Finished Kitchen! Creamy French Classic
I finally uploaded some pictures, they were taken on different days, some raining and shadowy but it's raining again today so these will do for now!
First of all, thank you SOO much to everyone on this site who was a huge help, inspiration and motivation. I very much appreciate the many thoughtful, creative people who gave me advice along the way.
I am sure I will forget some details so feel free to ask questions. We did an entire first floor remodel (mostly cosmetic) so there was a lot going on.
Cabinets- Shiloh, inset beaded soft white with slate highlighting and brushing. Tons of details on these, everything is upgraded and pull out or soft glide, etc. They were our biggest expense.
Kitchen Table- Antique tables made daily. Chairs painted and distressed from my old set
New Windows (expanded in kitchen, replaced in entire house)- OKNA. And very glad I went with casement in kitchen in the end as I wasn't going to originally.
Pendants- Mercury glass, shades of light
Range- GE Monogram 36 inch dual fuel with grill (love it)
Sink- Shaw 3018 (love it), also got the stainless grid, love it too.
Prep Sink- Rohl Round 18 inch with Tapmaster (tapmaster nice but not end of world if not)
Faucets- same for both sinks, Delta Leland single hole
Air switches- from home depot (very frustrating. Don�t place these near a faucet handle!)
Floors- Character walnut random width, distressed edges,
Waterlox finish, Blackford and Sons. LOVE!
Vent- GE, free with range 1200 CFMs, loud but works and free is free
Undercabinet lights- seagull ambiance lighting on dimmer, great lights
Disposals- Evolution and Evolution compact, no trouble
Dishwasher- Meihl, some trouble here. Had a flood already! Due to filling the soap dispenser up with soap, apparently a BIG no-no.
Backsplash- subway, Emser cape code in artisan cream crackle ordered from Studio Tile in Fl for around 14/ft, Above range, not sure, some small mosaic from a local store.
Hardware- cabinets, hafele antique black, doors ordered online , Emtek black ordered from simpsons hardware
Paint- Ben Moore (have to look up colors, forget)
Warming drawer- Kitchenaid (used every day!)
Microwave- Sharp MW Drawer (fine)
Fridge- Samsung with convertible fridge drawer (can be used for wine, kids snacks, deli meats,etc) (like it)
Wine Fridge- Uline Captain (some trouble here, two repair visits)
Railings- Iron panels and railing elements ordered from
Kings Architectural Metals and welded locally (love the result)
General Contractor- Tom Christie, Quality Craft Carpentry in Northern Virginia. An absolute doll and has an amazing team. We cannot recommend him and his work highly enough and thankful to our friends who referred him!
We also replaced all our dishes, silverware, glassware, baking and cookware- love all the new stuff!
I think that's it! It took about 4 months of real work for the renovation then some minor details dragged on for a long time.
Overall we LOVE the new kitchen and the new house overall. It's amazingly functional and comfortable and we are really happy with it. Thanks again to everyone for their great advice and support! From Kitchen Remodel
Let me know if these links dont work, I moved to Picasa and never tried to post from it.
Here is a link that might be useful: Creamy French Classic