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08-21-07, 09:13 AM
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Posted By NikkiL

We had a portable dishwasher then renovated our...

We had a portable dishwasher then renovated our kitchen. When I looked into the cost of the conversion kit it just wasn't worth it. It was about $120 CAD. We ended up selling our portable and...
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Views: 950
Posted By NikkiL

Thanks, CDW! I kinda just wanted...

Thanks, CDW!

I kinda just wanted confirmation on the screws vs nails so thanks for that and I was especially interested (and extremely grateful) for your info on how to manage the sliding glass...
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Views: 950
Posted By NikkiL

subfloor for laminate

Hi:

We'll be installing laminate soon (living room, dining room, hallway) and I have a few questions.

1) subfloor: we used 3/4" ply in our kitchen (doorway leads into dining room) and then...
12-19-06, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By NikkiL

Too funny! I just painted our living/dining room...

Too funny! I just painted our living/dining room and used Behr Gobi Desert for 2 walls and Behr Sage Green for the other 4 walls (L-shaped design). I love these colours, anyway, but picked them...
12-11-06, 09:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By NikkiL

Visiting show rooms and looking at on-line real...

Visiting show rooms and looking at on-line real estate listings helped me a lot when we redid our kitchen last year. Also, watching home reno/decorating shows when they were doing kitchens helped...
12-04-06, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,254
Posted By NikkiL

Saw an African-themed living room on one of the...

Saw an African-themed living room on one of the TLC shows and they used woven straw mats on the ceiling. They stapled them (overlapping) directly on.

whatever floats your boat :)
10-22-05, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,130
Posted By NikkiL

check out the Formica granite etched series -...

check out the Formica granite etched series - it's formica with a granite look - we got the Jamocha installed with natural oak cabinetry and we love it. They have one (russo??) that's got some...
09-17-05, 08:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By NikkiL

Yeah, call THEM to worry about it :D They're...

Yeah, call THEM to worry about it :D They're supposed to be the professionals and should have known to take the #'s into consideration, IMO. We just redid our kitchen and had an issue with our...
09-17-05, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 964
Posted By NikkiL

yep, I agree. Don't try to get a perfect match...

yep, I agree. Don't try to get a perfect match -- you won't be able to anyway plus it looks too "matchy-matchy", you know? Bring home samples from the kitchen cabinet place and see how it looks...
09-17-05, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,130
Posted By NikkiL

our neighbour just redid his kitchen and now has...

our neighbour just redid his kitchen and now has cherry-stained maple cabinetry with a darker granite countertop (mainly browns and black with some whitish flecks) -- looks gorgeous!
08-08-05, 08:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,080
Posted By NikkiL

We just did EXACTLY what you're talking about -...

We just did EXACTLY what you're talking about - kitchen is even on the 2nd floor, not that it matters.

It does make a difference, by the way, where your vent is and also where your supply and...
08-08-05, 07:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,730
Posted By NikkiL

Thanks, Doug :) As with a lot of things,...

Thanks, Doug :)

As with a lot of things, it's a trade off. If you do it yourself you'll save money but it will cost you in time and effort. If you don't have the time or can't put in the...
07-29-05, 08:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,730
Posted By NikkiL

I think the biggest factor is the products that...

I think the biggest factor is the products that you choose. Big difference between corian countertops/granite/tile/laminate, right? Also, custom cabinets, solid wood/wood front on box/cheapo... ...
07-29-05, 07:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,164
Posted By NikkiL

My husband just installed our range hood...

My husband just installed our range hood yesterday (last thing to do for our 6+ week kitchen remodel - woo hoo!). Our range hood is hardwired in, just a warning to you. The hood we bought can be...
07-15-05, 03:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,240
Posted By NikkiL

I'm pretty sure most are just plugged in to a...

I'm pretty sure most are just plugged in to a regular 110 outlet. We had an electrician put in a bunch of wiring, including the wiring for a built-in dishwasher and he installed a 110 outlet for it....
07-15-05, 03:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,079
Posted By NikkiL

One thing to watch out for at HD is the 'special...

One thing to watch out for at HD is the 'special order pricing'. I wanted to get one of the acrylic sinks but they only had white in stock and I wanted black. Well, head to the pricing book and the...
07-15-05, 03:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 15,282
Posted By NikkiL

Thanks, Tileman. I ended up searching the forum...

Thanks, Tileman. I ended up searching the forum a little more after I posted this thread and came across a similar question and YOUR answer. Showed it to DH and he totally got it - need to have at...
07-14-05, 11:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 15,282
Posted By NikkiL

no space between tiles??

DH wants to lay tiles right up against each other (no spacers/grout space). He'll still grout to seal the seams.

Wondering if this is okay to do? They're 16" x 16" glazed porcelain tile. He's...
07-14-05, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,818
Posted By NikkiL

I would go higher than 1/2 way - more like 2/3?? ...

I would go higher than 1/2 way - more like 2/3?? So, if you have an 8 foot wall, go at about 5 feet. Keeps the kids from picking at it and it can be seen over most furniture. Measure and mark the...
07-06-05, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 960
Posted By NikkiL

I think that would look fantastic! Our townhouse...

I think that would look fantastic! Our townhouse complex is beige/taupe siding with white stucco and the trim is either dark brown (ours) or dark green - I think the dark brown looks better than the...
06-30-05, 08:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By NikkiL

I always thought that chalkboard paint was soooo...

I always thought that chalkboard paint was soooo cool! How about painting the lower portion of the wall with it, or at least one wall? It's black (don't know if it may come in other colours now) so...
06-30-05, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,931
Posted By NikkiL

I like tan with red. If there's tan in the...

I like tan with red. If there's tan in the paisley, even better.
06-30-05, 07:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,495
Posted By NikkiL

I'd check out HD or somewhere similar. I wonder...

I'd check out HD or somewhere similar. I wonder if some of those transition strips would be similar. I have the ones you're talking about but my Mom gave it to me.

check out this site, too:
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Views: 2,911
Posted By NikkiL

We're going to have the same thing when we're...

We're going to have the same thing when we're finished our kitchen reno's (halfway there!!). Our neighbour did the same renos as we did.

What he did: got some extra pieces of wood from the...
06-30-05, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,098
Posted By NikkiL

We just did something like this last week but...

We just did something like this last week but covered the front of it with drywall. We bought 2x2's and nailed them to the front of the existing 2x6 studs (predrilling the holes, of course) then...
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