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Old 11-27-2011, 08:52 PM   #1
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Show Us Your Kitchens

Where to put this? I guess this is as good a place as any. I like to see kitchen designs, to see how people have adapted their space to their wants and methods. So, maybe some of you would like to show off your kitchens and talk a bit about what you wanted, what you used, and the limitations you had to work with.

I'll start. We live in a 1920's Texas farm house that has been virtually untouched since it was built. We tore out everything interior down to the bare wood walls, salvaged the wood floors we could, replaced all but three windows, moved everyh door in the house, rewired and replumbed. All ceilings were left their original 10+ feet.

The kitchen was left as a bare room. All the fixtures are stand-alone, not built in. The "L" stainless counter and integrated sink had separate drawer cabinet and dishwasher slid under it. All the steel, including the cabinets and center table, were repurposed commercial food prep and medical pieces. She-Who-Thinks-She-Is-In-Charge is in the antique business (Buy Junk - Sell Antiques), so all the decor is "found."

I've never before had a kitchen I really liked a lot. This one is getting close to my ideal. If I could have chosen, I would have left a bit more room near the range for cookware, but we wanted the windows (view of the neighbor's longhorns), and the steel counter/sink was just the size it was. Like many of us, I could really get along with fewer pots and pans than I have. This was the original kitchen space, and the pine floor was in bad shape from damp and wear and not fit for refinishing, so it was stained black. That finish has worn off in the high use area along the counter, and I'll soon have to deal with that, probably with a mat or some kind.

Show what you've done. I especially am fascinated by very small kitchens that work.

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Old 11-27-2011, 09:02 PM   #2
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You have a very busy looking kitchen, GLC. It's beautiful.

Mine is under renovation, so no pics yet.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:16 PM   #3
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Nice kitchen. Maye i'll take some pictures when it's cleaner. ; ). I dont' have anything fancy though. but the stainless steel and island is pretty.
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Yeah. That's why you're seeing it now. It was cleaned up for Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:30 PM   #5
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You have a very busy looking kitchen, GLC.
Exactly the right observation. One of the hazards of being in the junktique business is all the things you want to keep for yourself. For instance, I had to keep the great painting of the Mexican kitchen. You end up having to make a rule that, if you want to keep something, something of equal size has to go. The problem is that you don't adopt the rule until you have to because the space is full.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:43 PM   #6
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We live in a town house condo with a pretty small kitchen. in 2008 we did a remodel replacing the counter tops with engineered stone and floors with tile and hardwood, new sink and fixtures, new lighting and fixing up the surroundings.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:49 PM   #7
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GLC, now there's a kitchen with some real personality!! Very unique, and I LOVE it !!!

You can be sure that you have a kitchen like no other, and I especially like all the decorative items...the choppers crack me up.

My kitchen is very ordinary and boring...... I'm jealous.

Nice kitchen Andy......I'll post a pick of mine when it's cleaned up.
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These are a bit old, and I forgot the one of my pantry open, but you get the idea. We have a new fridge and a new dishwasher since this picture was taken. Fridge is white, dishwasher too.



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Old 11-27-2011, 09:51 PM   #9
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I'm in an apartment, no space. My kitchen, you have to leave to change your mind. I do a lot of prep on a tv tray in front of the TV!
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...Nice kitchen Andy......I'll post a pick of mine when it's cleaned up.
Kayelle, I took these pictures in 2008 when the reno was completed. Otherwise, my kitchen wouldn't be clean enough to post any pictures either.
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