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Old 09-20-15, 01:23 PM
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My kitchen, by request

A while back I mentioned that I was redoing my kitchen, and several of you wanted to see it. So here it is, don't worry I will make it political by the end Hopefully the mods will leave this alone, I don't visit the rest of the forum very often, the people I converse with are in here.

The old kitchen


2 Months, 15K and about 2 weeks worth of actual work time and I ended up with this.














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The drawers all have lighting in them, very slick.









Here is the pile of paper that came from the project.



First meal, here is the political hook, I made steak (the horror)
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Looks great!

Don't get me wrong, I'm lazy, probably would have left the original kitchen alone, but love what you did with it.
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
Looks great!

Don't get me wrong, I'm lazy, probably would have left the original kitchen alone, but love what you did with it.
The old kitchen sucked ergonomically. The giant island was too close to the fridge/stove area. It was made with nice cabinets, but they seemed to be remnants, lots of moronic small cabinets. The countertops were also remnants, there were big ugly seams in them where they didn't mate up properly. Even with my limited cooking skills I new it sucked.
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Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
The old kitchen sucked ergonomically. The giant island was too close to the fridge/stove area. It was made with nice cabinets, but they seemed to be remnants, lots of moronic small cabinets. The countertops were also remnants, there were big ugly seams in them where they didn't mate up properly. Even with my limited cooking skills I new it sucked.
Well, you would have had to live with it, so good on you for doing something about it.
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
Well, you would have had to live with it, so good on you for doing something about it.
It was always in the plan to redo it from when I bought the house. I just had to wait until my commission cycle started to have the funds
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The island table looked sooooo out of place. For the stove, I prefer induction cookers, so much cleaner and sleeker. And where's your microwave?
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The island table looked sooooo out of place. For the stove, I prefer induction cookers, so much cleaner and sleeker. And where's your microwave?
I looked at induction cooktops (Ikea is a big proponent of them), but for resale purposes (not that I am worried about that now) people like gas. The old house had a big over the range microwave, all I ever used it for was popcorn and defrosting frozen bagels so I could toast them. So I am looking for a small countertop microwave now, and a groovy toaster.
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Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
The old kitchen sucked ergonomically. The giant island was too close to the fridge/stove area. It was made with nice cabinets, but they seemed to be remnants, lots of moronic small cabinets. The countertops were also remnants, there were big ugly seams in them where they didn't mate up properly. Even with my limited cooking skills I new it sucked.
Still nicer than my kitchen! Honestly I might do what your old-kitchen-owner already did.... steal your old kitchen and use it as mine.

Definitely looks better and more usable now. That island didn't fit in a narrow kitchen.
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Old 09-20-15, 03:35 PM
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Except for the island in the old kitchen, I like both the old and the new. You did a great job on the new kitchen very tastefully updated but the old was so nice I would have just stuck with it.
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Paid for with Fiat money one would presume. Don't you know your kitchen isn't real.


There, political.


Nice kitchen.
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Originally Posted by noise boy View Post
The old kitchen sucked ergonomically. The giant island was too close to the fridge/stove area. It was made with nice cabinets, but they seemed to be remnants, lots of moronic small cabinets. The countertops were also remnants, there were big ugly seams in them where they didn't mate up properly. Even with my limited cooking skills I new it sucked.

Probably makes sense to remodel then. If all it was, was that island when I would have removed it and redid the floor, but with everything else....
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Old 09-20-15, 03:42 PM
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The island table looked sooooo out of place. For the stove, I prefer induction cookers, so much cleaner and sleeker. And where's your microwave?
I have a flat cook top that I put in years ago when I remodeled my house. I really liked it. So easy to cleans. The whole kitchen was designed with that in mind. I am lazy.
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Noise boy, is that a townhouse or condo?
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Did you kill your own cow for that steak or get it from the grocery store where no animals were injured?

Nice improvement. I want your stove. Losing the island was a good move.
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That kit looks like a chick magnet.
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Originally Posted by maddmaxx View Post
Paid for with Fiat money one would presume. Don't you know your kitchen isn't real.


There, political.


Nice kitchen.
LOL Thank you for the save, and it was definitely paid for with fiat money
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Originally Posted by Terrierman View Post
Did you kill your own cow for that steak or get it from the grocery store where no animals were injured?

Nice improvement. I want your stove. Losing the island was a good move.
I used my best hunter instincts to pick a shrink wrapped steak from the pile at Harris Teeter

I really dig the stove, I like that it doesn't have the meter bridge at the back. The island's only redeeming feature was that it gave me somewhere to eat since I didn't have a table/chairs until about 3 weeks ago. All of the appliances came from Ikea as well, they are manufactured for them by Whirlpool. The cabinet to the right of the sink is actually the dishwasher. The countertops also came through Ikea, they are ceasarstone which is a composite made with quartz and a space age polymer
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LOL Thank you for the save, and it was definitely paid for with fiat money
No, it's that you used up more of the world's resources building your 1st world kitchen to grill your global warming causing steak in.

Now it's political in a way the masses understand and can hate you for.






(which btw I don't and it's a lovely kitchen.)
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
Noise boy, is that a townhouse or condo?
It's a rowhouse (or townhouse anywhere but the East Coast). It's 12' x 40', so about 1000 sq ft plus the finished basement. However the finished basement is about 1" shorter than I am, so I just use it for storage and the washer & dryer.
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
Still nicer than my kitchen! Honestly I might do what your old-kitchen-owner already did.... steal your old kitchen and use it as mine.

Definitely looks better and more usable now. That island didn't fit in a narrow kitchen.
Totally agree about the island. It's been much better so far. I had Kathleen (my soon to be ex) over for dinner the other night so we could do divorce paperwork, it was nice to be able to cook and have somewhere for someone to hang out that wasn't behind me. I also am super happy about adding the functional extractor hood, I was getting tired of muting the smoke detector every time I cooked.
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Originally Posted by baron von trail View Post
That kit looks like a chick magnet.
We shall see, haven't re-entered the dating pool yet.
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Originally Posted by wernmax View Post
No, it's that you used up more of the world's resources building your 1st world kitchen to grill your global warming causing steak in.

Now it's political in a way the masses understand and can hate you for.






(which btw I don't and it's a lovely kitchen.)
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
I have a flat cook top that I put in years ago when I remodeled my house. I really liked it. So easy to cleans. The whole kitchen was designed with that in mind. I am lazy.
I liked them aesthetically, but the kitchen already had gas, and as I mentioned that seems to be what everybody wants when buying.

As far as the cleaning thing, I really like the look of my black countertops, but keeping them clean is proving to be troublesome. If you have ever owned a black car, imagine that as your kitchen counter.
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So the last bit is the backsplash, it's going to wait until spring when I have money again (my commissions come in the spring). I am thinking I am going to have these guys fabricate a backsplash for me, I haven't seen anything in tile that i like. FINISHES | Oios Metals I feel like it will go well with the fairly modern look of the house.
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