Tuesday, December 26, 2006

organic_donna's Kitchen

Contemporary Kitchen with Scavolini cabinets

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Posted on Sat, Nov 11, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/starpooh/organic_donna

  • Cabinets: Scavolini; Happening City- high gloss lacquer
  • Granite: Stone City; Azul Bahia 3/4"
  • Appliances: Liebherr 30" freestanding SS and Dacor Millenium knobless slide in range
  • Floor: Mirage engineered Maple cashmere finish
  • Rail system and pendants: Lightology-Tech lighting - on their website under FJ T156 MR16 fixtures.
  • LED undercabinet lights: Next Generation lighting
  • Sink: Elkay Avado SS undermount double bowl
  • Faucet: Gessi Quadro Hi-Tech
  • toekicks: aluminum.
I was the GC and did the design myself with some input from KD.

I did not want a dishwasher. I think now if I had to do it again, I might consider one. The only reason I would want one is because it would be easier to keep my granite from getting wet. LOL My drawers could be replaced with an 18" dishwasher, but I doubt I'd ever do it. If I had a family I would definitely have one.


sugarbreak's Kitchen

2 years in the making - Close enough to done!

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Posted on Mon, Dec 18, 06
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  • Cabinets: Birch cabinets, custom made by a friend. We finished them ourselves. The shelves are pretty much rectangle boxes attached to the wall with a cleat. The cleat was attached to the wall in the studs and then the shelf was slid over it and screwed into the cleat.
  • Countertops: Santa Rita soapstone from Rock Tops
  • Backsplash: white crackle subway tile
  • Refrigerator with chalkboard panel
  • Microwave is at the end of the penninsula.
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore "Quiet Moments"

Almost completely DIY.

It took a giant leap of faith on our part to use a wall of open shelving. It doesn't feel as empty as it looks when you are standing inside it. I think it would have been a big mistake on our part to eliminate so many uppers without adding that whole wall of pantry cabinets. We have so much storage space on the base cabinets that I don't miss the uppers at all. I do miss an island but I was afraid to put one in because I didn't feel there would have been enough space for my children to congregate around it without getting in my way and ticking me off. lol I will have stools at the penninsula when I find the right ones.

The main problem with our old kitchen's design was there wasn't a good place for food storage. That is how the pantries came into play. The first one is a complete pullout. The second one is a door with pullout shelves in them and the third is a broom closet.


pdxliz' Kitchen

Made just in time for Christmas - Finished!

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Posted on Wed, Dec 20, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://s96.photobucket.com/albums/l166/pdxliz/kitchen%20pictures%202006/

  • Cabinets: Medallion 'Bella' in cherry espresso
  • Granite slabs: Absolute black on the perimeter, White Delicatus on the island. I was told it was an albino White Springs, but I learned the correct name for it here (I hope! Might still be wrong. Anyway, I love it and it is easy to care for).
  • Backsplash: went to a local metal fabricator, and got the sheet for $60 (18 gauge 30" by 36"). We attached it with screws in the bottom corners (metal fabricators put them there for me), liquid nail, and then it is also lipped underneath the hood. I think that the liquid nail was all that was really needed. It's some strong stuff. I don't plan on adding anymore backsplash.
  • Sink: Blanco, got it off eBay from Faucet Depot
  • Faucet: Hangrohe from Faucet Depot
  • Fridge: LG
  • Range: Wolf 30" AG
  • Hood: Faber
  • Microwave: Sharp
  • Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel Dishdrawers
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore matte "Gold Rush". The white is Benjamin Moore's matte "Mayonnaise"
  • little dvd player is a TruTech deal from Target (love Tar-jay!)

We took down a large, load bearing wall and moved the kitchen to where my dining room used to be, and vice versa.


Thursday, December 14, 2006

arin's Kitchen

My vintage kitchen photos

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Posted on Tue, Oct 24, 06
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  • Cabinets: Diamond
  • Countertops: Caesarstone
  • vintage island and recycled upper cabs from original kitchen
  • vintage wedgewood stove
  • vintage sink
  • vintage schoolhouse lighting from Rejuvenation
  • marmoleum flooring
  • backsplash tiles: 1" x 2"

The house is a San Francisco 1907 Edwardian


rachelrachel's Kitchen

Kitchen Finished! Last Tweaks Done (pics)

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Posted on Sun, Dec 10, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://www.photobucket.com/albums/q174/rachelrachel_photos/

