Wednesday, June 06, 2007

jgarner53's Kitchen

My kitchen is done!

Contact: jgarner53 (My Page)
Posted on Tue, May 29, 07
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  • Cabinets: custom flush inset by local shop
  • Countertop: Belvedere soapstone from M. Teixeira in San Francisco
  • Tile: Subway Ceramics 3x6 subway tile, Daltile black liner & 3/4" round, green liner "dots" from B&W tile in Riverside, CA
  • Paint: cabinets - BM Mayonnaise (also on ceiling & trim)
  • walls - BM Potpourri Green
  • Stove: DCS 36" 6-burner all-gas range with low backguard (required by my local code)
  • Hood: Vent-a-Hood Excalibur, 36" in Biscuit
  • Fridge: Amana 36" cabinet-depth top-mount
  • Dishwasher: Bosch Integra SHX57C03UC with custom panel
  • Sink: Franke fireclay sink, 28 inches
  • Faucet: Chicago faucet wall-mount in polished nickel
  • Soap dispenser: Rohl Perrin & Rowe LS850P (with NeverMT)
  • Airswitch: Franke, in black
  • Drawer handles/Door knobs: House of Antique Hardware black glass hexagonal knobs & bridge pulls
  • Floor: Marmoleum in Butter with Coffee accent strip
  • Light fixtures: Skidmore pendants and Jefferson ceiling fixture, from Rejuvenation
  • Undercabinet lights: LEDs from LEDtronics
  • Outlet covers, pushbutton switches and switchplate: House of Antique Hardware


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

p3shawn2's Kitchen

Kitchen completed

Contact: p3shawn2 (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Apr 16, 07
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  • Cabinets: cherry
  • Countertop: yard said VanGogh or Urulu; granite not quite blue enough for VG
  • Appliances: Asko, Electrolux, GE, Viking, Wolf: yes
  • Liebherr; insinkerator
  • Faucet: Hamat
  • Sink Franke


epjenk's Kitchen

Finished Kitchen

Contact: epjenk (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Feb 7, 07
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  • Cabinets: Custom, Pinnacle Cabinetry. Painted slightly distressed black and natural cherry w/black glaze
  • Countertops: Giallo Ornamental, Black
  • Backsplash Durango Split Face and locally made custom black tiles
  • Flooring: Rustic Oak w/ coffee brown stain, satin finish
  • Appliances: Kitchenaid built in french door, viking range, bosch dishwasher, kitchenaid ultima speedcook microwave
  • Sink: Kohler Irontones Smart Divide black and tan
  • Hardware/ Pulls: myknobs.Com
  • Paint: Porter Sweet Bay


susanandmarkw's Kitchen

My Shaker-Style, White Kitchen (Something's Gotta Give-inspired)

Contact: susanandmarkw (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Jun 2, 07
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  • Flooring: Premium Black 24x24 natural slate tile from
  • Countertops: Nordic Black Antique 3 cm granite (3 cm Bianca Romano on hutch)
  • Backsplash: traditional white subway tile with gray grout (Da-Lite)
  • Cabinets: Shaker-style, inset, flat-panel doors (site-built, custom), painted white
  • Faucets:
    ~Pegasus Professional Kitchen Faucet (from Expo Design Center) in brushed nickel on the island and main sink
    ~Pegasus Old-Fashioned Pull Down in brushed nickel in my butler's pantry/beverage center.
  • Soap/Lotion Dispensers: brushed nickel off-brand from Lowes
  • Sinks: brushed, stainless "D"-shaped undermount by C-Tech-I (all purchased on eBay from seller "euro-sink")
    ~10-inch deep "Britania" (model LI-200-L) is my main sink
    ~12-inch deep "Patras" (LI-800) is my island prep sink
    ~"Betica" (LI-700) in my butler's pantry/beverage center.
  • Hardware:
    ~brushed nickel bin pulls on drawers via eBay (seller: cabinethardwaredesigns)
    ~glass knobs, pulls and bin pulls on hutch from
    ~latches: Cliffside Solid Brass Cabinet Latch (in Satin Silver) from
  • Appliances:
    ~Bluestar range (model #RNB366BSS; six burner with both 22k burners up front and simmer in middle back; island trim)
    ~Prestige High Capacity hood insert 40" (UIBTF400EC15; $1,575) with Prestige remote blower for pitched roof 1,600 CFM ($890)
    ~GE Profile Advantium (SCB1001KSS)
    ~GE Monogram 24" stainless steel wine reserve (ZDWR240PBS)
    ~2 InSinkErator Evolution Excel garbage disposals with air switches (STS000)
    ~beverage center fridge: Jenn-Air 36" counter-depth side-by-side with dispenser (JCD2295KES)
    ~ GE Monogram 30" double oven (ZET2SLSS)
    ~ Jade 48" Side by Side Refrigerator (RJRS4870A)
    ~ 2 Bosch Integra 800 dishwashers (SHV99A13UC; $1375.55 ea.)
    ~ Gaggenau 24" Steam Oven (ED 221)
  • Paint color is "conservative gray" from Sherwin Williams
  • Cabinet paint color is SW "pure white"
  • Lighting: schoolhouse-style light fixtures from Rejuvenation Hardware ("Rose City" pendants)
  • Tapmaster on island sink
  • Starco in-wall trash receptacle


