Thursday, December 13, 2007

tito's Kitchen

Finished period kitchen - 1925 Craftsman Bungalow

Contact: tito (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Dec 2, 07
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  • Cabinets – Brookhaven Louisburg (I believe the color is Alpine White.)
  • Countertops – Soapstone
  • Backsplash – Subway Ceramics
  • Cabinet latches – Crown Hardware (polished nickel)
  • Faucet – Cifial Highlands Wall-Mount (polished nickel)
  • Sink – Rohl Fireclay single bowl
  • Light fixtures – Original shades in new fixtures from Rejuvenation
  • Undercabinet lighting – Pegasus xenon pucks
  • Paint – Benjamin Moore Weston Flax
  • Appliances:
    Dishwasher - Bosch Integrated 4 cycle SHV46-C13UC
    Range - Bosch Integra Pro Electric Range HEI7282
    Range Hood - Zephyr Hurricane
    Refrigerator - Fisher & Paykel E522B
  • Floors – refinished original fir
  • The coverplates are polished nickel in a Deco style from Classic Accents. That's also where I got the push button switches.

Kitchen dimensions are 14'7" x 12'9", so it's right around 150 square feet.
The ceilings are about 8'4".
We do not have a microwave. We had one before but rarely used it so we left it out of the design for the new kitchen. If we added one later, we planned to put it on the countertop. The cabinets definitely look creamier in the photos than in real life. In person, they look white rather than off white. When comparing the cabinets to the white subway tiles, however, you can tell that the cabinets are a warmer white. When choosing colors, I was originally attracted by the whitest white (nordic white?), but everyone else seemed to worry that would be too stark. I still wonder whether I should have gone with that white, but my wife prefers the warmer white. It's got maybe a little bit of a yellowish undertone. I got our local Benjamin Moore paint store to color match the cabinet paint. They do a manual color match rather than rely on the computer. We did not get a light rail. I just didn't want that added detail on what were meant to be simple cabinets. I think that all inset cabinets have a cavity underneath. On these cabinets, that cavity is fairly shallow. I chose the Pegasus pucks because they were exceptionally thin allowing me to skip the lightrail.
I got the idea for stopping the backsplash short of the upper cabinets from jgarner53.


julie7549's Kitchen

We are done!!

Contact: julie7549 (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Oct 2, 07
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  • Cabinetry: Omega Dynasty (including TV doors and range hood)
  • Countertops: Caesarstone, Misty Carrera
  • Backsplash tile: Meredith Art Tile "Lattice"
  • Mural: Tiles by Mimi (custom)
  • Cooktop: Dacor 36" 6-burner
  • Ovens: Dacor ECD230SCH
  • Microwave drawer: Dacor. Works great! I don't cook much with it, use it for veggies, warming, popcorn but it's very user-friendly. Has sensor reheating ability but we've found that it over-heats using that. The popcorn sensor works great!
  • Hood: Vent-A-Hood
  • Sink: Shaw 39" double-bowl
  • Prep sink: Shaw (15x15)
  • Faucets & pot filler: Rohl
  • Dishwasher: Miele
  • Fridge: KitchenAid (recycled from our old kitchen)
  • Cabinet pulls on white cabinets: basket weave 3", purchased from
  • Wall paint: Benjamin Moore "Philadelphia Cream"
  • Flooring: new, oak, finished on-site
  • The large cabinet in the corner is our appliance "garage".
  • Pendants: Kichler, item #65235
  • The tv is a 21" flatscreen.
  • Pumpkin bread on the counter (come on over!)
We removed 2 interior walls and expanded into a side patio area, increasing our footage by 116'. Eliminating the walls allowed us to have an open kitchen/dining room rather than two separate rooms.

The arched window is either a Marvin or Anderson, I don't remember (we are waiting on white hardware to come in). Something our contractor purchased. The cabinets are 48", exclusive of crown molding. Our ceilings are 9' (we raised them a foot during the remodel). Our base cabinets are almost 2" taller than standard as my husband, myself and kids are taller than average (if that helps with the scale).


ntt_hou's Kitchen

Kitchen Refacing Completed....

Contact: ntt_hou (My Page)
Posted on Tue, Dec 4, 07
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  • Cabinets: Existed box made of 1/2" plywood. Doors & 2 new cabinets were custom built with the same 1/2" plywood. Cabinets were sanded and repainted with a satin base coat and topped with a semi-gloss glazed lighter color to achieve the texturized gold look. All antique brass hardwares for the cabinets were replaced (from Home Depot). 3 of 24" length GE Premium undercabinet lights were added. Plexiglass sheets added to bottom portion of base cabinets to serve as wheelchair bumpers =o). These were attached by screws for easy replacement.
  • Countertop: Granite: 3 cm thick, from Brazil, color is Tobacco Wave.
  • Backsplash: Italian porcelain tiles from Master Tile, 4"x4", color terracotta. Grout color: buck wheat.
  • Kitchen sink: Ticor brushed SS 16 gauge undermounted, 2 bowls with grids
  • Bar sink: No brand name, brushed SS 18 gauge undermounted
  • Kitchen & Bar Faucets: No brand name, solid brass built with brushed nickel finish
  • Appliances remained the same:
    Maytag double oven and dishwasher (White)
    Whirlpool Gold refrigerater (SS)
    Frigidaire 32" coil cooktop (SS)
    Hood vent (no clue but looks like just a standard)
  • Existing floor: Saltillo tiles
  • Wall: Wallpaper remained good intact for over 30 yrs., there was no need to be removed. The wall was texturized and painted over.