  • Cabinets – Thomasville – Villa Maple Pearl
    Wall Cabinets 30" in Kitchen, 36" in Laundry room.
    Base cabinets for refrigerator wall cut to 21".
    Over refrigerator cabinet cut to 18" by GC.
  • Counter – Angola Black Granite
  • Floor Tile – Laufen – Nordica Cinder
  • Backsplash – Bisazza Glass Tile (from Expo) – Olivio
  • Sink – Blanco
  • Faucet – Kohler
  • Garbage Disposal – Insinkerator 555
  • Stove – Whirlpool
  • Range Hood – Kenmore
  • Dishwasher – Whirlpool
  • Refrigerator – Amana
  • Washer – Kenmore
  • Dryer – Kenmore
  • Lighting – Home Depot – Hampton Bay
  • Hardware – Home Depot – Knob Hill
  • Restaurant Booth – www.restauranteq.com – Wedgewood vinyl – Style "Hot Rod Chevy"
  • Table top – Onyx Formica
  • Painted wood cabinet – Sherwin Williams – Rapture Blue and Cay
  • Kitchen Rugs – www.rugs-direct.com
  • Laundry Room Rug – Linens n’ Things
  • Wall Clock – www.metmuseum.org/store/ - Color Magic Wall Clock
  • Laundry Room Counter – Birch plywood painted black
  • Laundry Room Counter Legs – www.tablelegsonline.com – Custom cut stainless steel legs
  • Laundry Room Shelf – Ikea – legs replaced with Home Depot casters
Kitchen Dimensions – 11’ x 11.5’


hddana's Kitchen

Some kitchen shots from my new kitchen

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Posted on Fri, Nov 24, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://home.austin.rr.com/popeda

  • Cabinets: Maple with Cordovan finish from qualitycabinets.com through Parrish in Austin; our design and self-installed
  • Countertops: Zodiaq Cygnus Pearl with simplest edge
  • Island top: Tropical Green granite from remnant yard
  • Backsplash: Interceramic Hearthstone Ash with Traditons borders
  • Backsplash over the stove: Nocera Art Tile inserts
  • Sink: Franke stainless
  • Faucet: Grohe
  • Appliances: Whirpool/Frigidaire
  • Flooring: Kaehrs Amber Ash; ordered online, self-installed
  • Paint: Sherwin Wms Humble Gold.
DH built in a closet which we covered with door units from cabinet people to give a uniform look, lots of storage; DH also built the hood top since we did not like the looks of the standard one from Quality; we ordered finished plywood and beadboard and trim pieces and he improvised; note the lowered microwave shelf for safety; all the copper and brass displayed in the kitchen are from travels in Turkey; bookcases on island we're enjoying having cookbooks at hand.

The pantry wall is something we've carried with us from past two builds and I would not give it up for anything since it holds tons. Using only the doors & doorframes saved a lot over pantry/utility cabinets and still gave the look of the cabinetry.


beachlvr's Kitchen

Our 'Cottage Modern' Kitchen is finished!!

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Posted on Fri, Nov 24, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://www.photobucket.com/albums/l104/jensonsusie/

  • Custom cabinets painted BM Super White
  • Black granite with eased edge (I think) Santa Angelica
  • Appliances- KA except bev. fridge- GE monogram
  • Backsplash- Durago travertine mini-brick
  • Sinks- Blanco
  • Faucets- Grohe Ladylux and ??
  • Chairs- Target on-line! (and I love them!!)
  • Pulls & Knobs- CabinetHardwareDesigns on eBay (very reasonable and great quality)
  • Pendant Lights- Lowes
  • Cork board- from Aaron Bros.
  • Island: 4'6" x 9'6" approx. There's actually enough room to seat at least 6 kids with stools. One side has 12 inches of leg room and the other has 15.
  • Paint: the walls are BM Bleeker Beige
Cabinet painting details:
The cabinets started out at paint grade wood (maple I believe) and they painted primed them with an oil based primer and then used a type of BM Satin Impervo paint to spray the doors and paint the frames. (The color is Super White).


janellemiller's Kitchen

Yahoo!! Kitchen done Here are Pictures!!

