User Before/After traditional-kitchen

User Before/After

mwillis42 after

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July 15, 2013
dbrumfield wrote:
Please find the time to share info about your cabinets? - Are they black or espresso?
July 15, 2013
dbrumfield wrote:
March 7, 2013
sherryclune wrote:
March 4, 2013
Eileen Young wrote:
i love the countertop, what is it called
January 10, 2013
acubbison wrote:
Love the kitchen especially the granite. Didn't see a response to what type it is. Thanks!
January 7, 2013
jdipalma wrote:
September 27, 2012
Allison Shipp wrote:
Before Photo - I shared this image with a friend when the before and after photo were together. How do I find the before photo again? I have a friend with golden oak cabinets that is looking for a new look with darker cabinets and I'd like to show her the before and after. The transformation here is amazing!
August 8, 2012
ebie1 wrote:
Beautiful makeover! What granite is this? Thanks!

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Vanessa Brunner added this to 24 Dramatic Kitchen Makeovers
2. Elegant Upgrade in CaliforniaAFTER: Houzz user mwillis42 built her house in 1990, when kitchens were often black, white and modern. About five years ago, she grew sick of it and decided to update the countertops with granite. Of course, the desire for new cabinetry soon followed, but since she had put in new countertops (and didn't really feel like tearing them out), she found a painter who stained the old cabinetry in a dark cherry color — a much cheaper alternative to refacing. New kitchen size: about 20 by 30 feetBudget: $17,000. Updates were done by the owners over time.Location: El Centro, California

