Frank Valdes
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Bay Village Renovation contemporary-kitchen
 

Bay Village Renovation

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laura cohn wrote:
faucet - hi, can u tell me the manufacturer of the faucet?
   Comment   June 25, 2014
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Bill Fry Construction - Wm. H. Fry Const. Co.
question was answered previously - Restoration Hardware.
Rohl also offers similar.
July 20, 2014 at 4:12am   
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donnamcostanza wrote:
Please explain what the slots to the right of the sink in the counter top are used for
     Comment   February 5, 2013
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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 .
February 5, 2013 at 9:35am     
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nessasays
Unique. Innovative. Good looking.
December 7, 2013 at 6:50am   
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Trina Doyle wrote:
Love the sink...where can I locate it?
   Comment   January 22, 2013
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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
January 22, 2013 at 10:00am   
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James Burr
what is the backsplash material?
March 22, 2013 at 2:11pm     
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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.
     Comment   August 26, 2012
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August 27, 2012 at 8:01am     
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jennilund
Can you tell me the name/ color of the backsplash tiles?
November 1, 2013 at 6:50am   
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suzyk1 wrote:
What is the name of the color of soapstone and where can I find it?
   Comment   August 15, 2012
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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
January 22, 2013 at 10:00am   
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cmalo wrote:
Who makes this faucet?
   Comment   June 5, 2012
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Frank Valdes
http://www.restorationhardware.com/

They have an entire line at teh restoration hardware store!

Good luck
June 5, 2012 at 1:37pm   
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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?
February 11, 2014 at 1:44pm   
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lesleyandcharlie wrote:
Would you please tell me the name of the backsplash tile? Thanks!
   Comment   August 19, 2011
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Frank Valdes
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
June 19, 2012 at 10:38am   
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bobbibaral wrote:
love your counter and sink was it made of concrete and are there any problems with upkeep? the indentations are there for what reason?
   Comment   April 17, 2011
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ktmcobs
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!
June 16, 2013 at 5:04pm     
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marielladlr
Could you tell me where the cabinets are from and what finish was used?
September 26, 2013 at 7:14am   
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tutuarnold wrote:
Brand/color of the cabinets please? Thanks.
   Comment   June 30, 2014
Kathleen Whitmer wrote:
Upkeep - How is the maintenance of the sink? Many water spots. Are there any challenges with having a soapstone sink? I love in CA and out water is very hard. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
   Comment   January 18, 2014
jennilund wrote:
Can you tell me the color / manufacturer of the backsplash tiles?
   Comment   November 3, 2013

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Natalie Myers added this to Your Kitchen: Farmhouse Sinks
Just as we saw a play on materials in the classic kitchens, switching the same sink form to be cast in concrete takes on an industrial modern flair.
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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Pros: Durability is soapstone's top bragging right. It's not unusual in the northeast parts of the U.S. to find soapstone sinks and wood-burning stoves from the 1800s that are still functioning today, so consider this countertop a lifetime investment. Soapstone is a terrific material for the kitchen, as it's unaffected by heat (proven by its historical use for stoves). Being chemically neutral means that acids like tomatoes and lemon juice won't damage it, and its density makes it impenetrable by everything, including bacteria and would-be stains.Cons: Its talc content makes soapstone softer than some other stone counters, which leads to edges and corners being eased over time. Nicks and scratches may accumulate too, which can be sanded out or considered part of its living patina. When selecting your slab, it's good to know that the greener the slab, the softer it is. So seek out slabs with less of a green cast if you want a harder slab.

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