Saturday, June 26, 2010

traci29's Kitchen

Classic Meets Contemporary White Kitchen

Posted by traci29 on Sun, Nov 29, 09
Link to traci29's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to traci29's kitchen photos

  • Cabinets (custom by local Atlanta cabinet maker):
    • Perimeter: Shaker style maple wood, SW ??? (supposed to be Snowbound, but isn't - long story, but basically we found out months after that the paint isn't Snowbound, so have no idea what it actually is!)
    • Island: Shaker style cherry wood, custom stain
    • Horizontal cabinets: glass front, aluminum cabinets from Maple Craft USA
  • Countertops:
    • Perimeter: Cambrian Black antique finish
    • Island: Persian Pearl antique finish
    • Crackle glass shelf on island: Custom by Advanced Glass Designs, Atlanta, GA
  • Backsplash:
    • Tile: Calcatta Gold 3 x 6 subway tile, honed, (less than $7/sq. ft.!!)
    • Grout: Silver Grey StarQuartz QuartzLock
  • Appliances:
    • Range: 48" gas American Range, 6 burners with grill
    • Vent hood: Vent-a-Hood
    • Dishwasher: LG (already had)
    • Refrigerator: SubZero 48" (already had - just painted the panels to match the cabinets rather than getting stainless steel))
    • Wine fridge: Vinotemp? (not sure, but I think this is the brand - we got it at Costco)
  • Sinks:
    • Main sink: Lansen double bowl stainless steel 15 gauge
    • Island sink: Ticor stainless steel 18 gauge
    • Faucet, main sink: Industrial polished chrome pull-out faucet (no brand?!) - Ebay
    • Faucet, island sink: Delta, polished chrome
  • Floor: Red oak, ebony stain (refinished all existing hardwood throughout house to match), satin finish poly
  • Cabinet Hardware:
    • European style long bar pulls, stainless steel
    • Knobs: Hickory Hardware, stainless steel, Euro Contemporary 1.5 inches
    • pulls on either side of the stove: Manhandles
  • Paint: Walls (what little paint can be seen) are SW Argos
  • Bar stools: Modern Silver Bar Stool from
  • Lighting:
    • Island pendants: Local Atlanta lighting designer - pendants are called "Droplet"
    • Sink pendants: Mercury Glass Pendants from
    • Island toekick lighting: Small LED plinth lights (more common in UK)
  • Pocket doors: from Lemieux Doors
Background:The kitchen is an entirely new addition to the house. The "old kitchen" (I'll always call it that - haha) is open to the new. If you look at the first photo where the wine fridge is, the opening is to the right. I was strategically taking photos since a corner of that room is a storage area of sorts, so I was trying to get as little of the mess as possible! The side opposite the sofa is actually French doors and 2 windows/bookcases on either side
The ceilings are 9 ft. tall.

The toe kicks are actually stainless - it's simply a very thin layer of stainless steel over wood, rather than solid stainless. The tiny lights in the island toe kick are called plinth lights in the UK, but I couldn't really find a comparable term for the US! I initially found them in British design magazines and had to have them. They serve no useful purpose really and are simply decorative :) They look nice at night with the other lighting dimmed.


Beverage Center Bar
Counter Depth Frig
Filtered Water Faucet
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Glass Shelf
Island Multilevel
Island with Seating
Lazy Susan
Lighting Above Cabinet
Lighting Pendant
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Microwave UC
Pegged Plate Organizer
Prep Sink
Soap Dispenser
Spice Storage
Trash Pullout
Unique Hardware
Walk-in Pantry
Warming Drawer
Water Filter
Wine Cooler
Wine Storage
Coffered ceiling


AthensMomof3 said...

Who was your cabinetmaker and were you happy with them? We are also in the Atlanta area . . .