Monday, October 22, 2012

adh673's Kitchen

Creamy French Classic

Details from adh673 on 10/13/2012
Link to adh673's first Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to adh673's second Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to adh673's Finished photos

2010 Kitchen Remodel in Northern Virginia.  Started with 1988 builder grade kitchen.  No major structural changes in remodel.

Kitchen Highlights:
  • Cabinets- Shiloh, inset beaded soft white with slate highlighting and brushing. Tons of details on these, everything is upgraded and pull out or soft glide, etc. They were our biggest expense.
  • Kitchen Table- Antique tables made daily. Chairs painted and distressed from my old set 
  • New Windows (expanded in kitchen, replaced in entire house)- OKNA. And very glad I went with casement in kitchen in the end as I wasn't going to originally. 
  • Pendants- Mercury glass, shades of light
  • Range- GE Monogram 36 inch dual fuel with grill (love it)
  • Sink- Shaw 3018 (love it), also got the stainless grid, love it too.
  • Prep Sink- Rohl Round 18 inch with Tapmaster (tapmaster nice but not end of world if not)
  • Faucets- same for both sinks, Delta Leland single hole
  • Air switches- from home depot (very frustrating. DonĂ¯¿½t place these near a faucet handle!)
  • Floors- Character walnut random width, distressed edges, Waterlox finish, Blackford and Sons. LOVE! 
  • Vent- GE, free with range 1200 CFMs, loud but works and free is free
  • Undercabinet lights- seagull ambiance lighting on dimmer, great lights
  • Disposals- Evolution and Evolution compact, no trouble
  • Dishwasher- Meihl, some trouble here. Had a flood already! Due to filling the soap dispenser up with soap, apparently a BIG no-no. 
  • Backsplash- subway, Emser cape code in artisan cream crackle ordered from Studio Tile in Fl for around 14/ft, Above range, not sure, some small mosaic from a local store. 
  • Hardware- cabinets, hafele antique black, doors ordered online , Emtek black ordered from simpsons hardware 
  • Paint- Ben Moore Algonkian Trail, eggshell
  • Warming drawer- Kitchenaid (used every day!) 
  • Microwave- Sharp MW Drawer (fine) 
  • Fridge- Samsung with convertible fridge drawer (can be used for wine, kids snacks, deli meats,etc) (like it) 
  • Wine Fridge- Uline Captain (some trouble here, two repair visits) 
  • Railings- Iron panels and railing elements ordered from 
  • Kings Architectural Metals and welded locally (love the result) 
  • General  Contractor- Tom Christie, Quality Craft Carpentry in Northern Virginia

1. Kitchen Basics
Type of Remodel:    Kitchen Remodel/Existing Footprint/All New Items
Kitchen installation:    Hired General Contractor
Budget:    High Budget
Location:    U.S. Northeastern, U.S. non-specific
Location Type:    Suburban
Basic Other Information:    Northern Virginia Quality Craft Carpentry (GC) Kleppinger Design Group (cabinets)

2. Kitchen Design
Kitchen Design Family/Function:    Large Family, Small Children, Entertain Frequently
Kitchen Designer:    Kitchen Designer
Kitchen Size:    Medium (151-350 sq.ft)
Kitchen Dimensions (WxL):    12 x 22
Kitchen Height:    Height 8 feet or less
Kitchen Shape:    Straight Kitchen plus Island
Kitchen Style:    Classic Style, Eclectic Style, French Style, Old World Style, Traditional Style, Vintage Style
Kitchen Island:    Single Island, Island With Seating, Island with one level
Kitchen Island#1 Size (WxL):    8 by 3
Kitchen Peninsula:    No Peninsula
Kitchen Seating:    Island Counter Seating
Kitchen Ceiling:    No Special Ceiling Design
Design Special Features:    Built-in Pantry, Multiple Prep Areas, Windows to the Counter
Design Other Information:    Kleppinger Design Group, Elizabeth Alpert

3. Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets New/Reused:    New Cabinet Doors and Boxes - Custom Sizes
Cabinet Manufacturer:    Shiloh
Cabinet Manufacturer Details:    Oxford door style Inset, beaded edge Island Knotty Alder, Walnut Stain, Perimeter, Soft white, brushed and highlighted in slate
Cabinet Door Composition:    Solid Wood Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Door (Wood):    Maple Cabinet Doors, knotty alder
Cabinet Box Composition:    Solid Wood Cabinet Boxes
Cabinet Door Overlay:    Beaded Inset Cabinet Door
Cabinet Door Style:    Raised Panel Cabinet Door
Cabinet Color:    Medium Wood Cabinet Door, White/Cream Cabinet Door
Cabinet Finish:    Stained Cabinet Door, Painted Cabinet Door, Glazed Cabinet Door
Cabinet Height:    Cabinets to the Ceiling
Mixed Cabinets?    Mixed Cabinets perimeter/island (multiple colors/shades/finishes)
Cabinet Special Features:    Full Extension Cabinet Drawers, Soft-Close Cabinet Drawers

