Sunday, March 23, 2008

lynninnewmexico's Kitchen

Southwestern Hacienda Kitchen Remodel

Contact: lynninnewmexico (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Feb 16, 08
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  • Cabinets: Knotty Cherry from Brookhaven. The cooktop cab and two flanking pull-out cabs are in a darker stain (espresso brown).
  • Countertops: Silestone in Dark Canyon.
  • Backsplash: field tile is Crema Marfil tumbled marble 4x4" with 2x2" accent tiles and 1x1" travertine framing tiles, all from Interceramic Tile.
    Fireback is real cast iron... and it's heavy! I believe it weighs 34 lbs. It has several coats of a clear spray sealant over it, put on by our painter.
  • Appliances:
    ~ Fridge is a 42" French door Kitchen Aid.
    ~ Double oven is from KA, also.
    Cooktop is a Dacor gas model.
    Microwave drawer from Sharp. It has a kind of Bluemotion on them for soft opening and closing, which is automatic. Just give it a nudge or a tug and it opens and closes by itself. Easy to clean, too.
  • Hanging pendant is from Hudson Valley Lighting, in their Randolph line.
  • Sink: Blanco silgranit double sink in Anthracite (kind of a soft black).
  • Faucets: both are Kohler: the Vinnata and the Wellspring (for our R/O drinking water).
  • Counter stools are from Brookline and are rubberwood done in a cherry finish with black leather upholstery.
  • Clock is an old one that I antiqued black.
  • Hanging from the window is a chile ristra (real dried red chiles that we use in cooking out here).

  • Budget: High_End
  • Size: Medium
  • Floor_Plan: yes
  • Shape:U
  • Style: Old World
  • Style: Southwestern
  • Ceiling_Height: >8ft
  • Cabinet: SolidWood Cherry, stained, satin
  • Cabinet_Shade:Dark_Wood
  • CabColor_Mixed: Yes
  • CabMfg: Brookhaven
  • Counter:Quartz
  • CounterColor: Black
  • App_Dacor
  • App_KitchenAid
  • Appl_Sharp - microwave drawer
  • Appliance_Color:Black
  • Appliance_Color:Wood
  • Appliance_Paneled: yes
  • Floor: Brick
  • FaucetMfg: Kohler
  • SinkMfg: Blanco
  • SinkComp: Silgranit
  • Features: Beverage Center/Bar, Blumotion, Bookshelf, Corner Sink, Counter >28"wide, Counter-depth Frig, Cutting Board Storage, Dish Drawer, Exposed Stone/Brick, Filtered Water Faucet, Frameless Cabinets, Full Extension Drawers, Glass Doors, Gourmet/Professional, Custom Hood, Knife Drawer, Lazy Susan, Lighting: Above Cabinet, Lighting: Pendant, Lighting: Recessed, Lighting: Under Cabinet, Microwave Drawer, Peninsula with Seating, Prep Area (Multiple), Pullout Pantry, Rollout Trays, Spice Storage, Trash Pullout, Tray Divider, Unique Window, Water Filter, adobe walls, wood ceiling,wood beams, hand-carved wood ceiling corbels, unusual backsplash (34 lb. cast iron fireback inset into it)

Ours is a hacienda-style, all adobe home in the mountains of New Mexico between Santa Fe & Albuquerque. Our goal was to create a kitchen that would give us the Old World look in keeping with the rest of the house but with the modern amenities we need, since we're a family who loves to cook and entertain.

Although the cherry cabs and brick floors do look dark in some of the pictures, in reality, this room faces south and west and is very light and bright with all our big windows. The dark cabs actually are actually very restful on the eyes here. We worked hard to keep our new kitchen beautiful, but not so busy that it would distract from our beautiful mountain views and the artwork we wanted to include in here.

Our Builder/GC built a wood frame over the premounted Vent-a-Hood liner he'd already put in/up. He then added some drywall to it. Then an artisan came in, who specializes in these kind of things and carved up the frame and hand-troweled on plaster. There's no paint on this hood; it's all some kind of special plaster that cures into this smooth, beautiful finish. It actually looks different at various times of the day. It's really kind of cool.


jtsgranite4us' Kitchen

Vyarra Extra granite kitchen

Contact: jtsgranite4us (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Feb 16, 08
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  • Cabinets: custom built cherry. Doors are from Decore-ative Specialties; the "Sheffield" series in select cherrywood (guaranteed to be free of sapwood). We wanted a uniform rich cherry color so we had the cabinets stained in "Traditional Cherry" by Varathane.
  • Countertops: Vyarra Extra granite countertop with the "waterfall" edge.
  • Backsplash: Vyarra Extra granite. The backsplash on the range wall runs horizontially.
  • Hardware: knobs and pulls were purchased from Lowe's and are a rustic antique bronze. They only project out 7/8" which is another reason we chose them.
  • Floors: 16"x24" limestone tiles
  • Stools: Ashley Furniture's Prairie View Collection, bar height version (30" high).

