Sunday, August 21, 2005

sscutchen's Kitchen

Old Ubatuba Replaces Stark White

Posted by: sscutchen (My Page) on Wed, Mar 17, 04 at 9:33

One forum reader, upon seeing our before pictures, said, "It looks like a nurse's station in a

Indeed. Out went the white Formica counter tops and the green and white wallpaper. Out
went the dark green tile floor.

In came much more elegance, nicer appliances in general and a double oven in particular.
And we had a sudden inspiration that led us to a graceful curve on the island.

Here are a before and after picture (click for larger versions).
See the link below for more pictures.



What we did was:

  • New appliances

    • DCS 27" double oven

    • GE Monogram 30" smoothtop cooktop

    • GE Profile Downdraft ventilation

    • KA P-series DW)
  • "Old Ubatuba" granite countertops. Old Ubatuba has mainly black and not much green. Also, a smaller grain. We were lucky to find it.

  • New tile on floor and backsplash

  • Reworked backsplash electrics. The outlets and switches have been moved to the far sides to keep from having switchplates disrupt the backspash design.

  • New undermount sink with new faucet
The island had to be rebuild with longer sides to accomodate the cooktop and downdraft.

The oven cabinet had to be rebuilt to accomodate the taller than normal DCS ovens. Luckily, we found the original cabinet manufacturer and got new shorter matching doors for over the ovens.

This is a working kitchen. Hardcore Food Network junkies, we enjoy cooking for our family, including our two high schoolers. We've been very pleased with the look and the usefulness of the kitchen and appliances.

Here is a link that might be useful: Steve's Kitchen Pictures


Brenda said...

Love your kitchen!

Can you give us some more info. on your backsplash? Also, what color is your paint?