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  • 1908 Denver Square Kitchen Remodel, A total kitchen remodel using traditional, east coast elements with a splash of rock and roll.  I was on a budget so these are Home Depot cabinets which I had professionally sprayed an alabaster white.  The cabinet hardware is from Restoration Hardware.  The countertops are Australian Black granite with a matte finish and the cooktop is from Jenn-Air. The backsplash is from Modwalls - stainless steel penny tile. The tile is 16x16 black slate which we cut in half and laid in a brick pattern.  A lot of you have have inquired about the wine glass chandeliers; my friend makes them and sells them locally.  It comes in 3 tiers or 4 tiers.  If you are interested in one, please send an e-mail to  Thanks for all of your comments and feedback!, Kitchens Design

    1908 Denver Square Ki...

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  • Charming kitchen with unique detail, Kitchen with antique stain glass tin ceiling and lots of charm., Kitchens Design

    Charming kitchen with...

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  • The Kitchen Repainted and Renovated, I asked a few months back if I should paint my maple kitchen paints and most of you said "yes" and confirmed my own feelings.  So here are all my changes.   , Kitchens Design

    The Kitchen Repainted...

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  • Painted and Glazed Cabinets .. How to Step by Step, If you love painted cabinets with that "Old World" feel see how I achieved the look in my kitchen.  I can't however  take all of the credit for this remodel.  Without my sister-in-law I could not have achieved all of this in 1 week.  Thank You could never convey how grateful I am for her help and how much fun I had with her that week.  Take a look I have tried to break it down day by day I hope this will inspire you to try this on your own.  If you don't have a sister-in-law I rent mine., Kitchens Design

    Painted and Glazed Ca...

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  • A little paint goes a long way, We painted the cabinets, replaced a very tacky carpet, added new appliances and a French door to give the outdated kitchen in our farmhouse getaway a new look., Kitchens Design

    A little paint goes a ...

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  • Autumnal Bliss, This is my breakfast area.  here you see the breakfast table and the hutch which I change out seasonally.  Enjoy!, Kitchens Design

    Autumnal Bliss

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  • Remodel done!!!, When ever we entertain, it is all done in our kitchen.  We usually have 30 to 40 people at a time and we need to utilize every spare inch of the kitchen.  We would like to do a total remodel of the kitchen for a budget of $40,000. to $50,000. and this must include everything., Kitchens Design

    Remodel done!!!

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  • rustic, but classy!, log home kitchen, find the fridge!  knots in the oak cabinetry roll top desk  solid authentic "from an old butcher shop" chopping block bahama blue granite walk-in pantry breakfast bar great storage and flow for exceptional functionality, Kitchens Design

    rustic, but classy!, l...

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  • rustic kitchen barn style, wanted a great room style rustic...wide plank flooring and high wood ceilings so cozy..TILE COUNTERTOPS WOOD CENTER ISLAND STONE AROUND THE AGA STOVE....SLATE FLOORING AT STOVE....THE BLUE IS A TAD GRAYER IN PERSON, Kitchens Design

    rustic kitchen barn st...

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  • Modern Bistro Galley Kitchen, We took a frumpy 1950’s kitchen and updated it into a bright and airy kitchen with bistro touches.  White shaker cabinetry a vintage pendant ribbed glass door fronts marble backsplash and retro handles and cup pulls create a vintage feel against the modern stainless steel appliances., Kitchens Design

    Modern Bistro Galley ...

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  • Modern Cottage Kitchen- Please Rate., It might not look like a big deal to you but I'm thrilled to have a functioning kitchen! It's just a simple cottage kitchen but we love it. It looks great and works great too. My favorite thing aside from the Quartz counters is my spice rack that slides out from the side of the range. All the spices fit so neatly in the narrow cabinet and they're right there ready to use when I'm cooking... which is now often., Kitchens Design

    Modern Cottage Kitch...

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  • Something's Gotta Give Inspired Kitchen, We built what was supposed to be our "dream house" in 2006-07, but I was designing the kitchen in my mind for years before that. I won't go into the gory details, but suffice to say we had a LOT of problems, many still outstanding, and it's likely the house may never be worth what we ended up paying for it, thanks to a crooked/incompetent contractor and other woes. 

On the bright side, though it's not perfect, it's still pretty comfy, especially if you don't look too closely, and it's a lot nicer than any house I ever thought I'd live in, even in my wildest imagination. It wasn't that long ago that I was making Thanksgiving dinner for 12 in a tiny apartment with a 20-year-old coil top stove and 3 sq. inches of counter space, so I do know how very, very lucky I am.

I did all the design, from basic floor plan to decorating, myself, so blame me if you hate it. And, no, not everything is exactly as I'd like it, but the money tree didn't take root, so I work with what I have, including a lot of flat pack furniture. I was inspired by, among other things, the Hampton's beach house in the movie Something's Gotta Give, even though we're nowhere near the water, unfortunately. I guess I'd call my overall "look" cottage beach house via Pottery Barn.

To answer the most frequently asked question ... I'm an avid cook and baker and often feed a crowd so, yes, I really do use all those ovens. There are five, in case you're counting: two electric, one gas, a convection/steam oven and an Advantium.

Thanks to all who have taken the time to share comments, and a special thank you for all those folks who shared their own kitchen pictures, many of which inspired me. I am just trying to return the favor.

If you're interested in additional details and more photos, of the whole house, actually, you can go to:, Kitchens Design

    Something's Gotta Gi...

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  • My fru fru kitchen, I know this is not everyone's cup of tea but the before kitchen had orange cabinets, fake brick, brown paneling and brown appliances.  I painted the cabinets white and added the fru fru. It does go with the style of the home which is a small victorian type house. We will be redoing this in a year or two but I still think it's pretty., Kitchens Design

    My fru fru kitchen

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  • 600 dollar throw away house, I bought this house 7 months ago for 600 dollars.  It was marked for demolition as it was a complete mess but the structure was sound! Just needed cleaning and updating. It is far from finished but here are the before and after photos of what it is now, Kitchens Design

    600 dollar throw away ...

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  • Our New Modern Kitchen, We just got moved into our house and this is our new modern kitchen.  We have them finish the oak cabinets in a dark brown stain/paint and high gloss but not too much where you can't see the beautiful grain.  We picked out 1x2 glass backsplash tiles.  Not sure what exactly to do with our winows or center island.  Let me know if you have any suggestions. :), Kitchens Design

    Our New Modern Kitch...

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  • From Boring to Beautiful!!!, We decided our kitchen needed  a little more personality!  I like many different styles, and I truly think this kitchen reflects that!  In the end, I wanted "simple, classic, and functional".   Please enjoy ( I know I do)!!, Kitchens Design

    From Boring to Beauti...

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  • Condo Kitchen _Under 15K, When I bought my condo it was in great need of updating.  I was on a budget so I went to came out better then I expected!, Kitchens Design

    Condo Kitchen _Under ...

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  • Roosters, My older son thought we'd had the rooster carved but he was a Hancock's find. The 2nd picture shows a teapot pitcher and Mr. Big White Rooster in the background., Kitchens Design


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