Friday, May 11, 2007

jbugz' Kitchen

jbugz' Kitchen

Contact: jbugz (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Mar 6, 07
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  • Cabinets: Custom built Oak/Cabinet hardware satin nickel
  • Countertop: Silestone/Amarillo Palmira
  • Sinks: Main sink and wet bar Blanco Silgranit in Anthracite
  • Faucets: Grohe LadyLux Plus pull out spray in Chrome and Black on main sink. Grohe Eurostyle on wet bar sink.
  • Floor: Shaw solid hardwood oak in Cappuccino
  • Appliances: GE Profile Series in Stainless Steel. GE Artica Refrigerator, downdraft gas cooktop, convection wall oven, smart dispense dishwasher, Monogram under counter beverage center.
  • Paint: Sherwin Williams Promar 200 eggshell finish in Blonde
  • Island was painted black using Sherwin Williams All Surface Oil Enamel in a Satin finish.


elljays' Kitchen

Mostly Finished Kitchen

Contact: elljays (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 07
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  • Cabinets: local custom, beaded inset. SW French Ivory on perimeter, tiger maple island.
  • Counters: Honed labrador black and tiger maple
  • Hardware: Schaub select distressed nickel
  • Sinks: Kohler
  • Faucets: Grohe Ladylux
  • Cooktop: 36" Wolf
  • Ovens: Monogram Advantium and Wolf 30"
  • Warming Drawer: Wolf
  • Refrigerator: Subzero
  • Dishwasher: Bosch
  • Backsplash tile: Encore ceramics
  • Wall Color: SW Compatible Cream
  • Floors: Red oak, finished to match existing red oak flooring in the rest of the house
  • Ceramic floor: Villagio "Charlotte"
  • Pendant lights: JV Imports
  • Chandelier: Framburg

We're still not finished (waiting on blinds, valances, new table and chairs, etc.) but for the most part, we're done.

The main part of our island is 6' X 6'. There is a raised part (painted ivory) that is 20 inches deep and about 76" long. The kneespace for the stools is 15".
We had to have the columns to hide support posts, since we removed a wall there to add the breakfast room addition. I didn't want to have to walk around posts, so I designed the island to incorporate them. We're really happy with how it turned out. I lost a lot of sleep, worrying about the size of the island and whether or not it would be too big, but it honestly doesn't seem too large. I love having the workspace!
We found the hood design on Stanisci Designs' website ( We had our cabinetmaker make one similar.
I love our honed granite! It's so easy to take care of, and doesn't show fingerprints or anything.


justadncr's Kitchen

My kitchen is ready

Contact: justadncr (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Feb 26, 07
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  • Ikea Adel Birch
  • Antiqued Cambrian Black Granite
  • Ceramic floor tile Bay Cliff color Morrow Grey
  • In floor heated tile(Water lines in concrete floors heated by gas in entire house)
  • Eclipse sink(Came with the granite)18 gauge
  • Ikea faucet aviskt. I like simple. Is pull out sprayer.
  • Rev a Shelf appliance lift
  • Rev a shelf spice cabinet
  • LG frig reg depth french doors
  • Frigidaire hood,convection oven,DW
  • Dacor cooktop
  • Mikeal Ikea desk slides under desk area to store chargers on
  • Walk in pantry with outlets at counter height to store appliances you don't want on the counters


mpsteil's Kitchen

mpsteil's finished kitchen

Contact: mpsteil (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Jan 27, 07
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  • Cabinets - Customed - severly distressed
  • Countertops - Honed Carrara Marble
  • Backsplash - Noce Travertine
  • Range - LaCanche (Thanks momto4kids)
  • Pot Filler - Rohl Country
  • Hood - Husband built with 2 vent-a-hood liners
  • Faucets - Rohl Perrin & Rowe
  • Sinks - Rohl Shaw Apron
  • Dishwasher Drawers - Fisher Pakel
  • Microwave - Thermador
  • Refrigerator Drawers - Sub Zero
  • Wine Cooler - Sub Zero
  • Refrigerator - Sub Zero
  • Butcher Block - Custom
  • Floors - reclaimed exterior side of 150 yr. old Kentucky Tobacco Barn (LOVE)
  • Paint - Benjamin Moore Moccasin
The kitchen was the original Living Room of this house (hence the fireplace). The old kitchen became the dining room (where the hutch is).

I did design the kitchen myself, but used pictures from this forum, the many magazines I bought, kitchens on HGTV and kitchen pictures on the FKB. It was really pieced together with no finished design... the butcher block (corner piece) was an after thought as the refrig was originally going their. The hood was a nightmare, and finally my dh said this is what I can do...I was so frustrated and went with it. I was originally staining the floors dark and choose the stain for the island with that in mind, then decided to clear the floors and crossed my fingers it would work with the island...I guess you can say it's still a work in progress as I still need to design the wall pot rack/holders and cabinet on the other side of the range.