Saturday, December 01, 2012

mpagmom's Kitchen

White Kitchen with Dark Leathered Granite and Ming Green Marble Mosaic Backsplash

Details from mpagmom on 11/17/2012
Link to mpagmom's Gardenweb finished kitchen post
Link to mpagmom's Finished photos

This was a new build completed in June 2012.

When I started planning my kitchen I was looking for a simple, quiet space with lots of natural light. In flipping through kitchen magazines I was always drawn to white cabinets with black honed granite countertops, but I didn't think it would be practical for my family. I went through phases where I wanted natural maple, then quartersawn oak, then gray painted, then dark stained wood, then back to quartersawn oak, and finally to white.

I've always liked marble and briefly considered a marble or marble-look quartz countertop. I ultimately decided I would rather have a solid black countertop with a marble backsplash.

My kitchen is completely open to the great room and dining area, but it was not that way in the original plan. It took me a long time to let go of any sort of wall or raised peninsula to separate it from the great room.

I'm glad I spent nearly a year planning my kitchen - the end result is so much better than it would have been.

Kitchen Highlights:
  • Cabinets: Locally-made Amish painted white (it's their standard white)
  • Countertops: Leathered Kodiak Brown granite
  • Backsplash: Sunflower mosaic in ming green marble from Saltillo Imports (purchased from Caledonia Tile in Indianapolis) and AKDO 3/4"" x 3/4"" mosaic in ming green light (it's supposed to be all light, but there seems to be dark in there)
  • Floors: White oak stained with Minwax Provincial and finished with satin polyurethane
  • Walls: Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray
  • Knobs and pulls: Restoration Hardware Lugarno knob in satin nickel and Restoration Hardware Asbury pull in satin nickel
  • Faucets: Brizo Solna (loved the hidden pullout spray) standard and bar-size
  • Sinks: Silgranit precis super single bowl and large bowl
  • Stools: West Elm rustic counter stool 
  • Pendants: Kichler 2665OZ in olde bronze
  • Refrigerator: Samsung RF266 in platinum
  • Dishwashwer: Bosch SHX68R55UC in stainless
  • Range: GE Cafe Electric
  • Hood: Zephyr Gust in stainless with baffle filters
  • Lighting: All-Pro 5"" LED recessed lights, American Fluorescent LED under-cabinet lights (LUL series), and WAC LED puck lights.

Kitchen Details:

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

2. Kitchen Design
Kitchen Design Family/Function:    Large Family
Kitchen Designer:    Self-Designed, Plans tweeked by GW KF
Kitchen Size:    Medium (151-350 sq.ft)
Kitchen Dimensions (WxL):  
Kitchen Height:    Height 10 feet or less
Kitchen Shape:    L-Shaped Kitchen plus Island
Kitchen Style:    Classic Style, Shaker Style, Transitional Style
Kitchen Island:    Single Island, Island With Seating, Island with one level
Kitchen Island#1 Size (WxL):    48Wx66L
Kitchen Seating:    Island Counter Seating
Kitchen Ceiling:    No Special Ceiling Design
Design Special Features:    Multiple Prep Areas, Unique Window

3. Kitchen Cabinets
Cabinets New/Reused:    New Cabinet Doors and Boxes - Custom Sizes
Cabinet Manufacturer:  
Cabinet Manufacturer Details:    Select Amish Kitchens purchased through Select Kitchen Designs in Dayton, OH
Cabinet Door Composition:    Solid Wood Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Door (Wood):    Maple Cabinet Doors
Cabinet Box Composition:    Wood Ply Cabinet Boxes
Cabinet Framing:    Framed Cabinet, Frameless Cabinet
Cabinet Door Overlay:    Full Overlay Cabinet Door, Flush Inset Cabinet Door
Cabinet Door Style:    Square Cabinet Door
Cabinet Color:    White Cabinet Door
Cabinet Finish:    Painted Cabinet Door
Cabinet Height:    Cabinets to the Ceiling
Mixed Cabinets?    No mixed cabinets
Cabinet Special Features:    Wall Cabinet greater than 12in deep, Wall Cabinet greater than 36in high, Full Extension Cabinet Drawers, Soft-Close Cabinet Drawers, Cabinet Inserts of Clear Glass
Cabinet Other Information:    Base/island cabinets are frameless, full overlay.
Wall cabinets are framed, inset.
Wall cabinets are 13"" deep.
Corner wall cabinet is 16"" deep."

