Thursday, October 06, 2005

sarina's Kitchen

Cherry Kitchen with Blue Pearl Granite

Posted by sarina on Tue, Oct 4, 05
Link to sarina's  kitchen photos

  • Cabinets - Starmark Cabinets ,cherry in their Rattan finish . Knobs on cabinet Amerock in weathered nickel finish.
  • Counters - Blue pearl granite gt (left unsealed)
  • Backsplash- Irongate tiles done with a custom color from their Meredith tile line. Color Antique white for field tiles and china white for the deco's and liner. Appliances - Kitchen aid bottom mount counter depth fridge
  • Oven 30 inch single Wolf oven , warming drawer below it also Wolf , Microwave- Wolf convection /mirco combo. Ended up going Wolf on oven , wd , micro stack because it was a good height for me . I am on the short side.
  • cooktop-30 inch four burner gas Wolf
  • Ventilation - vent a hood 600 cfm two blower fan
  • Sink - Kohler stainless double
  • Faucet - Kohler Vinnata
  • Nevermt soap insert
  • Paint in kitchen and breakfast room upper wall is BM 981 a soft taupe
  • Paint in breakfast room below chair rail is black cherry from Devoe paint
  • Floor - Porcelain travertine look alike . It took a long time to find one I liked with the granite. It is a light tanish taupe color with some soft ivory and a hint of gray.

Here are pictures of the finished kitchen . All but the fridge handles which we are still working on. Next to the granite the backsplash came in as the hardest choice. I think I have more gray hairs now for sure over both those items. We had orginally hired and were working with a kd place. I did not like any of their plans so they drew out what we wanted. Eventually though we parted ways as it was just not working out. It was lucky I did leave them as I got a much better nicer cabinet for the money and a great cabinet installer. He really did more then install as he built the hood custom . Once I left the kd place I had to be my own GC . How scary. I finally found plumbers and electricians. The kd did not do counters so I had already picked my own granite guy so once the other contractors were in place we were on our way .
Gutted the kitchen middle of May. Gas line was moved to other side of room. How scary! Had to move plumbing also . No walls were moved but we did expand out in to the breakfast area giving us more floor space in the actual kitchen area. Finished kitchen backsplash September 21st one day before daughters wedding rehearsal dinner which was here and three days before the actual wedding. I did the wedding and the kitchen at the same time. What was I thinking !Daughters wedding was small 60 people so all in all it was not to bad. Wedding turned out great and we had a great time . Very romantic setting . Kitchen had been planned way before she got engaged and I wanted it done before materials shot up in cost again. Oh sorry this got so long ....


Buehl (GardenWeb) said...

Cannot see pictures :-( I especially wanted to see your hood.