Sunday, November 16, 2008

gglks' Kitchen

Classic White and Chestnut Kitchen with a twist

Contact: gglks (My Page)
Posted on Sat, Nov 15, 08
Link to kitchen photos:


  • Cabinets - Omega/Dynasty Wyatt door style in pearl. Island is alder/chestnut
  • Countertops - Costa Esmerelda granite
  • Backsplash - by Elon tile - raised alabaster basketweave with ming green.
  • Hardware - Restoration Hardware - Gilmore pull and plain knob
  • Lights - Ballard Designs - "Westport pendant" in silvered glass
  • Sink - Kohler Verity stainless farmhouse sink
  • Faucet - Price Pfister Treviso
  • Appliances -
    cooktop: Thermador 6 burner
    microwave: Bosch convection
    all others: Jenn-Air
  • Paint - Sherwin Williams grecian ivory
Kitchen dimensions:
The dimensions are 21 1/2 ft by 14 1/2 ft. based on kitchen designing rules, our aisles are a little tight.....3 ft between sink and island and 42 inch between refrige wall and island (which has seating). I am a one cook household so the sink being close to the island is actually perfect for me. As far as the aisle with seating, the wine cooler and one pantry are behind the stools. Sad to say, but the wine cooler is my one area that is a little tight to get into!!!

Banquette details:
The banquette is 8 ft. by 5 1/2 ft. - that was basically the space we had to work with. I put a base cabinet and then a wall cabinet that comes down to the counter in the corner (right next to the banquette) for cookbooks, junk and crafts for the kids. Since the base cabinet is 18 inches, that is what we decided for the depth of the seat. The contractor built a sloped back which is 3 inches so the actually seat is 15 inches deep. We also had 3 inch cushions made which I totally recommend. It is very comfortable for us. We had to work with certain restrictions so you might want to make the seat deeper....say a 22 inch seat with a 4 inch sloping back. My contractor had me sit in different chairs to determine what would work for us.

Air Switch
Apron Sink
Banquette Seating
Bench Seating
Beverage Center/Bar
Bread Drawer
Drawer Dividers
Glass Doors
Custom Hood
Island with Seating
Knife Drawer
Lazy Susan
LightingUnder Cabinet
Rollout Trays
Soap Dispenser
Spice Storage
Trash Pullout
Tray Divider
Unique Window
Warming Drawer
Wine Cooler