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asquithoatley
Looks much better without the corbels - they were far too heavy looking.
9 hours ago     
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rocketjcat
In my opinion it looks so much better without the corbels, it just needs the backsplash.
3 hours ago     
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pickyvicky
Leave them off. Looks less closed in. I like it better.
2 hours ago     
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Kathy Williamson
Don't ask people to badmouth someone just for giving them something that isn't to their taste. They gave you something and that's the only important thing. You don't like it, too bad.
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Lori McGhee
Looks like some people could have saved their good intentions and kind gesture for people who appreciate the thought behind the gift rather than the material item. Personally I have never received an ugly gift only beautiful symbols of love and friendship.
on Sunday at 8:47AM        Thanked by Emily Hurley
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Rob O Reilly
A bit intense alright but the background colour offers a nice contrast with the yellow imho.
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ASVInteriors
As it's designed for a statement wall, clearly the aim was to have something controversial. I personally do not appreciate it nor would I recommend it. I prefer people's faces .. Not always smiling but showing some emotion. I like how time is etched on their face. This fulfils neither of these criteria.
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myownstyle13
I also feel cosier sitting on a sofa aligned agains a wall...
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Nancy S
Hi Ironwood... so nice to see your posts! Right now my couch is literally floating in the center of the living room along with all of my tools for my wood project. The new stain is going up this week.
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feeny
It depends entirely on the room. In our (older) house we have three rooms with sofas. Two are small rooms, so the sofas are against walls. One is a large room, and in that one the sofa is floating. No rules, just different options for different room configurations.
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azizah26
Actually you might like the curtains better if you over lap the swags at the top, using 4 swags instead of 3. I think with your new material choice you should use Long, panel type curtains with a sheer curtain underneath. Then add some accent pillows with the same colors from your new material. Maybe add a vase or something that also has the same colors from the curtains to make it cohesive.
on Sunday at 3:20AM     
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myownstyle13
I would always go for angled, gives you more counter space as well und gives the kitchen a cosy feeling in my opinion. I have 3 angled corners (1 is the pantry) and everyone who walks into my kitchen just loves it.
last Saturday at 9:44PM   
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Mary Porzelt of Boston Kitchen Designs
I prefer a 90 degree angled cabinet in the corner in most instances. It gives you better access to the interior of the cabinet. Sometimes in a more traditional kitchen diagonal cabinet works well but it can look dated in a more transitional kitchen. That being said, there are some manufactures that do not offer a 90 degree cabinet.
on Sunday at 4:40AM   
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sosimpledesigns
Thank you all! Such great things to think about... Originally I wanted a 90 degree but really wanted glass cabinet in that corner... Hmmm

Also the open shelving is a great idea!! But I'm nervous about it! Think I'll have to search some pics!
on Sunday at 5:15AM   
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Jessica
"A home without books is a body without a soul" Cicero

"A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up his children without surrounding them with books, if he has the means to buy them." Horace Mann

"I cannot live without books..." Thomas Jefferson to John Adams, June 10, 1815.
August 12, 2014 at 7:21AM        Thanked by Emily Hurley
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chookchook2
Jessica, I'm never moving again for just that reason.
August 12, 2014 at 7:27AM        Thanked by Emily Hurley
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jhayesmlumber
LOL...Emily where do you come up with some of these polls ? Have you been to the Poconos lately ?
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Sharon McLaughlin
No, for the round bed. Not only making the bed would be difficult but can you imagine trying to fold round sheets? I still can't fold a fitted king sheet! LOL!
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Stamps Design Services
If the client wanted clean lines why didn't they replace the doors? Painting raised panel doors does not modernize them..... they still have the same features.
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MJ Designs
Great question, Sonya N! I DO think there are design elements that will stand the test of time. A simple cabinet door front like the Shaker Style, butcher block and the combination of black and white.... Been around forever and still looks great today!
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bungalowmo
I did my bath in a black hex floor & white subway tile wall. Chrome fixtures.

This room can change to any color with paint & linens.

