It's finished!

sixtyohnoDecember 9, 2011

The kitchen was grouted last night and it's all done except for a massive cleaning of the rest of the house. Dust and mess.

GW folks were such a help, especially when I was stressed and indecisive. Thank you so much.

Laura

The cabs are Schuler

Rainforest marble counters

cooktop and ovens Bosch

The DW is my old KA. It works fine.

The floor is random cherry and it came with the house.

The MW is in the laundry room. We don't use it much.

I love having drawers for dishes, pots, baking stuff etc.

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dilly_ny

Let me be the first to say Congratulations! Its looks great. Love the soft green bs and granite. Nice combo. Enjoy! Can't wait to get started on mine!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:32AM
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remodelfla

Beautiful and just my style! Clean, unfussy, gorgeous counters, great b/s, love the graining on your cabs. Now ENJOY and let the cooking begin!!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:37AM
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motodetroit

Very nice! What type of wood did you use for the cabs? They have such a nice even grain that looks great with the slab style. BTW, the rest of your house in the pictures also looks beautiful. Those are to die for floors and I love the beam in the living room.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:40AM
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oldbat2be

Really like your backsplash tile choice and your countertops look amazing. Congrats and Bon Appetit!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:41AM
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sas95

I love it!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:44AM
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joaniepoanie

A woman after my own heart! I am getting the same cabinets....natural maple and slab doors. It's nice to get a preview of what they will look like! Beautiful job! Mine starts in January---can't wait!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:45AM
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kalapointer

I love what you did to the BS over the stove. Very clean looking and classy with the counter top. RFG is one of my favorites, beauitful! Great job!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:47AM
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deedles

That is the most beautiful counter top that I've ever seen and I'm not kidding. I feel like saving the pic to my desktop so I can look at it whenever I want to, lol. Are you happy with the tile now? It looks really, really beautiful. Congratulations. You have excellent taste and it shows!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:48AM
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sixtyohno

Thank you all.
Motodetroit-the cabinets are maple veneer, stained wheat. DH says that stain helps protect even with a topcoat. The only way for us to get the grain on the drawers to be vertical was to use veneer. Veneer is more regular. The grains match in some places and according to the KD, there is less chance of warping. It cost just a bit more than just all wood. BTW the cabinets are framed. We thought they were sturdier.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:52AM
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chitown_remodel

I love your kitchen so much. It is so serene - I could sit in it all day long.

The wood, countertop, and color choices are fantastic. Congratulations on your new kitchen. (I also love how all of your handles were installed horizontally)

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:54AM
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katsmah

Beautiful! Very nice and clean looking giving the Rainforest center stage. What is your backsplash?

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:58AM
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susanlynn2012

I love the contemporary updated cabinets that are so in this year and I love how they go up to the ceiling with the handles. I LOVE your cherry floors. I love your counters and backplash. With all the light you get in the kitchen as I said in my prior post, your kitchen is just such a warm beautiful space.

Thanks for sharing.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:58AM
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young-gardener

Congratulations! I love the greens. It must feel so very good to be finished.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 11:00AM
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susanka

Lovely, lovely, lovely. I almost got RFG, settled for it in a bathroom instead. I'll come to this thread to look when I get lonesome for a big swath of it. Congratulations!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 11:18AM
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cosmo_nj

You've found the perfect green tile. Bookmarked.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 11:25AM
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darbuka

Beautiful! Love that stone!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 11:31AM
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blfenton

What a great looking kitchen. Love all that counter space and the counter itself - especially with your outside view. Congratulations.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 11:37AM
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ferrygirl

Absolutely beautiful! It looks just like a picture postcard with the view outside your window! I love your granite and you did a great job with the backsplash (after much gnashing of teeth)!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 12:00PM
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mmhmmgood

Wow! SO beautiful. I love the marble and your backsplash. RFG is definitely a favourite of mine and you've paired it perfectly with that backsplash. Well done! Enjoy your new kitchen just in time for Christmas!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 12:11PM
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chiefy

I love it! That granite is gorgeous and I love how the backsplash has a color and is interesting, but still lets the granite be the star.

