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Old 01-27-2010, 04:27 PM   #16
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Do you find the stainless steel holds up well to scratches and nicks? Just curious.
It does get *very* slight surface scratches (similar to swirl marks on a car's paint job - only viewable at certain angles), but it is not that noticeable. Plus, since it was built for commercial kitchens, it is a very thick piece of stainless. Normal pieces of stainless that one can buy (such as a stainless steel topped cart from Lowes) are very thin. This table is several gauges thicker than the stuff at the big box stores.

BTW, your kitchen is going to look fantastic!

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Super job with the rental. It looks terrific. I look forward to following your progress here!
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The appliances are in awfully early

I have some stainless steel countertops. They scratch fairly easily. But after the first few scratches you get used to it and realize that the scratches/wear/tear are part of the beauty of these products.......and then eventually you can have them re-sanded down to look like new again (another great feature)
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The appliances are in awfully early
The pictures fail to capture the 9 months I spent without a kitchen sink, stove or any countertop space . To save money, I bought all of my appliances through Craigslist or Green Demolitions, so it was a game of luck to piece everything together. Let's just say in the time it took me to buy them all, I learned to cook just about anything - breakfast, lunch or dinner, on my grill.
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It's a bit crazy to think my last post to this thread was back in January, but what can I say...time flies when you're having fun. Here are the latest photos from my kitchen renovation.











Still have some bits and pieces to finish...glass in the wall cabinet doors, shelves in the open cabinet above sink, toe kick, base board molding, so on and so forth. I'm just excited having reached this point! I'll post other photos of my antics soon.

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Your kitchen floor looks to be oak. Any issues with wet mopping it? I'm trying to talk my wife into oak for our kitchen. We need to open it up into the dining area which has oak. It makes the most sense to extend the oak floor into the kitchen.

I was looking at your Picassa pictures of your upstairs renovation. It was hard to tell if any load bearing members were removed in opening up the wall and ceiling. There was one picture of you cutting a ceiling joist with a recip saw. Just hoping everything is still structurally sound in there.

What took the place of the unused chimney? It's a shame that couldn't have been restored but probably in disrepair after years of unuse. I just like the look of a mason chimney on a house. They don't seem to build too many houses with a chimney anymore, at least not in my area.

Looks good otherwise. I especially like the stove. Keep us posted with pictures.
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Your kitchen floor looks to be oak. Any issues with wet mopping it? I'm trying to talk my wife into oak for our kitchen. We need to open it up into the dining area which has oak. It makes the most sense to extend the oak floor into the kitchen.

I was looking at your Picassa pictures of your upstairs renovation. It was hard to tell if any load bearing members were removed in opening up the wall and ceiling. There was one picture of you cutting a ceiling joist with a recip saw. Just hoping everything is still structurally sound in there.

What took the place of the unused chimney? It's a shame that couldn't have been restored but probably in disrepair after years of unuse. I just like the look of a mason chimney on a house. They don't seem to build too many houses with a chimney anymore, at least not in my area.

Looks good otherwise. I especially like the stove. Keep us posted with pictures.
Jim, the floor are in fact oak but I have not polyurethaned them yet. I'm using a gloss, high traffic polyurethane and will probably put down 3 or 4 coats. I did the same thing in the kitchen upstairs and haven't had any problems at this point.

The wall I took down between the kitchen and living room was not structural but I still headered off the opening for peace of mind. I did cut back two collar ties but reframed the remaining, cut portions into adjacent structural members. Going on almost two years and no issues from all of the work!

Kitchens on both floors took over the space vacated by the chimney. In my kitchen, it gave me room for the pull out pantry and refrigerator. I still have the main chimney on the house...the one I took down was no longer in use and previously fed from wood burning stoves that long ago disappeared from the house. Thanks for commenting!
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The wall I took down between the kitchen and living room was not structural but I still headered off the opening for peace of mind. I did cut back two collar ties but reframed the remaining, cut portions into adjacent structural members. Going on almost two years and no issues from all of the work!
Odds are better than not it was done right but this being a DIY site I thought it was worthwhile to put out there for the benefit of other DIY visitors to your thread. Holmes On Homes fans tend to develop a sense of caution about such things I guess.
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It looks wonderful. Can you show a close-up of the backsplash and the wall?

I love the faucet above the stove.
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I love the faucet above the stove.
A pot filler is a nice touch, not to mention an added convenience.
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I've always thought it would be nice to have that feature. Mostly when there are small children in the kitchen and I have to carry a big pan of hot water to the stove.

Just yesterday I saw part of a diy tv show where a family installed a refrigerator just like yours in their kitchen. They said it saved floor space and has the same number of cubic feet inside. To me it would be nice because it's tall enough that people would be less likely to set clutter on top of it.
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Holy crap that looks awesome We actually looked at that exact same faucet but decided to go peerless.. lol But I really like the look of that faucet in that kitchen looks really really unique and cool
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Wow ! I want to make you dinner in my kitchen......Im sure the wheels in your head will be turning 100 mph and when youve had your last bite ..u can get started making my kitchen as beautiful as you did this one. hahahaha Great Job !!! we think alike.... if its not of any use and its taking up space..KNOCK IT OUT! Totally luv the layout ..workspace and appliances Goodluck !
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It looks wonderful. Can you show a close-up of the backsplash and the wall?

I love the faucet above the stove.
Thanks! Here are two photos of the backsplash, sorry one's a little bit blurry and the other a little dark.



And here's a close up of the wall at the stove.

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I've always thought it would be nice to have that feature. Mostly when there are small children in the kitchen and I have to carry a big pan of hot water to the stove.

Just yesterday I saw part of a diy tv show where a family installed a refrigerator just like yours in their kitchen. They said it saved floor space and has the same number of cubic feet inside. To me it would be nice because it's tall enough that people would be less likely to set clutter on top of it.
I must admit, I figured the pot filler at the stove would be a pure indulgence item. But after using it now a few months, it really is great. I wish there was a way to drain any excess water at the stove and heck, I'd be set. I also hooked up my in-line water filter to the pot filler, so it's easy now to fill up water pitchers while they rest on the countertop as opposed to holding them in the sink.

And I love the slimline fridge. There is a good amount of storage space but for larger items, think many jugs of liquids or pizza boxes, it's a really tight fit. Luckily, I tend to not keep much in my fridge so no complaints so far!

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