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Will you PLEASE post a link to your kitchen??

posted by: susied3 on 05.22.2012 at 04:20 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have to say, I've spent the last 4 days probably over 20 hours of searching, here, google, FKB, every way possible, as to NOT bother you with this, BUT, I can't find MANY kitchens that I have notes on, with questions, and thought maybe if people would post the link to their original kitchen reveal, or progress pics, it might help others with questions as well.

I have a list of TWENTY SEVEN names that I have specific questions about your kitchen! I thought maybe the link to a thread with info might answer many without having to bug everyone personally!

In addition to those 27, I already have 32 threads saved in my favorites, some have the answers, some not, so will probably have to "bug you" for those. :)

So, if you have it, will you post it? PLEASE??



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clipped on: 06.23.2012 at 09:47 am    last updated on: 06.23.2012 at 09:47 am

Very Informative Website

posted by: Eric-E on 01.01.2012 at 03:18 am in Kitchens Forum

After watching the New Year fireworks, I was poking around on the web looking for ideas for my kitchen remodel, and I hit upon a site by a builder in Nebraska. I read an article on porcelain tile that was very good and glanced at a few more. According to the list of articles available on the site, there seem to be a large number of articles about remodeling and home renovation. Has anyone heard of this site before?

Here is a link that might be useful: Starcraft Builders Website


clipped on: 02.21.2012 at 07:39 pm    last updated on: 02.21.2012 at 07:39 pm

RE: Kitchen backsplash nightmare... (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: handymac on 07.20.2011 at 01:22 am in Remodeling Forum

First, you need a long straight edge. Cutting a three inch wide strip off the 8' edge of a sheet of plywood is an inexpensive way to get a long straight edge. I long level or a clamp on saw guide also works.

Plumb is a vertical measurement. Plumb is actually 90 degrees to the ground/floor. Plumbing the back splash is not as critical as having the wall level.

So, get the straight edge and place it across as many studs as it covers(using the factory edge of the piece of plywood). It should cxover at least 5 studs and maybe 6.

Find the high points. The low points are not as important unless they are over a half inch low---not usually a problem. Use a marker or paint to mark any high points more than 1/8" high. In have a power planer to remove those high points(after removing ALL nails/screws!!!). You can buy a Ryobi power planer for about $35 or so.(Mine was $120 about 10 years ago).

Or a hand plane---but a good block plane will be at least $35 and need sharpening and adjusting---which takes experience and practice.

If the hich points are onlt 1'8" or so high, just use a sander---a random orbit model removes wood faster than the square finish type. Ryobi makes those also. HD/Lowes/etc. sell them.

Crooked is not an issue---flat and level will do just fine.

I use regular sheetrock for backsplashes. Never have had a problem when the finish surface is correctly installed and sealed.

When the sheetrock is installed, you do need to tape and mud the joints/seams. And that can cause bumps if too much mud is left. You won't get the sheetrock perfectly flat, but as close as possible is fine.

Once the sheetrock is installed, follow the instructions for the material you will use for the backsplash, you may need to seal/prime the sheetrock before installing the material.

One good idea is to buy a DIY book( at HD/Loews/etc) on how to do backsplash installation. They are usually quite informative and for the $10 or so, could save a ton of mistakes.


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RE: How do we remove an old tile backsplash? (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: brickeyee on 04.29.2010 at 03:39 pm in Remodeling Forum

"There are several brands of multitrools now that can help you remove grout/thinset/mastic along with the tiles."

Not worth the effort.

If the tile is on drywall, just cut at the top and bottom and remove it in larger pieces.

If it is on cement board a hammer and chisel will pop it off.

Be sure to protect the counter.
Pieces of 3/8 inch plywood would not be out of line.


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RE: How do we remove an old tile backsplash? (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: metaxa on 04.30.2010 at 12:59 am in Remodeling Forum

I'll go with Brickeyee's method...quicker, faster, easier.

Most of all its the better one.

Use a proper carpenter's knife or a lino knife to cut along the bottom and top then use a drywall saw to come down each stud. (buy a couple or three drywall saws, you will need them) You only have to smack out the tiles that are in the way of the up/down cuts. Less broken tile bits flying about, the better.

(I'm assuming you don't have power, I'd tape/cover/protect the counter top, etc*. and use a recip saw with short blades...those blades will have Demo stamped or marked on them, wood blades won't work very long)((Actually the Demo blades may not either, depends on if its mastic or thinset right now))

I'll also back up his suggestion to lay ply or at least hardboard on the counter tops.
*I'd also bag the upper cabs, paper the lowers and use a movable sheet of ply or board right under where I was actively smacking tile, lean this up against the lower cab faces, between you and the cabinets. I'd have the floor covered with paper and mover blankets in that order at the least.

Then a sheet and a half of cement board re-installed where the drywall used to be, set your electrical boxes back in, thin set, tile, grout, caulk, done.

Going over the old drywall is not a long term fix.

Two day affair and that only to allow the thinset to set up overnight. If you spring for modified thinset with accelerated dry time you could do it in a long day. I know mastic works but I use thinset anywhere water is present. Even a backsplash.


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RE: How do we remove an old tile backsplash? (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: billl on 04.29.2010 at 08:33 am in Remodeling Forum

Hammer + pry bar/chisel .

Start from an edge, get the pry bar on the side of the tile as close to the wall as possible and give it a whack. Repeat.

Obviously, you'll need to remove all the stuff from the counters, take the outlet plates off, and put something down to protect the granite from falling tiles.

If you damage the drywall, it isn't a big deal. You just cut the damaged sections off and replace. Drywall is super cheap and you don't need a good drywall finish job behind tile.


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RE: Backsplash for Typhoon Bordeaux (Follow-Up #6)

posted by: bostonpam on 05.31.2010 at 09:26 am in Kitchens Forum

I'm not sure where my message ended up but I picked American Olean biscuit. I lucked out that it was one of the cheapest. If I didn't have brick to paint in part of the backsplash to match the tile and to try to minimize the different materials/shape I would have gone with a homemade tile or a crackle tile - it has more depth.


clipped on: 08.17.2011 at 07:13 pm    last updated on: 08.17.2011 at 07:14 pm

RE: Typhoon Bordeaux Granite (aka Key West Fantasy) (Follow-Up #13)

posted by: dkitchenreno on 01.25.2010 at 11:16 am in Kitchens Forum

needsometips08 -- Our backsplash is Tilevera 2x8 Honed Marble Tile in Canvas


backsplash ideas
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