Sunday, May 17, 2009

camargo's Kitchen

Dark Brown and White Modern IKEA Kitchen

Posted by camargo on Mon, Jan 19, 09
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  • Cabinets: IKEA
    ~ lowers: Nexus brown-black
    ~ uppers and island: Rubrik white glass
    ~ toe-kick is standard IKEA toe-kick in the "aluminum" (coated particleboard) finish
  • Countertop: Silestone MontBlanc
  • Backsplash: 5x13 white ceramic tile (Imola Ceramica cremat white)
  • Cabinet Hardware: IKEA
  • Floor: 12x24 rectified porcelain from (Torino Akad bamboo series)
  • Paint: Benjamin Moore Aura Crowne Hill Yellow
  • Cooktop: induction
  • Range hood: from eBay (seller was "bestbuy4home"). Seems to be exactly the same as the ones from
  • Dishwasher: Bosch
  • Faucet: Ikea
  • Sink: Vigo stainless
  • Lighting: Xenon undercabinet lights from WAC
  • Trivet: not integrated; it's from IKEA
  • Espresso maker: Vev Vigano Kontessa
DIY except for electrical, plumbing and countertop.

The pullout below the sink is a hack, combining a Rev-a-Shelf undersink slide-out shelf (U-Shaped Undersink Pull-Out Basket) with the smaller baskets of two Ikea under-sink storage units. The Rev-a-Shelf mounts to the floor of the cabinet, the Ikea units to the cabinet walls. Cut down the Ikea units to fit.

DIY (Do-it-Yourself)
Frameless Cabinets
Induction Cooktop
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Low Budget
Peninsula without Seating
Sink >30"wide


nats-md's Kitchen

White/Soapstone Kitchen with Talavera Backsplash

Posted by ats-md on Sun, Mar 29, 09
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  • Cabinets: Crown Point frameless
  • Counter: Green Mountain Original Soapstone from Philly Soapstone
  • Backsplash: Mexican Talavera tile from Tierra y Fuego in San Diego (Spanish colonial style)
  • Stove: American Range, 30inch
  • Hood: Independent, the Santa Fe
  • Cabinet hardware: ordered from Crown Point (don't know the actual manufacturer)
  • Wall color: BM Revere Pewter
  • Faucet: Grohe
  • Sink: Ticor stainless
  • Floors: quartersawn oak (to match our original (1928) house floors)
  • banquette - cushions tbd
Banquette Seating
Cabinets: Wall >12"deep
Cabinets: Wall >36"high
Ceiling Height: >8ft
Counter-depth Frig
Drawer Dividers
Floor Plan
Frameless Cabinets
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Island with Seating
Lighting: Above Cabinet
Lighting: Pendant
Lighting: Recessed
Lighting: Under Cabinet
Microwave Shelf
Window Seat