Saturday, January 26, 2008

hoffman's Kitchen

Soapstone, white cabs, green subway tile

Contact: hoffman (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Jan 26, 08
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: DuraSupreme, white painted finish with no glaze. (I think the door style is called Monterey)
  • Countertops: Belvedere soapstone counters and windowsills from M. Teixeira
  • Backsplash: Adex green crackle subway tile (
  • Brazilian Cherry floors
  • Shaw's farmhouse sink
  • Perrin & Rowe faucet and soap dispenser
  • Rejuvenation light fixtures and doorbell chimes
  • GE profile white appliances
  • Classic accents pushbutton switches
  • Pottery Barn phone
  • Ballard Designs Coventry banquettes with custom fabric
  • Williams Sonoma marble table
  • Pottery Barn bar stools
  • Glass cabinet knobs and door knobs from House of Antique Hardware
  • Restoration hardware bin pulls
  • BM "Beacon Gray" paint - depending on the light, it looks pale blue or even purple-ish.
  • BM chalkboard paint
  • Flor carpet tile
  • Sharp TV


sergeyp's Kitchen

new kitchen completed

Contact: sergeyp (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Jan 20, 08
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets - Rockglen line, Natural Cherry w/ Chocolate Glaze, Bristol door style, 93" high
  • Countertops - California Gold granite
  • Backslash - Nebraska Almond 6x6 tile (with 6x6 Deco)
  • Floor - Nebraska Almond 12x12 tile
  • Sink - Kindred Estate US1925/90R/E
  • Refrigerator - Maytag, MTB1504ARS
  • Dishwasher - Bosch, SHX43C05UC
  • Range - Bosch Electric Range HES3052U
  • Microwave - Bosch HMV9305
  • Faucet - Grohe 33.939.000 Europlus II 2-spray Pull-Out
  • Erator - InSink Evolution Compact with Sink Top Switch STS00
  • Air gap - Blanco 930-120 Deluxe Air Gap
  • Soap dispenser - Grohe 28.751.000 Deluxe XL Soap/Lotion Dispenser
  • Under cabinet lighting - UFL12SL, UFL22SL
  • Cabinet lighting - R03703 Gold Mini Downlight (halogen)
  • Recessed lighting - 4" Elco fluorescent


Thursday, January 24, 2008

amck's Kitchen

Finally... Pictures of Lake House Kitchen

Contact: amck (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Jan 9, 08
Link to kitchen photos: http:/

  • CABINETS - Omega/Dynasty, Maple, Marion Slab Doors
    Perimeter cabinets, Pearl finish
    Island cabinets, Denim glaze finish
    From Brock's Plywood Sales
  • CABINET HARDWARE - Top Knobs, Somerset 3CC Cup Pull,& Somerset Flat Faced 1 1/4 Cabinet Knob, Brushed Satin Nickel
    From Direct Door Hardware
  • FAUCET & SPRAY - American Standard Amarilis Heritage Gooseneck in Chrome
    HANDLES - American Standard Iris Porcelain in Chrome
    From Plumbers
  • BAR STOOLS - Holland 30" Contessa Swivel, Black Wrinkle metal, Maple seat in Black
    From Envision Kitchen Design
  • LIGHTING - Schoolhouse Pendants,Rhone fixture w/Shiny Opal shade
    Flushmount over sink,Thurman fixture, Shiny Opal shade
    Sideboard sconces - Umpqua fixture w/extension, Crystal Clear shade
    All Brushed Nickel finishes
    From Rejuvenation Hardware
  • FLOORING - Old Growth Eastern White Pine, 6-18" widths, Plymouth Pumpkin Stain, Tung Oil & Tung Oil/Satin finish
    From Carlisle Wide Plank Floors
  • APPLIANCES -Jenn-Air Pro-Style 30" Dual Fuel Slide-In Range
    Zephyr 30" Breeze II Vent Hood
    Bosch Integra 300 Series Dishwasher
    Amana Side-by-Side Refrigerator
    GE Countertop Microvwave Oven
    All Stainless
    From State Street Discount
  • Soapstone Farmhouse Sink,Perimeter Countertops, Hearth and bar-height on island done in "Original" soapstone
    Soapstone on island at counter-height "Santa Rita" soapstone
    From the Soapstone Works,


Saturday, January 19, 2008

cburch's Kitchen

The Kitchen is finished (almost)!

