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Kitchen Remodel farmhouse-kitchen

Kitchen Remodel

Farmhouse style home in the hills with an updated modern kitchen

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admingus wrote:
Countertop - What is the dimensions of the breakfast bar?
   Comment   February 22, 2014
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Van Wicklen Design
i don't remember what it was....looks like you could take approx 3 bar stools like this and add about 8" in between?
February 22, 2014 at 9:38AM     
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taylorjj wrote:
Recessed lighting - Great space! I'm doing a kitchen remodel and and replacing a central 4 bulb florescent with cans. Could you please share the spacing of the recessed cans - how far from the walls and each other? As well as can size, type of bulb, and wattage. Thank you!
   Comment   February 6, 2014
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Van Wicklen Design
truly depends on the ceiling dimensions, the task that needs to be lighted, etc....I usually can "eye" the needs when doing remodeling just by looking at a room.....but if i'm consulting with a new home build, then I have a licensed lighting designer consult with me and the client on the sufficient needs for a room. If you go to any lighting store, they can direct you on all your long as you take your blueprints or a rough drawing of the layout/measurements of the room.
February 6, 2014 at 6:53PM      Thanked by taylorjj
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Samantha Jo wrote:
Walkway width - What is the width of the walkway by the peninsula? Thanks!
   Comment   July 7, 2013
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i don't remember, but possible 36"
July 11, 2013 at 5:16PM   
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kostasyfantis wrote:
What material is the kitchen countertop? - I am remodeling my kitchen. I have oak floors and I am considering white cabinets. I really like the counter in this photo. Please enlighten me.
   Comment   December 12, 2012
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Ikea's butcher block counter....Waterlox was used as the sealer to give it the sheen and protection.
December 13, 2012 at 5:32AM     
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razzle123 wrote:
do you have any more pics of this. i would love to have some pics of the other areas becaue tis is somethign i think i could do inmy house. thanks so much.
   Comment   February 12, 2012
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What is on the other side of the peninsula? I am wanting to knock down the wall between kitchen and dining and leave a half wall with coutertop like this. Do you need cabinets on the kitchen side or can you leave it open as a table and have more seating on both sides. Thanks
March 5, 2012 at 7:54AM     
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the other side is the same,the beadboard wall.....the overhang of the butcher block is mainly on the dining room side...the other side it only hangs over slightly.....if your walls are thick enough, then it would be great to add some cabinets below....
March 5, 2012 at 7:58AM   
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shanam17 wrote:
The paint color is gorgeous! Where can I purchase it?
   Comment   July 30, 2011
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Kelly Porter
Rainwashed 6211 by Sherwin Williams is similar.
July 30, 2011 at 9:37AM     
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Restoration Hardware Silver Sage....great color for so many types of rooms.....goes with alot
July 11, 2013 at 5:47PM     
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amykzf wrote:
Where do I purchase these bar stools?
   Comment   May 22, 2011
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The Shabby Nest
They are called saddle bar stools and are readily available. Here is a link to Bed Bath and Beyond which is just one place they are carried. Hope this helps!
May 23, 2011 at 10:17AM   
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I think they were from Sturbridge Yankee catalog
July 11, 2013 at 6:12PM   
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admingus wrote:
Width of counter top - How wide is the counter top?
   Comment   February 22, 2014

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The kitchen's beadboard ceiling is original to the house; but this opening was not. "This was an old-fashioned closed off kitchen," Van Wicklen says. In order to let in the light, make the space feel better, and improve the flow, they opened up the space to the dining room. "There's no rhyme or reason to how I display my china," she says. "I like to keep it casual. For instance, I group silverware into mint julep cups so that I can just grab what I need. Also, I added a shiny teapot lamp to draw the eye and illuminate the inside."

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The breakfast bar.
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