Finished kitchen

yardboiJune 29, 2012

We've been back in the house for almost a year. I'm just now getting around to posting these. Everyone here was really helpful. You will probably notice elements from lots of the regulars. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

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suzanne_sl

Those are some really excellent inset cabinets! Can we get a photo that better shows the perimeter counters and the backsplash? The line of blue tile was inspired!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 2:41PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Very nice!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 2:42PM
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keyton

Beautiful!!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 2:56PM
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rosie

What a nice, quietly simple quality job, Yarboi. I like your choices a lot. Good for the next 80 years. Happy cooking!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 2:56PM
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albryant

Beautiful. My only question is when does the house go up for sale so I can buy it!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 3:00PM
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springroz

Perfect! Gorgeous cabinets, and I love the sunny yellow wall!

Nancy

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 3:07PM
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secondcup

Was the wine rack in the island custom?

How long is your island's overhang? How is it supported?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 3:09PM
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deedles

Your cabs are lovely! Nifty light, too...

Enjoy your wonderful new kitchen!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 3:21PM
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marcolo

Awesome. Is that a pantry to the right of the sink? We want pics of it open.

Is that an original built-in hutch by the table, or did you reproduce one?

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 3:22PM
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Poohpup

Very beautiful. So light and bright! Enjoy your beautiful new space.

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 3:25PM
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CEFreeman

I love the columns you used on your credenza!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 5:14PM
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finestra

Beautiful! Enjoy!

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 6:38PM
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pawa

I like your kitchen, and in particular your display cabinet with your pretty things :-)

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 7:30PM
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schoolhouse_gw

Very pretty. The perspective in the third photo makes me feel like I could walk right in there and put the kettle on for tea. Love all the colors and your cabinets. Like they say on House Hunters all the time,"Wow..."

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 7:36PM
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gr8daygw

It's really beautiful! I love the island and your beautiful stove : )

    Bookmark   June 29, 2012 at 7:52PM
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Pipdog

very cool space! I love the modern yet classic vibe. nice job!!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 12:07AM
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meangoose

I have serious pantry envy now. What a beautiful kitchen!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 12:20AM
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bahacca

Beautiful space! I LOVE the wood island. I wanna pet it.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 1:32AM
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yardboi

Thanks everyone. The house was built in 1918. The kitchen had been redone in the 1970s. It needed help. The cabinets are custom built by a local cabinetmaker. The small china cabinet in the breakfast room is a reproduction of the original cabinet that was there. It was in bad shape. The hutch is something we added.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 8:32AM
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eriepatch

Very very nice yardboi

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 9:32AM
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camphappy

Oh I love your inset cabinets and your bright yellow walls. Are those the original floors or are they new? May I ask what the wood species and stain are? They are beautiful!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 10:32AM
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marti8a

Just gorgeous! Love the island top.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 10:54AM
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smiling

Simply beautiful! Your attention to detail shows through, and I especially like how your door and window have the same pretty mullion treatments.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 1:30PM
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yardboi

The floor is a Mirage engineered wood. I think the finish is yellow birch.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 1:51PM
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sanjuangirl

Great job! Congratulations on a beautiful job. The eating area is simply lovely. Please share your details. What is the counter top, type of sink, cabinet make and color, etc.????

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 4:05PM
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francoise47

Yardboi,

I love your kitchen! You've done a great job. The cabinets are beautiful; the pantry looks great, and the reproduction china cabinet in the breakfast room looks like it was always there. I love the simple liner in your backsplash -- such a nice simple detail that adds a lot to the vintage style.

Do you have a floor plan? I'd love to see how your space is configures with the breakfast room.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 4:15PM
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francoise47

Yardboi,

I love your kitchen! You've done a great job. The cabinets are beautiful; the pantry looks great, and the reproduction china cabinet in the breakfast room looks like it was always there. I love the simple liner in your backsplash -- such a nice simple detail that adds a lot to the vintage style.

Do you have a floor plan? I'd love to see how your space is configures with the breakfast room.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 4:22PM
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beachpea3

Wow! Well Done! Love each detail! Especially the small china cabinet and the pantry... Can we see more of it???
Echoing SanJuanGirl.....Details Please!!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 4:25PM
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a2gemini

Nice! You are going to enjoy making many creations in that beautiful kitchen. Can you send the details on your kitchen?

Your backsplash might have solved one of my trim problems!

Thanks!!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 4:44PM
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yardboi

I'll try to remember as many details as I can.

Sink is Blanco silgranit
The faucet is also Blanco
The granite is Cambrian in a leathered finish
The island top is an end grain butcher bock in jatoba (Brazilian cherry) from Grothouse Lumber
Fridge is KitchenAid counter depth
D/W is Bosch
Hardware from Rejuvenation (except for the latches on the upper cabinets which are from Restoration Hardware)
Light fixture is from Hudson Valley Lighting
Cabinets are custom made locally

Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to know

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 4:49PM
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yardboi

The backsplash is 3x6 tile from Subway Ceramics with a 1/2" black liner -- an idea I totally stole from here. Now I can't remember whose kitchen it was.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 4:53PM
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farmgirlinky

Really a lovely job!
Lynn

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 5:07PM
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2LittleFishies

Very pretty kitchen! I love it .... how high are your ceilings? Love the yellow!

