Wednesday, July 26, 2006

texashottie's Kitchen

TexasHottie's 'new' Old World Kitchen

Contact: texashottie (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Jul 8, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Appliances:
    LG FD fridge
    LG DW
    KA micro/oven
    Blue Star range
  • Kohler faucets
  • Stone:
    Tropic Brown granite on perimeter, AB on island
    Backsplash is mixed light and dark travertine noce with dark emperador marble
    Piece behind range is an antique iron that was recovered out of a parish in France
  • Floors are Pendio Beige travertine with an island border of dark emperador marble
We just built a new home, moved into it two months ago, but ran into some problems with leaks, etc. So I'm still under construction but I wanted to throw up some pictures for you all. Thank you for your help this past year.


jkpita's Kitchen

My kitchen is ready...

Contact: jkpita (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Jul 25, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets- Perimeter- Starmark Maple Accord ( originally white) painted and glazed by VanderKolk Painting of Grand Rapids Michigan
    Island- Kemper Kingston in cherry with coffee glaze
  • Countertops: Gold Brazil granite on perimeter and Ice Flower Soapstone on island
  • Backsplash- Magica Newfoundland in Sandiville Avorio from Virginia Tile
  • Sinks: Main- Kohler Clarity undermount in Biscuit
    Prep- Blanco Silganit in Anthracite
  • Faucets: Main- Kohler Vinnata ( handle in front) in Brushed Nickel
    Kohler soap K1894 in Brushed Nickel
    Prep- Graff Prescott pull-out in Brushed Nickel
    Graff Soap G9921 in Brushed Nickel
  • Appliances: Kitchenaid Stainless 25 cu side by side refrigerator
    Kitchenaid Dual Fuel Professional Range
    Kitchenaid Microwave
    Kitchenaid Fully Integrated Stainless Dishwasher
    Danby Silhouette Wine Refrigerator
  • Cabinet Hardware- Top Knobs Normandy collection from
    Perimeter: round knob- M599 in Patine Black
    T-shaped twist knob- Patine BlackM629
    6" drawer pull- Normandy twisted bar handle-Patine Black-M671
  • Island: round knob- Pewter- M598
    medium oval twist knob ( birdcage) Pewter-M622
    6" Large twisted wire D handle- Pewter- M655
  • Lighting: Potrack Chandelier- HiLite Manufacturing
    Undercabinet light- Seagull Ambiance LX - low voltage system
    Rope lights on top of cabinets

Well, 98% ready. I'm still waiting for window treatments, the dining light, the appliance garage door and one drawer pull. Plus a little decorating. But the major details are done.


jenng's Kitchen

My Ikea kitchen is done...

Contact: JennG (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Jul 26, 06
Link to kitchen photos:
  • Cabinets: Ikea Adel Medium Brown
  • Countertops: Formica Limestone in Honed Finish
  • Floors: Select Red Oak. No stain just 3 coats of poly.
  • Backsplash: Subway Beach Glass 1x3 Running Brick by Susan Jablon Mosaics
  • Dishwasher: Maytag Tall Tub II
  • Refrigerator: Maytag Counter-Depth French Door fridge
  • OTR Micro-hood: Maytag
  • Stove: Jenn-Air 30" Dual Fuel Double Oven Freestanding Stove
  • Pendant lights: Ikea Basisk pendant
  • Bookcase: Ikea Billy from As-Is room
  • Faucet: Ikea HJUVIK
  • Cabinet Hardware: Ikea DRAG handles and knobs
  • Wall paint: Glidden Fennel
  • Counter stools: Ikea OSKAR (discontinued)
  • Contractor: Tony Hernandez of Evergreen Home Improvements in Hamden, CT

We knocked down a wall separating a den and the kitchen to make a bigger eat-in kitchen. It's still not huge but it's very functional and just perfect for us. We also added lots more lighting - recessed, under cabinet, and pendants. We had a gas line run into the kitchen for the stove. We moved the sink and removed an extra sink that we weren't using. We removed two windows (gasp!) to make way for a patio door so we could actually access the backyard (and the grill) more easily. We added a breakfast bar. Future plans include the building of a banquette in the far corner of the breakfast area.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

marymt's Kitchen

MaryMT's Kitchen

Contact: MaryMT (My Page)
Posted on 07/21/05:
Link to kitchen photos:
  • Cabinets: Kraft Maid, Piermont Cathedral in Taupe Glaze, paint-grade maple
  • Manhandles


