Saturday, July 28, 2007

bethohio3's Kitchen

bethohio's finished kitchen

Contact: bethohio3 (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Jun 12, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Haas Estate in Cherry
  • Countertop: Butterum Granite laminate
  • Appliances: GE Profile CD Fridge, Trivection, Advantium, cooktop
  • Lighting: Hinkley Lighting, Bolla Collection in Oiled Bronze

We selected laminate instead of granite, and I am happy with how it turned out. I am not second guessing that decision :-).

I love my new Trivection oven. My quiche came out light and fluffy. The brownies didn't have crusty edges. It cooked a casserole in 12 minutes. I love my oven.

We splurged--Trivection and Advantium. I haven't cooked in the Advantium. So far, we've just used it as a microwave. (If we ever find the VCR cables, I'll watch the video it came with.)

The only negative has been that the finish carpenter put a handle on the supposed-to-be-left-alone cabinet where the trash pullout is supposed to go. It's a "to be resolved" issue with the builder.

I asked lots of questions about how to make the kitchen window look "right" instead of lopsided. I think the arched window and the what-nots combine beautifully.

I was one of the people who asked about "drawers vs cabinets". I went with all drawers except under the sink, and I'm so glad I did. I even ended up with a slightly shallower drawer underneath the cooktop. (What a great carpenter we had!)


labordeliverynurse's Kitchen

99% finished

Contact: labordeliverynurse (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Jun 11, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Yorktowne Cabinets Cherry in Butternut with Mocha glaze. Island is distressed black. Fully extending drawers with blumotion.
  • Granite: Kashmir Gold (a lot golder than usual though)
  • Backsplash: Jerusalem Gold subway tile
  • Main sink: Grohe Bridgeford Pull down
  • Hot water tap: Mountain Plumbing the little gourmet
  • Fridge: Sub Zero 650
  • Ovens: GE Monogram integrated convection ZET2SMSS
  • Dishwasher: GE monogram fully integrated
  • Main sink: whitehaus farm sink concave
  • Cooktop: Wolf 6 burner gas
  • Stools: Artistica serendipity from Domain
  • prep sink: I forget
  • Lighting: Hinkley


windlassie's Kitchen

Almost Finished Kitchen

Contact: windlassie (My Page)
Posted on Thu, May 17, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Kitchencraft in Nutmeg finish
  • Hardware: Amerock Satin Nickel
  • Countertop: Giallo Fiorito Granite
  • Sink: C-Tech-I
  • Faucet: Delta Saxony
  • Floor: Overland Linen
  • Appliances: GE Profile Series in Stainless Steel.
  • Paint: Behr, color matched to what was in our old house
  • Backsplash: Agora Noce from Lowe's


ivorykay's Kitchen

Ivorykay's Finished Kitchen

Contact: ivorykay (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Apr 7, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets- Woodmode 84 Series, Regency recessed door style in Vintage White
  • Hardware- Lisbon brushed black nickel, knobs and pulls (
  • Counter- Angola Blue granite (black with blue inclusions)
  • Floor- Durodesign cork Cleopatra tiles in Cognac and Black
  • Backsplash- Porcelanosa L'Antic frosted glass in Glacier creama matte and grises matte mixes
  • Pendant lights- Sequoia Sapphire (after MUCH searching)
  • Stools- Walnut Biedermier Counter Stool (
  • Ovens- GE Profile Advantium 110v and GE Profile 30" Convection
  • Refrigerator- GE Profile French Door PFS22S
  • Freezer- Subzero Freezer Drawers 700BFI
  • Sink- Franke Orca
  • Faucet- Bach BK110 pull out
  • Dishwasher- KitchenAid Dish Drawers
  • Downdraft- Thermador 30" CVS 600 CFM (
  • Cooktop- Kenmore 30" induction
  • Paint- custom color (Y.O 1y, Green 1y, Black 19- if this means anything to you!)

What we learned: always check the kitchen designers measurements, don't fear internet deals and research is your friend (up to a point!). Kudos to Durodesign,,,, and for great online service, delivery and prices.

The remodel included replacement of a sliding door and a window (both different sizes from the original), removal of an existing closet, and moving an interior doorway. All in all, we are very happy with it!


