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Old 08-17-2010, 02:45 AM  
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that's a good looking kitchen..you did a great job..



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Old 08-19-2010, 09:39 AM  
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Wow! Awesome. It was very inspiring. I know I could also do that great renovation. As long as you are willing to have a great kitchen or any part of your house that you want to renovate then you can do it. How long did you do that renovation? Anyway, Thanks for sharing that detailed photos.
Black and white combination are really good.



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Old 09-05-2010, 06:52 AM  
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Looks great. Kinda curious as to what made you decide to go with black appliances though?

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Thanks, everyone.

There were a couple of reasons we went with the black appliances. First, we both like black.
We wanted something that would tie in with the design. We knew we wanted the very dark slate flooring and counters and just felt that black would be a good choice aesthetically.
We had considered stainless, as that seems to be the current "trend," but after looking at the same fridge in black and stainless side by side at a store, my wife and I both decided to buck the trend and go with something we preferred.

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SUPERJEDI:

Great job and a great posting.

I have just started a kitchen reno too and many thanks for the positive motivation.

Really like those colors. Our cabinets are still in pretty good shape but we are tired of the oak look since being installed in 1987.... That color of your cabinets is what we have chosen to redo ours in. We do have new stainless appliances (Refer and DW) and I think they will work also. Are looking for a new slide in range.

Tell us about your lighting if you would please. Again, SUPER work to be proud of...

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thomask,
The lighting was pretty simple. We just chose 2 new fixtures that we liked. We didn't run any new wiring or anything, just used the existing boxes.
The main fixture is a 3 bulb flush mount with some crystal details that cast some nice reflections around the room. It adds a nice soft touch with the pearlescent sheen of the wallpaper.
The light over the sink is a small halogen. It's a pendant in the shape of a cube and really makes a nice bright spot around the sink work area.
The range vent hood also has 2 halogens in it, too. Much brighter than the old one.

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superjedi,

Sounds good, you all really added value to your home.

I just finished up trim work around our two pantry doors this afternoon. They do look much better.

It just seems to take a lot to get going some days but every little bit completed helps toward your goal.

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Wow, what a difference! It was well worth the hard work - well done!

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Default Remember on home remodeling jobs...

A wise person told me,

"You eat an elephant, one bite at a time".
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if you dont mind me asking... approx what was the cost like??



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