Saturday, April 29, 2006

cephillips' Kitchen

Finished Kitchen...and Thank you!

Contact: cephillips (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Apr 28, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: custom natural cherry
  • Counters: honed Verde Butterfly
  • Floors: red oak, natural with satin finish
  • Sink: Shaw 3018
  • Faucet: Kohler Vinnata in brushed nickel
  • Refrigerator: Kenmore (LG) French door in titanium finish
  • Dishwasher: Kenmore
  • Cooktop: Dacor PGM 365
  • Ovens: Jenn-Air
  • Light Fixtures: Rejeuvenation Rose City
  • Knobs and Pulls: Cabinet Hardware Designs on ebay
  • Bar stools: Lyndon Furniture out of Vermont
  • Paint color: Benjamin Moore's Crown Point Sand
  • Number of months cooking from the bathroom: five
  • Number of Trader Joe's meals eaten from toaster oven: innumerable!

We switched the locations of our former family room and kitchen. Where the fireplace used to be is now where my kitchen sink is!

Countertop: I like the honed surface very much. I was very tempted to get soapstone, but in the end, decided there were too many issues for me. The honed surface seems to be wearing very well, after about three months of use. One of my contractors couldn't believe how I wanted this "scratched up counter"! If you look closely, the honing does give the impression of little scratches, but the overall impression is of a smooth, satin finish.