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Old 09-16-2014, 07:42 AM
 
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That is great job and looks very "custom"
smart to have pros install the flooring transition IMO since with open floor plan you would have noticed/regretted a bad job every day...
really like the beams framing the doorway into LA--
and the light you get from windows in kitchen...
nice place to work I am sure

only negative--and it is my preference more than anything--is that the light over the island is very modern style vs the more farmhouse/cottage in rest of kitchen...
maybe I would have minded so much if it were SS or chrome to mirror the appliances--

did you consider other types of overhead lights for that area?
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:59 AM
 
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did you consider other types of overhead lights for that area?
I get what you are saying about the overhead track light. I didn't think I would like it either, but in person it really works--at least I like it and I was a tough sell. Because of where the receptacle was located, the only practical way to get a light centered over the island (without having to hire an electrician, cut more holes in the drywall, patch textured ceiling, etc.) was to use this type of track lighting. I wanted to keep all of the lighting finishes in oil rubbed bronze, to sort of "bring down the ceiling." I'd actually originally wanted beams all the way across the ceiling but we couldn't make that work, so we used dark light fixtures. In person the track light has sort of an industrial feel which I like, but I think it is one of those things that is either a love/hate for people given the style of the kitchen.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:22 AM
 
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The funny thing is that we have that same light fixture in master bath of our FL house--
was installed by previous owners (bathroom VERY 1970-80s) and we just left it because we knew we would redo bathroom at some point in time...
ours is a silver finish---

can understand the reasoning for keeping that light--
changing light locations can eat up budget faster than bad plumbing
and know it probably provides good lighting over the island--especially since you can adjust the individual lights to focus on different areas...
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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You did a great job, but it is not my cup of tea.

Why so many switches/outlets on that one wall? Seems a bit much.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:55 AM
 
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You did a great job, but it is not my cup of tea.

Why so many switches/outlets on that one wall? Seems a bit much.
No worries. It's not for everyone.

The switches are all necessary. Small house, not much wall space (especially since we took out a wall). They have to be somewhere. I suppose we could have eliminated one of the outlets but we didn't.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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Nice job! I like how you used the space. I have a smaller kitchen and appreciate your before and after photos.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Beautiful transformation! The island with the butcher block top is the perfect touch.
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:38 AM
 
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It looks great! What color is your counter? I'm not interested in the material. Just the color because that's what I'm tormenting over.

I have the same kitchen in the works---white cabinets and wood floor. My uppers are tall with arched doors and my kitchen door has a window that is arched. There will be a small section with shelves on the wall after I have my husband move one cabinet over.

Mine is taking a long time too. We started in January. My husband got sick and needed a few kidney surgeries earlier in the year. We're finally almost done. I just need to pick a counter color!

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Old 09-16-2014, 10:53 AM
 
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Love it!
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Old 09-16-2014, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Madison, AL
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WOW! That is 1000% better! Great job!
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