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Mon, Jan 3, 11 at 5:34


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Pantries!

Planning a pantry? Check out the gallery of GW pantries!

Pantry photos/ pics of pantries: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/gal0214583516468.html


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Useful Information

Useful Information

National Kitchen & Bath Association's (NKBA) Kitchen Planning Guidelines with Access Standards: http://www.nkba.org/guidelines/kitchen.aspx
Note: As of June 2010 or so, the NKBA began to deny access to their guidelines unless you join the NKBA (for a fee) or order a copy of the guidelines (again, for a fee). I still have the link here in case they decide to make this information available to non-members again.

BH&G Kitchen Design Guidelines (it appears to have some updates to the NKBA guidelines that are not in the link above): http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/kitchen/planning/kitchen-design-guidelines/

Other useful Forums for Kitchen Remodels:

Plumbing Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/plumbing/

Flooring Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/flooring/

Lighting Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/lighting/

Electrical Wiring Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/wiring/

Remodeling Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/remodel/

Home Decorating Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/decor/

Paint Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/paint/

Also doing a Laundry Room? See the Laundry Room Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/laundry/

Or a Bathroom or Powder Room? See the Bathrooms Forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/bath/

Other That Home Site Forums: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/


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Helpful Threads

You may also find the following threads to be useful:

Best advice from this forum: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0720293613004.html

Scrimp on this, Splurge on that....: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg101324514831.html

Where to splurge and where to save??: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg080040367553.html

Scrimp and Splurge - Where'd you hold back, where'd you go nuts?: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0507102221365.html

Care to share your best kitchen storage ideas?: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0716483024815.html

What do you wish you had done differently?: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0722355328974.html

What do you wish you had done differently? [Part 2]: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0220533912060.html

Now that I have [X], I think I could have lived without it: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0719430319398.html

What 'cons' did you choose to live with?: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0703072225663.html

Things I would NOT recommend or things I dislike!: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0413285931465.html

Things I would NOT recommend or things I dislike! #2: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg061407013201.html

kitchen layout suggestions: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg1022032814279.html

4" Broom Closet from IkeaFans: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg021226537119.html

Rev-A-Shelf Spice Racks for Fillers -- Have you seen these!!!! [discusses filler pullouts]: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg1020292023561.html

pull-down vs. pull-out faucet: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0309302313055.html

Drawers vs Roll-Out Tray Shelves (ROTS):
* Drawers over pull outs in Cabinets: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg030118382423.html
* Kitchen drawers versus pull-out shelves?: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0417384431048.html


Curious about text in messages (adding bold, italics, etc.): http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0117005630821.html


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Tile Information...

...From our very own Bill Vincent...


See the Tile FAQs

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bath/gal0721314418958.html


How to clean ceramic tile floors

Hot water should be all you need for most of the time. The times you want a grease-cutter, use Oxyclean.

Vinegar-- it'll do a good job, but the way it cleans is that it eats away at the grout, little by little. It'll literally burn the grout away over time. The oxyclean will do just as good a job, but without hurting the grout.


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Stone Information

Thread: Stone Information and Advice (& Checklists)

Getting granite or other natural stone? Read the linked thread:

http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0402564914989.html


Marble/Granite Stain Removal Threads

  • Marble poultice: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0502034822079.html
  • Oil stain in granite: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg030842032164.html
  • Coffee Stain on Granite: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0914442618231.html
  • Update on Removal of Coffee Stain on Granite: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg091310171907.html
  • First stain on white marble: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg1213183711789.html

  • Thread: Is there a DIY fix for scratched quartz countertop?: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0816513323387.html


    Thread: Best website I've found yet to view granite

    Posted by remodelfla on Fri, Mar 20, 09 at 22:58

    While doing a search I came across marble.com website. They have some amazing links including galleries with real life kitchens with a huge variety of stones installed. I didn't even get to the bathroom side yet. The pictures are beautiful. They also seem to have 3D and 2D interactive capacities which I haven't yet played with either. Will have to wait for a rainy Sunday when I want something to do.

    Anyway... I've haven't seen one this good yet and thought others might be able to utilize it. ENJOY!

    http://www.marble.com/countertops/galleries/thumb/kitchens/1.html


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    Cleaning Your Kitchen

    Wondering what's the best way to clean something in your kitchen? See the following post for an in-progress collection of cleaning advice/tips:

    Thread: The best way to clean....

    (http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0205202526767.html)


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    RE: Miscellaneous Information

    [Please, do not bump this thread!]


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    Custom Cabinetmaker Agreement Sample

    Are you using a custom cabinetmaker? Do you need a sample of an agreement b/w the two of you?

    Thread: For anyone looking for a custom cabinetmaker agreement

    (http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0311591523290.html)


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    Do NOT Bump!

    [Please, do not bump this thread!]


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    RE: Miscellaneous Information

    FYI...the BH&G Kitchen Design Guidelines link above appears to no longer be working as of tonight... That's two gone now...NKBA and BH&G!


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    BH&G Kitchen Planning Guidelines - New Link

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    Udated Links

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    Soapstone - What Keeps It Darker Longer

    If you prefer the look of "oiled" soapstone, the following thread from our own Florida_Joshua may be of interest to you:

    Thread: What keeps soapstone darker longer. . .The answer! ! !

    (http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg101647079202.html!)


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