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D-House contemporary-kitchen


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October 7, 2014
lisard wrote:
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Thank you! There is a 4-1/2" gap for 4" spice jars. It's a little too tight; you have to tilt them first before you lift them out. I'd give yourself 1" space above the jars. The cabinets above are floating.
    Bookmark   Thanked by lisard    October 8, 2014 at 5:28AM
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Many thanks! I love what you've done here - really shows the power of great design, taking pretty standard 'ingredients' (Ikea) and creating something special. Really fantastic!
    Bookmark   October 10, 2014 at 9:38AM
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December 26, 2012
ammukavya wrote:
wts the distance used between the ceiling and the float??? - plus the ceiling above is not another false one is it??
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The distance between the canopy and ceiling is 2 feet. That is the true ceiling of the apartment.
    Bookmark   December 27, 2012 at 10:18AM
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September 19, 2012
pattylovespurple wrote:
love the broan pm390 fan but how do you turn it on, being up so high?
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My wife and I reach up to turn it on.
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February 2, 2012
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Hello! The hood is a Broan PM360. It's a little loud, but does the job, even at that height.
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September 2, 2011
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Not sure about this particular ladder, but we've used Alaco Ladder products:

Here's one of our projects with their rolling ladder:
Seola Beach House · More Info

You can see more about this project at http://eggfarkarch.com/seola-beach-house
    Bookmark   September 2, 2011 at 6:32PM
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Hi. Thanks for your question. I actually sourced a Putnam Rolling ladder from a place called Restoration Resources in Boston. Spiral Stairs of America also makes custom rolling ladders for a good price: http://www.spiralstairsofamerica.com/library.php
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March 11, 2011
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Thanks guys. That's right it's Trespa. I did a little blog post on it a few months ago with some info about the product: Bunker Blog- Trespa

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wow. thanks so much for the information! looking forward to researching where it is available.
thanks again.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2015 at 7:17PM
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Rather than lightening up from the bottom up, try it from the top down. This drop houses recessed lights and a range hood, and delineates the kitchen from the rest of the open space without blocking it off into a completely separate room.
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Get creative with a ceiling structure. This geometric structure above the kitchen area serves a dual purpose. It provides a way to bring the mechanicals (lighting, venting, etc.) down to exactly where they're needed. It also adds an architectural element in what otherwise would be a large white box of a space. The dark painted lower plane of the ceiling mirrors the dark countertop, creating a beautifully balanced contemporary kitchen.
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Special considerations: One important factor is the electrical load of your circuit. If you want more lights than your present circuitry can handle, an electrician will be able to help you devise a safe solution. If you'd like to be able to control the amount of light throughout the day and evening, add dimmers.Cost: Again, this varies widely depending on your space. But as a rule, you can plan on roughly $100 to $150 per fixture for a basic model, including materials and professional installation. Costs go up from there.
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A kitchen is another typical location for a soffit, though one that sits below the ceiling itself and even contains the hood for the range is unusual.

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