Friday, September 14, 2012

keptoz's Kitchen

Cream & Cherry Kitchen for under $20K

Posted by keptoz on Mon, Apr 19, 10
Link to keptoz's Gardenweb finished kitchen post

  • Cabinets - perimeter: Aristokraft Durham Toasted Almond Glaze, island: Wentworth Maple Java Glaze
  • Countertops – Brown Tan Granite, ½ bevel edge
  • Backsplash – 3x6 Edimax ceramic tile - Brunata 
  • Floor – Kaindl "Acacia" laminate 
  • Stools – Target (Pottery Barn knockoffs - $65/each vs. $260/each)
  • Hardware - Lowe’s Gateway "Aged Bronze"
  • Faucet – Danze Opulence Single Handle – Stainless Steel finish
  • Pendants – Progress "Madison" Antique Bronze
  • Fridge – Kenmore (purchased 3 yrs ago)
  • Dishwasher – Frigidaire (purchased 6 yrs ago)
  • Range & Micro – Frigidaire Professional Series
  • Jelly Cabinet - Ebay
  • Walls – "Rejuvinate" Behr (Home Depot)

    Kitchen Budget: Low Budget
    Kitchen DIY: No
    Kitchen Size: Medium
    Kitchen Floor Plan: No
    Kitchen Shape: L+Island
    Kitchen Style: Traditional
    Kitchen Style: Cottage
    Kitchen Ceiling Height: < 8ft
    Cabinet Composition: Solid Wood
    Cabinet Composition: MDF Solid
    Cabinets Refaced: No
    Cabinet Composition: Wood:Maple
    Cabinet Finish: Stained
    Cabinet Finish: Painted
    Cabinet Finish: Glazed
    Cabinet Color: White/Cream
    Cabinet Shade: Dark Wood
    Cabinet Mixed: Yes
    CabMfg: Aristokraft
    Counter Granite: Brown Tan
    Counter Mixed: No
    Counter Unique: No
    Counter Color: Black
    Counter Color: Brown
    Appliance Mfg: Frigidaire
    Appliance Mfg: Kenmore
    Appliance Color: Stainless
    FloorComp: Laminated
    FaucetMfg: Danze Opulence
    SinkComp: Stainless
    Broom Closet
    Corner Sink
    Cutting Board Storage
    Drawer Dividers
    Glass Doors
    Island with Seating
    Lighting Pendant
    Lighting Recessed
    Lighting Under Cabinet
    Rollout Trays
    Soap Dispenser
    Tray Divider
    Walk-in Pantry


    mmhmmgood's Kitchen

    White Kitchen with Red Island and Soapstone

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

    Demo started Oct 2011. 

    We are a young family (2 kids, aged 6 months and 2.5 years at the start of the project) and use our kitchen a lot.  Feeding people is my passion so we needed a kitchen that would function well with better flow and use of space than the previous kitchen.  It also needed to be able to grow with our family, allowing small helpers now who will eventually grow into full sized helpers with full sized appetites and who will bring home friends with full sized appetites!  We want it always ready for action - from the routine daily family meals to the impromptu guests.

    I found the old kitchen very dark and wanted much more light in the space. We wanted a bright, cheery, fun space that fits with our active family.  I also wanted to be able to work there feeling surrounded by calmness and serenity when quiet finally descends on the house (ie when the kids go to bed).  For me that is having a place for everything so the clutter can be kept down, having clean lines, and having finishes that I love.

    The house was already open concept but some structural changes were made including removal of a load bearing post from the kitchen.  In addition to the kitchen it was a complete gut of mainfloor and basement.  The laundry was moved to the main floor from the basement, the previous kitchen cabinets were kept in order to repurpose in a hobby room in the basement in a few years.  The previous fridge was in good condition and kept for extra storage in the basement. There are photos of the other areas of the project in the photobucket account.

    Completed Spring 2012

    Kitchen Highlights:
    • Cabinets: 
      • Norcraft, frameless, maple.  
      • Door style - ""Firefox"", 
      • paint/stain colours - ""Mission White"", ""Rapture Red"" and ""Weatherstone"" 
    • Countertop: Anastacia Soapstone sourced in Canada from M.Teixeira via Greensville Soapstone.
    • Backsplash: between uppers and lowers - Tierra Sol Rex Bianchi 12""x24"" cut to 10""x12"", behind cooktop - Tierra Sol 1.2x1.2 Palissandro Polished 3D Mosaic 
    • Paint: 
      • BM colour matched to ICI ""Wood smoke"",
      • hallway and stairwell ""Mansard Stone"" 
    • Floor: existing red oak floor refinished with BONA 50% Ebony, traffic finish 
    • Hood: Faber Stilo 36"" 
    • Cooktop: KitchenAid 36"" Induction KICU569XBL 
    • Oven: KitchenAid 30"" KEBS107S 
    • Microwave: KitchenAid built in KBHS109S 
    • Main Fridge: LG 36"" counter depth LFC21776 
    • Bar Fridge: Danby 20"" DAR482 
    • Dishwasher: Miele Inspira series 
    • Island lighting: Kendal ""Optica"" 6 light chrome & crystal light bar x 2 "

