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RE: How do I inventory/measure my stuff for best effect? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: strayer on 03.17.2014 at 12:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

Here's the inside of the big drawer. Sorry I don't know how to post more than 1 photo. In here I have: big juicer, big blender, sifter, mini-prep, smaller smoothy blender, salad spinner, citrus juicer, big cuisinart food processor, and there's some room in there for maybe 1 or 2 more things. I might move the spinner after I get the under sink pull out installed, sticking it in there so it's right by the sink.

Below it is another big drawer with slow cooker, large turkey roasting pan and all the BBQ tools since they are so LONG and I don't want them in the regular cutlery drawers. Oh, my wok is in there too - that is the one things I forgot to measure and I wish I had. The handle is so long that it doesn't fit with the rest of my pots and pans which are under the cooktop.

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clipped on: 03.18.2014 at 02:17 am    last updated on: 03.18.2014 at 02:17 am

RE: Recessed lighting ?s - need decision by tomorrow (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: lee676 on 01.04.2012 at 12:19 am in Kitchens Forum

I usually go with the 6" cans to take advantage of the excellent Cree CR6 LED lamps that use only 10 watts each, put out good quality light, and last just about forever. They're sold at Home Depot under the Ecosmart brand for $40 each (or 4 for $150 on their website), and that price includes the built-in trim rings which saves about $12 that separate trim kits usually cost, so it's like the bulbs are more like $28 each, about what you'd spend for two or three 65-watt halogen floodlamps that the LED will still outlast.

I start them about 12" from the wall cabinets, about 6 feet apart. If you like 4" cans surrounding the cabinets, HD sells a 4" version of the aforementioned LED modules for $50; alternatively for lower cost you could go with 5" cans with PAR30 halogen floodlamp bulbs, or 3 to 4" cans with low-voltage MR16 bulbs if you like the really small ones; space these slightly closer together. Halogen MR16 bulbs have excellent color rendering, although they use more electricity and don't last as long as LEDs.

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clipped on: 01.04.2012 at 02:03 am    last updated on: 01.04.2012 at 02:03 am

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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Bluestar tee hee
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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!

xo

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clipped on: 10.15.2011 at 02:49 am    last updated on: 10.15.2011 at 02:49 am

RE: Mirrored 'splash like Candice Olson and lighting conundrum (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: lavender_lass on 03.28.2011 at 11:40 am in Kitchens Forum

Breezy- If you do want pendant lights over the island, I think you have plenty of room. There are many 'flat ceiling' kitchens on the web, with pendant lights :)

These pendant lights are not what I had in mind, but I really wanted you to see the kitchen!

These are some beautiful, smaller pendants, that might be nice possiblities...and a link at the bottom to an article, where I found a few of them. Just some ideas... :)

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to article

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Love the Carrara subway tile all the way to the ceiling and the pendants.
clipped on: 03.29.2011 at 05:16 pm    last updated on: 03.29.2011 at 05:18 pm

RE: Mirrored 'splash like Candice Olson and lighting conundrum (Follow-Up #12)

posted by: histokitch on 03.27.2011 at 09:46 pm in Kitchens Forum

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Here's my mirrored backsplash on my bar. It is old glass and slightly antiqued in the silvering. It adds light to a dark part of my kitchen. I have xenon lights above and can't see them.

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Antiqued silver mirror backsplash at bar
clipped on: 03.29.2011 at 05:15 pm    last updated on: 03.29.2011 at 05:16 pm