Sunday, January 21, 2007

charlie123's Kitchen

Pictures of my almost finished kitchen!

Contact: charlie123 (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Nov 13, 06
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets - Plato custom inset in Diamond White
  • Counters - Honed AB granite (love it!)
  • Backsplash - Walker Zanger Tribeca Series, 2 by 4 inch subway tiles in Carrera marble
  • Sink - Shaw's Original 30"
  • Faucets - Expo's Pegasus brand
  • Refrig. - Sub Zero 700 series fully integrated (to look like an armoire)
  • Cab. hardware - Restoration Hardware
  • Sconces - Restoration Hardware
  • Pendants - Seagull Lighting
  • Paint - Dunn-Edwards "Flaxen"
  • Floors - mahogany from a company called Provenza - color Gold Dust.
Our remodel included a 180 foot addition to expand the kitchen, new hardwood floors throughout the downstairs, extensive molding work and many, many bumps along the way.

The counters are Honed Absolute Black Zimbabwe. I originally wanted soapstone but was discouraged by how easily it scratches and dings. The honed granite gives a comparable look to soapstone and has a very soft natural feel to it.

For the sink we have columns that are pulled forward about an inch from the cabinets and the sink is pulled forward about 2.5 inches from that. The granite was cut out to follow the lines. We have a positive reveal on about 1/2 inch on the sink. The granite has a 1" overhang all around the cabinets and just follows the lines of our columns that are pulled forward.

The kitchen is roughly 20 by 20. I also have a wall with built in fridge/freezer and a desk area. In the other corner I did not show our table area in front of the french door. The island is 8 feet by 4.5 feet and the aisle between the range and island is about 3.5 feet. I have read that 4 feet is ideal but you don't want any narrower than 3.5 feet. We have doors, drawers and a wine fridge on the island that all open without problems. Also the oven doors open with enough room for someone to still pass by. The aisles on the sides of the island are wider, a litte over 4 feet but it all feels very comfortable space wise.


Anonymous said...

Congrats, you have a truly beautiful kitchen! Love the island shape/size, the armoire fridge and the mantle range hood.

Anonymous said...

I love Charlie! We have a Westie too and my heart always melts when I see one. I also love the kitchen. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Really beautiful! Can you tell me if you like your faucet? I've never heard of the Pegasus brand but like its look...Thanks!

KelLeg said...

I love your kitchen. I am a sucker for white traditional kitchen. Yours inspires me. We are beginning to think about a new kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful kitchen. It looks like your prep faucet has a swivel aerator. If so, where did you find it???? Its much better than the old white plastic one I used to have.
Thanks, Napagirl

Sherry said...

I'm currently building a Farmhouse. I have my heart set on honed absolute black granite. Everyone is trying to steer me away from using it because of the maintenance. Could you tell me what your experience has been like? Would you use it again? Thank you.

Lisa said...

Your picture with the red accessories has absolutely convinced me that I want a kitchen quite like yours. I had already decided on white cabinets and probably honed jet mist countertops, but was looking for backsplash ideas. I'm going with something not-color-scheme- defining and using accessories to colorize like you did. Perfection. Thank you for posting your pictures.