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DW Panel- Finished at Floor Area?

posted by: 2LittleFishies on 02.18.2013 at 11:40 am in Kitchens Forum

OK, I love to obsess about things. The cab maker mentioned last month they don't put anything at the floor of the DW when I asked and I didn't think about it again. Then, yesterday- Mom mentioned it. "Hmmm... Why don't they cover that section under DW?" Now I am wondering about it? Do those of you with paneled DWs have the same as I do?

Usually you don't see it much but at certain angles (like where Mom was seated) I guess it was more obvious.

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PS- With these recent GW changes, even large pics are now VERY small...

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clipped on: 05.29.2013 at 07:12 pm    last updated on: 05.29.2013 at 07:12 pm

RE: Drawer dividers (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: pudgybaby on 03.23.2011 at 08:49 pm in Kitchens Forum

Many of us have made our own using these brass divider makers from Lee Valley. They are fairly cheap to make (you need the brass dividers and strips of wood which I got at Lowes) and pretty easy, too. Best of all, they are custom. I did several drawers with these. Here is a pic of my silverware drawer and a link to another thread with divider info, including more pics of the Lee Valley setup. You can do a google search and find many more threads on dividers.

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Here is a link that might be useful: drawer divider link

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clipped on: 05.03.2013 at 05:25 pm    last updated on: 05.03.2013 at 05:25 pm

2LittleFishies Yellow Kitchen Reveal- Part DEUX!!!

posted by: 2LittleFishies on 02.10.2013 at 10:27 pm in Kitchens Forum

***THIS IS PART 2 OF MY REVEAL THREAD IN CASE THERE ARE OTHER QUESTIONS AND IT HAS ONLY BEEN A COUPLE OF DAYS SINCE THE REVEAL... Also, I can add pics of the banquette when it is done : )
HERE IS PART 1 if you want to read other comments/questions answered:
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/kitchbath/msg0209074917427.html?1 9038

OK, here is my finished yellow kitchen thread! Can't believe it is here!
I can't thank ALL of you enough (or at least those who shared in my vision!) for all the help. Like most of us I really spent so much time on every decision. I joke that nothing happened by accident.
There are so many of you that contributed your thoughts and ideas but I want to especially thank lavender_lass and marcolo for all of their wise words and helping me find and stay true to my vision.
I found the hardest part of renovating is not going off track every time you have to make a decision and not letting others sway you to do things you really don't want to do!

What is NOT finished:
*Still waiting on banquette bench for between the 2 built-ins
*New Dining Table
*2 ends of the Backsplash Tile are not installed yet b/c they were sent back to manufacturer to get a bull-nosed edge.
*Custom light switch cover to match BS tile.
*Deciding on window treatments-whether or not to do them...

Specifics:

*Custom Cabinetry- Gilreath Cabinetry- Harrisburg, PA.
Perimeter is 36" finished, island is 34" high, baking area 33" high

*Colors of Cabinetry- BM Barley 199, BM Mascarpone AF-20 Cabinets were finished with a catalyzed lacquer (not paint) and clear top coat.

*Wall Paint- Kitchen- BM Elephant Tusk OC-8
Dining Area/Living Room BM Woodlawn Blue HC-147
Living Room BM Putnam Ivory HC-39

*Countertops- Vermont Imperial Danby Marble 3cm (purchased from PMI in NJ); Black Walnut 2" Thick Island Top finished with Satin Waterlox (constructed by our Cabinet Maker)

*Island Size is 9 feet x 51 inches *We keep 5 stools at the island but 6 fit fine (2 at the end)

*Appliances-
Thermador CIT365GM 36" Induction Cooktop (mirrored finish)
Electrolux Icon Double Ovens- Professional Series E30EW85GPS6
Electrolux Icon French Door Fridge- Professional Series E23BC68JPS5
Bosch 800 Plus Dishwasher- SHV7ER53UC
Miele H4080BM Speed Oven
Marvel 60RDEBBO Fridge Drawers

