Wednesday, December 26, 2007

terriks' Kitchen

Tumbled copper slate backsplash

Contact: terriks (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Nov 12, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: cherry stained cabinets
  • Countertop: Tan Brown granite
  • Backsplash: DIY Tumbled copper slate from Dal-Tile. 6 x 6 with a 3" border made up of 1 x 1 mosaics. The grout is "tobacco" by Custom. I painted wood outlet covers with craft paint to match the tile. I used antique copper metallic as a base and an ivy green metallic over top, with a bit of burnt umber.
  • sink: black Moenstone
The tile looks shinier in the pics than it does in real life. It does have a lot of natural shimmer to it though. The sealer did enhance the color.


Saturday, December 22, 2007

hmsweethm's Kitchen

My 99.9 percent finished kitchen

Contact: hmsweethm (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Dec 20, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets - Cherry; semi custom from local builder
  • Countertops - Kashmir gold granite
  • Backsplash: to be installed - Oceanside Glass Tile in amber and mosaic size in amber and cane; plus 3x6 subway glass tile in dune
  • Maple floors
  • Windows/door: natural stain Andersen windows & patio door- Woodwright series
  • Drawer/cabinet hardware - Restoration Hardware, Duluth brushed nickel
  • Sinks: Shaws Original Fireclay sink 3618 � main sink; stainless steel from Expo for bar sink
  • Faucets: Perrin & Rowe bridge faucet for main sink; P& R single lever for bar sink
  • Potfiller - tbd
  • Range & hood - Viking SubZero fridge
  • Magic Chef wine cooler
  • Bosch dishwasher
  • LG microwave
  • Lights over island - Pottery Barn
  • Lights over kitchen table and sink - Restoration Hardware Pot Rack - Home Depot
  • Island barstools - Pottery Barn
  • Kitchen table and chairs - made for me in Mexico 20 years ago
  • Paint on walls - Benjamin Moore Weston Flax
  • Robinson Brick Thinbrick to reface existing chimney/hearth


Thursday, December 20, 2007

theresab1's Kitchen

Pics of 100% done kitchen

Contact: theresab1 (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Oct 14, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Cabinets are Plain And Fancy- Cherry in Heirloom finish, they are custom
  • Countertop: Azul Macaubas granite
  • Backsplash: Sandstone Rainbow tile, 3x6 Tumbled
  • Appliances:
    Wolf 36 inch rangetop
    48 inch Subzero
    Wolf Double Oven
    GE Microwave
    GE under island beverage center (good thing we got it our kids can barely open the fridge door
  • Floors original hardwood (house was built in 20's)
  • Faucets: Cephela
  • Pot Filler: Moen
  • Franke pro sink and prep sink - the large sink is 30x9 and the prep sink is 13 x 8
  • light fixture: Pottery Barn


Thursday, December 13, 2007

tito's Kitchen

Finished period kitchen - 1925 Craftsman Bungalow

Contact: tito (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Dec 2, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets – Brookhaven Louisburg (I believe the color is Alpine White.)
  • Countertops – Soapstone
  • Backsplash – Subway Ceramics
  • Cabinet latches – Crown Hardware (polished nickel)
  • Faucet – Cifial Highlands Wall-Mount (polished nickel)
  • Sink – Rohl Fireclay single bowl
  • Light fixtures – Original shades in new fixtures from Rejuvenation
  • Undercabinet lighting – Pegasus xenon pucks
  • Paint – Benjamin Moore Weston Flax
  • Appliances:
    Dishwasher - Bosch Integrated 4 cycle SHV46-C13UC
    Range - Bosch Integra Pro Electric Range HEI7282
    Range Hood - Zephyr Hurricane
    Refrigerator - Fisher & Paykel E522B
  • Floors – refinished original fir
  • The coverplates are polished nickel in a Deco style from Classic Accents. That's also where I got the push button switches.

