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Kitchen remodel green glass subway tiles

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

green glas subway tile

Initially the choice was 3×6 inch steel blue glass subway tiles with a light blue accent tile. But somewhere in the mix we decided that the primary walls would be green and that the green glass subway tiles with a light green accent tile would be a little more lively. The Fusion quartzite island had matching green and blue embedded within it, and the emerald pearl countertops eased right into the theme. The whole combination is a pleasant splash in contrast to the various stainless steel appliances soon to be installed. And apparently as we continue to find blue and green things about the house it was a more of a subliminal color choice than we had realized.  So far the only drawback has been the replacement of the kitchen window, which originally was mostly hazed, cracked and not viewable, now allows us to see outside (which is not really a sight to be seen). We are now trying to determine the best approach to this, whether the answer be shades, custom stain glass insert or other ideas that allow light in, but obscure the very non-scenic perspective. Appliances are running a bit late on order, but it’s hopeful that those too will be installed. Until then browse away.

Kitchen remodel you can’t ‘handle’ the truth

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

kitchen remodel cabinets

Handles handles everywhere, to grasp to hold to stop and stare. It’s a wonder what a handle does, as it lets us open things, just because. So exactly how many pygmies did that bad poem kill? Unsure, but definitely more than one hundred. Today was the realigning, and installing of many unseen soft close hinges and button stops. Cabinets now days are much less just how it looks on the outside, but a variety of convenience technologies built in to change the way the standard drawers and doors operate. Soft close hinges are great for kitchens with kids as it makes sure they are not slamable. Drawers have the same technologies now and prevent the wear and tear from the grubby little paws closing the draws with great force, or forgetting to close them all the way. Many other more standard options such as the spice racks drawers, peg based dish holders, multi-tiered utensil racks are all great options to allow one to put more into the same amount of space. Unfortunately the glass tiles didn’t make it in today, but all the better as it will allow for one more posting when they come in. Until then enjoy the post.

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