Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on March 12, 2004 · Page 22
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 22

Ukiah, California
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Friday, March 12, 2004
Page 22
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6—FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2004 ON THE MARKET DECOR SCORE Big and cozy kitchens By ROSE BENNETT GILBERT Copley News Service Q: We are thinking of redoing the kitchen in our old (1890-something) Victorian, making it larger by taking in the butler's pantry and part of the back porch. At first, I was excited. Now I'm worried it will be too huge! Maybe I need to see how other people have handled really big kitchens. A: Then feast your eyes on this high, wide and winsome designer show house kitchen, designed by Linda Tamasy for a charity event benefiting a local symphony orchestra. Show houses are splendid sources of exciting ideas. Because there are no actual clients whose taste or pocketbooks must be considered, the designer can pull out all the stops, indulging in top-drawer materials and the latest innovations. Linda Tamasy took great advantage of her soaring space, incoiporating not just one, but two island work centers, housing deluxe features, such as a warming oven and one of the kitchen's two dishwashers (the other, naturally, is located by the main sink). The room's impressive height also allowed the designer to create a focal point: what looks like a classic fireplace complete with over-mantel artwork. It's really a hood for a pro-quality stove set into its tile-lined niche. The overall attitude of the kitchen is Country-French-in- the-West-Indies, colorful, gracious and much cozier than you'd expect from such a large space. Credit also goes to the decorative cabinets and carved mouldings (from Wood-Mode; P.S. Think hard before you deep-six your butler's pantry. Builders are busy putting them back into many of today's new homes. Q: We had our kitchen totally remodeled about seven years ago, modern (no hardware showing) oak cupboards all around a C-shaped kitchen totally full of upper and lower cupboards. Our no-wax flooring has not held up very well and we are considering replacing it Spacious kitchens with tall ceilings can be a decorators dream, says columnist, creating options galore with laminated wood-look flooring, but wonder if that would be just too much wood. The flooring would come out into our dining area, but most of that large area would be carpeted. Does wood-look laminate flooring work for under a breakfast bar adjoining a carpeted room if the carpet isn't also in beige/wood-color tones? A: No to your first question, yes to the second. In my kitchen book, there's no such thing as too much wood. Your countertops, wallcoverings and accessories will provide enough other color to keep your eyes amused. About matching the color of your hard and soft floor coverings: Forget it. Contrast is always more interesting. For comfort's sake, carpet the area See DECOR, Page 7 MILLION DOLLAR VALLEY VIEWS1 1.5 hillside acres with PG&E and Rogina Heights water available. Beautiful views across entire Ukiah Valley. Asking $175,000. DESIRABLE NORLAND 3bd 1 ba home on 1/2+/- acre. Water, sewer and PG&E. Zoned SR 6,000 with room for 2nd dwelling or animals. $250,000 Call David Rosetti 367-0806 GREAT INCOME POTENTIAL 2-1/2 acre parcels, in Hopland,e9Clvgned SR6000, allowing for 2 dw ^t(^r^^uSib^ ible 8ubdivl8io . ni Al ! ^mwS^^i^W^rof both. c «" David "fi'osett?® 256 ARLINGTON DRIVE Great location, close to elementary and high school. Home features 3 bedroom, 1 bath, plus bonus room. Freshly painted interior & exterior, new carpeting, wiring & drywall, fenced yard with storage shed. $259,000

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