoping to give a little back by sharing my finished pictures... even delayed ones.

We redid our oak and tile kitchen with black paint and marble. It was a mix of DIY (I painted our cabinets) and help - the marble was installed and fabricated by someone else, obviously. We pulled out the tile ourselves, both counter and floor, and installed the appliances ourselves. Our kitchen remodel in total cost just under $10,000. I've blogged about it in detail if anyone is interested.

Before and After pictures.

How I made my kitchen choices.

My best shot at a how-to on painting kitchen cabinets yourself.

A complete source list as best I remember.

Here's a few pictures:

Great forum, good luck with everyone on their current endeavors.



clipped on: 12.20.2009 at 05:43 pm    last updated on: 12.20.2009 at 05:46 pm

Update Pics of cream traditional kitchen

posted by: jen4268 on 07.24.2008 at 09:10 am in Kitchens Forum

Hi! Things are moving along and I thought I would post some progress pics- about 90% done, but no backsplash yet, waiting on my appliance pulls for the refrigerator (using temp ones that came with for now). I will post more when finished!

Cabinets- custom built, inset. Color- SW8180, almond white
Counters- Antiqued Nordic Black






clipped on: 12.20.2009 at 05:45 pm    last updated on: 12.20.2009 at 05:46 pm