*Floors- Red Oak finished with Minwax Provincial Stain and Vermeister Commercial Finish Poly. Matte

*Hardware-
Renovation Hardware Gilmore Cup Pulls in Chrome
Top Knobs Cabinet Latches in Chrome
Emtek Old Town Clear Knob in Chrome
Schaub & Company 6" Chrome Pulls and 12" pull for Dishwasher

*Lighting-
UCL & In Cabs- Seagull LED lights 3000K temp
Drum Pendants- Lamps Plus
5 light Chandelier- Visual Comfort- Michael S Smith Eiffel Chandelier in Polished Nickel

*Sinks-
Main- Kohler Whitehaven K-6489 36" Apron Front Cast Iron Sink
Prep- Kohler K-6584 Iron/Tones Cast Iron Sink

*Faucets-
Main- Moen Woodmere in Chrome S7208C
Prep- Moen Woodmere Prep Faucet in Chrome S6208C
Soap dispensers- Moen
Pot Filler- Moen Showhouse

*Insinkerator Evolution Essential Disposal
Insinkerator Instahot Faucet F-HC2215 Chrome
Insinkerator SST-FLTR

*Backsplash by Wizard Tile
Design is Ribbons & Feathers with Crackle Glaze in Custom Color

*Stools- Counter Height from Grandinroad

BEFORE: This project included pushing out the entire back of our 1950 Cape 7 feet. Also, removing about 5' of our living room wall which involved moving the basement steps over. Removing a wall between the dining room and kitchen, adding a covered porch. We also did all new siding and other exterior things but I'll stick to inside.

Kitchen was originally a galley measuring about 19' x 9 1/2'. Dining Room was about 8 1/2' wide. Now it's really one large room 28' x 16 1/2'. Kitchen side alone is 16' x 16 1/2'

Choosing reveal photos was worse than narrowing down pics for our Wedding Album! SO sorry in advance for the quantity! Hopefully you'll never have to ask me for more pics : )

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AFTER:

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BAKING AREA SIDE OF KITCHEN:

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Most of my drawers like these are adjustable which I'd highly recommend. If they weren't I wouldn't have been able to remove partitions to fit taller pieces.

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Key Cabinet

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My KitchenAid

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COOKTOP SIDE OF L:

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THERMADOR INDUCTION COOKTOP--

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CORNER:

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SINK WALL:

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DISH DRAWERS & DISHWASHER:

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COUNTER HEIGHT WINDOW BUMP OUT:

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TV Pocket Doors Over Fridge

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ISLAND:

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Thanks, Breezy : )

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Storage at Back of Island (Shelves are 9 1/2" deep)

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NOW GOING TO THE RIGHT OF THE SINK/FRIDGE WALL into Dining Area:

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6" DEEP BROOM CLOSET

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LOOKING FORWARD TO SPRING/SUMMER VIEWS:

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MY ORGANIZATIONAL SPOT (cork back, file drawer, printer, BluRay player, desk items, charging drawer)

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WHERE BANQUETTE BENCH WILL BE:

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BAR AREA:

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REFRIGERATOR DRAWERS:

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CUSTOM SLIDING DOORS-- These were at one point supposed to be pocket doors but I didn't want to close off views by having 3' of wall pocket on either side so came up with this which is working well at blocking sound but still gives an open feeling to the space.
I also love the 3 lights on the top so it's less busy and easier to clean!

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INTO LIVING ROOM:

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LIVING ROOM LOOKING INTO KITCHEN:

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The blue looks brighter than it does IRL:

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A FEW LAST SHOTS...

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THANK YOU GW for this FUN, FULFILLING, (and often STRESSFUL) Experience : )
Fishies

Here is a link that might be useful: PART 1 of REVEAL

This post was edited by 2LittleFishies on Tue, Mar 5, 13 at 19:49

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Dishwasher custom toekick
clipped on: 04.26.2013 at 03:38 pm    last updated on: 04.26.2013 at 03:40 pm

Reno. Is. Done. Kitchen reveal at long last!

posted by: phylhl on 03.14.2013 at 01:13 pm in Kitchens Forum

Demo started last April. The last screw went in about 2 weeks ago. The trauma has subsided a bit, hence I was able to get it together and post pix of the baths.

