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Another Finished White Kitchen...But I have morgue drawers

Posted by kitchenkelly (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 8, 07 at 0:06

OK, after 24 weeks it is close enough. I am 99.5% done.

Here are two befores:

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Here are the afters: Layout didn't change much at all. I love my bigger window and the fact that the soffits are gone!
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And the morgue drawers (thanks to fori):

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Closer view of the dreaded backsplash. (A nice, cheery grey. lol.) The lighting isn't very good to the right of the stove. The backsplash really matches all the grey in the granite.

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Thanks to everyone that helped me with my decisions and got me through the craziness(even igloochic.)


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RE: Another Finished White Kitchen...But I have morgue drawers

Kitchenkelly, Your kitchen is beautiful. Love the white and love you backsplash. I hope you enjoy all your hard work. Paddytc


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kelly

It looks fabulous! Just like all the other pics I've seen of your home! I see that great fire place and windows in the other room, and your new kitchen window is fantastic! I need new windows!

I love your moulding at the top of your cabs. Do you have a close up pic? I have been searching on what to do . .and that is it! Perfect!

I also LOVE the swing arm sconces in the eating area! Details! (oh , , and throw in the details for the mini pendants above the sink, too, pleazzze!) Loving it all!

It is really lovely! Congrats on being *almost* done!!


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Love, love, love your kitchen! The backsplash is gorgeous and also the eating area. The window is a great focal point, it is beautiful. Snoopy makes a great kitchen mascot also! Great job!!


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Lovely! Thank you for sharing!
Catherine


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I LOVE your backsplash...and the floor and the way the table brings out the color in it. OK, also love the faucet (Kohler Simplice?), the window, the lighting, the banquette, the molding around the top of your cabinets...A great success, all around!

You know you can't get away with posting photos and no details...


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What a nice kitchen! A truly great place to chill. Especially the drawers!


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the new window makes a huge difference. great job! mind if I ask where you got your hardware? I've been searching for cup pulls and like your shape.


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Hey! where are the morgue drawers??? Ordinarily I would tell you that I absolutely and especially adore those beautiful long grey backsplash tiles - both the geometry and the color are perfection and then some - and that the floor is very cool and the white cabs and the windows (I love windows) and the white lights (ditto light) but really I couldn't care less about those things right now. I want to see your morgue drawers. I've never seen anyone associate their kitchen with morgue drawers and now I'm dying (sic!) to see 'em. Wondering if that fits my kitchen/bedroom/bathroom description.

Please spell out!


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Great job. I think it's very stylish and I love the backsplash especially. Details, details, please! (Are they posted somewhere?)

Thanks for posting.


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LOL Mindstorm hopefully she'll post a picture with a man in her drawers (the morgue drawers I mean...this is a family website) :oP

Kelly You know I love that kitchen, but it's so cool to see it all done!!! Now if only there were a couple of men (my contractors) in your drawers..... :oP

When I post pictures of my bay window seating...you'll recognize it :) I have coppied the back of yours LOL

When's dinner? We're about ready to move!


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Thanks everyone for responding. It is soooo nice to be almost done with my kitchen. I know I still need to add the details but it was getting late last night. I will post them tonight.

paddytc, you were a big help with my kitchen. I remember asking you questions on BM Dove after you posted your beautiful kitchen. That's what I picked, too. Your kitchen was a big inspiration.

dragonfly, I will get a pic of the moulding tonight. I do like it. That was the cabinet guy's idea. And, yes, I went a little crazy on the lighting.

jill, thanks and I think Snoopy was the only item to stay in the new kitchen.

rhome, you are correct. The faucet is Kohler Simplice. I really like it.

fori, chill? you crack me up.

nuts, the hardware is Top Knobs. I ordered them from directdoorhardware.com. Much cheaper than the stores I looked at and the exact same product.

Igloochic, you really helped on my kitchen. You kept talking about "the contrast, love the contrast." I knew I wanted alot of contrast but needed someone to talk me into it.

mindstorm, on the morgue drawer story....my first post follow-up ever was trying to help on banquette seating. The thread got a little carried away thanks to fori, igloochic and jewelita. (The drawers in the banquette open like.....) Below is a pic and the thread is below.


