Tarspin wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:59 am
Oh yea, he'd never have done it without
He never had his kitchen.
I had ZERO say in this kitchen. I just did the work and gave some suggestions (that were ignored) on colors and layout.
TBH, the open shelving isn't as bad as I thought it would be. Dishes stay surprisingly clean, it's really easy to find what you're looking for (I can't remember where anything is my kitchen, I open and close cabinets at least 3 or 4 times looking for what I need), and overall looks decent.
Wap, to your earlier question, the shelves aren't actually attached to the pipes. I bought straps to do so but they ended up being unnecessary. First, they're so heavy that they won't go anywhere, and second when I screwed the end caps on, I did so with the shelves in place. Doing that tightened the caps into the shelves and snugged them into place. They can still move if you try, but they don't on their own easily.
All that said, I really don't care for the "rustic"
would live in a damned tree if she could, but this is just a bit far for me. I prefer things that better fit the character of the house, but whatever. if I was 100% calling the shots, I would have reused our upper cabinets, but cut them down to accommodate the wider vent hood (which is really a 5/7 call), and had doors made with glass in the middle to give a see-through look. Painted the walls a more neutral gray and used a muted green/green subway tile with a fun pattern for the backsplash with a grout color close to matching the walls.
At least the functionality is solid.