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.