@Thos Baker....I LOVE that cute yellow & green bath! It's adorable, but I can guess, not for everyone! I have that same exact tub in white!
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chookchook2
With cinnamon and nutmeg.
last Friday at 3:47AM     
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Decorative Philosophy
We like space in a kitchen. We don't know about your guests, but ours are always in ours no matter where and how we space out the bar and food :) We love it and would love more room. I think you would too. Islands are clutter unless your space is huge and yours isn't
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Ann
You know, if the current configuration has been working out great, I might be tempted to just repeat it with the new kitchen.
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kelgercop
Unless going for the old-fashioned/out-dated look, there is nothing good about 2-handle SINK faucets anymore!
August 13, 2014 at 12:24PM     
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quercus2
None of the above. I vote for covered cans that slide into a cabinet. This gives the hidden look of tucked-away cans and the cleanliness of cans with covers. You won't have to constantly clean all sides of the inside cabinet if a little care is taken not to splatter all over the place when putting trash in the cans.
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J&E Kitchens and Cabinets
I actually use a better system than that showed on these photos with lids and cover when closed...
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sunshinemum
I like the one on the left....but done in the size of the right one.
August 10, 2014 at 12:02PM     
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craftyoldman
I like the bigger one but I also think you should try mounting them horizontally not vertically. t might make you prefer the one on the right and since u have so many, no harm done.
August 11, 2014 at 2:51AM     
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hayleydaniels
I prefer the one on the left, but I think you need to match them with your other hardware as it looks off to have black cabinet handles with brushed nickle faucet where it's right above it.
August 11, 2014 at 3:10AM     
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Distinctive Designs by Nicole, LLC
The one on the right as it's more up-to-date, but I'm not sure I'm feeling the black color on your white cabinets. This is especially true with your faucets and towel bar being stainless. Use accessories to connect your black accents within the space instead of the door knobs.
August 11, 2014 at 5:11AM     
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Kevin Strader
Left, right, left, right . . . geez it sounds like a drill sergeant. LOL Of the two you showed I like the one on the right better, as long as it is sized to be able to get to with your hand. I hate the little pulls that you have to use your thumb & index finger to open.
August 13, 2014 at 1:36PM     
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summilux
Both wife and I have asthma, allergies and 2 indoor cats. So that's the practical reason for wood. Aesthetically, there's something about wood and how it plays with light.
on Sunday at 8:40AM     
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elpbrady
Definitely wood. I hate to clean carpet. I would use painted risers though, same as your trim, for an updated look.
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smileyface2013
I sort of agree with you, craftyoldman. I don't like much open shelving in the bathroom. I don't think of myself as an extreme neat freak or germaphobe, but I do like a clean hygienic bathroom!

