Tuesday, December 20, 2005

adoptedbygreyhounds' Kitchen

Elisabeth's forever kitchen



Posted by AdoptedByGreyhounds (My Page) on Fri, Dec 16, 05 at 20:13
Dear Forum Members,
Consider this a thank you note for all the help and advice and ideas I've gleaned from you over the last several months. Thanks to you all, my kitchen is a more functional, efficient, well-designed space. Unbeknownst to you, many of your kitchens are in my inspiration files.
We are very pleased with the results and have been cooking up a storm already and it functions very well indeed.
Here is a view in one direction...
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And here is a view in the other direction...
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Though it's not quite finished, (light fixtures, trim, etc, are outstanding), I decided to go ahead and post because it will be next year before everything is in. Thanks again, Forum Friends, and I will post details tomorrow if you are interested.
Best Regards,
Elisabeth

Follow-Up Postings:

 o RE: Elisabeth's forever kitchen

I'd like to see a photo from the other side of your table, so we can see your stove, fridge, the whole works!
Looks gorgeous! I really like your upper cabinet doors (the dbl raised panels) and the tall windows. I would also like to see or know more about your sink.
Thanks for sharing.


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It's beautiful. You must be thrilled. And now the best part - working in a new, well designed kitchen. You'll love it.


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I love your cabinets and the glass front panels. How wonderful that you are so close to finishing and able to enjoy it. Well done!


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Elizabeth, your kitchen just makes me want to stand and prepare a meal with you at the counter. Or sit at the table and chat over a cup of tea. What a warm comfortable welcoming place you've created! Beautifully done. I hope you enjoy creating many happy memories there.


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What a beautiful, warm and inviting kitchen you have created. It's lovely.


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Very lovely!! You should be proud!


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Thanks so much for the nice comments. RHome410, I didn't realize that I'd left out the cooktop and the frig. Here are a few more pics:
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Congratulations. It looks so warm and inviting. Great job!


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Lovely!!
Please share all your details on cabs, granite, appliances, etc.
Cathy


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Everything looks so well-placed. . .I love your above cabinet lighting. Also the sponge holder in your sink - where did you get that?
The charm of tomatoes ripening on a window ledge can't be beat. Makes me miss having a kitchen window. . .enjoy. . .it is gorgeous.


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You posted your empress green pictures:)! I love it, I'm salivating. Seriously, your kitchen is heavenly. The cabinets are gorgeous. I can't wait to read the details.


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I love the stainless and white (or is it bisque) mix? Very nice!


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Lovely, peaceful, wonderful details.


 o Thanks again, guys

Many thanks to all of you. I was trying for a pleasant place to hang out, since we always seem to end up in the kitchen, so I really appreciate your describing it as peaceful, welcoming, heavenly and inviting. You all have made my day!
Atsmith, the sponge holder was another idea I copied from someone on the forum, not sure who now, but it came from Lowe's. The over-cab lighting are dimmable fluorescents, my DH's project. We removed perfectly good ballasts (?) from HD light fixtures and installed dimmable ones that he ordered. They make a LOT of light and I always dim them.
Octoberdana, the frig and DW were pre-existing and I worried how they would go with the SS but I think it turned out OK.


 o Details

BACKSPLASH SUGGESTIONS NEEDED! BACKSPLASH IDEAS WANTED!
Cabinets by Shiloh Cabinetry - Can�t say enough good things about these cabinets. Our complicated order arrived on time, exactly as ordered, finish is perfect and gorgeous.
Cooktop, oven and warming drawer are all by GE Profile. GE Profile wall oven mounted under cabinet has convection. GE Profile gas cooktop
Refrigerator and Dishwasher, Kenmore, pre-existing
Sinks are both by Elkay. The main sink - ELU281610, Coffee bar sink - ELU1113
Faucets - American Standard "Culinaire" at the main/prep sink, and Delta "Victorian" at the coffee bar sink.
Backsplash - would appreciate ideas and suggestions
Flooring is called "Sandstone Light" by Amtico.
Lighting: under-cabinet xenon, over-cabinet dimmable fluorecents, 4 halogen cans
Counters are Bianco Romano granite on the perimeter and Empress Green "green marble", i.e., serpentine, on the island and two hutches.
Fireplace/gas logs are made by Lopi Stoves, "Looking Glass" model.
Things you might not otherwise know:
Windowsills are by Corian "Glacier White"
GE Profile Cooktop JGP6752EK1ss has 18,000 BTU dual stacked burner
Gas Logs can be turned on by a toggle switch. They are a definite focal point when friends and family come over, generate a lot of heat, and still work when the power goes out
Fluoroescents are dimmable.
Tall crown molding hides duct work for Vent-a-hood.
"Before" kitchen had a dropped ceiling and beams added for a country French look. I loved the beams, but they had to go when we restored the original 10 ft + ceiling.
The breakfast table light fixture is from our Early Marriage period and has been in every house we�ve lived in 35 plus years..
And did I mention I would like suggestions for the backsplash?


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Beautiful kitchen Elisabeth- your list of details mentions gas logs - can you show a pic of the fireplace too?
Thanks :)


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What a beautiful kitchen! I know I'm going to sound like an echo in here but it is a very warm, inviting room--with lots of really gorgeous finishes. I'd love to see the fireplace, too. Thanks for posting pics.


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Hi, Pickles_CA, the fireplace is to the right of the right hand hutch.
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In fact, all of the photos in no particular order are in my Photobucket album. Skip to page two to avoid non-kitchen photos.
Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen in progress


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Elisabeth, What a beautiful, elegant kitchen! I especially love the sink/window area. It is spectacular.
And I love your pups too - they have the sweetest faces! (I have been trying to talk DH into a greyhound as a companion to our corgi.)


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Beautiful kitchen, love the colors you've chosen for the cabinets/countertops and island! What a cool fireplace too!
Currently, my favorite backsplash is ArtTeachers...Her kitchen is posted in the finished kitchens blog. I think a border tile with a warm tumbled marble or travatine with perhaps the green marble corner accents would pull all your colors together.


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Such a lovely kitchen just in time for Christmas! Enjoy!
I am inordinately fond of that green marble and white granite....


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CaroleOH, thanks for the backsplash suggestion. I also love the little decorative tiles in ArtTeacher's backsplash. (Sorry for the delay in getting back to you - problems with DSL filter.)
CORRECTION on the Model number of the cooktop; should be JGP975SEK - ss

4 comments:

shannonaz said...

Elisabeth, your kitchen looks wonderful! I read thru all of your details but wanted to know what your paint color is. It looks warm and neutral.
Thank you!

Beth said...

The kitchen is Beautiful - we have just begun and I have already gotten some ideas from what I saw on our page. DId you say what the finish was - and are they cherry? I was afraid that I could not mix the appliance colors but it looks fine in your kitchen - I am not ready to buy all new yet.
ENJOY and thank you for sharing!

AdoptedByGreyhounds said...

Hi, Shannonaz and Beth, I just noticed your questions and don't know when they were posted. So sorry I missed them.

Shannonaz, the paint is Sherwin Williams "Beige Chiffon." I call it cafe au lait, not yellow at all but looks a little yellow on my monitor.

Beth, the stain is called "Medium" by Shiloh. Really, side by side, the unstained and the medium stained cabinet door samples looked just the same, but the grain is a little more apparent with the Medium. I also think the medium stain counteracts that raw pink look of new cherry, because our cabinets never looked that way.

Joanna said...

You have so beautiful and well designed kitchen...