Kitchen dimensions are 14'7" x 12'9", so it's right around 150 square feet.
The ceilings are about 8'4".
We do not have a microwave. We had one before but rarely used it so we left it out of the design for the new kitchen. If we added one later, we planned to put it on the countertop. The cabinets definitely look creamier in the photos than in real life. In person, they look white rather than off white. When comparing the cabinets to the white subway tiles, however, you can tell that the cabinets are a warmer white. When choosing colors, I was originally attracted by the whitest white (nordic white?), but everyone else seemed to worry that would be too stark. I still wonder whether I should have gone with that white, but my wife prefers the warmer white. It's got maybe a little bit of a yellowish undertone. I got our local Benjamin Moore paint store to color match the cabinet paint. They do a manual color match rather than rely on the computer. We did not get a light rail. I just didn't want that added detail on what were meant to be simple cabinets. I think that all inset cabinets have a cavity underneath. On these cabinets, that cavity is fairly shallow. I chose the Pegasus pucks because they were exceptionally thin allowing me to skip the lightrail.
I got the idea for stopping the backsplash short of the upper cabinets from jgarner53.


julie7549's Kitchen

We are done!!

Contact: julie7549 (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Oct 2, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinetry: Omega Dynasty (including TV doors and range hood)
  • Countertops: Caesarstone, Misty Carrera
  • Backsplash tile: Meredith Art Tile "Lattice"
  • Mural: Tiles by Mimi (custom)
  • Cooktop: Dacor 36" 6-burner
  • Ovens: Dacor ECD230SCH
  • Microwave drawer: Dacor. Works great! I don't cook much with it, use it for veggies, warming, popcorn but it's very user-friendly. Has sensor reheating ability but we've found that it over-heats using that. The popcorn sensor works great!
  • Hood: Vent-A-Hood
  • Sink: Shaw 39" double-bowl
  • Prep sink: Shaw (15x15)
  • Faucets & pot filler: Rohl
  • Dishwasher: Miele
  • Fridge: KitchenAid (recycled from our old kitchen)
  • Cabinet pulls on white cabinets: basket weave 3", purchased from
  • Wall paint: Benjamin Moore "Philadelphia Cream"
  • Flooring: new, oak, finished on-site
  • The large cabinet in the corner is our appliance "garage".
  • Pendants: Kichler, item #65235
  • The tv is a 21" flatscreen.
  • Pumpkin bread on the counter (come on over!)
We removed 2 interior walls and expanded into a side patio area, increasing our footage by 116'. Eliminating the walls allowed us to have an open kitchen/dining room rather than two separate rooms.

The arched window is either a Marvin or Anderson, I don't remember (we are waiting on white hardware to come in). Something our contractor purchased. The cabinets are 48", exclusive of crown molding. Our ceilings are 9' (we raised them a foot during the remodel). Our base cabinets are almost 2" taller than standard as my husband, myself and kids are taller than average (if that helps with the scale).


ntt_hou's Kitchen

Kitchen Refacing Completed....

Contact: ntt_hou (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Dec 4, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Existed box made of 1/2" plywood. Doors & 2 new cabinets were custom built with the same 1/2" plywood. Cabinets were sanded and repainted with a satin base coat and topped with a semi-gloss glazed lighter color to achieve the texturized gold look. All antique brass hardwares for the cabinets were replaced (from Home Depot). 3 of 24" length GE Premium undercabinet lights were added. Plexiglass sheets added to bottom portion of base cabinets to serve as wheelchair bumpers =o). These were attached by screws for easy replacement.
  • Countertop: Granite: 3 cm thick, from Brazil, color is Tobacco Wave.
  • Backsplash: Italian porcelain tiles from Master Tile, 4"x4", color terracotta. Grout color: buck wheat.
  • Kitchen sink: Ticor brushed SS 16 gauge undermounted, 2 bowls with grids
  • Bar sink: No brand name, brushed SS 18 gauge undermounted
  • Kitchen & Bar Faucets: No brand name, solid brass built with brushed nickel finish
  • Appliances remained the same:
    Maytag double oven and dishwasher (White)
    Whirlpool Gold refrigerater (SS)
    Frigidaire 32" coil cooktop (SS)
    Hood vent (no clue but looks like just a standard)
  • Existing floor: Saltillo tiles
  • Wall: Wallpaper remained good intact for over 30 yrs., there was no need to be removed. The wall was texturized and painted over.