Contact: cburch (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Jan 17, 08
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets - original; we used quite a bit of Old English to spruce them up
  • Countertop - Verde Butterfly granite
  • Backsplash - Caribe Golden Sienna premium tumbled travertine 6x6 with 2x2 aged iron floral dot inserts (grout sahara tan)
  • Flooring - 12x12 tile Happy Floors - Ocra (the color) with 2x2 aged iron floral dot inserts (grout summer wheat)
  • Sink with stainless double bowl - one side 10" deep, other 8" deep
  • Faucet - Delta Saxoney Pull-out
  • Lighting from Lowe's - replaced main kitchen light - new pendent over sink and wonderful under cabinet lighting
  • Cabinet hardware (something from Lowe's)
  • New stainless appliances:
    - Maytag Ice2O frig (cabinet depth)
    - Frigidaire Slide In Duel Fuel Range (30")
    - Frigidaire 24" Professional Soil Sensing Dishwasher
    - GE Front Loader Wash/Dry w/pedestals (white)
  • Paint - Porter Paint - Greige


Wednesday, January 16, 2008

soonermagic's Kitchen

New Marble & Soapstone Kitchen

Posted on Nov 13, 2007 by soonermagic
Link to soonermagic's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to soonermagic's kitchen photos

  • Cabinets: Site-built custom cabinets by a local carpenter; beaded inset
  • Cabinet hardware: Emtek in Silver Patina
  • Perimeter Countertop: Ice Flower Soapstone
  • Island Countertop: Carerra Marble
  • Backsplash: Subway tiles with a beveled edge by Adex (, purchased at Home Depot Expo
  • Appliances:
  • Range: Bertazzoni 36-in, 5 burner, painted white
  • Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel dishdrawers
  • Microwave: Sharp Micro Drawer
  • Fridge: GE Profile french door, counter-depth
  • Hood: Vent-a-hood hood liner
  • Floor: Walnut hardwoods, in 3, 4, and 5 inch widths, no stain, just poly'ed
  • Faucets (main & prep): Hamat Julianne, with sidespray. Paired with Hamat Country soap dispenser
  • Main Sink: Franke Orca
  • Island Sink: Ticor S905
  • Pendant Lights: Westelm
  • Paint color: Walls are Sherwin Williams' Pavillion Beige; Cabinets are Sherwin Williams' Alabaster

This kitchen, while not a true "period" kitchen by any stretch of the imagination, we did try very hard to reflect and evoke the feeling of a certain period. This kitchen is part of a new construction … a tear down in a neighborhood built slowly between the late 1920's to 1940's. We did not want the house to scream "new construction" and look out of place in the neighborhood. The exterior and the interior look more like a well preserved and updated/remodeled older home than a brand-new house. To accomplish that in the kitchen, we went with inset cabinets with simple lines, took the cabinets up to the ceiling, used hardwoods in the kitchen, chose the Bertazzoni range because it's reminscent of a 1940s O'Keefe and Merit that I once had, and used classic countertop materials--marble and soapstone.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

patti_bee's Kitchen

Another almost finished kitchen

Contact: patti_bee (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Oct 25, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: natural European beech cabinets with walnut trim; custom made locally
  • Countertop: Giallo Ornamental granite
  • Backsplash: Emser 1x2 subways and Oceanside glass tile mosaics
  • Flooring: Cumaru (Brazilian teak) floor
  • GE Monogram cooktop, oven & Advantium
  • Dacor downdraft
  • Frigidaire dishwasher
  • LG FD refrigerator (which is currently freezing my lettuce)
  • Broan trash compactor (which will have a stainless panel)
  • Kohler smart divide sink
  • Moen Showhouse Woodmere faucet
  • 30 inch counters give deeeeep drawers
  • peninsula bookcase
  • Wine refrigerator
  • serving bar
  • pullout pantry
  • Vacusweep in wall
Love the deep drawers. We have 30 inch deep counters on the sink and cooktop legs of the U; it is amazing how much the drawers will hold. Lazy Susan is in the corner. Wine refrigerator is a free-standing one we owned. I was waiting until the copper backsplash showed up but that has been delayed and I just couldn't wait to share the photos.

The space between the end of the peninsula and the pantry cabinet is 5 feet. Our cabinet maker suggested making it this size and I already like it. It will eliminate that bottleneck at the passageway.