sharb's Kitchen

My finished kitchen

Contact: sharb (My Page)
Posted on Mon, May 7, 07
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  • Cabinets, perimeter: Premier Custom-Built, Inc. Maple, Beaded inset-1", Door Style-Cambridge 1", Drawer Head style -Cambridge 1", Finish Name: White/GR, Finish family: Cloister
  • Cabinets, island: Premier Custom-Built, Inc., Wood species: cherry, Door: Beaded inset - 1", Door style-English Cambridge-1", Drawer Head Style: English Cambridge-1", Double pegs on all four corners, Finish Name: Ant. Honey/RU/WM, Finish Family: Colonial Rustic
  • Knobs and hinges: Gerber ORB
  • Counter (perimeter): Kashmir Gold Granite
  • Counter (island): Caesarstone honed Jerusalem Sand
  • Backsplash: Jerusalem gold
  • Range: Viking VGSC486-6G Burgundy 48" All Gas with six open burners, 12" wide griddle/simmer plate, double oven, self cleaning, Brass trim, Stainless Steel high shelf,
  • Range Hood: Burgundy Viking with brass trim.
  • Refrigerator: 48" Sub-Zero with Top Knobs handles
  • Sink: Herbeau Fireclay Farm House Sink - White
  • Faucet, main: Herbeau "Royale" 2 Hole Kitchen Mixer with Wooden Handspray - Finish Weathered Brass
  • Faucet, Prep Sink: 18" Bates & Bates, Copper, round, hammered
  • Faucet, prep sink: Herbeau "De Dion" Single Lever Mixer with Wooden Disc Cartridge and Handspray - Finish Weathered Brass
  • Soap & Lotion Dispenser: Herbeau Weathered Brass
  • Water Dispenser: Herbeau Weathered Brass
  • Dishwasher: Miele
  • Fireplace: Honed Calcutta Marble, custom
  • Microwave/Convection: Viking
  • Counter Stools: Ethan Allen
  • Beverage refrigerator: Viking
  • Wine refrigerator: Viking
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore-Rich Cream
  • Trim paint: BM Custom
  • Chandeliers: Custom, Uni Lite, Anaheim, CA
  • Windows: Marvin
  • Floors: 5" & 7" hand hewn hickory/pecan planks, med-dark finish
  • Powder Room:
  • Cabinets: Premier Custom-Built Inc., German glass, milk paint
  • Hinges and Knobs: Gerber
  • Faucet: Herbeau with weathered brass finish.
  • Counter top: Jerusalem Gold
  • Flooring: King Gold with Calcutta marble keys
  • Chandelier: Fredrik Ramond
  • Sink: Kohler
My pots and pans drawers are 34-3/4" wide and the drawer measures about 7-1/2" from top to bottom. But, you could put in a pan that is a little taller because it measures 8-1/4" from the bottom to where a pan would hit the upper cabinet. My tray cabinet is 16" wide. I love that cabinet, so many things can be stored in it.

