Sunday, June 14, 2009

tiskers' Kitchen

Light, Open, Airy, and Casual Cottage Style Kitchen

Posted by tiskers on Apr 3, 09
Link to tiskers' Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to tiskers' kitchen photos


  • Cabinets: Showplace Wood Products; "Breckenridge" door style, in maple; "Antique Soft Cream with Ivory Glaze" finish. Seeded glass. Bun feet.
    I LOVE the under-cabinet molding (trim) on the wall cabinets... I think it's my favorite "small detail". Really made a HUGE difference in looking "finished". Some of the best $200 we spent in the whole project!!! ;o)
  • Countertop: Granite is Santa Cecelia Light, slabs hand-picked at Mont Granite in Solon, OH.
  • Sink: Blanco 1 3/4 bowl silgranit sink in color "Biscuit"
  • Faucet: Delta Saxony faucet in SS finish
  • Appliances:
    ~ GE slide-in gas range, model #PGS908SEM.
    ~ GE microwave, model #PEB20605SM1SS (built in w/ trim kit).
    ~ KitchenAid french door fridge, model #KBFS20ETSS01. Counter depth
    ~ KitchenAid D/W, model #KUDC03FVSS0.
    ~ we reused our KitchenAid disposer, it was new
  • Lighting:
    ~ Fixtures by Murray Feiss, from the "Alexandria" collection.
    ~ Low-voltage xenon under-cabinet lighting by American Lighting.
  • Flooring: Tarkett Fiber Floor (one piece vinyl) - color/style: Arizona Saltio, Taupe #38062.
  • Paint:
    ~ Kitchen walls: Ralph Lauren Polo paint, "Fairy's Wren" color, in eggshell finish, number NA61
    ~ Paint color (face of soffit), a Pratt and Lambert color specially matched to cabinets, in satin finish.
    ~ Dining room walls: SW Ivoire, velvet finish.
    ~ Crown molding and trim (both rooms): SW semi-gloss white.
    ~ Ceiling (both rooms): SW basic flat white.
  • Hardware: You savvy GW'ers will no doubt notice that we reused the hardware from the old kitchen. ;o) We bought it not too long ago when we gave the old kitchen a little "face-lift", with full intention to re-use it when we remodeled.
  • Barstools: purchased locally for WAY CHEAP! ($100 for all three!) (I ">hope to replace my table, chairs and bar stools in the not-so-distant future.
  • Gel-Pro mat, color: Truffle
  • Kitty fountain: Drinkwell Platinum
  • TV: "by D:sign" from Walmart for about $100
  • "Bon Appetit" lettering above the window: matte black vinyl graphic purchased from eBay (under $20!)
  • Coffeemaker: the new Keurig coffee maker. Our "Coffee Corner" with new "Fresh Java" sign.
Do It Yourself: One of the FEW parts of our DIY project that we did NOT do ourselves was the hanging/installing of the cabinets. We had the professional installer from the kitchen design company do that for us.
Kitchen design by The Kitchen Village, Corry & Erie, PA.
Kitchen design complements our 1600 SF Cape Cod home (built in the 50's).
The step-up "shelf" behind the sink was added for interest and to kinda balance out the step-up bar at the opposite side of the room.

Bar with Seating
Cabinets: Base >36"high
Corner Sink
Counter-depth Frig
Counter-to-Ceiling Cabinet
Cutting Board Storage
DIY - Do It Yourself
Drawer Dividers
Floor Plans
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Lazy Susan
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Microwave Shelf
Pantry Door opens on both sides
Peninsula: Multilevel
Peninsula with Seating
Plug inside Cabinet
Reach-in Pantry
Spice Storage
Stenciled Mouse
Tray Divider


Anonymous said...

How do you like your floors? I'm looking at Tarkett Fiberfloor myself ...

Oh, I LOVE the floor. So easy to stand on, and a breeze to clean. And we get so many compliments on it, too. We would do it again in a heartbeat!

Lauren said...

Your kitchen is beautiful and very similar in layout to the one I'm planning. I have two questions: 1) how do you like having your microwave under your counter top? and 2) do you have a hood for your cooktop and if not, has that been an issue? OK - maybe that's technically 3 :) Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful results!