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Here is a link that might be useful: Morgue drawer thread


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Kelly, I love the textural interest & warmth of your space. It can be difficult to pull off a white cab/grey accent traditional kitchen, you did it *stunningly*. Kudos!!!

Your backsplash & floor tiles are to die for and your banquette drawers are...well...to die for, too (and I have serious banquette envy after seeing your set-up).

Now promise us that you'll still hang around here. Pretty please???


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It looks great. Congratulations!


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Beautiful kitchen! Excellent choices on all aspects. Do you use toe tags to label items stored in those drawers? Enjoy your wonderful kitchen!


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You've got yourself a fabulous kitchen kelly. Everything works together so nicely.

What brand pendants are those?


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Kelly, your Kitchen is absoultely BEAUTIFUL!! razenette


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Your kitchen is stunning!

What company made your backsplash tile? I covet it!

Thanks for sharing pictures and information!


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What a lovely kitchen! I was so excited to see a new completed white one, as that's what I've been working on for months. Yours is truly inspiring! All your choices work beautifully together and create a space that reflects real personal style. Congratulations!


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and I thought the before kitchen was the after. Maybe it was the bottle of wine? It is beautiful. I love the kitchen table and bench seats and I want that stove!

beautiful!!


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Kelly

Absolutely stunning. I love the backsplash as well and the floor. And the morgue drawers make me smile every time I see them in pictures or in reference. Gotta love the guy in them LOL

A quick question, were you planning a microwave drawer? If so why the change, or if not, why not?


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Your kitchen is just gorgeous! Love the banquette and those swing-arm sconces and most of all I LOVELOVELOVE the backsplash! What flooring did you use? It's great looking. Can't wait for details.


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kk--I love how your kitchen turned out! When I saw the before pics, I was thinking you had a nice layout, so I was glad to read/see that you kept it basically the same.

Your backsplash is awesome--wow! Definitely along similar lines as mine (shapes/varying sizes of tile). The color is really rich in and of itself (what material is it btw?) and works really well with your granite.

I think those morgue drawers are a terrific use of the space, and much better accessiblity than a lift-up seat for sure. Especially for those larger bo-- I mean items, that you need to store!

Great job!


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i think the Snoopy is the best touch. and he looks very happy there.
Gorgeous job!
enjoy-
LC


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I really like it....You did such a good job. Question what size is the kitchen window and what material and brand is youre flooring, does it run through the entire house?


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Hey Kelly,
Even though you used mostly cool colors, the total effect is warm. I think it is an invitiing space and hopefully your gentlemen callers do not end up in the morgue drawers, lol.
Can you please show more pix of the counters? I can barely see the movement so it is a tease ;)

Lovely kitchen and it looks like it fits into a lovely home :)


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By all means, the details. Like what hardware to hold the weight of the bodies? Your kitchen is both cozy and oldfashioned and simple and elegant. Very very nice!


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really, really nice!


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KK- So many great features! I love the way the movement in the floors and the movement in the granite offset the calm of the white cabinets. Love your new window (and it looks like you decided to keep the sill white - excellent!)

NO SOFFITS! What a beautiful thing! Does the room feel "taller" when you are in there now?

Slimfast shots of Champagne for everyone! Congrats!


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Awesome KK! Way to go. Love your backsplash and flooring. Love that you still have Snoopy on your counter too. Very classy kitchen window. Makes me wish I would have done a vent hood and moved my micro elsewhere. Maybe when old house sells (or is that "if"?) I will work on the remodel at 1 year anniversary of old home!!

Great job, love it all. Enjoy!


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It's a beautiful transformation. We are going to be using a similar sized micro but ours will be on a shelf in the island. How do you like having the controls lower? We are practicing with ours in the temp kitchen.

Beautiful granite, can't wait for the details.


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Wow! You did an incredible job! Would so love to have windows exactly like that behind my sink. And your backsplash is really special, reminds me of stacked stone; it's perfect. And the banquette - I'll be thrilled if mine turns out half as good. Looking forward to all the details...


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That kitchen isn't as big as it looks, is it? I think you simply must post a floor plan so I can better copy your layout. It really turned out so nice! But do you like using it?

Have you thought about getting one of those new French door ovens? They look a little bit like crematoriums. You'd be able to have your drawers available for dog food (dry, not fresh)!


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Wow. I just got home from work and it is so fun to see all the nice responses! Thanks so much. It means alot after you have been through all this (like many of you know.)