Master bath:
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bath/msg0312293027171.html

Other baths:
http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/bath/msg0312481917657.html

And now for the kitchen!
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Our little bar area:
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Where we keep the dog food:
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The view into the family room, now open to the kitchen (oh now how to furnish that room?!?)
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the microwave hiding spot (garage door/pocket door):
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Pantry - just 12" deep
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Mudroom - widened by about 1 foot:
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Mudroom bench
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Here's some general info:
Granite - Bianco Antico
Tile backsplash - Red Rock 2x8 in Twig
Hood - Modernaire in Oil rubbed bronze with blackened steel accents
Lights - Hudson Valley Garrison (bronze) and Winfield pendants (bronze)
Faucets - Rohl
Knobs - colonial bronze in pewter and brushed nickel, pulls Omnia brushed nickel, and mudroom pulls/knobs Emtek in bronze.

Thanks to the many GWers who helped me address and navigate the issues as they arose. I only wish I'd discovered GW when I was going through the design! But we love it and it's incredibly functional.

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Cloud white, epresso island, jacobean floor
clipped on: 03.26.2013 at 09:49 pm    last updated on: 03.26.2013 at 09:51 pm

Finally finished~photos

posted by: katieob on 04.18.2012 at 09:20 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi all.

It's been a long year, but we moved in a few weeks ago and we're so thrilled!
Again, I'm so thankful to all the gracious forum members here. I get so much great information and inspiration here and your encouragement with Round 2 has been so helpful!

This is a whole house remodel of a 1940's Cape that we purchased last Spring after selling our house. The kitchen is an addition. We still need to paint the window trim and wall above sink, but who knows when....Also, the black front and back door will have better handle hardware soon, just so you know...

I still seem to have giant pics from photobucket, apologies.

Information
Cabs~ Shaker, inset, BM White Dove, custom (same cabinetmaker)
Counters~ Danby Marble on perimeter and walnut on island
Backsplash~Walker Zanger Gramercy Park in Heirloom White
Sink~Shaw's 30 inch
Faucet~Perrin and Rowe, polished nickel
Pendants~ Circa Lighting Small Yoke, polished nickel
Hardware~All PN. Schaub (thanks kateskouros) for appliances, RH Gilmore pulls, RH Glass knobs, Rejuvenation utility latches, Cliffside Brass icebox latches
Stools~Cottage Maine
Fridge~Liebherr
Range~Viking (mistake, me thinks)
Pot filler~Rohl Swing Arm
DW~ Miele (I think Inspira?)
Fridge Drawers~Kitchen Aid (Love, love,love)
Microwave Drawer~Sharp 24 inch

Thanks for looking !!

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Love the Liebherr fridge, thanks Marthavila.
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Banquette. Will eventually have cushions, etc.
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View from kitchen to front door
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BM White Dove
clipped on: 03.24.2013 at 04:06 pm    last updated on: 03.24.2013 at 04:06 pm

Finished Finished! Rancher Remodel, dark to light! (tons pix)

posted by: firsthouse_mp on 06.28.2010 at 02:29 pm in Kitchens Forum

We are done, we are moved in.....after 17mos living with my mom and enduring living out of cardboard boxes! Love love love my new kitchen!! Thank you to all of you who deeply inspired me (redroze,elizpiz,rm,theanimala,segbrown,many many more!), and I hope you don't mind that there's a piece of each of your kitchens that I copied because I admired it so much. I learned so much by lurking, reading everything then finally posting.