Sunday, December 09, 2007

coleen3201118's Kitchen

Omega/Dynasty Kitchen with Soapstone and Carrara Marble

Contact: coleen3201118 (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Oct 24, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Omega/Dynasty - Williamsburg - Oyster Maple and Brookside Square cherry Nutmeg antiqued
  • Counters: soapstone and honed carrara marble
  • Backsplash - Sonoma tile
  • Range: 48" Capital with griddle
  • Hood - VentaHood
  • Refrigerator - Thermador built in 42"
  • Microwave - Sharp 30" drawer
  • Sink: Franke pro (prep sink is Elkay); Ladylux plus faucets
  • Monogram fridge drawers in the island
  • Kenmore Elite DW (from the previous kitchen - as soon as it kicks, I'll be replacing with one that's quieter)
  • the table was custom made - we got extra stain from the cabinet guy so it would match.
  • the paint is BM "Weekend Getaway"


Wednesday, December 05, 2007

vince25's Kitchen

Finished White Kitchen

Contact: vince25 (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Oct 22, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

All DIY except cabinet build and install.
9.5 foot ceiling


Monday, December 03, 2007

slc2053's Kitchen

Our kitchen is finished! Pics!!

Contact: slc2053 (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Nov 29, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: unfinished maple from Conestoga (
  • Countertop: Uba Tuba granite
  • Backsplash (Walker Zanger Stacked Stone – slate-natural look—NO GROUT)
  • Wine rack (made by a friend and stained to match cabinets)
  • Radiant Heat (
  • Pendant Lights (Destination Lighting)
  • Ceiling fan with light (Lowes)
  • Island Paint Color as well as window and baseboard trim (BM Dove)
  • Flooring (Alloc Laminate – looks like slate. It is a dark gray with greenish blue in it and a hint of a tannish color (very subtle)
  • Wall Color (BM – I think Wilmington Tan)
  • Sink – Silgranit Anthracite 1 ¾ (black)
  • Faucet – brushed nickel - Grohe
  • Undercabinet lighting (fluorescent lights from Lowes)
  • In-cabinet lighting – strip lights from Lowes (hung vertically)
  • Wine/Beverage Cooler – Mr. Chef (Got it at HD for less than $400 and works great-we debated getting one at all so decided not to invest too much!)
  • Range, microwave – GE (Lowes)
  • Dishwasher – KitchenAid (Lowes)
  • Refrigerator – GE (Home Depot)
  • TV – 32 inch LG (Circuit City)
  • Bar stools and dining room table and chairs at local furniture store
  • Cushy Cupboards
  • Never M-T
  • bench by Canadel furniture


dougnmallie's Kitchen

Forum Lurkers’ Thanks and Kitchen Pictures

Contact: dougnmallie (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Aug 30, 07
Link to kitchen photos: our photos: These pictures are made up from a series of wide-angle shots that have been "stitched" together to make a single picture. One of the artifacts in creating this type of panorama is that straight lines can appear bent or curved. The floor tile, drawer faces and cabinets can look curved in some places where they really are NOT.
More photos:

  • Cabinets: Shaker in natural cherry were made by our neighbor, Sal.
  • Granite: Tropical Leaf from Brazil (the pictures don't really do it justice)
  • Backsplash: Autumn Gold Slate, Tumbled 4 x 4. The little accent glass is American Olean Green Blend.
  • Sink: Made to order by HandCrafted Metal in 14 ga. Stainless.
  • Hood: 42" Independent, Santa Fe, SNFEI42SS
  • Cooktop: Bluestar, RGTNB36-6B
  • Remote Blower: Fantech, FKD10XL
  • Fridge: Jenn-Air, JS48PPFXDA
  • DW: Jenn-Air, JDB2150AWP
  • Ovens: Thermador, SECD302BP
  • Warming Drawer: Thermador Convection, WD36D
  • Speed Cook/Micro: GE Monogram Advantium ZSC2001FSS
  • Floor: 16" Daltile Donegal Verde through body porcelain with Spectralock epoxy grout.
  • Paint:
    The lightest green, Lunar Tide (Lowe's - American Tradition) was used on the ceiling and inside the pantry. Yes, behind the glass door is a pantry.
    The medium green, Bayou Shade (Lowe's - American Tradition) is on the wall to the left of the island.
    The darker green, LaFonda Wild West Green (Lowe's - American Tradition) is in the nook and outside the pantry.
    The red around the windows is Spanish Tile (Lowe's - Valspar).
    The pantry is also beautiful inside. Doug built custom shelving and I painted the walls and the selving all Lunar Tide. I wanted an old fashion looking pantry.

Except for the cabinetry and countertops we did ALL the work ourselves.

The ceiling is 8' and the hood is 34" above the the cooktop. (Mfg. recommends 30-36")


Sunday, November 25, 2007

chmpgntst's Kitchen

Finished creamy-white-cabinet kitchen

Contact: chmpgntst (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Nov 12, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Kahles Kitchens (Leeper, PA), antique white. Most semi-custom, some custom.
  • Counters: Labrador Antique granite (brown with flashes of blue)
  • Backsplash: Tumbled marble from Lowe's
  • Floor: Red oak with minwax "ipswich pine" stain (chosen to blend with existing floors in other rooms)
  • Faucet: Grohe Ladylux Cafe
  • Sink: Elkay 33-inch stainless apron sink (love it!)
  • Range: Jenn-air all gas
  • Fridge: Kitchenaid french door
  • DW: Bosch Evolution
  • Microwave: Whirlpool velos (I know, I know, the dreaded microhood, but it works for me!)
  • The small shelves came from Kahles; the longer shelves were built by my contractor.
  • Contractor: Leo Hall, L.A. Hall & Associates, Rockville, MD


Saturday, November 24, 2007

mnhockeymom's Kitchen

Marble/Mixed Materials - Finished Kitchen

Contact: mnhockeymom (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Nov 14, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Kitchen - Custom out of Uxbridge, MA Painted: White Dove (unglazed); Cottage Red w/ Sable glaze - Wood: Cherry in Colonial stain with Sable glaze;
    Baths – Custom Consoles
  • Countertops: KITCHEN – Honed 2” (5 cm) Calacatta Oro marble with eased edge; Black Walnut premium 2 ¼” thick, random wide planks for bar top w/ marine and Black Walnut Edge Grain 3” butcher block top; Walnut 1 ¼” thick at hutch, pantry and desk. POWDER – Rainforest Brown Granite. LG BATH – Honed Jerusalem Limestone
  • Kitchen Backsplashes: TILE: Horus Art, Classico Series in Tiffany pattern in Bianco, Carmel and Visone; WOOD: Black walnut beadboard
  • Range: Wolf 48” Dual Fuel – 6 burners + griddle
  • Vent: Best by Broan in custom mantel hood
  • Fridge: SZ 601R, paneled; also, Marvel 30AR7705 18” under-counter bar fridge hidden in Red Hutch
  • Freezer: SZ 700BF Freezer Drawers
  • DWs: Asko D3531XLFI integrated
  • MW: Dacor 30” Microwave Drawer
  • Faucets: Main: Elkay Arezzo in Brushed Nickel; Prep: Rohl Country Side-Lever in Tuscan Brass
  • Compactor: 15” Kitchen Aid integrated
  • Extras: Never MT, recessed lights in hutch and display niches
  • Glass: Wissmach Seedy
  • Lighting: ELK Lighting, Crystorama, Quoizel
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore Aura - Kitchen: AF 345 Honeymoon; Powder: AF 235 Warmed Cognac; Large Bath: HC 143 Wythe Blue
  • Floors: Wood: White Oak, natural (no stain) Polyurethane: 4 coats of semi-gloss/satin mix – Tile: Cerdomus
  • Knobs & Pulls: Main kitchen from Top Knobs, Melon collection in ORB; Desk & Angled Hutches from Colonial Bronze in ORB; Red Hutch from Van Dykes, Armac Series drop pull and bin pull in Antique Brass; Miscellaneous in Baths, etc from Te-Ma
  • Stools and Small Table: Ordered from Unfinished Furniture Expo and painted/stained by custom cabinet maker to match kitchen finishes
  • Miscellaneous: BLUM internal hardware, glides, hinges, drawer boxes, pull-outs, etc on all cabs


