Saturday, September 15, 2012

carlnorum's Kitchen

Galley to Gathering Space

Details from carlnorum on 9/15/2012
Link to carlnorum's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to carlnorum's kitchen photos
Link to carlnorum's Before&After Photo 

We bought the house in summer 2010 intending to do a kitchen remodel as soon as possible.  Design discussions started in Fall 2010, and work started in January.  The project was completed in May 2011.

We removed a large portion of a wall to expand the kitchen's size significantly, as well as opening up another wall above a staircase.  New floors, cabinets, and appliances finished up the project.

Kitchen Highlights:
  • Cabinets: Crystal Quest Claremont, cherry with cinnamon finish and black glaze
  • Countertops: Barricato slab granite
  • Backsplash: Variable sized marble subway tile with decorative inset above stove
  • Appliances: Dacor, Electrolux, LG"

1. Kitchen Basics
Type of Remodel:    Kitchen Remodel/New Footprint
Kitchen installation:     Hired General Contractor
Budget:    High Budget
Location:     U.S. Western
Location Type:    Suburban   
Location: Cambrian Park, San Jose, CADesign: Yana Mlynash, Artistic Kitchen, Mountain View, CA
Construction: Los Altos Builders, Los Altos, CA

2. Kitchen Design
Kitchen Design Family/Function:    Multiple Cooks, Entertain Frequently
Kitchen Designer:    Kitchen Designer, General Contractor
Kitchen Size:    Medium (151-350 sq.ft)
Kitchen Dimensions (WxL):    18x17.5
Kitchen Height:    Height 8 feet or less
Kitchen Shape:    U-Shaped Kitchen plus Island
Kitchen Style:    Transitional Style
Kitchen Island:    Single Island, Island With Seating, Island with one level, Oversized Island, Unique Island
Kitchen Island#1 Size (WxL):    81Wx94L  
Kitchen Peninsula:    No Peninsula
Kitchen Seating:    Island Counter Seating
Kitchen Ceiling:    No Special Ceiling Design
Design Special Features:    Beverage/Bar Center, Multiple Prep Areas, Wall removed between kitchen & DR
Design by Yana Mlynash, Artistic Kitchen, Mountain View, CA

3. Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets New/Reused:    New Cabinet Doors and Boxes - Custom Sizes
Cabinet Manufacturer:    Crystal Cabinets
Cabinet Manufacturer Details:
Cabinet Door Composition:    Solid Wood Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Door (Wood):    Cherry Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Box Composition:    Wood Ply Cabinet Boxes
Cabinet Framing:    Frameless Cabinet
Cabinet Door Overlay:    Frameless
Cabinet Door Style:    Raised Panel Cabinet Door, Square Cabinet Door
Cabinet Color:    Dark Wood Cabinet Door
Cabinet Finish:    Stained Cabinet Door, Glazed Cabinet Door
Cabinet Height:    Cabinets to the Ceiling
Mixed Cabinets?    No mixed cabinets
Cabinet Special Features:    Full Extension Cabinet Drawers, Soft-Close Cabinet Drawers, Wall Cabinet with Top Hinge, Cabinet Inserts of Clear Glass
Cabinet Other Information:    Quest line, Claremont door style, cherry wood, cinnamon finish with black glaze.

4. Kitchen Countertops
Countertop New/Reused:    New Countertops
Countertop Composition:    Granite (slab) Countertop
Granite Countertop:    Barricato
Countertop Color:    Brown Countertop
Countertop Finish:    Polished Countertop
Countertop Edge:    Crescent Edge Countertop
Mixed Countertops?    No Mixed Countertops
Countertop Supplier:    Bedrosians, 2301 Junction Ave., San Jose, CA  95131
Countertop Fabricator:    Marble and Stone Solutions, 1495 Industrial Ave., San Jose, CA 95112
Countertop Special Features:    Unique Countertop
Countertop Other Information:    Bookmatched slab granite island.

5. Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash New/Reused:    New Backsplash
Backsplash Material:    Glass Backsplash, Ceramic/Porcelain Backsplash, Marble Backsplash, Natural Stone Backsplash
Backsplash Type:    Subway Tile Backsplash
Backsplash Pattern:    Running Bond Backsplash
Backsplash Tile Size:    Backsplash Tile Square - Medium (4x4), Backsplash Tile Rectangular - Tiny (under 1x2), Backsplash Tile Rectangular - Medium (2x4 to 3x6)
Backsplash Size:    Full backsplash
Backsplash Color:    Brown Backsplash, Gray Backsplash, White Backsplash
Backsplash Special Features:    Mixed Materials in Backsplash, Unique Backsplash Behind Cooktop

