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Old 03-07-2007, 09:45 AM   #1
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Well I am finally getting to the kitchen. It is a little more expensive then I first thought but it is coming along. Buffed all the granite tile edges and they turned out pretty nice. Completed the Island and starting on the rest of the counters as well. Inclosed 1 of the windows and tiled it as well. then moved the range under that. Wife loves me so far! I resized pictures but they are still to big I will try to figure it out.







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Old 03-13-2007, 09:17 PM   #2
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I love it! Its one more thing I havent tried yet! Can you elaborate more on the tile process? Where did you buy the tiles? Cost?

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Old 03-14-2007, 08:02 AM   #3
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Well Tiger as you can see from the pictures. I covered all of the cabinets with 2 sheets of ĺ inch plywood then covered that with ľ inch Hardy Board. This included sides. I also screwed pieces of plywood under the edges to support the tile on the sides while drying. At that point I put down my Granite tile that I purchased a Lowes. They wanted like 10.50 ea and I got them down to 9.25 ea. The saw I got from Harbor freight for 199. The back splash I purchased directly from Dal-Tile here locally. They are a wholesale house that I found and used my friends General contractors license to purchase from. I wish I would of known about them before I purchased granite from Lowes. The reason I went looking for them was that I wanted the polishing disks for the granite tile to finish the edges. I purchased those also for about 120.00 for 8 disks. Grits where 50,100,200,400,800,1500,3000 and buff. Dal-Tile will sell tools to the public but not tile if you donít have a contractors license. The rope looking tile in the one picture was about 30.00 ea 12 inch piece (wholesale ). I also purchases a 39 inch solid piece of granite for the under mount sink area that was 450. just for that piece with cut and polish for sink.
The Cabinets themselves I got from a store called Second Use in Seattle. With some modifications made them work for the wife.
I will post more pictures as I move along. This my 4th tile job in my house and I dont think I would start with real stone for my first one. Much harder to work on and cost to darn much for errors.
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Every one has different tastes, ..... I personally LOVE the 'look' of that range hood...
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Nice Job -
Suggestion: Once you are done with that kitchen, build an outdoor Man's-BBQ station with stainless grill, stainless sink, fridge... and stone....(include beer can holders near the grill)
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Thanks, atlantic That is my next job. My grilling area. I will take your suggestion to the Boss (wife) I think she might go for the beer can holder.
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Nice work I was telling a female friend of mine to use granite tile as a counter top since shes added marble floors. I told her it will bring up her value and its cheaper than adding granite slabs as counter tops. Plus you can't have that fake marble counter tops with real marble floors.
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Every one has different tastes, ..... I personally LOVE the 'look' of that range hood...
I wish I had a range hood
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Nice job with your kitchen Haaseman2003.

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Personally, I would not put any granite or marble tiles as a counter for the kitchen.
To me, it says: I really couldn't afford the granite slab, so I went for these tiles instead.

I would rather put something totally different.

(Just my opinion)

But your kitchen looks very nice, haaseman2003
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We where going with granite slabs to begin with. Do to the fact that this is a triple wide mobile home and some advise from tile layers. I was concerned with the weight of the slabs. I have had this place for about 5 years and it has settled some already. I think you could be right about the tile verses slab. I would rather have the rich Granite look over a Granite look alike though. Remember not all home owners can afford Granite labs. $1400 compared to $4000 dollar quotes and you can install to where slabs have to be installed. This is a good cheaper alternative. I have several realtor friends and they said it wouldnít make that big of a difference ( tile verses slab ) in this case. This is our last step to owning our house out right. I will sell in 1 to 2 more years and build my wifeís dream home and the next one is ours! It has taken me 3 of these steps but I only owe the bank 15,000 more on a 550.000 appraised house so there is a method to my madness.
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It has taken me 3 of these steps but I only owe the bank 15,000 more on a 550.000 appraised house so there is a method to my madness.
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Ahhhhhhhhh......someday I will be able to say this. Nice work!
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Thanks, Tiger it is a good feeling!
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Nice job with your kitchen Haaseman2003.

New2dis:
Personally, I would not put any granite or marble tiles as a counter for the kitchen.
To me, it says: I really couldn't afford the granite slab, so I went for these tiles instead.

I would rather put something totally different.

(Just my opinion)

But your kitchen looks very nice, haaseman2003

I wouldn't do it myself because I rather the real thing, but I have seen homes with it more than once. Actually I was at Expo this weekend and they had a model kitchen like that. I understand totally what your saying. Lucky me my house came with it.

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