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A Trip Through the Islands contemporary-kitchen

A Trip Through the Islands

Michael Gullon, Phoenix Photographic

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kwarnes wrote:
Fabric blind - If you had to choose top up or bottom down fabric shade without the option to do both, which would you recommend and why. Thank you!
   Comment   July 7, 2014
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Those shades usually work both ways but if you have to choose one it might depend on the view. Lowering the top allows light to come in and a view of the sky or trees but can block the view of the next door neighbor’s house and provide privacy. It also may depend on the way the window opens.
July 8, 2014 at 9:08AM      Thanked by kwarnes
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westyjames wrote:
THE BLINDS/SHADE - Hi, I wondered how this shade works? Does it come from top & bottom? thanks!
   Comment   March 22, 2014
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Well the gray part is a valence that goes over the window, it's just the white part that is the shade that can go from either direction. I guess it's hard to see the differentiation. Hope that helps!
March 24, 2014 at 7:22AM        Thanked by westyjames
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yes, it does help very much actually! I now at least have an idea & a starting point. thanks again!!
March 24, 2014 at 8:20AM   
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balis wrote:
Backsplash - What is the backsplash? Beautiful kitchen!
   Comment   November 9, 2013
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Thank you! The backsplash is a glass subway tile that was picked out by the interior designer. You may notice that on the wall with the hood, it is the same backsplash, but turned vertically to add more height and definition to the wall!
November 11, 2013 at 10:01AM   
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barb011946 wrote:
What is the counter top made of and where can one find it. Also need - Cherry cabinets red oak flooring, need to brighten up the kitchen.
   Comment   September 27, 2013
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Hi Barb! The island countertops are a light gray concrete, and the perimeter countertops are a "White Prince" granite with a textured finish. The homeowners are local to Annapolis, where we are located, but they worked with an interior designer who had a source elsewhere. Is there anything else we can help you with?
September 27, 2013 at 8:48AM   
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scoutlee7 wrote:
Love the cabinets! What's the material? Natural or stained?
     Comment   August 10, 2013
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What is the hardware on the cabinet pulls?
March 30, 2014 at 1:01AM   
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I'm not sure that we have that information on hand, because the homeowners worked with an interior designer on choosing the finishings and hardware, but I will see what I can find out!
April 1, 2014 at 7:05AM   
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2. Provide ample walkways and aisles. Make sure your kitchen walkways are at least 36 inches wide and your work aisles — those spaces in front of sinks, appliances and prep areas — are at least 42 inches wide, or 48 inches to accommodate multiple cooks. Those with larger families or who entertain often may want to go as wide as 54 inches for work aisles. This will allow two people to easily pass behind someone working at the countertop, sink or appliance.

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