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back painted glass backsplash, anyone?

posted by: sharonite on 10.27.2010 at 12:16 pm in Kitchens Forum

We haven't started demolition yet but I'm planning a contemporary-to-modern redo: contemporary cordovan cherry shaker cabinets (1/8 inch offset recess panel as opposed to the traditional 1/4 inch); quartz countertop in a solid-y color; hardwood floor.

I'm toying with the idea of back painted glass as a backsplash (not glass tiles but a templated glass pane). Does anyone here have such a thing or have experience with it?

Thanks for any input!

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clipped on: 10.28.2010 at 04:24 am    last updated on: 10.28.2010 at 04:25 am

I love the long stainless shelf above my range

posted by: segbrown on 07.06.2010 at 03:19 pm in Kitchens Forum

So, we've been using the kitchen for about 9 months now, and one of the things we have that's a little different than most is the 7-ft-long stainless shelf over the range. We have a big hood and warming lights over it. I thought I would give a report for any current kitchen planners.

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Here it is with a couple of casseroles ready for the warming lights, and plenty more room:

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Anyway, we use it as extra counter, storage for cooking supplies (oil -- though it's not optimal for oils, it is working--, s&p, measuring cups), storage for prep ingredients when cook ing ... The heat lamps are useful for so much -- keeping plates and dishes warm, thawing food, softening butter, keeping mugs of coffee warm while you're cooking pancakes, etc. And it's so big, we can do all these things at the same time if we need to.

The negative is that I *think* we aren't capturing quite as much in the hood as we would otherwise, but I'm not sure because we didn't have the hood before. It is certainly not a problem (smells and the like), but you'd have to think some would get lost. You could certainly make it with some holes in it if it is a worry.

Anyway, it's one of the most useful things we did, and it was only about $300, custom made. If you have the room, give it a thought.

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clipped on: 07.06.2010 at 11:29 pm    last updated on: 07.06.2010 at 11:30 pm

Show me your hood! (pics)

posted by: ejbrymom on 06.27.2010 at 09:59 am in Kitchens Forum

Trying to get ideas about what kind of hood (chimney, wood, ...) would love to see visuals of what you all have.
Thanks in advance!
- Jen

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clipped on: 07.06.2010 at 05:55 pm    last updated on: 07.06.2010 at 05:55 pm

Kitchen sinks - need to decide soon, ss or the granite composite

posted by: susyk on 07.06.2010 at 01:46 pm in Kitchens Forum

I need to make a decision of the type of sink I'm going to put in. I am using a single bowl sink. I need ton decide which is better, a 16-18 gauge ss sink or a dark granite composite sink? I need something very durable that will get a lot of use and probably mistreatment. Thanks!

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clipped on: 07.06.2010 at 02:40 pm    last updated on: 07.06.2010 at 02:40 pm

Italian kitchen cabinets

posted by: susyk on 07.06.2010 at 02:04 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are getting Italian kitchen cabinets from a company called Biefbi Spa. We're going to be using their Elba Laminate HPL line. I can't really get any real input on this cabinet line. My KD says they do an excellent job. I have seen samples and liked the product. Does anyone know about this company? Any input is very much appreciated.

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clipped on: 07.06.2010 at 02:39 pm    last updated on: 07.06.2010 at 02:40 pm