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Greenlake Kitchen industrial kitchen

Greenlake Kitchen

This older kitchen was badly in need of an update. Small windows, inadequate cabinet and counter space and an awkward entry made for a cramped and dark kitchen. By reorganizing the entry to capture a small back porch and adding windows, we created a much larger and more efficient space. Tall white cabinets provide plenty of storage and keep the room feeling light. As a colorful and playful contrast to the white cabinets, the backsplash was made from reclaimed aluminum city street signs. The owners selected signs from streets with tree names and they were cut into tiles and assembled in a random pattern on the wall.

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Green Depot wrote:
Love this kitchen and creative backsplash! Can you tell us about the flooring and the two countertops?
   Comment   February 5, 2013
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Valerie Madison
What color is the Marmoleum? Is it by Forbo?
November 10, 2013 at 8:04am   
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yes - what color is the Marmoleum?
November 27, 2013 at 5:55pm   
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itadpole wrote:
Drum light - Love the orange shade drum light-where is it from.
   Comment   August 17, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

The flooring is marmoleum, another sustainable product.A red drum pendant light gives just a hint of a stop sign or traffic light, for a bold streetscape color palette.

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Eema Fisher added this to Kitchens
April 14, 2014
I love the surplus backslash it's so awesome!
deanero added this to deanero's ideas
April 12, 2014
marmo and white cabs
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April 10, 2014
Use old license plates as kitchen backsplash
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April 6, 2014
Countertop paperstone sealed with mineral oil
jnobis added this to kitchen
March 28, 2014
Ok. City of Seattle surplus? That is cool!
Johan Prieto added this to johan_prieto's Ideas
March 26, 2014
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March 24, 2014
White kitchen cabinets, black paper stone counter tops What is that appliance, a fridge?
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March 23, 2014
Floor .countertop.color.sink. Cabinets.
Dru Axelsen added this to revdru113's Ideas
March 22, 2014
Repurposed street signs
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March 13, 2014
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March 3, 2014
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March 3, 2014
innovative backsplash
drmollym added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 24, 2014
Floor, cabinets, counter
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February 24, 2014
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February 12, 2014
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February 8, 2014
light and words in backsplash
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February 6, 2014
st sign backsplash
adoiron1 added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 5, 2014
like the old street signs for a backsplash
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January 27, 2014
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January 23, 2014
Red fixture
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January 15, 2014
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January 15, 2014
Susan Williams added this to susan_williams4758795's Ideas
January 9, 2014
License plate backsplash
nadineboyko added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 21, 2013
salvaged sign back splash
asoucy added this to asoucy's Ideas
December 17, 2013
Nice kitchen
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December 15, 2013
license plate backsplash?
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December 14, 2013
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December 14, 2013
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December 11, 2013
Plain and square doors
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December 1, 2013
Combining bamboo countertop with other materials.
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November 28, 2013
creative backsplash!!
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November 23, 2013
paperstone sealed with mineral oil
rforman121 added this to Roz's kitchen
November 23, 2013
floor color
jixilou added this to no's
November 9, 2013
too industrial.
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November 2, 2013
Using signs as splash back
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October 27, 2013
Street sign backsplash
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October 18, 2013
paper stone. link to counter tops
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October 6, 2013
Ben Davis added this to Kitchen: General Theme Ideas
October 5, 2013
Interesting idea using scrap signs.
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October 2, 2013
Backsplash concept
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September 26, 2013
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September 22, 2013
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September 14, 2013
Combo backsplash and drywall
Abby Hardaway added this to Small Kitchen
September 13, 2013
Marmoleum, dark counters.
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September 12, 2013
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September 8, 2013
Street signs
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September 4, 2013
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September 3, 2013
love street signs
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September 2, 2013
Signs signs
jsl8810 added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 2, 2013
cool idea for a backsplash
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August 28, 2013
Soporte atrás cocina
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August 25, 2013
meganpollock added this to Kathy Backsplash
August 10, 2013
street sign backsplash
jeannemiller added this to jeannemiller's Ideas
August 9, 2013
Hardware is not overly dramatic.
mysticvic added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 4, 2013
Simple and clean
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August 4, 2013
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July 29, 2013
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July 25, 2013
Love the street signs!!
frederickblue added this to Kitchen
July 23, 2013
Street sign backsplash
Joanna Markiewicz added this to Kuchnia
July 23, 2013
Niebiesko-białe płytki
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July 11, 2013
Jefferson kitchen
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June 29, 2013
float light one inch from ceiling
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June 28, 2013
Awesome cabinets and countertops!
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June 22, 2013
Blck cover
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June 18, 2013
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June 16, 2013
Overall space is similar to ours.
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June 16, 2013
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June 15, 2013
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June 15, 2013
Azulejos e iluminacion
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June 13, 2013
I like the street sign backsplash
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June 11, 2013
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June 8, 2013
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June 7, 2013
Drum light, red
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June 1, 2013
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May 30, 2013
Narrow cabinets under window
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May 28, 2013
Armoire au plafond
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May 28, 2013
street signs cool decorating idea
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May 28, 2013