I have some detailed questions!
What is the little cabinet towards the end of your peninsula, next to what I assume is a lazy susan?
What's the distance between your peninsula and fridge? I'm looking at a similar layout in my kitchen.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 12:12PM
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boxerpups

I love how the outdoors comes inside with the elements
you used. The rainforest granite and the smooth
tile backsplash combined with the warmth of the natural
wood cabinetry. I imagine in the summer it is even more
stunning.
~boxer

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 12:31PM
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suzanne_sl

Seeing your whole kitchen done, now I see why you were so dismayed with the contrast tile on the hood wall. The overall effect of your kitchen is soft, like spring. I've never thought of RFG in a light and airy context, but that's exactly what you've done and it's spectacular! This is one of my favorite kitchens ever.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 12:46PM
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brianadarnell

Its beautiful! So clam and serene. Suzanne is right- now I see why the range backsplash didn't mesh for you. I love the granite and backsplash combo!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 1:03PM
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bigdoglover

It is just stunning, so warm and welcoming and orderly at the same time. And the view! I love what you've done, and what you ended up doing with the tile over the range. Just perfect. Congratulations.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 1:12PM
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pricklypearcactus

Your kitchen is so lovely and soothing! I love the green and those counters are spectacular (and I usually don't particularly like green counters). The cabinets are beautiful too. The layout looks very functional and the kitchen seems so open, yet with miles of work space. Congratulations on your lovely new space.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 1:15PM
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wolfgang80

Congratulations on a beautiful kitchen.
On your 3 drawer cabinets, what are the heights of the three drawer fronts?

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 1:20PM
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westtoeast

Lovely! The backsplash looks great!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 1:32PM
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kaysd

You have created a lovely and calm looking space. The maple cabinets are a nice contrast to the beautiful cherry floors, and the RFG counters, pale green tile and SS appliances all flow together so beautifully with the woods. The woods outside are pretty spectacular too.

I really like your choice of handles and the horizontal orientation. Is that the Princetonian handle or something else?

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 1:36PM
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lalithar

I love the green zen feeling in the kitchen. what a lovely space! It seems right for nourishing foods like hot cocoa in the snow and yummy fresh salads in the summer :) Enjoy and a great job.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 1:44PM
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trailrunnerbiker

Beautiful...lalitha beat me to it :) Very Zen like. The green made me think of oceans...and forests...and rain...just lovely. I hope you will post a pic of the view in Spring...you now have Spring indoors all year.

The rugs are wonderful also...and how lucky to have those gorgeous floors already there. Beautiful blending of old and new. c

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 2:17PM
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ellencrowe

I love the decor.
The light green tile back-splash and counter-top compliment the entire kitchen. Excellent choice.

Would you be able to post a picture of your fan?
From the pictures you provided it seems to be very unique looking. I would be interested in such a fan. If you can't post a picture can you provide the brand that makes it and I'll search for it online.
Thank you and enjoy your beautiful new kitchen :)

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 2:25PM
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ICFgreen

What a beautiful kitchen! I love your backsplash. Also, is that a fanimation fan--the kind where the blades fold in when the fan isn't in motion? We're considering one of those?

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 2:27PM
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MIssyV

ooohh.....love all those big windows! how wonderful!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 2:37PM
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carybk

Stunning, peaceful kitchen. I liked the colorful contrasting elements you put around, lemons, that fabulous butterfly, the china near the cooktop.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 2:41PM
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EATREALFOOD

sixtyohno--WOW, boxerpups is correct the outside comes inside with those colors. I really like the marble countertop, BS and those big windows. What a beautiful view that is.Lovely.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 2:54PM
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sixtyohno

I am delighted to get such a wonderful response to my new kitchen. Here are answers to questions.
katsmuh-I don't know what the tile brand is. It's not on the empty box. It was $10 s/f. The tile installer thought it was a great buy. I'll find the receipt and let you know.
chiefy76- The little cabinet in the peninsula is 8 1/2 inches. It's divided and it holds trays and cutting boards.
wolfgang80- I have 4 3 drawer cabinets. The drawers are 11 inches and 7 inches.
kaysd- The pulls were a promotion from Schuler. I thought that since they were a promotion, they would be yucky, but they turned out to be excellent.
ellencrowe and ICFgreen-the fan is Artimis by George Kovacs. Here's a link. I didn't pay that much. I searched till I found a good sale. http://www.wayfair.com/Minka-Aire-58-George-Kovacs-Artemis-Aerodynamic-Ceiling-Fan-in-Translucent-F803-TL-MKA1645.html

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 3:29PM
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davidro1

thin tube fluorescents.
very thin.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 3:41PM
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cluelessincolorado

