Sunday, August 19, 2007

wonbyherwits' Kitchen

Finished Kitchen

Contact: wonbyherwits (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Aug 17, 07 (kitchen completed in 2005)
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  • Cabinets: custom, painted sage with coffee glaze. The wooden hood is custom made based on a stone hood photo that I showed the cabinetmaker.
  • Countertop: The granite is Imperial Gold.
  • Backsplash: Durango Gold with pewter accent tiles behind the range.
  • Island: mahogany butcherblock made by a local woodworker. I use Boos Mystery Oil on it. I designed the island and our cabinetmaker built it. It's painted black, distressed finish with turned English legs.
  • The farm sink is Shaw's Original, single bowl.
  • The prep sink is Rohl Allia.
  • Both faucets are Rohl Country in satin nickel.

The kitchen does fit the house; it's English Cottage inspired with changes for our lifestyle, climate and setting.


californiacook's Kitchen

finished kitchen

Contact: californiacook (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Aug 11, 07
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  • Cabinets: Pelham Manor recessed by Brookhaven. Finish antique white with espresso glaze on maple, and cherry with cognac stain.
  • Granite: Brown pearl
  • Floors: Quarter-sawn white oak with brazilian cherry feature strip
  • Mini pendant lights: Mini Naples Vine by Translite Sonoma
  • Large pendant chandelier: Hubbardton Forge
  • Sinks: Rohl fireclay single bowl in pergame and matching square prep sink
  • Faucets: Grohe Bridgeford single pull-out spray oil rubbed bronze
  • Hardware: Top Knobs Tuscany in rust
  • Large appliance pulls: Top Knobs Normandy in rust
  • Range: Bluestar 36" six burner with island trim painted brown red
  • Refrig: Viking 36" built-in with bottom freezer
  • Dishwasher: Kitchen Aid double dish drawer
  • Microwave: Sharp 30" manual microwave drawer
  • Paint: Walls, SW Blonde
  • Trim: SW Alabaster
  • Ceiling: SW Pure White
  • Tile: Field handmade concrete stained husk
  • Design: giallo realle tumbled marble mosaics with cherry leaf medallion and concrete frame
  • Hood by Brookhaven
  • Vent inside hood: Broan
The refrigerator pulls are 19" with 18" centers, the dishwasher pulls are 12 7/8" with 12" centers, and all of the cabinet pulls are 5 1/6".

The granite is seamed in the middle of the sink.

An interesting note about the raised part of the island. We originally didn't realize (nor did our GC) that the pillar was holding up the second floor of our house. We all thought it was just decorative, so we designed and ordered our cabinets with the pillar gone. The raised part of the island was supposed to be long and straight. When we discovered that the pillar had to stay, we built the freeform, curvy raised bar. We did this by cutting a template out of a cardboard appliance box until we liked the shape! We call it the question mark because that's what it looked like, and we love it now and are glad the pillar had to stay.


evan_nj's Kitchen

Finished kitchen (classic white & green)

Contact: evan_nj (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Jun 22, 07
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  • Cabinets: CWP (Roanoke VA) white shaker beaded inset, inspired by Crown-Point Newport door; cabinets on north wall are 27 inch base and 15 inch upper
  • Countertop: White Fantasy Granite, really a quartzite (All Granite and Marble NJ)
  • Backsplash: pending, concept is 6 to 9 inches high only, likely Meredith Art Tile small subway tile in brick pattern
  • Knobs: Schaub 706-15 traditional and 742-15 Mackinac pull (HomeAnnex)
  • Floor: red oak to match rest of house
  • Single oven: Fisher Paykel OS302M (e-bay)
  • Cooktop: Bosch NGP 735UC (e-bay)
  • Hood: Best by Broan K3139 (internet)
  • Dishwasher: Asko D3251XLFI (local dealer)
  • Frig: (existing, not shown in pictures; to be replaced someday)
  • Sink: Pegasus 16 gauge stainless (Expo Design)
  • Faucet: Newport Brass 941/20 Stainless Steel finish (HomeClick)
  • Disposal: insinkerator with air switch
  • Ceiling lighting: Juno Alzak Haze with 60w halogen A40 bulbs
  • Undercabinet lighting: W.A.C. HR86 12v xenon button
  • Chandelier: Murray Feiss "Jane" 3 light pendant (internet)
  • Windows: Andersen 400 series
  • Window treatment: pending, likely William Morris Daisy fabric from Sanderson
  • Furniture: new table and chairs someday soon
  • Walls: Benjamin Moore Scenic Drive 697

This kitchen is in a 1970s colonial style tract house. The space is only 11 x 19, too small for an island. The goal of the remodel was to get more counter space by (1) pushing the sink and cooktop as far apart as possible and (2) moving the frig into the space of the existing pantry. Fortunately, the pantry was already 29 inches deep so depth wasn't an issue. One of the challenges was that the plumbing for the bathroom above runs over the sink. We were able to reduce the soffits from 12 inches to six and hide most of that with moldings. Another important change was pulling the cabinets back a few inches from the windows and doorways so that the green paint would be a contrast. This has made a tremendous difference: the sink window looks enormous now, even though it is exactly the same as before. Less really is more (grin).

