Thursday, July 03, 2008

dmank's Kitchen

finished after 5+ months!!!

Contact: dmank (My Page)
Posted on Sun, Jun 29, 08
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets - local cabinet maker.
    Hardware - knobs from Home Depot. Pulls from Restoration Hardware.
  • Countertop - Soapstone from Expo. LOVE it. My favorite thing.
  • Backsplash: Dalite tile from Expl.
  • Range - Jenn Aire dual fuel with 2 ovens (love the 2 ovens, but it was a pain to install as we had to have a new outlet run and have the gas moved as it was in the wrong place per Jenn Aire's instructions).
  • Micro - Jenn Aire - we use it to vent outside and this was another pain as the microwave vent was about 2 inches off from the vent in the ceiling, but were able to customize some sheet metal).
  • Dishwasher - Jenn Aire. OK, I love the look of it, but we had a couple problems with this. We had to have plumbing moved to accomodate it. A plumbing expense I wasn't ready for. And then it was bent (sideways) and so a couple strips got damaged but then fixed). All is well now.
  • Fridge - LG Cabinet Depth French Door. Like the look of it, but I dropped one of my tupperware containers on the top of the door and bent it a little. They don't make appliances like they used to!!
  • Sink - Blanco stainless.
    Faucet - Brizo. Love the look of it, but the handle on the right turn the wrong way (perhaps this is a European design).

Beverage Center/Bar
Bread Drawer
Cabinets: Wall >12"deep
Cabinets: Wall >36"high
Counter-depth Frig
File Drawer
Full Extension Drawers
Inset Doors
Knife Drawer
Lazy Susan
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Message Center/Desk
Peninsula with Seating
Plug inside Cabinet
Soap Dispenser
Trash Pullout


lleet's Kitchen

1920's Tudor

Contact: lleet (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Jun 16, 08
Link to kitchen photos:

  • Cabinets: Custom made on site. All cabinets, including the island, are maple. The cabinets are painted BM Swiss Coffee OC-45. The stain on the island is one coat of walnut and one coat of ebony stain.
  • Countertops: the perimeter countertops (kitchen and bar) are honed Danby Calcutta marble. The island is honed Milley Gray marble, with a butcher block edge. The butcher block is a place holder for walnut that is on order. The Calcutta is 3cm, but the Milley Gray was only available in 2cm, so we fabricated the edge.
  • Backsplash: from Daltile: It’s Ahnzu 3x6 Artic Ice, Crackle AT112 and
  • Lighting: the lights are from Horchow - Sausalito Pendant.
  • Hardware: from Home Depot Expo, but I think it’s pretty common (i.e. not too expensive) Hickory Hardware.
  • Flooring: floors are red oak. We had them refinished using one coat of ebony and one coat of toffee.
  • Faucets: Danze, Schon
  • Sink: Franke/Villeroy & Boch fireclay
  • Appliances: Viking and GE
The island is 47 inches wide (inclusive of the marble 1.5" overhang) by 11 feet 3 inches (the butcher bock part is 2ft, 1inch – although I love it now, the reason we went with the wood edge is because the slab was not long enough for the island). The bar is 7’6" long, 22 inches wide, with a bump out sink of 24 inches. (Although I would change it if I could since the wine fridge doesn’t really fit under a 22 inch counter. It sticks out, but there’s really nothing I can do about it now.)
- I was worried about the space on both sides of the island, but they are fine.

Broom Closet
Cabinets: Base >24"deep
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Ice Machine
Island with Seating
Knife Drawer
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Message Center/Desk
Microwave Shelf
Pass Through
Spice Storage
Walk-in Pantry
Window Seat
Wine Cooler
Wine Storage