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Bring in Warmth and Character With Reclaimed Wood

Got a hankering for that natural touch? Go rough or refined with these ideas for using salvaged wood indoors and out Full Story
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Edie Kello
I love the sink cabinet made from reclaimed wood, mirror frame and wardrobe that serves as my linen closet.
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We installed the millwork on this project. The flooring, stair treads, island top, and beams are reclaimed material.
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15 Fun Organizing Ideas for Fashionistas

Give your clothes, shoes and accessories the home they deserve with these strategies for posh storage and display Full Story
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Samantha
I made a cheap and cheerful bangle drawer, by fitting it out with a cut-up shoebox and three paper towel cardboard tubes, after following a tutorial on Youtube. Now I'm looking for ideas for storing statement necklaces, flat, dust-free but easily accessible. I don't want to hang them because they will tarnish and distort shape.
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The 15 Most Popular Kitchen Storage Ideas on Houzz

Solve common kitchen dilemmas in style with custom and ready-made organizers, drawers, shelves and more Full Story
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bealtaine
We had an unconventional kitchen re-do. We picked up cabinets from a display at a store that was going out of business. We weren't sure we would use/like the fancy extras but one has been outstanding! The spice rack from Rev-a-Shelf! I use Penzeys spices which are clearly labeled, so that helps. Works great! Hope my photos attach, if not I'll try again. Cabinet is to the right of our stove.
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7 Awesome Add-ons for Kitchen Cabinets

Useful gadgets, docks for your devices, extra lighting ... when it comes to cabinets, do look down Full Story
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I love the under cabinet tablet mount; makes reading a recipe EZ!
July 23, 2014 at 5:46PM     
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rustyroller
Late to the party ... but "goldi," your chopping board hide-away is pure genius for me! Thanks.
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Donna Harvey
I love your design. I want to do something like it with Ikea cabinets in an L shaped kitchen. I can't make out your plan tho. it gets fuzzy when i enlarge it. Can you tell me the height of your walls, the height of the backsplash, and the cabinet types over the backsplash. My wall will be 9 ft but I haven't been able to figure out which cabinets to use to go floor to ceiling, as you did. thanks much.
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Should work but you would likely need to apply a matching 'tape edge' to the cut edges. I usually place the fridge so that it doesn't conflict with the island. In this case the Fridge is at the end of the Kitchen wall with no obstructions.

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Yes, it was glued using heavy duty construction adhesive.

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Carlos Rodriguez
how tall is your island 34" ? how wide? did you have to use several panels? if so can you notice where the division is?
Mine would be like 142" long and 34 " tall
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The shower floor is a single piece of decking that can be lifted/removed for maintenance/cleaning.

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What color ceasarstone is that?
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http://www.caesarstoneus.com/products/color/2141/ (Blizzard 2141)

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Determine the Right Appliance Layout for Your Kitchen

Kitchen work triangle got you running around in circles? Boiling over about where to put the range? This guide is for you Full Story
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kellystevens
I cook every day and once had a job developing recipes for a living, so I would say I'm an expert cook and baker. Here's my experience, in case it helps people planning a remodel:

My last house came with a "dream kitchen", including a SubZero fridge and Viking range. It also had a wall of windows, so all the cabinets were base cabinets. It featured a big island work surface with more storage underneath. I found I got very tired of crouching down to peer into drawers and shelves to find all my ingredients and put groceries away in those lower shelves. Getting out a glass or plate meant bending over every time to get them out of the drawers - I have a bad back and this really lost it's charm after a short time, though I loved the way the kitchen looked. The wall of windows was so bright that it was uncomfortable to work in the kitchen on sunny afternoons, herbs would wilt and butter would melt if left on the counter. The Viking range was fun to cook on but very difficult to clean - taking apart all those heavy cast iron pieces and giving them a scrub every few days was enough to discourage me from cooking. Plus, the igniter broke, as did the gauge in the oven. The fridge developed a leak that required several services and ruined the wood floors. It also was so big that I tended to forget things that were pushed to the back until I started to smell them :( . So from my experience, those professional appliances aren't all they are cracked up to be.

My current house has a much smaller kitchen, which meant I had to get smaller Euro appliances. Now I find it is so much more enjoyable to use than my big old kitchen. The 27 inch Bosch oven holds up to three 13x18 baking sheets, or a 20 lb turkey if needed. The 21-inch Gaggenau cooktop gets 10k BTU of fire power and can fit 4 pans cooking at once, plus all the parts are easy to wipe down, lift off and pop into the dishwasher. My counter depth fridge is only 17.4 cubic feet, but so far I haven't had any trouble fitting all my groceries in it. The food seems to keep at least as well as it ever did in the old SubZero, and I spend less than $2k for the fridge, instead of $8k for a SubZero.

