Friday, September 14, 2012

lorif's Kitchen

Lori's 2012 Kitchen Remodel

Details from LoriF on 9/13/2012
Link to LoriF's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to LoriF's Before photos
Link to LoriF's Finished photos
Link to LoriF's Before&After Photo 

Introduction:    18 year old kitchen gutted on April 23, 2012 -- fully complete September 7, 2012.
Kitchen Highlights:
  • Omega/Dynasty Marion Maple cabinets with oyster paint
  • PA Soapstone Counter
  • PA Soapstone farmer's sink
  • backsplash:  Mexican handcrafted tile 2x8.5 suprema Gloss bricks - color Touch of Gray
  • Kohler Vinnata faucet
  • Kichler under cabinet lighting
  • soft close doors and drawers
  • Full extension drawers
  • GE cafe electric Range
  • GE Cafe Advantium Microwave/Oven
  • KitchenAid French Door Fridge
  • KitchenAid Dishwasher

1. Kitchen Basics
Type of Remodel:    Kitchen Remodel/Existing Footprint/All New Items
Kitchen installation:     Some Do-It-Yourself: 20%-70%, Hired General Contractor
Budget:    Middle Budget
Location:     U.S. Northeastern
Location Type:    Suburban
Basic Other Information:     South Shore of Massachusetts
Central New England Soapstone
Local General Contractor -- email me for recommendation

2. Kitchen Design
Kitchen Design Family/Function:    Just The Two Of Us
Kitchen Designer:    Self-Designed
Kitchen Size:    Small (under 150 sq.ft)
Kitchen Dimensions (WxL):    13 x 12
Kitchen Height:    Height 9 feet or less
Kitchen Shape:    U-Shaped Kitchen
Kitchen Style:    Classic Style, Shaker Style
Kitchen Island:    No Island
Kitchen Peninsula:    Peninsula With Seating, Peninsula with one level
Kitchen Seating:    Peninsula Counter Seating, Freestanding Stool/Easy Chair/Rocker
Kitchen Ceiling:    No Special Ceiling Design
Design Special Features:    Single Prep Area

3. Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets New/Reused:    New Cabinet Doors and Boxes - Stock Sizes
Cabinet Manufacturer:    Omega/Dynasty
Cabinet Manufacturer Details:    Shaker style -- Marion Maple painted finish in Oyster
Cabinet Door Composition:    Solid Wood Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Door (Wood):    Maple Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Box Composition:    Solid Wood Cabinet Boxes
Cabinet Box (Wood):    Maple Cabinet Boxes
Cabinet Framing:    Framed Cabinet
Cabinet Door Overlay:    Full Overlay Cabinet Door
Cabinet Door Style:    Raised Panel Cabinet Door
Cabinet Color:    White/Cream Cabinet Door
Cabinet Finish:    Painted Cabinet Door
Cabinet Height:    Cabinets to the Ceiling
Mixed Cabinets?    No mixed cabinets
Cabinet Special Features:    Base Cabinet greater than 24in deep, Full Extension Cabinet Drawers, Soft-Close Cabinet Drawers

4. Kitchen Countertops
Countertop New/Reused:    New Countertops
Countertop Composition:    Soapstone Countertop
Soapstone Countertop:    PA
Countertop Color:    Gray Countertop
Countertop Finish:    No Countertop Finish
Countertop Edge:    Eased Edge Countertop
Mixed Countertops?    No Mixed Countertops
Countertop Supplier:    central New England Soapstone
Countertop Fabricator:    David Brushett owner of Central New England Soapstone

5. Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash New/Reused:    New Backsplash
Backsplash Material:    Ceramic/Porcelain Backsplash
Backsplash Type:    Subway Tile Backsplash
Backsplash Tile Size:    2x8.5
Backsplash Size:    Full backsplash
Backsplash Color:    Gray Backsplash
Backsplash Manufacturer:    Mexican Handcrafted Tile -
Backsplash Details:    Suprema Gloss Bricks in touch of Gray
Backsplash Supplier:    Bellew Tile, 308 Hingham Street, Rockland, MA
Backsplash Special Features:    Handmade Tiles in  Backsplash

