Friday, February 17, 2006

caralann's Kitchen

My Kitchen is 98% Complete!

Contact: caralann (My Page)
Posted on Friday, Feb. 17, 2006
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Range Top: Thermador with griddle
  • Hood: Vent-a-Hood
  • Ovens: Thermador double convection, 27”
  • Dishwasher: Bosch, SHX46A
  • Refrigerator: Kitchen Aid Counter Depth *
  • Sink: Blanco super single Silgranit, anthracite
  • Faucet: Kohler Vinnata, brushed nickel
  • Cabinets: custom, white with brown glaze
  • Knobs/Pulls: Cabinet Hardware Designs, ORB egg knob & bin pull
  • Granite on Counters: Juparana Persa
  • Granite on Island: Black Galaxy
  • Backsplash: Jerusalem Limestone *
  • Above Range: Walker Zanger Opus Anticato, Dore Royal Diamante, Tiberon, Antique Crackle Acanthus border, ½” black galaxy granite strips
  • Floor: Quick Step Laminate, Perspective -4, Jatoba
  • Under Cabinet Lights: Xenon strips from Lowe
* Notes:
  • The refrigerator was the only item salvaged from the old kitchen!
  • Started with 8” x 8” tumbled Jerusalem Limestone tiles, DH cut all four sides off, then cut each in half to get the “subway”style rectangle that I wanted.
  • All tile backsplash & tile above range top and floor was DIY
  • Still to be done: fish tank cover to match cabinets, molding trim around post and edges of backsplash areas.
  • freestanding island: We took out the peninsula & put in a freestanding island. I found an old buffet & added a piece of granite on top. I supported the overhang by adding another leg on the backside. It adds some additional storage, but mainly a work surface. I originally wanted to put the island on wheels, but opted for gliders - it stays put until I want to move it out of the way.
  • dog bowls: I lowered the sides of a bottom drawer so that the dogs could eat from the sides. For the water, I removed the cabinet door & put the water bowl inside so they can drink from it all day.


Your kitchen is one of my very favorites. Beautiful colors and layout! Ingenious additions for the dogs. Little details that are so beautiful. Ours looks a bit like your "before", so it is SO motivating to see your "After" turn out so well! Great job, and thanks for including details.