Saturday, December 08, 2012

annkathryn's Kitchen

Ikea Cabinets with Custom Walnut Doors, White Counters and Marble Island

Details from annkathryn on 11/25/2012
Link to annkathryn's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
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Completed October 2012

Design considerations: we wanted a bright contemporary look that was inviting and uncluttered. We wanted mostly light surfaces because we were concerned the room might be dark. The kitchen faces north and the one window has an overhang from the master above. We also needed to be budget-aware which we mostly followed with the exception of one big splurge (details below). We loved the look of grain-matched walnut and after a visit to SemiHandMade in Southern California, we decided to go with their custom drawer fronts. I'm the cook and wanted a good expanse of work surfaces. My husband is the clean up guy so he researched and chose the sink and dishwasher.

The island is 60" x 30". In order to have an overhang for seating, we needed to have drawers that were 18" deep. Ikea doesn't sell 18" deep drawers, so we ordered these from Sherr's in the custom size we needed. The walnut end and back side of the island were made by a finish carpenter we hired who wrapped it with a mix of walnut veneer and solid walnut to our specification.

Kitchen Highlights:
  • Perimeter cabinets: Ikea
  • Door fronts on Ikea cabinets - white are Ikea Abstrakt, grain-matched walnut are from SemiHandMade
  • Island and niche cabinets & doors: Scherr's
  • Toe kicks are from Ikea in a glossy dark gray that looks like stainless.

  • Perimeter: Caesarstone in Arctic White. Purchased during the Ikea sale, fabricated by United Marble and Granite (Ikea's fabricator)
  • Island - Calacatta Oro, honed. Purchased at Da Vinci Marble in San Carlos, CA, fabricated by Marblus Granite in San Jose
  • Walnut butcherblock counter from Hardwood Lumber Company

  • Electrolux 30"" Slide-In Induction Range Model EW30IS65JS (Sears Outlet)
  • Sharp 1.5 cu. ft. Over-the-Counter Microwave (Home Depot)
  • Waste King 1HP Eco-Green Garbage Disposer with air switch (Costco)
  • Hansgrohe Metro HighArc Kitchen Faucet with 2-Function Pull-Out Sprayhead (Costco)
  • Ancona Tornado II 30"" Range Hood (Costco)
  • Bosch-SHX68R55UC 800 Series 24 In. Stainless Steel Bar Handle Dishwasher
  • Elkay Gourmet Elumina Stainless Steel 30-1/2"" x 18-1/4"" Single Basin Kitchen Sink 10"" Depth
  • Kenmore Elite fridge (existing)

Mockett Door pulls 3"" Tab Drawer Pull - Satin Chrome (26D)
Omnia Pulls for niche cabinet
Floor - strand-woven bamboo from Teragren in Chestnut
Lights - LED undercabinet and can lights.
Pendants - Bruck Rainbow I (dichroic)
Wall color - BM Decorator's White

Kitchen Details:

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

2. Kitchen Design
Kitchen Design Family/Function:    Entertain Frequently, Just The Two Of Us
Kitchen Designer:    Self-Designed
Kitchen Size:    Small (under 150 sq.ft)
Kitchen Dimensions (WxL):    14x14
Kitchen Height:    Height 8 feet or less
Kitchen Shape:    L-Shaped Kitchen plus Island
Kitchen Style:    Eclectic Style, Transitional Style, Contemporary
Kitchen Island:    Single Island, Island with one level
Kitchen Island#1 Size (WxL):    30x60 
Kitchen Peninsula:    No Peninsula
Kitchen Seating:    Island Counter Seating
Kitchen Ceiling:    No Special Ceiling Design

3. Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets New/Reused:    New Cabinet Doors and Boxes - Stock Sizes
Cabinet Manufacturer:    Ikea and Sherr's
Cabinet Manufacturer Details:    Perimeter cabinets: Ikea, door fronts on Ikea cabinets - white are Ikea Abstrakt, grain-matched walnut are from SemiHandMade
Island and niche cabinets & doors: Scherr's
Cabinet Door Composition:    Wood Veneer Cabinet Doors, MDF/fiberboard Cabinet Doors with solid laminate, acrylic, lacquered, or thermafoil/Thermofoil coating
Cabinet Door (Wood):    Walnut Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Box Composition:    MDF/fiberboard Cabinet Boxes with solid laminate, acrylic, lacquered, or thermafoil/Thermofoil coating
Cabinet Framing:    Frameless Cabinet
Cabinet Door Overlay:    Full Overlay Cabinet Door
Cabinet Door Style:    Slab Cabinet Door
Cabinet Color:    Dark Wood Cabinet Door, White Cabinet Door
Cabinet Finish:    Natural (Oil/Wax) Cabinet Door, High-Gloss Cabinet Door
Cabinet Height:    Cabinets to the Ceiling
Mixed Cabinets?    Mixed Cabinets upper/lower (multiple colors/shades/finishes)
Cabinet Special Features:    Full Extension Cabinet Drawers, Soft-Close Cabinet Drawers, Cabinet Inserts of Clear Glass

