Thursday, April 29, 2010

mamalynn's Kitchen

Green Soapstone Kitchen with Green and Cream Cabinets

Posted by mamalynn on Fri, Jan 29, 10
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  • Cabinets: locally made, beaded inset doors. The glass in the cabinets is antiqued.
  • Countertops: Iguazu soapstone from Dorado Soapstone of Austin, TX (same as sink)
  • Backsplash: Daltile Canaletto Rosso with Dakota Mahogany inserts. (The ceramic tile always looks a bit orange in the pictures when it is actually a terracotta color.
  • Appliances:
    • Dishwasher - Whirlpool that I got a year ago to replace my worn out one. It’s quiet, works great, and I saw no need to change it.
    • Refrigerator - Samsung 26 Cu Ft.
    • Vent - ModernAire
    • Range - Electrolux 30 inch slide-in electric with two ovens (Getting gas to our house would have been prohibitively expensive.)
    • Range hood - custom built, Modernaire liner.
  • Sink: Iguazu soapstone from Dorado Soapstone of Austin, TX. (Since the sink doesn't get any treatments and has water and soap in it frequently, it does "gray," which I don't mind at all for the sink.)
  • Faucet: Allora by Delta
  • Soap dispensers: Allora by Delta
  • Hardware - Atlas Homewares Scroll in black, some the right scroll, most are the left scroll
  • Lazy Susan: Hafele LeMans Champagne blind corner pullout
  • Mixer Stand: Rev-a-Shelf
  • Trash Pullout: Hafele
  • Lighting:
    • Recessed - Cree LR6 LED’s
    • Over the sink - The Piedmont in antique black from Schoolhouse Electric.
    • Over the table - Hinkley Juliette 3 Light Mini Chandelier in Olde Black.
    • Undercounter lights - Xenon, I don’t know what brand
  • Floor: Daltile Canaletto Rosso with Dakota Mahogany inserts.
  • Paint: All Behr colors. Some of them we did tweak a bit.
    • Green cabinets: We started with Behr Mint Fizz, but there was not enough contrast, so we darkened it.
    • Cream cabinets, banquette, and all baseboards, trim, doors: Behr China Cup.
    • Sink end of the room: Behr Coronado Dunes
    • Banquette end of the room: Behr Peach Bud
    • Ceiling: Behr Muffin Mix.
  • Shades: from Fabric Workroom online. The cleats are by ChicCleats and mimic the scroll of the cabinet pulls.
  • Two door interiors painted with magnetic paint (3 coats) and then with chalkboard paint.
We bought our house new in 1981. In 1989 I closed in the deck to create a room for me. The kitchen window over the sink that looked out onto the deck became a leaded glass window looking into my room. At that time I had the upper cabinet doors removed and those cabinets painted and I changed the wallpaper and the vinyl floor as the old floor had not held up well. Nothing has been done to the kitchen since then except for the occasional new appliance as an old one died.

None of this was DIY - neither of us has any talent in that direction.

Since I built in the banquette, I was able to move the peninsula out by about a foot which allowed me to make the island a little longer. Originally the peninsula had what I assume was meant to be a breakfast bar, but it was much too narrow to be used. I had that cut down to make one large area and the overhang now extends out a bit more.

The only extra space I was able to add to the kitchen is at the coffee bar. The space for the frig already extended into the utility room and the space that had the oven and the pantry extended into the garage. I extended the rest of that wall into the garage by the same amount, roughly 6.5 ft x 2.5 ft. That gave me room for a slightly large pantry and for the coffee bar.

Apron Sink
Banquette Seating
Cabs Base>24in Deep
Cabs Wall>36in High
Coffee Center
Dish Drawer
Drawer Dividers
Full Extension Drawers
Glass Doors
Hood Custom
Inset Doors
Island without Seating
Lazy Susan
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Microwave Shelf
Mixer Pullout
Peninsula with Seating
Rollout Trays
Soap Dispenser
Spice Storage
Trash Pullout
Tray Divider
Unique Hardware
Unique Window
Wicker Baskets
Leaded beveled glass cabinet doors