Kitchen dimensions: somewhat narrow at 10'3"x24'
The breakfast bar is 18"x54". It overhangs 10" and is 42 1/" from the floor.


hest88's Kitchen

Black and white and green kitchen

Contact: hest88 (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Oct 1, 07
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  • Cabinets: Crystal Quest cabinets in Frosty White
  • Countertop: Cambrian black antique granite
  • Floor: Marmoleum in Silver Shadow
  • Appliances:
    - 30" BlueStar RNB in white
    - 36" Broan Rangemaster 60000 hood, 1200 cfm
    - Miele Diamante dishwasher
  • Kindred US1930/90RK/E sink (the Estate series 30" one)
  • Danze Sonora two handle pull-down faucet (which we got super-cheap at an Amazon sale)
  • Insinkerator Evolution Compact disposal and airswitch
  • KitchenAid KSCS25FTMS refrigerator
  • Paint: SW Filmy Green and Greek Villa
  • Hardware: Sonoma Hardware (eBay store) knobs in pewter, Restoration hardware pulls in brushed nickel, and one splurge Turnstyle Designs frog knob from Hardware Hut
  • Lighting - Elko 5" fluorescent recessed, one Hudson Valley pendant, and some cheap fluorescent undercabs that the lighting store picked out.

Kitchen is 11.5 x 13, with 8.5 ft ceilings.


arc1017's Kitchen

White Kitchen with Cherry Island

Posted by arc1017 on Fri, Feb 15, 08
Link to arc1017's Gardenweb Kitchen Post
Link to arc1017's Finished Kitchen Photos

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  • Cabinets: All custom by a local shop here on Long Island, applied moulding/raised panel doors. The perimeter is maple with a MDF center panel...based on the cabinet maker's recommendation to avoid the usual cracking with an old house, non-air conditioned. That was a BM color, ?? grey, can't remember the exact color name but I could look it up, and they are treated with a brown glaze. The island, 4x8, is solid cherry with mahogany stain.
  • Granite: Wild Sea from ABC Stone based in Brooklyn, also in Westbury where we found our slabs.
  • Wall Color: BM Sag Harbor Grey
  • Backsplash: Florida Tile 3x6 in Parchment
  • Leaded Glass: Andersen Art Glass Diamond Lights
  • Island Stools: Awesome deal from Ballard last summer- $79. each!
  • Handles: Baldwin Melon series in Satin Nickel
  • Appliances: Thermador Pro Harmony 36" all gas range, SubZero 736TCI refrigerator, Dacor electric/pure convection wall oven and microwave, Miele dishwasher, Best by Broan 42" island hood, Everpure water filter system under sink.
  • Faucet: Rohl/Perrin and Rowe with filtered water tap and soap pump
  • Sink: Franke GNX 120: It's a huge double sink. Left is 10" deep, right is 7" deep. I have no problems with splashing, in fact I think the faucet is just so perfectly designed that the water seems to fall in the perfect place. I know that sounds strange but it's such a difference from the Moen down in the basement into my other 10" deep sink. Splashes all over the place!
  • Floor: 5" wide plank red oak. You see in the pics how we transitioned from old to new. It's one of my favorite parts of the renovation!
  • Ceiling Fan: From HD
We expanded from what was two rooms: kitchen and glass-surrounded breakfast room. (previous owners enclosed the porch and put a real foundation under it as an extension.) The breakfast room, which housed the west wall of the house making it literally unbearable all summer, is what convinced us to make it all one room with much less glass. The new space became 20 x 15, all kitchen. We got rid of the kitchen table, but we have a dining room on the north side of the house. The kitchen and DR are separated by a 42" high half-wall which we treated with matching wild sea granite. That half-wall has KM natural oak cabinets which open into the DR. They don't match but they blend into the floor so it's all good.

CabinetsBase >24"deep
CabinetsBase >36"high
CabinetsWall >12"deep
Ceiling Fan
Counter-depth Frig
Drawer Dividers
File Drawer
Filtered Water Faucet
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Horizontal Lift Doors
Ice Machine
Island with Seating
Lazy Susan
LightingUnder Cabinet
Message Center/Desk
Peninsula without Seating
Plug inside Cabinet
Sink >30"wide
Soap Dispenser
Spice Storage
Trash Pullout
Tray Divider
Water Filter
Window Seat
Wine Storage
 Other TextPocket Doors on Desk/armoire, Seeded glass, granite windowsill, pencil drawer,


