Gordo's walnut & white kitchen
We're still decorating, but it's done enough to share some photos and say thanks to all the folks that helped with our design a year ago. I just looked back and that thread and it's amazing how many folks took the time to share their ideas.
I'd like to say a special thanks to the following folks:
kris_ma for advising against a corner sink and in favor of single level peninsula - We're huge fans of the single level peninsula.
remodelfla for suggesting that I open up the wall between kitchen and dining room - Great idea, love it.
liriodendron and hollysprings for recommending consolidation of seating & dining - Amen. I'm a dining consolidation evangelist now!
tracie.erin for vetoing DW in primary prep - Great advice, thanks!
hollysprings for suggesting the walk-in pantry and putting the final kibosh on the corner sink. The walk-in pantry is the bomb, and so happy that we moved the sink out of the corner.
kaneshoney for advising against the prep sink on the island. There are times when it would be handy to have a prep sink on the island, but there are more times when I appreciate the uninterrupted counter and open space underneath. I also appreciate not having the additional plumbing and disposal to maintain, and I'm glad that I didn't have to make room for another trash can. So overall, I think no prep sink was definitely the right choice for us.
aliris19 for suggestingt that I consider fridge landing. We moved the fridge as a result of this advise and it is better.
And last but not least, sochi for the walnut & white inspiration.
We're very happy with how it looks and works. Cabinets are Ikea except for the walnut drawer fronts and side panels, which are Scherr's bookmatched walnut veneer (horizontal on drawer fronts and vertical on side panels). Counters are Silesone blanco maple (perimeter) and cemento spa (island). Floors are engineered strand bamboo. Range and fridge are LG, range hood is Zephyr Brisas, dishwasher is Bosch, and the built-in microwave is Ikea.
So without further ado, here's what it looks like.
before, from hall to family room
after, from hall to family room
before, from living room
after, from living room:
Undercabinet light circuit is great for task & night lighting. The light under the island is particularly cool I think.
From my seat at dining table :)
From dining side of peninsula:
Backsplash is 16x6" textured glass tile. Super cool stuff - the photo really doesn't do it justice. I can't find it online, but the order form says "TMO Cal Wave Shimmering Sand".
From family room:
Can you see the drawers built-in under the stairs in the previous photo? I have power to the top drawers in that stack so we can charge phones and other stuff there.
Trash, recycling, and 2.5 gallon point of use water heater. Before renovation, it took up to 105 seconds to get hot water at the kitchen faucet, and now it takes 2 seconds.
Walk-in pantry. We especially appreciate storing all the small appliances in here.
I also replaced our front door with this 5 lite white lami jobber from Rogue Valley Doors.
This post was edited by GauchoGordo1993 on Sat, Jan 11, 14 at 17:04