Friday, November 27, 2009

dalerb66's Kitchen

Warm Modern Kitchen with Dark Cabinets

Contact: dalerb66 (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Oct 5, 09
Link to dalerb66's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to dalerb66's kitchen photos: none

  • Cabinets: custom maple, "very dark brown" custom stain, reeded glass inserts in upper
  • Countertop: Delicatus White granite
  • Backsplash: Delicatus White granite
  • Oven: GE Monogram Double Wall Oven (ZET2SMSS)
  • Refrigerator: GE Monogram 42" Built-in (ZISS420DXSS)
  • Rangetop: GE Monogram 32" Gas (ZGU366NPSS)
  • Dishwasher: Miele Excella II Series (G 2732 SCi)
  • Range Hood: Kobe Wall Mount European Style 36" range hood (RA9436SQB)
  • Faucet: Danze "Parma" Single Handle Pull-Out Kitchen Faucet (D404558SS)
  • Soap Dispenser: Danze "Parma" (D495958SS)
  • Floors: oak with a very light stain
  • Paint: Olympic "Spiced Vinegar"

Background Info:
All of the lower cabinets contain drawers or some sort of pullout, except beneath the rangetop and sink: those are regular old cabinet doors. There is also a small "tray" cabinet to the left of the sink for cookie sheets, large cutting boards, etc.

Recessed lighting: It was important that that deep counter have good lighting but, given the height of the cabinet above, it was clear that the lights used there would be visible from just about every spot in the kitchen. My contribution was simply to pick a fixture that would look good when "exposed" and my electrician and cabinet guy worked together to make sure that the recessed opening was just right. (The rest of the kitchen uses the same type of under-cabinet lights, but they are installed in the standard, non-recessed fashion.)
Air Switch
Bar with Seating
Counter>28in Deep
Counter Depth Frig
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Microwave Drawer
Peninsula with Seating
Soap Dispenser
Trash Pullout