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Finished Kitchen (+1 Year)- White / Marble / Mahogany / Soapstone

posted by: i_m_fletcher on 03.01.2012 at 07:31 pm in Kitchens Forum

Hi Everyone-

Some of you might recall me, I posted my almost finished kitchen about a year ago. We recently had some new photos taken when our architect hired a pro for the day for a shoot. I figured I'd pay everyone a visit and share the new photos since my old ones were incomplete. The old thread is to old to be revived, so I'll try to repost the old original post below my new one for context as well. Hope you enjoy!

As I posted in my original thread, thank you to everyone who has posted here - your amazing example kitchens as well as your willingness to answer any questions was THE source for our ideas.

Money Shot:

Kitchen Island:

Sink View:


Fridge / Pantry:

Fridge / Pantry Revealed:

Bar Area:

Pantry / Freezer:


Kitchen Design Summary:

  • Cabinets: Painted Maple built by local cabinet maker - local is a suburb southwest of Boston. Inset doors, self closing drawers. The finish is a sprayed on pre-cat lacquer that is tinted to match the BM Ivory White color.
  • Cabinet Options: Includes pull out trash drawer wtih two cans to the right of sink. "Magic Corner" pullout in corner of L perimeter cabinets. Wicker baskets underneath microwave for fruit / vegetable storage. Vertical dividers in cabinet above oven. Spice drawer insert in top left island drawer. Knife drawer insert in top drawer to the left of rangetop. Dish drawer inserts (pegboard with adjustable plate holding pegs) in island drawers. Utensil and gadget dividers in misc drawers. Specialized rack on dry good cabinet that allows for storage on dor but puts weight in cabinet carcass.

  • Colors: Walls are Ben Moore Pittsfield Buff (HC-24) and the trim and cabinets are Ben Moore Ivory White (925).
  • Countertops: 3cm Calacatta Ruggine on perimeter, 5cm Utile Mahogany (edge grain butcher block) for island, 3cm Minas soapstone for pantry. Slab backsplash on perimeter is 2cm Calacatta Ruggine and slab backsplash for pantry is 2cm Minas soapstone.
  • Hardware: Mix of Restoration Hardware including Gillmore cup pulls (4in), Gillmore Knobs, Traditional Clear Glass Knobs and Bistro Pulls (8in and 6in). All hardware is polished nickel.
  • Lighting: Pendants are RH Clemson pendants in 14" size. General recessed lights are Cree CR6 LED lights. Oversink recessed lights are Cree LR4 LED lights. Undercabinet lights are xenon dimable light bars. In cabinet lights are xenon puck lights. all lights are dimmable.
  • Floor: Rift sawn white oak stained to match existing floor (seen in family room pictures.) Floor has radient heating underneath, hence the need for rift sawn.
  • Bar Stools: Pier One Mason Bar Stool in chocolate.
  • Rangetop: Wolf 48" gas open burner with grill and griddle. Model #RT484CG
  • Ventilation: Wolf 48" Pro Range insert in custom wood enclosure. Model #462212. Fan is 1200 cfm remote blower located on far side of garage (~20 ft connected by 10" duct.) Model #801642.
  • Ovens: Wolf E series double oven - convection on top, regular on bottom. Model #DO302FSTH
  • Dishwasher: Miele Optima II mounted to the right of the sink. Model #G2472SCVi
  • Fridge: Subzero 27" Integrated Fridge only - located on sink wall next to paired wall cabinet for dry good storage behind island. Model #700TRLH.
  • Pantry Fridge: Subzero 24" Undercounter Integrated Fridge located in pantry area on wall with freezer. Model #UC24R-LH.
  • Freezer: Subzero 27" Integrated Freezer only - located in pantry area. Model #700TFIRH.
  • Wine Cooler: Subzero Integrated full length wine fridge located in pantry area. Model #427GLH.
  • Microwave: Sharp R530 countertop microwave installed in custom enclosure within island. Cubbie for microwave is ~26" x 21" high.
  • Sink/Disposal: Franke Bowl and Half - model #PRX-120. Insinkerator Evolution Excell 1hp disposal. Bar sink is Franke KBX-110-13.
  • Faucets: Main sink faucet is Rohl U.4702 in polished nickel. Bar sink faucet is Rohl U.4759 in polished nickel. Filtered water faucet is Rohl A1365 in polished nickel.
  • Misc Appliances: Air Switch is Rohl polished nickel button with Insinkerator switch. Water filter is Watts Premiere UF3 from Costco.
  • Backsplash: once installed the backsplash will be Ann Sacks Glace tiles in Ice. The tiles will be 1x6 sticks in a running bond pattern.
  • Ceiling Speakers: 10" loudspeakers from Monoprice linked into Sonos wireless home music system (this system is amazing!)

I think that's everything... let me know if I've missed a feature someone wants to know more about. Hopefully this is useful for others that like me come here seeking input on designing their own space.


clipped on: 03.03.2012 at 09:20 pm    last updated on: 03.03.2012 at 09:21 pm

RE: Please post pics of your wood countertop (Follow-Up #37)

posted by: pirula on 02.05.2012 at 09:29 am in Kitchens Forum

Here are mine. American cherry treated with pure tung oil and citrus solvent from the Real Milk Paint company. Totally food safe, and like nails five years later, or is it six? I've reapplied every 12-18 months. This picture is relatively recent, within the past couple of years.


Here is a link that might be useful: Real Milk Paint Co.


clipped on: 03.03.2012 at 09:16 pm    last updated on: 03.03.2012 at 09:16 pm

RE: Please post pics of your wood countertop (Follow-Up #26)

posted by: breezygirl on 02.02.2012 at 01:00 am in Kitchens Forum

I should have mentioned that mine is finished with Osmo Polyx Oil, a food-safe, green product. It looks as if it doesn't have a finish on it. It has a natural look with a soft glow. I can easily apply some to a spot or two that might need a little bit of finish (like around the sink where I wipe a lot) in only a few minutes without having to do the whole top. Just wipe on, wipe off.



clipped on: 03.03.2012 at 09:13 pm    last updated on: 03.03.2012 at 09:13 pm

RE: 'new' pot linings advertized...? (Follow-Up #4)

posted by: Mizinformation on 02.29.2012 at 08:29 pm in Kitchens Forum

After ditching teflon due to health reasons, we very much liked our Scanpan 12-inch round griddle (has ceramic in it). But we haven't been able to use it for 6 months since using a single-burner induction as our temporary cooktop during a remodel. Instead, we've used well-seasoned cast iron and won't go back to nonstick pans. Cheap, easy to clean, will last forever, no toxic coatings. Did I mention cheap?


clipped on: 03.03.2012 at 09:02 pm    last updated on: 03.03.2012 at 09:02 pm

counter height window pictures please

posted by: lodalady on 02.09.2009 at 05:57 pm in Kitchens Forum

I'm curious about the counter height window. I searched this forum, but nothing appeared to address this topic. I'm ordering my new window this week, but before I do, I'd love to see what you have done.

Please share your pictures, please????


clipped on: 03.03.2012 at 08:52 pm    last updated on: 03.03.2012 at 08:52 pm

Kodiak Brown granite anyone???

posted by: mpagmom on 03.03.2012 at 08:30 pm in Kitchens Forum

I wanted leathered Marron Cohiba, but I found brushed Kodiak Brown and I think I like it even better. My husband is completely in love with it, but before we make the final decision I'd love to find someone else who has used it. My searches haven't come up with much. Thanks!


clipped on: 03.03.2012 at 08:44 pm    last updated on: 03.03.2012 at 08:44 pm