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    WOW, I'd hire you. I was using my Jeff Lewis from Flipping Out guestimate, under 100 is very good, esp. for a major market in the US. I would pay that here in a minor market, Canadian labour prices.

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    I've seen his show once. He made me very, very nervous.
    Thank you for the kind words, Lucretia. I say a prayer each time I start something in hopes that things go smoothly. Giving up a kitchen for two months is difficult.

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    He's my boy Linda Evangalista with taste. Love jeff, want the Valley Oak home.

    I always equate design to meds. It must me like oh lung match, get your patient in. Five years of planning, proper meds and activity, good diet. 24 hrs, that design is life. It's beautiful, thoughts on Miele appliances after 50, worth the investment?

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    Ok we all know I'm a drunk, however, my thought process was transplantation and design, not complete abstract thought.

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    shit, lucretia, are you drinking again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    shit, lucretia, are you drinking again?
    THIS. lucretia, take care of yourself.

    chalet, am impressed that you could get an estimate <100k. but only 2 months to get it done? ours took 3.5 months but we also redid the floors. don't know about the GE stove, but LOVE the viking. and once you get the fan + built-in shelf, it come to ~5k. but worth it, it works great and is one of the ahhhh factors about the kitchen. mr czb thought i was crazy to fixate on the stove when we were in the planning stages, but now agrees that it was a good move.

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    We're starting Monday. Everyone's schedule was so busy, but we're on and can't wait for demolition. I love demolition. Oh my gosh is the client nervous. She said she's more nervous than when she had a hysterectomy. Yowza. Wait till I bomb the living room.

    CZB - This client was interesting because she's a gourmet cook and cooks all week long. She never wanted any expensive appliances, just the basics. Her priority was a countertop that she'd love to look at and an efficient pantry to be used the way she wanted to use it. I learn something new every day doing this. We went through every cabinet and drawer specifying what will go in each one. I like a kitchen that's just a kitchen, not a family room.

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    Oh,yea!! This is so exciting!!
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    Anatomy of a kitchen continued.

    All done!





    I had a site issue with concrete floor slab so I can't do a wood floor which broke my heart but we always knew it was a possibility. It's now going to look like a slate floor. Kind of charcoal khaki color in 20x20 tiles. I couldn't do anything that was going to be any kind of pattern on the floor. There's some old palace working kitchen about that or that's what I've told myself.

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    Umm,Chalet. That looks smaller than my closet. Organization will be the key. Slate really is more practical. Can you set it on the diagonal?
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    You're seeing two separate sides of the kitchen. It's 300 sf. That's big for a NY apt. kitchen which are usually about 40 sf (galley style).

    I usually do wood flooring or some kind of natural stone without problems. I had to do porcelain tile because it's less than 1/2" thick. No diagonal for this kitchen.


    This is a typical NY kitchen


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    Wow. That went from camper kitchen to quite chic. What are the counters Chalet? Lovely. I like that the cabinets go up to the ceiling for more storage.

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    wait, that's not the remodelled kitchen, is it? i think that's just a typical ny kitchen chalet posted for mcjag.
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    I can see how you'd read it that way. Chalet, is that yours?

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    Nope, that one is just exhibit A. I see what you mean,Chalet! It is vast by comparison.
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