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Old 05-02-2011, 03:18 AM   #11
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Any thoughts why that would be? They are putting sink and dishwasher there.
Cabinet maker, contractor, etc. didn't say anything against it. My kitchen is going to have basically 3 sections. 9'10 wall with refrig. located right behind the 9'6" island and then adjacent on a different wall will be a 3'6" pantry with 13'10" cabinets with the range on that side. In front of the back wall and island is a breakfast nook. So I wanted to be able to look that direction as I did things on the island and used sink area. I think they already have done some work in the basement area for the sink/dishwasher draining so will have to be that way.
Thanks for your input though.
I heard it on This Old House. It has to do with venting the drain. It's easier to do in the wall. The vent has to go to the roof.
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:55 PM   #12
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I heard it on This Old House. It has to do with venting the drain. It's easier to do in the wall. The vent has to go to the roof.
I would think that is a consideration if you are just installing an island, not building a complete kitchen. If everything is gutted you can make plumbing and electrical changes all over the place without adding much to the cost.

I really envy this project, I would love to be doing it. Lottery dreams I would finally get my professional kitchen.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:23 PM   #13
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I really envy this project, I would love to be doing it. Lottery dreams I would finally get my professional kitchen.
We have the same dream, Princess! Tell you what - if I win our $50 million lottery and don't have to share it with 49 people, I will fund your kitchen for you!



But don't hold your breath, we don't buy tickets often and my pastry instructor won it a year ago!
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:28 PM   #14
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i just redid my kitchen appliances, and bought them all at Sears Scratch and Dent, or whatever it is now called. I am happy with all but the gas cook top. Mine is impossible clean. It is black enamel with non replaceable rings. It is a Whirlpool. Next time I would get a smooth top range, definitely gas, although with my copper cookware, I wish I had lower heat settings. The grates looked good, are very heavy duty cast iron, but very rough and scratched my pans. Fixed it with a sander, but for the price, the factory should have done that.

The scratch and dent store carries new and return appliances, and at least here they will bend over backwards to make sure you get all the parts and the unit works. In my experience, the cost was about half of the retail stores.

I also have an LG dishwasher. That is a brand I will stay away from in the future. Had nothing but trouble.
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I think all the ideas you have been given have been great.

One thing about dishwashers - we just bought a new one a year ago Christmas when we did our mini make-over. The stainless models have metal interiors which are more sound proof than the plastic interiors. We bought a white Kenmore from Sears that on sale was in our price range. My best friend moved into a new house about the same time and picked out the same style just up a couple of models and stainless. It had the metal interior and while ours is not loud at all, hers is virtually silent!
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:06 PM   #16
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What a happy chore you have!! Congratulations. There would be a few things on my dream list if I were as lucky as you.

I'd want the best gas stove on the market, like Wolf or Viking, even if I had to budget tighter on other appliances. It would also have sealed burners. The fact that every professional cook uses gas should say something.

I would not opt for stainless steel appliances, as I think it will date today's kitchens like "avocado" or "harvest gold" did in the past.

I would never again have a side by side, or top freezer refrigerator. Your choice of the french door, bottom freezer is ideal.
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Any thoughts why that would be?
The only problem I could imagine is if your house is built on a slab. Very hard to run plumbing through existing concrete.
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:27 PM   #19
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Here is the stove I want...in Yellow...

48 6-Burner, Electric Ovens, Self-Clean | Bertazzoni
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:41 PM   #20
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I've had to do this before; that is buy appliances from scratch. I agree with CharlieD, that is go to Sears. Go ahead and buy one warantee (I didn't renew). I always thought they were a waste, but believe it or not, a mouse couple attacked my stove and they came out and spent hours on it, no charge to me, although the problem was not Sears' fault. To this day if I have a problem with a Sears appliance, they come out and enjoy the mouse story. It was a decade ago.

I happen to like my smooth-top electric, for many reasons some don't get; that is to say my kitchen isn't air conditioned. The heat goes from stove to pot which is a lifesaver in the summer. It is also wonderful for cleaning compared to gas or coil electric.
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