Sunday, August 19, 2007

californiacook's Kitchen

finished kitchen

Contact: californiacook (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Aug 11, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • 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.