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

boyurboy's Kitchen

Galley Kitchen with Maple Cabinets and Volga Blue Granite

Posted by boyurboy on Sat, Feb 16, 08
Link to boyurboy's Kitchen Photos

  • Cabinets: Merillat Masterpiece, Landis door style, maple, chestnut finish
  • Countertops: Volga Blue granite
  • Appliances:
    Kenmore elite cooktop (from old kitchen
    Kenmore range hood (rebadged broan 64000)
    Whirlpool and ge ovens (whirlpool from old kitchen)
    Amana fridge (also from old kitchen)
    Vinotemp wine chiller
    Insinkerator insta-hot
  • Sinks: Ticor from Galaxy Tool (wonderful experience!)
  • Faucets: Moen Trianna in stainless at main sink
  • Floor Tile: Dal-Tile Terra Antiqa (color "Oro")
Counter-to-Ceiling Cabinet
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Instant Hot Water
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Peninsula with Seating
Trash Pullout
Tray Divider
Walk-in Pantry
Wine Cooler


Monday, March 10, 2008

cat_mom's Kitchen

cat_mom's finished kitchen

Posted by cat_mom on Sun, Feb 17, 08
Link to cat_mom's Gardenweb Finished Kitchen Post
Link to cat_mom's Finished Kitchen Photos
Link to cat_mom's Kitchen Photos

Our KD was David Jefferson of Saddlewood Designs in Sparkill, NY. Excellent designer! (This is his own business with his brother Nick.)


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

pegkip's Kitchen

Bella Cucina Kitchen

Contact: pegkip (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Feb 17, 08
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  • Cabinets & Trim - custom knotty alder
  • Countertop - Selina Gold Limestone (+ enhancing sealer). The color is butter yellow and the veins are a brownish-orange, like our terracotta floors
  • Backsplash - custom marble mosaic + Architerra seconds behind range
  • Range Hood - antique firepit flue from a hacienda retrofitted locally with vent fan, lights, hanging rail.
  • Sink - hand hammered copper; Monterrey, Mexico
  • Faucets - Pegasus 1 Hole Kitchen Faucet with Spray - Oil Rubbed Bronze Model G-4230-LM7-ORB; Westbrass ORB cold water dispenser
  • Lighting - FALB Firenze (we haven't hung the one over the sink yet); portfolio track light over bar
  • Range - Bertazzoni 6-burner
  • Appliances - Bosch
  • Knobs - Liberty ORB 10 pk
  • Floor - Supersannini Terracotta


Sunday, March 02, 2008

bigdaddybondo's Kitchen

pics of renovations

Contact: bigdaddybondo (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Feb 8, 08
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  • Cabinets: Thomasville, Eden. Cherry stain.
  • Countertop: Giallo Ornamental granite
  • Appliances: Thermador, U-Line, Wolf
  • Faucet: Kohler Fairfax
  • Sink: Elkay stainless apron sink (Kohler in bath)
  • Features: Apron Sink, Bar with Seating, Beverage Center/Bar, Broom Closet, Cabinets: Base >24"deep, Cabinets: Wall >12"deep, Counter-depth Frig, Garden Window, Glass Doors, Gourmet/Professional, Lazy Susan, Message Center/Desk, Sink >30"wide, Soap Dispenser, Spice Storage, Toe Kick Heater, TV, Warming Lights, Wine Storage


lovemyboys' Kitchen

my finished kitchen

Contact: lovemyboys (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Feb 6, 08
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  • Cabinets: custom, painted a custom off white color. (This was the hardest decision by far... my painter hated me but sat and mixed paint for two days while I vetoed colors.)
  • Countertop: Imperial Gold granite
  • Backsplash: Jeruselum Gold limestone with Walker Zanger Fleur-de-lis accents
  • Knobs: Top Knobs Normandy collection
  • Floor: ivory premium travertine
  • Appliances: Kitchen Aid fridge, Wolf AG range, Dacor oven and micro, Miele dw (existing and what started the remodel since my 1978 whirlpool died)
  • Floor Mosaic: Fleur-de-lis mosaic from Tesserae Mosaics in New Mexico. This is on the ground below the bar sink.
  • Lighting: The chandeliers are one of my favorite features and my DH wasn't thrilled either. That was a direct steal from sharb's kitchen (along with the beadboard and shelves in the pantry). They came from Murray Feiss and I have similar crystal accented lighting features in my bathroom, hall and DR.
We moved our kitchen from what is now the bar area, enlarged our dining room (not pictured), and added on a tiny bit for some extra storage. We moved 2 load bearing walls and redid every single room downstairs. Replaced our breakfast nook area which looked into our family room with the kitchen and island.

The layout of my room is hard to picture. If you are standing at the sink you look out into my family room. The wall that the chairs back to is the wall of my bar area. If you stand at the bar with the sink to the left, wine fridge and desk behind, you look out at the tv. The desk and bar area are across from my pantry and fridge. Hope that makes sense.

My island is 10 feet long and curved. The overhang ranges from 12-18". 2 cabinets under the island access the sink since there are so many components! My contractor and plumber said it reminded them of a ship's helm.

My inspirations were ArtTeacher_NJ, sharb (you will see some plagarism from her beautiful kitchen) and everyone else on the finished kitchen blog with white cabs!