Saturday, July 28, 2007

bethohio3's Kitchen

bethohio's finished kitchen

Contact: bethohio3 (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Jun 12, 07
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  • Cabinets: Haas Estate in Cherry
  • Countertop: Butterum Granite laminate
  • Appliances: GE Profile CD Fridge, Trivection, Advantium, cooktop
  • Lighting: Hinkley Lighting, Bolla Collection in Oiled Bronze

We selected laminate instead of granite, and I am happy with how it turned out. I am not second guessing that decision :-).

I love my new Trivection oven. My quiche came out light and fluffy. The brownies didn't have crusty edges. It cooked a casserole in 12 minutes. I love my oven.

We splurged--Trivection and Advantium. I haven't cooked in the Advantium. So far, we've just used it as a microwave. (If we ever find the VCR cables, I'll watch the video it came with.)

The only negative has been that the finish carpenter put a handle on the supposed-to-be-left-alone cabinet where the trash pullout is supposed to go. It's a "to be resolved" issue with the builder.

I asked lots of questions about how to make the kitchen window look "right" instead of lopsided. I think the arched window and the what-nots combine beautifully.

I was one of the people who asked about "drawers vs cabinets". I went with all drawers except under the sink, and I'm so glad I did. I even ended up with a slightly shallower drawer underneath the cooktop. (What a great carpenter we had!)


labordeliverynurse's Kitchen

99% finished

Contact: labordeliverynurse (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Jun 11, 07
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  • Cabinets: Yorktowne Cabinets Cherry in Butternut with Mocha glaze. Island is distressed black. Fully extending drawers with blumotion.
  • Granite: Kashmir Gold (a lot golder than usual though)
  • Backsplash: Jerusalem Gold subway tile
  • Main sink: Grohe Bridgeford Pull down
  • Hot water tap: Mountain Plumbing the little gourmet
  • Fridge: Sub Zero 650
  • Ovens: GE Monogram integrated convection ZET2SMSS
  • Dishwasher: GE monogram fully integrated
  • Main sink: whitehaus farm sink concave
  • Cooktop: Wolf 6 burner gas
  • Stools: Artistica serendipity from Domain
  • prep sink: I forget
  • Lighting: Hinkley


windlassie's Kitchen

Almost Finished Kitchen

Contact: windlassie (My Page)
Posted on Thu, May 17, 07
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  • Cabinets: Kitchencraft in Nutmeg finish
  • Hardware: Amerock Satin Nickel
  • Countertop: Giallo Fiorito Granite
  • Sink: C-Tech-I
  • Faucet: Delta Saxony
  • Floor: Overland Linen
  • Appliances: GE Profile Series in Stainless Steel.
  • Paint: Behr, color matched to what was in our old house
  • Backsplash: Agora Noce from Lowe's


ivorykay's Kitchen

Ivorykay's Finished Kitchen

Contact: ivorykay (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Apr 7, 07
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  • Cabinets- Woodmode 84 Series, Regency recessed door style in Vintage White
  • Hardware- Lisbon brushed black nickel, knobs and pulls (
  • Counter- Angola Blue granite (black with blue inclusions)
  • Floor- Durodesign cork Cleopatra tiles in Cognac and Black
  • Backsplash- Porcelanosa L'Antic frosted glass in Glacier creama matte and grises matte mixes
  • Pendant lights- Sequoia Sapphire (after MUCH searching)
  • Stools- Walnut Biedermier Counter Stool (
  • Ovens- GE Profile Advantium 110v and GE Profile 30" Convection
  • Refrigerator- GE Profile French Door PFS22S
  • Freezer- Subzero Freezer Drawers 700BFI
  • Sink- Franke Orca
  • Faucet- Bach BK110 pull out
  • Dishwasher- KitchenAid Dish Drawers
  • Downdraft- Thermador 30" CVS 600 CFM (
  • Cooktop- Kenmore 30" induction
  • Paint- custom color (Y.O 1y, Green 1y, Black 19- if this means anything to you!)

What we learned: always check the kitchen designers measurements, don't fear internet deals and research is your friend (up to a point!). Kudos to Durodesign,,,, and for great online service, delivery and prices.

The remodel included replacement of a sliding door and a window (both different sizes from the original), removal of an existing closet, and moving an interior doorway. All in all, we are very happy with it!