Sunday, June 03, 2007

wanabchef's Kitchen

My almost completed kitchen

Contact: wanabchef (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Apr 27, 07
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  • Cabinetry - Custom Cabinets in Cherry Stained Dark Walnut with worm holes, distressing and secondary walnut stain splatters
  • Cabinetry - Custom Cabinets in Maple with a buttercream paint sanded down edges and black paint splatters
  • Countertops – Caesar Stone Jerusalem Honed Finish
  • Countertops - CraftArt Distressed Black Walnut with French Baroque Edge
  • Tile - Arizona Tile Santa Fe Collection Mexican Noce 2"x4" Travertine Tiles
  • Tile - Tile City Floral Metallic Resin Liner 1.5"x8" in Rust
  • Rohl Shaw's Apron Sink - Rohl RC3018 White
  • Cucina Candelabra Faucet - 1200-30 San Marcos Bronze
  • Cucina Air Gap – 9800-30 San Marcos Bronze
  • Cucina Soap Dispenser – C-9505-32 San Marcos Bronze
  • InSinkErator Air Switch
  • Rohl Air Switch Finish Cap English Bronze
  • Rohl Extend Flange – ISE10082SN English Bronze
  • InSinkErator / Evolution Essential Garbage Desposal
  • Enclume Wall Shelf Pot Rack 54"
  • Wolf 30" All Gas Range – R304
  • Elecrolux SS Refridgerator – E23CS75 DSS
  • Vent-a-hood Pro Insert Liner – BH228PSLD
  • Bosch Evolution Line Dishwasher – SHE58C05UC
  • GE Monogram Convection/Microwave – GE ZMC1095SF
  • Wolf 30" Island Vent
  • Lighting - Quoizel Gotham Pendent – TFGO1508VB
  • Flooring - 5/16" x 2" White Oak Stained Antique Brown
  • Windows - Anderson 200/400 Series Stain Grade Wood windows
  • Stone - Robinson Rock Real Rock Veneer Old Mill
  • Brick - Robinson Thin Brick Veneer English Pub
  • Knobs - Top Knob M814-96 Door Pull In Pantine Black
  • Knobs - Top Knob M707 Backplate In Pantine Black
  • Knobs - Top Knob M61 Abbot Cup Pull 3 15/16" cc In Pewter
  • Knobs - Top Knob M680 Drop Handle In Pantine Black
  • Knobs - Top Knob M608 Knobs In Pantine Black


adpi4's Kitchen

nearly completed american 4 square

Contact: adpi4 (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Apr 24, 07
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  • Cabinets: are through the KD- an Amish cabinet maker- they are quarter-sawn oak. This was a MUST HAVE from the beginning. While I love the color now, they were not the color I originally thought I was ordering from the sample.
  • Countertops: The island granite is called Verde Borgogna,
    The perimeter granite is Black Pearl
  • My faucet is DORNBRACHT. I love my faucet...
  • I have a hodge-podge of appliances:
    Sink- Kindred
    Cooktop- DCS- loved the knobs- also considered Wolf
    Hood- Dacor
    Refrig- LG counter depth bottom freezer
    Ovens & warming drawer- Electrolux- the racks glide extremely smoothly
    Microwave- Panasonic
    TV- INEXPENSIVE Sylvania- from Sears, but it fits like it was custom!
    Franke hot water dispenser -originally went with the Insinkerator, but because of the granite issues had to get the Franke, more money but I really like it.
    I have a Delta spout for my liquid detergent and a Never MT system- great find from this forum!
  • Flooring: slate floor with infloor radiant hot water heat. I can tell you EVERYONE loves that!
  • Backsplash: tile from the Tile Gallery in Chicago - Pratt and Larson- Melody was great to work with.
  • I had found my sink light fixtures on line, and on clearance. The kitchen table light was also on line custom made by some guys in California. I love that it compliments the stain glass in my living room & dining room.
  • The kitchen table is very cool- from Crate and Barrel; the top flips, opens, and spins to enlarge for parties.

It is nearly completed, some finishing touches such as staining the pantry/closet door and curtains but here are some pictures of our new kitchen. Our kitchen was 22 years in the making...whew!... and included a modest redo of the dining room, removing the breakfast room replacing with a hall closet and powder room. The old kitchen is now my home office space. The project also included removal of a "tandem" (a sort of sleeping porch off of one of the bedrooms) reworking of that bedroom and reworking of a second bedroom to make a master (all 4 of our original bedrooms were about the same size) a large closet and bath. The house was restuccoed. Yet to be completed is the restucco of garage and landscaping. We lived through the massive upheaval and mess without moving out!

I had used a computer design program (Home Architech- very old version) to come up with the design -well many over the past 22 years. I had hired a KD to go over the designs and she was very helpful in designing the island top details as the posts in the island are crucial to holding up the 2nd floor. She also helped figure out the microwave cabinet..While I am sure she was ready to pull her hair out on one than more occasion when I just didn't find the "right" tile or granite. Can I tell you I was more than a bit obessive..going to 5 different granite shops might have been considered over the top, but I finally found what my heart was looking for.

