Tuesday, June 17, 2008

tyrak's Kitchen

finally finished

Contact: tyrak (My Page)
Posted on Sat, May 31, 08
Link to kitchen photos: http://s161.photobucket.com/albums/t228/tvsmij/House%20photos/

  • Maple cabinets, mission style w/ginger finish
  • Ginormous Copper sink bought from mexicopper.com off of ebay
  • Cement countertop we did ourselves
  • appliances are all Kenmore elite from Sears
  • Floors and backsplash are porcelain tiles
  • Pendent lights were from Lowes
  • Main lights were from Home Depot

From category checklist:
Kitchen_Budget: Middle
Kitchen_DIY: Do-It-Yourself
Kitchen_Size: Small
Kitchen_Floor_Plan: No
Kitchen_Shape:Straight: yes
Kitchen_Style:Contemporary: yes
Kitchen_Ceiling_Height: <8ft>
Cabinet_Composition:Wood:Maple: yes
Cabinet_Finish:Stained: yes
Cabinet_Finish_Other_Text: ginger
Cabinet_Color:Brown: yes
Counter_Concrete: yes
Counter_Mixed: No
Counter_Unique: Yes
CounterColor_Black: yes
App_Kenmore: yes
Appliance_Color:Stainless: yes
Floor_Porcelain/Ceramic: yes
FaucetMfg: Hansgrohe
SinkMfg: handmade/mexicopper.com
SinkComp:Copper: yes
Feature06: Apron Sink
Feature108: Broom Closet
Feature21: Coffee Center
Feature31: Full Extension Drawers
Feature34: Custom Hood
Feature35: Ice Machine
Feature95: Lazy Susan
Feature48: Lighting: Pendant
Feature99: Pullout Pantry
Feature70: Rollout Trays
Feature87: Warming Drawer


vwhippiechick's Kitchen

Hippiechick's DIY kitchen- ''Are they ever really finished?''

Contact: vwhippiechick (My Page)
Posted on Thu, May 29, 08
Link to kitchen photos: http://s260.photobucket.com/albums/ii22/vwhippiechick/

  • Mouser Custom Cabinetry - Creme Distressed with Square Inset Coventry doors and Knotty Alder with Russett stain Square Inset Amity Doors
  • Paint - Cafe by Devine (THE most difficult choice)
  • Electrolux Icon 36" Dual Fuel Range (lovelovelove it!)
  • Electrolux Icon 36" Vent Hood
  • Tapmaster - toekick activation (the best recommendation by GW'ers)
  • Samsung French Door Refrigerator
  • Asko Prostyle (whatever that means) dishwasher
  • Danze Parma Prerinse stainless steel faucet (aesthetic is so-so but function is exceptional)
  • Danze Parma SS soap/lotion dispenser
  • Travertine Floors (running bond pattern) "Premium Noce" 18"x18" from Lowe's (killer deal on these)
  • Soapstone Counters - Amazon prefab'd by Maine Soapstone (great company-did exactly what they said they would)
  • Ticor single bowl sink (another great recommendation from this forum)
  • Stainless Steel Quilted backsplash - Ebay vendor -Rigidized Metals (great customer service)
  • Lisbon Linen - curtain fabric
  • Berenson Hardware - cup pulls and knobs
From the old kitchen:
  • Chandelier from Lowe's
  • Freestanding island with butcherblock top from local furniture store
  • Vintage Hoosier Kitchen cabinet - wedding gift from grandmother
From category checklist:
Kitchen_Budget: Middle
Kitchen_DIY: Do-It-Yourself
Kitchen_Size: Medium
Kitchen_Floor_Plan: No
Kitchen_Shape:L+Island: yes
Kitchen_Style:Eclectic: yes
Kitchen_Ceiling_Height: >8ft
Cabinet_Composition:SolidWood: yes
Cabinets_Refaced: No
Cabinet_Composition:Wood:Alder: yes
Cabinet_Composition:Wood:Maple: yes
Cabinet_Finish:Stained: yes
Cabinet_Finish:Painted: yes
Cabinet_Color:White/Cream: yes
Cabinet_Shade:Medium_Wood: yes
CabColor_Mixed: Yes
Cabinet_Manufacturer: Mouser custom cabinetry
Counter_Soapstone: yes
CounterWood_Butcherblock: yes
Counter_Mixed: Yes
Counter_Unique: No
CounterColor_Black: yes
App_Asko: yes
App_Electrolux: yes
Appl_Samsung: yes
Appliance_Color:Stainless: yes
Floor_Travertine: yes
FaucetMfg: Danze
SinkMfg: Ticor
SinkComp:Stainless: yes
Feature23: Corner Sink
Feature116: Dish Drawer
Feature31: Full Extension Drawers
Feature37: Inset Doors
Feature40: Island: Movable
Feature43: Island without Seating
Feature48: Lighting: Pendant
Feature106: Plug inside Cabinet
Feature99: Pullout Pantry
Feature72: Sink tilt-out tray
Feature112: Skylight
Feature73: Soap Dispenser
Feature109: Stone
Feature76: Tapmaster