4. Kitchen Countertops
Countertop New/Reused:    New Countertops
Countertop Composition:    Quartz Countertop (Zodiac, Silestone,  CaesarStone, Cambria, etc.)  , Wood Countertop, Marble 
Marble Countertop:    Calacatta Oro 
Quartz Countertop:    Caesarstone Arctic White 
Wood Countertop:    Walnut
Countertop Color:    White/Cream Countertop
Countertop Finish:    Honed Countertop
Countertop Edge:    Straight Edge Countertop
Mixed Countertops?    Mixed Countertops perimeter/island (multiple colors/shades/finishes)
Countertop Supplier:    "Perimeter: Caesarstone in Arctic White. Purchased during the Ikea sale, fabricated by United Marble and Granite (Ikea's fabricator)
Island - Calacatta Oro, honed. Purchased at Da Vinci Marble in San Carlos, CA, fabricated by Marblus Granite in San Jose"   
Countertop Special Features:    Waterfall Countertop

5. Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash New/Reused:    No Backsplash
Backsplash Material:    Painted Backsplash
Backsplash Color:    White Backsplash

6. Kitchen Appliances
Appliances: New/Reused?    Mix of Old and New Appliances
Refrigerator Manufacturer:    Kenmore Elite
Refrigerator Color:    Stainless Steel Refrigerator
Refrigerator Special Features:    Side-by-Side  Refrigerator, Counter-Depth Refrigerator, Reused Refrigerator (used existing)
Range/Stove Color:    Stainless Steel Range/Stove
Range/Stove Special Features:    Range Mount Slide-in, Range Induction Cooktop, Convection Range, Warming Drawer in Range
Range/Stove Manufacturer:    Electrolux EW30IS65JS
Range Hood Manufacturer:    Ancona Tornado II 30"
Range Hood Max CFM:    1001 - 1500 CFM Range Hood 
Range Hood Color:    Stainless Steel Range Hood
Range Hood Special Features:    Chimney Style Range Hood
Dishwasher Manufacturer:    Bosch 800 series
Dishwasher Color:    Stainless Steel Dishwasher
Microwave Manufacturer:    Sharp Over-the-Counter
Microwave Color:    Stainless Steel Microwave  
Microwave Special Features:    Built-in Microwave in Cabinet

7. Kitchen Plumbing
Plumbing: New/Reused?    Installed All New Plumbing Lines  
Main Sink Manufacturer:    Elkay Gourmet Elumina
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:    Positive Reveal Undermount Sink
Main Sink Details:    Drain on right side of sink to allow for trash pullout on left side of cabinet.
Main Faucet Manufacturer:    Hansgrohe Metro HighArc
Main Faucet Color/Material:    Nickel/Pewter Main Faucet
Main Faucet Finish:    Satin Main Faucet
Main Faucet Type:    Pull-Out Spray Faucet
Plumbing Special Features:    Air Switch

8. Kitchen Electric and Lighting
Electric Outlet Covers:    Under cabinet outlets
Electric Special Features:    No Outlets in Backsplash, Outlet in Island, Plug inside cabinet, Plugmold under Cabinets
Lighting Special Features:    Dimmers in Kitchen, Pendant over Island, Recessed Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting
Lighting Details:    LEDs everywhere

9. Kitchen Hardware
Hardware Type:    Pulls Only
Hardware Knobs Manufacturer:      
Hardware Pulls Manufacturer:    Mockett Satin Chrome pulls
Hardware Pulls Material/Color:    Chrome Knobs  
Hardware Special Features:    Unique Hardware

10. Kitchen Flooring
Flooring New/Reused:    New Flooring
Flooring Manufacturer:    Teragren Strand woven bamboo, Chestnut color
Flooring Material:    Bamboo Floor
Flooring Color:    Medium Wood Floor

11. Kitchen Pantry
Pantry Type:    Tall Cabinet Pantry
Pantry Size:    24 x 88
Pantry Depth:    24"
Pantry Cabinet Features:    Fixed Shelves in Pantry Cabinet, Full Rollout in Pantry Cabinet
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, Dishes in Pantry
Pantry Containers:    Plastic Specialty Jars in Pantry

12. Kitchen Special Features
Convenience Items:    Base Blind Corner Pullout, Drawer Dividers, Pantry Rollout, Under-Counter Recycling Bin, Recycling Pullout, Trash Pullout

13. Kitchen Decor
Decor Wall Color:    White/Cream Wall Color
Decor Wall Color Details:    Benjamin Moore Decorator's White

14. Kitchen Additional Comments
Opinions: Things we love:
- the marble island (aka The Big Splurge)
- the grain-matched walnut doors. We were glad we got the end panels for the upper cabinets as well.
- lots of drawer space
- the trash pullout
- the tall pantry cabinet
- the butcher block counter
- dimmable LED lights
- Sherr's drawer boxes
- Ikea's 20% off sale and exchange policy

Things we had to compromise on:
- no room for a double oven and separate cook top
- clearance behind the island is slightly less than ideal
- more filler by the upper cabinets next to the sink than we'd prefer, needed for symmetry

Things that didn't work out the way we thought
- the window was supposed to come down to the counter
- the finished sink wall was 2"" narrower than planned, which meant we had to cut down the drawer fronts of a 24"" cabinet to 18"" and leave a little gap at the end of the corner cabinet (not visible)
- the corner cabinet needed a lot more door clearance than we thought, so the stove wall had to be adjusted
- the Abstrakt doors and deco strips show every nail and ding, and so were difficult to use at the top of the cabinets where they needed to be mitred.

Final comments:    "Gardenweb ideas used:
- lots of drawers
- offset drain in the sink to allow for a trash pullout underneath
- air switch for garbage disposal
- induction stove
- Ikea boxes and hardware
- under cabinet LED lights and outlets
- over-the-counter microwave
- recessed fridge

Before Photos:  Yes
Floorplan Photos:  No