Here are the details:

Frig, stove and dishwasher: KitchenAid
Stove Hood: Vent-a-Hood
Microwave: GE Spacemaker
Cabinets: local cabinet shop
Lighting: Pendants above sink - Tech Lighting; swing arm sconces - Holtkotter; adjustable pendant over peninsula - Besa Lighting
Flooring: Porcelain tile by Mirage - color is military green slate
Backsplash: Oceanic bluestone by Thorntree
Accent tiles: Landmark Metalcoat in nickel silver
Knobs and pulls: Top Knobs - Somerset in brushed satin nickel
Granite: Aquario
Sink: Granite composite in grey by Kindred
Faucet: Kohler Simplice
Bow window: Kolbe & Kolbe
Paint: BM White Dove on cabinets and woodwoork, Divine Moss on walls
cookbooks: B & N clearance rack

paulines, amcofar, catmom, dianalo and rosie: lol on the comments about you know what.

mad, the pendants are fun. You can actually change out the bottom portion (lots of options like colored glass and beads)

sduck, what do you mean wine? You posted this morning. LOL

loves to cook, I didn't want a built in microwave. I think a built-in would look too big for my little kitchen.

catmom, yes, I think our backsplashes have the same shapes (but I will not be winning the award. You have it in the bag.) I like it. It is a natural bluestone.

kstones, the window is 5' wide by 4' high. It is the only bow that I could find that was that narrow. Most manufacturers have a 6' minimum width. On the flooring, I ran the tile through the kitchen, laundry area, entry and powder room. On the other side of the house I have hardwood.

basnjas, you crack me up. You have a good memory on the SF shots and the sill dilema. (The chickens like it, too. People look at those instead of the sill.) The room does seem taller without those dang soffits. I think all the white helps, too. The room is only 12 by 14.

whenicit, thanks and good luck on selling your house.

natesgramma, I am still getting used to the microwave being lower. I think the perfect height is on the counter but I didn't want that. The over the stove seems a little too high and the under the counter seems low. But, I do like it there.

Thanks again for all the feedback everyone!


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Yours is my favorite kitchen!!! Well done. Gorgeous. Is your Snoopy a barking dog treat jar....by any chance???


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More pics

lily, thanks. The backsplash reminds me of another poster who was thinking of using a natural stacked stone. I don't know if they ever posted the finished backsplash.

Fori, I was wondering when you would be chiming in with some sassy remarks. I don't think it would be complete without you. On the french door oven....I don't think so. I don't want a obvious theme kitchen. ;-)

dragonfly, here is a close-up of the moulding around the cabinets. I want to paint the ceiling a light taupe because I think the "ceiling white" paint is too stark. I think the cabinets would stand out more. The only downfall of the moulding is that I don't think you could really bring it around a whole room because it would need to be at an angle on walls without cabinets?
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Dianalo, here is a close up of the granite. I need to thank you for alot of your help and advise. You are always the voice of reason in my mind. I remember you were one of the people who told me to wait until the granite went in before I picked my backsplash. You were right!
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Looks like I will be able to answer questions on light reflecting on countertops in the future :O


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Hey Kelly,
Thanks for the extra pix. The counter looks even more amazing when taken dead on (could not resist the reference, lol). I had a feeling it would from the smaller pix. I think it adds so much to the white cabs and adds pizazz to the solid colored cabs. You will probably never get tired of looking at all the natural variation in it.
You have shown another wonderful example at how a white kitchen is not plain if designed correctly. I hope mine comes out as well. ;)


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KK,

Job well done. I really like the blending or traditional with contemporary. I love your granite and backsplash. Oh yeah and how can I not mention the birds!!!!


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perplexedinny, no, Snoopy doesn't bark. Just holds the scooby snacks. Seriously, my kitchen is your favorite? I bet you say that to all the new, finished kitchen posters. lol.

dianalo, you are just quite the comedian today. I assume your kitchen will be spectacular. I think you have fabulous taste.

maredog, thanks. I love my birds (I mean contemporary roosters.) Gotta have the whimsy!

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kk--just make sure I-chic doesn't come by and snag those roosters for herself! lol! (thanks for the prize reference, but I do love yours too!)


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cat mom, I think the I-chic has enough fowl for one house. She tries it.....you will find her in the morgue drawers.


