Saturday, October 27, 2012

laurainlincoln's Kitchen

White Kitchen with Glass Gothic Cabinets and Quartzite

Details from laurainlincoln on 9/13/2012
Link to laurainlincoln's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to laurainlincoln's Finished photos

We live in a 1920's house that had a tiny kitchen and a poorly designed family room and garage that was added on at some point in the '70's. We lived in the house for about 7 yrs before working with an architect to improve the layout and move the kitchen (we also added a mater suite above and addressed the exterior of the addition so it blends more with the original home). The kitchen was so small, we simply added it on the our existing DR.

We moved the kitchen into the space that had been a 1970's family room and then added a family room to what used to be a (weirdly enormous) patio. Arches that mimic those in the front of the house connect the new part to the old. My overall approach was everything wood leans historical (gothic cabs, big moldings, chunky window trim, etc) and everything metal (faucets, hardware) leans modern.

The kitchen (and whole addition) was completed in 2010.

Kitchen Highlights:
  • Cabinets - custom with glass uppers, painted SW Dover White
  • Counters and Backsplash - Madre Perla Quartzite 
  • Sink - Stages 45'
  • Faucets - Kohler Karbon
  • Dishwasher - Bosch
  • Microwave - Sharp drawer microwave
  • Fridge - Kitchenaid built-in
  • Range - Kenmore Pro 36"
  • Hood - Ventahood


1. Kitchen Basics
Type of Remodel:    Kitchen Addition/Existing House
Kitchen installation:    Hired General Contractor
Budget:    Middle Budget
Location:    U.S. non-specific
Location Type:    Suburban

2. Kitchen Design
Kitchen Design Family/Function:    Small Children
Kitchen Designer:    Self-Designed, with cabinet maker and architect
Kitchen Shape:    U-Shaped Kitchen
Kitchen Style:    Traditional Style, Transitional Style  
Kitchen Peninsula:    Peninsula With Seating
Kitchen Seating:    Peninsula Counter Seating
Kitchen Design Other: Our peninsula is 90" of counter from the wall to the end and it's 40" at its widest point (it is curved). The cabs are about 78" from the wall.

3. Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets New/Reused:    New Cabinet Doors and Boxes - Custom Sizes
Cabinet Manufacturer:  Local 
Cabinet Manufacturer Details:   
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:    Cabinet Inserts of Clear Glass

4. Kitchen Countertops
Countertop New/Reused:    New Countertops
Countertop Composition:    Quartzite Countertop
Quartz Countertop:    Madre Perla Quartzite
Countertop Color:    White/Cream Countertop
Countertop Finish:    Polished Countertop
Mixed Countertops?    No Mixed Countertops

5. Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash New/Reused:    New Backsplash
Backsplash Material:    Granite Slab Backsplash
Backsplash Type:    Slab Backsplash   
Backsplash Size:    Full backsplash
Backsplash Color:    White Backsplash

6. Kitchen Appliances
Appliances: New/Reused?    All New Appliances
Refrigerator Manufacturer:  
Refrigerator Color:    Custom Wood Paneled Refrigerator
Range Manufacturer: Kenmore Pro 36"
Range Hood Manufacturer:   Vent A Hood
Range Hood Color:    Stainless Steel Range Hood
Range Hood Special Features:    Wall Mount Range Hood
Range Hood Details:    Vent a hood barrel
Dishwasher Manufacturer:    Bosch
Dishwasher Color:    Custom Wood Paneled Dishwasher
Microwave Special Features:    Built-in Microwave in Drawer

7. Kitchen Plumbing
Plumbing: New/Reused?  
Main Sink Manufacturer:    Kohler Stages 45 with dual Karbons
Main Sink Material:    Stainless Main Sink
Main Sink Shape:    Rectangular Main Sink
Main Sink Bowls:    Single Bowl Sink
Main Sink Width:    Main Sink over 40 inches
Main Faucet Manufacturer:    Kohler
Main Faucet Color/Material:    Stainless Steel Main Faucet

8. Kitchen Electric and Lighting
no information

9. Kitchen Hardware
The hardware is by Schaub & Company and it is the Empire Cup Pull in polished nickel. I went with the matching Empire straight Pull in PN for the cabs. For the larger built-ins that straddle the family room I went with same pulls in a softer finish - Antique Nickel. I got them from

10. Kitchen Flooring
Flooring New/Reused:    New Flooring 
Flooring Material:    Wood Floor
Flooring Color:    Medium Wood Floor

11. Kitchen Pantry
Kitchen Pantry Other: a big overflow pantry that runs the length of the hall

12. Kitchen Special Features
no information

13. Kitchen Decor
Decor Wall Color:    White/Cream Wall Color
Decor Other: Stools are from CB2

14. Kitchen Additional Comments
no information

Before Photos:    Yes
Floorplan Photos:   No