Corner Range


Sunday, June 03, 2007

wanabchef's Kitchen

My almost completed kitchen

Contact: wanabchef (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Apr 27, 07
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  • Cabinetry - Custom Cabinets in Cherry Stained Dark Walnut with worm holes, distressing and secondary walnut stain splatters
  • Cabinetry - Custom Cabinets in Maple with a buttercream paint sanded down edges and black paint splatters
  • Countertops – Caesar Stone Jerusalem Honed Finish
  • Countertops - CraftArt Distressed Black Walnut with French Baroque Edge
  • Tile - Arizona Tile Santa Fe Collection Mexican Noce 2"x4" Travertine Tiles
  • Tile - Tile City Floral Metallic Resin Liner 1.5"x8" in Rust
  • Rohl Shaw's Apron Sink - Rohl RC3018 White
  • Cucina Candelabra Faucet - 1200-30 San Marcos Bronze
  • Cucina Air Gap – 9800-30 San Marcos Bronze
  • Cucina Soap Dispenser – C-9505-32 San Marcos Bronze
  • InSinkErator Air Switch
  • Rohl Air Switch Finish Cap English Bronze
  • Rohl Extend Flange – ISE10082SN English Bronze
  • InSinkErator / Evolution Essential Garbage Desposal
  • Enclume Wall Shelf Pot Rack 54"
  • Wolf 30" All Gas Range – R304
  • Elecrolux SS Refridgerator – E23CS75 DSS
  • Vent-a-hood Pro Insert Liner – BH228PSLD
  • Bosch Evolution Line Dishwasher – SHE58C05UC
  • GE Monogram Convection/Microwave – GE ZMC1095SF
  • Wolf 30" Island Vent
  • Lighting - Quoizel Gotham Pendent – TFGO1508VB
  • Flooring - 5/16" x 2" White Oak Stained Antique Brown
  • Windows - Anderson 200/400 Series Stain Grade Wood windows
  • Stone - Robinson Rock Real Rock Veneer Old Mill
  • Brick - Robinson Thin Brick Veneer English Pub
  • Knobs - Top Knob M814-96 Door Pull In Pantine Black
  • Knobs - Top Knob M707 Backplate In Pantine Black
  • Knobs - Top Knob M61 Abbot Cup Pull 3 15/16" cc In Pewter
  • Knobs - Top Knob M680 Drop Handle In Pantine Black
  • Knobs - Top Knob M608 Knobs In Pantine Black


adpi4's Kitchen

nearly completed american 4 square

Contact: adpi4 (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Apr 24, 07
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  • Cabinets: are through the KD- an Amish cabinet maker- they are quarter-sawn oak. This was a MUST HAVE from the beginning. While I love the color now, they were not the color I originally thought I was ordering from the sample.
  • Countertops: The island granite is called Verde Borgogna,
    The perimeter granite is Black Pearl
  • My faucet is DORNBRACHT. I love my faucet...
  • I have a hodge-podge of appliances:
    Sink- Kindred
    Cooktop- DCS- loved the knobs- also considered Wolf
    Hood- Dacor
    Refrig- LG counter depth bottom freezer
    Ovens & warming drawer- Electrolux- the racks glide extremely smoothly
    Microwave- Panasonic
    TV- INEXPENSIVE Sylvania- from Sears, but it fits like it was custom!
    Franke hot water dispenser -originally went with the Insinkerator, but because of the granite issues had to get the Franke, more money but I really like it.
    I have a Delta spout for my liquid detergent and a Never MT system- great find from this forum!
  • Flooring: slate floor with infloor radiant hot water heat. I can tell you EVERYONE loves that!
  • Backsplash: tile from the Tile Gallery in Chicago - Pratt and Larson- Melody was great to work with.
  • I had found my sink light fixtures on line, and on clearance. The kitchen table light was also on line custom made by some guys in California. I love that it compliments the stain glass in my living room & dining room.
  • The kitchen table is very cool- from Crate and Barrel; the top flips, opens, and spins to enlarge for parties.

It is nearly completed, some finishing touches such as staining the pantry/closet door and curtains but here are some pictures of our new kitchen. Our kitchen was 22 years in the making...whew!... and included a modest redo of the dining room, removing the breakfast room replacing with a hall closet and powder room. The old kitchen is now my home office space. The project also included removal of a "tandem" (a sort of sleeping porch off of one of the bedrooms) reworking of that bedroom and reworking of a second bedroom to make a master (all 4 of our original bedrooms were about the same size) a large closet and bath. The house was restuccoed. Yet to be completed is the restucco of garage and landscaping. We lived through the massive upheaval and mess without moving out!

I had used a computer design program (Home Architech- very old version) to come up with the design -well many over the past 22 years. I had hired a KD to go over the designs and she was very helpful in designing the island top details as the posts in the island are crucial to holding up the 2nd floor. She also helped figure out the microwave cabinet..While I am sure she was ready to pull her hair out on one than more occasion when I just didn't find the "right" tile or granite. Can I tell you I was more than a bit obessive..going to 5 different granite shops might have been considered over the top, but I finally found what my heart was looking for.

One of my other obessions was a pyramid theme I carried thoughout. My original woodwork- 1916- have a pyramid detail in each of the tops of the door/window trims. I had those details added to the cooktop cabinet and the island. My door hardware is pyramid -Dakota- from Restoration Hardware. I splurged on a Manhandle for my corner lazy susan from SOKO.


flash407's Kitchen

Our finished kitchen

Contact: flash407 (My Page) aka larice (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 07
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We did a total remodel/addition to a 1960's ranch with 8 ft ceilings (the appliances were original that complemented the green vinyl floor). The only things original still in the house are the fireplace and 3 windows. Everything else has been moved, replaced or both!