4. Kitchen Countertops
Countertop New/Reused:    New Countertops
Countertop Composition:    Granite (slab) Countertop  
Granite Countertop:    Kodiak Brown Leathered 
Countertop Color:    Black Countertop
Countertop Finish:    Antiqued Countertop
Countertop Edge:    Eased Edge Countertop
Mixed Countertops?    No Mixed Countertops
Countertop Supplier:    IGM, Columbus, OH
Countertop Fabricator:    Stone Center of Dayton, Dayton, OH

5. Kitchen Backsplash
Backsplash New/Reused:    New Backsplash
Backsplash Material:    Marble Backsplash
Backsplash Type:    Complex-Shaped Tile Backsplash (non-rectangular), Mosaic Tile Backsplash
Backsplash Pattern:    Mosaic Backsplash
Backsplash Tile Size:
~ Backsplash Tile Square - Tiny (under 1x1)
~ Backsplash Tile Square - Small (1x1 to 2x2)
Backsplash Size:    Full backsplash
Backsplash Color:    Green Backsplash, White Backsplash
Backsplash Manufacturer:
~ Saltillo Tile Imports (main backsplash)
~ AKDO (sink wall backsplash)
Backsplash Details:    Small Sunflower Mosaic in Ming Green marble (main backsplash), 3/4"" Mosaic in Ming Green light marble (sink wall backsplash)
Backsplash Supplier:    Caledonia Tile, Indianapolis, IN (main backsplash), Mees Distributors, Dayton, OH (sink wall backsplash)
Backsplash Special Features:    Unusual Backsplash Design
Backsplash Other Information:    Bright white grout

6. Kitchen Appliances
Appliances: New/Reused?    All New Appliances
Refrigerator Manufacturer:    Samsung RF266
Refrigerator Color:    Stainless "Look" Refrigerator
Refrigerator Special Features:    French Door Refrigerator, Regular size frig inset into wall to counter depth
Range/Stove Color:    Stainless Steel Range/Stove
Range/Stove Manufacturer:    GE Cafe CS980STSS
Range Hood Manufacturer:    Zephyr Gust AK7100ASBF
Range Hood Max CFM:    0-400 CFM Range Hood  
Range Hood Color:    Stainless Steel Range Hood
Range Hood Special Features:    Under Cabinet Mount Range Hood
Dishwasher Manufacturer:    Bosch SHX68R55UC
Dishwasher Color:    Stainless Steel Dishwasher
Dishwasher Special Features:    
Microwave Color:    Black Microwave
Microwave Details:    I've had this for 15 years or so.
Microwave Special Features:    Undercounter Microwave (not in drawer)

7. Kitchen Plumbing
Plumbing: New/Reused?    Installed All New Plumbing Lines  
Main Sink Manufacturer:    Blanco Silgranit Precis Super Single Anthracite 440149
Main Sink Material:    Composite Main Sink (Granite, Quartz, etc.) [e.g. Silgranite]
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:    Negative Reveal Undermount Sink 
Main Faucet Manufacturer:    Brizo Solna 63020LF-PC
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:    Blanco Silgranit Precis Large Bowl 513428
Prep Sink Material:    Composite Prep Sink (Granite, Quartz, etc.) [e.g. Silgranite]
Prep Sink Width:    Prep Sink 20 to 24 inches
Prep Faucet Manufacturer:    Brizo Solna 63920LF-PC  
Prep Faucet Color/Material:    Chrome Prep Faucet
Prep Faucet Finish:    Polished Prep Faucet

8. Kitchen Electric and Lighting
Electric Outlet Covers:    White   
Lighting Special Features:    Dimmers in Kitchen, Pendant over Island, Recessed Lighting, Under Cabinet Lighting, Button Light inside cabinet
Lighting Details:    All lighting is LED.

9. Kitchen Hardware
Hardware Type:    Knobs Only, Pulls Only
Hardware Knobs Manufacturer:    Restoration Hardware Lugarno 1-1/4" satin nickel
Hardware Knobs Material/Color:    Nickel/Pewter Knobs   
Hardware Pulls Manufacturer:    Restoration Hardware Asbury 4" and 8" in satin nickel
Hardware Pulls Material/Color:    Nickel/Pewter Knobs

10. Kitchen Flooring
Flooring New/Reused:    New Flooring
Flooring Manufacturer:    2-1/4" strip white oak stained with Minwax Provincial and finished with satin polyurethane
Flooring Material:    Wood Floor
Flooring Color:    Medium Wood Floor

11. Kitchen Pantry
Pantry Type:    Pantry closet in nearby room
Pantry Size:    36Wx28D
Pantry Depth:    24" 
Pantry Shelving:    Melamine Open Shelving in Built-in Pantry
Pantry Door:    Swing-Out Door on Built-in Pantry
Pantry Shape:    Straight Pantry Shelves
Pantry Items:    Boxed Goods in Pantry, Broom/Dustpan in Pantry, Paper Products in Pantry, Recyclables in Pantry 
Special Pantry Features:    Electrical Outlet in Pantry

12. Kitchen Special Features
Eco-Friendly:    Includes low-energy or low-water-use components 
Convenience Items:    Dish Drawer, Super Susan, Tilt outs, Water Dispenser

13. Kitchen Decor
Decor Wall Color:    Green Wall Color
Decor Wall Color Details:    Sherwin Williams Comfort Gray

14. Kitchen Additional Comments
no information

Before Photos:    No
Floorplan Photos:    Yes


Wgctmom said...

Very nice! Would you mind sharing the name of your cabinet maker? Thanks!

Karen said...

A serene little haiku of a kitchen.


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