Finished Kitchen Refresh

hgluckmanApril 19, 2010

Our kitchen is now done except for having the floor refinished. We had our house built 19 1/2 years ago, and have enjoyed our kitchen the entire time. With only a single 27-in oven, we still managed to have some really nice dinner parties including Christmas dinner for 35 a couple of times. For the two of us it's worked really well. So, going in, we decided we didn't want to make wholesale changes. We really liked the cabinets, but they did need to be refinished and we wanted to update the appliances - including getting a double oven, replace the formica countertops, and freshen up the look somewhat. DW also *really* wanted the filtered water system.

Here's what it looked like when we started:

From Kitchen Before

From Kitchen Before

From Kitchen Before

After 19 years, the cabinets had faded considerably:

From Kitchen Before

Here's how we envisioned the remodel in SketchUp - I would have more samples of this, but my hard drive crashed and I lost a lot :-(

From Kitchen Remodel

The table on the far right was just a concept, and the bar stools haven't been bought yet, but here's the actual result:

From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

The following pictures were taken after the outlets, switches and switchplates were painted to match the backsplash:

From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

Here's some closer looks at the cabinets and the new hardware: From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

From Kitchen Remodel

We had a cutting board pullout made based on something we saw on GW:

From Kitchen Remodel

Here are the details:


SubZero BI36R - all refrigerator

KitchenAid KEBS278SBL 27-in Double Convection Oven

Broan 283603 Downdraft - exterior blower

Panasonic NN-SN667B Microwave

Kenmore 20.6 cu. ft. Upright Freezer (in pantry)

WasteKing 9980 Disposer (with Insinkerator air switch)

Kenmore Diswasher, Kenmore Trash Compactor and Kitchen Aid gas cooktop were all existing

Granite - Russian Sable from Arizona Tile

The backsplash was DW's project, and I think she hit it out of the park. We had wanted a copper glass tile, but hadn't found anything. One day, she was poking around on-line and found the deco mosaic, which is called Nutmeg Versailles from Unique Building Concepts. She went to their website, and found the matching 6x6 field tile on closeout at $2/sf! We bought all of it - about 20-30 tiles too many, then started work on putting it all together.

We weren't wild about one of the colors in the mosaic - kind of a khaki color - so she came up with the idea of putting in a solid copper medallion from Landmark Metalcoat to replace the 2x2s and some teal glass tiles from Crossville for the 1x1s. The liners are from Dal-Tile and the copper quarter round that you see behind the sink (also at the ends of the island) are from Landmark.

Lighting -

Hubbardton Forge Sierra Patina Copper Pendants

Can lighting was reused. Some cans were removed in the breakfast room and family room and replaced with small halogen spot lights


Sink - Blanco Silgranit 440179 in Anthracite

Faucet - Kohler Clairette in black

Filtered water faucet - Waterstone "Parche" 1400HC

Insta Hot tank - Quick & Hot

Chiller - Oasis ProSelect R1P

Filtration - Everpure H-104

Cabinet hardware - RK International CP-3716-DC (Distressed Copper)

Here is a link that might be useful: Kitchen Discussion Forum Link

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Your kitchen is lovely! Warm and inviting!

How do you like your sink? I should be receiving mine any day...Your faucet is really good looking too!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 11:26AM
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Kitchenaddict, Thanks for your nice comments. The sink is great! We were a little worried after the mess that the granite installers left in it, but based on GW recommendations, we used a Magic Eraser, and it all came clean. We also got the sink grids, which we like a lot.

The faucet has also been very good!

    Bookmark   April 27, 2010 at 1:06PM
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Wow! It looks amazing. Thanks for sharing-I love looking at everyone's photos for more ideas for our renovations.

    Bookmark   June 7, 2010 at 6:52PM
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    Bookmark   August 15, 2010 at 8:42AM
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Nice work on the kitchen. Your sketchup diagram is so good, you must be really good with the software.

I love how your switch plates are camouflaged by the backsplash. How did you manage to get that affect? Did you have to paint the switch plates or something? Nice work!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 2:09PM
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Thanks! I *was* good at Sketchup. I spent way too many hours working on that. I haven't touched it since the kitchen was done, so it would take me a while to get ramped up again.

The switchplates were painted by a local (Denver) craftsman who specializes in that. His website is below

Here is a link that might be useful: Taken for Granite

    Bookmark   August 27, 2010 at 2:51PM
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