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RE: super white quartzite irl--omg!!!!!!!!! (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: francoise47 on 03.19.2011 at 09:42 am in Kitchens Forum

Dear Leba1, Thanks for letting us know that it is also called "white fantasy". This opens up lots more hits on the google search.

I found this stunning White Fantasy kitchen on the Rabbit Runn design blog:

White Fantasy kitchen from Rabbit Runn blog

Here is a link that might be useful: White Fantasy Rabbit Runn kitchen


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RE: range hood aesthetics: opinions, please (Follow-Up #24)

posted by: katieob on 05.08.2009 at 02:52 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all.

I've been reading this thread eagerly because I am about to finalize my order with Patrick at MA for the PS26 (29?).

I love your hoods! So excited to have found MA on here after lusting over Rangecraft's Canterbury.

My hood is 42 inches & I went with the 4 bands, but I think I'd go with 4 bands on a smaller hood, too.

I am basically ordering the same hood as Erikanh (thanks Erika!) but with the pot rail on the front lip. I have cabs flanking the hood, so side pot rails are not an option. I just felt any pot rail kind of "completes" the PS26. Not a very technical reason. I probably won't hang anything on the rail permanently, but I plan to have some "S" hooks around and hang oven mitts, measuring cups, etc. while actually doing the cooking~my toddler likes to help i.e. grab everything so there is my *function*.

And I agree-the pot rails are snazzy.

Good luck!


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RE: Erikanh~Is your hood installed? Unwrapped? (Follow-Up #60)

posted by: erikanh on 05.30.2009 at 09:54 am in Kitchens Forum

Tina, did you read viva99's thread where she discusses doing 3 or 4 bands on her MA hood? I'm linking below. I really think either 3 or 4 would look fine. I also don't think you would miss the rivets at all if you decide not to get them. There are photos of MA hoods without rivets in that same thread. I believe the front lip on my hood is called polished stainless steel. It's very shiny. The bands are the same material. I love the pot rails, and I believe they were an extra $100 or so. I'll look for the paperwork and let you know if it was much more. They're purely decorative, I don't hang anything on them.

I have the 1200 cfm internal blower. The vast majority of the time I use it on the lowest setting and it does a fantastic job of sucking everything straight up. On that lowest setting, I don't find it loud. On the highest setting, which I've only had to use once when my DD burnt something, is much louder as would be expected. I have a very short duct run straight out the wall to the outside.

kpaquette, the SGG movie was my inspiration for that rug. =) We don't wear shoes in the house which probably helps keep that rug in the family room clean. I haven't had it long enough to say how it will hold up in the long run. I did have to spot clean it once so far when we had some little visitors who tracked in mud. I used a foam rug cleaner which got the spots right out. I was thinking about Scotch Guarding it but couldn't find the Scotch Guard for rugs at my WalMart.

Here is a link that might be useful: Range hood aesthetics


clipped on: 03.09.2011 at 08:02 pm    last updated on: 03.09.2011 at 08:02 pm

99% Finished Kitchen--creamy white w/soapstone

posted by: jbrodie on 03.01.2009 at 06:59 pm in Kitchens Forum

Finally! Our kitchen is finished! I never thought the day would come, and boy am I enjoying it. I owe so much to this forum. I can't tell you how much you all helped me. Thank you!!! I hope I can help others in return.

Hope I'm not putting too many pictures!





soap stone

Quick description (feel free to contact me if you have questions)
-Soapstone: Julia
-Cabinets: Custom, inset/flush shaker style with single bead (waiting to see if we get some issues resolved before I recommend the cabinet maker)
-Bookcase and desk tops: walnut
-Sharp microwave oven drawer (love it!)
-GE fridge
-Shaw 30 inch apron sink
-Wolf range top
-Thermador double ovens
-Vent-a-hood hood
-Dal tile
-potfiller: Newport Brass
-hot/cold faucet Newport Brass
-Main faucet: Mico
-Door to garage: one panel painted with chalkboard! The kids love this and it's fun to put messages to guests, each other, holiday wishes, etc.
-Pull out baskets (love these...I keep bread in one and potatoes, onions, etc. in the other)
-Wine shelf--love it!
-Bar stools from Sturbridge Yankee Workshop (love these and they were so reasonable!)
-What would I do differently? More than 12 inch overhang on seating area of island (maybe 14-16 inch). And I might skip the bead board in the backs of the bookshelfs and glass cabs.

Happy kitchen designing to all! Thank you again!


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RE: Finished Kitchen~White, Marble, Soapstone (Follow-Up #58)

posted by: katieob on 12.05.2009 at 09:46 am in Kitchens Forum

Good Morning~

Wow-thank you for your wonderful feedback! It means a lot. We acted as our own GC on this build & had no kitchen designer, so I was really flying by the seat of my pants. We did find an amazing cabinetmaker and I couldn't be happier with his work. I'll reiterate it-this forum was amazingly helpful.