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Your kitchen is beautiful! I normally don't like granite, but yours is very pretty. Great job!


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congratulations, kitchenkelly! it looks great... i like the granite and the backsplash and the floors look great too. i'm loving the paint on the walls... did you share that?


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thanks, gnomelover. I like it too.

kate, thanks. The paint is called Moss Green by Devine. They sell it at Hirshfields. It is a nice greyish green. It was a big decision because I painted the whole first level the same color. I know...zzzzzzzz.


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sheesh! I go hang out in the cottage garden forum cause theres not much happening here and you go and post your finished pics! Almost missed them. Well done! I love what you've done with the place!! simply gorgeous. It is fun to see it completed. Did you use that cute dog fabric to the morgue drawer seating?? which did you pick? having trouble seeing with my new @#$# progressive lenses. Have a great weekend. Sue


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hi cooperbailey, I have been going to the cottage garden forum lately, too. My yard has been neglected because of this remodel so I went looking for inspiration. I think I started going to that site because of your recomendation to a poster on the decorating site!

Any hoo, I haven't ordered a final fabric yet because I couldn't make up my mind. I settled for an "interm" brownish tweed fabric from Walmart. $2.44 a yard! versus doggie fabric at $85 a yard :-( If those new @#$# lenses start to focus in they might see that the cushions are all duct taped together. I don't sew. Got the idea from Karencom on the original morgue drawer thread. They are holding together very well. I swear I used half a roll of duct tape. (Thanks for remembering the doggie fabric.)


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You made a beautiful transformation in that kitchen. Lots of things caught my eye...love the table and seating area, the backsplash, the new window is gorgeous, the floor, the removal of the soffits...great job!


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Thanks mimi, that means alot coming from you. I love all your posts on the home decor forum. One of my favorites was your mantel. Did you ever get a new lamp?


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Job well done! I love your banquette and the pendants over the sink. It is a fresh, lovely kithcen. Enjoy!


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Can you help me see if this works?

I have never linked to my Photobucket site because it is such a mess. (Plus, I think if you move things around and open new sub-albums it can mess up anything you have posted previously.) I opened up a new site on Picasa today and organized it better. I want to see if this link works so I can send it to a few co-workers. They are threatening to to visit :o And I don't want to give them this GW site to view what I post here. (I try to appear normal at my job.)

I tried it on the test forum but I am afraid it works because I have access. I know some posters have trouble posting links so I was hoping someone can help me test.

Did it work? Can you access the account? Am I more of technical geek than I think I am?

TIA!

Here is a link that might be useful: Link to Picasa


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It works!!!
Beautiful pics, too!!


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kitchen table

Beauitful pictures of your kitchen, thanks for sharing. Do you mind telling me where you got your round table in the banquet area? I've been looking for something like that for a while. If you could post how much it was too, that would be great.

Thanks so much!
Paula


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thanks jenos! This remodel has not made me a better cook but it has made me more technical.

paula, I got the table from Macy's and I looked forever, too. It is made by Bernhardt and is only 36" in diameter. Technically, it is a center table not a kitchen or dining table. lol. I didn't want anything to overpower my small space (or square) and I wanted a pedestal so it is easier to manuever around. It was around $600 before tax and shipping. Here is a link to the Bernhardt site.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bernhardt table


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Kelly--I love your kitchen--especially the contrast! It's got me thinking about my kitchen and maybe adding some contrast rather than everything "blending" and in the same color family!

Great window and view!

Great job!!!


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Thanks for the link Kelly. I think it is too big for what I need. I wanted a 30 inch to go between two side chairs. It looks great in your kitchen though. Enjoy it!


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buehl, thanks. I like the contrast, too. I think many kitchens that have colors all in the same family can be very soothing and calm, while you can over do it with too many color combinations. I think it is so difficult to find middle ground between going too blah versus too busy (or too safe versus too crazy?)

I am pretty sure that I am going to paint my ceiling because the cabinets look a little "blah" next to them. I keep thinking about the "Somethings Gotta Give" kitchen and the soft grey ceiling. Hopefully, I don't go overboard on the contrast. lol.

paula, thanks and you are welcome.


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Wow! What an absolutley beautiful kitchen. We are doing the opposite of you, going from a white kitchen (which is terrible) to a wood kitchen. But I love your lighting, backplash and Snoopy! How long has it taken you from start to finish, kitchenkelly?

