Sunday, January 24, 2010

rtpaisley's Kitchen

Rubbed Black Cabinets and Carrara Marble DIY Kitchen

Contact: rtpaisley (My Page)
Posted on Thu, Oct 8, 09
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  • Cabinets: original cabinets with new doors and trim.
    • Cabinet Paint: DIY Benjamin Moore Custom Black Satin Impervo, with an undercoat of Benjamin Moore Heritage Red (also Impervo) and Killz oil based primer. All cabinet paint was oil based.
    • Inside Cabinet Paint: We painted the bead board inside the glass cabinets Benjamin Moore Feather Gray.
    • Cabinet Glass: Seeded Glass, from Miller Glass
  • Countertops: 3 cm Honed Carrara Marble Slabs (2) from Bedrosians. Fabrication by Benchmark (Ogee edge, Christopher Peacock style corners).
  • Backsplash Tile: Daltile Rittenhouse Square subway matte arctic white with light gray grout.
  • Appliances:
    • Rangetop: 36″ Burner Bertazzoni Commercial Gas Range top (from A M Royal)
    • Range Hood: Zephyr 36″ Stainless Steel Savona Wall Hood (from ABT Electronics)
    • Dishwasher: Bosch 24″ Built-in, Black. The model that is one up from the most basic.
    • Microwave: original
    • Oven: original
    • Refrigerator: original
  • Pendant Lights: Rustic Glass Pendant (2) from Pottery Barn
  • Wall Paint: Benjamin Moore Stonington Gray
  • Flooring: Vanier Unfinished Hand Scraped Hardwood Flooring Walnut / 9/16″x5″x Random Lengths.
  • Hardware:
    Clear Glass Knob with Black Base (on glass doors) from Cool Knobs and Pulls
    Bin Pulls Gilmore 4 inch Polished Nickel from Restoration Hardware
    Deco Rings Knob, Polished Nickel (on regular doors) from Rejuvenation
    Breadboard knob & backplate (mini-size) from Horton Brasses
  • Faucet: Price Pfister Ashfield Chrome Two-Handle Pull Down Bridge Faucet, Polished Nickel
  • Soap Dispenser: original
  • Sink: Belle Foret Farmhouse Sink – Fireclay, Apron Front, Undermount, 30″ from Vintage Tub and Bath
  • Disposal: Badger 9 Insinkerator from Home Depot.

 Apron Sink
Cabs Base > 24in Deep
Ceiling Fan
Cutting Board Storage
Floor Plan
Glass Doors
Lighting Pendant
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Message Center Desk
Peninsula with Seating
Soap Dispenser
Spice Storage
Trash Pullout


bri29's Kitchen

White Shaker Kitchen with Delirium Granite

Posted by bri29 on Oct 21, 09
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  • 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


becktheeng's Kitchen

Ocean Inspired Kitchen

Contact: becktheeng (My Page)
Posted on Fri, Oct 16, 09
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  • Cabinets: DeWils Horizon Line (Frameless) Shaker with Bead and beadboard large drawers and accents with BM Simply White paint
  • Countertops: Brazilian Black Soapstone and Carrara Marble
  • Backsplash: Grazia Rixi subways in Reef (2x5 subways) with Mandorla Border Pieces to frame the mosaic. The grout is Alabaster (color). The mosaic is a custom mixed medium mosaic that was done by a local tile artist and I got to help. Some of the tile is from different parts of our house, some of the shells are from a friends wedding, others are some my daughter got on the beach.
  • Hardware: Hardware Resources Durham pulls and knobs in Dark Antique Copper Machined
  • Paint: Dunn-Edwards Peace River
  • Floor: Engineered Maple mild hand-scraped 5" planks (floor extends through most of the first floor)
  • Fridge: GE Profile FD with water in door and ice maker in second freezer drawer
  • Cooktop: GE Monogram
  • Hood: Modernaire 600 cfm insert with wood hood by Stanisici
  • Dishwasher: Bosch
  • Double Oven: GE Monogram with Trivection (upper oven) and Convection (lower oven)
  • Sink: Rohl Allia (30" Fireclay)
  • Faucet: Kohler Vinnata in Chrome

Cabs Base>24in Deep
Cabs Wall>12in Deep
Cabs Wall>36in High
Ceiling Fan
China Hutch
Corner Sink
Cutting Board Storage
Frameless Cabinets
Full Extension Drawers
Hood Custom
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Microwave UC
Open Shelving
Peninsula without Seating
Plug Inside Cabinet