The green on the walls is a color that we have used in our houses for more than a decade. It was chosen to coordinate with the Sanderson collection of William Morris fabrics. Turns out that BM has made it one of their feature colors for 2007, so we have become trendy despite our best efforts to the contrary (grin). The design inspiration for the kitchen was the cover of a Rutt brochure. We did the kitchen layout and then our local CWP dealer fine-tuned the cabinet specification.

A happy surprise was the discovery of the White Fantasy granite. Based on web searches, we were expecting to use Verde San Francisco or Verde Maritaka. We went to four granite yards and at the fourth (All Granite and Marble) fell in love with something completely unexpected: a granite that looks exactly like Cararra marble. Everyone who sees it can't believe it is not marble.


formosalily's Kitchen

Finished Contemporary Kitchen

Contact: formosalily (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Jul 28, 07
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  • Cabinet: IKEA Adel Birch
  • Countertop: Vitoria Regia on island and Absolute Black along the wall
  • Backsplash: IKEA Stainless Steel Cover Panel
  • Cooktop: Thermador 48" gas cooktop with Wok burner
  • Hood: Thermador 54" island hood 1300 cfm
  • Microwave: Sharp Microwave drawer
  • Oven: GE Monogram 30" double wall ovens
  • Dishwasher: Bosch SHX56C05SS
  • Refrigerator & Freezer: Frigidaire Commercial refrigerator with glass door and commercial freezer
  • TV: Westinghouse 47"
  • Sink: Blanco undermount single bowl
  • Faucet: Whitehaus Metrohaus Culinary Faucet
  • Garbage Disposal: Insinkerator
  • Floor: Brazilian walnut
  • Paint: Benjamin moore "Whales Green"
  • Island Lighting: TechLighting Monorail with Torpedo Contemporary Pendant with Dichroic Glass Shield
  • Door hardware: IKEA Lansa
  • Windows: Pella Proline


Thursday, August 16, 2007

mimi_2006's Kitchen

Living in my new kitchen now....

Posted by mimi_2006 (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Apr 22, 07
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  • Cabinets - custom, painted eggshell with a rubbed and distressed finish
  • Faucet - Delta Victorian, stainless
  • Counter - granite, uba tuba with eased edge
  • Refrigerator - Frigidaire counter depth "Twins" all regrigerator, all freezer
  • Stovetop - Frigidaire Professional Series 36-inch gas with Faber hood and liner
  • Oven - Frigidaire 30-inch Professional Series with convection
  • Floor - 4-inch white oak, nutmeg stain, satin varnish, finished on site
  • Paint - Farrell-Calhoun Tobacco Road
  • Backsplash - Rangon Parana 4x4 set on diagonal with African gems deco accents 1x1 tiles, some are glass, grout color is buff
  • DishwasherJennaire #JDB4000AWS


Monday, August 13, 2007

revans1's Kitchen

Our nearly finished galle(r)y kitchen

Contact: revans1 (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Jul 22, 07
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  • Cabinets are Alno Alnotec Pro Brilliant Red and Brilliant Black, with a few items from the Librero collection thrown in.
  • Appliances are GE Profile (some covered in the carcass material of the cabinets.)
  • Sinks and main faucet are Blanco.
  • Pot Filler is Danze.
  • Countertop is Corian Mont Blanc.
  • Hood is Cavaliere.
  • Floor is black slate (diy install).
  • Paint is FPE Grey Cotton in the kitchen, with a couple other tones added in the dining room.
  • Lighting is Lite Source Inc "Studio" series, Lightolier can lights, and Kichler xenon undercabinet and cove lighting. Two of the cabinets also had led strip lighting integrated within them.
The wall art is by Steve Cambronne.
The figs are by Frank Fleming and the birdhouse is by Brenda Dailey-Parsons. She doesn’t appear to have a website, but her work in clay is exquisite. The coffee sign is also by Steve Cambronne.
Cooking area. Painting by Grady Barrow and mixed media by Chris Bruno.

Corner next to large opening between dining room and kitchen. Painting by M Blue Horn and clay by Brenda Dailey-Parsons (again). Blue does very interesting work with text in her painting, and does commission work at a very fair price. Can be a great piece of personalized art for someone. See her personal website at Blue (We linked to Naked Art the first time, just because we love Naked Art.)

