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Cabinet construction:

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Drawer construction:

Non-dovetail

 

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Dovetail

 

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Hinge types:

Concealed

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Mortise butt hinges

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Glide types:

Undermount

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Sidemount

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Stone Edge Profiles:

Single slab thickness

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Laminated edges

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Example of pricing brackets for stone edge profiles

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Visual aide for edge profiles

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Tile edge treatments:

Wood edge

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Tile edge

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Countertop materials:

Plastic laminate on appleply

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Butcher block

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Granite (Santa Cecilia)

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Marble (Carrera)

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Limestone

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Soapstone

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Recycled paper & resin

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Concrete

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Recycled glass terazzo

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Glass

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Easy-reach cabinet features:

Pop-up mixer station

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Roll-out mixer station (custom)

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Pull-down shelving

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Pull-down spice drawers

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Storage ideas:

Pots & pans in deep drawers under cooktop

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Spice pull-outs and cutting board

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Blind corner options

Appliances:

Standard-depth refrigerator

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Counter-depth refrigerator

Integrated refrigerator

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Garbage disposal air switch (no more accidently turning on the light!)

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Image showing garbage disposal air switch and air gap for dishwasher.  If your dishwasher is installed where it cannot be vented through the wall, you will need an air gap (also called the "burp") for the dishwasher.  In Seattle, if you do not want an air gap and it would otherwise be required, your only option is to install a Miele dishwasher (which is approved in this jurisdiction for installation without an air gap).

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Dishwasher drawers...

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...which can be made to look like your cabinets

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Microwave drawer

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Microwave drawer cooktop

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Microwave drawer cooktop range oven

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Microwave toaster combo

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Microwave pizza oven (...weird...)

 

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Dual oven range

Microwave Wall Oven Combo
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An efficient island with microwave, wine-chiller, and compactor

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Compactor (great for recyclables!)

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Design rules of thumb:

Of course, remember that all rules are made to be broken and rarely can every rule be followed to the letter.  As an architect, my job is to help you prioritize and maximize the space you have.