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Old 09-10-2015, 05:43 PM
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lol who cares, looks fine, pic makes it look bad, I guess in the room looks fine. once grouted it will, look fine.
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well what's the verdict? I got a 5 ft by 7ft island going in.
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I decided to go 4x9 1 level, full cabinet on both sides, interested in seeing pics of others
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Originally Posted by bubblejunkie View Post
I decided to go 4x9 1 level, full cabinet on both sides, interested in seeing pics of others
You should be able to get that out of one slab of stone, if you're using granite. Check on it when you select your slab. Quartz shouldn't be a problem. If you're using natural stone, go to the place down in Melbourne just off I95.
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We are both tall and went with 40" counter for everything, love it. I like the look of a large island all one level.
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Our cabinets are bar level and our Island is about 4 inches higher and the dishwasher is raised. I happened to get a pic with both dishwashers.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
An integral part of kitchen design is locating electrical receptacles. Remove the 42" bar height, where do you put the receptacles? I know, but do others??

Right here: http://www.mockett.com/pcs34.html
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Originally Posted by fishingfun View Post
Our cabinets are bar level and our Island is about 4 inches higher and the dishwasher is raised.
The raised dishwasher is awesome. Our last house had it all the way up, even with the bottom of the cabinets, and it made loading/unloading WAY EASIER. Never noticed how helpful it was until we moved out. You do lose the counter space on top, but gain a huge drawer underneath. Bottom line, if I redesign our kitchen I'll be looking to do it again.

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Originally Posted by csvencer View Post
The raised dishwasher is awesome. Our last house had it all the way up, even with the bottom of the cabinets, and it made loading/unloading WAY EASIER. Never noticed how helpful it was until we moved out. You do lose the counter space on top, but gain a huge drawer underneath. Bottom line, if I redesign our kitchen I'll be looking to do it again.

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It was the wife's idea I didn't know it was going to be raised and had know clue the island would also be raised above bar height to match the raised dishwasher. We actually did all the bathroom with bar height counters and its great. When I go to another person house with regular counter height it feels like I'm in a kids bathroom.
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
You should be able to get that out of one slab of stone, if you're using granite. Check on it when you select your slab. Quartz shouldn't be a problem. If you're using natural stone, go to the place down in Melbourne just off I95.
Yes I love and hate that place, around every corner is an awesome slab.

I really thinking about going with Cambria. http://www.cambriausa.com/en/Designs...te/Praa-Sands/
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Originally Posted by bubblejunkie View Post
Yes I love and hate that place, around every corner is an awesome slab.

I really thinking about going with Cambria. http://www.cambriausa.com/en/Designs...te/Praa-Sands/
Good looking stuff, American made. Good choice. We're doing more Quartz products, fewer natural stone.
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Just remember that there are awesome floors , awesome cabinets, awesome granite that look like shit when put together.
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The peninsula was split level before we remodeled last year. This is much more useful from food prep and eating standpoint. I think it looks better too.
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post
The peninsula was split level before we remodeled last year. This is much more useful from food prep and eating standpoint. I think it looks better too.

This is the new trend, full counter height. I've completed 3 remodels this year and they all went to counter height from a bar/counter height. Much more usable space and looks nice and clean too.
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Originally Posted by Marlin009 View Post
The peninsula was split level before we remodeled last year. This is much more useful from food prep and eating standpoint. I think it looks better too.
That's very nice right there!
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That's very nice right there!
Thanks. We love it.

I'm still trying to remember where shit goes. ;?
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This is what I'm working with, Granite or other pricey stuff probably isn't an option anymore. Looking for other options. Crappy pics but you get idea of what I need for backsplash and tops.

Pete how's your project coming along?
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
Curious... Did you guys go with bar height or counter height when you designed you kitchen island eating area? Seems that having it all counter height gives you one big surface and more space... Curious to see what others have done?
Yes. We did both. Our current house came with an island that was narrow and limited. The island we had built has a bar height table and a counter height work surface. This has worked out well for the last two years. I like the tall table...I lean against it like it is a bar.

The pics are during the renovation. We didn't do much in the kitchen other than change the island. I think my wife is considering a kitchen reno in the near term. I will insist we keep a high/low island.
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Well this is it, Need a faucet and to decide on a backsplash. Island is silly big 5x9.5Danny ur guy
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