Sunday, January 24, 2010

bri29's Kitchen

White Shaker Kitchen with Delirium Granite

Posted by bri29 on Oct 21, 09
Link to bri29s Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to bri29's kitchen photos

  • Cabinets: custom alder cabinets (all plywood), painted BM Simply White
  • Countertops: Delirium granite
  • Refrigerator: GE Profile 22 cu ft
  • Range: Electrolux slide in electric EW30ES65GS
  • DW: Electrolux
  • OTR Micro: Electrolux (because the Panasonic one to replace our favorite microwave wasn't going to be available in time.)
  • Hardware: Stainless bar pulls from
  • Sink: Ticor S112
  • Faucet:Grohe Ladylux
  • Floors: Bellawood prefinished 2 1/4" natural oak
  • Undercabinet lights: Kichler Xenon
  • Recessed lights: all 4100K fluorescent
  • Message board: The whole thing is only 3" deep. The cork in the door is just a 1/4" thick corkboard tile.
  • Paint: "Canvas Cloth" from ICI

The kitchen is 9'3" wide by 9'8" long, so it's not a big space, but it's amazing how much bigger it seems with white cabinets and without that gigantic pantry cupboard blocking the view. The peninsula is 48" long from the wall, leaving me with a little over 36" for the walkway.

This was almost completely diy within the family. My dad's a general contractor and was invaluable to the overall process. My uncle, also a GC, built the cabinets and did the granite. In the space of a week and a half we did all the demo, lighting, electrical, a little plumbing, flooring install, sheetrock patching, painting, cabinets, granite etc. The only thing I hired out was having the sheetrock taped, floated and textured, I know my limits! Because of this, and the powers of the internet for finding deals, the total cost was only $15,000 for everything including appliances.

Cabs Wall > 12in Deep
Cabs Wall > 36in High
Cutting Board Storage
Full Extension Drawers
Garden Window
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Message Center Desk
Soap Dispenser
Toe Kick Drawer
Trash Pullout
Tray Divider


moi minimoi said...

So soothing, I love it.

Les Garten said...

Great looking Granite and kitchen. I am looking at the Electrolux Range like the one you have. How do you like it? The instructons say you have the bevel the granite 1/2" in on the sides for the top to overhang the countertop on each side. Did you do that? Was it hard to do?