Friday, December 19, 2008

loves2cook4six's Kitchen

Eclectic Contemporary Kitchen with Two-Tone Cabinets

Contact: loves2cook4six (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Nov 20, 08
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets custom built by AYR Cabinetry out of Nappanee Indiana (they ship country wide). They're a mix of maple and Cherry with walnut accents. A shameless plug for them - they were FANTASTIC to work for, nothing was impossible and I don't have a single filler or wasted inch in the entire kitchen!
  • All new custom cabinets (slab doors) in 3 finishes (maple, cherry and walnut) with mortise-and-tenon cabinet frames and French dovetailed, hand-fitted drawers and catalyzed hand wiped finishes. All cabinet backs are 1/2" and all shelves are 3/4"
  • Custom color finishes to match (eyes downcast) laminate chips whose colors I liked together
  • Boxes are all maple and the inside stain is the same as all the other maple even where the doors are cherry
  • Nearly all drawers in the base cabinets except for corner units, under the sinks and trash. Drawer depths were 100% customizable to fit the contents. (HD could not accommodate this)
  • Panels for the fridge, freezer and two dishwashers
  • Two way trash pullout accessible from both sides of the island (HD could not accommodate this)
  • Pullout pantry tower with toe kick release
  • Angled pantry cabinet with two doors
  • Angled base cabinet and angled upper display cabinet
  • Angled corner cabinet
  • 30" deep cabinets in the base and ALL the space is usable as custom made drawers go all the way back
  • 15" deep upper cabinets
  • Spice drawer with "hidden drawers" above to maintain line of drawers visually
  • Bread drawer with Plexiglas cover
  • Glass inset doors on some of the uppers with glass shelves in those cabinets
  • Wine glass rack in upper cabinet
  • 4 Toe kick drawers
  • Custom-made can storage drawers
  • Soft close Blum blumotion drawer guides on every drawer
  • Soft close on all the doors
  • 5 Custom cherry/walnut intarsia doors
  • 2 Magic Corner II units
  • 2 tilt outs under sink
  • Tray storage above ovens deep enough to hold trays in double depth
  • two hidden cutting boards that pop out - one next to the fridge and one above the microwave
  • Instead of a cabinet filler, I also have a small area where I store a step stool. The door from the trash cabinet was made wider to cover this storage area.
  • 3 cm granite – Marona Cohiba - gorgeous, with floating bar and custom stainless steel corbels
  • Plugmold which we installed on angled trim
  • Miele all refrigerator and all freezer - originally GE Monogram but we had huge issues so we replaced them with Miele units.
  • Plumbing to move freezer water line
  • De Dietrich induction cooktop from Salon Blue Ridge (fantastic to work with)
  • Miele Double ovens with tray cabinet above
  • Futurofuturo hood with 900 cfm,
  • Relocated every appliance except fridge. Put separate freezer in butler’s pantry
  • Relocated cleanup sink and installed prep sink,
  • Ran water supply and drain for a prep sink,
  • Built out a butler’s pantry into the garage space
  • 2 Miele dishwashers (one was our old one which we repanelled and the new one is the Optima
  • Sharp Microwave drawer,
  • Kludi(prep) and eBay faucet (Cleanup)
  • Blanco Sigranite sinks
  • Water chiller and instant hot dispenser and tank
  • Dual hot/cold water faucet
  • 4 built in soap dispensers Delta Brizo
  • 2 air switches
  • Dual tapmaster works prep sink from both sides of island
  • Tapmaster for clean up sink
  • Recessed lighting as well as pucks in the upper cabinets,
  • Undercabinet lighting,
  • Custom glass island light pendants,
  • 21 knobs and 60 pulls in stainless steel
  • 1 Soho Manhandle – a total splurge!!
  • Moved and replaced the kitchen window
  • Moved the sliding patio door and rebuilt the concrete step on the patio
  • Custom can storage (the two upper drawers are hidden behind the lower one so it lines up with all the other drawers)
  • Pot hanger
  • My absolute fav cabinet - the pullout pantry next to the ovens. It holds the Tupperware containers perfectly and when I pull it out I have EVERYTHING I need for baking right at my fingertips
  • Cab above the ovens. It's 30" deep and holds SOOOO much
  • Pot drawers
  • Corner unit
  • Two way trash pullout
  • Toe kick drawers
  • Cleanup area and fridge
Air Switch
Baking Center
Baking Drawer
Bar with Seating
Bread Drawer
Butler Pantry
Cabinets: Base >24"deep
Cabinets: Wall >12"deep
Cabinets: Wall >36"high
Counter >28"wide
Counter-depth Frig
Counter-to-Ceiling Cabinet
Cutting Board Storage
Dish Drawer
Drawer Dividers
Filtered Water Faucet
Frameless Cabinets
Full Extension Drawers
Garden Window
Glass Doors
Induction Cooktop
Instant Hot Water
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Tech
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Microwave Drawer
Peninsula: Multilevel
Peninsula with Seating
Plug inside Cabinet
Pot Rack
Prep Area (Multiple)
Prep Sink
Pullout Pantry
Reach-in Pantry
Rollout Trays
Sink tilt-out tray
Soap Dispenser
Spice Storage
Step Stool Pullout
Toe Kick Drawer
Trash Foot Pedal
Trash Pullout
Tray Divider
Unique Hardware
Water Filter
Custom can Storage
Haefele Magic Corner II units
Base drawers
Custom 28" drawers to fit 30" cabinets
Wine glass storage


DebSan said...

Since the first time I saw your kitchen on GW, my jaw has been on the floor. It's amazing I love how you've made contemporary style your own unique and sophisticated living space.
I hope you're loving it as much as I do. DebSan, San Diego

Floratha said...

This is a wonderful cabinet adventure. Gutsy and successful. Wish I'd seen it months ago.