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Potomac III transitional-kitchen

Potomac III


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lainey03d wrote:
What is the island counter top?
   Comment   April 29, 2014
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The countertop on the island is a quartzite called "White Princess" and the perimeter is in "New Cambrian Black" granite.
May 8, 2014 at 5:11PM   
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beth06 wrote:
Love the island. Can you please tell me how "thick" it is?
   Comment   January 24, 2014
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Sure! The island is approx 2 1/2" thick.
April 1, 2014 at 7:40PM   
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defc wrote:
who makes the subway tile?
   Comment   January 6, 2014
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The backsplash is 6"x12" glass field tile from Architectural Ceramics Naturals collection. You can find more information here:
April 1, 2014 at 7:43PM   
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sherry249 wrote:
What is the backsplash? I need something shimmery and white and this looks great!
   Comment   February 19, 2012
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This is my favorite kitchen! What is the counter?
March 24, 2013 at 2:49PM   
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The countertop on the island is a quartzite called "White Princess" and the perimeter is in "New Cambrian Black" granite.
March 25, 2013 at 8:47AM   
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beurrecup wrote:
Where are the light fixtures from?
   Comment   February 19, 2012
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Thomasville Lighting
October 21, 2012 at 5:39AM   
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Progress Lighting
These are Equinox pendants from Progress Lighting: Beautiful installation!
June 14, 2013 at 10:20AM   
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tennisgran wrote:
Is the island countertop marble?
   Comment   February 19, 2012
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
That looks like it could possibly be quartzite like Princess White or Iceberg - it's hard to say since the picture is a little blurry. Otherwise I'd guess Cararra marble.
February 19, 2012 at 2:43PM   
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kbanewhouse wrote:
How important is it have your hood vent to the outside as opposed to a recirculating kit? Would you do it and take on the extra cost if you aren't the biggest cook? Is the trend venting to the outside?
   Comment   February 17, 2012
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Futuro Futuro Kitchen Range Hoods
@gharris8: In order to install a wall-mount range hood, you would have to remove the microwave. The cabinets can stay in place - the blower and/or ducting can be routed inside the cabinet (example photo attached), or you could remove the cabinets and showcase the stainless-steel chimney of the hood.

Regarding the CFM: even though our hoods are equipped with 940-CFM blowers, according to customer feedback, most people end up using the 2nd speed (300 CFM) for the majority of the time, occasionally switching to the 3rd speed (600 CFM). The 4th speed (940 CFM) is there for situations when something is burned, and visible smoke is rising.

So, for the majority of our client base, 300-600 CFM seems to be the most popular choice. However, it's good to have some power "in reserve", both for the situations when you need a boost (i.e. something's burning), as well as for the noise reduction - a 940-CFM blower running at 1/3 or 2/3 of its speed will be quieter than a 300 or 600 CFM blower that's constantly running "at redline".

Below 300-400 CFM is not enough for regular cooking. Above 1000 CFM tends to be noisy, and you run into negative-pressure issues. 600-700 CFM seems to be the "sweet spot" for most people.
June 16, 2014 at 6:38AM     
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Is the finish on the faucet chrome or stainless?
June 30, 2014 at 1:44PM   
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barbetta wrote:
I see that you raised the ceiling height, but is the ceiling above your ISLAND still 8'? I bought the same pendant lights to go above my island, but they just didn't look right from my 8' ceiling - interfered with sight lines (we are tall). Then again, I notice yours are spaced out further - maybe that helps?
   Comment   February 19, 2012

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Two adjacent spaces on either side of the main kitchen area allowed Suburan to keep the kitchen open while still providing plenty of storage. A butler's pantry and food pantry store canned goods, beverages and serving pieces. The rest of the kitchen was loaded up with base cabinets, all specifically designed and organized to hold pots, pans and other dishes. Suburan oversized the hood but left room for the tile backsplash to go all the way up to the ceiling — a technique that automatically draws the eye up and gives the illusion of a higher ceiling. Backplash: glass subway tile, Best TileRange: Wolf 36-inchHood: Zephyr

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August 18, 2014
Dark base cabinet island looks good with the white wall cabinets across the way. Nice countertop
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August 16, 2014
white princess quartzite countertops, like the thickness
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Love the thickness of these slabs
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dark/white contrast, high back stools, countertop
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LOVE the stove centered with upper cabinets on each side
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White princess.
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Is this the same layout as my kitchen?
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Like lights over island - island top is princess white quartzite lights are Equinox from
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covered top cabinet and large glass subway tiles
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white princess quartzite
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favorite kitchen so far
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White Princess Quartzite, perimeter is "New Cambrian" black granite
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I like the fact that the above cabinets are white and the bottom of island is wood....nice.
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white princess quartzite...safer alternative to marble
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White princess quartzite
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Double thick quartzite, could do wooden island?, tiles to ceiling around hood ( don't love the hood)
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white princess quartzite
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Food pantry & butler's pantry
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white princess
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White princess quartzite counters
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pantry on one side. garage/mudroom on other side
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Tile, light fixtures
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Macaques quartzite
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backsplash and orb light
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quartzite count
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White PRincess counter
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More kitchen pics
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White Island, black sides
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Wood and space
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Love the pendant lighting for over island..
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Pendant lights!
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Should we reverse colour of cabinet and counter on island?
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White princess quartzite
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Kitchen counter - quartzite "white princess"
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quartzite, white princess
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This look could work.
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The island is White Princess Quartzite.
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butler's pantry built behind the stove wall
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glass subway tiles
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Range hood
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Glass tiles.
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Darker island
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Working panty on one side - beverage center on other - this is a great design
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Live everything about this
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