To me the key to workable design is that there are 3 ft. counters on either side of both the cooktop and the sink, so there is always enough space to work. I also think it's essential to have an extra deep/wide sink to keep the dirty bowls and pans out of the way. I've prepared holiday dinners for 15 people, baked 144 brownies at a time for a bakesale, and made 48 jars of tomato sauce in one session so I would say it's sufficient for all of my cooking needs. I do have limited cabinet space, but this forced me to edit my supplies and kitchen tools down to the essentials, which is actually a simpler and more efficient system.

Hope this helps others considering all the options out in kitchen remodel land. Really think about the comfort of how you will use the space. Take your time in planning, and I would recommend hiring a real professional kitchen designer - money well spent.
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The Best Places to Stash Small Kitchen Appliances

Tucked-away places like nooks, pantries and dedicated cabinets keep your kitchen gadgets handy but out of the way Full Story
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pocopson
Having a plumbed-in coffee maker isn't all that difficult OR expensive. We just completed a kitchen reno and I had a dedicated water line put in for my new Brew Express coffee maker. There's a built-in model, but mine sits on the countertop. They can easily be installed adjacent to a fridge that already has a water line for an ice maker. The cost of the Brew Express on Amazon is about $250.00.
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iamlacey
We have purchased two Brew Express machines for our re-do on our 25 yr old kitchen. We could not justify $3200.00 either sourpus! And that machine does a million things...we just want coffee! We purchased the built in, plumbed in coffee makers. They fit between the wall studs and only stick out 3" from the backsplash! Can't wait to get them installed! They were $400 each...we needed a "his" and "hers" but we make so much coffee that I think this is one splurge that is justified for us!
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7 Low-Maintenance Countertops for Your Dream Kitchen

Fingerprints, stains, resealing requirements ... who needs ’em? These countertop materials look great with little effort Full Story
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30suttonplace
Hi neolinaz, Thanks for writing--I'm delighted to hear you are so pleased with yours. My quartzite was installed this week, and it is GORGEOUS. I'll be sure to post a photo when appliances are in.
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mrmckinnon
I cook lots and after my 2nd kitchen remodel have suggestions. My last house I put Granite Transformations in and loved it. They did a great job and loved being able to put hot pans directly on and not worry about grout. (I went through 2 tile counters after 25 yrs. in that house).
Just finished a COMPLETE kitchen remodel and had beautiful granite put in and LOVE it. We got a color w/movement and had it sealed from the source for 15 yrs. They said clean w/a 1/2 water, 1/2 denatured alcohol prep. It cleans up beautifully and really shows nothing. It has the greys, cherry color of our cabinets, creams, pearls, etc. I LOVE it. Put a creamy large tiles on the floor.....
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Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials

Get details and costs on top counter materials to help you narrow down the choices for your kitchen Full Story
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marjie1059
scottandcathie: do you have pictures of your honed marble? You compared the granite and the marble you have. I would really like to see pics of your kitchen.
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Counter top cost
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The Future of Backsplashes

Grout is out. Continuous sheets of glass, stone, metal and porcelain are saving cleaning time and offering more looks than ever Full Story
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luascher
Laminate Chemetal caught my eye. Does anyone have experience using it as a backsplash? Was thinking of using it for wet bar and kitchen, but need to know how it will hold up to moisture (rust?, warp?) and high heat behind commercial grade gas stove. Also, with sheet materials, how are the end edges handled? Meaning, there are areas where the backsplash will end without a border to run up against. Tiles are cut bullnose for these situations, what does one do with solid sheet applications?
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@old-bushy So, did the paint you used have lead in it (or was it just a VOCs issue). I agree there are way too many stupid laws here in the US, especially relating to fantasy greenhouse gases (Stop exhaling! CO2 has been designated as air pollution). However, you may have done your clients a disservice by using the outlawed materials that potentially could end up costing them big time and may end up not being worth every penny of your circuitous accomplishment.

Until that law is changed (don't hold your breath), it's still the law no mater how stupid the government is, and right now it's plenty stupid. Regardless, when/if this forbidden substance ever is discovered, your clients may be stuck with a liability for: diminished property value, difficulties with financing and/or insuring, or even out-of-pocket expenses for clean-up and removal. If you did disclose and they agreed, then they'll also need to keep in mind all the problems they could be faced with including penalties, compensation for damages (real or contrived), and all the other potentially punitive stuff.
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