lois418's kitchen

Lois418's Finished Kitchen :-)

Contact: lois418 (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Oct 31, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets - cherry and from Omega - semi custom - honey bronze finish
  • Backsplash – all Jersusalem gold tumbled honed - enhanced when sealed – used 3x6, 4x4 5/8x1 3/8, pencil, chair rail, solid sill for ledge of niche, and 4"diamond border
  • Flooring - Tagina tile - corciano golden - ceramic - 4 sizes, largest size = 21" square
  • Granite – Verde Peacock
  • Double ovens – Thermador
  • Stovetop – Viking – 36"
  • Dishwasher – Fisher & Paykel
  • Beverage Cooler – 15" U-Line
  • Microwave – Sharp 24" Micro drawer
  • Refrigerator – 42" Kitchen Aid built-in
  • Rohl Farm Sink in biscuit – 3018
  • Faucet – Perrin and Rowe Bridge Mixer with lever handles
  • Island - 3.5 X 5.75
  • Knobs are ORB and I used several - handles, knobs, and bin pulls. I used 3 different size handles - 5 inch for most, 9 inch for large drawers under oven and stove, and 18 inch on refrigerator.


kgsmom's Kitchen

so it ends- a 100% finished kitchen- FINALLY!!!!

Contact: kgsmom (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Nov 7, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Crystal Cabinets; color is called Designer White with Van Dyke brown glaze
  • Counters: Venata Soapstone on island
  • Green Eyes soapstone on perimeter
  • Faucets and sinks: rohl
  • Pot Filler: Grohe (my only Ebay purchase!)
  • Range: Viking 48" with griddle
  • Fridge: SubZero 48" with paneling
  • DW: Miele
  • Trash Compactor: Viking
  • MW and WD: Viking
  • Backsplash: Limestone
  • Hardware: Baldwin


souprqt's Kitchen

Finished Kitchen, Yay!!!

Contact: souprqt (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Oct 25, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Red Birch Full Overlay Custom Cabs
  • Absolute Black Honed Granite Counters
  • Silestone Yellow Nile Island Bar Top
  • Green Glass Subway Tile Backsplash (Susan Jablon)
  • Bamboo Floors
  • White Coffered Ceiling
  • Naugahide Cushioned Banquette Seating
  • Butcher Block End Island
  • Hafele Pedal Drawer Trash
  • Blanco Super Single Silgranite Anthracite Sink
  • Grohe Ladylux Cafe Chrome Faucet
  • Amerock Stainless Steel Bar Pulls
  • Electrolux Icon Wall Oven, Speed Oven, 36" Induction Top
  • 36" Vent-a-Hood
  • GE Monogram Wine Fridge
  • Kitchenaid Cab Depth Fridge (2 be paneled)
  • Kitchenaid KUDI series dishwasher
  • 3 sided fireplace
  • rev-a-shelf mixer lift
  • banquette
The drawer faces under the cooktop measure at 39 3/4" and the bar is 33 1/4". We just tried to maintain a 2-3 inch space between the end of the bar and the edge of the drawer. What was hard for us was the door bar length. Initally I wanted the bar to run the entire length, my hubby wanted something not as dramatic so we chose one a little less than half. We had a great experience with hardware USA on ebay when we bought them.

