Saturday, November 24, 2007

mnhockeymom's Kitchen

Marble/Mixed Materials - Finished Kitchen

Contact: mnhockeymom (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Nov 14, 07
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  • Cabinets: Kitchen - Custom out of Uxbridge, MA Painted: White Dove (unglazed); Cottage Red w/ Sable glaze - Wood: Cherry in Colonial stain with Sable glaze;
    Baths – Custom Consoles
  • Countertops: KITCHEN – Honed 2” (5 cm) Calacatta Oro marble with eased edge; Black Walnut premium 2 ¼” thick, random wide planks for bar top w/ marine and Black Walnut Edge Grain 3” butcher block top; Walnut 1 ¼” thick at hutch, pantry and desk. POWDER – Rainforest Brown Granite. LG BATH – Honed Jerusalem Limestone
  • Kitchen Backsplashes: TILE: Horus Art, Classico Series in Tiffany pattern in Bianco, Carmel and Visone; WOOD: Black walnut beadboard
  • Range: Wolf 48” Dual Fuel – 6 burners + griddle
  • Vent: Best by Broan in custom mantel hood
  • Fridge: SZ 601R, paneled; also, Marvel 30AR7705 18” under-counter bar fridge hidden in Red Hutch
  • Freezer: SZ 700BF Freezer Drawers
  • DWs: Asko D3531XLFI integrated
  • MW: Dacor 30” Microwave Drawer
  • Faucets: Main: Elkay Arezzo in Brushed Nickel; Prep: Rohl Country Side-Lever in Tuscan Brass
  • Compactor: 15” Kitchen Aid integrated
  • Extras: Never MT, recessed lights in hutch and display niches
  • Glass: Wissmach Seedy
  • Lighting: ELK Lighting, Crystorama, Quoizel
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore Aura - Kitchen: AF 345 Honeymoon; Powder: AF 235 Warmed Cognac; Large Bath: HC 143 Wythe Blue
  • Floors: Wood: White Oak, natural (no stain) Polyurethane: 4 coats of semi-gloss/satin mix – Tile: Cerdomus
  • Knobs & Pulls: Main kitchen from Top Knobs, Melon collection in ORB; Desk & Angled Hutches from Colonial Bronze in ORB; Red Hutch from Van Dykes, Armac Series drop pull and bin pull in Antique Brass; Miscellaneous in Baths, etc from Te-Ma
  • Stools and Small Table: Ordered from Unfinished Furniture Expo and painted/stained by custom cabinet maker to match kitchen finishes
  • Miscellaneous: BLUM internal hardware, glides, hinges, drawer boxes, pull-outs, etc on all cabs


lois418's kitchen

Lois418's Finished Kitchen :-)

Contact: lois418 (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Oct 31, 07
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  • Cabinets - cherry and from Omega - semi custom - honey bronze finish
  • Backsplash – all Jersusalem gold tumbled honed - enhanced when sealed – used 3x6, 4x4 5/8x1 3/8, pencil, chair rail, solid sill for ledge of niche, and 4"diamond border
  • Flooring - Tagina tile - corciano golden - ceramic - 4 sizes, largest size = 21" square
  • Granite – Verde Peacock
  • Double ovens – Thermador
  • Stovetop – Viking – 36"
  • Dishwasher – Fisher & Paykel
  • Beverage Cooler – 15" U-Line
  • Microwave – Sharp 24" Micro drawer
  • Refrigerator – 42" Kitchen Aid built-in
  • Rohl Farm Sink in biscuit – 3018
  • Faucet – Perrin and Rowe Bridge Mixer with lever handles
  • Island - 3.5 X 5.75
  • Knobs are ORB and I used several - handles, knobs, and bin pulls. I used 3 different size handles - 5 inch for most, 9 inch for large drawers under oven and stove, and 18 inch on refrigerator.


kgsmom's Kitchen

so it ends- a 100% finished kitchen- FINALLY!!!!

Contact: kgsmom (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Nov 7, 07
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  • Cabinets: Crystal Cabinets; color is called Designer White with Van Dyke brown glaze
  • Counters: Venata Soapstone on island
  • Green Eyes soapstone on perimeter
  • Faucets and sinks: rohl
  • Pot Filler: Grohe (my only Ebay purchase!)
  • Range: Viking 48" with griddle
  • Fridge: SubZero 48" with paneling
  • DW: Miele
  • Trash Compactor: Viking
  • MW and WD: Viking
  • Backsplash: Limestone
  • Hardware: Baldwin


souprqt's Kitchen

Finished Kitchen, Yay!!!

