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Old 11-17-2012, 12:50 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I want to remodel our kitchen before this Christmas. The pics shown here gave me good ideas for my new kitchen. I would like to install granite counter tops but i am confused with its color. I really like the white color but i think it would look bad if it had some stains and also it would be difficult to clean it. Any suggestions?

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Old 11-22-2012, 10:27 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Pretty much everything for my kitchen remodel came from home depot, Thomasville cabinets and Silestone countertops. Silestone is nearly indestructible and can take the heat of a pan right out of the oven.

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Old 11-22-2012, 11:02 AM   #23 (permalink)
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UM Kiya, where is the kitty in the other two pics? I think that was the "best" part of the kitchen!!

My friend is in the process of redoing her bathroom and she went with concrete and recycled glass ... I don't have pictures but if you google that you might get some interesting ideas!

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:02 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I have kitty and doggy pictures from our remodel!

Keef sez, "hey Dena, where did all the furniture go?"



"Enough work - let's play!"



Keefer tests out the new travertine floor:



Elvis & Emmy - no kitties on the counters!!!

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Pretty much everything for my kitchen remodel came from home depot, Thomasville cabinets and Silestone countertops. Silestone is nearly indestructible and can take the heat of a pan right out of the oven.

I did rip the floor up this year and went with a white Pergo laminate for the kitchen/dining room.

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Old 11-24-2012, 08:22 AM   #26 (permalink)
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I have done some remoding and my best advice is to get products that need the least amount of care or worry. I love to cook and am hard on my kitchen. Looks are important but durabily is what I look for because the kitchen is the heart of your home.

I have had laminate and tile counter tops and not sure if I would ever want to go with a stone or concrete. The reason why is because I would always worry about dropping something and chipping it. Tile was nice but I always worried about chipping and the grout getting dirty. I prefer laminate because of the durability and easy care. I never have to worry about dropping a can, china or a knife on the surface or even a stain from grape juice or mustard. A little Comet or Ajax and the stain is gone. I do use a lot of trivets or hotpads to protect countertops of any kind from hot pots or pans.

I have had linoleum and tile on my floor thus far in my homes and prefer wet mopping my floors with a disinfectant. Lino is great except that seams eventually separate and tile cracks if your floors are not perfectly level and grout needs to be sealed periodically. Tile is also very cold on the feet during the winter unless you put rugs down or have a heating system under it.

I would never get white or dark colors with cabinetry because something always goes wrong with them. I prefer natural woods in medium finishes because they can always be repaired.

I want to use my kitchen, get the job done and not be a slave to the house. There are too many things in life to do than have it picture perfect or worry about something being destoryed. I guess I try to be practical and don't need a house that is magazine worthy.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #27 (permalink)
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Everyone's kitchen looks spotless in these photos. We have a clean kitchen,but endless papers always find their way out of the file cabinets and all over the counters.
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