    1. Kitchen Basics
    Type of Remodel:    Kitchen Remodel/New Footprint
    Kitchen installation:     Hired General Contractor
    Budget:    Middle Budget
    Location:     Canada
    Location Type:    City

    2. Kitchen Design
    Kitchen Design Family/Function:    Small Children, Entertain Frequently
    Kitchen Designer:    Self-Designed, Kitchen Designer
    Kitchen Size:    Medium (151-350 sq.ft)
    Kitchen Dimensions (WxL):    11'x20"
    Kitchen Height:    Height 8 feet or less
    Kitchen Shape:    L-Shaped Kitchen plus Island, Open Kitchen
    Kitchen Style:    Transitional Style
    Kitchen Island:    Single Island, Island With Seating, Island with one level
    Kitchen Island#1 Size (WxL):    48"x104"
    Kitchen Peninsula:    No Peninsula
    Kitchen Seating:    Island Counter Seating
    Kitchen Ceiling:    No Special Ceiling Design
    Design Special Features:    Wall removed between kitchen & DR, Island with hidden storage at rear/seating side for rarely used items

    3. Kitchen Cabinets
    Cabinets New/Reused:    New Cabinet Doors and Boxes - Custom Sizes
    Cabinet Manufacturer:    Norcraft
    Cabinet Manufacturer Details:    Door Style "Firefox"
    Cabinet Door Composition:    Solid Wood Cabinet Doors
    Cabinet Door (Wood):    Maple Cabinet Doors
    Cabinet Framing:    Frameless Cabinet
    Cabinet Color:    Dark Wood Cabinet Door, Red Cabinet Door, White/Cream Cabinet Door
    Cabinet Finish:    Stained Cabinet Door, Painted Cabinet Door
    Cabinet Height:    Cabinets to the Ceiling, Soffit between Cabinets and 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:    Soapstone Countertop
    Soapstone Countertop:    Anastacia
    Countertop Color:    Black Countertop
    Countertop Edge:    Radius Edge Countertop
    Mixed Countertops?    No Mixed Countertops
    Countertop Supplier:    M.Teixeira NJ, sourced in Canada through Greensville Soapstone

    5. Kitchen Backsplash
    Backsplash New/Reused:    New Backsplash
    Backsplash Material:    Ceramic/Porcelain Backsplash
    Backsplash Type:    Mosaic Tile Backsplash, Rectangular tile (?technically subway tile but not what one pictures when one things of subway these days?)
    Backsplash Pattern:    Running Bond Backsplash, Mosaic Backsplash
    Backsplash Tile Size:    Backsplash Tile Rectangular - Tiny (under 1x2), Backsplash Tile Rectangular - Large (over 3x6)
    Backsplash Size:    Full backsplash
    Backsplash Color:    White Backsplash
    Backsplash Manufacturer:    Tierra Sol
    Backsplash Details: "between uppers and lowers: Tierra Sol Rex Bianchi 12""x24"" cut to 10""x12"", behind cooktop:Tierra Sol 1.2x1.2 Palissandro Polished 3D Mosaic "
    Backsplash Special Features:    Unique Backsplash Behind Cooktop, 3D mosaic tiles

    6. Kitchen Appliances

    Appliances: New/Reused?    All New Appliances
    Refrigerator Manufacturer:    LG 36" counter depth LFC21776
    Refrigerator Color:    Stainless Steel Refrigerator
    Refrigerator Special Features:    Bottom FreezerRefrigerator, French Door Refrigerator, Counter-Depth Refrigerator
    Range Hood Manufacturer:    Faber Stilo 36"
    Range Hood Max CFM:    601-1000 CFM Range Hood
    Range Hood MUA:   
    Range Hood Color:    Stainless Steel Range Hood
    Range Hood Special Features:    Chimney Style Range Hood
    Cooktop Manufacturer:    KitchenAid 36" Induction KICU569XBL
    Cooktop Color:    Black Cooktop
    Cooktop Special Features:    Induction Cooktop
    Wall Oven Manufacturer:    KitchenAid 30" KEBS107S
    Wall Oven Color:    Stainless Steel Wall Oven
    Wall Oven Special Features:    Single Wall Oven, Convection Wall Oven  
    Dishwasher Manufacturer:    Miele Inspira G2141SCU
    Dishwasher Color:    Stainless Steel Dishwasher 
    Microwave Manufacturer:    KitchenAid built in KBHS109S
    Microwave Color:    Stainless Steel Microwave   
    Microwave Special Features:    Built-in Microwave in Cabinet, Convection Microwave  
    Additional Appliances:    Beverage Cooler
    Additional Appliance Information:    Beverage fridge: Danby 20" DAR482, Stainless Steel finish 

