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Subject:Current kitchen thinking
Time:08:02 pm
KitchenLayoutAfter looking and comparing, I think I'm going with Corian countertops. It seems like a reasonable price/performance tradeoff, and they're lower maintenance than most stones and other things. I still have no idea what color I want.

I think I want to make the cabinets between the stove and refrigerator slightly narrower, move the refrigerator over a bit, and put a narrow pull-out pantry on the right side of the refrigerator. I'll also probably make the cabinet over the stove a deep cabinet rather than a shallow one.

I want some sort of interesting backsplash, either stainless or tile, behind the stove.

Metal countertops are cool in theory, but probably not so good in practice.

The wall on the right is going to get hanging pots and pans, maybe also a couple of shelves.
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grey_evil_twin
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Time:2008-04-25 03:31 am (UTC)
Corian is soooooooo gooooooood. Good choice.
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adbploink
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Time:2008-04-25 09:20 am (UTC)
Why does this remind me of the Ikea scene from Fight Club?
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rmd
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Time:2008-04-25 11:23 am (UTC)
corian is good stuff. the really sexy thing i've seen lately in countertops is polished concrete with things embedded into the surface. like fossils, or transmission parts. it looks *really* nice, although it also adds a bit of that look of "nobody actually cooks in here, we just have caterers come in and heat things up".

as for the backsplash --
stainless is nice, but may look dated in a few years. also, it's kind of a bear to keep all shiny and uniform looking. tile is easier to maintain and looks a bit more timeless, depending on the tile. it also has more opportunity for being interesting, ranging from utilitarian black and white tile checks to a bunch of small tiles creating a pixellated color gradient. large tiles with "country kitchen" designs like chickens on them are RIGHT OUT.

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loser_variable
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Time:2008-04-25 02:26 pm (UTC)
I'm big on Corian. I think you'll like it. Stained stone is a gigantic pain. I also favor tile backsplashes.

Doing the kitchen is a few bucks, which I'm sure you know already. Have fun.

I like doing something with the wall. It looks too empty at present.
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