THINGS WE LOVE:
--Our cabinets were so reasonable and they work beautifully. We LOVE Precision Cabinets! Their install was immaculate and perfect. When we had a glitch with the warming drawer, they fixed it perfectly! While I couldn't afford every "bell & whistle" inside the cabinets, I love them.
--White Princess honed. It's gorgeous and I no longer have the OCD urge to constantly wipe my counters (our old granite was polished). I also love my backsplash done in the same material--I am attracted to visual simplicity so couldn't pick a tile :)
--Cheap dishwasher. Paid $500 and we love it.
--Deep cheap sinks. Our main Ebay sink is awesome($500)! Love the 10" big single bowl. The island sink was cheap too, and is the perfect size, $150.
--White everywhere and one big room. Not for everyone, but my DH and I love the big open light-filled room. Far cry from the dark rancher that it was. We tore down two walls and raised the ceiling.
--The soapstone buffet. It was a remnant piece and I love that it doesn't match the rest of the kitchen. Sets it apart and boy does the texture feel nice!
--The papertowel niche. Not important, but I like that the towels are off my counter and totally accessible.
--The two hidden cabinets in the island near the stools. All my Xmas dishes, Thanksgiving platters and everything fit in here!

THINGS WE WOULDN'T DO AGAIN:
--The Vent Hood: Modernaire was a NIGHTMARE to deal with here in the NorCal area. You have to go through a distributor who will upcharge you $2,000 to order a hood. Modernaire won't sell directly to anyone who is in the area of one of their distributors. The rep here was a complete idiot, ripped me off and in the end didn't deliver what I had ordered. I had to then hire someone else to fix the goofs. Not worth it!

--Order our range through AJ Madison. Total pain to get this stove delivered. The rest of our appliances came without a hitch but the delivery of the range was a disaster. They refused to deliver it until we had a concrete pathway, but our city had some issues with solid pathways and the runoff, etc. Had 4 delivery dates and they turned around each time and refused to bring it in the house. In the end I would have purchased this through our local store (there was no discount on this by buying on internet, unlike the other appliances).

THINGS WE STILL NEED TO DO:
--Help me pick kitchen table chairs! Those pictured are folding chairs for holidays. Our old ones were falling apart, so we ditched them in the move. What should I put there?
--Shades ordered and we are waiting for them to come and be hung.
--The stools (CB2 Vapor) are too tall and we need to have the legs cut down. They only come in 30" or 24" and one is too tall and the other is too short. Sigh.

THE DETAILS:
Cabinetry�Precision Cabinets, Brentwood, CA; painted in stock color which matches Simply White
Walls�BM Simply White
Kitchen Counters�White Princess granite, from DaVinci Marble & Stone in San Carlos, CA, with 2.25" mitred square edge
Buffet Counter�Brazilian Black soapstone from Texeira, SF, with no edge finish
Door and Drawer Pulls�Top Knobs, Square Pulls, Polished Chrome; ordered off the internet
Main Sink�Ebay purchase 36" SS Farmhouse w/apron front , single bowl, flushmount
Island Sink�Dawn 19X17 single bowl, undermount
Main Faucet�Blanco Meridien Semi-Professional in Brushed
Island Faucet�Santec Penza pull out in Brushed
Refrigerator�Electrolux WaveTouch; ordered off Homeeverything.com
Dishwasher�Whirlpool Gold Quiet Partner III; ordered from AJ Madison
Microwave Drawer�Sharp 24"; ordered from AJ Madison
Range�Viking Range w/6 burners and griddle; ordered from AJ Madison
Hood� Modernaire custom hood
Trash Compactor�GE Profile in SS; ordered from AJ Madison
Warming Drawer�Kitchenaid Architect Series II; ordered off Homeeverything.com; panel from cabinet co.
Backsplash�White Princess granite
Windows�Semco
Flooring-DuChateau pre-engineered floors in Lugano
Big Slider Door�Custom made 10� bypass doors by McFarland Doors, w/custom screen
Island Pendants�Hudson Valley Pelham 13" ordered from Butler Lighting
Breakfast Table Pendant�Round 26" linen chandelier by Restoration Hardware
Buffet Sconces�Boston Library Sconces by CircaLighting.com

Before:
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Family room:Before Remodel
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After:
House
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BM Simply White
clipped on: 03.18.2013 at 07:38 pm    last updated on: 03.18.2013 at 07:38 pm

