Thursday, December 13, 2007

tito's Kitchen

Finished period kitchen - 1925 Craftsman Bungalow

Contact: tito (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Dec 2, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets – Brookhaven Louisburg (I believe the color is Alpine White.)
  • Countertops – Soapstone
  • Backsplash – Subway Ceramics
  • Cabinet latches – Crown Hardware (polished nickel)
  • Faucet – Cifial Highlands Wall-Mount (polished nickel)
  • Sink – Rohl Fireclay single bowl
  • Light fixtures – Original shades in new fixtures from Rejuvenation
  • Undercabinet lighting – Pegasus xenon pucks
  • Paint – Benjamin Moore Weston Flax
  • Appliances:
    Dishwasher - Bosch Integrated 4 cycle SHV46-C13UC
    Range - Bosch Integra Pro Electric Range HEI7282
    Range Hood - Zephyr Hurricane
    Refrigerator - Fisher & Paykel E522B
  • Floors – refinished original fir
  • The coverplates are polished nickel in a Deco style from Classic Accents. That's also where I got the push button switches.

Kitchen dimensions are 14'7" x 12'9", so it's right around 150 square feet.
The ceilings are about 8'4".
We do not have a microwave. We had one before but rarely used it so we left it out of the design for the new kitchen. If we added one later, we planned to put it on the countertop. The cabinets definitely look creamier in the photos than in real life. In person, they look white rather than off white. When comparing the cabinets to the white subway tiles, however, you can tell that the cabinets are a warmer white. When choosing colors, I was originally attracted by the whitest white (nordic white?), but everyone else seemed to worry that would be too stark. I still wonder whether I should have gone with that white, but my wife prefers the warmer white. It's got maybe a little bit of a yellowish undertone. I got our local Benjamin Moore paint store to color match the cabinet paint. They do a manual color match rather than rely on the computer. We did not get a light rail. I just didn't want that added detail on what were meant to be simple cabinets. I think that all inset cabinets have a cavity underneath. On these cabinets, that cavity is fairly shallow. I chose the Pegasus pucks because they were exceptionally thin allowing me to skip the lightrail.
I got the idea for stopping the backsplash short of the upper cabinets from jgarner53.


Lara said...

Beautiful! I love everything about it!

Of course, I also think your original kitchen was as cute as a bug's ear! :) that there is no recessed lighting!