Banquette dimensions- It is in an L- shape with the short side being 5 feet and the long side nearly 10. The seat is about 18" deep and the height is 18". The cushions are made of super easy clean up naugahide, the back cushions snap directly to the back of the bench and the seats are flippable and they tuck right under the backs. A local canvas/upholstery place came and measured and made our cushions

Cabinets have frameless drawers and framed doors. They are all full overlay as the hinges are on the inside and the style between is invisible. My GC described this as a "Euro Cabinet".


tonilynne's Kitchen

Our DIY kitchen

Contact: tonilynne (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Oct 17, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Maple cabinets from StarMark with base pantry, pull-out pantry, lazy susan, drawers, and a spice organizer.
  • Silestone Rosa Grey counters
  • Porcelain tile flooring
  • Price Pfister faucet
  • Suneli undermount sink
  • Frigidaire appliances (Kenmore microwave)
  • Murray-Feiss pendant lighting
  • Knobs/hardware from Lowes
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore Arizona Tan and Behr Fudge Bar
The new kitchen involved demo, all new flooring, new electric, moving gas and plumbing lines, and drywall for the ceiling and one wall. The only things we did not DIY were having the drywall replaced, and the countertop installation.
We ended up taking down a wall between the old kitchen and dining area and turning it into one large room. We turned the old den into our formal dining room, and made the old formal living room into an informal family room.


sienne_c's Kitchen

Done!! And thank you all

Contact: sienne_c (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Oct 12, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Crystal - in maple and custom stained wenge
  • Refrigerator: Liebherr 30"
  • Cooktop: Electrolux 30" induction
  • Wall Oven: Electrolux 30"
  • OTR Microhood: Bosch
  • Dishwasher: KitchenAid T-series
  • Sink: Ticor SS608
  • Faucet: Hansgrohe Allegro
  • Backsplash: glass sheet from GlassWorks (also supplied the
  • glass for the cabinets
  • Granite: Blue Star
You can't really tell from the photos, but it looks almost like there is a continuous line from the buffet into the kitchen (the bit of wall separating the rooms as the exception). The furniture in the DR is framed in either wenge (the buffet) or maple (DR table) and all have the same frosted glass as the backsplash.

The Liebherr is a freestanding unit. I do tend to refer to it as the German tank in my kitchen -- it's quite the hunk of stainless steel! There hasn't been one person who's seen the refrigerator who hasn't commented on it (i.e., how much they would like to have one). I'm also amazed at how much it can hold and how quiet it is. It fits a 30" space.

The backsplash is frosted glass that is painted on the back so the silicone that they use to glue it to the wall doesn't show through. On the outer edge next to the recessed wall shelves, they used a strip of a sticky cushioning tape as well, which I believe prevents moisture from getting behind the glass. As far as the joint between the granite and glass, they used a clear, silicone caulk.

As far as the paint on the back of the glass, it's white, although it has an aqua cast. Obviously, the glass can be painted any color to coordinate with a color scheme.

The pet feeding area is 28w x 11h x 14d.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

lindybarts' Kitchen

Traditional/Old World Kitchen Finished

Contact: lindybarts (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Oct 12, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Alder with a custom Chestnut Stain
  • Granite Counters: New Venetian Gold
  • Backsplash: Emser Mt. Beige Tumbled Travertine
  • Accents: Crossville Bronze Verdigris and chair rails
  • Sink: Kohler, Executive Chef
  • Faucet: Kohler Vinnata in Brazen Bronze
  • Soap Dispenser, Kohler Brazen Bronze
  • Floor: Brazilian Teak (Cumaru)
  • Pulls and Knobs: Amerock Bronze
  • Lights: Dolan Designs, Windsor Collection
  • Range: Wolf 48"


scrapbookone's Kitchen

Finished Kitchen

Contact: scrapbookone (My Page)
Posted on May 25, 2007
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Granite- Geriba
  • Backslash tile- Encore Ceramics; Treasures color Truffle 3x6 subway and 3x3
  • Cabinets- Precision Cabinets & Trim (Northern CA) Door Style- Long Island Finish- Swiss Coffee w/ glaze
  • Knobs and Drawer Pulls- Horton Brasses (custom color)
  • Shaw's Original 30" Sink
  • Appliances- Dacor (we have a raised vent on the island)
  • Dishwasher- Miele
  • Faucets- Rohl Single lever country kitchen faucet w/ hand spray A3608WS
  • Switch plates- Restoration Hardware Ceramic


