Monday, January 08, 2007

aptosca's Kitchen

Pinch me! I don't believe it! It's done!

Contact: aptosca (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Dec 18, 06
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  • Cabinets: Kraftmaid, Brockington style, Toffee stain, Birch wood.
  • Granite: Verde Butterfly 3cm.
  • Backsplash: Verde Butterfly 2cm, 4" H.
  • Appliances:
    Wolf 30" All Gas Range,
    Jennair 36" Hood,
    JennAir 48" Euro style Built-In Refrigerator,
    GE Triton XL Dishwasher.
  • Main Faucet: Cucina Brigida
  • Filtered Water Faucet: Cucina Acqua 200.
  • Sink: SS 30" Kindred Model US1930/90RK/E.
  • Floor: Marazzi Montagna Cortina 16" porcelain tile.
  • Pendants: Progress Lighting, Savannah Collection, Burnished Chestnut.
  • Flourescent undercabinet lights: GE
  • Recessed Lights: Halo
  • Hardware: EXPO solid brass cup pulls and knobs, Rust Bronzed finish.
  • Paint: Kelly Moore One Coat Eggshell. Ceiling/skylights - "Antique White" (49), Walls - "Leafy Lettuce" (KM971-L soft celery green)

The actual kitchen measurements are 12'W x 14'L with 8' ceilings, The breakfast room is 10'W x 10'L.

This kitchen remodel was a total DIY job, except for the granite countertops, that took almost 7 months to complete. There were a lot hassles and problems, but we made it to the finish line. I want to publicly praise my DH for all his hard work and the long hours he put into making it a reality.
So far I love the island the best. I never had one before. We got reduced size cabinets (18"W) so I could have an island. The island measurements are 21"W x 75.5"L. I know that sounds small on paper, but it is a great workspace. I use it constantly. I store all my appliances underneath and it will be my prep area. I do love the red garnet in the VB granite too. When the sun from the skylights fall on the island it sparkles. I love it!