Finished (another) white Kitchen - pics

posted by: emy315 on 03.22.2012 at 07:58 am in Kitchens Forum

I am not a frequent poster, but I learned so much form this site. Thanks to you all of you. Here is the end result:

Details:

Cabinets : Omega (mix between dynasty and custom) (island stain - truffle)
Range : 48 Wolf AG
Countertops: Kashmire White Granite
Fridge: 48 Subzero
Dishwasher : Kitchen Aid
Micro: 27' Monogram advantium
Floor: Porcelain tile (of hand I don't remember the name)
Hood: Rangcraft

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clipped on: 03.18.2013 at 07:36 pm    last updated on: 03.18.2013 at 07:36 pm

Kitchen finished! White cabs, quartzite, leathered black. Whew!

posted by: babs711 on 07.14.2012 at 12:25 am in Kitchens Forum

We moved into our new build about three weeks ago. While I say the kitchen (and house) are complete, some things are missing that need to be done like counter stools that aren't here yet, a window seat cushion, upholstered chairs at the table that will be ordered, BLADES for the living room ceiling fan that aren't in yet. I've hardly hung a thing on the walls and am working on window treatments now. You get the picture! But we're in! And the months of planning and stewing are over! So here are some pics of the kitchen/dining/living room. I'm sure I'll have updates as I go.

DETAILS:
Cabinets: Eudora Frameless
Island countertop: White Macaubus Quartzite
Perimeter countertop: Leathered Absolute Black Granite
Sink: Kohler Riverby Cast Iron
Faucet: Moen Woodmere in Stainless
Hardware on solid doors/drawers: Amerock Highland Ridge in polished nickel
Glass knobs and Bin Pulls in polished nickel: Van Dyke's
Range & Dishwasher: Thermador
Refrigerator: Kitchenaid Pro
Refrigerator Drawers: Electrolux
Sharp Microwave Drawer

Close up of the tile. It's hard to get an accurate color since it's so glossy. It's more blue/green than portrayed in pics:

I was standing on a chair when I took this. I feel like it makes the dining table look like toy furniture! Ha!

Behold...the unfinished bar and the fan with no blades. We live in the deep south...no judging the fan! Behind those closed doors lies my DH's very unfinished man cave.

And you'd know that the day after I took these, my new sofa cushion inserts came in. It's all fluffy and new looking again. Oh well!


The Pantry is actually the same color as the entry you see right past the range wall in the kitchen (BM Gray Wisp). But I didn't use a flash so it looks funky here:

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BM Revere Pewter - walls
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SunnyAlberta's Finished Kitchen

posted by: SunnyAlberta on 07.25.2012 at 10:42 pm in Kitchens Forum

It has been a long road to finally get the end of building our home and designing the kitchen. I couldn't happier the way everything turned out. You will be happy to know that I have fallen in love with my creamy dreamy cabinets. I wouldn't not trade them in now. Thank you all who helped me a long the way. I couldn't have done with out all your advice. The only thing is not done is two of my pendant lights need a part each but it my might be 3 weeks till then so I decided to share my excitement now. Also, sorry about the picture quality. I only have my iphone as I can't find the computer cords.

Cabinets: Columbia Cabinets French White Permitter with Slate Island
Countertops: Ceasarstone Concrete Permitter and Nougat Island
Backsplash: Polished Venatino Marble Random Strips with Platinum Grout
Hood Fan: Kitchenaid with 660cfm blower
Double Ovens: Kitchenaid Convention
Dishwasher: Kitchenaid
36" Cooktop: Kitchenaid
Fridge: 36" All refrigerator Subzero
Freezer: Standup Fridrigaire Pro Series
Sink: 36" Kohler Smart Divide Vault Sink
Tap: Delta Addison
Floors: 8" Hickory Wide Plank
Pendants: DVI Lighting Essex Collection

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Pantry (We just started moving in)
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Freezer in pantry opposite of shelves
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Whtie Cabinets, Ceasarstone Concrete
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I Finished my White Zen Kitchen!

posted by: celineike on 07.10.2011 at 05:17 pm in Kitchens Forum

Ahhhh, it's good to be done.
What fun this whole process has been!
Here's the low down.

