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A Small NYC Kitchen Reno 2017


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I like the way you wrapped the subway tile around on the left side of the window. And the pegboard on the other side is a terrific use of space. Handy storage! Overall, that kitchen looks to have an amazing amount of varied storage. I bet you are going to be happy working in there! 

 

I also really like the flooring in your shower. A larger walk-in shower is so much more convenient than a tub/shower combo, in my book.

 

 

 

 

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We have butcher block on some counters and so do friends of ours who used the same designer.  We both used a product that is combination of bees wax and food grade oil.  We rubbed it down every day almost until the wood turned a much darker colour.  It is well sealed but still requires attention on a regular basis.

 

Beautiful kitchen.  Wishing you many happy hours in there.

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17 minutes ago, Okanagancook said:

We have butcher block on some counters and so do friends of ours who used the same designer.  We both used a product that is combination of bees wax and food grade oil.  We rubbed it down every day almost until the wood turned a much darker colour.  It is well sealed but still requires attention on a regular basis.

 

 

Clapham's?  I use it on my soapstone counter and my wooden bowls.  Great stuff.  

Cheers,

Anne

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5 hours ago, Okanagancook said:

We have butcher block on some counters and so do friends of ours who used the same designer.  We both used a product that is combination of bees wax and food grade oil.  We rubbed it down every day almost until the wood turned a much darker colour.  It is well sealed but still requires attention on a regular basis.

 

Beautiful kitchen.  Wishing you many happy hours in there.

 

Thank you.  I use both mineral oil and the combo product when I feel it needs it - I actually warm the beeswax stuff up first before applying it.

 

4 hours ago, FauxPas said:

@weinoo, what kind of fridge is that? 

 

It's actually a Kitchen Aid and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. We had an Amana for a dozen years or so, and it never let me down, so I stuck with that line.

 

Significant Eater does not cook. She boils water. Sometimes.

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5 hours ago, FauxPas said:

I like the way you wrapped the subway tile around on the left side of the window. And the pegboard on the other side is a terrific use of space. Handy storage! Overall, that kitchen looks to have an amazing amount of varied storage. I bet you are going to be happy working in there! 

 

I also really like the flooring in your shower. A larger walk-in shower is so much more convenient than a tub/shower combo, in my book.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks. It was all about the storage, because I have what some might think is too much stuff!

 

The flooring in the shower does look great - and this evening I will take my first shower in there!  It's the same as what is used to cover the bench and the threshold, except in 2x2 mosaic. The mosaic on the shower walls drove the tile guys nuts. They must've done certain areas 4 times over...I imagine the prep of the walls was less than perfect, but in the end, even that looks good.

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10 hours ago, weinoo said:

The mosaic on the shower walls drove the tile guys nuts. They must've done certain areas 4 times over...I imagine the prep of the walls was less than perfect, but in the end, even that looks good.

 

It's hard to see the actual design, but I did admire, and wonder, about the shower walls. Can you explain more about that design/process? 

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7 hours ago, FauxPas said:

 

It's hard to see the actual design, but I did admire, and wonder, about the shower walls. Can you explain more about that design/process? 

For the shower/bathroom floor, we used this...Opus tile, 2" x 2".

 

The shower surround is Cumulus stack tile, 3/8" x 2". The design is stacked, to go along with the stacked subway tiles (4.25" x 12.75")  in the rest of the bathroom.  And the grout lines line up pretty well all the way through.

 

Kitchen subway is 4.25" x 8.5".

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1 hour ago, kayb said:

A beautiful job, all the way around. I know you will enjoy it for many years.

 

The biggest enjoyment is when he sells his apartment.

The new kitchen will add a lot more to the sale price, a lot more then what he paid for the renovation.

 

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20 hours ago, dcarch said:

The biggest enjoyment is when he sells his apartment.

The new kitchen will add a lot more to the sale price, a lot more then what he paid for the renovation.

 

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Never plan on selling (why would we leave NYC, with everything we need minutes away (walking or ordered in) and our own little NORC?), so we plan on enjoying it in situ. 

 

18 hours ago, JoNorvelleWalker said:

Is that a wooden bench in the shower?

 

 

The bench is constructed of Durock, sealed with some stuff that's used on the lining of pools, and covered with big sheets of the same tile used on the floor,  with the edge eased. Originally, the plan was to do a floating, wall-mounted bench, but the wall wasn't going to have anything to do with that!

 

I should say the bench is framed in wood, constructed of Durock, etc. etc.

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12 minutes ago, weinoo said:

A NORC is a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community, first investigated in Boston (I think).

 

NORC

 

In Madison, Wisconsin, actually. And the first NORC program was in NYC, at Penn South Houses, in Chelsea.

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This is so great and I couldn't be happier if it were my own. I look forward to seeing all the fabulous meals you prepare!

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