Lolauren's finished kitchen -- photos! -- white, inset, shaker...
I can finally post photos of my kitchen from our new construction house! I am very relieved to be able to say that. I designed every detail in this kitchen down to the inch and loved the design process. This forum was my biggest help and inspiration, so thank you to everyone!!
I had to cut myself off from posting too many photos. So, the rest of the album is here: ALBUM
Or, for the slideshow version:
Please feel free to ask questions.
Cabinets: Huntwood (Custom) Cabinets with shaker, inset doors (Huntwood does custom cabinetry. The color is their white paint option, as opposed to their creamy option. The closest match I can find to this is between Benjamin Moore's "white" and "super white." My door trim, baseboards, etc. are all BM's "Super White." It is just slightly brighter than my cabinets, but not noticably.)
Countertops: Cambrian black granite in a leathered/antiqued finish
Backsplash: White US Ceramics 3x6 subway tile
Appliances: are all Frigidaire Professional, except for the Electrolux cooktop (and my cheap GE microwave in the pantry)
Hood vent: I have no idea. It was whatever the builder used standard. I didn't splurge here, but the unit works perfectly.
* Main Sink: Grohe Bridgeford Bridge faucet with sidespray in ORB
* Island Sink: Grohe Bridgeford pull-down faucet in ORB
* Reverse Osmosis/cold water faucet: Newport Brass (I had to add this after the fact, upon learning that I needed a RO system. The Newport Brass model matches the Grohe faucet surprisingly well. The finish is almost identical.)
Sinks: Blanco Silgranit sinks in anthracit - larger is BlancoPrecis Super Single and smaller is BlancoPrecis 15.5" x 19.5"
Hardware: Rejuvention Hardware latches, pulls and knobs in ORB
Flooring: Lewis & Clark hardwood - color is Beacon Rock - wood is hickory - very distressed (this is a small company... it isn't the line Shaw offers)
Paint: Pittsburgh Paint's "Moth Gray" cut down to 75%
Window treatment: I didn't want any window treatment in the kitchen, but some days the sunset glares on me when I'm cooking dinner. To solve this, I put in a cellular shade that is almost completely hidden when closed. It looks like there is no window treatment, unless I really need it during those 10-15 minutes of glare.
Lighting: 10 recessed lights - I ended up opting out of pendants so the space appears more open. The three recessed lights above the island are on a different switch, for less light or future pendant additions.
Counter stools: Sturbridge Yankee Workshop's "Henry Leather stools" in black
Island dimensions: 51" x 91"
Island overhang: 19 inches on the long side, 11.5 inches on the short side (it was supposed to all be 19", but nothing ever goes right in construction! I still would prefer 19", but this doesn't bother me now with the stools in.)