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    If they are going to have 'before' pics, they should take them when the place is in reasonable shape-not after demolition has already begun. with appliances missing, etc. Defeats the whole purpose cause we are NOT seeing it as it really was before.

    And I hate the new all white cabinets. Looks sterile as hell and I cannot see anyone really cooking in there, or actually having to clean all. that. WHITE!

    A nice sunny kitchen is a good thing-one in blinding all-white that burns out retinas is NOT.
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    The kitchen is still a claustrophopic mess.
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    how is that claustrophobic? i take it you've never lived in europe where that kitchen would be considered quite huge...

    i hate the chandelier, the recessed lights and the beige colour on the walls but overall it's a decent kitchen. not the style i would pick if i were redoing my kitchen but if i was renting a place and this is what the kitchen looked like, i wouldn't complain. i'd just take down the icky chandelier and paint the walls. and burn that disgusting white table with the balloon legs. i do love the new floors though.
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    I like it. I hate dark paint,and dark wood cabinets,so this is an improvement in my eyes. I love for rooms to be bright,and airy,just like this.

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    No, I haven't lived in Europe so in my opinion its claustrophobic.
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    Claustrophobic? This is way bigger than my kitchen can ever hope to be.
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    I think the island is whats doing it. I would feel trapped by the sink.
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    This kitchen's way bigger than mine, but I understand what Air Quotes means, I don't know why, but I'm not sure I'd feel good in that kitchen, something about it would make me feel trapped.
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    its bright, but i agree with Soj about the before pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    how is that claustrophobic? i take it you've never lived in europe where that kitchen would be considered quite huge...

    i hate the chandelier, the recessed lights and the beige colour on the walls but overall it's a decent kitchen. not the style i would pick if i were redoing my kitchen but if i was renting a place and this is what the kitchen looked like, i wouldn't complain. i'd just take down the icky chandelier and paint the walls. and burn that disgusting white table with the balloon legs. i do love the new floors though.
    You made an interesting comment, Sput. The size of some kitchen's in the US compared to some European kitchens, the US kitchen are so much larger. I have only one designer friend that agrees with me where we consider the kitchen to be utilized as a kitchen, not as a lifestyle family room. We want to leave the kitchen so we don't have to look at pots in the sink or other things when we're eating.

    It's creepy that they used the same 1960's oven, the same layout and I hate exposed hinges.

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    For a budget reno, I think they did a nice job of updating with using most of what they had existing. We live in a 50's cottage and that kitchen is double the size of ours.
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    It looks like the cabinets are the same, just refaced and with different hinges & knobs. The floor is beautiful.

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    LOL, my kitchen is 2 x 2,2 meters. And it has everything I need!
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