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    K9 Owned
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:50 pm
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    Bummer!
    Fingers crossed it's only a minor repair. icon_sad.gif
    Olive*
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:15 pm
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    Oh no, Racr! AC can be very expensive to replace, even if it is just a compressor change out. Hopefully, it only needs to be charged up.


    By the way,I DID find a picture of my corian sink, and a couple of pictures of my kitchen. In these pictures, I scattered a few things back into the kitchen here and there so I could finally cook something after not having any access to the stove or anything else~~ It looks disorganized/empty. I don't want to hijack your thread so I will remove them after a while. icon_smile.gif







    racrgal
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:19 pm
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    OMG! We are sooooooooooooooo fortunate! Not only did the large A/C fuse burn up (I'm talking totally in half), the A/C fuse box burned up. The entire house could have burned down. At this point I don't care how far it cuts into the kitchen budget, at least we are safe and still have a house.
    racrgal
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:23 pm
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    Olive, please don't remove the pictures. There is no such thing as hijacking one of my threads. I call it "conversation" not hijacking.

    I love your kitchen remodel! I noticed the instant hot water dispenser. Do you like it? How long have you had one? Have you had any trouble with it? Would you share the brand and model? We wanted instant hot water but I am reading horrible reviews of most systems. I'd like to hear from someone I "know". TIA 8)

    ETA Are your cabinets natural maple? The color is EXACTLY what I am looking for. Love the built in you placed in the breakfast area. Wonderful place for seldom used pots and cook books. Well done!
    Olive*
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:59 pm
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    racrgal wrote:
    Olive, please don't remove the pictures. There is no such thing as hijacking one of my threads. I call it "conversation" not hijacking.

    I love your kitchen remodel! I noticed the instant hot water dispenser. Do you like it? How long have you had one? Have you had any trouble with it? Would you share the brand and model? We wanted instant hot water but I am reading horrible reviews of most systems. I'd like to hear from someone I "know". TIA 8)

    ETA Are your cabinets natural maple? The color is EXACTLY what I am looking for. Love the built in you placed in the breakfast area. Wonderful place for seldom used pots and cook books. Well done!


    Racr, we don’t have instant hot water. That is a water filter faucet. It also hooks to our refrigerator water dispenser and ice maker too. I love the filter system we have. It is nothing but pure clean tasting water now. Everything is removed out of the water.

    Yes, the cabinets are maple. I had a light stain put on them. I was a bit disappointed in the finish on them though. icon_sad.gif I wish I would have not decided to have the stain put on them now. Hindsight. icon_lol.gif They look a little distressed looking, which is fine if one likes the distress look. My cabinet maker tried to tell me it was the nature of the wood. I had checked out my cabinet makers references and they were all good, but maybe I was expecting too much. I still like my "not so new" kitchen. I think it is 6-7 years old now. icon_eek.gif Almost time for an update!! icon_razz.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif
    racrgal
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 2:52 pm
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    Olive, I would never have guessed that your kitchen is 6-7 years old. It is a wonderful, bright, neutral space. "Update" should be easy if you are bored with the look. Different color counter accessories or maybe even change out the handles. A wall paper border on the soffit would give a different look as well.

    Thanks for the info on the water. Our fridge has a filter but we don't have one on the sink. I've looked at Body Glove but haven't made any decision on water filtration yet.

    ETA The A/C guy wasn't here very long. He changed the fuses and replaced the burned out fuse box. He said we MIGHT get another summer out of the unit but it really does need replacing. His office will call me with an estimate later in the day.
    Olive*
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 3:34 pm
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    racrgal wrote:
    Olive, I would never have guessed that your kitchen is 6-7 years old. It is a wonderful, bright, neutral space. "Update" should be easy if you are bored with the look. Different color counter accessories or maybe even change out the handles. A wall paper border on the soffit would give a different look as well.

    Thanks for the info on the water. Our fridge has a filter but we don't have one on the sink. I've looked at Body Glove but haven't made any decision on water filtration yet.

    ETA The A/C guy wasn't here very long. He changed the fuses and replaced the burned out fuse box. He said we MIGHT get another summer out of the unit but it really does need replacing. His office will call me with an estimate later in the day.


