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08-22-07, 08:08 PM
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You are right- I have a Wilsonart sample that I...

You are right- I have a Wilsonart sample that I really like that is laminate but looks like granite. We are painting the cabinets white (they are beadboard, so I think it'll look really nice), and...
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Posted By RatHat

Thank you! Your comment are extremely helpful to...

Thank you! Your comment are extremely helpful to me. I think I'll go with the Benjamin Moore Waterborne Impervo.

Thanks!
Rathat
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Posted By RatHat

Update- I'm thinking maybe the Benjamin Moore...

Update- I'm thinking maybe the Benjamin Moore Waterborne Satin Impervo 314. Does this sound good? But I'm a little confused, as it says low lustre, but it also says enamel. So is it glossy or not?...
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Posted By RatHat

Need paint recommendation for kitchen cabs

I am starting to repaint my kitchen cabinets & doors. They are currently stained wood. I have thoroughly cleaned and sanded them. I am going to use a Zinsser BIN primer. But can anyone recommend...
08-22-07, 04:18 PM
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Views: 5,284
Posted By RatHat

Thanks for your responses. I think I'm going to...

Thanks for your responses. I think I'm going to go with laminate- they have so many nice choices, and the purpose of our renovation was to give the kitchen a low-budget, high-impact facelift. I...
08-20-07, 02:32 PM
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Views: 5,284
Posted By RatHat

Would you put granite c-tops on 20 year old cabinets?

We are are doing a mini kitchen renovation. The kitchen is 20 years old. We are painting the cabinets & plan to replace the countertops. The cabinets are in ok shape. They were not super high...
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Views: 13,158
Posted By RatHat

thank you for the advice. we're still debating...

thank you for the advice. we're still debating what to do. i will get some other estimates, but i'm leaning toward track lighting as that seems much cheaper.
02-07-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,327
Posted By RatHat

thank you! i started a small section. i scored...

thank you! i started a small section. i scored it, sprayed it, then peeled of the vinyl layer. then sprayed again and scraped off the bottom layer. it's tedious but doable. thanks for the advice.
02-07-07, 11:48 AM
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Views: 2,122
Posted By RatHat

thanks, i will brush them.

thanks, i will brush them.
02-01-07, 11:24 AM
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Views: 2,122
Posted By RatHat

Spray or roller & brush for beadboard cabinets?

I am planning to paint our wood beadboard cabinets. Would you recommend spraying them, or using a brush and roller?
02-01-07, 11:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,327
Posted By RatHat

A little confused about removing wallpaper

My wallpaper will not just peel right off the wall. I can peel some of the top layer off, but the fuzzy, papery layer will not come off.

Should I peel as much of the top layer off as I can, and...
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Views: 13,158
Posted By RatHat

We are trying to add them to a finished ceiling...

We are trying to add them to a finished ceiling (house was built in '87). Above the ceiling is attic.
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Posted By RatHat

What is the difficulty level of installing recessed lights?

Our electrician gave us an estimate of $200/light installed for recessed lights. We are going to need approximately 10 lights, and this is more than I want to spend. How skilled do you need to be...
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Posted By RatHat

Will this be enough light? Switching from fluorescent to halogen track lighting

We currently have 8 40-watt fluorescent bulbs lighting our kitchen. We are planning to have the fluorescent lights taken down and pan to install some halogen track lighting instead.

To get the...
11-03-06, 10:58 AM
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Views: 5,668
Posted By RatHat

Thank you for the information and the great...

Thank you for the information and the great links. This is very helpful.

RatHat
11-02-06, 05:27 PM
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Views: 5,668
Posted By RatHat

How much light/watts for kitchen?

Our kitchen is approx 20'X8', with 10' ceilings. We are removing the current lighting (fluorescent), but I'm not sure how much lighting I need (in terms of watts) to replace it with. Are there any...
10-13-06, 11:19 AM
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Views: 6,957
Posted By RatHat

I don't have an answer for our, but I am doing...

I don't have an answer for our, but I am doing the same project (vinyl over particle board). So I am also wondering what can be done to prep the surface before putting down vinyl?
10-13-06, 11:16 AM
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Views: 1,211
Posted By RatHat

Larry, Thanks for your reply. You are...

Larry,

Thanks for your reply. You are right, the gap will probably be about 3/8 inch. (The tile on the counter is about that thick). I guess that is not so bad!

Thanks!
10-12-06, 05:07 PM
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Views: 19,159
Posted By RatHat

I forgot one thing... the adjoining hallway is a...

I forgot one thing... the adjoining hallway is a dark blue/gray. The other rooms on that floor are a gray/green and a deep red (almost eggplant). We love bold colors! :)
10-12-06, 05:05 PM
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Views: 19,159
Posted By RatHat

Thanks for all the great ideas so far! In...

Thanks for all the great ideas so far!

In response to the pp, I don't really care for the mint green, but I think if I find a way to incorporate it into a larger scheme that it will look much...
10-12-06, 05:01 PM
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Views: 3,122
Posted By RatHat

Yeah, just a dusting (less than 1/2 inch) that...

Yeah, just a dusting (less than 1/2 inch) that mostly melted by the afternoon. But it's October for goodness sake!!! I'm not ready for that yet! :)
10-12-06, 12:07 PM
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Views: 19,159
Posted By RatHat

Need to design color scheme around mint green tile

Our guest bathroom is very tiny. The shower stall has mint green tile. The toilet and sink are white, and the hardware is gold. I am thinking of putting in a pedastal sink (white) and putting in...
10-12-06, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,469
Posted By RatHat

Nimalex, it sounds like you and I are planning on...

Nimalex, it sounds like you and I are planning on trying similar projects. Sorry I don't have any advice for you since I haven't started my project yet, but I just wanted to say keep me posted on...
10-12-06, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,211
Posted By RatHat

Sticky situation with removing countertop

The previous owner of our house put ceramic tile over their formica countertop. Then they put a ceramic tile backsplash in. The backsplash tile was put on top of the countertop tile (I hope that...
10-12-06, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,122
Posted By RatHat

I will research the possibility of bugs- although...

I will research the possibility of bugs- although we have SNOW here already, so it might be a few days until I get out there and closely inspect. Thanks for the suggestion!
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