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Posted on Thu, Dec 7, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://www.photobucket.com/albums/r160/janellemiller

  • Cabinets: Local cab maker, shaker style 3"styles and rails, dark chocolate stained quartersawn oak and natural maple w/birdseye and copper inlays.
  • Granite: Indian Copper Brown, also called Coffee Brown
  • Backsplash & Buffet wall: Honey Onyx subway pattern polished; backsplash grout is desert bloom, an off white color.
  • Kitchen Aid: 42" side by side SS Refrig, Dbl Ovens, Dishwasher
  • Viking: 4 burner gas range w/griddle and downdraft vent
  • Lighting: Bruck Enzis track/pendants,
    sconces: Torll wall sconce by designer George Kovacs; ordered from lighting.com (click on Bellacor.com. then under sconces, contemporary, #39537)
  • Sinks: Elkay 37" Dbl Bowl, 14" single SS
  • Faucets: Grohe K4 Both main and island sinks
  • Floor: Select 2 natural maple 3"
  • Rugs: New orleans contemporary; ordered from rugs.com
  • Sconces were ordered from lighting.com, then click on Bellacor.com. then under sconces, contemporary, #39537 it is the Torll wall sconce by designer George Kovacs
  • Paint: Pratt Lambert- Winter Cloud which is a shade darker than Restoration Hardwares-Silver Sage.
  • Island seating: from a local billiards shop; called Lisbon style in chrome and black leather.
Here are the dimensions of my island:
As it is shaped like a triangle with corners cut off ,the actual frame of cabinet is:, 39" to fit the 36" range, then each side of that is 56 1/2", then the ends are 24", then the length of the granite the stool area is 85" and there is a 11 1/2" overhang on the granite there. What I did was took graph paper and made each square 6", then if your granite piece is say 5ft by 10ft (60" by 120") you cut out a rectangle shape to match and the start folding corners to come up with the right size and shape. I love the cooktop on the island for a few reasons, First I had gotten used to range cooking there w/ old layout of kitchen, I like looking out into the area and towards people at counter while I'm cooking, I do most my prep work to the left of the range and my island sink is on that end so it is very convenient, when we have parties or holiday gatherings I sometimes leave pots on the grates to stay warm and serve from there. I believe if you have the room it works great! My big dilema was not having the big range and stovetop w/ hood as a focal point on one of my walls, but w/ a large window on one wall and a furnace vent going up the other I had no choice you just make something else the focal point. Sorry this is lengthy but hope it is helpful!!! JMil


Thursday, December 07, 2006

frenchkitty's Kitchen

frenchkitty's finished kitchen

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Posted on Wed, Nov 29, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://i122.photobucket.com/albums/o269/frenchkitty_photos/

  • Cabinets: Cypress cabinets were made to look old, and I put old style hardware on them from Antiquehardware.com. I distressed the cypress with assorted tools, gave it a light stain and sealed with Briwax. Cabinet paint is SW Ivoire in satin latex.
  • Granite is New Venetian Gold granite
  • Backsplash: tumbled travertine from Lowe's
  • Floors are Old Chicago split brick.
  • Knobs are ORB Emtek as were all my glass doorknobs throughout my house. I love old things, but I wanted modern convenience!
  • Viking Stove all gas 48"
  • Viking range hood
  • Bosch dishwasher (love, love, love it!)
  • KitchenAid fridge
  • Rohl Shaw's original sink
  • the spice rack is Thompson's Spice Carousel (http://www.zaccardis.com/olde-thompson-revolving-spice-rack.html)
  • My doors in my house are old cypress doors from tear-downs in New Orleans (found BEFORE Katrina)
  • Walls: SW Blonde, Ceiling: SW Navajo White, trim SW Dover White, cabinets I did myself with SW Ivoire, chocolate glaze, and Minwax Sealer. Island is SW Black Iron with a gold glaze.
  • curtain: Butterick Waverly pattern- B4760
  • The pigs came from Hobby Lobby
We did almost everything ourselves that we could do including paint, flooring, trim, etc. There was a LOT of blood sweat and tears from DH and myself and our 2 kids.

Cabinets have three coats of SW Ivoire, sanded in between. Then I mixed three to one glaze to chocolate colored paint and wiped on and then right off (up and down strokes) with cheesecloth. I concentrated the glaze in the cracks and corners to make it authentic looking. I went through a huge box of cheesecloth I bought at Wal-M. Then three coats of Minwax poly, which gave it the creamy sheen. I have been using it for over a year and have no chips. A lot of steps, but really not hard, just waiting for the drying is the hard part because of the two sides. Oh, and the glazing is not hard. The trick is to not go over it more than once, because when the wet glaze hits the glaze already applied, it comes off! Once I realized that, it was a cinch!


joanp's Kitchen

Finished Kitchen, including backsplash!