    7. Kitchen Plumbing
    Plumbing: New/Reused?    Installed All New Plumbing Lines
    Main Sink Manufacturer:    Kohler Stages 33"
    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 36 inch
    Main Sink Mount:     Zero Reveal Undermount Sink   
    Main Sink Details:    Love the prep space and all the extra accessories.  It is well used to the full extent of what was intended.  And perhaps a few ways it wasn't intended :)
    Main Faucet Manufacturer:    Grohe Ladylux3 32 226 00E
    Main Faucet Color/Material:    Chrome Main Faucet
    Main Faucet Finish:    Polished Main Faucet
    Main Faucet Type:    Pull-Out Spray Faucet, Single Handle Faucet   
    Prep Sink Manufacturer:    Ticor S3650
    Prep Sink Material:    Stainless Prep Sink 
    Prep Sink Width:    Prep Sink 20 to 24 inches
    Prep Sink Details    oriented sideways in my cabinet with drain on left
    Prep Faucet Manufacturer:    Grohe Ladylux3 32 283 000
    Prep Faucet Color/Material:    Chrome Prep Faucet
    Prep Faucet Finish:    Polished Prep Faucet
    Plumbing Special Features:    Instant Hot Water, Tapmaster - Eurostyle
    Plumbing Additional Information:    Tapmaster currently installed as child safety for instahot.  Working AWESOME   

    8. Kitchen Electric and Lighting
    Electric Outlet Covers:  
    Electric Special Features:    Cable/TV/Computer Outlet, Outlet in Island 
    Lighting Special Features:    Dimmers in Kitchen, Pendant over Island, Recessed Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting
    Lighting Details:    "UCL - Xenon
    Island lighting: Kendal ""Optica"" 6 light chrome & crystal light bar x 2
    Dining room chandelier: Elk ""Dione"" 6 light chandelier polished chrome finish with white fabric shade "

    9. Kitchen Hardware
    Hardware Type:    Pulls Only
    Hardware Pulls Manufacturer:    Amerock Blackrock
    Hardware Pulls Material/Color:    Nickel/Pewter Knobs

    10. Kitchen Flooring
    Flooring New/Reused:    Reused Existing Flooring (Refinished)
    Flooring Manufacturer:  
    Flooring Material:    Wood Floor
    Flooring Color:    Dark Wood Floor
    Flooring Details:    50% Ebony, BONA traffic finish

    11. Kitchen Pantry
    Pantry Type:    Wall Cabinet Pantry
    Pantry Size:    1-24"Wx71"H + 1-12"x71"H
    Pantry Depth:    27"
    Pantry Cabinet Features:    Fixed Shelves in Pantry Cabinet, Individual Sliding Shelves in Pantry Cabinet
    Pantry Items:    Bottled Goods in Pantry, Boxed Goods in Pantry, Canned Goods in Pantry, Paper Products in Pantry, dry goods, baking supplies
    Pantry Containers:    Specialty Bins in Pantry
    Special Pantry Features:    Pantry Cabinets Flanking Refrigerator

    12. Kitchen Special Features

    Convenience Items:    Armoire, Built-in Compost Bin, Rollout Tray Shelves, Spice Drawer, Trash Pullout, Wine Storage, Vac Pan
    Special Features Other Information:    Armoire for coats and shoes as door to backyard off kitchen, also serves to store extra paper products, reuseable shopping bags, etc.

    13. Kitchen Decor
    Decor Wall Color:    Gray Wall Color
    Decor Wall Color Details:    BM colour matched to ICI "Wood smoke"
    Decor Special Features:    Live Plants
    Decor Other Information:    Bar stools: Chair tech "Venice", Black and chrome  

     14. Kitchen Additional Comments
    Opinions:    Love my new kitchen!
    LOVES: the RED, soapstone, induction cooktop, drawers drawers drawers, pullout shelves in the pantry cabinet, Kohler Stages + accessories, spice drawer, tapmaster as childproofing for instahot, single level island, vertical divided shelving above fridge for trays/cookie sheets, trash/compost pullout, cutlery and dishes directly across from DW which makes unloading a breeze, Vac-pan 
    DISLIKES: Wish I had sorted out a better solution for the uppers in the corner (too bad I found Garden Web a bit too late!).  I'm not very good with 3D planning and this upper corner is really very non-functional.   Wish I had deeper uppers and a slightly deeper under/rear island storage (12"" cabinets).

    Before Photos:  Yes
    Floorplan Photos: Yes



    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