Here are the details below. I will post some more photos of the adjoining rooms and half walls (drjoann) during the week as I unpack & organize. The room with the baskets is the playroom and our carpenter built the built in based on a Pottery Barn Kids picture. Rhome, the area behind the range wall is a mudroom with lockers & cubbies. We moved from a 2 bedroom in the city so I often just wander into the mudroom and stare. LOVE IT.

Any questions or details I miss, please just ask. I'm happy to answer anything.

Ceiling height is 9 and a half feet

Floors: 8 inch heart pine, tung oil & satin finish

Cabinets: Local cabinetmaker. Inset, shaker style with single bead in Ben Moore White Dove

Perimeter Counter: Soapstone (Green Mountain Original)
Island Counter: Calacatta Marble (Honed, 5cm)

Backsplash: Horus Art Tiffany (crackle, bianco)

Pendants: Restoration Hardware Benson (smallest size)

Hardware: Cup pulls are RH Gilmore, pulls are RH Aubrey, latches are Rejuvenation, and ice box latches are Clifside Brass. All are polished nickel.

Stools: Holsag Bulldog in Heritage Walnut (online through

Hood: Modernaire PS 26 (42 inches, 18 inches height)
Contact person was Pat Hartman

Range: Thermador Pro Harmony 36

Microwave: Sharp Drawer

Refrigerator: Sub Zero 42 inch Side by Side

Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel double drawers

Sink: Shaw's 30 inch

Faucet: Rohl (modern architectural series)

Potfiller: Perrin & Rowe Country series

Thanks for looking!


love - pulls, hood, latches
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Finished Kitchen~White, Marble, Soapstone

posted by: katieob on 12.04.2009 at 02:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all.

A huge thank you to everybody on this forum who helped graciously with advice, photos, experience & info. What an incredible resource this is. Shout outs to Erikanh & marthavila for hood help, willowdecor for tile, all the stoners, and many more.

We moved in last week-bottom trim on fridge & dw are still missing, excuse the messy bottoms.

I'll be happy to provide details if anyone wants them.

Thanks for looking!





Marble Close Up


Soapstone Close Up



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RE: A twist on the white kitchen - not final but in the home stre (Follow-Up #67)

posted by: alabamamommy on 02.12.2011 at 10:32 am in Kitchens Forum

Zacsdaddy - I think the "perfectly edited" comment might be the most rewarding complement yet. Thank you!

Awe - thanks Breezygirl for the photo compliments. I actually teach moms how to take pictures of their kids. I don't want to spam at all, but we're a free site... just google "the momtographers" if you know a mommy who could use some photo love.

The faucet is a Brizo Venuto touch. No idea how or if the "touch" portion works yet!

Mitchdesj - I'd have to check again with our installer, but I'm pretty sure it's pebble. (Good call!) After awhile, all of the names sound familiar, and since that was ordered months ago, I wouldn't swear on anything. We chose it because we wanted something to complement our marble rather than try to be marble. I know it isn't concrete, because I kept describing wanting something that looked like concrete but a little more polished, but the "concrete" caesarstone color was actually the wrong undertones.


Pebble Caesarstone
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RE: A twist on the white kitchen - not final but in the home stre (Follow-Up #59)

posted by: alabamamommy on 02.10.2011 at 10:30 pm in Kitchens Forum

Allison - how beautiful your parent's house must have been! I checked with my husband after seeing your point of concern. In our particular county, the inspectors defer to the manufacturer's recommended distance. Thermador deems their 12" backsplash to be off sufficient protection, so there we are. Thanks so much for the suggestion.

Cangelmd - I did visit Seaside LONG ago, and now that you mention it, I guess the coastal influence has stuck with me all these years ;) Alabama White is just a gorgeous stone, I can't say enough about it. We didn't find it to be terribly expensive though, it's just really hard to find!

Ajard - it's a boo's block, walnut end grain, 48x25. We had the cabinets specially cut to 46 inches wide so there would be an inch overhang on each side and we wouldn't have to special order. I just asked hubsters and he's coming up blank on remembering where we ordered it from, but I'm pretty sure it was whoever had the lowest price + free shipping four months ago!

Thank you everyone. It's so encouraging to hear all of the wonderful feedback. We took some risks with the trim and the backsplash and are still working out some kinks (like raising the butcher block to be even with the marble), but overall we're just thrilled. Now, if we can only figure out the mantle design in the gathering room. Who knew mantles were so stinking hard?


Boo's block, walnut end grain
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