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RE: Please show me your Spice Cabinets (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: honeyb2 on 06.06.2007 at 04:41 pm in Kitchens Forum

I incorporated storage for my most used spices into my hood surround. Bigger/less used spices plus teas etc are in 2 pullouts on either side of the range. I know this is not optimal because they are exposed to heat, but oh well. it works for me.

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interesting spice arrangements
clipped on: 06.06.2007 at 11:05 pm    last updated on: 06.06.2007 at 11:05 pm

RE: Anyone regret choosing granite countertops? (Follow-Up #61)

posted by: cloud_swift on 03.17.2007 at 11:17 am in Kitchens Forum

Compiling a list of all the granites and their properties is difficult. There are so many with old ones going away when the source dries up and new ones appearing. Also the same granite may be sold under other names and the characteristics of a type of granite may vary due to variation in the stone. For example someone was putting in seafoam granite and someone else said it had a lot of pits - some slabs do and some don't.

That is why it is best to get a sample of the slabs you are considering and test it for staining. Also ask your fabricator to check the slabs and tell you if they see problems like pitting.

This link from findstone has characteristics of many types of granite. I think that the general rule is that ones with water absorbtion less than 0.25% don't need to be sealed. My azul do mar granite isn't on the list.

On noise: I don't notice noise with the granite. Stone is often cool to the touch but to me that is one of the nice features. It isn't cold temperature wise.

Here is a link that might be useful: Findstone granite tables.

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RE: Kitchen design questions (Follow-Up #7)

posted by: celticmoon on 03.08.2007 at 10:14 pm in Kitchens Forum

Bmore's mock up shows me that it would be tough to do double islands unless you eliminated *both* the top and bottom run. Concentrate appliances on the right wall and the center island (parallel to the right wall), then a second parallel island for visiting, extra prep, etc. Looks like there is room for 2 islands 5'6" to 6' long and 2-3 feet wide with 4' aisles.

Can't remember who has the two islands, but here is a link to the finished kitchens blog/slideshow.

Enjoy!

Here is a link that might be useful: finished kitchens

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lots of kitchens to look at!
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Bathroom finished

posted by: kitnguye on 03.05.2007 at 09:17 am in Bathrooms Forum

Hi all:
I have been a constant lurker on here for several months, popping in occassionally to ask questions to various subject matter experts. Just thought I would post some pics of my completed bath. Thanks so much to all of you for your helpful answers and insightful design ideas.

Kim

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Like some details in this bathroom
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RE: Take a look. Finally done (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: kimmie5 on 02.26.2007 at 04:01 am in Kitchens Forum

Wow, really pretty!

Here is a link that might be useful: justadncr ~kitchen

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great spice storage...also liked the way the kitchenaid was stored
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RE: Pictures of faucets with single bowl sinks (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: gunderson1909 on 02.16.2007 at 07:25 pm in Kitchens Forum

check out the link below to the sink catgory in finished kitchens blog -

Here is a link that might be useful: finished kitchens blog - sinks category

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another source
clipped on: 02.18.2007 at 10:58 pm    last updated on: 02.18.2007 at 10:59 pm

RE: Cabs all the way to the ceiling? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: joe_blowe on 02.15.2007 at 08:02 pm in Kitchens Forum

Under the right circumstances, I think it's an OUTSTANDING look!

Here is a link that might be useful: kitchenswelove's Kitchen Clips album

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lots of kitchen photos for reference
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RE: What you should know before buying a new large appliance. (Follow-Up #29)

posted by: californiagirl on 09.28.2006 at 11:57 pm in Appliances Forum

julies -- You can use the chart at the site below to help you sort out who makes which brands. Bookmark it because it's very handy.

Here is a link that might be useful: Appliance Advisor Brand Advisor

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great link for manufacturers
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RE: Pros/cons of door mounted spice rack. Your ideas. (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: momj47 on 01.30.2007 at 02:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have a door mounted spice rack and I love it. It's designed to be part of the cabinet, and the shelves are not as deep as in the other cabinets so the door can close completely. I have most of my other spices and seasonings in the cabinet. The ones I use frequently are on the door.

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RE: Appliance garage - yay or nay? (Follow-Up #11)

posted by: lynnette63 on 02.08.2007 at 11:48 am in Kitchens Forum

I love mine. While I have nice small appliances, I don't like a lot of countertop clutter and have enjoyed having a place to stash the frequently used appliances. Ones I don't use as much are kept in the pantry. I don't like the look or feel of the roll-up doors,so I went with a regular, side-opening door. My garage is in a corner, on the diagonal. There is a good amount of counter space in front of my garage due to it's location--enough room to pull out an appliance and use it on the spot as well as to provide extra landing space for the cooktop. I have an electrical outlet inside the garage, so the can opener stays plugged in, ready to pull out and use. I'm short and the garage in the corner is a better use of space than my previous stretch of countertop back in a corner that I couldn't reach to use or clean. My cabinet installers tried to talk me out of putting it in, saying that most people don't like appliance garages after they get them, but I have no regrets. Do keep in mind that, if you're wanting to store a stand mixer inside, some models are too tall. I've got a tilt-head Kitchen Aid that fits in mine just fine. As others have said, go with your gut instinct and consider how you use your kitchen and what kind of space you have.

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this garage is like the one I want to put in the kitchen
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