We had a slab leak in February. The entire downstairs had wood floors and water had been leaking into them for weeks/months? we don't know. But long enough that the walls and cabinets were wet as well. So they gutted and we got to work.
Our old kitchen was a dark place for me. We have north facing window and the light was always dim. We also had light wood cabinets and dark greenish black granite (Uba Tuba?) on the counters, island and backsplash!!!! ugh! what a light sucker that was!

I had always known that if we changed the kitchen it would be to white. I know people say timeless doesn't exist in kitchens... but every decade I can think of has had white as an option. So I never thought of this a trendy thing. -til i got here, lol.
Anyway, White cabs and grey counters were the only things I had in mind for sure. The rest fell into place the more I looked around and if you see a part of your kitchen in here... THANK YOU!!!! I stole SO many details from GWer's.

Details...
Apparently we have a small kitchen,lol... didn't think so til i got here either, it's 13'x12'

Counters.... Qortstone perimeters in Cemento
Island & Bar is Statuary Marble
Butcher Block on Island.... oiled Dark Walnut End-Grain 18"x38"
Cabinets .... shaker, inset, framed
Paint on Cabs ...BM Cloud White
Paint on Walls ... BM Smokey Taupe
Hardware is mostly RH & Rejuvenation for the Latches (way worth that investment!) All Polished Nickel
Island now measures 38"x 84"
walkways are 38" on sink side; 42" on oven side; and 36" on fridge side... all plenty wide, i was worried about pushing these measurements.
Bluestar RNB 36"
Proline 36" Hood
Sharp MW Drawer
Kenmore Elite French door Fridge
Fisher & Paykel Dish Drawer Washer
Sink.. Krauss 33" double Bowl Stainless
Main Faucet is Hansgrohe Pull Down PN

Befores...
way before
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and after...
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Fridge wall, Appliance garage on right and coffee station on left
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Island with BB and Rubbish/Recycling Bins/drawers - love these!
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Bluestar tee hee
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I'll post some more pics of fun details. Things i liked seeing from other's kitchens and ended up adding to mine.

At one point, I had chosen everything and had a huge set back of worry that the whole thing would be boring instead of calm and bright and peaceful. Thank you all for your encouragement and opinions on various choices and ideas. This is such great forum with wonderful people.
I love how my kitchen turned out!

xo

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BM Cloud White
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RE: White paint for kitchen cabs with Carrara marble (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: robinst on 07.14.2011 at 08:44 pm in Paint Forum

We have a carrara marble back splash and used BM Simply White. It is a really nice white and goes with everything.

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BM Simply White with Cararra Marble backsplash.
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White paint for kitchen cabs with Carrara marble

posted by: breezygirl on 07.12.2011 at 04:22 pm in Paint Forum

I swore I wasn't going to obsess over the exact white paint for my new kitchen cabs, but I can't help myself. I've been tearing my hair out and now must decide. My counters will be a very gray (almost blue-gray) Carrara marble.

Carrara slabs side by side

Close-up. The tone is much more blue-gray in person.

Carrara slabs closeup

I'm having trouble finding a white that is warm enough not to look stark, but cool enough not to look yellow when next to the Carrara. My cab painter took it upon herself to do a sample door in SW Alabaster, which looks great until you hold it next to the Carrara where it turns very yellow. Next, I chose BM Chantilly Lace which looked a bit creamy on the chip. I thought it would be perfect. When you get the painted door sample near the marble it turns very hospital cold white. I have a big wad of white chips, but I'm not good at visualizing how a chip translates to a cabinet door.

At this point under my time crunch, I can only consider paints that are available locally like SW, BM, Kelly Moore and anything at HD or Lowes. I'd like to use BM Satin Impervo Waterborne for the actual paint. Any color suggestions? Or ideas how to choose? Help!

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