Monday, July 24, 2006

jenniferh66's Kitchen

jenniferh66's Kitchen

Contact: jenniferh66 (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Jul 16, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: existing
  • Countertops - granite tile in Tan Brown (edges were prefinished with a full bullnose). Contractor took tiles around sink to a fabricator to make an exact fit for a more custom look (thanks to Bill for the idea). Countertop was made 8 inches bigger on side coming into family room and about 12 inches at the end with the bookshelf added underneath. HUGE difference in space.
  • Backsplash 6x6 travertine in Durango. Accents are a Crossville Tile patina series in Rust nickel. They are actually a liner that I had the contractor cut into four pieces.
  • Sink (Blanco 1 3/4 in Anthracite Silgranit)
  • faucet (Kohler Fairfax brushed nickel)
  • soap dispenser (Kohler brushed nickel)
  • air gap (blanco SS)
  • Refrigerator (Kenmore Elite Trio in SS)
  • Convection/Microhood (Kenmore Elite in SS)
  • Garbage disposal (Kenmore)
  • stove: existing
  • DW: existing
  • Floor: existing
  • Remove light box in the ceiling, replaced with four cans and two mini pendants. Replaced ceiling fan in eating nook with a flush mount. Flush mount and mini pendants are Murray Feiss Vista collection.
  • Added undercabinet lights
  • Added crown molding and bottom molding to existing cabinets. Added bookshelf. Made a change to two lower cabinets to cut out crossbar to give better access.

My little renovation is so not worthy in the company of your tens of thousands of dollar makeovers, but it has made maybe there are others like me who are doing something minor!


Friday, July 21, 2006

txrunner's Kitchen

TxRunner's Finished Kitchen

Contact: TxRunner (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Jul 18, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Designer/Builder: CG&S Design and Build
  • Cabinets: Custom cabinets made locally by QSI in Austin, TX (red oak, semi-euro, cathedral arch cove, full-extension Blum glides)
  • Cabinet Stain: Custom stain with Minwax American Walnut base
  • Granite: Verde Butterfly with "finger-nail" eased edge
  • Rangetop: Wolf 6-burner, RT-366
  • Hood: Vent-A-Hood EPIH18236SS
  • Wall Oven: KitchenAid KEBC107KSS
  • M/W: KitchenAid KBMS1454RSS
  • Refrigerator: KitchenAid KSSC42FMS
  • Dishwasher: KitchenAid KUDS02FRSS
  • Sink: Kindred KSS5U (a.k.a. US1930/90L/E)
  • Faucet: Grohe Lady Lux Cafe
  • Pot Rack: Enclume PR-12 Hammered Steel
  • Backsplash:
    Field = American Olean Mirabella (Ocean Pearl),
    Accent = American Olean Mirabella (Sandswept) + Sonoma Granada (Koala)
  • Wall Paint: Kelly-Moore Tumbled Stone
  • Flooring: Kahrs San Antonio oak
  • Undercabinet lights: Juno Xenon strips
  • Canned lights: Juno
  • Ceiling speakers: Paradigm CS60
  • Disposal: In-sink-erator 777ss
  • Rugs: 828 International Trading Co Royal Elegance 2706 and Concord Global Trading Persian Classics 2020 Red


gumtree's Kitchen

Gumtree's Kitchen

Contact: Gumtree (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Jul 17, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Kraftmaid maple chestnut (from Lowe's)
  • Countertop: Key West Brown granite
  • Backsplash: 4x4 tumbled marble (toasted almond, enhanced) and 1" marble onyx accents
  • Frigidaire pro with Velos
  • Desk area
  • Samsung fridge
  • dining light fixture is by Kichler
  • Trash Pullout
  • Wine fridge
  • Warming Drawer
  • Pulls: from Lee Valley Hardware; solid stainless-steel bow handles. 96 mm on the small drawers on the wine fridge hutch and 160 mm everywhere else.
  • Paint: Venetian Plaster in Caramello (from Lowe's). Walls were already textured. I did a base coat w/glaze and finished with random rolls from a 4" roller.


claudia_nj's Kitchen

Finished Kitchen Pics - Thanks for the help!

Contact: claudia_nj (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Jul 16, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Cuisine Cabico (beaded inset with off white stain; Natural cherry on island and in mudroom. Mudroom cabinets were framless)
  • Countertops: M. Texteira Soapstone - Mumbai Gray
  • Backsplash: Tumbled Marble
  • Thermador Built-In Fridge
  • Bosch SHX57 Dishwasher
  • Lacanche Cluny Range
  • LG Tromm Washer & Dryer
  • WasteKing 1HP
  • Floor: Kitchen is BR111 Brazilian Cherry, Bathroom is Travertine Marble,Mudroom and Foyer are Porcelain Tile
  • Door & Window: Pella Designer Series
  • UnderCabinet Lighting: Kichler Xenon UC Series II
  • Faucets: Kitchen is Kohler K161094ABN Brushed Nickel, Mudroom is American Standard wall faucet, Pot Filler is Blanco, Bathroom is Danze
  • Sinks: Kitchen - Kitchen is Kohler Dickinson Apron Front, Mudroom is Whitehaus Stainless Steel
  • Bathroom Vanity: DECOLAV from Costco! GREAT deal!
  • Toilet: Kohler Santa Rosa
It has been an 8 month process overall including planning. The actual remodel took almost 7 weeks. We re-tiled the foyer and completely remodeled the downstairs kitchen, bath and mudroom. We added a new sliding door in the kitchen where a large picture window used to be. We also removed the soffits in the kitchen and mudroom and extended the cabinets to the ceiling. We also added recessed lighting in all rooms. I purchased almost everything on line so let me know if you have any questions.


sarapamela's Kitchen

Finished 'Creamy' Kitchen Photos...FINALLY!