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Posted on Wed, Nov 15, 06
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  • Cabinets-- Shaker style, but with 3" stiles (slightly thicker than usual). Material is maple with tawny stain.
  • Countertops-- Tunas Verde granite from Walker Zanger.
  • Backsplash-- glass tile from Waterworks. It's a glassy thin tile and it's back is sandblasted. The field color is Frosty Meadow.
  • Knobs are Top Knobs --from doorandcabinetdepot.com, which has an excellent return policy for items you don't want.
  • Wolf 36" all gas, with center grill, which we love and use often. Honestly the cleanup isn't as bad as I feared.
  • Hood-- best by Broan, 42", 1200 cfm with commercial baffles, which pop into the dishwasher as needed.
  • Thermador 30" electric oven is in the island, which works fine for us. Honestly, we use this one more than the Wolf. The electric oven doesn't generate much heat, it heats up relatively quickly, cooks evenly.
  • Bosch dishwasher --love that it's so quiet.
  • KitchenAid 42" side-by-side Architect Series with ice and water dispenser. The water comes out a bit slowly and the ice comes in bursts, so it's not perfect but it's fine for us. We use it all day long.
  • Sink is a Kindred Big Single Sink, with grid. Love it. -bought on eBay with no problems.
  • Disposal is Waste King.
  • Instant Hot is Franke Little Butler
  • Faucet is Grohe Ladylux with soap dispenser.
  • Microwave is GE Spacemaker JEM31 800 watts --ordered from ABT.
  • Floor-- we kept the red oak that was already here.
  • Pendant lights-- Bojo Pendant, Tornado Red from lighting universe.com. (I tried one, knowing I could return it, then ordered the other two.)

What we like most about the kitchen is that it is comfortable to work in. We decided that what we needed was not 2 sinks, but more counter space. I wanted two ovens, and we use them both. I do love having both an electric and an all-gas.

Table is 48" round. We are a family of 4, but usually pull up an extra chair. 5 is ok, but 6 is a squeeze. (The table does have a 2-foot leaf, making the circle into an oval, but we haven't used it for a while.)

We added the 10- x 10' space to the house so that the table and chairs would fit comfortably. I asked for the desk and file drawers, so it's not quite 100 sq ft., but close enough. To sit at the desk, I just pull up one of the kitchen chairs. (We also keep a box for paper recycles under the desk.)


Wednesday, December 06, 2006

siamese3's Kitchen

my finished kitchen! thanks all!

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Posted on Sun, Dec 3, 06
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  • Cabinets: Showplace, Cherry, Sienna
  • Granite: Black Labrador
  • Sink: Blancowave 1 3/4 10inch/8inch
  • Faucet: Grohe Cafe Stainless
  • Filtered Water Faucet: Moen Stainless
  • Pendants: Hudson Valley Lighting in polished nickel
  • Backsplash: 2X4 Brazilian Multicolor slate with a color enhancer
  • appliances: Monogram
  • kitchen paint: BM Shelburne Buff
  • DR paint: SW Martha Stewart Shore
  • barstools: Holsag, the model Bulldog barstool in Black from http://diningroomsdirect.com/


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

honeyb2's Kitchen

honeyb2's finished kitchen pix

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Posted on Thu, Nov 30, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://s79.photobucket.com/albums/j152/HoneyB2/new%20kitchen/

  • cabinets: custom lyptus from a local shop south of Boston. I went with them because they offered lyptus, which is a wonderful, sustainable harvest wood. They did not offer frameless cabs, alas, but if I've learned one thing, it's that in kitchen design, everything's a trade off. Every bit of the cabinetry is solid wood and very well constructed.
  • countertop: Butterfly Verde granite
  • refrigerator: Jennair counterdepth French Door
  • oven: GE Monogram Advantium
  • range: Wolf 36" dual fuel
  • dishwasher: Bosch
  • sinks: Blanco Silgranit super single
  • faucets: Brizo Venuto
  • floors: white oak
  • paint: BM Guilford Green
The art over the range is a metal hanging from Crate and Barrel.
Kitchen size: 12 x 16


stovegirl's Kitchen

Pix of Stovegirl's Finished Kitchen

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Posted on Wed, Nov 29, 06
Link to kitchen photos: http://www.kitchenbitchin.com/2006/11/grand-finale.html

  • Cabinets: Kraftmaid Barrington in Peppercorn stain
  • Handles and Pulls: Knob Hill
  • Sink: Kindred 1930 Large Undermount
  • Range & Backshelf: Viking 36-inch All Gas
  • Dishwasher: Thermador 4 Series
  • Microwave & Trim kit: Sharp Convection/Micro
  • Granite: Bianco Romano (Santa Cecilia?)
  • Fridge: GE Profile Artica counter-depth
  • Pendants: Besa Lighting
  • Bricks: Z-Brick in Mesa Beige