Dining room wall with cabinetry. We were trying to make this all feel like one room, so we put matching cabinets in here as well. Chair by Richard Jacobus To be fair to Richard, who is a wonderful artist, I’ve provided one of his shots of a very similar chair. My photo doesn’t do it justice.


Sunday, August 12, 2007

mickeymammoth's Kitchen

Green and Cherry Kitchen: Done!

Contact: mickeymammoth (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Jun 21, 07
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  • Cabinets: Medallion Cherry & Sage.
  • Doors: Central Park West
  • Counters: Nordic Black Antique
  • Tile: Fire & Earth. You can get it at Ann Sacks. It's a locally made (Boulder, CO) tile, and I bought it from a local place.
  • Lighting: Schoolhouse Electric. You can't tell from the pic, but the shades on the light fixtures have green and black hand-painted stripes.
  • Range: Jenn-Air Gas with Downdraft
  • Fridge: Kitchenaid
  • Dishwasher: Kitchenaid
  • Microwave: Sharp over-the-counter
  • Wallpaper: Bradbury & Bradbury
  • Faucet: Delta Allora


susulo's Kitchen

Susulo's Finished Kitchen

Contact: susulo (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Jul 21, 07
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  • Cabinet Doors/Drawer Front & 2 New Cabinets: Northwoods Custom Doors (we kept the existing cabinets and changed out the doors and drawer fronts and added an upper and base cabinet)
  • Granite: Absolute Black, eased edge
  • Backsplash: 5/8" beaded board (t&g)
  • Floor: Red Oak w/Golden Oak stain
  • Refrigerator: GE Profile Bottom Mount Freezer
  • Range: GE Profile 30" Slide-In Gas Range
  • Hood: Zephyr Breeze II
  • Range Backsplash: Stainless Steel
  • Sink: Elkay, stainless steel
  • Faucet: Kohler Vinnata in BN
  • Food Disposal: Insinkerator
  • Dishwasher: Bosch
  • Paint: BM White Dove
  • Hardware: Brushed Nickel pulls and knobs


njd1227's Kitchen

njd1227 New kitchen

Contact: njd1227 (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Jul 15, 07
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  • Maple custom cabinets-Custom stain w/chocolate glaze
  • Blumotion closers on all doors and drawers
  • Electrolux Icon-High speed oven/micro, oven w/convection, 36" induction cook top w/12" burner
  • Linea Imperiale faucet
  • Linea Imperiale air button
  • Sonoma Brushed Nickel Handles & knobs ; on order 1 Soko Manhandle
  • Vitoria Regia Granite
  • Kitchen Aid french door refrigerator w/bottom freezer
  • Kitchen Aid Whisper quiet dishwasher (that is no longer quiet)
  • 22" Crema Marfil Marble on the diagonal

We started demolition on March 23, 2007. The floors were put in a few days after the jackhammers came in a tore up the previous white tile. What a mess.
The cabinets were custom made by a local cabinet maker. The finish work is great. The lead installer was very meticulous. There were a few mistakes but he either found a way around them or had a drawer redone. He will be back in 4 weeks to complete the end caps.
When the granite was installed the back splash extended beyond the upper 2 end cab's. I did not like the look. I asked if he would stain a piece of wood and this would finish the look. He told me about the end caps. He also has to install the slide out trash basket, the tray divider above the refrig., and all the built in dividers for the drawers. The cabinet maker forgot I ordered all of these (they were in the contract).
The granite is Vitoria Regia. It was fabricated by one of the best men in SE Florida. He did all of the granite and marble at the Hard Rock Casino & Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale. This granite is an exotic and a real spluge. When I saw it I had to have it. I wanted a sink made from the same slab that would go on the island. They cut the hole for the sink and that became the bottom of the sink. The sides came from the hole for the cook top. The pieces were put together an epoxied with a layer of mesh under then it was coated with more epoxy. It weights about 300lbs. so they shored it up with steel rods and 2x4's. The cabinet maker also added another 1" thick piece of wood to the inside of the cabinet.I also chose which slabwould go where. The backsplash behind the cooktop was very important to me, it is the first thing you see when you come in my door. The fabricator was very accomodating with the crazy lady that had the crane move the granite top to bottom a few times.
The wine rack and 2 cabinets were added because previously it was dead space. The counter was a strange shape in my family room.


ryker's Kitchen

DIY Finished kitchen

Contact: by ryker (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Jun 9, 07
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Had some help hanging the wall cabinets and had the soapstone installed other than that I did it myself.
  • Soapstone counters and backsplash
  • Stainless steel Island countertop
  • Diamond cabinets-Gresham style, harvest color
  • Euro-kitchens range hood
  • Kingston Brass stainless steel apron sink
  • Kohler Forte faucet
  • GE stove, refrigerator
  • Kenmore Elite dishwasher
  • Marmoleum click floor in sahara