One of my other obessions was a pyramid theme I carried thoughout. My original woodwork- 1916- have a pyramid detail in each of the tops of the door/window trims. I had those details added to the cooktop cabinet and the island. My door hardware is pyramid -Dakota- from Restoration Hardware. I splurged on a Manhandle for my corner lazy susan from SOKO.


flash407's Kitchen

Our finished kitchen

Contact: flash407 (My Page) aka larice (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Mar 27, 07
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We did a total remodel/addition to a 1960's ranch with 8 ft ceilings (the appliances were original that complemented the green vinyl floor). The only things original still in the house are the fireplace and 3 windows. Everything else has been moved, replaced or both!

  • Cabinets: Custom built on site
  • Countertop: granite: Taupe (from GME in Houston, TX)
  • Backsplash: Tumbled marble from GME in Houston. Metallic accents from Daltile
  • Refrigerator: GE Monogram from US Appliance
  • Cooktop, oven: GE Monogram from US Appiliance (they were AWESOME)
  • Brick Pavers from Magnolia Bricks in Praireville, LA
  • Icemaker and wine refrigerator: Kenmore
  • Hood: Vent a Hood from US Appliance
  • Hardware: Brushed Nickel pulls from Target, Oil Rubbed Bronze from RKI
  • Paint: walls---BM woodstock tan, cabinet & trim---SW Martha Stewart Cafe au Lait
  • Wire pullout baskets in pantry....Tuesday Morning
  • Wood accents/corbels/pilasters....Osborne Wood Products and VanDykes Restoration
  • Sink: Galaxy Sinks
  • Faucet: Danze Opulence


needanap's Kitchen

Finished kitchen

Contact: needanap (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Apr 21, 07
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  • Cabinets: Ultracraft - Red Birch with golden stain with Blumotion. The hood was ordered as separate pieces and assembled on site, based on KD's design.
  • Counters: Caesarstone in Champagne Limestone with a honed finish
  • Backsplash AKDO slate collection (slate and sandstone) - Enhanced
  • Floor: Amtico (vinyl tile) in Lunar Silver with strips of concrete (I think) to serve as the "grout".
  • Appliances:
    fridge SZ 736 with wood panel
    DW Meile optima with wood panel
    cooktop Dacor PGM365
    Broan hood insert (in-line blower in the attic)
    Monogram oven + Advantium + matching warming drawer
    Monogram fridge drawers with wood panels
    Meile washer/dryer (stacked)
  • Main sink Blanco Magnum SS apron front 12" deep 28" wide with Danze faucet.
  • Prep sink Blancorondo Silgranite in Biscuit with Whitehaus faucet
  • Knobs and pulls from Top Knobs
  • Other details:
    Tapmaster on prep sink
    Hafele trash pedal
    Hafele folding step-stool in the toekick under ovens
    ISE instahot and 3/4 hp garbage disposals
    in-ceiling stereo speakers wired to iSymphony CD/MP3/receiver
    Cobe undercabinet TV/DVD player
    Seagrass barstools from Pottery Barn
    Never MT on both soap dispensers
    Xenon undercabinet lights


alwaysgolf's Kitchen

Finished Kitchen Pics

Contact: alwaysgolf (My Page)
Posted on Tue, May 15, 07
Link to kitchen photos: Sorry, we no longer have access to alwaysgolf's photos. The photos are now password-protected:

  • Cabinets--Custom by GC's cab guy--Alder with a natural stain--still need to add some fancy pullouts. No blumotion but full extension drawers. Wish I would have gotten more drawers.
  • Countertops: Granite--Lapidus
  • Faucet--Main Sink--Large Kohler Vinnatta in Brushed Nickel
  • Prep Sink--Smaller Kohler Vinnatta in Venetian Bronze
  • Main Sink--Artisan Undermount 16 gauge
  • Pres Sink--Hammered Copper
  • Microwave--GE Monogram ZE2160 w/built-in kit
  • Wall Oven--GE Monogram ZET2P
  • Fridge--GE Monogram Zfsb26DRISS
  • Dishwashher--GE Monogram ZBD6880K10SS
  • Cooktop -- Wolf RT36LP
  • Vent--Independent PMLSS 34 1200CFM
  • Pendants--Quorum
  • Soap Dispenser--Delta, still have to order the NeverMT
  • Flooring--Kashmir Stone by Interceramic. Throughout greatroom, foyer and Dining Room.
  • Medallion--Found at Local Hobby Lobby $12.50 and installed myself.
  • Granite Supports--Hobby Lobby $2.50 each.


trekker's Kitchen

Finally finished and photographed kitchen

Contact: trekker (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Feb 21, 07
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  • Cabinets: Kemper in maple; style Whitman, color wheat
  • Countertop: soapstone by Tom Shadley (Los Angeles area)
  • induction cooktop
  • Cabinet handles: Expo and Home Depot
  • faucet: Pegasus fron Expo
  • sink: Blanco
  • floors: cork, Nova Distinctive Floors floating flooring