Contact: souprqt (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Oct 25, 07
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  • Red Birch Full Overlay Custom Cabs
  • Absolute Black Honed Granite Counters
  • Silestone Yellow Nile Island Bar Top
  • Green Glass Subway Tile Backsplash (Susan Jablon)
  • Bamboo Floors
  • White Coffered Ceiling
  • Naugahide Cushioned Banquette Seating
  • Butcher Block End Island
  • Hafele Pedal Drawer Trash
  • Blanco Super Single Silgranite Anthracite Sink
  • Grohe Ladylux Cafe Chrome Faucet
  • Amerock Stainless Steel Bar Pulls
  • Electrolux Icon Wall Oven, Speed Oven, 36" Induction Top
  • 36" Vent-a-Hood
  • GE Monogram Wine Fridge
  • Kitchenaid Cab Depth Fridge (2 be paneled)
  • Kitchenaid KUDI series dishwasher
  • 3 sided fireplace
  • rev-a-shelf mixer lift
  • banquette
The drawer faces under the cooktop measure at 39 3/4" and the bar is 33 1/4". We just tried to maintain a 2-3 inch space between the end of the bar and the edge of the drawer. What was hard for us was the door bar length. Initally I wanted the bar to run the entire length, my hubby wanted something not as dramatic so we chose one a little less than half. We had a great experience with hardware USA on ebay when we bought them.

Banquette dimensions- It is in an L- shape with the short side being 5 feet and the long side nearly 10. The seat is about 18" deep and the height is 18". The cushions are made of super easy clean up naugahide, the back cushions snap directly to the back of the bench and the seats are flippable and they tuck right under the backs. A local canvas/upholstery place came and measured and made our cushions

Cabinets have frameless drawers and framed doors. They are all full overlay as the hinges are on the inside and the style between is invisible. My GC described this as a "Euro Cabinet".


tonilynne's Kitchen

Our DIY kitchen

Contact: tonilynne (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Oct 17, 07
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  • Maple cabinets from StarMark with base pantry, pull-out pantry, lazy susan, drawers, and a spice organizer.
  • Silestone Rosa Grey counters
  • Porcelain tile flooring
  • Price Pfister faucet
  • Suneli undermount sink
  • Frigidaire appliances (Kenmore microwave)
  • Murray-Feiss pendant lighting
  • Knobs/hardware from Lowes
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore Arizona Tan and Behr Fudge Bar
The new kitchen involved demo, all new flooring, new electric, moving gas and plumbing lines, and drywall for the ceiling and one wall. The only things we did not DIY were having the drywall replaced, and the countertop installation.
We ended up taking down a wall between the old kitchen and dining area and turning it into one large room. We turned the old den into our formal dining room, and made the old formal living room into an informal family room.


sienne_c's Kitchen

Done!! And thank you all

Contact: sienne_c (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Oct 12, 07
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  • Cabinets: Crystal - in maple and custom stained wenge
  • Refrigerator: Liebherr 30"
  • Cooktop: Electrolux 30" induction
  • Wall Oven: Electrolux 30"
  • OTR Microhood: Bosch
  • Dishwasher: KitchenAid T-series
  • Sink: Ticor SS608
  • Faucet: Hansgrohe Allegro
  • Backsplash: glass sheet from GlassWorks (also supplied the
  • glass for the cabinets
  • Granite: Blue Star
You can't really tell from the photos, but it looks almost like there is a continuous line from the buffet into the kitchen (the bit of wall separating the rooms as the exception). The furniture in the DR is framed in either wenge (the buffet) or maple (DR table) and all have the same frosted glass as the backsplash.

The Liebherr is a freestanding unit. I do tend to refer to it as the German tank in my kitchen -- it's quite the hunk of stainless steel! There hasn't been one person who's seen the refrigerator who hasn't commented on it (i.e., how much they would like to have one). I'm also amazed at how much it can hold and how quiet it is. It fits a 30" space.

The backsplash is frosted glass that is painted on the back so the silicone that they use to glue it to the wall doesn't show through. On the outer edge next to the recessed wall shelves, they used a strip of a sticky cushioning tape as well, which I believe prevents moisture from getting behind the glass. As far as the joint between the granite and glass, they used a clear, silicone caulk.

As far as the paint on the back of the glass, it's white, although it has an aqua cast. Obviously, the glass can be painted any color to coordinate with a color scheme.

The pet feeding area is 28w x 11h x 14d.