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Old Jul 9th, 06, 1:29 pm  
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We finally started putting on some more handles yesterday.. we did all of the 18" wide drawers (7 in all). We still have a bunch more to do and we decided we'll probably use a different style for the uppers (the low profile ones- (Grippa, I think)).

We have a punchlist of items and we have the plumber (rather than the handyman) coming tomorrow to finally get the hot/cold dispenser operational.

We're having three different get-togethers/parties next weekend (starting on Thursday) so that's been a good inspiration to get some more things done...

The backsplash is still undecided. I went to one fo the tile places on Friday and they had the same granite (though in the polished version) with a glass mosaic tile that had some irridescence- (it wasn't bizazza (sp?), and had a slightly more rustic look) that looked nice. The onyx ones that looked interesting were $30/s.f. and I'm not sure I'm willing to go that high... I'm going to need to figure out what we're doing around the window and behind and next to the range...



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Old Aug 10th, 06, 11:56 pm  
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We finished all the handles (except the two uppers with glass doors) a while ago. We just bought the handles for the uppers- now we can install them ;-)

We still have a punchlist of mostly little things = finishing the microwave trim kit; getting a custom piece of stainless steel for the hood extension; swapping hinges on the fridge door- we got them mixed up and the fridge door is a little clunky in its operation; leveling the range...

but the one big thing is still the backsplash. We've made very little progress in figuring it out- though we did go to Expo and look around -- no "wows" . THere's another local tile place which has good recommendations- so I'll try and get over there in the next few weeks to check it out.

We're at the totally functional stage- we hired a plumber for the final hook up of the instant hot -- we like it a lot... (the handyman kept saying he'd do it, but never did). We love our DCS range, hood and dishdrawers. The kitchen *works* in a way that the old one never did.... I don't have those "get out of my way" moments that I had in our before kitchen ;-)

One day- hopefully in the not too distant future, I'll be able to post a finished kitchen with backsplash ;-)

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"The kitchen *works* in a way that the old one never did.... I don't have those "get out of my way" moments that I had in our before kitchen ;-)

One day- hopefully in the not too distant future, I'll be able to post a finished kitchen with backsplash ;-)"
I can't wait - for a finished picture with backsplash AND for my own "working" kitchen. I know those "get out of my way" moments only too well


enjoy - it's looking great!
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Wow. Back here after a long hiatus.. It took a while to finish the backsplash and we actually sold the house 4 years ago! But, I figured I'd post a picture of the kitchen (stage for the sale)

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Re: Lisa02 Before and hopefully after in late May...

Wow! Looks great! Are you going to be doing another new kitchen, perchance?

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Re: Lisa02 Before and hopefully after in late May...

Wow! Looks great! Thanks for the followup! Great to see you again.

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Yes- we're buying a fixer-upper. We expect to close in two weeks but the kitchen is going to be last on the list (except for a few quick things to make it functional and not scary)

Thanks for the welcome back. I think I was here in the early days... looks like a lot has changed!

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Re: Lisa02 Before and hopefully after in late May...

Yes, you were! and yes it has...and will again soon, too!

Post up pics of your new place when you close - we'd love to see what you've got to work with!

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