  • Cabinets: Custom built on site
  • Countertop: granite: Taupe (from GME in Houston, TX)
  • Backsplash: Tumbled marble from GME in Houston. Metallic accents from Daltile
  • Refrigerator: GE Monogram from US Appliance
  • Cooktop, oven: GE Monogram from US Appiliance (they were AWESOME)
  • Brick Pavers from Magnolia Bricks in Praireville, LA
  • Icemaker and wine refrigerator: Kenmore
  • Hood: Vent a Hood from US Appliance
  • Hardware: Brushed Nickel pulls from Target, Oil Rubbed Bronze from RKI
  • Paint: walls---BM woodstock tan, cabinet & trim---SW Martha Stewart Cafe au Lait
  • Wire pullout baskets in pantry....Tuesday Morning
  • Wood accents/corbels/pilasters....Osborne Wood Products and VanDykes Restoration
  • Sink: Galaxy Sinks
  • Faucet: Danze Opulence


needanap's Kitchen

Finished kitchen

Contact: needanap (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Apr 21, 07
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  • Cabinets: Ultracraft - Red Birch with golden stain with Blumotion. The hood was ordered as separate pieces and assembled on site, based on KD's design.
  • Counters: Caesarstone in Champagne Limestone with a honed finish
  • Backsplash AKDO slate collection (slate and sandstone) - Enhanced
  • Floor: Amtico (vinyl tile) in Lunar Silver with strips of concrete (I think) to serve as the "grout".
  • Appliances:
    fridge SZ 736 with wood panel
    DW Meile optima with wood panel
    cooktop Dacor PGM365
    Broan hood insert (in-line blower in the attic)
    Monogram oven + Advantium + matching warming drawer
    Monogram fridge drawers with wood panels
    Meile washer/dryer (stacked)
  • Main sink Blanco Magnum SS apron front 12" deep 28" wide with Danze faucet.
  • Prep sink Blancorondo Silgranite in Biscuit with Whitehaus faucet
  • Knobs and pulls from Top Knobs
  • Other details:
    Tapmaster on prep sink
    Hafele trash pedal
    Hafele folding step-stool in the toekick under ovens
    ISE instahot and 3/4 hp garbage disposals
    in-ceiling stereo speakers wired to iSymphony CD/MP3/receiver
    Cobe undercabinet TV/DVD player
    Seagrass barstools from Pottery Barn
    Never MT on both soap dispensers
    Xenon undercabinet lights


alwaysgolf's Kitchen

Finished Kitchen Pics

Contact: alwaysgolf (My Page)
Posted on Tue, May 15, 07
Link to kitchen photos: Sorry, we no longer have access to alwaysgolf's photos. The photos are now password-protected:

  • Cabinets--Custom by GC's cab guy--Alder with a natural stain--still need to add some fancy pullouts. No blumotion but full extension drawers. Wish I would have gotten more drawers.
  • Countertops: Granite--Lapidus
  • Faucet--Main Sink--Large Kohler Vinnatta in Brushed Nickel
  • Prep Sink--Smaller Kohler Vinnatta in Venetian Bronze
  • Main Sink--Artisan Undermount 16 gauge
  • Pres Sink--Hammered Copper
  • Microwave--GE Monogram ZE2160 w/built-in kit
  • Wall Oven--GE Monogram ZET2P
  • Fridge--GE Monogram Zfsb26DRISS
  • Dishwashher--GE Monogram ZBD6880K10SS
  • Cooktop -- Wolf RT36LP
  • Vent--Independent PMLSS 34 1200CFM
  • Pendants--Quorum
  • Soap Dispenser--Delta, still have to order the NeverMT
  • Flooring--Kashmir Stone by Interceramic. Throughout greatroom, foyer and Dining Room.
  • Medallion--Found at Local Hobby Lobby $12.50 and installed myself.
  • Granite Supports--Hobby Lobby $2.50 each.


trekker's Kitchen

Finally finished and photographed kitchen

Contact: trekker (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Feb 21, 07
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  • Cabinets: Kemper in maple; style Whitman, color wheat
  • Countertop: soapstone by Tom Shadley (Los Angeles area)
  • induction cooktop
  • Cabinet handles: Expo and Home Depot
  • faucet: Pegasus fron Expo
  • sink: Blanco
  • floors: cork, Nova Distinctive Floors floating flooring