4. Kitchen Countertops
Countertop New/Reused:    New Countertops
Countertop Composition:    Granite (slab) Countertop   
Granite Countertop:    Western Sage Brush
Countertop Color:    White/Cream Countertop
Countertop Finish:    Polished Countertop
Countertop Edge:    Ogee Edge Countertop, Straight Edge Countertop
Mixed Countertops?  
Countertop Supplier:    Dominion Granite (fabricator) and Elegant Granite (supplier)
Countertop Fabricator:    Dominion Granite, recommend

5. Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash New/Reused:    New Backsplash
Backsplash Material:    Ceramic/Porcelain Backsplash
Backsplash Type:    Subway Tile Backsplash
Backsplash Pattern:    Liner tiles in backplash
Backsplash Tile Size:    Backsplash Tile Rectangular - Medium (2x4 to 3x6)
Backsplash Size:    Full backsplash
Backsplash Color:    Light Backsplash, Neutral Backsplash, Cream Backsplash
Backsplash Manufacturer:    Emser Cape Code in Artisan Cream
Backsplash Details:    Artisan Cream
Backsplash Supplier:    Oliver at Wholesale Tile in Florida
Backsplash Special Features:    Handmade Tiles in  Backsplash, Mixed Materials in Backsplash
Backsplash Other Information:    The mosaic over the range is not emser, I don't remember who is it is but mini tiles, some irridescent, in a matching tone.

6. Kitchen Appliances

Appliances: New/Reused?    All New Appliances
Refrigerator Manufacturer:    Samsung 4287
Refrigerator Color:    Stainless Steel Refrigerator
Refrigerator Special Features:    French Door Refrigerator
Range/Stove Color:    Stainless Steel Range/Stove
Range/Stove Special Features:    Range Gas Continuous Grates, Dual Fuel Range, Pro-Style Range
Range/Stove Manufacturer:    GE
Range Hood Manufacturer:    GE
Range Hood Max CFM:    601-1000 CFM Range Hood 
Range Hood Color:    Stainless Steel Range Hood    
Cooktop Manufacturer:    GE Monogram
Cooktop Color:    Stainless Steel Cooktop
Cooktop Special Features:  
Cooktop Details:    36 inch monogram with grill in center
Dishwasher Manufacturer:    Miele
Dishwasher Color:    Custom Wood Paneled Dishwasher
Dishwasher Details:    miele optima
Microwave Manufacturer:    sharp
Microwave Color:    Stainless Steel Microwave 
Microwave Special Features:    Built-in Microwave in Drawer 
Warming Drawer Manufacturer:    kitchenaid
Warming Drawer Color:    Stainless Steel Warming Drawer 
Additional Appliances:    Wine Cooler
Additional Appliance Information:    Captain wine fridge by uline

7. Kitchen Plumbing
Plumbing: New/Reused?    Mix of Old and New Plumbing Lines
Main Sink Manufacturer:    Rohl shaw
Main Sink Material:    Fireclay 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, Apron Front Sink  
Main Sink Details:    Rohl Shaw 30 inch
Main Faucet Manufacturer:    delta leland
Main Faucet Color/Material:    Stainless Steel Main Faucet
Main Faucet Finish:    Matte Main Faucet
Main Faucet Type:    Pull-Out Spray Faucet, Single Handle Faucet   
Prep Sink Manufacturer:    Rohl Allia
Prep Sink Material:    Fireclay Prep Sink  
Prep Sink Width:    Prep Sink under 20 inches
Prep Sink Details    18 inch round
Prep Faucet Manufacturer:    delta leland  
Prep Faucet Color/Material:    Stainless Steel Prep Faucet
Prep Faucet Finish:    Matte Prep Faucet
Plumbing Special Features:    Air Switch, Hands-free Faucet, Tapmaster - Eurostyle  

8. Kitchen Electric and Lighting
Electric Outlet Covers:    painted metal ones from home depot to match tile
Electric Special Features:    Outlet Covers match the Backsplash, Outlet in Island, Phone jack in cabinet, Plug inside cabinet, Plugmold under Cabinets
Electric Details:    plugmold in hutch.  Hutch cabinet has 8 outlets
Lighting Special Features:    Dimmers in Kitchen, Pendant over Island, Recessed Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting

9. Kitchen Hardware
Hardware Type:    Both Knobs and Pulls
Hardware Knobs Manufacturer:    Hafele antique black
Hardware Knobs Material/Color:    Black Knobs  
Hardware Pulls Manufacturer:    Hafele
Hardware Pulls Material/Color:    Black Knobs

10. Kitchen Flooring
Flooring New/Reused:    New Flooring
Flooring Manufacturer:    Blackford and Sons (TN)
Flooring Material:    Wood Floor
Flooring Color:    Dark Wood Floor
Flooring Details:    Black Walnut, Character 1 and 2.  Random width-3-5-7.

11. Kitchen Pantry
Pantry Type:    Reach-in Pantry (Built-in)   
Pantry Cabinet Features:    Full Rollout in Pantry Cabinet

12. Kitchen Special Features

Special Features Other Information:    legs by range are pull out spice racks

13. Kitchen Decor

Decor Wall Color:    Brown Wall Color 

14. Kitchen Additional Comments
no information  

Before Photos:    Yes
Floorplan Photos:   Yes