beatrix_in_canada's Kitchen

Almost finished kitchen: Natural Cherry Veneer + all clean lines

Contact: beatrix_in_canada (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Sep 2, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: custom, cherry veneer with natural finish
  • handles: Haefele
  • Granite: Saphire Brown
  • Backsplash: Cremo Dior limestone (18"x18" tiles cut into 4 strips)
  • Appliances:
    Fridge - LG French Door
    Cooktop - Miele 36" induction
    Oven - Miele (easy clean)
    Dishwasher - Bosch
    Microwave - Panasonic w convection
    Hood - Sirius SU22
  • Floor: Red oak, finished on site
  • Lighting:
    11 halogene potlights
    xenon undercabinet lights
    Blue Tiella pendants by TechLighting
  • Sink: Suter 1 3/4 bowls
  • Faucets: KWC Systema, Instant Hot Water
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore "Revere Pewter" HC
The floor plan of our 1974 kitchen was actually quite functional (we had lived with it for 9 years) as was its size at 14'x21'. We did only minor changes to the layout but replaced everything including ceiling and flooring.


foreverremodel's Kitchen

Small Kitchen ...finally

Contact: foreverremodel (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Oct 2, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Dynasty - Red Birch
  • Counters: Cambria Sussex, and a used Alder Butcherblock table
  • Backsplash: AKDO Desert Sand mini brick
  • Floor: Armstrong Vinyl
  • Lights: 5" recessed, Xenon strip undercab, Xenon recessed mini pucks inside cabs, dimmers
  • Hood: Viking 36" w/Fantech inline fan
  • Range: Frigidaire 30" dual fuel
  • Dishwasher: Bosch Integra fully integrated
  • Refrigerator: existing GE Profile 36" counterdepth
  • Sink: Moenstone single
  • Faucet, soap dispenser: Brizo Venuto
  • NeverMT
  • Various shelves that roll
  • Birch flat panel pocket doors (2)


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

trailrunner's Kitchen

1890 Kitchen remodel - architectural salvage /White kitchen

Contact: trailrunner (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Sep 23, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

I have posted bits and pieces but never the whole thing. I was waiting to get an island but that is going to be sometime in the future since I haven't found anything I like yet. I would like it made from reclaimed wood.

We had the kitchen gutted to the studs. This involved removal of lathe and plaster...lots of coal dust. The house had the kitchen in the back ( now a guestroom ) and also had 2 kitchens when it was a duplex in the past. We left it in the center of the house. The last time it was remodeled was in the 80's.

I found old salvaged leaded and stained glass windows to create "transoms" to bring in light. We added a skylight over the area where the Twins are and the exterior french doors in the sunroom were added when we gutted that room . All this was to try and bring in light. The interior french doors were added 4 years ago..they were salvage also.

All of the glass cabinet doors are salvage Arts and Craft windows with the original wavy glass. All hardware on cabinets and drawers is salvaged cast iron. The sinks in the kitchen and sunroom are salvaged soapstone...the sunroom one is an Alberene Quarry sink and has the original tag in place on the front.

Counters around the sink/cooktop are teak. My cab guy made them and I finished them with Waterlox. The counter for the baking area is 30" deep and is soapstone as is the landing area next to the ovens and around the sunroom sink. The counter for the coffee bar is salvaged marble from Columbus GA . It still has the "lip" where the slab overlapped on the old building. The sides are leftover teak since the marble was not quite long enough. This was my idea and gives an inset look . All cabs were local custom. Full-extension glides. 2 Lee Valley pullouts...lower cab by sink and next to Twins.

We have the Caldera gas 36" cooktop, Miele builtin deepfat fryer,Tradewind 1400cfm hood liner w/ custom wood hood, Miele double ovens w/Perfect Clean, Bosch SHU66 dishwasher. Frigidaire Twins. We do not have a disposal and I don't miss it. I have a little galvanized pail.