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janemunden added this to kitchen redo
January 5, 2015
lizziecorn added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 4, 2014
This is old cabinets that were stained a dark cherry color with new hardware and new granite. "mwillis42" did it in CA
jkalnins added this to kitchen
November 24, 2014
peninsula next to our bay window
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November 14, 2014
catzbeadz added this to dream house
November 14, 2014
whoa...VERY SWANKY. love the colors
rhondag10 added this to rhondag10's ideas
November 4, 2014
jenzohrehyosef added this to Kitchen
November 3, 2014
Counter top, Cooktop, The cabinets I'd want a little color
Corrine Yager added this to Kitchen
November 2, 2014
Island cooktop
beanniebaggins added this to beanniebaggins's ideas
October 19, 2014
Maximize seating space
Trina Todd added this to Trina Todd's Ideas
October 17, 2014
Love the stove top
sahasativa added this to kitchen
September 16, 2014
Stove hood
gardennut added this to gardennut's ideas
September 11, 2014
Dark cabinets with granite counters and tile floor that (maybe)looks like mine
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September 10, 2014
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August 13, 2014
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July 30, 2014
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July 27, 2014
open it up
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July 23, 2014
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July 19, 2014
Dark cabinets, light counters
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July 1, 2014
cforler added this to cforler's Ideas
June 26, 2014
Good island layout
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June 7, 2014
Awesome before and after; refacing is the way to go
FLA-CAT added this to Kitchen and Bath Remodeling
May 30, 2014
After-Kitchen remodel 2. Like the granite and dark wood, as well as the island and vent hood. Modern yet elegant.
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May 24, 2014
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May 13, 2014
millerturf added this to Kitchen Ideas
May 10, 2014
kitchen cabnets
kburge33 added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 6, 2014
Cork floors
justine204 added this to Kitchen Ideas
April 2, 2014
stain cabinets with dark cherry, and granite countertops
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March 24, 2014
kitchen idea
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March 22, 2014
cork flooring
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March 13, 2014
24 kitchen updates ideabook. $17000 budget for this!
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March 7, 2014
Dark cabinets
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February 22, 2014
Big room looking toward the outside.
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February 19, 2014
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February 16, 2014
general look, cabinets, granite countertops
ksclay added this to Kitchen
February 15, 2014
Island Hood Contemporary Kitchen
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February 10, 2014
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February 10, 2014
layout cabinets light placement
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January 31, 2014
color of the countertops. double oven, where one is half-height
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January 12, 2014
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January 1, 2014
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December 29, 2013
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December 27, 2013
granite 2
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December 27, 2013
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December 25, 2013
counter color
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December 21, 2013
salmcl1 added this to Granite/Tile
December 19, 2013
Like this granite pattern/color.
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December 13, 2013
sazzam3 added this to Getting closer
November 26, 2013
Kitchen opens to FP room like I want ours to
sazzam3 added this to Kitchen
November 24, 2013
Notice how the kitchen opens into the fireplace room. Perhaps we could knock out the wall at the end and put a breakfast bar or similar to open the space like this kitchen
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November 19, 2013
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November 16, 2013
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November 12, 2013
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November 5, 2013
Under mount sink
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October 26, 2013
Would love this kitchen
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October 22, 2013
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October 19, 2013
Beth Moore Lawson added this to Interior features
October 13, 2013
Kitchen, awesome
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October 12, 2013
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October 8, 2013
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October 7, 2013
kitchen open concept
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October 6, 2013
janelle17 added this to janelle17's ideas
October 3, 2013
dark cabs med color granite
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October 2, 2013
what i want
Broker Associate with ERA Shields Real Estate added this to DIY Kitchens
September 27, 2013
love the dark cabinets!
sophjoy84 added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 25, 2013
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September 22, 2013
ajnickels added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 11, 2013
Color of cabinets.
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September 3, 2013
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August 28, 2013
Dark kitchen with stone fireplace
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August 27, 2013
Countertop/cabinet colors
farmgirl44 added this to Befor and After
August 25, 2013
to this
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August 16, 2013
ganite color
jvarcad added this to jvarcad's ideas
August 15, 2013
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August 8, 2013
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August 8, 2013
Love the cabinet and granite colors
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August 4, 2013
dark cabinets
regularpioneer26 added this to Living Room Ideas
August 1, 2013
stove in an island style setting
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July 29, 2013
Counters darker cabinets
Lisa Herd added this to kitchen ideas
July 27, 2013
love this dark kitchen. It would have great ambience in the evening.
jgoodich4 added this to Kitchen
July 26, 2013
possible layout?
debora1965 added this to HOME / KITCHEN
July 21, 2013
counter color
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July 17, 2013
dark cabinets, light counter
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July 14, 2013
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July 7, 2013
a painter who stained the old cabinetry in a dark cherry color
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July 4, 2013
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July 3, 2013
black as an option
sharondra added this to sharondra's Favorites
July 2, 2013
lizcopp added this to Kitchen
July 2, 2013
layout would want bi level island
beebeedub added this to beebeedub's Favorites
July 1, 2013
I like the island, countertop, cabinets, ovens, and bartop overlooking casual dining.
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June 30, 2013
Stain instead of refce
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June 30, 2013
bar between kitchen and living room
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June 30, 2013 the cabinet changes. Dark cabinets, light granite.
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June 30, 2013
vent hood
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June 29, 2013
Color change for cabinets
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June 27, 2013
layout of kitchen
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June 27, 2013
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June 27, 2013
This is it!
Shantelle Griffith added this to Kitchen Ideas
June 23, 2013
deep, rich cabinet color
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June 23, 2013
Colors of kitchen
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June 22, 2013
I like this granite.. Ryan
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June 20, 2013
T & C after
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June 19, 2013
Open kitchen
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June 13, 2013
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June 7, 2013
boring handles
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May 14, 2013
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May 9, 2013
love the cabinet color
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May 8, 2013
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May 2, 2013
flat bar
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April 28, 2013
Stain cabinets from oak like mine.
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April 27, 2013
Stove island top
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April 27, 2013
dark cabinet, marble/granite counter, ceramic floor
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April 19, 2013
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April 16, 2013
Built in ovens/microwave?
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April 11, 2013
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April 11, 2013
Granite color
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April 10, 2013
Stained cabinets
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April 8, 2013
sink is awesome
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April 7, 2013
Counter top
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April 4, 2013
like granite countertops
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April 2, 2013
counter top
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April 2, 2013
bumpout over sink
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March 25, 2013
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March 24, 2013
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March 23, 2013
counter top
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March 23, 2013
cabinetry stained dark cherry
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March 20, 2013
Kitchen island configuration design possibility?
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March 18, 2013
painted old cupboards, nice
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March 15, 2013
color scheme
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March 13, 2013
Kit 1 Finished
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March 12, 2013
island with cooktop and seating
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March 11, 2013
Here is what the cabinets looked like stained.
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March 11, 2013
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March 11, 2013
dark cabinets
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March 10, 2013
read description
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March 10, 2013
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March 9, 2013
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March 9, 2013
after cupboards, granite
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March 8, 2013
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March 8, 2013
After white kitchen
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March 7, 2013
Dawn McCoy added this to JDMcCoy's Kitchen Ideas
March 7, 2013
Nice island/counter space for open kitchen layout
kimmyk75 added this to Kitchen Reno
March 7, 2013
Minus the handles, I like this kitchen.
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March 7, 2013
granite and cabinets
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March 7, 2013
divider at rear
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March 7, 2013
nice colors for kitchen
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March 6, 2013
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March 6, 2013
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March 6, 2013
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March 6, 2013
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March 6, 2013
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March 6, 2013
LAY OUT AFTER: Houzz user mwillis42 built her house in 1990, when kitchens were often black, white and modern. About five years ago, she grew sick of it and decided to update the countertops with granite. Of course, the desire for new cabinetry soon followed, but since she had put in new countertops (and didn't really feel like tearing them out), she found a painter who stained the old cabinetry in a dark cherry color — a much cheaper alternative to refacing.
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March 6, 2013
Joy Dietz added this to joy_dietz's Ideas
March 6, 2013
Like Granite
reithkat added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 6, 2013
Counter top color
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
warm browns with iron wood bar stools dark cupboards light floors
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March 5, 2013
dark cabinets with stainless steel hardware
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
Range hood on island
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
island stove with hood
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March 5, 2013
this kitchen with white cabinets and different fume hood /tile floors
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
this is after
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
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March 5, 2013
budget for this remodel was $65k.
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March 5, 2013
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March 4, 2013
Almost perfect
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March 4, 2013
Opening to den
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March 4, 2013
Cook top in island seating across
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March 4, 2013
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March 4, 2013
Liked counter tops
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March 4, 2013
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March 4, 2013
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March 4, 2013
like this too.
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March 4, 2013
Granito con madera
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March 4, 2013
Entire kitchen
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March 4, 2013
Island with vent-a-hood and stove
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March 4, 2013
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March 4, 2013
finishes and flow
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March 4, 2013
this would work great for our space.
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March 4, 2013
skylight over kitchen sink
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March 4, 2013
Colors of countertops and cabinets
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March 4, 2013
The colors and the double oven
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March 4, 2013
double oven, counter top then pantry
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March 4, 2013
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March 4, 2013
Family area
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March 4, 2013
counter top
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March 4, 2013
layout ideas
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March 4, 2013
cabinetry, island, hood, layout
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