Diskin Designs
Kitchen and Bath
Kitchen Renovation, River Forest, IL traditional kitchen
 

Kitchen Renovation, River Forest, IL

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Staged & Styled by Susan wrote:
I would love to know the color of the flooring and type of wood?
   Comment   June 11, 2013
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It looks like Red Oak with a Red Oak stain.
June 11, 2013 at 12:15pm   
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The flooring is oak, and I believe it was simply sealed with poly to match the existing floors throughout the first floor.
June 11, 2013 at 12:38pm   
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Judy Bovard wrote:
Can you use 6 in travertine tiles with a mosaic glass border or is it better with 4 in tiles?
   Comment   March 18, 2013
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I think you could use 6 inch--though I'm guessing we're talking 6x6- yes? the height of band is really about your preference. you often see 2 rows of 3 inch subways tiles before a border-- and that's the same height from counter that your talking. Just note where the accent tiles will hit outlets or sills-- may make a difference to u. And be sure there's adequate space above border for your field tile...Good luck
March 22, 2013 at 8:47pm   
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We actually have decided to use one row of subway tiles then the accent tiles because of the outlets. I wanted to avoid the accent running right through the outlets as pictured above. Then there will be two rows of 6x6 tiles and they will be staggered like bricks on a house. Do you think a pencil border is necessary or can it be ommited? The height of the band will be 4 inches.
March 23, 2013 at 4:40am   
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gharris8 wrote:
How do you determine how high off the counter top the decorative tile mosaic should start?
   Comment   September 1, 2012
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Actually, in this kitchen, I was not involved in the homeowner's tile design or choice, though I think it looks nice. But I can tell you that there's not a one right way to do it. You can do a border like this, or along the base of the wall at the counter, or even a bit higher than seen here. One thing to consider is the size of the field tile you want to use. Here, I believe she used 4 x 8 subways, so the border tile is the next row up. (You could do two rows of field first as well-particularly if the field tile is smaller.) But another consideration is your window sills and outlets--if you want that border to get all the way around the room, it might be better to go lower so it can be carried under the window. Also, if your field tile is the same color as your outlets, you'll draw less attention to the outlets if they are surrounded by field tile, rather than a colorful or bold border tile. I tend to think that if you have a border along the counter it's a little more of a vintage vibe and if it's mid wall like here, it's a bit more contemporary. Just a few things to consider--hope that helps!
September 1, 2012 at 12:25pm     
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Thanks for responding. I appreciate it!
September 2, 2012 at 12:38pm   
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lwamser wrote:
This is a beautiful rich color on the cabinets. Can you tell me the wood species and stain color?
   Comment   April 24, 2012
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This is a cherry wood with a natural stain--though I don't have exact information handy.
April 25, 2012 at 11:21am   
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Thank you so much!
April 26, 2012 at 3:41pm   
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rb1980 wrote:
source for pendant lights?
   Comment   March 30, 2014
Priyanka Saidha wrote:
What size is this kitchen?
   Comment   September 18, 2013
Barbara Nichols wrote:
what color paint on walls
   Comment   January 26, 2013
Barbara Nichols wrote:
what color and size are subway tiles and border tiles
   Comment   January 26, 2013
eadempster wrote:
Paint - I love the paint color. Do you know what it is?
   Comment   January 5, 2013
coflake wrote:
What is the name of the granite used for the countertop?
   Comment   November 18, 2012

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