Open shelving invites dust as well, combined with the steam in the bathroom, dust sticks. I'd much rather clean a cabinet door front than each individual little thing on the shelf.
August 10, 2014 at 6:07AM        Thanked by craftyoldman
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craftyoldman
I am also NOT a germaphobe - I also think about the moisture and changes in temperatures and the mould that grows. It just goes to show how much interior these days is MOSTLY about aesthetics and less about function.
August 10, 2014 at 6:14AM     
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Patricia Colwell
I agree but i also don't like open shelving in kitchens . I don't know what kind of toilet you have but mine does not splash out of the toilet when flushed, I just don't like open shelving for cleaning reasons, I clean my bathroom every morning before i go to work so I also don't like huge waste of space bathrooms that are just for looks.
August 10, 2014 at 7:08AM     
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adivra
I love my new Bosch with the top tray. I do use it for flatware, it's perfect and I find it easy to load and unload. I have to hand wash stemware unless I remove it, though. My last was a Kenmore Elite that had a $380.00 repair about two months out of warranty. It was difficult to clean under the inside of the door.
August 9, 2014 at 1:02PM     
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elainegennett
I had solid oak .cabinets for 20 yrs. The drawers were too heavy to pull out and we switched them to shelves and door covers. Wood can be mighty heavy.
Health conditions like osteoarthritis can make it very uncomfortable to open heavy cabinets and drawers. I now have thermofoil that I inherited in my current home in Fla. They look darn good for being 25 yrs old. They clean up beautifully and are sturdy but lighter than solid wood. These cabinets have a more square look for the base cabinets and a curve in the above counter ones. I have four that have glass inserts . They are holding up well. Someone came in recently and asked if I had new cabinets. I had taken off the formica countertop and
the cast iron sink.. New quartzite counter soon and new sink for my white thermofoil kitchen
Also, no burn from the stove ever and no metal next to it.
Save your money. Thermofoil is great for us with osteoarthritis, and for anyone one a budget. Who wants to clean solid wood?. Just use 409 on thermofoil and wipe dry.
July 1, 2014 at 9:41PM     
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Dytecture
Induction for quick heating and ease of maintenance.
August 9, 2014 at 5:34AM     
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myownstyle13
Induction is quicker than gas and I clean mine in less than 10 seconds.
August 9, 2014 at 5:39AM     
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greenyogini
Depends on the space. Love the look of black doors (and love all white, too), but it wouldn't work in my own space.
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baretta11
I posted earlier on in this forum that I haven't seen any sign here in Australia, of a shifting trend to use black and that I would personally feel I would try, say chocolate, for example and just recently, I had to travel some 100kms away and stayed in a motel.
I dedided to have a meal in the restaurant and what did I see, black, chocolate and dark gray everywhere.
The room had a magnificent large 10' fireplace with a very dark coloured stained timber surround.
Very dark, chocolate/gray wall paper accented with very large bright silver almost mirrored potsplants, which stood about 4' tall and the plants, although fake, were large bird of paradise plants.
Chocolate/gray patterned carpet, where the main colour was dark gray with large 2' chocolate/gray circles.
The curtains on very large windows were again a chocolate chiffon fabric, very pretty.
The whole effect was magnificent, even though, for me, if this colour scheme was in a lounge room for example, it would have been too dark but non the less, the scheme was perfect for where it was.
I just hadn't noticed the trend because quite truthfully, I obviously don't go out much ha-ha.....but seriously, whatever you think you might like, give it a go, as it's been stated in this and other Houzz forums when talking about black mainly, that it's only paint and easily changed in time.
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chookchook2
Unusual! Bohemian, arty, not boring.
July 14, 2014 at 7:24AM        Thanked by Studio LUGO
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chookchook2
My daughter likes them.
July 16, 2014 at 4:42PM        Thanked by Studio LUGO
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Patricia Colwell
Textured tile behing a stove is gross you can never get it clean.
August 8, 2014 at 11:05AM        Thanked by macdave
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hayleydaniels
I don't get this obsession with mirrors! Give me some beautiful artwork of photos any day.
August 6, 2014 at 11:55PM     
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Houzz Quiz: What Style of House Should You Live In?