6. Kitchen Appliances

Appliances: New/Reused?    All New Appliances
Refrigerator Manufacturer:    Electrolux EI27BS16JS
Refrigerator Color:    Stainless Steel Refrigerator
Refrigerator Special Features:    Bottom FreezerRefrigerator, French Door Refrigerator
Refrigerator Details:

Range Hood Manufacturer:    Vent-a-Hood NPH9
Range Hood Max CFM:    601-1000 CFM Range Hood
Range Hood MUA:  
Range Hood Color:    Stainless Steel Range Hood
Range Hood Special Features:    Under Cabinet Mount Range Hood, Range Hood over 36 in wide
Range Hood Details:   Mounted very high - I'm tall:

Cooktop Manufacturer:    Dacor EG366SCH
Cooktop Color:    Stainless Steel Cooktop
Cooktop Special Features:    Cooktop Gas Continuous Grates
Cooktop Details:

Wall Oven Manufacturer:    Dacor EORS130
Wall Oven Color:    Stainless Steel Wall Oven
Wall Oven Special Features:    Single Wall Oven, Convection Wall Oven

Dishwasher Manufacturer:    LG LDF7932ST
Dishwasher Color:    Stainless Steel Dishwasher
Dishwasher Details:

Microwave Manufacturer:    Dacor DCM24
Microwave Color:    Stainless Steel Microwave
Microwave Details:
Microwave Special Features:    Built-in Microwave in Cabinet, Convection Microwave

Additional Appliances:    Refrigerator Drawer, Garbage Disposal - Continuous Feed, Under sink water chiller
Additional Appliance Information:

7. Kitchen Plumbing
Plumbing: New/Reused?    Installed All New Plumbing Lines
Main Sink Manufacturer:    Kraus KHU100-32
Main Sink Material:    Stainless Main Sink
Main Sink Shape:    Rectangular Main Sink
Main Sink Bowls:    Single Bowl Sink
Main Sink Width:    Main Sink 30 to 34 inches
Main Sink Cabinet Size:    Main Sink Cabinet 33 inch
Main Sink Mount:     Zero Reveal Undermount Sink
Main Sink Details:

Main Faucet Manufacturer:    Delta Addison 9192-DST
Main Faucet Color/Material:    Stainless Steel Main Faucet
Main Faucet Finish:    Brushed Main Faucet
Main Faucet Type:    Pull-Out Spray Faucet, Single Handle Faucet, Gooseneck Faucet
Main Faucet Details:

Prep Sink Manufacturer:    Ticor S3650
Prep Sink Material:    Stainless Prep Sink   
Prep Sink Width:    Prep Sink under 20 inches
Prep Sink Details

Prep Faucet Manufacturer:    Delta Addison 9992-DST
Prep Faucet Details:
Prep Faucet Color/Material:    Stainless Steel Prep Faucet
Prep Faucet Finish:    Brushed Prep Faucet

Plumbing Special Features:    Air Switch, Filtered Water Faucet 

8. Kitchen Electric and Lighting
Electric Outlet Covers:    Leviton, nothing special.
Electric Special Features:    Outlet in Island
Lighting Special Features:    Pendant over Island, Recessed Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

9. Kitchen Hardware
Hardware Type:    Both Knobs and Pulls
Hardware Knobs Manufacturer:    Lee Valley
Hardware Knobs Material/Color:    Nickel/Pewter Knobs
Hardware Pulls Manufacturer:    Lee Valley
Hardware Pulls Material/Color:    Nickel/Pewter Knobs

10. Kitchen Flooring
Flooring New/Reused:    New Flooring
Flooring Manufacturer:    USC Flooring:
Flooring Material:    Wood Floor
Flooring Color:    Light Wood Floor
Flooring Details:    Natural finish red oak

11. Kitchen Pantry
Pantry Type:    Reach-in Pantry (Built-in)
Pantry Cabinet Features:    Individual Sliding Shelves in Pantry Cabinet
Pantry Shelving:    Pantry Shelving Cabinets & Countertops
Pantry Door:    Swing-Out Door on Built-in Pantry
Pantry Shape:    Straight Pantry Shelves
Pantry Items:    Bottled Goods in Pantry, Boxed Goods in Pantry, Canned Goods in Pantry

12. Kitchen Special Features

Convenience Items:    Bookshelf, China Hutch, Cutting Board Storage, Dish Drawer, Knife Drawer, Lazy Susan, Pantry Rollout, Under-Counter Recycling Bin, Recycling Pullout, Rollout Tray Shelves, Skylight, Trash Pullout, Water Dispenser

13. Kitchen Decor

Decor Wall Color:    White/Cream Wall Color  

14. Kitchen Additional Comments
Before Photos:   Yes
Floorplan Photos:   Yes