Wednesday, November 21, 2012

pghgolfgirl's Kitchen

Tiny Pittsburgh Kitchen Make-over

Details from pghgolfgirl on 11/12/2012
Link to pghgolfgirl's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to pghgolfgirl's Finished photos

My house was built in 1911 and the kitchen is about 100 square feet. The only wall that I had an option to knock down has on the opposite side a beautiful built-in china cupboard, original to the house. Since it provides badly needed storage in the dining room, my GC and I decided to work with the original footprint, which was a challenge. I had very little counterspace and cabinets that didn't function (most boxes and bottles were too tall to fit in them). I couldn't wait to get started!

Kitchen Highlights:
  • Cabinets: Pioneer semi-custom (style is raised Madison, in cherry, tawny stain)
  • Countertops: Blume's Keystone Quartz "Dakota Copper" (To say I LOVE this is an understatement.) 
  • Backsplash: Jeffrey Court Pietra Fire & Ice Quartz (enhanced)
  • Sink: Silgranite
  • Faucet: Blanco "Torino"
  • Floor: DuPont Real Touch laminate
  • Refrigator: Samsung
  • Gas range, Microwave, Dishwasher: Bosch
  • Paint: Behr "Salmon Creek" and "Gallery White"
  • Valance: Lowe's
  • Windowsill: soapstone, original to the house

Kitchen Details:

1. Kitchen Basics
Type of Remodel:    Kitchen Remodel/Existing Footprint/All New Items
Kitchen installation:    Did demo and floor installation
Budget:    Middle Budget
Location:    U.S. Northeastern
Location Type:    City
Basic Other Information:  House located in Pittsburgh, PA. Kitchen design and cabinet installation by Kitchen Fair (Allison Park).  Backsplash tile purchased from Ceramiche Tile and Stone (West End).  Laminate flooring was purchased from Home Depot.

2. Kitchen Design
Kitchen Size:    Tiny (under 100 sq.ft)
Kitchen Style:    Traditional Style
Kitchen Island:    No Island
Kitchen Peninsula:    No Peninsula
Kitchen Seating:    No Seating
Kitchen Ceiling:    No Special Ceiling Design

3. Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets New/Reused:    New Cabinet Doors and Boxes - Custom Sizes
Cabinet Manufacturer:    Pioneer 
Cabinet Door (Wood):    Cherry Cabinet Doors  
Cabinet Framing:    Framed Cabinet   
Cabinet Door Style:    Raised Panel Cabinet Door
Cabinet Color:    Medium Wood Cabinet Door 

4. Kitchen Countertops
Countertop New/Reused:    New Countertops
Countertop Composition:    Quartz Countertop (Zodiac, Silestone,  CaesarStone, Cambria, etc.)
Quartz Countertop:    Blume's Keystone Quartz "Dakota Copper"  
Countertop Edge:    Half Bullnose Edge Countertop
Mixed Countertops?  No  
Countertop Supplier:    Blume's, Pittsburgh, PA 

5. Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash New/Reused:    New Backsplash
Backsplash Material:    Natural Stone Backsplash 
Backsplash Size:    Full backsplash 
Backsplash Manufacturer:    Jeffrey Court Pietra Fire & Ice Quartz
Backsplash Supplier:    Ceramiche Tile and Stone, Pittsburgh, PA

6. Kitchen Appliances
Appliances: New/Reused?    All New Appliances
Refrigerator Manufacturer:    Samsung
Refrigerator Special Features:    French Door Refrigerator, Counter-Depth Refrigerator 
Range/Stove Color:    Stainless Steel Range/Stove
Range/Stove Special Features:    Range Mount Freestanding, Convection Range
Range/Stove Manufacturer:    Bosch
Dishwasher Manufacturer:    Bosch
Dishwasher Color:    Stainless Steel Dishwasher 
Microwave Manufacturer:    Bosch
Microwave Color:    Stainless Steel Microwave
Microwave Special Features:    Over the Range Microwave

7. Kitchen Plumbing
Plumbing: New/Reused?    Installed All New Plumbing Lines  
Main Sink Manufacturer:    Blumes Keystone (similar to Silgranite)
Main Sink Material:    Composite Main Sink (Granite, Quartz, etc.) [e.g. Silgranite]  
Main Sink Bowls:    Double Bowl Sink 
Main Sink Mount:    Zero Reveal Undermount Sink
Main Faucet Manufacturer:    Blanco "Torino"
Main Faucet Color/Material:    Black Main Faucet
Main Faucet Type:    Pull-Out Spray Faucet

8. Kitchen Electric and Lighting
no information

9. Kitchen Hardware
Hardware Type:    Both Knobs and Pulls

10. Kitchen Flooring
Flooring New/Reused:    New Flooring
Flooring Manufacturer:    DuPont Real Touch laminate Black Slate
Flooring Material:    Laminate Floor
Flooring Color:    Dark Non-Wood Floor

11. Kitchen Pantry
no information

12. Kitchen Special Features
Convenience Items:    Rollout Tray Shelves, Spice Drawer, Super Susan, Wine Storage

13. Kitchen Decor
Decor Wall Color:    Light peach

14. Kitchen Additional Comments
Kitchen Cost: My budget was $25,000 and I stayed under it by a few hundred dollars.

Before Photos:  Yes
Floorplan Photos:     No