femmelady's Kitchen

femmelady's Kitchen

Posted by: femmelady (My Page) on Fri, Sep 3, 04 at 10:02

Our kitchen rennovation began with a 25 year old 10x11 dilapidated kitchen. The new kitchen required the removal of the 3 walls of the old kitchen, including busting intothe old dining room (which was previously moved to the old formal living room). My husband and I renovated every single room in the house as DIY over the last 6 years,except for the kitchen, which we've contracted out. The result is a large kitchen with 4 new windows and a new door, which leads to a large ground level deck, and connectsto our new sunroom. It also includes a new 5 x 5 walk-in pantry, a butler’s pantry and bar area leading to the dining room, new bookshelves and a baker’s pantry. In addition to the kitchen, we added an 18 x 18 sunroom, to get some light in our lives, since our living room has a northern orientation. We began this project on January 12th of this year.

This is designed to be a 2 cook kitchen, thus the double prep areas. My husband and I cook together all the time, and wanted separate work areas, so we had room to move. Bruce is tall, so his counters have been elevated to 40". The remaining counters in the kitchen are set at 37.5".

New Kitchen Dimensions - 26’6" x 13’7".
Cabinets – Custom built cherry beaded inset with custom stain, Arts & Crafts Styling, 4" Crown Molding, solid plywood interiors with Maple Veneer, dovetail construction, full extension drawer slides, hidden hinges.
Knobs – Amerock 1 ¼" Solid Brass in Brushed Antique English finish
Flooring – 10" wide tongue & groove southern yellow distressed pine, with hand cut nails
Granite – Verde Butterfly Gold, 3cm, Ogee Edge
Backsplash – 6" Tumbled Honey Onyx set on diagonal, with Walker Zanger Patine Copper tiles in Trefoil deco
Main sink – Herbeau fireclay double farm sink in Ivory with Insinkerator GD
Main Faucet – Barber Wilson Bridgemaster gooseneck/bridge with side spray in satin nickel
Hot & Cold Water Dispenser – Franke Little Butler in satin nickel
Prep Area 1 Sink (Lorie) – Elkay EL-ELU12FB Lustertone Undercounter Single Bowl Sink Flat Bottom with Insinkerator GD, with air switch
Prep Area 1 Faucet – Kohler Vinnata (the "small" version) in brushed nickel
Prep Area 2 Sink (Bruce) – KSRU 18" Kindred Round Single Bowl Undermount Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink with Insinkerator GD, with air switch
Prep Area 2 Faucet – Kohler Vinnata (the "large" version) in brushed nickel
Butler Pantry Sink – Herbeau Moselle 17" drop-in, Polished Copper
Butler Pantry Faucet – Herbeau Ostende Copper/Brass
Wine Cooler – Avanti 36 bottle undercounter
Pot Filler Faucet – Franke in satin nickel
Double Ovens – GE Monogram 30" #ZET958SFSS Stainless Steal Convection
Warming Drawer – GE Monogram 30" #ZTD910SFSS, stainless
Dishwashers – Maytag Jet Clean, stainless
Wok Burner – Viking VGWT240 27,500 BTU, black porcelain top
Rangetop – Viking 48" VGRT480-4GQ with 4 burners, griddle & grill, black porcelain top
Hood – Custom Built 72" Vent-a-Hood with 1200 cfm over 4 blowers
Refrigerator – Maytag 27 cu ft #MSD2756GEQ, filtered, bisque
Microwave – GE Stainless
Bar Stools – Mission cherry swivel from Home Depot
Desk 1920's Vintage Oak Rolltop Desk
In-Ceiling 4" & 6" cans, both for general lighting and task lighting
Under cabinet low-voltage halogen puck lighting
In-Cabinet lighting for glass front cabinets
Peninsula lighting – 3 MR16 Low Voltage Halogens (Jewelry counter lights)
Speakers – Ceiling mounted Bose Environmental Speakers

Here is a link that might be useful: Femmelady's Finished Kitchen

I've really enjoyed studying your beautiful kitchen. Thank you for sharing your experience.

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