Friday, June 06, 2008

mamadadapaige's Kitchen

Off White kitchen

Contact: mamadadapaige (My Page)
Posted on Thu, May 29, 08
Link to kitchen photos: http://s301.photobucket.com/albums/nn62/mamadadapaige/?action=view&current=a7dad629.pbw

  • Cabinets: Crown Point of New Hampshire. The color is antique white. I painted my baseboards and trim the same color and the corresponding color which is a good match is Benjamin Moore Lancaster Whitewash. The latches are very easy... you do have to actually turn them but it is effortless. I really like the look. It was a pricey upgrade so I only put them on the upper cabinets.
  • Countertops: Ocean Green granite from Gerrity Stone in Woburn, Mass. I had them honed. This was a soapstone alternative as the soapstone slabs I saw didn't appeal to me and I chickened out on the patina issue and ultimately didn't think I could handle dings / scratches etc.
    The butcherblock countertop is from Grothouse Lumber out of Pennsylvania (which I found from other GW'ers... THANKS a million... I love this probably more than anything else!!). It is end grain brazilian cherry. I opted for the food friendly finish so I will have to maintain it with mineral oil. I plan to chop right on it... haven't done that yet, will probably be a little while before I have the gumption to do so.
    The countertop width on either side of the range is 24".
  • Backsplash: Walker Zanger Gramercy Park 2" x 6" field tiles in Bone China. They have a crackle finish.
  • Hood: Rangecraft out of New Jersey. The style I went for is called Taconic.
  • Floor: random width quartersawn White Oak with a stain.
  • Sink: Elkay Avado. It was the biggest I could get for my sink base size which couldn't be bigger than it is for a variety of reasons. It is 21" x 15" x 8" deep.
  • Faucet: Rohl LS57LSTN Modern Architectural Side Lever Pulldown High Spout Kitchen Faucet in polished nickel. Purchased from Home and Stone.
  • Chandelier: Visual Comfort TOB5003 Thomas O'Brien BRYANT LARGE CHANDELIER. Purchased through New York Lighting.

Background Information:
Kitchen dimensions:
the kitchen itself is about 16.5' x 12'.
Island is
44" x 74".
Dining/kitchen area is about 21' x 17'.

One tip I want to pass on: if you notice the cabinets to the left of my sink because I have three drawers over a pair of two drawers they had to build it as one unit (so less of those seams where one box meets the next). I had originally planned to have the drawers on top the same size as the drawers below but that would have meant two box units instead of one. Just wanted to pass this along. I think if you can find ways to get them to build larger units so you have fewer seams this is good.

Appliance Garage
Bay Window
Beverage Center/Bar
Bread Drawer
Counter >28"wide
Counter-depth Frig
Counter-to-Ceiling Cabinet
Drawer Dividers
Filtered Water Faucet
Full Extension Drawers
Garden Window
Custom Hood
Inset Doors
Island with Seating
Knife Drawer
LightingUnder Cabinet
Microwave Drawer
Open Shelving
Spice Storage
Toe Kick Heater
Trash Pullout
Unique Window
Water Filter