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Another Garden Web Inspired Finished Kitchen ( Lots of Pics)

posted by: LRy511 on 09.05.2011 at 04:42 pm in Kitchens Forum

My new kitchen makes me smile. I have to thank everyone at the Garden Web Kitchen Forum for giving me wonderful, practical ideas to help create my new kitchen. I also have to thank my DH for allowing me to do what I wanted to do in this kitchen, mainly white cabinets.

I have lived in this house for 13 years and always knew one day we would (God willing) renovate the kitchen. At first I wanted to change everything as far as layout, however, as time went on I discovered the layout really worked well and all I need to do was tweak a few areas. I needed to create a larger prep zone; I needed the garbage bin to by my prep zone and not half way across the kitchen. I also needed move the microwave away from the range at the request of my four children. I switched the refrigerator and wall oven to shrink the work triangle. My DH and I debated whether to put in a narrow island/ table or keep our kitchen table. We decided the space would be too small for an island and I liked the family sitting around the table and talking to one another and not seated bar style.

Many thanks to the Garden Web for giving me the impetus to ask if we could raise an obtrusive beam (left over from a 1985 renovation) into the ceiling. This beam caused the 6" vent pipe to run through several cabinets severely limiting my storage space. All gone now! This alone helped to create more storage space .We also expanded the opening into the family room and eliminated a door into the dining room and upgraded the windows to tilt-ins.


Appliances:
Range: Electrolux Induction Cooktop Range with second oven.
Wall oven: Electrolux single wall oven
Refrigerator: Kitchen Aid Architect II French Door Refrigerator (KFCS22EVMS4) Love the water feature inside!
Dishwasher: Kitchen Aid KUDE40FXPA panel ready. And Yes! you can integrate a Kitchen Aid if you know up front you need to allow for an extra �" in length. My CG put an extra �" sheet of sheet rock on the wall and cut out the space for the dishwasher. We had plenty of room to accommodate the Kitchen Aid and make it look integrated.
Microwave: GE Monogram ZEM200SF
Hood: Broan Elite Rangemaster Power Pack RMP17004
Cabinets: Dura Supreme: Crestwood series
Arcadia Classic, Maple perimeter in classic white
Arcadia Classic, Cherry Hutch peninsula
Granite: New Venetian Gold
Hardware: Amerock 96mm Westerly Pulls in Satin Nickel
Amerock Revitalize Knobs in Satin Nickel
Sink: Franke Orca sink, Love,Love,Love!!!
Faucet: Kohler K-690 Vinnata in polished chrome
Lotion Dispenser: Kohler Fairfax collection
Backsplash: Sonoma Tile; market collection, Ashbury Series in Mojave ( 4x4, subway, bead liner and moulding) also, Tumbled Honey onyx .
Under cabinet Lighting: Utilitech LED under cabinet lights
Flooring: Verde1999, Moonstone 20 x 20 porcelain tiles.
Charging Drawer
Wall Color: BM 1639 Windy Sky

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charging drawer:
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Future Roman Shade Fabric for windows:
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Orca Sink:
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love the lowered outlets:
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Drawers for pots:
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New Floor:
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Sam loves it too!
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integrated dishwasher:
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Thank You looking at our pictures!

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I like the backsplash
check out the Orca sink
clipped on: 09.05.2011 at 08:06 pm    last updated on: 09.05.2011 at 08:07 pm

RE: Silgranit sink color (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: SusieQusie60 on 08.19.2011 at 10:15 am in Kitchens Forum

Not sure if this will help, but here are a couple of pix of my biscotti silgranit sink:

The sink with the granite:
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A shot of the sink wall just so you can see the cab colors
Looking out from b'fast room - sink wall

SQ

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I like the sink bump out. Maybe Ken can do this.
clipped on: 08.20.2011 at 06:29 am    last updated on: 08.20.2011 at 06:30 am

Juno UPX Xenon or American Lighting Priori Xenon for under cab?

posted by: tadr on 08.16.2011 at 02:26 pm in Kitchens Forum

I originally posted this in the lighting forum but didn't get much of a response, so I'm reposting here since I need to purchase this week. I'm particularly looking for feedback from anyone having experience with the Juno UPX or the American Lighting Priori Xenon. Thanks!

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We need to pick under cabinet lights for our kitchen remodel. Our contractor will be installing them next week after the cabinets are done. Unfortunately, we aren't wired for low voltage and I haven't found a slim transformer that can be concealed under behind our light rail. We also want them dimmable and we don't want to pay for LEDs.

So -- I'm looking at direct wire xenon fixtures.

We're trying to decide between:
1) Juno UPX Pro-Series Xenon in brushed bronze
http://www.junolightinggroup.com/product_index_results.asp?ln=13&sub=13&sel1=32&sel2=39&brand=1&hl=116&path=xtraMenu4
Total for this option is about $600-700 in materials. These fixtures appear to be higher quality and have lenses that extend almost all the way to the end of the fixture. 1" low profile should be completely concealed behind the light rail.

2) American Lighting Priori Xenon in brushed bronze
http://www.americanlighting.com/products.cfm?ID=5
Total for this option is $300-400 in materials. The fixtures appear be slightly lower quality (more plastic) in the pictures I've seen online. The lenses appear to end 1-2" from the edge of the fixture, so I'm a bit worried about lighting "gaps" between the fixtures (between cabinets). 15/16" low profile should be completely concealed behind the light rail.

Any experience with either of these? Any recommendations? Are the Juno lights worth the 50-100% increase in cost?? Is there some other direct-wire alternative I'm missing that would be better?

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clipped on: 08.16.2011 at 10:51 pm    last updated on: 08.16.2011 at 10:51 pm