    Glad you got your A/C taken' care of! It is always something when you own a home. That is something we are going to have to invest in too in the near future….a new A/C system. Ours is currently 15 years old.

    I didn’t know if I wanted that much neutral coloring in the kitchen, but I also knew I wouldn’t be able to afford to remodel it again for…EVER, icon_lol.gif So I stuck to the neutral colors, and like you said, that way I can change out the accessories, counter top items, cabinet handles, etc. Now, I have a different stove, same style and brand, but only in white. My soffits had wallpaper on them before and it was a PITA to remove and clean all the sticky off. I haven’t decided what to put back up there to take away the blah, but it taint’ going to be wall paper again! icon_lol.gif :lol:

    ETA: Did I mention that I had popcorn ceiling in this house. I scraped it off every ceiling in every room in the house over the years, except the living room/dining room. There were cabinets attached to the ceiling in the kitchen over where the knee wall is; making the kitchen feel even more like a dark closed in cave. (the old cabinets were very dark) When we removed those cabinets to open the kitchen up more; naturally, I couldn’t just clean the kitchen ceiling since it adjoins the family room. I had to scrap the family room ceiling too. icon_eek.gif This is a lot of square feet to clean. What. A. Mess that was!! I worked off a ladder with my neck cranked back and working with my arms up over my head. Oooow! icon_lol.gif
    racrgal
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:07 pm
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    The A/C here is original to the house. It's from 1977. I can only imagine how much the utility bill will drop when we do replace the unit.

    hmmmmmmm no wallpaper. The soffit would be a nice place to hang antique kitchen utensils. You could paint it a bright color or stencil to bring in a pop of color. You could even paint old muffin tins, pans, etc. and hang in the soffit area.

    ETA: Popcorn ceilings here too. I admire you for taking on the task. It was something I didn't want to tackle. We had the entire house scraped before we moved in.
    Iron Bloomers
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:49 pm
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    racrgal wrote:
    OMG! We are sooooooooooooooo fortunate! Not only did the large A/C fuse burn up (I'm talking totally in half), the A/C fuse box burned up. The entire house could have burned down. At this point I don't care how far it cuts into the kitchen budget, at least we are safe and still have a house.


    glad you are safe & the house is still standing. That could have been a total nightmare. A small thank you to the Big Guy upstairs maybe in order. You are one lucky gal!
    racrgal
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:16 pm
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    Iron Bloomers wrote:
    racrgal wrote:
    OMG! We are sooooooooooooooo fortunate! Not only did the large A/C fuse burn up (I'm talking totally in half), the A/C fuse box burned up. The entire house could have burned down. At this point I don't care how far it cuts into the kitchen budget, at least we are safe and still have a house.


    glad you are safe & the house is still standing. That could have been a total nightmare. A small thank you to the Big Guy upstairs maybe in order. You are one lucky gal!


    You're right IB. The guardian angels were on duty! The fuses did exactly what they are supposed to do. When the unit overheated, they burned out. I don't think the fuse boxes are supposed to burn up though. I'm very thank full all is well. icon_cool.gif
    K9 Owned
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:08 pm
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    Adding my relief to the mix.
    It gets frightening!
    Deely
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:00 pm
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    K9 Owned wrote:
    Deely, can you show us your pics again? It would be great to see the similarities. icon_cool.gif


    Sorry I've been MIA K9 but better late than never, right? I tried to get the same perspective as Racr's photo.

    Deely
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:05 pm
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    racrgal wrote:
    OMG! We are sooooooooooooooo fortunate! Not only did the large A/C fuse burn up (I'm talking totally in half), the A/C fuse box burned up. The entire house could have burned down. At this point I don't care how far it cuts into the kitchen budget, at least we are safe and still have a house.


    Great news GF! Keep the faith. icon_wink.gif Everything will be okay. icon_cool.gif
    K9 Owned
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:27 pm
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    Deely - I don't think I have seen that particular shot before. I LOVE your kitchen!!!
    racrgal
    Thu Aug 22, 2013 9:50 pm
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    Deely - I just love your kitchen and never tire of seeing it! icon_cool.gif
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