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Sunday, March 02, 2008

Resources #5 - PDX Street of Dreams

Online resources and books can help out immensely with design ideas, but nothing compares to actually touring a few kitchens for the hands-on experience. The PDX Street of Dreams has been a great place for my DW and I to do just that.


The homes are very high end (and often over the top), but you can get a real sense of how various designs, materials and gadgets would work. One of our guidelines was to have a few high-end features in the kitchen, and this is the place to get exposed to them.

For instance, our back splash design came from this kitchen:


Here is ours...


Not exactly the same (wouldn't want that) but definitely a spin off.

We were willing to go with both painted and stained cabinetry, because we saw it here first - now it's obviously everywhere.

Now were working on our home theater, basing our design on pictures we too while on touring a number of them at PDX.

9 comments:

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TTFWEB said...

This travertine was on the clearance pile at Home Depot as 18x18 inch flooring tiles. I picked dark, medium and light travertine and mixed them. Sorry I don't have a specific brand name.

Koekkener said...

What a beautiful kitchen. Thank you for sharing...

san diego kitchen remodeling said...

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Plan It Granite & Marble Inc. said...

Love the Travertine backsplash great choice for granite countertops.

Gettum Associates Design and Remodel Contractors said...

Very nice! I love the colors. Great job.

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Mathew Anderson said...

Great blog! Just ran across it while doing a search on kitchen remodel ideas and costs. Your Kitchen designers is gorgeous and the blog inspiring. Congrats on your remodel!!!

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