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daytonkitchen wrote:
Is it true that black absolute granite turns chalky grey when honed? - We have consistently heard from granite sources that we should go with non-honed absolute if we don't want the "chalky" look, however, there are several examples on Houzz that show honed as a clean, dark, matte finish. We have been encouraged to use a different type of black, like Atlantic Black or plain "Black Honed" if we are looking for a dark black with matte finish. Thoughts?
     Comment   September 8, 2012
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Wm. F. Holland/Architect
The finish that you see in the photo is actually "antiqued", where the granite is acid-etched and then buffed to create almost a distressed leather texture. I would say it almost looks like dark gray flannel. It's quite beautiful and does not allow complete "rings" to form from wine or acitic juice glasses. Samples are always the best bet!
September 10, 2012 at 10:21AM     
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jtoole
To Wm F Holland - thank you for this info. When you say this does not allow rings to form, what are you comparing it to? Would honed granite allow rings to form? Or polished? I'm thinking of this in a powder room.
January 10, 2013 at 4:53PM   
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judyinomaha wrote:
Back Splash - I have an angled countertop at the end of my lower cabinets but not on my upper cabinets. The lower cabinet extends about 24" more than my upper cabinets. I plan to use glass subway tile as a backsplash. Should I angle the backspash from the bottom of upper cabinets to the end of the lower cabinets or should I square off the backsplash at the end of the lower cabinet. Thanks for your help!
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Emily Hurley
I think I would square it off with the end of the lower cabinets. Might give you a nice spot for a piece of art above the backsplash but after the end of the upper cabinets.
August 3, 2012 at 3:32PM     
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terpteacher
Agree with Emily!
August 3, 2012 at 3:44PM     
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texielevy wrote:
What is the counter material here?
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texielevy
That's what I was thinking too. Thanks Emily.
January 20, 2012 at 11:56AM   
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acakewalker
I was wondering if it's perhaps Paperstone?
February 6, 2012 at 12:13PM   
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marlenewoods wrote:
Does anyone know how much space is between the island and the refrigerator/stove?
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
A minimum of 36" is recommended, but you could easily do 42" or 48"
August 20, 2011 at 8:10PM   
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pasterik wrote:
Source of light fixtures?
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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
They're terrific - I think they're the ones in the link below.


April 10, 2011 at 9:20PM   
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Kim Piculell wrote:
What is the width of the island? I am planning a kitchen with island, limited for space. I am only able to have cabinets and dishwasher drawers on one side. This does not like wide enough to have full cabinets on both sides. Thanks,
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Kim Piculell
I just looked at plans, it is 35" wide. I am keeping 40" and 42" of walking space on both sides.
February 7, 2011 at 2:52PM   
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Ronique Gibson
So you may be ok, yes? I would suggest you visit a kitchen showroom or even your local home improvement store to see what 35" wide island would feel like.

Your 40"-42" wide walking space should be good. Don't go any less than 36" walking space. Good luck to you!
February 7, 2011 at 2:58PM   
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kuestermom wrote:
Does anyone know the color of these walls? Thanks!
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nicole
See my answer to Joelle- the room she asked about was painted with a similar color: http://www.houzz.com/buzz/8637/love-the-paint-color-anyone-know-what-it---
January 29, 2010 at 2:51PM   
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ibdqt34
This is the answer per the link: I think it is SW Halcyon ( gray/blue).
January 10, 2013 at 8:56AM     
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whatcaniuse wrote:
Lov the white brick back splash (subway) tile! - Can you share what it is? The tile above the stove is fabulous. I've been trying to find a brick size(distressed style with uneven edges and surface) white subway tile. Would love to know what this one is and how to buy it
   Comment   July 1, 2013
ashron wrote:
What is the name of that wall color? Would this look good with white marble granite?
   Comment   March 1, 2013
kathancaster wrote:
I love these small unobtrusive stools. Can I ask where I can find them?
   Comment   December 29, 2012

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