Frank Valdes
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Bay Village Renovation contemporary-kitchen
 

Bay Village Renovation

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June 25, 2014
laura cohn wrote:
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
question was answered previously - Restoration Hardware.
Rohl also offers similar.
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February 5, 2013
donnamcostanza wrote:
Please explain what the slots to the right of the sink in the counter top are used for
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Frank Valdes
They are groves carved on the sopastone counter to drain that section towards th sink. So you can wash dishes and put them there .
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nessasays
Unique. Innovative. Good looking.
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January 22, 2013
Trina Doyle wrote:
Love the sink...where can I locate it?
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
The sink likely came from the same place as the countertops: http://www.thesoapstoneworks.com/soapstone.htm
You can find lots of interesting information by reading through previous questions.
Such a very nice kitchen, no wonder there are so many questions about it!
:) Rhoda
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James Burr
what is the backsplash material?
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August 26, 2012
lightinggal wrote:
what is the name of this soapstone & where can I locate it? - what is the name of this color soapstone?
It is very beautiful & warm.
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jennilund
Can you tell me the name/ color of the backsplash tiles?
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August 15, 2012
suzyk1 wrote:
What is the name of the color of soapstone and where can I find it?
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
The countertops came from here: http://www.thesoapstoneworks.com/soapstone.htm
You can find lots of interesting information by reading through previous questions.
Such a very nice kitchen, no wonder there are so many questions about it!
:) Rhoda
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June 5, 2012
cmalo wrote:
Who makes this faucet?
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Frank Valdes
http://www.restorationhardware.com/

They have an entire line at teh restoration hardware store!

Good luck
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Holly Berecz
Love the drainage slots. May we use this photo in a blog entry for Marble & Granite, Inc., with appropriate credits of course, to demonstrate the drain concept?
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August 19, 2011
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I used a tile from the Tile Showcase here in Boston - you can see it online as well - http://www.tileshowcase.com/
I dont remember the specific tile
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April 17, 2011
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I have had a soapstone countertop in my kitchen for almost 14 years. I love it and recommend it to anyone with a well lit kitchen. It is a great surface for a working kitchen. The first 2-3 years I was oiling the countertops every 10-14 weeks, but gradually became every 4-6 months and now once a year. Maybe the areas where I work more often I oil every 6-8 months. It is well worth the little bit of maintenance for anyone who truly works in their kitchen!
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marielladlr
Could you tell me where the cabinets are from and what finish was used?
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June 30, 2014
tutuarnold wrote:
Brand/color of the cabinets please? Thanks.
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November 3, 2013
jennilund wrote:
Can you tell me the color / manufacturer of the backsplash tiles?
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SoapstoneAlthough it's in no danger of overtaking granite, soapstone has come into its own as a countertop material. It offers subtle, nuanced beauty yet feels humbler than granite or marble. Pros: Soapstone has a natural softness and depth that fits very well with older and cottage-style homes. Although it usually starts out light to medium gray, it darkens with time. (Most people enjoy the acquired patina, but you may consider this a con.) Cons: Soapstone needs polishing with oil to keep it in top shape. It can crack over time, and it can't handle knife scratches and nicks as well as some other types of stone. The natural roughness of its surface can scuff glassware and china. Cost: $70 to $100 per square foot, installedMore about soapstone kitchen counters
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