Thursday, July 23, 2009

alaskangirl's Kitchen

Cream and Gold Traditional Kitchen with Arches

Contact: alaskangirl (My Page)
Posted on Fri, May 8, 09
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  • Cabinets: Home Depot, American Woodmark, Savannah Maple Cream Glaze. We added all the detail to the island. I just went to the paint department and got some paint to match the cabinet door, then used it to paint our homemade picture frame mouldings and bracket. The island legs are actually stair balusters from Home Depot that were like 1/10th the price of buying them from the cabinet line. I also added nice baseboard trim at the bottom of the island.
  • Hardware: Restoration Hardware for the pulls in Chrome, and Lowes for the Chrome knobs.
  • Appliances: all from Sears - fridge is Whirlpool Gold CD, DW is Bosch (it came out of the old kitchen, and we just replaced the outer panel to match the other SS colors.), 27" wall oven is Frigidaire, larger range is Jennair downdraft convection, Sharp 24 inch microwave drawer.
  • Countertop: Kashimir Gold granite (hides everything!!)
  • Pendant Lights: Pottery Barn Kids in Stainless Steel
  • Backsplash: 1/2 inch polished marble mosaic (Marfel?)with standard white grout, bought at local tile place. Small bronze squares came from Home Depot. Chair rail came from Home Depot. Rope trim came from Lowes.
  • Faucet: Builder's grade one that I bought off ebay.
  • Valance on kitchen window: it's just fabric tacked up and scrunched with safety pins. Check out for instructions on this window 'mistreatment'. Awesome!
The old kitchen was about 12x12, and the new one is about 13x17. The island is just over 8 feet long, and 39 inches deep. We moved the sink window and enlarged it, added a walk-in pantry, and a soon-to-be computer nook with pass-thru to the kitchen. The fireplace was removed and then replaced, building it into the room and adding built-in cabinetry and surround sound. :) We installed oak flooring on the entire level. We had to have one support column where we removed a wall, so we just tricked it out a bit with moulding, and then added another 'fake' column on the wall by the stove.

Features:Counter-depth Frig
Downdraft Vent
Full Extension Drawers
Island with Seating
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Microwave Drawer
Pass Through
Sink >30"wide
Trash Pullout
Walk-in Pantry


Anonymous said...

I've been thinking of doing the same thing - using stair balusters instead of island legs. How Did you guys attach them - to the floor and the countertop?

Anonymous said...

PS - I love your kitchen - it's one of my favorites on this blog.

Michael said...

Very nice! Just curious, isn't having a gas range under the window against the code?

Anonymous said...
Anonymous said...

Love your kitchen! I'm actually considering the same Savannah cabinets for mine reno. How are they holding up (especially the color)?