Sunday, September 02, 2007

bikey's Kitchen

98% Finished kitchen pics

Posted by bikey (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Aug 12, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Omega Custom cabinets, inset, pearl finish. 48 x 13" uppers
  • Backsplash : carrara marble (see details below)
  • Thermador 36" built refrigerator, 36" rangetop wth griddle, range hood with remote blower, and double 24" convection ovens
  • Bosch dishwasher (we love it)
  • GE Spacesaver MW with trim kit
  • U-Line wine cooler
  • Microwave: GE Spacemaker II with a trim kit. It makes the microwave look built in
  • Floor is red oak with dark walnut stain
  • Island is made of the Omega cabinets and has a 2" solid mahogany countertop. The countertop was custom made by a local (DC area) furniture company (Hardwood Artisans). They don't usually do counters, but we are good customers so they helped us out.
  • Bar stools are mahogany, also from Hardwood artisans.
  • Pendants over the island are 7" Hudson Valley "Randolph" collection in Polished nickel.
  • Perimeter countertops are honed absolute black granite. Yes, they are as high maintenance as people say. :-(
  • paint: Benjamin Moore color called "Garden Path." The ceiling is two shades lighter.
  • knobs: Top Knobs, brushed nickel
  • stained glass: from a little shop in Provincetown, MA. Purchased about 12 - 13 years ago
  • Floor: red oak, finished in place. It is stained with Minwax Dark Walnut and has a satin poly finish. The floor guy put alcohol on the oak before he stained it. He said that made the stain go on more evenly.
The island is 118" x 33". There is 42" between the sink and the island and 58" between the refrigerator and the island. The space where the refrigerator is used to be a pantry.

The backsplash is carrara marble with snow white grout. I don't recall what the finish is called, but it is smoother than honed and less smooth than polished. It is sort of like eggshell. The bottom of it is a 1" x 1/2" pencil molding, with a c. 5" x 12" tile under it. I cut the bottom tiles from 12" x 12" tiles and used a height that would allow me to have full subway tiles above it. The intent was to have the bottom of the backsplash look something like the window and door casings.