Wednesday, January 16, 2008

soonermagic's Kitchen

New Marble & Soapstone Kitchen

Posted on Nov 13, 2007 by soonermagic
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  • Cabinets: Site-built custom cabinets by a local carpenter; beaded inset
  • Cabinet hardware: Emtek in Silver Patina
  • Perimeter Countertop: Ice Flower Soapstone
  • Island Countertop: Carerra Marble
  • Backsplash: Subway tiles with a beveled edge by Adex (, purchased at Home Depot Expo
  • Appliances:
  • Range: Bertazzoni 36-in, 5 burner, painted white
  • Dishwasher: Fisher & Paykel dishdrawers
  • Microwave: Sharp Micro Drawer
  • Fridge: GE Profile french door, counter-depth
  • Hood: Vent-a-hood hood liner
  • Floor: Walnut hardwoods, in 3, 4, and 5 inch widths, no stain, just poly'ed
  • Faucets (main & prep): Hamat Julianne, with sidespray. Paired with Hamat Country soap dispenser
  • Main Sink: Franke Orca
  • Island Sink: Ticor S905
  • Pendant Lights: Westelm
  • Paint color: Walls are Sherwin Williams' Pavillion Beige; Cabinets are Sherwin Williams' Alabaster

This kitchen, while not a true "period" kitchen by any stretch of the imagination, we did try very hard to reflect and evoke the feeling of a certain period. This kitchen is part of a new construction … a tear down in a neighborhood built slowly between the late 1920's to 1940's. We did not want the house to scream "new construction" and look out of place in the neighborhood. The exterior and the interior look more like a well preserved and updated/remodeled older home than a brand-new house. To accomplish that in the kitchen, we went with inset cabinets with simple lines, took the cabinets up to the ceiling, used hardwoods in the kitchen, chose the Bertazzoni range because it's reminscent of a 1940s O'Keefe and Merit that I once had, and used classic countertop materials--marble and soapstone.