Congratulations!


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I love everything you've done. The kitchen and family room are beautiful. Your wall of windows around the fireplace is gorgeous.

Your "babies" are sooo cute.


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suzanne, technically I am not 100% done but the bulk of the work was done in 4 1/2 months. (Then again, I kept adding on projects in other rooms.) I think it is so funny that I get compliments on Snoopy. He must be 10 years old and a little chipped up. lol. Good luck on your remodel!

marlene, thanks for the compliment on the windows. When people ask me what is my favorite thing in my kitchen, I say "my windows in the family room and kitchen." And yes, I agree my devil dogs are cute!


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Great job your selections in color and material are wonderful.


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Hi kitchenkelly ~
May I please archive your kitchen in the Finished Kitchens Blog? If so could you please submit the FKB Category Checklist?
Thank you!!!

Here is a link that might be useful: FKB Category Checklist


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Hi starpooh. I think I filled it out correctly. I am not sure if I have an L-shape + peninsula or a U-shaped.

You are so wonderful to do all this work for us. You are the best!!


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Wow, I love your windows.Can you tell me which brand you used, love your kitchen windows and your transom windows. Gorgeous


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KK :) I saw morgue drawers in a magazine today!!!! You've started a trend :oP Even cooler than my chickens heh heh


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thanks cbreeze. I am a huge fan of windows and upgrading them. The kitchen window is by Kolbe & Kolbe. They were the only company that had that small of a stock bow window (5 ft width.) The FR windows are by Marvin. I saw a pic in their catalog of something like my new set-up and asked my contractor if he could do it. They were all stock sizes. Since they were all painted white I didn't think that it mattered that the windows are not by the same company.

igloochic, what magazine?


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Country Almanac, #104 Small Room Decorating (purchased this week at Lowes)

The middle title says "Winners 100 Best Solutions for tight spaces"

Page 19. They make a point of saying what a wonderful idea they are :) I looked and looked and looked, and KK didn't get any credit for it!!! Evil magazine :oP


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Kelly With the Beautiful Kitchen-- do you mind my asking what you keep in your morgue drawers? I suppose the possibilities are endless.


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Darn, the patent hadn't come through yet so I am outta luck. I actually had thought about sending a pic to BH&G but never got around to it. I am sure they will be a huge hit for your magazine shoot.

sjerin, yes, it depends on alot of different things....the day of the week, my mood, my subs.... seriously it is pretty boring....one side holds big bags of dog food and the other holds tools, nails, garbage bags.... aka junk drawer.


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What a wonderful storage space to have and they look so good! Are they full extension?


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Oh honey I"m just copying the look of your banquette. My seating is in a bay window (not big enough for the morgue) so if I did keep...oh say an extra body...in there, I'd have to cut it up into pieces. But I do have 5 drawers in there....so I guess it's an option :oP


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sjerin, yes they are full extension so they are very deep. (But the corner space is empty.) They are a good idea for me because I am using the drawers for things I use every day. I know I would not use them much if they had lids or if I had to move the table out of the way. That said, it would be good for storage of items that are not used frequently.

igloochic, you are so weird. Even though you do not have authentic morgue drawers, I would switch with you for that gorgeous lake view and bay window.


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Yes, it is tacky to bump your own thread but mine was on the last page, ready to fall off and I haven't figured out how to save it forever. Can't find the thread on doing that. If I remember right, saving to your clippings doesn't work because it goes away after the post drops off?

BTW, the reason I want to keep this thread because it is such a great memory of all the nice comments everyone posted. I always try to remember to post after someone finishes their kitchen because I know how much it meant to me.


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It's not tacky if you post new pictures. Halloween pictures, perhaps.


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fori, fori, fori

Go away, fori. LOL. (That did crack me up.) Nothing new in the drawers for Halloween. Never did get around to buying that light fixture you suggested.


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I love every. single. thing. about your kitchen.


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That's right--we need to see some fresh blood, I mean, new stuff with Halloween right around the corner........


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I love the morgue drawers! We have an area that could do with window seats, so I might be stealing your idea :-).

Love, love the backsplash. I know the feeling of losing one's soffits,lol


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maybe you can make up for your tackiness by posting info on the drawer slides your cabinetmaker used for your morgue drawers?

i bet people might find that really useful.