How on earth do you get anything done with that gorgeous view out that AMAZING wall of windows? No wonder the space is so gorgeous, it'd have to be to compete. Love what you have done, and you really pulled out the stops on the range/backsplash issue! Your counter is beautiful. DS would be all over it creating magical journeys along that veining. Can I come over? :-)

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 3:42PM
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sixtyohno

More answers.
Chiefy76-The distance from the peninsula edge to the the fridge is 42 inches. But the perspective in the photo is deceiving. The inner edge of the counter is actually opposite only about 5 inches of the fridge. The peninsula comes further into the dining room than the fridge. My goal was to have the longest run of counter, so we go almost to the sliding glass door. And I have a run of over 10 ft. The kitchen is 11'7 wide and 13 feet long but we went a bit into the dining room with the peninsula.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 4:06PM
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LottieS

Your kitchen is perfect. Just looking at it is calming and I love the green, blues and browns that make it join with the woods outside the window. Your granite might be my all time favorite on this site. I admire how you pulled it all together. Finding tile for the backsplash couldn't have been easy. All those drawers!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 4:58PM
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61tinkerbell

Beautiful! You've done a great job putting everything together! You must be so happy with the results!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:01PM
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ellendi

So glad you decided to remove the other tile. You came up with a good alternative. Enjoy your kitchen.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:05PM
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cat_mom

What a nice, calm and soothing kitchen!!! Your backsplash is perfect with your counters!

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 10:09PM
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orcasgramma

Sixtyohno,

Your kitchen is beautiful and so right with the wonderful view out the windows.

I liked the tiles the way you had them at first but looking at these pictures I think you were right to change them. That little line of color just under the hood seems just right to me.

Kitchen perfection.

    Bookmark   December 9, 2011 at 11:49PM
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westsider40

It is so lovely. Serene. Light. You have brought the outdoors in.

The pottery, stuff, you have is obviously collected, received as gifts, in a life of many interests, friends, where you chose to keep and include lovely things, meaningful things, from various avenues. Not slavishly decorated and yet so harmonious.

I love slab cabinets which highlight pretty woods. I have slabs, too. The windows are beautiful as well-and do so well what windows can do-show your special nature settings and warm up the inside.

Sixty, oh yes, arent you glad you are here? Oh, yes.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 12:53AM
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Madeline616

Congratulations on your gorgeous kitchen...Love the light, bright, clean lines! Adore the backsplash! Enjoy :-)

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 3:54AM
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theresa2

What a beautiful kitchen! I love everything about it, especially how wonderfully it ties in with the outdoors, both in expanse of outdoor views and in the cohesiveness with nature.

I also want to mentioned that I love how you repeated the soft curve throughout the room, with the end of the peninsula, the fridge, oven handles and hood. Simply gorgeous!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 6:01AM
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Linda

So pretty! What a very special place you have created. Simple, yet so beautiful and functional!

Jm

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 6:30AM
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elba1

Looks light & bright - like that backsplash - congrats to you - enjoy!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 6:55AM
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cjc123

Love the way your tile and granite works with the your beautiful outdoor view. So calming and warm. Thou - looks like winter has moved in in your area! :-) Enjoy!!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 8:22AM
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sombreuil_mongrel

It's refreshing to see your sense of style. You prove that it's possible to think outside the box and end up with a great new look.
Casey

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 5:36PM
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Yvonne Albertyn_Brazil

Absolutely beautiful! I too love your view.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 6:00PM
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michoumonster

amazing kitchen! i love the greens, very cool and serene!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 6:04PM
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rosie

Ohno, it's terrifically wonderful. I could so be happy in that kitchen. Congratulations on a great job.

Lovely as the finishes are, I invite people looking for inspiration to imagine that kitchen with one small window over a sink and blocks of upper cabinets where the rest of the glass is. As if it were part of a traditional home constructed any time in the last half century and more. That open sunlight-flooded work area is what creates this look.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 6:17PM
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taggie

Oh my goodness, this is fabulous! Those floor are simply stunning -- I've never seen floors like those before -- and your cabinet choice plays off them just beautifully. Everything about your kitchen is so lovely and inviting. Great job!

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 6:58PM
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sixtyohno

Thank you all so much. I love reading all these wonderful posts. I know we took a few risks and I am so pleased that so many people like what we did.
I love this site for all the help and then for such supportive comments.
Laura

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 7:53PM
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amela

Oh how I love your kitchen! The rainforest is gorgeous.