Most of the art work is photos from our hometown of N.O. The kitchen was my attempt to bring some of that feeling to this house. Lighitng was from lots of different places . The saffron porter pendant light fixture was hand thrown in France and matches the saffron Le Crueset pot.

Gas insert fireplace was done 4 years ago as was tile. The mantle is original. The whole rest of the area around the fireplace is new and was finished with leftover teak . We "found" the chimney when we gutted the room. I cleaned the mortar and sealed it with 2 coats of water-based poly. I designed the cased sheetrock surround as the mantle stuck out after the gutting. It turned out to be a perfect way to showcase my baskets and art.

Floors in kitchen are the original heartpine after sanding and sealing with 4 coats oil poly. Sunroom floor is reclaimed pine panels from the 1940's made into a floor by my floor refinisher.

The ceiling was raised back up to 10 1/2 ft from 9 of house is 12 ft. The vent for the fireplace and the hood both are ducted in the new ceiling. Below is a picture of the fireplace wall and coffee area w/ marble, the rest are at the link. I could never have done this without all the info. I got on this and the appliance forum.
Fireplace wall /marble coffee area


evergreendan's Kitchen

Modern Kitchen in Bauhaus Home

Contact: evergreendan (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Sep 16, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Home style: Bauhaus modern, built in 1965, white vertical siding, walls of glass.
  • Cabinets: Custom curly sycamore on Medex with maple plywood boxes, Valli & Valli pulls, soft-close drawers.
  • Countertops: 3cm Honed Absoulte black.
  • Bartop: 8/8 African Pearwood (Moabi), bookmatched slabs.
  • Backsplash: Bisazza Logos 24"x24" glass aglomerate tile
  • Shades: Draper Flexshade motorized shades
  • Lighting: 6" cans with Crestron infiNet dimmers/controllers; Seagul 12v Xenon undercabinet, with transformer hidden behind false panel above range hood.
  • Appliances:
    Thermador Freedom 18" freezer and 30" fridge
    Bluestar RNB36 6-burner range
    Kitchenaid built-in microwave
    Miele dishwasher
    Miele washer & dryer
    KWC Matterhorn sink & Blanco Precision prep sink
    Hans Grohe ADA compliant pull-down faucets
    Hunley InstaHot dispenser w/ filter
Special features:
  • Fridge / Freezer panel extends to ceiling; Freezer trim bezel elminated for cleaner look.
  • Floodstop of ice dispenser and washer, connect to alarm in Crestron control system
    Dynaudio in-ceiling speaker connected to basement audio rack
  • 4 large pots-and-pans drawers.
  • Custom dividers in 4 main cutlery / sharps / utensil drawers
  • Pull-out shelf in cabinet for toaster oven and coffee grinder
  • "McDonalds" style hidden custom trash can with pull-out wood trashcan on casters
  • Undercabinet paper towel dispenser and 2 plastic bag recycling / dispensers.
  • Pneumatic pushbutton disposer buttons.
  • Never-MT soap dispensers
  • Aluminum plug mold with blank section behind sink (on GFCI)
  • Hood lights wired to undercabinet dimmer.
  • Phone niche with false panel concealing outlet, phone/internet/cable connections, and wireless access point.
  • 4 drawers with in-drawer plugmold, wired to retractile cord and plugged into hidden outlets behind drawers.
  • Food pantry drawers, 2 shallow ones for cans, 2 deep ones for containers, plus upper cabinet with 4 pull-out trays behind a door.
  • Washer/dryer cabinet built with studs removed behind it for extra depth, plus external cold air supply so dryer can run with doors shut. Booze storage above, with hidden removable back panel to access plugs for washer, dryer, and floodstop.
My only two regrets are the sink (minor, but food particles don't smoothly go down the drain and it takes a while to wash everything down) and the honed absolute black granite (a bit hard to keep looking nice (but microfiber towels work great) and you have to keep aluminum away from it (puts marks on it)).