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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 Isle of view

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

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“Ahoy”, said the sailor, “Island off the port”. The kitchen island has arrived. It took a little over an hour to bring in the ‘fusion quartzite‘ counter-top in to the kitchen and install it. The island turned out a bit darker than I thought, but the island lights still need to be installed. Although there are many pictures left to take, it will probably get a bit harder to see the changes, as a lot of the changes are smaller. Toe kicks, cabinet hardware, and other finish work are the majority of what is left. The only big piece remaining is the appliance installation. The end is in site, and it will be nice to have use of the kitchen again. The refrigerator freezer combo in the garage has been a lot more useful than anticipated when we originally purchased it. In the end it really was the new Trader Joe’s nearby that made being kitchenless easier, with their tasty frozen foods.

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