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Breakfast Nook traditional-kitchen

Breakfast Nook

Bay window breakfast nook off of the kitchen.

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November 23, 2014
Dana wrote:
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A darn good question. The photos were taken when the house was 'staged' while the developer was looking to sell it in the very rough real estate market in 2008. I would imagine the current owner has a center stand table.
    Bookmark   Thanked by Dana    November 24, 2014 at 6:17AM
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June 11, 2014
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Old barn wood is in very high demand. It generally has great character and the wood is 'old growth' quality. Take the wood to a local wood mill and I would think they would be able to help you convert the wood into wood flooring.
    Bookmark   June 12, 2014 at 5:23AM
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July 29, 2013
John Stevens wrote:
Beautiful design. Can you share ceiling and window height? Thank you
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Oak & Broad
That floor is really pretty! Oak with a custom stain?
1 Like    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 6:52AM
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The oak flooring actually was salvaged from the house that was torn down on site. The existing home was deconstructed, both for environmental purposes as well as for a tax deduction.

The salvage wood flooring was then reused in the new home, along with a few leaded glass samples and a few other building elements. The floor was from about 1910, and as you can see has great character.

I don't recall the stain that we used. It was likely a standard color from Minwax or one of the other stain companies.
    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 6:56AM
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April 4, 2013
irenetunis wrote:
what is the angle and height of the back rest?
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The angle is 7º for the backrest and the height is 22". The seat is set at 18" to the top of the cushion, which we assumed was 2" thick.
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February 7, 2013
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I believe that the bench was set up to be at 17". That allowed 2" more for the cushions, making the seat a total of 19" high at its finished height. 18" - 20" works well for seat heights.

I hope that helps.
    Bookmark   February 7, 2013 at 7:43AM
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September 19, 2012
bellalovett wrote:
Will you please identify the countertop. Much Appreciation.
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It’s Silestone and the color is Stellar Negro:
    Bookmark   September 20, 2012 at 7:58AM
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February 7, 2012
guillot wrote:
can you tell me the dimensions of the seat? I have a nook in my kitchen I am want to build a banquette in, but I"m not sure if it is deep enough. mainly concerned about the two ends, not so much the longer seat across the back.
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The overall bay is 10'-2" wide, and the depth of the seating is 24", which includes the sloped backs. The returns on the sides are 3'-6" from edge to the wall of the bay.
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I absolutely love this built in!!! I am in need of an L-shaped bench but this is so beautiful! Are there plans available for this bench that we could make a few custom changes to so it could fit our space? thank you!!
    Bookmark   May 21, 2012 at 7:38PM
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July 5, 2011
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Joseph Teper
Love the architecture, but need the table... Where can I get it and what are the dimensions?
    Bookmark   April 24, 2012 at 9:49PM
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April 5, 2011
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CityLiving Banquettes & Booths will make the banquette you want.
    Bookmark   September 26, 2011 at 9:27PM
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April 5, 2011
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Gorgeous space! Yes, I'd also like to know wall color/paint brand. Thanks!
    Bookmark   April 27, 2013 at 8:57AM
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February 3, 2011
LORI wrote:
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Hi Ninny,

It's a Minka Lavery Pendant in Black Finish - 1817-66.

Here's the link:

By the way, I'm the builder of that home - I have many more photos of that house posted here:

Take care,

    Bookmark   May 18, 2011 at 8:18AM
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