Contact: sarapamela (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Jul 12, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: deglossed old cabinets; then painted with 2-3 coats of BM Alkyld Paint (computer-matched to bisque appliances)
  • New island ~ semi-custom cabinets from Young's Furniture; beadboard on back and sides
  • Countertops: Flor de Lis granite
  • Floor: Removed linoleum; Added 3.25" wide white oak hardwood; Stained Minwax Early American
  • Pulls and knobs: Amerock (purchased from; hinges spray-painted to blend with new cabinet hardware
  • Kitchenaid Appliances:
    - SxS 25 cu." frig
    - convection oven with smooth cooktop
    - Ultima Over the Range microwave
    - DW
  • Franke Orca sink with bottom grid and right side grid ~ purchased from Ira
  • Rohl Country Pull Out faucet in satin nickel finish
  • Tumbled marble tile backsplash with Noce accents
  • Lighting: 3 Kichler undercabinet xenon lights; pendant lights from SeaGull Lighting and 3 5" can lights
  • Bar chairs from Mill Stores
  • Beadboard and Chair rail added to back hall and entrance to K
  • hanging fruit baskets are from Costco
Structural Changes:
  • Moved tall pantry to mudroom and opened up 4' wide doorway to DR
  • Removed soffit that was going down middle of K
  • Added french doors between DR and LR
  • Added corner cabinet and raised corner propane fireplace with oak mantle in DR


joanneva12a's Kitchen

New Kitchen Metamorphosis

Contact: joanneva12a (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Jul 11, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • CABINETS: Omega/Dynasty - Provincial in Maple with Autumn stain
  • COUNTERTOP: Wilsonart Mystique Mount Laminate – square edge – 2" backsplash
  • FLOOR: American Olean - Sandy Ridge Tile in Taupe – SY03
  • FRIDGE: Frigidaire side by side w/ added smooth panels
  • DISHWASHER: Asko D3451
  • COOKTOP: GE Profile JP910BKBB
  • RANGE HOOD: Broan Allure III
  • SINK: Pegasus Granite Composite
  • FAUCET: Price Pfister Marielle Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • WASHER/DRYER: Fisher Paykel
  • PAINT COLORS: Behr - Camembert and Comforting
  • RANGE BACKSPLASH: ?Still thinking about it?


redbazel's Kitchen

Red in Ca Kitchen..........Still Red!

Contact: redbazel (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Jul 12, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: our original cabinets were in good shape, so I used Minwax Polyshades on them in Bamboo Mahogany to darken the color and freshen them up.
  • Countertop: Tropical Brown granite
  • Sink: Kohler Executive Chef Biscuit
  • Faucet: Kohler Vinnata in Chrome
  • Backsplash: Tumbled Travertine Noce
  • Ceramic tile: Gemma Amazonia Noce
  • Refrigerator: Kenmore
  • Cooktop: Maytag
  • Dishwasher: LG
  • Paint: Vesuvian Garnet by Kilz. Took two coats/no primer over yellow.


Thursday, July 06, 2006

bunglogrl's Kitchen

Bunglogrl's Green and Marble Kitchen

Contact: bunglogrl (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Jul 5, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets – QS red oak
  • Counter – honed Carrara Marble
  • Backsplash - Rittenhouse Square by DalTile in arctic white
  • Range & Hood – Frigidaire
  • Sink – Rohl Shaw's Fireclay apron sink
  • Faucet - Rohl
  • DW – LG
  • Fridge – Samsung
  • Floor – site finished red oak
  • Knobs & Pulls – fluted clear glass from
  • Lights – HD
  • Paint – EK Peridot, Behr Princess Ivory, Behr bright white
  • Stain (old table plus chairs) – General Finishes Royal Blue
  • Tapmaster
Small kitchen: 15' x 9' with two space-wasting doorways


Monday, July 03, 2006

sewanhakagirl's Kitchen

Very Happy Cook in New Kitchen!

Contact: sewanhakagirl (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Jul 3, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets -- Kraftmaid Venecia Tygris Gloss
  • Appliances -- Thermador (except refrigerator)
  • Refrigerator -- Samsung 4 door
  • Counter -- Caesarstone Misty Carrera
  • Faucet -- Kohler Clairette
  • Sink -- Blanco Precision
  • Backsplash -- Ann Sacks Metro. The tile is Twister (it is a grey blue) and as I recall the grout was pearl grey.
  • Hardware -- Kraftmaid handles. I started to look around but realized that Kraftmaid had a handle that was exactly like the handles on my appliances. I liked the symmetry that it would create so I just went with the Kraftmaid handles.
  • Paint -- walls are C2 Silver Screen and the ceiling and trim is coconut.