Saturday, January 05, 2008

cindylou2006's Kitchen

Finished Kitchen!

Contact: cindylou2006 (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Dec 16, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets- Canyon Creek, knotty alder and painted black
  • Counters- Golden Leaf granite
  • Backsplash - slate tile
  • Flooring- Spotted Gum wood flooring, no stain, just waterlox for the finish. The floors are very hard, great for teens and dog.
  • Fridge- Sub-Zero
  • Range- Dacor Dual Fuel
  • Hood- Vent-a-hood
  • Dishwasher-Bosch
  • Speed Oven/Micro- GE Monogram Advantium
  • Faucets- SS Kohler Vinnata
  • Lights - Quoizel Craftsman Collection. We used them in the entry, nook, diningroom and island.
The island is 4x6 feet with a 12 inch overhang on the 4 ft side. The island legs are 3.5 inches square.

Our hutch is an older pine hutch that we bought with the dining table.


Tuesday, January 01, 2008

pabiabi's Kitchen

It's finally done, my GW inspired kitchen (pics)

Contact: pabiabi (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Dec 17, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: custom made by local craftsman, birch, full inset
  • Counters: Soapstone: M. Teixeira: Brazilian Black; also some maple butcherblock
  • Backsplash: Robinson Thin Brick: English Pub
  • Hardware: Restoration Hardware: Dakota
  • Flooring: simplefloorsdotcom: reclamation plank: indian red
  • Fridge/freezer: Electrolux Icon
  • DWers: KitchenAid
  • Range: Dual Fuel GE Cafe
  • Faucet: scrimped here, some off brand I bought on overstock
  • Paint: BM chesterfield buff with mystic gold glaze over

We added a 700 sf addition that included a kitchen, family room and mud room with a full (partially finished) basement below.

The Brazilian Black soapstone is a lot harder than M. Teixeira's SantaRita.

My chair and ottoman are from Rowe furniture.

The island measures 4x9.


julier1234's Kitchen


Contact: julier1234 (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Nov 3, 07
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Alder
  • Countertop: Concrete, color is "burlap".
  • Backsplash - Alumillenium - antique brass tiles
  • Capital 48' with grill
  • GE Monogram all fridge and freezer
  • GE Monogram beverage fridge
  • Thermador triple (micro/warming/oven)
  • Everpure hot/cold
  • Grohe Ladyluxe
The stained glass pieces were salvaged from one of my father-in-law's restaurants. They were kept in storage for almost 20 years. My husband wanted to get rid of them, but I just couldn't do it.

The island measures 87" x 29". Unfortunately, it has a measly 6" overhang (KD design error). We have 37" between the island and the fridge/cabinet side and 31" between the island and the sink side. My husband and daughter use it for breakfast and people can sit at the stools (saddle style stools) for coffee, etc.

The weight of the hood is carried by flanges at the top of the round pipe that are bolted to wood we attached in the ceiling before we did the drywall. The flanges are hidden now because we plastered over them to hide them. So basically the connection detail is hidden from sight.

The concrete countertop has been wonderful for me. When they installed it, they waxed it. I removed the wax as I like a more matte look. The sealer is apparently a huge secret. This is the company we used - They are local to us. The countertops were made in their warehouse. The color was not custom but one of the company's colors. It's called "burlap". Love it. The counters are extremely smooth and feel satiny. People are absolutely stunned whenever they touch them. We have relatives with concrete counters that say theirs do not feel that way.
The counters are actually 1 1/4 or 1 1/2" (I forgot which), but edges measure out at 2".

The island has a 6" overhang. It's 6" exactly otherwise the fridge would not open all the way.

The hood is 28" above the counter. I thought it might be low, but the fabricator insisted that it was appropriate with our grill (they do commercial restaurant hoods). I have to say we have absolutely no issues odor/smoke/grease wise. The baffles pop into the dishwasher.

The range falls below the countertops, but what you might not realize is that the countertops are 37" high. So....they probably didn't raise or lower anything (a hunch). Yes, the grills are just about flush with the countertops.

The freezer being in a separate location has been great for us. Layout wise, there was no way to put it side by side and I think it would've looked too massive for the size of that section of the kitchen.

The paper towel holder is something I picked up about five years ago at a Bed, Bath & Beyond.