Friday, April 18, 2008

tuckturn's Kitchen

Somersby and more

Contact: tuckturn (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Jan 5, 08
Link to kitchen photos:

  • DIY
  • Cabinets: Somersby cabinet, cherry "nutmeg" finish, Lia door style.
    (Ordered from and saved thousands of dollars compared to Diamond brand (virtually identical product)).
  • Countertop: "Verde Marinace" granite. To us it feels like the riverbed of a Yosemite stream in spring.
  • Backsplash: full backsplash is also "Verde Marinace" granite. ????? The short backsplash: We prefer it over full backsplash since we want see softer and warmer feel of painted wall with a custom color.
  • Flooring: Bolivian rosewood floor
  • Appliances:
    - Thermador 36" Harmony Pro all gas range w/ griddle
    - Thermador 42" PH hood with 1400cfm remote blower
    - Jenn Air diswasher
    - Sharp over-the-counter microwave
    - KitchenAid warming drawer (the lower right drawer in this picture is actually the warming drawer - it's hidden behind a regular wood drawer front.)
    - Magic Chef 24" wine cooler
    - Sharp Microwave, the height is ~14", and the wall cabinet above it is 24" high while the ones beside are 36" high. since our wall cabinets are 18" above the countertop, so the microwave is 16" above, or 2" closer.
    - we decided to replace our 7 year old white Kenmore fridge later
  • Skylight: we hired a contractor to install the 2x4 skylight on the roof, but I built the tunnel after that.
  • Faucets: both are Danze in brushed nickle
  • Wall paint: The orange color is HomeDepot Behr color "Indian Paintbrush" to match the cabinet and countertop.
  • Pendant lights: from The brand is "Forte" but don't remember the model#. I paid around $100 for all three.
  • Bay window: Milguard vinyl bay window, size 6'x3.5', about 18" deep.
  • Bay window sill: again Verde Marinace granite
  • Glass doors: custom made by a shop in Ohio (found in internet, forgot the name). We chose the green inserts in the middle, trying to match the counter top color.
From category checklist: Kitchen_Budget: medium
Kitchen_DIY: Do-It-Yourself
Kitchen_Size: Medium
Kitchen_Floor_Plan: No
Kitchen_Shape:L+Peninsula: yes
Kitchen_Style:Contemporary: yes
Kitchen_Style:Traditional: yes
Kitchen_Ceiling_Height: <= 8ft
Cabinet_Composition:SolidWood: yes
Cabinet_Composition:Wood:Cherry: yes
Cabinet_Finish:Stained: yes
Cabinet_Shade:Medium_Wood: yes
CabMfg: Sombersby
CounterGranite: yes
Counter_Granite_Text: Verde Marinace
Counter_Mixed: No
Counter_Unique: Yes
CounterColor_Green: yes
App_Kenmore: yes
App_KitchenAid: yes
Appl_Magic_Chef: yes
Appl_Thermador: yes
Appliance_Color:Stainless: yes
Appliance_Color:White_Cream: yes
Floor_Wood: yes
FaucetMfg: Danze
SinkMfg: Branco
SinkComp:Stainless: yes
Feature11: Bay Window
Feature18: Bread Drawer
Feature23: Corner Sink
Feature28: Filtered Water Faucet
Feature33: Gourmet/Professional
Feature95: Lazy Susan
Feature48: Lighting: Pendant
Feature49: Lighting: Recessed
Feature51: Lighting: Under Cabinet
Feature60: Peninsula with Seating
Feature68: Prep Sink
Feature70: Rollout Trays
Feature115: Sink >30"wide
Feature109: Stone
Feature81: Trash Pullout
Feature94: UCFrig
Feature87: Warming Drawer
Feature97: Water Filter
Feature91: Wine Cooler