counter top-"Using reused/recycled materials is a goal of all of our work as part of our commitment to sustainability," says Fivedot founder Geoff Piper. The black countertops are PaperStone sealed with mineral oil. Learn more about countertops made from recycled paper
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May 27, 2013
marmoleum flooring
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May 26, 2013
Splash back
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May 25, 2013
what is the material used in the back splash? looks like street signs?
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May 22, 2013
Gabinetes hasta el techo y sobre la ventana
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May 20, 2013
Kitchen L
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May 19, 2013
nice red light
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May 19, 2013
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May 18, 2013
Backsplash for brew room
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May 18, 2013
Kitchen. Redone. Love the windows
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May 17, 2013
Stove and sink side by side
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May 16, 2013
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May 16, 2013
Great Backsplash
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May 15, 2013
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May 15, 2013
black countertops, grey floor, backsplash
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May 15, 2013
Love the black countertop and red lamp shade
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May 14, 2013
You can see the storage
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May 14, 2013
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May 14, 2013
Full space
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May 14, 2013
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May 14, 2013
cabinets upper to wall no corner cab
Debbie Shimkus added this to debbie_shimkus's Ideas
May 14, 2013
good kitchen floor plan
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May 14, 2013
Wall tiles
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May 14, 2013
street sign backsplash
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May 13, 2013
fun for jarred
sbelbeck added this to Kitchen Reno
May 13, 2013
cabinets up to ceiling. Perhaps change counter to white/cream; cabinets to warm/walnut tone.
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May 13, 2013
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May 13, 2013
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May 13, 2013
marmoleum flooring!
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May 13, 2013
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May 13, 2013
COOL idea! Street signs! I love the splash of color.
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May 13, 2013
could this be our new kitchen layout?
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May 13, 2013
street signs backsplash
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May 13, 2013
paperstone counters
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May 13, 2013
cabinets from design plan
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May 13, 2013
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May 12, 2013
Marmoleom flooring
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May 12, 2013
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May 12, 2013
Papers tone countertop? Sustainable material with mineral oil
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May 12, 2013
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May 12, 2013
Oyster kitchen
luisfer1234 added this to The Kitchen
May 12, 2013
What is the sheen paint on this kitchen ?
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May 12, 2013
Kill the red and contrasting colors
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May 12, 2013
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May 12, 2013
street signs, plates (car lince
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May 12, 2013
clean, open look
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May 12, 2013
White cabinets wood trim black counter
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May 12, 2013
clean and organized look with lots of storage and light, eco friendly products.
Janet Caviness added this to janet_caviness's ideas
May 12, 2013
street signs
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May 12, 2013
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May 12, 2013
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May 12, 2013
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May 12, 2013
under cabinet lighting and the repurposed street signs.
freshbloom added this to freshbloom's ideas
May 12, 2013
Cabinet that goes up to the ceiling.
minksinn added this to kitchen
May 12, 2013
Very creative! signs from salvage cut to specific sizes, counters are paperstone.
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May 12, 2013
Street sign backsplash
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May 12, 2013
kitchen cabinets
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May 12, 2013
Splash back
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May 12, 2013
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May 11, 2013
kitchen cabinets
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May 8, 2013
Small pendant light
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April 29, 2013
tingkap dapo
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April 17, 2013
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April 6, 2013
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March 29, 2013
street signs
Sherif Beshady added this to sherif_beshady's Ideas
March 11, 2013
Kitchen 7obna
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February 6, 2013
Backsplash from reclaimed street signs, Marmoleum floor, Butcherblock wood countertop, and PaperStone finished with Mineral Oil!
christinelash added this to christinelash's ideas
February 2, 2013
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January 30, 2013
back splash
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January 30, 2013
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January 21, 2013
creative back splash
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January 10, 2013
Cabinets above
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December 25, 2012
meagham added this to kitchen
December 1, 2012
paperstone + white cabinets
alyssiabailey added this to Kitchen
November 15, 2012
Colorado Kitchen Designs added this to Franki Backsplash
November 9, 2012
totally out there but what a fun idea! Just start stealing a sign from each place you travel too!!
taffy717 added this to Future planning
November 2, 2012
These are street signs for a backsplash...neat!
niksgrams added this to kitchen
October 28, 2012
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October 13, 2012
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September 26, 2012
street signs background....scan and put on paper then decopouge.
jmcelderry added this to jmcelderry's ideas
August 28, 2012
The idea of a different back splash,dark. Counter and light cabinets
Mary Randol added this to mary_randol's ideas
July 21, 2012
great use of old street signs!
pandabare added this to pandabare's Ideas
July 15, 2012
This nice
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June 28, 2012
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June 27, 2012
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June 26, 2012
Handy place for garbage cans and plastic bags.
Dawn Currin added this to Neato!
June 26, 2012
Oh Em Gee look at that BACKSPLASH!!!!
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June 26, 2012
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June 25, 2012
kitchen colors
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June 24, 2012
like the dishwasher
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June 23, 2012
cool back splash
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June 21, 2012
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June 20, 2012
LOVE the backsplash!
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June 20, 2012
Street signs for backsplash.
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June 20, 2012
innovative tile
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