Friday, November 27, 2009

dalerb66's Kitchen

Warm Modern Kitchen with Dark Cabinets

Contact: dalerb66 (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Oct 5, 09
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  • 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


mrao77's Kitchen

Fusion of Old and New: Contemporary Blue Kitchen with Vintage Touches

Contact: mrao77 (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Sep 28, 09
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  • Cabinets: Light maple, from Aristokraft (original). We kept the existing cabinets since there were in excellent shape and in the color of our choice.
  • Counter top: Volga Blue granite, aka Spectralite blue, Polare blue. A stone from Ukraine (from the river Volga) that has a black/greyish background with huge splotches of Spectralite crystals, that are blue and silver in different lights.
  • Backsplash: Himalayan white slate 4x4, mixed with glass 2x2 tiles from Daltile, Midnight and Daylight Shimmer.
  • Sink: Zero radius, 30X19, single bowl, 16 gauge, undermounted in brushed stainless finish
  • Faucet: Giagni, pre-rinse, spring faucet
  • Barstools: Eurway blue barstools
  • Table: Eurway glass dining table and chairs
  • Lighting: Island and pendant lights from Hunter, Blue Lagoon (mouthblown glass pendants with satin nickle trim)
  • Paint: Wall color from Sherwin William. I custom matched it to a color called Sterling Silver. We troweled on texture onto the stripped walls after priming with a oil based blocking primer, and then painted with two coats of paint.
  • Artwork: "Friday Night in Soho" by Michael Brown, Giclee on canvas.
  • Curtain: grommeted Panels in morning mist, BBB
  • Kitchen Rugs: "Checkered" from Kohls
  • Pot rack and pots 'n pans: Collection from grandmother, mom and some new additions, made to look vintage!
Background Info:
I planned a contemporary kitchen with modern lines and achieved the look. But I was unable to give up my collection of vintage pot 'n pans, pot rack and my grandmother's cookware. SO I incorporated them into modern kitchen- hence the fusion of Old and New!!

Bar with Seating
Cabs Wall>36in High
Coffee Center
Cutting Board Storage
Garden Window
Lazy Susan
Lighting Above Cabinet
Lighting Pendant
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Message Center Desk
Peninsula with Seating
Pot Rack
Unique Hardware