Tuesday, February 16, 2010

hmdennis' Kitchen

Retro-Inspired Kitchen with White Cabinets and Emerald Pearl Counters

Contact: hmdennis (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Oct 23, 09
Link to hmdennis' Gardenweb fnished kitchen post
Link to hmdennis' kitchen photos


  • Cabinets: Custom from Western Idaho Cabinet. Cabinets and trim are Dove White
  • Counters: Emerald Pearl granite
  • Backsplash: Anchor Bay Tile - Soho in Bisque, and black liner from Home Depot.
  • Windows: Marvin wood interior, aluminum exterior
  • Lighting: Schoolhouse electric
  • Wall Color: Benjamin Moore Windham Cream
  • Appliances: existing
  • Sink: Sterling McCallister 33x9 single bowl
  • Faucet: Hanover

Background Info:
  • We undertook a remodel of our kitchen, dining room, laundry room this summer. I have been inspired by the "Big Enough" house movement, and was determined to keep our 2000 sq. ft 1936 house true to itself while meeting the needs of our family of five. After 6 years in our house we decided that we really just needed a slightly larger dining room, and that all of our other needs could be met within the original foot print. The kitchen remains 13x9. The main structural changes we made were to bump the dining room out four feet, move the wall next to the refrigerator back 18 inches to create more space for the island and install larger, more energy efficient doors and windows.
  • The kitchen footprint stayed the same, but we bumped the DR out 4 ft. The beam in the ceiling of the DR is the old exterior wall.
  • Pantry: 12" deep, 4 ft wide, 84" tall. The pantry shelves have 3 tier risers. If you had the room, I would suggest 14 inches, because most of the organizer baskets I found won't fit in faced front to back.
  • The island drawers are 36 inches wide and 8 inches deep.
  • Contractor: Baerenk Construction (fabulous!)

Baking Drawer
Cabs Base>24in Deep
Cabs Base>36in High
Cabs Wall>12in Deep
Cabs Wall>36in High
China Hutch
Dish Drawer
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Inset Doors
Island with Seating
Lazy Susan
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Pegged Plate Organizer
Rollout Trays
Sink Tilt-out
Sink>30in Wide
Soap Dispenser
Trash Pullout
Unique Window


farmhousebound's Kitchen

Unfitted Farmhouse Kitchen

Contact: farmhousebound (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Nov 26, 09
Link to farmhousebound's kitchen photos

  • Cabinets: poplar
  • Countertops: Brazilian Eyes soapstone from M.Texeria. Marble on island.
  • Backsplash: Horizontal beadboard. Behind sink is about a 4" piece of molding over the beadboard.
  • Appliances:
    • Chambers Stove
    • Modern Aire Hood
    • Big Chill Fridge
    • Northstar Microwave
  • Sink: Shaw's Original, 39"
  • Faucets: Perrin & Rowe gooseneck faucet on main sink; Rohl on prep sink
Background Info:
This kitchen is in my DH's grandparents farmhouse and we were trying to stay fairly true to the time period

Apron Sink
Baking Center
Cabs Base>24in Deep
Ceiling Fan
Coffee Center
Hood Custom
Island Multiple
Lighting Pendant
Open Shelving
Pet Area
Prep Area Multiple
Prep Sink
Spice Storage
Unique Hardware
Walk-in Pantry
5-gallon water heater under sink
Pie safes and Baker cabinets for storage


Sunday, February 07, 2010

davetz1's Kitchen

1908 Foursquare, Shaker Quartersawn Oak Kitchen

Contact: davetz1 (My Page)
Posted on Wed, Oct 07, 09
Link to davetz1's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to davetz1's kitchen photos

  • Cabinets: custom built stained Quartersawn Oak
    • stain on the cabs is a custom gel stain from our local paint shop
    • Decorative Insert Tile (in upper cabinets): Motawi 6"x6" Mountain and Valley Landscape tiles
    • Drawer slides: Blum Tandem self close/soft close undermount
    • Door hinges: Blum with Soft Close
  • Countertops: Zodiaq Woodland Grey with integral runnels (drainboard)
  • Backsplash: Dirk Elliott Breeze Subway Tile
  • Sink: Franke OAX-110 Super Single
  • Faucet: Kohler Forte (ebay)
  • Appliances: various Stainless steel -
    • Amana, GE (counter depth fridge)
    • Range Hood: Vent-a-Hood PRH-9130-SS (ebay)
  • Lighting:
    • Sconces - Schoolhouse Lighting Hand Painted Emory
    • Single Pendant and Semi-flush - Rejuvenation
    • Undercabinet lights - American Lighting Brushed Nickel
  • Hardware: knobs and Pulls from Lee Valley in Antique Pewter
  • Fan: Emerson Atomical Brushed Steel (ebay)
  • Speakers: Bose 190 In-Ceiling with independant volume controls
  • White Plugmold
  • Windows:
    • Anderson casement
    • Transom window with decorative leaded glass insert - Wescott Station Antiques, St Paul
  • Door: Thermatru Back Door and Transom (Fullview with operable blinds)
  • Doorknobs: VanDyke's Restorer's Octagon Knobs with Brushed Nickel Backplates
  • Banquette: Custom design based on kitchenkelly's and Crownpoint's (painted maple and stained oak), self built
  • Flooring: the old one recycled (patched, sanded, polyurethaned). It was heavily stained (dark brown) and broken in places. The wood is birch and simply has 3 coats of poly-u. No stain.

Background Info:

60% DIY (Demo, electrical, plumbing, paint, finish trim, tile, knobs and pulls)

Banquette Seating
Ceiling Fan
Drainboard (builtin)
Full Extension Drawers
Lighting - Pendant
Lighting - Under Cabinet
Microwave Under Counter
Toe Kick Drawer
Unique Window