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Kitchen - eclectic kitchen idea in Chicago with stainless steel appliances, white cabinets and multicolored backsplash — Houzz

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Gelcys Nielsen wrote:
I've bought a decorative tile that I have to use selectively (as small accents but not across the entire backsplash as it will darken the space) - so I was on the site checking out ideas on how to use it - I see you used a decorative tile just as a small layer along the counter, and then up to the hood - this looks great, but I'm curious about functionality - exposed walls easy to clean around the stove and backsplash under upper cabinets or would having tiled all the way up have been more practical?
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Lapis Lazuli, Tile & Garden Design
here is a photo(by ilapislazuli.com) of accent tile using white tile to fill the background
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autumn_fehr

How pleased were you with the look of the grain showing through when you painted the oak cabinets? It doesn't show as I look at the photo of your kitchen. I have light oak cabinets and am considering painting them, but am wondering

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if the grain showing through look would make it look dated.

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Mary Ann wrote:
Why don't we see more stainless steel work restaurant-style tables used in home kitchens? They are very inexpensive when compared to other island options. I want to use one in our traditional kitchen, but will warm it up with baskets and some type of light fixture and possibly wooden dressers or smaller wooden islands booking each end. I'm getting a lot of resistance from everyone.
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Sutti Associates, Inc.
Consider upgrading to a Metro stainless steel table for truly industrial-grade quality (Metro, after all, invented wire shelving). Find it here:
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Linda Wendel

Is there enough space to put stools up against these tables to allow for proper seating/eating? I see a little space where the stool can slide under the table but not much.

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ebbakelbaugh wrote:
Bar stools?
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Lynzie Hazan
where did you get the wall pot rack?
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Jacquie Styles

Pot rack is from ikea...they used 2 racks for thisû

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rockmymt wrote:
Love the range! - Is it possible to use a microwave over the 36" range instead of the hood? I need to conserve space.
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KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors
Lots of people don't have a choice and do a mw/hood combo. Check out my upcoming ideabook on microwaves. But as Futuro Futuro points out, ventilation is better when using a real hood.
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Dawn
I appreciate all of this info and will look forward to your ideabook. Timing is perfect.
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Amy Ferguson wrote:
Whta'd the size of the stainless table with shelf? - How big of one would you recommend for a 12 x 12 open kitchen design?
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Metro makes great industrial-grade stainless steel tables. They come in two sizes. You can check them out here:
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Amy Ferguson
thank you.. that's what I bought... happy holidays!
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ametan wrote:
Love the wired shelving - Where did you buy the wired shelving that pots are hanging from?
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KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors
Ikea :)
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stillamistry wrote:
Hello, I'm curious; the legs on this kitchen island are different (nicer) than the Cucina Tavalo Flat Top Work Table legs that is sourced. Were they modified? Thanks!
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Metro makes stainless-steel tables, industrial-grade are now available for home use. You can find more alternatives here:
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jennyrothkopf wrote:
Who makes this range??
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Jennifer Jones
That looks like the Fisher Paykel OR36SDBGX1 36" Pro-Style Gas Range. Very pretty!
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MJL DesignGroup wrote:
is the hood a recirculating unit or vented to the outside? thanks!
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Elisabeth Aron wrote:
How do I warm up my modern grey and white kitchen
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Beth Gebhart wrote:
Love the countertops, are they granite, marble?
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n8raven wrote:
tile - Can you tell me about the tile above the range? It's beautiful!
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Sandra Howie wrote:
Hi Rebekah Love the contemporary farmhouse feel of this kitchen you designed. Curious if the slate floor is a
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors added this to Defining a Look: European Eclectic Kitchens
Continue the European feel with an open furniture-style island. You have to give up the closed storage that base cabinetry offers, but you can't deny the impact on the look. Go for something vintage to add texture and a more collected-over-time appeal.
KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors added this to 6 Kitchen Fixes for Nomads
I've painted every apartment I've ever lived in, and there have been more than two dozen of them. I don't regret a single one, and even though my landlords said I'd have to paint it white before I moved out, everyone who came to see it as a potential replacement renter wanted to keep the painting as is, so I never had to! That said, go neutral. Don't get crazy and paint the cabinets orange or green, not only will you get sick of it, but your landlord will make you paint them white before you move out and that's so not worth it.
KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors added this to Kitchen Design: Bringing Restaurant Style Home
Stainless steel. Looking to add a little bit of restaurant feel to your kitchen but not looking for a major overhaul? Visit your local restaurant supply store (or online) and get a freestanding stainless table or island. They can be used for a kitchen table, for a small bar off to the side, or for a full-fledged island. And of course, add a wall-mounted pot rack or two and show off those kitchen utensils and pans.
KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors added this to Kitchen Layouts: Ideas for U-Shaped Kitchens
You can also create a U-shaped kitchen by adding a freestanding island to an L-shaped kitchen. In this case, the one end cabinet was turned to face away from the kitchen, and a beadboard end panel was added to allow for a place to intersect the open island. Because the island is open, you have knee space for stools and seating without needing an overhang.
Lily Gahagan added this to Flea Market Finds: Wire Baskets
They'll keep items close at hand and easily retrievable when you're in the midst of cooking.
Becky Harris added this to Cockadoodledoo! Roosters in the Kitchen
I love this kitchen and all its accessories. You can tell that not only does someone cook here, but also that others gather and keep the chef company. Somehow that cutie rooster up on the vent hood is helping tell this story; he keeps this kitchen from taking itself too seriously.
KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors added this to 6 Great Places for a Natural Fiber Rug
5. Kitchens. Natural fiber rugs are great for kitchens. They naturally repel dirt and you can take them outside and shake them out. Strangely, I find that having a natural fiber rug underfoot doesn't make me think to take off my shoes and I don't worry about it. I love using them for entrance mats as well as in mudrooms and entryways.
KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors added this to The Hanging Magic of Kitchen Wall Rail Organization
Pots and pans take up quite a bit of storage in any kitchen. Free up one of those cabinets for something else!
KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors added this to Kitchen Workbook: 10 Elements of an Eclectic Kitchen
9. French country, modern and industrial style. Country houses are often places where homeowners feel it's safer to ignore the rules and do what they like. There's an attitude of "why not?" And when you let your creativity flow without worrying about its being perfect, you often end up with a much more interesting space. Original oak cabinets were painted white and mixed with an industrial stainless steel island and stools, modern appliances and Mediterranean-style terra cotta tyle with plenty of patina.
Rebecca Gallop added this to Guest Picks: Kitchen Storage for All Styles
This kitchen is bright and cheery, filled to the brim and full of personality. Yet it doesn't feel cluttered or overwhelming. I love the metal wall shelving and textured rug!
Becky Harris added this to Drool-Worthy Design Features to Borrow From Restaurant Kitchens
1. Professional worktable. This kitchen is the first one I remember seeing that had a commercial kitchen worktable worked into an eclectic cottage design. The table serves as worktop, peninsula and eat-in surface, and plays nicely off the serious range and vent hood.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

A. Lastname added this to What I don't like
The tile focal point above the stove and the fact that the tile doesn't cover the wall but stops 6 inches above the counter. Yuck, yuck
Erin Morris added this to Eva’s Kitchen remodel
Love this tile for feature wall and for under the range hood
urban1 added this to Melissa
Shelves for pots with hangers for pans and utensils

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