Monday, May 03, 2010

melinrk's Kitchen

French Country Kitchen with Pressed Tin Backsplash

Contact: melinrk (My Page)
Posted on Mon, Feb 1, 2010
Link to melinrk's Gardenweb fnished kitchen post
Link to melinrk's kitchen photos

  • Cabinets: Brookhaven, Pelham Manor raised door style. Cherry stain with charcoal glaze. Includes all panels & mouldings. From In House Kitchen Bath Home, NY, NY
  • Countertops: Gold & Silver granite (or Golden Silver), double arch edge (counters, inside sink & window sills), 3 window sills & cut in drain board. From Barocco Marble & Granite, Chestnut Ridge, NY
  • Backsplash: Tin ceiling design #209, stainless steel with flat moulding #903 for behind cooktop. From Classic Ceilings
  • Hardware: Spanish Gothic by Hickory Hardware
  • Island: custom. From Belmonte & Sablich, Garnerville, NY. Dimensions 5'x2' plus a little overhang of the granite.
  • Refrigerator handles: custom from Eric David Laxman, Garnerville, NY
  • Hood: custom made by GC, plus mouldings to match cabinets
  • Appliances from Silver City, Spring Valley, NY:
    • Rangetop, Dacor 6-burner EG366SCH/NG
    • Dishwasher, Miele G2183SCVI, paneled
    • Fridge/Freezer, Kitchenaid 42" 25cu side by Side KSS042FTX, paneled
    • Trash Compactor, Kitchenaid 15" KUCS03FTPA
    • Single wall oven, Kitchenaid KEBS107SS
    • Built in Microwave, Kitchenaid KBHS109SS
    • Vent, Prestige 1200cfm UIB34S2
  • Plumbing:
    • Sink – Kohler Undertone large D-bowl 37½"x 18½"x9½" K3185
    • Faucet – Show House by Moen Waterhill Wrought Iron 1-handle w/side spray S711WR
    • Soap Dispenser – Moen 3942BL
    • Insta Hot – Insinkerator Indulge Antique Dispenser F-GN22-MBLK
    • Disposal – Insinkerator, 1 horse power Pro-XL, continuous feed
    • Pot Filler – Danze Opulence single handle wall mount D205557BS
  • Curtains: Waverly yellow and blue. Discontinued but may be available on ebay.

Dimensions:The kitchen is 17' on the sink side, 11' on the oven/fridge side by 13 1/2' wide.
The dimensions of the island itself are 5'x2' plus alittle overhang of the granite. The space between the island (from the outside of the overhang) to the fridge is 40". The space between island and sink is 41" and the space at the end of the island between it and the cooktop is 38". Going from the bottom, left and around (to the right of the sink), 21" cabinet, DW, 33" sink base w/4" bump outs on either side, trash compactor, 2-30" cabinets, corner super susan, 21" drawer set, 36" under range top cabinets w/4" bump outs on either side, 21" drawer set, corner super susan, 15" drawer set, wall ovens w/33" drawer under, then fridge.
Uppers are (starting at same point) 40" cabinet, window, 2-42" cabinets, 18" cabinet with filler at end, back wall is just hood & wwall & windows, filler at corner, 33" cabinet, 15" cabinet, 33" cabinet above wall oven, then fridge. All lower cabinets have pull outs, above fridge has dividers.


  • Contractor: Angelo Menna of Menna Building Corp.
  • Plumbing: John M. Hartel & Co, Pearl River, NY
  • Cabinets: Jayne Zeigler

  • Cabinets - $25,500
  • Hardware - $475
  • Appliances - $14,000
  • Island - $3,200
  • Refrigerator Handles - $600
  • Hood – $300 plus some painting costs, plus the mouldings, included in cabinet price. Built by GC.
  • Granite (perimeter) – $5000 (included 3 window sills & drain board)
  • Granite (island) - $850
  • Pot Filler - $233
  • Sink - $675
  • Faucet - $416
  • Disposal - $400
  • Soap Dispenser - $82
  • Insta Hot - $590
  • Window treatments for 2 new windows - $604
  • Backsplash (materials)- $1000
  • Backsplash (labor)- $750
  • Floors refinished - $1000
  • Contractor fee - $4250 – worth every penny
TOTAL - $78,335.72
I am in a suburb of New York City - and the prices reflect that.
We sold our old kitchen on Craig’s List for $1,500.

The space is different than the original kitchen. Behind the original was a small powder room and tiny laundry room. Each had a window in it. First we did a small addition on the other side of the house for a powder room and big laundry room, then we knocked down the wall and opened up the space. We actually had to move both windows several inches - annoying but well worth it to achieve the symmetry needed.

My GC built the hood. He carved it with wood, covered it with masonite, then sheetrock. Then it was painted, plastered & glazed. The mouldings were all ordered with the cabinetry so it matched. Obviously the guts of the vent cost $, but the hood itself cost me a days labor plus materials, paint, etc.

Coffee Center
Counter Depth Frig
Cutting Board Storage
Drawer Dividers
Frameless Cabinets
Full Extension Drawers
Gourmet Professional
Hood Custom
Instant Hot Water
Island without Seating
Lazy Susan
Lighting Recessed
Lighting Under Cabinet
Rollout Trays
Sink Tilt-out
Sink>30in Wide
Soap Dispenser
Trash Compactor
Tray Divider
Unique Hardware
Wicker Baskets
Unique backsplash - pressed tin ceiling tile look, in stainless as backsplash.