1930 Spanish kitchen...98% complete! Photos.
Hi GWers, DW and I have marveled at the beautiful work others have shown here. We were very grateful for the nice comments on our preview photo posted a couple of weeks ago.
And now...the range went in yesterday with the help of 5 burly guys and suddenly we are 98% done. Only some touch-up painting and installation of the DW panel, spice cab door and glass for the glass-front cabinet left to go.
When we are at 100% I'll post a gallery including "before" (yuk) and in-progress. I'll also include the new laundry area, at the extreme far end of these photos. For now, see below for shots of the kitchen. We made a few concessions to modernity, e.g., sacrificing the butler's pantry for 5 more feet of galley length and opening up the arch in the foreground--it used to be a narrow mahogany swinging door. Yet we wanted a kitchen worthy of our grand old Spanish Colonial Revival home. We think she is happy! Details at the very bottom.
Range - CornuFe in basic black.
Frig - Liebherr 60" built-in.
DW - Miele Optima with panel front. Panel is still at the paint shop.
Cabinets - locally made face-frame of birch with inset panel & bead detail on doors, melamine interiors, Blumotion hinges and all the internal bells & whistles.
Countertops - Brazilian Black soapstone, not oiled yet, with radiused corners and eased edge. Runnels by the sink. Mahogany top on the beadboard hutch.
Sinks - Rohl Shaws original 30" apron and 15" undermount prep with ISE Evolution disposers.
Faucets - Kohler Vinnata (K-690, K-691)in brushed nickel.
Cab hardware - "Duluth" 6" pulls and 1.25" knobs in brushed nickel from Restoration Hardware.
Appliance pulls - Top Knobs 12" pulls in BN. The DW will have one mounted horizontally--also serves as towel rack!
Floors - Original 1930 tongue-in-groove fir, sanded, repaired and refinished after removing 2 layers of linoleum.
Windows - Custom arched 3-lite pull casement, based on a ~1930 design I saw in the neighborhood.
Lighting - Schoolhouse Electric, all fluorescent GU24 except the pendants (too small for GU24 bulbs). Different ceiling mounts in kitchen, pantry and laundry.
Hood - Best PIK 45 with custom arched drywall enclosure and remote switch.
Tile Mural - our little secret! (JK, it's from Tierra y Fuego in San Diego.)
Backsplash - custom 2.5 x 5" Chardonnay color handmade subway by Ken Mason.
Paint - all BM, Country Lane green accent, Ivory White wall base color, Lemon Chiffon on cabs and trim.
Our CKD is Dana Jones, "The Kitchen Consultant," in Long Beach, CA. Our vision + Dana's creativity and attention to detail (this is Version 7 of the plan!) + our GC Bob Kaplan's superb and flexible execution = a nice result. We are well over time but pretty darn close to budget. We learned a LOT here. Hope you like it!