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  1. Ask the Builder
    August 7, 2007
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    Thanks! My wife waited 20 years for it. She really deserved it!

  2. Ask the Builder
    August 7, 2007
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    Yes. It is wallpaper in a hallway on the other side of that kitchen wall. It is a gorgeous paper that matches the period of our Queen Anne Victorian home. The paper was a dream to install. I love installing wallpaper.

  3. HomeRemodelWorkshop
    August 9, 2007
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    Looks great Tim.

  4. Ask the Builder
    August 9, 2007
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    Our lead carpenter was fantastic, but the tile floor almost did him in. Tearing out that tile was a horrible job. Hours and days of beating on the floor. He loved kicking drywall. I think he does cage fighting as a hobby.

  5. Ask the Builder
    August 9, 2007
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    I wish! The retail price on just the cabinetry – with NO labor – was $70,000. The appliances alone were $18K. That job was well into the six figures…. Gulp! But my wife *really* deserved it. She has wanted a kitchen like this for 35 years. It was the least I could do for all she puts up with from me.

  6. HomeRemodelWorkshop
    August 9, 2007
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    Yes that guy does look like one tuff SOB lol BOB

  7. Hugens Dejean
    August 12, 2007
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    nice kitchen it must have cost you alot

  8. Ask the Builder
    September 11, 2007
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    I didn't use Lowe's………

  9. prrolg
    October 17, 2007
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    I like alot of wood in a library but I like to see the appliances in a kitchen. More user friendly. More outdoor light too.

  10. Ask the Builder
    November 14, 2007
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    You have to be careful no matter who you hire. I have all sorts of tips at my website about hiring contractors.

  11. Bradford1959
    December 5, 2007
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    We are in the process of redoing our kitchen now. We like Lowe's but they didn't have the cabinet style we wanted. We are now going with a frame-less style called Premier (only in Home Depot). It's made by Kraftmaid though. The price for about 25 cabinets was around $9k (nearly half the price of other brands). The next biggest thing is who we are working with at HD. You need to find someone who really is knowledgeable & will work well with you.

  12. Ask the Builder
    February 2, 2008
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    They are cherry. Visit a Woodmode dealer and you will see the sample. The wood looks different colors under different light sources, so be careful when making your decision.

  13. Ask the Builder
    April 8, 2008
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    Crazy name…… Little Kitty Don't blame me, I had nothing to do with it. :-/

  14. MyJeepWrangler com
    July 27, 2008
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    I have a short (less than 5 feet) load bearing that I want to remove between my living room and kitchen. Do you have a video on how to do this? or have any advice? Thanks. I am a do-it-yourselfer, but would not mind paying someone to keep our roof from colapsing.

  15. Ask the Builder
    July 27, 2008
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    I have columns about this situation at my website. Read many of the columns in my Structural category.

  16. Summer Bauer
    November 13, 2008
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    I had a lot of respect for you until I saw the cat's bottom on the counter. Bad!!!

  17. Ask the Builder
    November 13, 2008
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    The counter was cleaned. When you have cats in a house they are always up on counters. Especially when you're out of the room or sleeping. We always clean the counters before use because of this. My wife loves cats. So if I don't like it, I can move out. :->

  18. Ask the Builder
    December 23, 2008
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    You got that right. I'm in a majority, so I don't feel bad at all. Plus, she's a pretty fantastic woman. It's not a problem being owned…… :->

  19. Ask the Builder
    January 5, 2009
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    Yes it is.

  20. Matt Foley
    June 17, 2009
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    I found my girl friends cat on top of her ice chest once, the ice chest is inset in a cabinet like thing and the only way I could see the cat getting on top of it was jumping the whole 6ft strait up on top of it, and yes cats are always on counters. Keep up the great videos.

  21. Ask the Builder
    July 4, 2009
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    You can get graining kits that allow you to mimic stained wood. Go to a national-brand paint store, not a home center. Although you may discover the kit at a home center.

  22. Toronto Maple Leafer
    August 23, 2009
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    Oh man, I hope that my kitchen could look as good as your one day.

    I loved what you did with it, what kind of wood was that? Cause I'm thinking of going with Maple wood and staining it cherry. I hear Maple wood looks great with a cherry stain, as long as it is done right.

    Take care,

    Greg

  23. Ask the Builder
    August 23, 2009
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    Thanks. Those are cherry cabinets. Maple is great, but be sure to do a test on several boards to see if you can get it to the color you want. Stain them and finish completely.

  24. Tyler Simpson
    November 18, 2009
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    Hi Tim, your kitchen looks great! I've been a cabinet maker and installer for 5 years, and who ever did your kitchen are pros. Its the little things you notice after you've done it for a while like the mitres on the furniture kick on the island, crown and valance. The gap between doors and drawers are even, and the colour is consistent throughout. Cherry is great to work with, soft and great to stain, although it does darken with age. I'm just curious about what kind of drawer slide you chose.

  25. Ask the Builder
    November 18, 2009
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    Thanks! I can't remember the make of the slide. I can tell you that they were expensive and have that self-closing feature. Once the drawer gets close to the frame, it pulls tight on it's own.

  26. Tyler Simpson
    November 19, 2009
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    Self-closing and expensive… that's most likely the under mount drawer slides, they are the most expensive kind with the self-closing feature. Or they could be the side mount slide, which is a little cheaper. Thanks for the speedy reply!

  27. WindEnergy7
    November 22, 2009
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    Yes, that's a nice looking kitchen, I love the cabinets. Maybe I'll do something like that in my house.

  28. bkam351
    June 17, 2011
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    Where did you put the dishwasher controls? The front of it was completely covered in wood.

  29. Ask the Builder
    June 17, 2011
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    @bkam351 It's a special dishwasher. It responds only to Jedi knights. You just use the Force to turn it on and adjust the washing cycles and temperatures. For all those who can't control the Force, there are buttons on the top edge you see when you open it up.

  30. Arise Decals
    November 21, 2011
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    That is a beautiful kitchen! I need to find a tutorial on how to hide appliances like that. Would you happen to know of any?

  31. Ask the Builder
    November 21, 2011
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    @AriseDecals Yes, how about my AsktheBuilder website. The dot com one. I have MANY articles there that talk about how to achieve the results you see in this video.

  32. Arise Decals
    November 21, 2011
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    @AsktheBuilder Thank you!

  33. kitchencabinetvalue
    July 24, 2012
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    Hiding the appliances is a nice touch.

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