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(I didn't mean that *I* thought you were tacky, btw; just playing along w/ you)


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I'm thinking of morgue drawers at the end of a stubby peninsula to avoid having a wasted corner. Like pet size.

Anyway, where's the floor plan sketch?


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thank you, cmeltzer.

catmom, I will see what I can dig up in the back yard. (Those pods are too expensive for excessive storage.)

maripostrabananarama, thanks for the compliment. And oh, how happy I am that those soffits are gone.

talley sue, LOL, I knew what you meant. I linked a thread on hardware that had links on it. I have no idea how the drawers were made. The cabinet guy did them.

Fori, you really want a sketch? I have one but how would I post it? I don't have a scanner. I suppose I could take a pic of it.

Here is a link that might be useful: more morgue drawer info


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RE: Another Finished White Kitchen...But I have morgue drawers

kelly, I couldn't find the Divine Moss on the BM site? Is it their paint? Could it have been renamed? I know they changed some names of some of their paints. Thanks


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RE: Another Finished White Kitchen...But I have morgue drawers

hey, brutuses. I didn't do a very good job on my details. The BM White Dove is on the cabinets. The moss green color is by the Devine Company. Sorry about that.

Here is a link that might be useful: Devine Paint


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Hi kelly--a quick question--how are you liking the Simplice? I'm thinking of replacing our PP Contempra with it--they're VERY similar, but the Simplice has a wider reach, which would help with splashing issues we're having onto the wood window...do you have the 647 or the 648 (smaller size)? Would you buy it again today? Thanks in advance for any info.


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Hey, flyleft. I do have the bigger one and would buy it again. When I do splash it is because I left the spray on by mistake the last time I used it. If it does spray, I have the painted surfaces so it wipes up pretty well.

I just looked up the PP Contempra. It is pretty. I can see why you chose it.


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RE: Another Finished White Kitchen...But I have morgue drawers

Kelly,

I really like what you did in the kitchen, it's very classic and serene. I hope I can accomplish something similar when I do mine. I like some of the small changes, like replacing the angled upper cabinets in the corner with cabinets at right angles to each other.

How do you like your KA range? Is it LP or natural gas? Is it powerful enough? (I'm going to lose quite a bit of BTUs when I convert to LP.)


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egganddart, thanks for the nice compliment. LOL on the changing the angled upper cabinets. NO small change. The reason there was an angle was that the furnace and water heater were vented there. The furnace was replaced and side vented a year before the remodel. I had to replace a gas water heater with an electric one to get that angle out. It was worth it but it cost about $1200 for everything.

The KA range is natural gas and fine with me but I am not a big cook at all (the name kitchenkelly came to be because of the kitchen remodel not because I spend time in there.) I have heard that some people have had issues so I would suggest getting some more advice. Have you done a search on the appliance forum? I just did on "kitchenaid range" and a bunch showed up.

Good luck!


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Kitchenkelly, I like your contrast and beautiful white cabinets.
But, I especially need to ask you questions on your banquette.
Dimensions please, and approximate cost of building.
What materials are used? and anything else you can think of.
I think this is the exact look i am thinking of for my kitchen. I will show my contractor, but I sure don't want it to cost a bundle.
thanks


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summertime fun, I didn't get an itemized list for my cabinets. It was one big amount from the local custom cabinet guy. The length of both sides are approx 4 feet. The height of the bench is 16" with a 2" cushion which gets you to a 18" standard chair height. I know the material is maple like the rest of the cabinets. They are basically just hollow boxes with drawers added. The corner is empty. The angled back was added on site.

I read alot of magazines and noticed that many kitchen seating benches are made using standard cabinets.

Good luck with your kitchen. Hope that helps.


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Well, I for one am glad you so tackily bumped up your kitchen pics. ; ) It got right by me (the cottage forum is my second home) the first time around. It is gorgeous and you can tell you put a lot of thought into all the details. Love those morgue drawers - too funny! : ) Weren't you the one who had the Halloween pics with the dogs "arm" wrestling? My DH and I got the biggest kick out of that pic. : )

Hope you drop by the cottage more often. Things are slowing down a bit but those of us in the warmer zones are still posting pics. Come see us!

