Recently I did an interview on Bathonista website. Check it out and tell me what you think! But please, no brick throwing for my unforgiving diatribe about golden oak. Just say no to Golden Oak!! Keep your friends and family away from it! Don’t walk, run.
IF you must use oak, consider white oak or a rifted white oak as seen below in a pantry we did last year. (yes, it really is just a pantry but as big as my kitchen) Thanks goes to Paul, a fellow designer who made me chuckle tonight over one of his blogs about an oak kitchen. Read it but be warned, it is not for the feint of heart!!
White rifted oak...about the only oak worth having
We used sliding doors in the pantry as the island made aisles smaller so this helped with passage space
They are not all created equal! One of my favorites is the Franke Orca stainless sink. This is 18/10 and 18 gauge
stainless steel. It also will fit in a standard 36 inch sink base cabinet. I love the single bowl but have found this is most definitely
one of those “personal preferences”. I will give clients my reasoning for a single bowl and get them to at least think
it through…perhaps challenge the status quo…but ultimately it is what the individual feels most comfortable with having.
HOWEVER, there is so much more to selecting a good kitchen sink.
Remember this: buy the best you can afford if you are going to install as undermount in granite, quartz or solid surface countertops. Once you install it, you are most likely
living with it for a long time as is very difficult to change out since so many have quite unique shapes. Faucets can be
changed easily with same hole configuration but sinks cannot.
Franke Anthracite Prep Sink
1st place, 3rd place and HM (small bath category)
Enjoying Kohler hospitality!
With the guys from Extreme Home Makeover
GE Recalls Ranges Due to Fire and Burn Hazards
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: GE Profile™ Freestanding Dual Fuel Ranges
Units: About 28,000
Manufacturer: GE Consumer & Industrial, of Louisville, Ky.
Hazard: The wiring in the rear of the range can overheat, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: GE is aware of 47 reports of overheated wiring, including 33 reports of wiring that caught fire. Of these, one fire caused structural damage to the home and there have been 14 reports of minor property damage. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves GE Profile 30” Freestanding Duel Fuel ranges. The ranges were sold in white, black, bisque and stainless steel. The following model and serial numbers can be found on the left inside corner of the bottom drawer.
||Model Number Begins With:
||Serial Number Begins With:
||LD, MD, RD, SD, TD, VD, ZD, AF, DF, FF, GF, HF, LF, MF
||MF, RF, SF, TF, VF, ZF, AG, DG, FG, GG, HG, LG, MG, RG, SG, TG, VG, ZG
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