Tuesday, October 11, 2005

evaperconti's Kitchen

IKEA Akurum birch cabinets with Nexus Birch doors

Contact:evaperconti (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Oct 11, 05
Link to kitchen photos: http://myweb.cableone.net/evalondon/eva/kitchen2005/kitchenindex.htm

  • Cabinets: IKEA Akurum birch cabinet frames, Nexus Birch doors, Lansa handles.
  • Countertops: Indian Premium Black, 1 ½ inch full bullnose
    Island: Absolute Black granite, full bullnose edge
  • Backsplash: made from those glass pebbles you usually see in vases. I affixed them to a plywood backing with thinset, grouted and framed the panels out in aluminum trim as a nod to the 50’s countertops with the aluminum trim all around.
  • Sink: Elkay single bowl 25” sink, 10” deep
  • Faucet: Pullout sprayer by Delta
  • Dishwasher: original Frigidaire Gallery with a new face of FXSheeting in brushed stainless. See more description below.
  • Range: Maytag Gemini 5 burner with double ovens
  • Microwave: Magic Chef micro/hood
  • Paint: Behr Balmy Skies in Semigloss finish throughout
  • Display shelves to the left and right of the microwave: from Target
  • Light fixtures above the island: clear glass wrapped in a birch veneer, $25 each from IKEA and 60 watts of light per unit.
  • Appliance garage: from Kitchen Accessories, in unfinished maple
  • Bookcases: BILLY from IKEA

Total cost, including construction of the dining room, cabinets, appliances, flooring and electrical was just under $20K.

The FX sheeting has adhesive on the back, you peel and stick basically. It's very strong adhesive so you don't want to be pulling it up to reposition. I find it stuck really well to the clean metal front of the dishwasher. It takes time to install because you want to make sure you have no air bubbles, and you need a clean flat surface. Trimming with a laminate trimmer or carefully with a sheetrock knife is the hardest part. From www.alsacorp.com

Low Budget
Baking Area
Coffee Bar
Desk Area
Floorplan/layout included