Diana


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Hi kelly,

Thanks for your feedback. I sure am glad it was positive because I went ahead and "won" one on eBay yesterday before I saw what you wrote--would have been bummed if you'd said you hated it :)

And yes, the contempra looks so much like the simplice--it's like the kohler people asked contempra users how they'd improve it and then ran with the suggestions! I got the bigger one yesterday and am looking forward to its arrival.


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Love the cottage garden forum

Oh, angelclub. First, thanks for reminding me of my tackiness. LOL.

I love stopping by the cottage garden forum. (The bad thing is that the only thing I have been able to contribute is my trimmer.) I love the beautiful gardens and hope I can get mine to look better next year.

Funny that you mention my morgue drawer post because I saw the pic from your friend. What a hoot! I couldn't decide if they were shelties or collies. Can't believe your friend could get four dogs to pose together! For anyone who needs a giggle, click on the link.

Here is a link that might be useful: angelclub's Halloween post.


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backsplash 3 years later

Hi Kitchen Kelly - Your new kitchen looks great. Love the backsplash, too, as others have said. We are thinking of using the oceanic bluestone (aka basalt or lavastone) in our kitchen, too. We received a sample that had horrible glue stains showing through from the backside. Replacement sample looked fine, so we have been assured the stains were a fluke. I was wondering if you are still satisfied with your backsplash. No problems with staining? Thanks!


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Hi penina, The backsplash still looks great - no staining ever came through the back. It was such a big decision and I am very happy with it three years later. I think it was sealed and probably could be done again behind the stove. I do see a few new grease splatter spots.

Thanks for bumping my thread. It was fun to see it again. Good luck with your kitchen!


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Beautiful!!!
We have a creme granite and want to do white cabinets. LOVE your backsplash!!! Really a beautiful space.

How are you liking your Kitchen Aid range? I LOVE the look of it but the reviews weren't outstanding. Are you happy with it? +s, -s


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tile

Just looked again. LOVE your tile!! Where did you purchase it?


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RE: Another Finished White Kitchen...But I have morgue drawers

So fun to be reminded of Kitchen Kelly and her morgue drawers. They are pretty cool, as is the rest of the kitchen. Wow, that was back in 2007. Just how long have I been hanging out at this site anyway? We are actually in the midst of demo for our kitchen remodel-long time coming. So far so good.


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A stunning kitchen! Love the backsplash. Someday we will do our built in and want morgue drawers just like yours.


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ejbrymom, yes I do like the Kitchen Aid. I am not a big cook but I do like the Power burner. (Plus I liked the look of it.) The tile is from a local store in MN. I am sure if you Google it you can find a retailer in your area. Thanks for the compliments. Fun to see people like it after three years.

Hi hockeychik. It is hard to believe it has been three years. Just when all the remodeling nightmares went away I decided to start on the second floor. Nothing compared to the first floor (and no kitchen.) Good luck with your kitchen!

bostonpam, let's get some morgue drawers on the East Coast!

Thanks for the walk down memory lane. It is so nice not to be TKO. It is so funny to think how bad I was. Could have used an intervention but I hung around a site with some worse than me ;-o


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I LUV THE MORGUE DRAWERS!!! Your kitchen is awesome, my favorite color is gray so I am quite enamored of your overall look with the white...very striking. Congratulations!!!


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Hmmmmm. The vampiressrn likes the morgue drawers. Who would have thunk?

Seriously, thank you for your nice comments. If you need to store somebody, I mean something. Let me know.


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Your kitchen is stunning, KK! I'm hoping to achieve something similar in my own kitchen, though it's super tiny (8' x 10'). I thought I definitely wanted inset doors, but after seeing your cabinets and also pinkroots, I've decided to go with the euro style. I especially love your shaker crown. Would you be willing to share details, i.e. measurements of each layer? Also, is your floor tile 12 x 24? I'm in MN, too (Rochester), did you by chance use a KD? Wish I could afford one, but am trying to go it alone. You've done an amazing job--what a beautiful home. Love the window seat!


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Oops! I mean banquette, not window seat. Plus, the other kitchen I love is calypsochick at pinkroots blogspot. Also, as long as you are getting your tape measure out, how wide are the vertical slats on your powder room paneling? Is the horizontal board at the bottom wider than the vertical boards? I would like similar craftsman style paneling on my back porch, but can't find dimensions anywhere.

Thanks Kelly!


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