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Old 05-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #16
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After I got the cabinets in I needed to wire up some lights. I only had one light before and I took that out and filled the hole. I went with 5 - 4" oil rubbed recessed lights. Over the sink had a fluorescent tube I took out and replaced with 2 pendant lights. I know I have to get a dimmer for them.


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Old 05-30-2011, 09:50 AM   #17
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On to the counter top. I wanted to be really particular in picking my granite, I wanted to see what slab or slabs we were getting and how it would be laid out due to our U shaped kitchen. After about a week of looking through granite we found a nice large slab that we could piece in and hardly make out the seams.
The granite is Giallo Napoli and is the ONLY thing I did not DIY!




Put the appliances in, Electrolux induction cooktop and Elextrolux oven.



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Old 05-30-2011, 09:53 AM   #18
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The dishwasher is a Bosch Panel ready and a Sharp Microwave with an auto drawer.

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Old 06-01-2011, 04:05 PM   #19
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Next up was the back slash. We had this picked out before the granite came in but after mocking it up we found we didn't like it.



So we tried another but didn't love it either.



We ended up with this on the left.



I decided to go ahead an mount the lights for the cabinets

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Old 06-01-2011, 04:21 PM   #21
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If anyone knows anything about South Carolina you will recognize my mural. We love our state flag and trying to figure out what we wanted for the mural I came up with this.



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Impressive work John!
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On to the hard wood floors! I went with Lumber liquidators 3/4" solid Brazilian Koa in 5". I love this floor, I know some don't but the uniqueness of each piece is crazy.



Did the hardware after the floor and some molding.




And the 95% done pic.
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John, I am not crazy about the floor. I do love the rest of the kitchen though. Still waiting for finished pics of the window seat. Not sure if you finished it or not. Keep up the great work.
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John, I am not crazy about the floor. I do love the rest of the kitchen though. Still waiting for finished pics of the window seat. Not sure if you finished it or not. Keep up the great work.
Thanks
It's close to being done, I just need to caulk and repaint. I'll try to get some updated pics for tomorrow.
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Probably wise to have the granite installed. How did you wire for the undercabinets? I still haven't gotten mine mounted. The cabinets went up before I had the wiring ready for the undercabs, so mine will just plug into switched recepticlae in the backsplash area. Then I have to figure out the best way make them inconspicuous.
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Probably wise to have the granite installed. How did you wire for the undercabinets? I still haven't gotten mine mounted. The cabinets went up before I had the wiring ready for the undercabs, so mine will just plug into switched recepticlae in the backsplash area. Then I have to figure out the best way make them inconspicuous.
I used low voltage kit from lowes and bought extra wire. The wire runs down the inside of the glass cabinets from the ceiling to each location. I have 2 transformers located behind the fridge so you can't see anything. The kit comes with a tap "3 position" switch that you can run where ever. You can run up to 6 lights with one transformer.
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You have done a beautiful job! The only thing I would have done differently is the floor. I do love the floor though!
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John, I am not crazy about the floor. I do love the rest of the kitchen though. Still waiting for finished pics of the window seat. Not sure if you finished it or not. Keep up the great work.
Here you go, keep in mind I still need to caulk, paint and put down quarter round. we are going to have a pad made also.


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I don't understand the hate on the floor, I absolutely love it, it is one of the ones I was considering for my first floor, it looks great. It even makes me want it more now.

John A+ work love it. How is the Electrolux Induction top?

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