Friday, July 27, 2007

lisa1's Kitchen

Almost Finished Kitchen

Contact: lisa1 (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Mar 21, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets-Custom built by local contractor, BM linen white,
  • Faucet-Kohler Vinnata
  • Sink-Franke Orca
  • Counter-Golden Vyara Granite
  • Refrigerator-Kitchen Aid, side by side, custom paneled
  • Stove-Jenn-air SS convection
  • microwave-GE Profile convection
  • dishwasher-Miele, custom paneled
  • trash compactor-existing
  • garbage disposal-insinkerator
  • vent-vent-a-hood
  • floor-Prefinished Santos Mahogany
  • Wall pain-BM Brookline beige
  • Pendant-bell jars, local store
  • Chandelier-Lighting Direct, Murray Feiss


deenoel's Kitchen

deenoel & casperkill's finished kitchen

Contact: deenoel (My Page) and casperkill (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Mar 25, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • kitchen cabinetry: Showplace Savannah doorstyle in Maple with Antique Linen- Ivory Glaze, 4 1/8 crown molding
  • cabinet hardware: Restoration Hardware item #24020273 classic bronze hardware cup pulls and item # 24020991 1.25" Knob Oil Rub Bronze knobs
  • kitchen sink: Franke single bowl apron front fireclay sink in white by Villeroy and Boch MHK-110-28
  • kitchen lighting: Elite 5 inch recessed lights, Zenon undercounter and Seagull 3410-746 chandelier
  • refrigerator: SubZero 650 overlay with cabinet panels
  • refrigerator hardware: SubZero 24 5/16�� handle (1 inch diameter)
  • range: Bosch titanium range HGS2530UC
  • hood: Bosch stainless 30 inch under cabinet hood DUH30252U
  • dishwasher: Bosch white dishwasher SHE66C02UC
  • kitchen faucet: Grohe Bridgeford dual spray pull out in chrome, model 33 870
  • kitchen water filter & faucet: Multi-Pure water filter installed under sink MP750SB with black faucet (run water line to ice maker)
  • disposal: InSinkerator Evolution compact
  • kitchen countertop: Antique Nordic Black granite with pencil edge
  • kitchen tile backsplash: US Ceramic tile 3x6 in white ice, range backsplash in Venetino marble with ogee edge, Mapei grout color soft gray
  • paint: Sherwin Williams Harmony no-VOC Navajo white (SW6126) in eggshell
  • flooring: oak floors with sealer and 2 coats Bona Eon 70, 1 coat Bona Traffic
Our approach was to make selections for our new kitchen taking into consideration the age of our 1940 home and the environmental impact of our renovation.


jonibook's Kitchen

All done with contemporary kitchen

Contact: jonibook (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Mar 26, 07
Links to kitchen photos:

  • Double oven and Cooktop are both Electrolux and I LOVE THEM!
  • Granite is Volga blue
  • Cabinets were custom made in Canada and are maple, uppers are aluminum.
  • Floor is 20" ceramic "carerra"
  • KitchenAid counter depth refrigerator
  • KitchenAid Dishwasher and trashmasher
  • Kohler black "low divide sink"
  • KWC Faucet and soap dispenser - insinkerator instant Hot/Cold
  • Monogram ductless hood
  • GE Microwave
  • Jasba (German) Space Blue ceramic metallic 1" tile backsplash.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

youngdeb's Kitchen

40's Diner/Americana kitchen

Contact: youngdeb (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Apr 5, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinetry - half is original, half custom
  • Countertops - stainless made locally, butcherblock from IKEA
  • Sink & Range Hood - Kitchen Aid
  • Faucet - Delta
  • Floor - existing from PO - hate it, but no budget to replace
  • Cabinet Hardware - Liz's Antique Hardware
The house is a 1945 bungalow in LA. You can see the gingerbread built-ins...we added one to match.


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

franki1962's Kitchen

nearly finished kitchen - Frank and Jasmin

Posted by franki1962 (My Page)
Posted on Thu, May 3, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Canyon Creek, Cherry, Pecan Stain w/ Chocolate glaze
  • Granite: Blue Brazil - 3cm Edge - 1/4' round
  • Backsplash: Tiles - 4 x 4 tumbled Marble, Chairo. Custom Murals
  • Refrigerator: GE 36" S x S
  • Range: Wolf DF 36" 6 Burner
  • Hood: Wolf 36" 600 cfm Pro hood
  • Range Backsplash: Granite: Blue Brazil
  • Bay Window: Anderson 30 degree bow
  • Microwave / Convection Oven GE
  • Sink Franke 36" Single dish Orca
  • Faucet: Franke: Mythos LF-1080 Polished Nickel Finish
  • Hot water dispenser Franke Lil Butler Polished Nickel Finish
  • Soap Dispenser
  • Push Button Disposal Franke
  • Dishwasher: Meile Inspira - Fully Integrated, Custom wood panel
  • Trash Compactor
  • Paint: GE with custom wood panel
  • Can Lighting
  • Undercabinet Lighting:
  • Hardware: Top Knobs Oil Rubbed
  • Toaster:
  • Coffee Maker: Seaco Superautomatic Encanto SBS
  • Floor: Ceramic Tile - original
Granite behind a cooktop/range
Air Switch
Ceiling Fan
Counter-depth Frig
Instant Hot Water
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Message Center/Desk
Microwave Shelf
Pullout Pantry
Sink >30"wide
Soap Dispenser
Trash Compactor