    Bookmark   June 30, 2012 at 9:55PM
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peonybush

What a beautiful kitchen. The cabinets are gorgeous. Nice match on the door and the window over the sink.
Tell us about your backsplash tile....love that black pencil line in it.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 12:49AM
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francoise47

Hi Peonybush,

Yardboi's post above about their kitchen's subway tile must have cross posted with yours.
Just in case you didn't see the post, they used Subway Ceramics 3x6 tile with a 1/2 liner.

Here is a link that might be useful: Subway Ceramics tile

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 7:06AM
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peonybush

Thanks Francoise..as you can see by the time of my post, my eyes were crossing and my brain wasn't processing anymore.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 7:47AM
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francoise47

Hi Peonybush -- I've been there! GW is the only silver lining of my insomnia.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 8:10AM
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clarygrace

What a beatiful kitchen! The inset cabinetry is indeed one of the best I've seen. Every element of the space is so well designed, with purpose and functinality in mind!

Enjoy this great space for many years to come!!

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 8:22AM
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onedogedie

Beautiful cabinets. I don't think you named the paint color? I love your island pendant and how it is a tweak on the expected schoolhouse shape. I've never seen that window mullion pattern before. Is the window fixed? Did you reuse the original? Is the door original?

Could the kitchen with the subway tile and black liner be Buffalotina's? Her picture links are broken. Such a loss for the Kitchen forum.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 8:26AM
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denali2007

Simple yet elegant. Your cabinet near the door is like one mt grandmother had when she built her home in 1927. It was upstairs and used as a linen cupboard.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 9:13AM
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yardboi

denali - good eye. The pantry is modeled on a linen press we have upstairs.

The paint is a non-oil based waterborne paint. It's a custom mixed color.

The lights over the sink are from Rejuvenation.

The window is fixed. It and the door are new, but were made with the same, original mullion pattern used in the rest of the house.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 10:36AM
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yardboi

One of my big influences was mamadadapaige, especially the island and butcher block. I'm trying to see if I can find any notes where the back splash idea came from.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 12:29PM
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francoise47

Hi Yardboi, Mamadadpaige was such a big inspiration for me too -- I've done such a great job, while making your kitchen unmistakably your own.

Tito's kitchen, from last year, did a great job with a Subway Ceramics back plash with a black liner.

Here is a link that might be useful: Tito's backsplash

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 1:06PM
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yardboi

Thanks Francoise. Tito's kitchen was a definite influence. As was jgarner53.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 4:16PM
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yardboi

And KLB2000's backsplash was another big influence. I'll try to get some pictures of the pantry opened up. It has a neat drawer within a drawer that I use for spices. In fact, I put in lots of drawers (and highly recommend them). Our everyday china is in one directly across from the d/w -- makes unloading really easy.

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 5:09PM
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zenamidievel

Very nice!!!

    Bookmark   July 2, 2012 at 5:27PM
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yardboi

My favorite things:

    Bookmark   July 3, 2012 at 11:05AM
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yardboi

The overhang on the island is 8.5 inches. It's on the short side. We didn't plan on spending much time there. It's primarily for our son. It has no additional support. Both the architect and Grothouse agreed it would be fine.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 3:01PM
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francoise47

Hi Yardboi -- just curious: how thick is your wood island top?
It looks great and I like the heftiness of it.

    Bookmark   July 7, 2012 at 3:35PM
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yardboi

Francoise,

It's 2.5 inches thick.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 10:24AM
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shanghaimom

This is such a beautiful kitchen!! Your cabinetmakers did an incredible job. I love everything, but most especially love the island, the dining hutch, the upper-uppers with latches, and the "linen press." (I have an original one upstairs, too!)

So simple and serene. Lovely.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 11:28AM
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hzccpn

Yardboi - Your kitchen is beautiful! What a wonderful space.

Can I ask - what is the distance between your island and your sink cabinet wall?

    Bookmark   September 18, 2012 at 9:18PM
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island

Stunning. Beautiful insert cabs with a place for everything. Love the chunky funky bin pulls, so different from the usuals.

Have a few more Qs for you if you don't mind.

Were your cabs painted elsewhere before install or painted in place?

Is that a full depth fridge disguised in deeper surrounding cabs? Looks great!

Also love your floors. You said they're Mirage engineered yellow birch? Is that the species or also the stain color? Looks like the perfect mid tone I'd love to have. Are they easy to take care of?

Thanks. Enjoy your wonderful new kitchen!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 2:19AM
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island

Oops forgot, can you also please tell me the make and model of your hood? Thanks.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 2:23AM
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Rainwood

What a beautiful kitchen! It's a beautiful update but "age appropriate" for the house. And the yellow is so cheerful that I want to come over and hang out.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 2:52AM
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debrak_2008

Really nice kitchen. Would you please post a close up of your backsplash? I really like the pencil liner with the jog around the window. If possible post of photo showing the liner where it jogs. We will be DIYing ours soon and photos are helpful.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 7:35AM
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angel411

I love your kitchen! You did such an amazing job of keeping the character of the home flowing in the kitchen. I'm crazy about the pantry and the island top!

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 9:15AM
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SparklingWater

Congratulations on your kitchen. It's lovely. Inset cabs, linen press reproduction: swooning.

Regarding your BS: do you have similar white subway tiles and black pencil liner in your bathrooms by chance? Our colonial does and I like them so much, but everyone seems to take that style out nowadays.

Thank you for showing us your period replication work.

    Bookmark   September 19, 2012 at 9:19AM
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