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Old 11-04-2010, 04:18 PM   #16
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Scuba,

Aren't you a Moderator here?

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Are public threats by Moderators that disagree with posters OK here? I always thought that was to be done via a Private Message.
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:21 PM   #17
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Scuba,

Aren't you a Moderator here?
Are public threats by Moderators that disagree with posters OK here? I always thought that was to be done via a Private Message.
Yes I am a Moderator
Its not a threat...its a warning
Its not a matter of a disagreement...as I stated it was a personal attack
Which will not be tolerated
If you notice his post was edited



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Old 11-04-2010, 04:42 PM   #18
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Just curious what is allowed and what isn't. Seemed like a double-standard to me. I wouldn't know about any deletions or changes in those posts.

Why don't you identify yourself as a Moderator under your name?
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:45 PM   #19
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When someone quotes you and then disagrees that seems agrumentitive. Perhaps I took it to far. I dont look at weather someone is a moderator or not. If I feel I am being pushed I push back. Furthermore Scuba Dave and others its not cool to jump on people who have fewer posts then you. I respect people who help others. That being said I believe people could disagree on here. People who work at home depot have there place and so do architects. Can we agree on that scuba dave?
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Old 11-05-2010, 11:54 AM   #20
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I'm trying to extend my kitchen out and add a countertop sitting area. I'm debating on whether I should tackle this myself or hire a kitchen remodeling company.
Maybe I watch too much "Holmes on Homes", but I would be wary of this option. If you are talking about a national or even large local company, and they subcontract, you won't know the quality of the people actually doing the work until it is too late. Research not only the company, but be sure to check out the individuals doing the work. Ask for references.

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Also, any general tips for designing the layout or the process of remodeling it.
The top right corner of your design shows an angled area. I would give a lot more thought to that for several reasons.

First, I don't know for sure, but I suspect those additional angles will complicate the counter top seams, which generally translates to more money.

On the other hand, replacing it with a right angle would mean more cabinets (more dollars, but more storage).

Also, you show seating. If you are thinking bar stools, consider height. You may want this section higher than the rest of the counters. A right angle would also give you more seating.

One last tip is to have doors on both sides of the peninsula cabinets to make storage access easier.

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Thank you for all the help. I did a rough draft of my kitchen layout using my design software and brought a printout to lowes. I think it made it easier for the sales associate to design a layout using their software. The price came out to 8500 for Kitchenmaid with plywood upgrade and 42" tall wall cabinets (two walls were smaller). I was originally going to build a partition wall behind the base cabinets facing the dining room. The sales associate added in the cost of a matching plywood backing for the cabinets. I don't know if this will look good or not. It will probably be just plain stained wood (no trim pieces). I was thinking about just going with a wall with plaster veneer (drywall with hard coat). This will make my electrical connections easier to run. I need to put a couple outlets in the partition wall. I don't think I can do this with just a plywood backing.

My brother had custom cabinets installed with matching wood backing. They offset plywood squares and used trim pieces to create a picture frame look. They also added other custom features to it. They actually still built a wall to attach all of this to it. Should I build a partition wall behind the cabinets? Would it be possible for me to purchase wood and try to match the stain for the cabinets? I could try to match the custom look of my brothers cabinets. I haven't decided on the finish. I'm leaning towards a cherry color.
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