6. Kitchen Appliances

Appliances: New/Reused?    All New Appliances
Refrigerator Manufacturer:    Kitchen Aid KFC22EVMS
Refrigerator Color:    Stainless Steel Refrigerator
Refrigerator Special Features:    Bottom FreezerRefrigerator, French Door Refrigerator, Counter-Depth Refrigerator
Range/Stove Color:    Stainless Steel Range/Stove
Range/Stove Special Features:    Range Mount Slide-in, Glass Top Range/Stove, Convection Range
Range/Stove Manufacturer:    GE Cafe
Dishwasher Manufacturer:    Kitchen Aid KUDE40FXSS
Dishwasher Color:    Stainless Steel Dishwasher
 Microwave Manufacturer:    GE Cafe Advantium
Microwave Color:    Stainless Steel Microwave
Microwave Details:    Advantium/speed oven
Microwave Special Features:    Over the Range Microwave, Convection Microwave, Microwave/Oven Combo 
Additional Appliances:    Garbage Disposal - Batch Feed
7. Kitchen Plumbing
Plumbing: New/Reused?    Mix of Old and New Plumbing Lines
Main Sink Manufacturer:   
Main Sink Material:    Soapstone Main Sink
Main Sink Shape:    Rectangular Main Sink
Main Sink Bowls:    Single Bowl Sink
Main Sink Width:    Main Sink 25 to 29 inches
Main Sink Cabinet Size:    Main Sink Cabinet 27 inch
Main Sink Mount:     Apron Front Sink
Main Faucet Manufacturer:   
Main Faucet Color/Material:    Nickel/Pewter Main Faucet
Main Faucet Finish:    Brushed Main Faucet
Main Faucet Type:    Pull-Out Spray Faucet
Main Faucet Details:    kohler Vinnata K690VS
Plumbing Special Features:    Air Switch

8. Kitchen Electric and Lighting
Electric Outlet Covers:    Horizontal
Electric Special Features:    Plug inside cabinet 
Lighting Special Features:    Chandelier in Kitchen, Dimmers in Kitchen, Recessed Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

9. Kitchen Hardware
Hardware Type:    Both Knobs and Pulls
Hardware Knobs Manufacturer:    Knobs:  Amerock Glass Knobs Satin Nickel BP55268-GC10
Hardware Knobs Material/Color:    Glass Knobs  
Hardware Pulls Manufacturer:    Amerock Brass & Sterling Traditions 160 mm and 4"
Hardware Pulls Material/Color:    Nickel/Pewter Knobs

10. Kitchen Flooring
Flooring New/Reused:    New Flooring
Flooring Manufacturer:   
Flooring Material:    Wood Floor
Flooring Color:    Medium Wood Floor
Flooring Details:    3.5" red oak stained with Minwax Early American stain

11. Kitchen Pantry
Pantry Type:    Tall Cabinet Pantry
Pantry Size:    27x84
Pantry Depth:    20"
Pantry Cabinet Features:    Full Rollout in Pantry Cabinet
Pantry Items:    Canned Goods in Pantry, Paper Products in Pantry
Pantry Containers:    Plastic Specialty Jars in Pantry
Special Pantry Features:    Pantry Cabinets Flanking Refrigerator

12. Kitchen Special Features

Convenience Items:    Knife Drawer, NeverMT, Under-Counter Recycling Bin, Recycling Pullout, Spice Drawer, Trash Pullout, Tray Dividers
Special Features Other Information:    Pantry pullou

13. Kitchen Decor

Decor Wall Color:    White/Cream Wall Color
Decor Wall Color Details:    Benjamin Moore White Sand
Decor Special Features:    Live Plants   

14. Kitchen Additional Comments
 Opinions:    "Happy with the flow.  Love base drawers for pots and pans. Cabinets very easy to clean.  Color choices lend to a calm feeling.  We have limited space and tried to cram in a lot of features. Would have sacrificed smaller upper cabinet and lower pantry pullout to allow for super Susan below instead of blind corner cabinet.  Corner upper easy reach could have been larger.

Soapstone is a dream though currently having issues with water spots. Plan to touch base with fabricator to work this out. Would not have chosen a different material even if I had known this beforehand. Just love the softness to the touch and vintage feeling it gives to the whole space. "   

Kitchen Cost:
  • Cabinets-$12,000
  • Soapstone-$4,900
  • GC-$42,000 (includes wood floor, UCL, recessed lighting)
  • Appliances-$6800
  • Backsplash tile-$437
  • Faucet-$415
  • Pulls/knobs-$250
  • Disposal-$200
  • Air switch-$56
Thank You's:    Entire GW TKO community -- couldn't have done this without you!
Before Photos:    Yes
Floorplan Photos:    No