Tuesday, March 31, 2009

suzatwork's Kitchen

Cherry Kitchen with Bronze Backsplash Accents

Posted by suzatwork on Thu, Feb 5, 09
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  • Cabinetry: Showplace cabinets in cherry. The perimeter cabs are ‘truffle’ stained with a ‘walnut’ glaze. The island is ‘coffee’ stained.
  • Counter: New Ornamentale granite. I love the lighter granite – always looks clean!
  • Cabinet glass (in uppers on either side of the sink): Rain
  • Backsplash: Tumbled botticino marble with 2x2 bronze renaissance inserts. Rope is Westminster 1x6 bronze.
  • Sink: Ticor. I love the large basin and grates – makes washing dishes almost enjoyable!!
  • Faucet: Price Pfister Picardy in venetian bronze
  • Hardware: ORB from YourHomeSupply.com
    The pull is the 5 3/4" at $2.19 (there also is a 3 1/2" version that I used on built-in cabs in the adjoining family room): http://www.yourhomesupply.com/p-331-oil-rubbed-bronze-country-cabinet-hardware-pull-cp6718r-ob.aspx
    The knob is $1.69: http://www.yourhomesupply.com/p-348-oil-rubbed-bronze-3-ring-cabinet-hardware-knob-cp6971-ob.aspx
  • Paint: Devine oak
  • Floor: BR-111 Amendoim in ¾" solid. It also runs down the hall and into our foyer. It has transformed our main level and we get tons of compliments on it.
  • Pendants: Progress Lighting, Renovations series
  • table and chairs: my fun estate sale find (painted after the fact) - I fell in love with the scrollwork/detail on the chairbacks!
More info:
Our lay-out has stayed pretty much the same as before with a few enhancements. Our ceilings are 9 feet and some of the cabinets now extend to the ceiling. The island is slightly larger to accommodate seating for 2. The desk has been replaced with a coffee/breakfast/snack area that has eliminated a lot of traffic in the ‘work zone’ by my kids. Great side benefit to the additional storage on that wall! Also, we added banks of drawers where there were base cabinet shelves for easier access to things. Oh, and I really like the garbage disposal airswitch.
The island cabinets are 18" deep. I didn't use a leg, as I thought it would get in the way. My kitchen is small and the entrance to the room is right there. The final counter is 28"-32" (curved side) x 60". The overhang is 12" deep in the center. The end cabinet on the island (you can see it in the last picture) is 24" deep for the pull-out trash cabinet (I was insistent on getting double bin recycling).

Air Switch
Bread Drawer
Cabinets: Base >24"deep
Cabinets: Wall >12"deep
Cabinets: Wall >36"high
Drawer Dividers
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Island with Seating
Knife Drawer
Lazy Susan
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Pullout Pantry
Rollout Trays
Sink tilt-out tray
Sink >30"wide
Soap Dispenser
Toe Kick Heater
Trash Pullout
Tray Divider


marciab10's Kitchen

Old World Kitchen with Cream Cabinets and Black Island

Posted by marciab10 on Sat, Jan 17, 09
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  • Cream Cabinets- Hampshire Cabinet Company, Maple -Youngstown beaded inset, Parchment paint-brushed medium distressing, Van Dyke Brown glaze
    Alder Island, Black Island, and Black Beverage center, custom made Jason Maechtle Carpentry (contracted after first cabinet maker went BK)
  • Countertops: Persian Sand granite, Custom Walnut top made by Midwest Trim/Elburn Il
  • Backsplash - DIY tile bought from the Tile Store
  • Cabinet Hardware- Baer Oil Rubbed Bronze
  • Floors- Hand scraped Walnut- Don Snow Flooring/ Elgin Il
  • Hardware- Baer- oil rubbed bronze
  • Sinks- Copper Farm Sink bought online from Manhattan Design
  • Lacquer Finish - Flat Patina- Coffee Surface- Smooth
  • Faucets- Danze
  • Lighting- Capital - Westwood in English Chestnut
  • Appliances-
    42 in GE Monogram French Door Fridge
    48 in GE Monogram Cook top with Grill and Griddle
    GE Monogram double convection ovens
    GE Monogram Beverage Fridge
    GE Monogram Icemaker
    GE Profile Microwave
    FP Dishdrawers
  • Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Oakwood Manor
  • Chairs and Barstools- Artistica Marquess
  • Kitchen Table- Martha Stewart/Bernhardt- purchased at a clearance center, and had refinished to match our cabinets.. base- cream- top alder
  • Pantry- custom made shelves by trim carpenters
New construction.
The 3 things I like the best in my new kitchen..
1. The Walk In Pantry
2. The lighting..(doesn’t show well in pictures)
3. The Flooring
The 2 Things I’d do differently
1. Don’t like the microwave set low in an island, might try to switch out later for a micorwave drawer, or might move to the pantry
2. Previously had a Monogram 48 in fridge.. Thought with the 2nd fridge in the pantry AND a beverage fridge the 42 would be fine.. Wish I went with the 4.
Appliance Garage
Apron Sink
Beverage Center/Bar
Broom Closet
Butler Pantry
Counter-depth Frig
Dish Drawer
Dishwasher Drawer
Full Extension Drawers
Custom Hood
Ice Machine
Inset Doors
Island: Multilevel
Island: Multiple
Island with Seating
Lazy Susan
Lighting: Above Cabinet
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Message Center/Desk
Microwave Shelf
Prep Sink
Sink tilt-out tray
Spice Storage
Walk-in Pantry
Wine Cooler
Wire Grille Doors