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Old 02-15-2013, 04:01 PM   #21
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I like the lighter maple floors. We had natural maple cabinets that we reused for our renovation so DW selected a medium brown stranded bamboo flooring. Nice floor but the darker color shows everything, so I would like the natural maple flooring.

We came close to going with Uba Tuba - very attractive. We actually liked soapstone better but ultimately ended up going with Corian (Maui color). In retrospect, I loved the soapstone particularly when paired with a farmhouse style SS sink and it is a bit unique.

I love shaker style cabinets, and they look great with the farmhouse style sinks.

We have SS appliances. DW wanted black but I won out with SS but had to commit to keep them polished. There is a Weiman SS wipes product that works great. Funny story.. we had had our SS dishwasher about a year and there appeared to be a flaw on the SS face of the dishwasher. I worked at it a bit and discovered that there was a plastic coating on the SS face that I had neglected to remove!

We ran out of steam and didn't do the backsplash during the renovation (just same paint color as walls). I was considering metal tiles (a neighbor has them and I like them) but DW nixed that. We are still debating backsplash, but I think a putty-color subway tile will win out.

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