Does your heart belong to midcentury, traditional, farmhouse or something else? Take our quiz to find out Full Story
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Corinne Morse
I got farmhouse. Described me perfectly.
August 3, 2014 at 1:29PM     
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Toks Aruoture
I vote city- only because I'm going through a modern, geometric living phase at the moment! Both designs are cute.
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Eskandari Stone
I would love to prefer country nursery. Nature's greenery is one of the best thing that must be watched by the baby.
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Douglas Clark, Architect
After over 150 residential clients since 2001, I would say the overwhelming majority of new and remodel home design clients expressly want an open kitchen design. The most popular configurations tend toward having both a center island for food prep, plus a peninsula for casual dining seating. Please be aware that an open kitchen like this reduces the amount of wall cabinets. So two enhancements are key to such kitchens being effective and satisfying to use. First, please plan on a large amount of pantry storage, in particular we see clients liking the full height roll out pantry cabinets on wheels which allow fast access to stored items, but walk in closet type pantries are great also. Second, since all your in kitchen storage is below counter top height, plan on the larger cabinet also having a pair of drawers, instead of doors. With drawer type base cabinets, you do not have to get down on your knees to look inside and find items placed way back in there, simply slide open the drawer and the access is much easier, less bending, less moving out several items to find stuff ! Good luck with your project!
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Decorative Philosophy
Definitely the Tub.
July 31, 2014 at 5:49AM     
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Sheri
Both! It really depends on your preference for baths or showers. I personally like a nice soaking tub because I take a lot of baths. My showers are in the morning and are more utilitarian, so I don't care that much about a big shower.
July 31, 2014 at 5:49AM     
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chookchook2
Security.
August 5, 2014 at 3:28AM     
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carolins
Go for the black ones you chose initially. I do like the shape. They do look sturdy, you like them, they are comfortable. What more could you want :-)
August 5, 2014 at 3:12AM     
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myownstyle13
None.
August 4, 2014 at 8:42PM   
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LineBox Studio
Cool concrete ones we did
August 10, 2014 at 10:22AM     
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PID Floors
It honestly depends on the look and the location of the space. It all depends on the client's taste, just how anything would be. Everyone is different in taste.
August 5, 2014 at 9:26AM      Thanked by Luke Buckle
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Julia Anna de los Santos
if it's wabi sabi rough, I say yes rough. It adds some character and history to the space.
August 7, 2014 at 10:55PM   
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jergens1211
In 2090 I'm sure your windows will still be there. If you're in heritage district I understand I get it. I'm not backpedaling however there are a few different types of older homes triple brick homes are the exception to my opinion even though they have massive problems as well. Your windows will still be there however they will of had massive amounts of man hours put into them to keep them in their state and maintenance if your time is worth nothing or if you have an endless budget to pay tradesmen to do the work then that's fantastic but your windows will not be more energy-efficient over the long run and my two or three times changed windows will be far superior and comfort in usability. The the parents can be brought up to 95% of original as earlier stated with trims and moldings and to sacrifice this aspect I feel it is much better to have an insulated healthy home rather than mold and who knows what for else as well as fire hazards in the walls I always like to gut the walls in order to properly repair structural deficiencies , the cost is that the original trim almost always can never be removed due to the amount of fasteners they used and the built in aspect that is usually present. Once again if your heritage district and you want to keep it all original and you have endless man-hours or you have endless funds to do have tradesmen do the work I understand and there's a place for that however most of these older homes have tons of structural issues that have to be addressed and that is why they have to be gutted . I still say my triple glazed argon/ krypton gas windows are at least twice as energy efficient as a original/storm window combo in prestine condition could ever be . I usually use a painted top of the line fibreglass wood jamb full frame series. Replacement window that will easily go 25 years before they need changing .
August 4, 2014 at 11:18AM     
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greenyogini
BOTH!...in balance. ;)
August 4, 2014 at 11:02AM     
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SoCal Contractor
I love color when used correctly. Both pictures looked rather drab. When right, both can look exquisite!
August 4, 2014 at 11:10AM     
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Vassia B.
oh.my.god!!!! I love them!!!!!!!!! My dream kitchen would have a massive island unit!!! I don't care if it overpowers the whole room, I love love love them! I would prepare food on it, eat on it, sleep on it if possible, i love it so!
August 5, 2014 at 6:17AM     
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rredpenn when getting your home remodeled, etc. the point is so that its done to fit you. There's no one size for kitchen islands, and often times people do use a table to function as an island or something of the sort. There is no standard for what the island should or shouldn't be. Its meant to be whatever is necessary to make the space as functional as possible for the owner.
August 6, 2014 at 5:35PM   
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dooders1981
The orange. Love the warmth
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makaloco
The island layout looks fine, but I don't think I understand where the peninsula would be in relation to the appliances and sink. If the two bottom layouts are facing each other with the peninsula jutting out into the center of the kitchen, then I'd be an unqualified no on that idea.
August 3, 2014 at 8:44PM     
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hambirg
When we were shopping for our house, if the kitchen was open to the front door, that house was out! I hate that! Somehow it feels more like an extended stay hotel room than a home to me. JMHO and all that.
July 29, 2014 at 5:46PM     
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River Valley Cabinet Works
One thing that irks me are old houses with 4 doorways and 3 windows in the kitchen.
July 29, 2014 at 5:53PM     
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jlplatts
The one dedicated wall space ...... as in the only space you can place a sofa, bed, table ect..... every other wall has windows or doors. I had 5 doors and 3 windows in a 16x13 master....
July 30, 2014 at 9:16AM     
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swrite
Bathrooms connected or adjacent to kitchens, dining rooms, or living rooms, (or better yet, the ones that open up to the front door),
clothing closets in master bathrooms,
angled walls,
small garages.
July 30, 2014 at 10:14AM     
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Mark Bischak, Architect
Bathrooms with two entrances.
July 30, 2014 at 11:46AM     
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