Clippings by techmom_1

 Sort by: Last Updated Post Date Post Title Forum Name 

My scabos and bronze backsplash, What you think?

posted by: peytonroad on 04.13.2010 at 05:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

It is not done yet but posting for all to see.. It is scabos travertine 3 by 6 in running bond and bronze harlequin/liners. Colors here look a little dull from camera


clipped on: 04.13.2010 at 09:31 pm    last updated on: 04.13.2010 at 09:31 pm

RE: Cushy Cupboards? (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: debi_2006 on 04.05.2010 at 02:49 pm in Kitchens Forum

They are a foam-like material, but do not stick to your shelves. If fitted property, they won't move either. I like them because they're like a cushion, yet firm enough for my plates and glasses. I also put one in my frig produce drawer, and it's so easy to take out and wash when necessary.

They're pricey, but the best thing I've found for cabinet/drawer shelving. They don't roll either.

You don't have to use them in every drawer, but where there is heavy items, plates, and glasses, that's where they're especially effective to keep from scraping the surface of the shelves. Also good where messes may occur with cleaners too.



clipped on: 04.13.2010 at 06:51 pm    last updated on: 04.13.2010 at 06:51 pm

RE: Tell me about your knife drawer today (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: shar-az on 04.10.2010 at 11:14 am in Kitchens Forum

Photobucket Here is mine. I, ordered it from A&H Turf Specialties. It is rev a shelf, it is trimable from a 24 in, down to what ever size you need. Is real easy to do. They also send you a wood divider. It is 38.00. sharaz


clipped on: 04.11.2010 at 10:35 am    last updated on: 04.11.2010 at 10:35 am

Morton5's Finished Kitchen: Ikea and Fire and Ice

posted by: morton5 on 05.27.2009 at 11:49 pm in Kitchens Forum

We completed our kitchen seven months ago, but I've procrastinated on posting finished photos. Here they are at last!
Thanks to all for your many helpful ideas and comments as I went through the process.

I planned the kitchen myself-- a little tricky as the room is not rectangular. I originally planned a white/soapstone kitchen, but ended up going with a more earthy scheme because the kitchen is open to the FR, and also I thought the colors would be more family and pet friendly-- we have 5 kids, a dog and a cat. We are all very happy with our new space, and the surfaces are indeed forgiving.

We remodeled mainly because I disliked the downdraft range on my island. Plus, the cabinets were looking pretty shabby and some of the doors were splitting. I cook a lot, often for a big crowd, and I am loving the efficiency of my new kitchen.

Here are the details:
Cabinets: Ikea Tidaholm oak in black/brown, and Adel birch in medium brown (in pantry area and planning peninsula). I chose Ikea because I love their organization systems and their Blum tandembox drawers and glides. I assembled all of the cabinets myself and changed the edgebanding to match the door/drawer fronts. I was kind of excited to find "Made in Italy" stickers on all the Tidaholm doors. My GC's carpenter installed the cabinets. All drawers are full extension with soft close.
Pulls: Hickory Hardware
Granite: Madura Gold
Backsplash: Jeffrey Court's Fire and Ice, enhanced, kashmir grout (thanks Jodi in SoCal for the inspiration)
Range: Bluestar 36" RNB with island trim. The cabinet run on the range wall is pulled out 3 inches.
Hood: Futuro Futuro 48" plane (980 cfm)
Ovens: GE Monogram Advantium over ZET
Dishwasher: Bosch Integra 800 series
Refrigerator: Samsung French door RFG297. We pulled out surrounding cabs to make the fridge look built-in.
"Kid fridge" 24" LG LRBP1031 in Titanium-- love it! Holds the kids' yogurts, drinks, fruit, ice cream, frozen baked goods, ice packs-- and keeps the kids out of my way. In the same footprint as refrigerator drawers, I got twice the space at half the price. Between the Samsung and the LG, I have almost 40 cu. ft. of refrigerator/freezer space.
Faucets: Grohe K4 (prep sink) and Alira (main sink)
Tapmaster at main sink
Soap dispensers from Never MT web site
Sinks: Zero radius, 15 gauge stainless from Ebay-- 30" at main sink and 23" at prep sink
Table: Oak from reclaimed antique floor joists, from Ebay (
Chairs: Bonded leather from Overstock-- love them
Floors: Red oak, Refinished and stained Minwax golden oak, 3 coats of oil-based poly
I kept my old kitchen light fixture and ceiling fixture. I'm still planning on adding a couple of puck lights to the shelf behind the hood-- I have outlets at the tops of the high cabs, with a switch next to the range.

Thanks for looking!


Here is a link that might be useful: Morton5's finished kitchen


clipped on: 04.09.2010 at 08:08 am    last updated on: 04.09.2010 at 08:08 am

RE: The best way to clean.... (Follow-Up #3)

posted by: buehl on or granite counters to install your faucets or soap dispensers in Kitchens Forum

To start...

  • Granite...microfiber cloth along with one of the following:
    • 50/50 mix of alcohol & water
    • Method granite cleaner & polish
    • Don't use plumber's putty on your marble
      or granite counters to install your faucets or soap dispensers

  • Stainless Steel...microfiber cloth along with one of the following:
    • Weisman SS Cleaner/Polish in the silver can
    • Pledge in the brown can

  • Nickel fixtures (polished or brushed)...
    • Mild detergent & water
    • Don't install a nickel strainer
    • Don't use BarKeeper's Friend or other chemicals on nickel
    • Don't use bleach on nickel

  • Glass oven top:
    • Ceramic/glass oven surface cleaner
    • Razor blade for stuck-on food


clipped on: 03.17.2010 at 05:14 pm    last updated on: 03.17.2010 at 05:14 pm

Best advice from this forum

posted by: justadncr on 07.14.2007 at 08:29 pm in Kitchens Forum

I was just thinking about what all I have learned from this forum and was trying to think of what was the most valuable advice.

I really think it was the advice to actually lay the kitchen out on the ground outside with all the measurements and walk around it to see if it felt right.
For me it was much better than plans on paper. I took my measurements and scraps of wood and laid them out in the various plans I had come up with.

My husband thought I was crazy standing out there pretending I was cooking and getting stuff out of the frig and such.

Of course I learned many, many more things but this helped the most.
What about you all?


clipped on: 03.16.2010 at 04:46 pm    last updated on: 03.16.2010 at 04:46 pm

RE: Our finished kitchen (Follow-Up #30)

posted by: drjay71 on 02.17.2010 at 11:00 pm in Kitchens Forum

jmc2009 - the chandelier is from Savoy House and is their Vanguard collection.

techmom 1 - the stools are from They are sold in pairs for $276.99


clipped on: 02.20.2010 at 09:41 am    last updated on: 02.20.2010 at 09:41 am

RE: Best recessed kitchen lighting - suggestions please. (Follow-Up #10)

posted by: dougmh on 07.18.2008 at 09:35 pm in Lighting Forum

I'm no professional but lightguy is giving good advice.
For myself, I prefer the 4" recessed can lights from Halo.
Easy to wire and there IC cans are nice and compact.
The trims fit snuggly in the fixture and don't cost too much.
I absolutely HATE fluorescents.
alyson of you're looking for a good source for 50watt par20s, has very reasonable prices.
DO NOT buy bulbs at the bigboxes as they're very expensive.
LEDs hold great promise and will hopefully banish fluorescent to the scrapheap soon!


clipped on: 01.05.2010 at 08:20 am    last updated on: 01.05.2010 at 08:20 am