    Bookmark   December 10, 2011 at 7:55PM
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justjill

hands down the most beautiful, stunning countertop I have ever seen on here!

FANTASTIC job, your kitchen is so warm and just lovely.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 12:59AM
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SSShayne

YAY!! Ive been following your kitchen for awhile now while also going thru my own remodel and our GREEN granite counters!! (My backsplash and hood are going in next week)

LOOKS GREAT!! Love everything! You have me second guessing my backsplash - i love the green subway!!

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 11:38AM
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sixtyohno

SSShayne- I do love your counters. What BS did you choose?
Laura

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 10:44PM
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Capegirl05

It is beautiful! I love the backsplash and it goes perfectly with your countertops! You guys did a fantastic job!!!
Capegirl

    Bookmark   December 11, 2011 at 11:35PM
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caligal

So serene and beautiful. Just like the view. Very nice renovation!

And you were so right to remove the tiles! Backsplash came out perfect!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 1:53AM
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scootermom

Really beautiful kitchen. Has the layout been working well for you? I'm considering a similar one (somewhat shorter, though). Sounds like you just got done grouting so maybe you haven't had much chance to cook yet, but I'd love to hear how the layout functions for you. So much wonderful counterspace!

    Bookmark   December 12, 2011 at 7:05AM
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caligal

I know I already posted above, but I just LOVE your kitchen and can't stop looking at it! I hope you are enjoying the space and celebrating being finished!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 2:34PM
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tateland

so pretty!

    Bookmark   December 13, 2011 at 4:53PM
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debrak_2008

Just found this thread. What a great kitchen! Must ask you about the ceiling fan...are those retractable blades? I really like it.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2011 at 7:57PM
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debrak_2008

So sorry I just saw the link to the fan. Maybe I missed this to but tell us about those colored tiles under your range hood. Thanks!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2011 at 8:08PM
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rhome410

What a gift to have 'inherited' those floors!!! The kitchen is lovely. Such nice clean lines, and surfaces that will be nice to keep clean. Love the marble!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2011 at 8:21PM
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sixtyohno

Thanks again for all the nice comments. We just returned from a 9 day trip to Seattle and San Diego to visit family. I had kitchen separation the whole time. I needed to be home wiping down the counters and now thanks to GW, I have to alphabetize all the seasonings.
Happy New Year to all. Peace.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2011 at 9:00PM
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BalTra

I just noticed your fan.
I LOVE THAT FAN!

Such a sweet space- enjoy the new year in your new kitchen!

    Bookmark   December 30, 2011 at 4:58PM
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sixtyohno

Scootermom-The layout is just perfect. It's working very well. DH and I both cooked today and we did fine together in the space. It's great having the dishes drawers next to the dishwasher and the silver above it. I actually don't mind emptying the DW because there is room for everything. I also love the the long run of counter. That was my number one goal and it worked in this relatively small space. 11.7 x 13. We love looking at the RFG so we are really making an effort to put things away and keep the counters pretty clear and that is a new way of living for us.
I hope you have a great time with your reno.
Laura

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 9:52PM
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sixtyohno

Hi Enduring-Regarding your question about our tile change and leaving the line of colored tile under the hood - We couldn't get the little tiles out from under the hood without a big deal, possibly removing a row or 2 of the green subways and possibly messing with the hood. At that point we couldn't spend anymore money and I needed to be done after all the stress of what to do. That line didn't bother me at all. I know it's not perfect, but it' ok. It might be fixable some other time, but right now we are both loving the kitchen and not spending any money.
Laura

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 11:45AM
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enduring

Thanks Sixty, I love the tile and I love the look of your kitchen in general. I am glad you posted it as an example on the other post.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 7:53PM
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sail_away

Love the individual components---and how they work together so well. It looks like a kitchen I'd love to work in. Great job.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2012 at 10:51PM
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mmhmmgood

Lovely! The marble is superb ... congratulations!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2012 at 1:05AM
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april_love

Hi Sixtyohno,

How wide are the 3 drawer cabinets next to your range?

    Bookmark   April 7, 2012 at 12:34AM
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susanlynn2012

I had to look at this gorgeous kitchen again! I love everything about the kitchen especially the most beautiful gorgeous cherry floors and gorgeous counters! Thanks for sharing.

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