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New kitchen contemporary-kitchen

New kitchen

Where an exterior wall once was there is now an island and open kitchen, facing a new family room.

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July 12, 2013
Carrol Molnar wrote:
Love the floor! What is the color and name?
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Carrol Molnar
Hi Madson...Have redish oak kitchen cabinets and wondered what color laminate i should use?
    Bookmark   July 12, 2013 at 8:57AM
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Are you looking for wood laminate flooring? If so a lighter, more neutral wood tone would be a good counterbalance to the red oak cabinetry.
    Bookmark   Thanked by Carrol Molnar    July 12, 2013 at 9:34AM
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September 24, 2012
caichele wrote:
is your island your kitchen table?
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Yes, these are alder. Alder is one of the softer hardwoods, so it's more likely to acquire dings/ dents over time than, say, cherry. The advantage of alder, though, is that it maintains a consistent color over time, and costs less than cherry. Cherry is a good alternative to alder if you want a more durable wood, but it does cost more and does darken over time. Here's a Houzz article on the topic:
Ideabook: Woodipedia: Is It Cherry or Is It Alder? · See Ideabook
    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 9:36AM
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Yes thanks. I LOVE the look of those cabinets. Maybe worth taking a chance on the Alder and just treating them very nicely:) Thanks for the article.
    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 10:20AM
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