Friday, September 18, 2009

hollylh's Kitchen

Country Victorian with brick and copper

Contact: hollylh (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Jun 12, 09
Link to hollylh's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
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Dimensions: 8ft 10in (stove run) by 13ft 8in (sink/fridge run, including fridge). Ceilings are 9ft. Island is 33in x 60in.
  • Cabinets: Crown Point (uppers, island, oven cab, pantry only), inset Newport door with the arts and crafts rail at the bottom. Ordered my new cabs primed and had them painted on-site only because I was concerned about matching the new cabs with the old base ones.
  • Countertops:
    - Perimeter:
    Uba Tuba, honed
    - Island: Butcherblock
  • Backsplash--4'' V-groove beadboard
  • Ovens: Monogram
  • Hood: custom copper from a local sheet metal shop; innards are Modernaire
  • Cabinet Hardware: Restoration Hardware and Van Dyke's
  • Paint:
    - Cabinet paint: BM White Dove
    - Wall paint: BM Philadelphia Cream
    - Ceiling paint: BM Harbor Fog
  • Windows: Andersen with custom diamonds (whole opening is 61'' long by 53'' high. Each window is 27'' wide)
  • Banquette: Ballard's, Waverly fabric from Joann's
  • Pot Rack: Williams-Sonoma
  • Crown molding: local lumberyard (not CP)
What we did:
  • enlarged window
  • demo'ed wall which we knew had brick behind it--we were just trying to gain width (we got about 5'') but I also love the look!
  • replaced uppers and oven cab and island (Notice the upper cabs are inset but the lowers are frameless. I was very worried about the uppers being inset and the bottoms being full overlay...but it bothers me not at all.)
  • reused island to become new peninsula (we cut down the existing top)and converted the cabinets in it to drawers
  • honed the granite and removed the 4'' backsplash (it couldn't be honed in place anyway)
  • kept the old appliances, except for ovens and hood
  • painted everything white

Baking Drawer
Banquette Seating
Broom Closet
Cabinets: Wall >36"high
Counter-depth Frig
Exposed Stone/Brick
Filtered Water Faucet
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Custom Hood
Inset Doors
Island with Seating
Lazy Susan
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Microwave Shelf
Open Shelving
Peninsula without Seating
Pot Rack
Reach-in Pantry
Rollout Trays
Sink tilt-out tray
Spice Storage
Trash Pullout
Tray Divider
Water Filter
Shallow Pantry