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Finished...cozy soapstone kitchen! Lots of pics.

posted by: fivefootzero on 07.25.2011 at 01:42 pm in Kitchens Forum

Finally finished with the exception of some floor molding that can't be seen.

Old kitchen:

Kitchen 2

Kitchen 1

New kitchen:











Cabinets: Decora Hawthorne (no faux pegs) with Pheasant stain
Countertops: Belvedere soapstone from M. Teixeira
Sink: Kraus 23" Single Bowl 16 gauge Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink KBU10
Faucet: Delta Leland single handle with matching soap dispenser
Range: Kitchenaid slide in KGSS907SSS
Microwave: Kitchenaid KHMS2040WSS
Refrigerator: Kitchenaid CD French Door 72" height KFCS22EVMS
Dishwasher: Bosch SHX58E15UC
Backsplash: Home Depot Carrera Marble subway tile with pencil tile accent
Hardware: Amerock BP1590-WID Wrought Iron Dark Pulls and Amerock BP1586-WID Wrought Iron Dark Knobs
Undercabinet lighting: Juno mini-track lights

Still undecided about what to do with the door that leads to our yard. I would like to eventually get a single french door. But right now, the color is basically the color it came (primed). I'm undecided about whether to paint it white or the wall color. I'm also ambivilant about the lighting...the pendants are a bit too southwest feeling for me, but we needed to pick something and be done so this was it.

Thanks to everyone for their help, support and guidance.


clipped on: 08.30.2011 at 03:17 pm    last updated on: 08.30.2011 at 03:18 pm

RE: Enough of this 99% done kitchen!!!! (Follow-Up #1)

posted by: circuspeanut on 08.22.2011 at 09:47 am in Kitchens Forum

We put a bullnose at that seam, if that helps any. We wanted to match the original window/door trim in the house. Bullnosed a 1"x1/2" piece of wood and mitered it around corners, then placed the flat board above/behind it so that any small irregularities don't show from below. I can hunt down closeup photos if you want them, but here's one shot:

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clipped on: 08.29.2011 at 01:55 pm    last updated on: 08.29.2011 at 01:56 pm

Judydel can you post a million picks of your gorgeous kitchen?

posted by: geargirly on 07.04.2011 at 10:10 pm in Kitchens Forum

I saw a few in the thread on latches and did a search but didn't see a finished kitchen pick, and I would love to, I love the garden sink with the tall cabinets next to it!


clipped on: 08.29.2011 at 11:25 am    last updated on: 08.29.2011 at 11:25 am

Finally finished!

posted by: eastfallsglass on 08.24.2011 at 09:51 pm in Kitchens Forum

This is my first time posting to the forum; but I've been lurking for a long time. This forum has been a great source of inspiration and hints. We've finally completed the remodel of the kitchen in our 1920's home in Philadelphia. As the third owners of the very 'intact' home, we wanted to create a kitchen which would fit in with the age and character of the house.

The only change to the floorplan of the house was that we closed off the door from the kitchen into the center-hall. Now the kitchen is accessed only from the dining room, or from the rear entrance of the house. There was a door to the center-hall and a small pantry; that space is now where the fridge and surrounding cabinets live.

The cabinets were ordered, but I did a good deal of the work, including the floor, countertop and back-splash. Prior to this renovation, the kitchen had a combination of original cabinets and a 'modernization' that was done in the mid-50's. The original cabinets were not economically salvageable, however the new cabinets are in the same style as the originals and the Chambers cook-top was part of the old kitchen.

Here are some pictures of the end result:


clipped on: 08.29.2011 at 11:15 am    last updated on: 08.29.2011 at 11:15 am

Finished! Calm, Functional White Kitchen with Table

posted by: fromthesouth on 07.04.2011 at 10:24 pm in Kitchens Forum

In an effort to give back a little of what we received from this amazing forum, we're posting our finished kitchen, butler's pantry and mudroom.

We were the GC for our remodel and searched here for others' experiences before making many decisions. Our objective was to create a functional kitchen while respecting the original features of our 1905 house. We are proud of the results and enjoy our new kitchen. Thanks to everyone who contributed to our layout posts and to the community in general for providing insightful and valuable information to complete strangers.

Kitchen Before (no countertop between sink and range, no DW or GD, limited cabinet storage, and what about that wallpaper):
Kitchen Before

Butler's Pantry Before (uppers on right made buffet unusable):

Kitchen After:

Sink Wall:

Fridge Wall:

Mudroom After:

Butles's Pantry Sink Wall After (Original uppers; swing door goes to kitchen):

Butler's Pantry Hutch/buffet Wall with original built-ins. Uppers removed to open up space:



Kitchen Dimensions: 12x17
Ceiling Height: 11ft.

- Kitchen: Mouser beaded inset Sonoma door style in Bone China
- Mudroom- Ikea
- Butler's Pantry Sink Wall base: Mouser beaded inset Tahoe door style in Bone China
- Butler's Pantry Buffet/Hutch Wall & Sink wall uppers- Original cabinetry painted to match Mouser cabs
Granite: Yellow River
- Tile: Walker Zanger Tuileries in Chloe
- Stainless Steel behind Range: Universal Cooktop BS- ordered online from Frigo Design
Floors: Original oak floors refinished and stained Special Walnut- The before pics were post-linoleum. Can you believe these were hidden under linoleum!
Range: 36" Kitchen-Aid Dual Fuel
Wall Oven: 30" Whirlpool
Fridge: 42" Kitchen-Aid FD Architect Series II
Hood: Vent-a-Hood XRH18-236 Excalibur (without bands)
- Kitchen Clean-up- Ticor S105R
- Kitchen Prep- Ticor S815
- Butler's Pantry Single Bowl- Kindred by Elkay (provided by granite fabricator)
DWs: Kitchen & Butler's Pantry- Kitchen-Aid
GDs: Waste King 1hp
Instant Hot Water Filter: Waste King
- Kitchen: Gatehouse from Lowe's
- Butler's Pantry original cabs: Gilmore cup pulls in brushed nickel from Restoration Hardware
- Kitchen Clean-up and Prep- Delta Allora
- Butler's Pantry- Delta Addison
- Chandelier and Sconces from the Kichler Lacy Collection
- Undercabintet: Kichler Xenon
Window Treatments: Flat Roman Shades from Calico Corners
Beverage Fridge: Danby

Again, thanks GardenWeb for all of your contributions. We are truly enjoying it!


clipped on: 08.29.2011 at 11:12 am    last updated on: 08.29.2011 at 11:12 am

for anyone looking for carrara marble bullnose pencil moulding

posted by: juniork on 08.23.2011 at 06:22 pm in Kitchens Forum

This was in my Amazon cart, and I noticed today it went down by from $5 to $3.50, and seems to be free shipping. Too late for me, since my tile guy already just smoothed out the edges of my shower and bath, and I'm going to live with that, but hopefully this will help someone. And no, it's not spam. I just like deals. Don't forget, Amazon pricing changes on sometimes a minute-by-minute basis, although this isn't actually Amazon, but a secondary seller. HTH.

Here is a link that might be useful: Carrara marble pencil edge


clipped on: 08.29.2011 at 11:06 am    last updated on: 08.29.2011 at 11:06 am