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CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 27, 2006
12:38 PM

Post #2762755

It took 3 years, we are now done. It is all paid for, we paid cash as we went, that's why it took 3 years.
8' x 12' addition, moved everything, washer & dryer out of the basement, new dining room window. Also put new windows in the whole house, new walls & ceilings in the dining room & living room. New siding on the house.
Next happening starts in the spring of 2007, addition to living room & master bedroom, 4 seasons porch/office, & an old-fashioned open porch with posts & railings & gingerbread trim.
Bernie

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 27, 2006
12:39 PM

Post #2762758

Another shot.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 27, 2006
12:39 PM

Post #2762760

Outside.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 27, 2006
12:41 PM

Post #2762763

Dining room window. Can't see, but there are black & white tiles under the plants.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 27, 2006
12:42 PM

Post #2762765

Okay, details.

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CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 27, 2006
12:43 PM

Post #2762768

Glass doors on both sides of cabinets between kitchen & dining room.

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garden6
Lansing, KS
(Zone 5b)

September 27, 2006
2:37 PM

Post #2763087

Good job Country Gardens! Now, where's the pot of coffee and homemade pastries to celebrate! ;0)

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 28, 2006
12:10 AM

Post #2764766

Coffee is always on & I'm sure a snack isn't to hard to come by.
Everyone is welcone anytime. My favorite pasttime is shooting the bull!
Bernie
pepper23
KC Metro area, MO
(Zone 6a)

September 28, 2006
12:31 AM

Post #2764820

Love the kitchen and also love the color of the house!! Great job!!!
jab91864
Northern Michigan, MI
(Zone 5a)

September 29, 2006
12:01 AM

Post #2768086

Very nice, Congratulations !!!!!!!!

~Julie =0)
staceysmom
(GayLynn) Appleton, WI
(Zone 5a)

October 1, 2006
4:25 PM

Post #2775616

Very nice! Love that area behind the corner kitchen sink. Also love the cabinets. Would love to paint mine white but they are still in okay condition as is. We had cabinets between our kitchen and dining room and had thought about putting in glass doors but hubby didn't want to go that route so we removed the cabinets all together really opened things up. Great job. Also love the color of the outside of the house, looks so homey!
purplepetunia
Savannah, GA
(Zone 8b)

April 7, 2007
9:12 PM

Post #3366898

considering replacing countertops with corian, due to the cost factor.
Also wondering about the best type of sink. The integrated corian sink sounds nice. Anyone had one for a few years that still looks good?
dsscmy

May 19, 2007
8:57 AM

Post #3513331

very nice !!!

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anastatia
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

September 20, 2007
10:23 PM

Post #3998730

CG, what are your new counter tops? It is all so wonderful

CountryGardens

CountryGardens
Lewisville, MN
(Zone 4a)

September 21, 2007
5:03 AM

Post #4000561

We hand built them using laminate. No seams in the whole kitchen!
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

September 22, 2007
2:12 PM

Post #4004627

Good job Bernie!
bsweet
Springfield, MO

October 13, 2007
2:13 AM

Post #4077229

Hi there...we are in the process of re-doing our kitchen. We built the house 12 years ago, and are replacing formica with granite, and painting cabinets a cream color. My question is..I need to replace the cooktop and dishwasher, but can wait a bit on the fridge, and microwave is new. All are black, and it would be much cheaper to just replace what is necessary, and stay with black. Will black be OK with light painted cabinets? I like stainless, but really don't want to spend so much money on appliances right now. Suggestions?
anastatia
Vancouver, WA
(Zone 8a)

October 13, 2007
2:44 AM

Post #4077324

There are some replaceable "fronts" for appliances. And there is appliance paint. I have seen both and they look very good.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2007
4:14 AM

Post #4077560

My thought would be that off-white or stainless appliances would look better with the light colored cabinets, but that's my personal taste. In your case, I'd think about what look you want in the long term--if you think you'll like the black appliances then by all means get the new ones in black. But if you'd really prefer light colored or stainless appliances and you think you can afford to replace the rest of your current appliances in a few years, then I'd get the color you want and either put up with mismatched appliances for a while, or get the replacement panels or paint the others to match.
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

October 13, 2007
12:30 PM

Post #4078013

I have everything all mixed up; started with an all white kitchen
Switched white microwave to black/stainless

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TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

October 13, 2007
12:32 PM

Post #4078022

Have a stainless steel sink and the original white dishwasher; the formica strip along the front edge of the counter has fallen off; have not tried to put it back on because I don't know what kind of glue to use.

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TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

October 13, 2007
12:33 PM

Post #4078026

When my white range fell apart I switched to black with stainless steel trim and 6 months later switched out the white vent hood for stainless.

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TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

October 13, 2007
12:36 PM

Post #4078032

Now when I decided I wanted an island . . . thought a little wood would be nice. The counter top matches the other counters. off to the left I have another table that is wood but has a stainless steel
top on it . . . where I keep my commercial meat slicer.

So I have a mix of about everything you can imagine . . . it's probably not kosher but it doesn't bother ME!

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

October 13, 2007
2:50 PM

Post #4078420

Unless you're trying to sell, it really is all about what you like and what works for you. Only reason to care what other people think is if you're trying to sell the house!
TwinLakesChef
OC, CA & Twin Lakes , IA
(Zone 4b)

October 13, 2007
3:12 PM

Post #4078484

Build a little into the selling price and a buyer's dislikes can be a negotiation tool without the time and expense of changing it to what you may "guess" a buyer would like.

If we had to do our house so people in this area would like it . . . we would have to put tons of oak all over and we do not care for oak.

We will probably never sell our houses so it will be our children's challenge after we are dead.

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