Wednesday, November 08, 2006

cubby14's Kitchen

Finally FINISHED!!!

Contact: cubby14 (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Nov 8, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Medallion Calistoga in cherry Pecan finish
  • Granite: Russian Sable (similar to tan brown but less chunky and a little more movement)
  • Backsplash: tumbled marble Alexandria no enhancer just sealed with a deco liner from Villagio tile scroll liner in bronze.
  • Flooring: Natural white oak prefinished planks
  • Appliances: KitchenAid cabinet depth refrigerator, double convection ovens, GE spacemaker microwave, Viking 30" induction cooktoop and Kobe range hood.
  • paint: Sherwin Williams Inviting Ivory
  • barstools: Sedona Swivel
  • the wrought iron rack and the baskets are both from Longaberger
This was a mostly DIY with a few things contracted out.

Things I love:
  • induction cooktop it is so fast and responsive and after a regular electic cooktop it is heaven.
  • huge island we got rid of kitchen table and don't miss it a bit.
  • corner lazy susan so much more usable than old blind cabinet
  • step in pantry had deep pantry shelves and hated them love being able to see things (only 12" deep shelves) feels like more space even though it isn't.
  • no soffit even though I can't reach the top of anything without a stool.

Things I don't love:

  • sink is too deep I am 5'2" and my back hurts when I am doing anything in it silgranite double bowl 9" bowls.
  • faucet it is Price Pfister and has never worked correctly, sprayer leaks after fixing twice. It is being replaced as soon as I find something.
One regret:
  • only getting the 30" four burner induction cooktop instead of the 36" six burner.


Barbara said...

Wow! This is beautiful. You have done so many things exactly right. The feel is very warm and inviting. I'd love to pull up a barstool and have a glass of wine. Thx for sharing barstool info. They are the most beautiful I have ever seen. Unfortunately, they don't seem to have them anymore. Love the backsplash, lighting, granite, no soffit, everything. This is the look I hope to achieve. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful! One of my favourites.

slpinct said...

I love your kitchen. where did you get your cabinet knobs?

slpinct said...

What brand of lights are over the island?