Sunday, May 03, 2009

yanalg's Kitchen

Decora Arlington cherry - Tropical Green granite kitchen

Posted by yanalg on Sat, Feb 28, 09
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  • Cabinets: Decora, Cherry, Arlington stain. Blumotion, full extension are standard features with this cabinet line.
  • Countertop: Hawaiian Green granite aka Tropical Green/ Kerala Green/ Verde Laura.
  • Backsplash: also Hawaiian Green granite
  • Appliances (all GE Monogram - DH works for GE and we got a VERY good discount)
    - dishwasher: GE Monogram
    - refrigerator: 42" GE Monogram
    - range: 6 burner GE Monogram with griddle option
    - hood: GE Monogram
    - microwave: GE Monogram Advantium model 120
  • Sink: Galaxy Tools Ticor S405-DR
  • Faucet: Brizo Floriano in stainless steel finish (e-bay seller 5borough). The airswitch (also stainless steel) came from The disposal is GE 1HP continuous feed.
  • Lighting: My installer supplied the light cans. The pendants are made by Access Lighting, bought as a close-out from lamps-lighting on ebay. The UL (LED pucks, self-adhesive) came from BJ’s - $30 for 6. I pretty much never use the UL, so I am glad I didn’t spend a fortune on the wired UL.
  • Paint: BM Tyler Taupe.
  • Pulls: purchased on ebay from Contempo Living (a great seller!)
  • Floor: we kept the 'old' floor, as it was replaced just before we bought the house by the previous owner. It is just fine (ceramic 12x12 tile) and it covers a good chunk of the first floor so it would be very wasteful and a pain too to replace it.
  • The crock was made by a local artist, Darren Prodger from Saratoga Clayworks.
  • Nifty idea: hiding the phone and cell phone charger inside a wall cabinet. The outlet was put through the cabinet side adjacent to the wall, so the regular phone is hidden, and so are the wires for charging mobiles.
The floor plan remained the same to what the previous kitchen was - what I mean by that is that no walls were removed. The previous owner had a eat-in kitchen but with the formal dining room next door, I would've much more preferred more cabinets (especially since there was no pantry closet) and counter space. So the new kitchen now has all 4 walls plus a peninsula. Basically it is 2 L shaped bits. The sink/range walls are 11X9 (old kitchen), and the fridge/12' side walls are 9X8. The peninsula is 5X2.

Air Switch
Baking Drawer
Cabinets: Base >36"high
Cabinets: Wall >12"deep
Cabinets: Wall >36"high
Coffee Center
Counter-depth Frig
Full Extension Drawers
Lazy Susan
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Peninsula without Seating
Plug inside Cabinet
Rollout Trays
Sink >30"wide
Soap Dispenser
Spice Storage
Trash Pullout
Tray Divider
Warming Lights