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Positano's Finished Costa Esmeralda Kitchen!!!

posted by: positano on 10.17.2010 at 02:33 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi Everyone!
I am so happy to finally post my finished pictures. We were done with mostly everything in spring of 2009, but it took me so long to pick out a backsplash.I am glad I waited and got to live with the kitchen a bit. I chose a very neutral tile, so I can spice it up with accessories. I love to change my colors with the seasons. This is my fall kitchen with orange as the accent. For Christmas I add red, and for spring turqouise and yellow. I make inexpensive window treatments with fabric so I can change that out too.I didn't have time to do an orange window treatment before I took these photos. And I have to work on that wall with the black frames...one just feel down so it looks a little off!

I want to thank so many out there for your help!!! I couldn't have done it without you. If you can believe it I really wanted the marble, soapstone and white cabinets kitchen, but this one really goes with my home beautifully. Some of my inspirations were Mamadadapaige, GGLKS, Erikanh, blakey, and so many others!
This was done on a budget since this won't be our forever home. We took down a wall between a small kitchen and small dining room. Everyone said don't do it and lose your dining room, but I am so glad we did. It really changed the way we live in this house. We have a relatively small island and it is the most used piece in the kitchen. We love it!

Some of the details-
Costa Esmeralda granite
Adelphi cabinets in eggshell
Kitchenaid french door counter depth fridge
Kitchenaid dishwasher
Kitchenaid wine fridge
DCS gas 5 burner range
Kobe Range Hood
Delta Victorian Pull down faucet
Kichler undercabinet lighting
Island Pendants- Kitchler Industrial
Insinkerater
Backsplash- Sonoma 2x6 tile in Krazy Krackle
Behind the range- Herringbone mosaic Krazy Krackle
Grout - Laticrete Antique White
Sink- Kindred
Harvest Pedestal Table-Pottery Barn
Parsons Chairs- PB
Bar Stools- 2 Schoolhouse and 1 saddle from PB
Drum Shade over table- Veraluz Tweed Shade
Floors- Oak with Minwax Special Walnut Stain
Paint- Crown Point Sand- Benjamin Moore

I have found my choice to be so easy to take care of. The granite hides things and doesn't show fingerprints. The stainless just needs a wipe with a wet microfiber every now and then followed by a dry one. And the wood floors have been fantastic...so much better than the white vinyl we had before.

Thanks again!! Maybe I will post more pictures thru the seasons when I change it up. There are lots of pictures, I tried to add some befores so you can see the change!
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Here is a link that might be useful: Positano's Finished Kitchen

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Love the Costa Ezmerelda granite countertops.
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RE: pix of islands that seat 5? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: crazyhouse6 on 02.13.2010 at 10:42 am in Kitchens Forum

Here's a couple pics of mine that seats 5.
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RE: pix of islands that seat 5? (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: keptoz on 02.13.2010 at 10:13 am in Kitchens Forum

My island is in the process of being built, so I do not have a pic, but this is what I am basing it on...

It will be a bit bigger than the pic at just under 4' x 6' with 2 seats along the short side & 3 across the long side. The seating sides will have a 15" overhang.

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Here is another pic I used to design it ..

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RE: Do your kitchen cabinets go all the way to the ceiling? (Follow-Up #21)

posted by: becktheeng on 02.09.2010 at 05:20 pm in Kitchens Forum

I have 9' ceilings w/cabinets/moulding to the the top:

and soffit at about 8' (hiding HVAC and pumbling)

Main kitchen area

Appliance Wall 2

Some photos I kept for inspiration on what to do with soffits:

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soffit 2

Soffit 1

HTH

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RE: Do your kitchen cabinets go all the way to the ceiling? (Follow-Up #17)

posted by: mairin on 02.09.2010 at 03:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

we have a 9ft ceiling

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RE: Flour / Sugar storage (Follow-Up #36)

posted by: holligator on 02.11.2010 at 08:44 am in Kitchens Forum

I'm with beejay27--I LOVE my Tupperware Modular Mates! They hold everything imaginable and keep it fresh forever. I have one whole pantry full of them. Not just flour and sugar, either--anything that would otherwise be sitting in the pantry in an opened container now gets put into a Modular Mate. They are made to stack to maximize your use of space. Everything is easily identifiable through the side, but just in case, they also come with labels.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tupperware Modular Mates

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RE: 36' single bowl vs. 36' double bowl - which is truly most use (Follow-Up #2)

posted by: buehl on 09.30.2008 at 10:00 am in Kitchens Forum

LOL! "Usefulness" depends on (1) what you plan to use it for and (2) personal preference. This is a common question and you will find avid adherents on both sides...the double-bowl lovers and the single-bowl lovers. You will most likely here from both.

So, where do I stand? I'm a double-bowl person! We have a 2-bowl 36" sink. It's the Ticor S405D (which, btw, comes w/grids & strainers & drains).

We use our larger bowl for stacking dirty dishes (it holds so much & hides them so well!) The smaller bowl is used for soaking flatware & utensils when cleaning up. Our GD is in the larger bowl. Our larger bowl is big enough to fit our largest cookie sheet or pan flat in the bottom. If we only had one sink, the smaller would probably be for prep, but we do have a prep sink.

Dimensions:
.....Overall: 35-1/8" x 20-7/8" x 9"
.....Larger: 21-3/8" x 18-3/4" x 9"
.....Smaller: 10-1/2" x 15-7/8" x 7"

Smaller bowl w/8qt stock pot:

Our first spaghetti dinner in our new kitchen!

Larger bowl after a marathon baking session & another w/cookie sheet in bottom:

First use of baking center...cleanup!

Sink &amp; Largest Cookie Sheet

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RE: please show - L-shape + island (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: katieob on 02.01.2010 at 08:16 am in Kitchens Forum

Positano~ I've always loved your kitchen & love seeing photos of it.

Ours is an L with an island.

Kitchen is roughly 15 by 12. Island is 8 by 5 with a 20 inch overhang. DW drawers are next to the refrigerator and microwave drawer is in the island.

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RE: laminate countertop that looks like soapstone or slate? (Follow-Up #5)

posted by: dian57 on 02.02.2010 at 05:14 am in Kitchens Forum

Here's Basalt Slate formica with regular edges.
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