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post #4861 of 5753
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I love that old school angle bracing and lath and plaster.


Good you can come help me put in my 2 new skylite wells

post #4862 of 5753
Officially DONE with the ktichen! Installed the backsplash yesterday, and the cabinet maker installed the missing trim piece.

Before
you can see the wall that used to separate the kitchen and dining to the right


After: I should note that there will eventually be a thin piece of grey trim between the green and white paint on the header walls in the dining room.









Closeup of the countertop material - looks kind of like sprinkles! Very good at hiding crumbs etc.





Bonus : Dat Dawg!
post #4863 of 5753
The exposed countertop corners look pretty sharp, or is that just from the picture?
post #4864 of 5753
Not any sharper than normal.
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

The exposed countertop corners look pretty sharp, or is that just from the picture?
Just the picture, I'm pretty sure. They don't seem sharp to me and nobody in person has said so.
post #4865 of 5753
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

Officially DONE with the ktichen! Installed the backsplash yesterday, and the cabinet maker installed the missing trim piece.

Before
you can see the wall that used to separate the kitchen and dining to the right


After: I should note that there will eventually be a thin piece of grey trim between the green and white paint on the header walls in the dining room.









Closeup of the countertop material - looks kind of like sprinkles! Very good at hiding crumbs etc.





Bonus : Dat Dawg!

You should've centered the cooktop.
post #4866 of 5753
No way - I love having a useable work area to the left rather than the 15" I would have had otherwise
post #4867 of 5753

I like the metal you chose for behind the cook top.  I've not thought of that for our house which would work wonders.

post #4868 of 5753
Altogether awesome update, RL.
post #4869 of 5753
dat dawg doe
post #4870 of 5753
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Originally Posted by RedLantern View Post

No way - I love having a useable work area to the left rather than the 15" I would have had otherwise

 

Thank you for this refreshing response. Many of us on this forum love a good picture and often forget that we actually have to wear our clothes and use our kitchens. My parents have a beautiful looking centered cooktop. It sucks to work on because of the lack of counter space. I totally get where you are coming from. It sounds like you really thought about how the space would be used instead of just how it would look. Smart. Enjoy!

post #4871 of 5753
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Originally Posted by jbarwick View Post

I like the metal you chose for behind the cook top.  I've not thought of that for our house which would work wonders.


Thanks! It's bright quilt stainless - I got it from Quickship Metals (online) and they were really easy to work with. You can give them measurements down to 1/16" and they will cut it to order if you have a non-standard size.
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Altogether awesome update, RL.

Thanks! There were a lot of hiccups, and a it was pretty stressful a times, but it's satisfying to see something my wife and I designed from top to bottom come to life. I'm still in the honeymoon phase with it where sometimes I just like to stand in there and appreciate all the things I like about it. Very cool to pick out any detail and know there there is nothing known to me at the moment that I would rather have in it's place!
post #4872 of 5753
Worth going ceiling height on cabinets with a 10' ceiling?
post #4873 of 5753
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Originally Posted by JohnGalt View Post

Worth going ceiling height on cabinets with a 10' ceiling?

I think it will depend a lot on the style of cabinets and the layout/size of your kitchen. If you need the space, you need the space, but you will need a stool to reach up there. I tend to like the look of ceiling height much more than shorter cabinets, but I can see where they might look weird if too tall.
post #4874 of 5753
I am planning an inexpensive kitchen remodel. What do you guys think about cabinets from ikea vs Home Depot vs lowes? Apparently contractors don't like the IKEA cabinets, perhaps because they have to assemble it. Any other inexpensive cabinet options I should consider?

Thanks
post #4875 of 5753

Can you just re-stain the existing cabinets and change hardware?

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