Finished chocolate and vanilla kitchen.
I can't thank you enough for all your pictures and posts of your kitchens. I never thought we would remodel our kitchen until I found this forum. The research I did here allowed our project to happen. You inspired me, thank you!!
Ranch style home from 1950s. We needed to improve the flow (really only one person could be working at a time in this layout) move appliances away from walls, update appliances, get rid of white grout on the floor, add venting etc....
We couldn't be more pleased with the results. We removed 3 walls and added a wall cut-out on a third. Now the kitchen opens up to the living and dining room with a raised bar. We basically removed everything down to the studs and left only the large window and door to family room.
Design: Used floorplanner.com and good old graph paper with tracing paper on top.
Cabinets: Custom by local cabinetmaker in bay area. Perimeter- maple painted white (De La Creme color from Kelly Moore)
Island: Alder with custom stain.
Cooktop: Bluestar 36" 5 burner cooktop
Refrigerator: Reused my fairly new GE bottom freezer fridge
Ovens: 30" Electrolux Wave Touch double wall ovens
Hood: Zephyr Milano G island
Microwave: Sharp microwave drawer, manual open
Dishwasher: Kitchenaid KUDS35FX
Sink: Franke orca with bottom grid
Countertops: Sienna Bordeaux granite
Backsplash: Sonoma Tilemakers Stellar Portobella in 2"x8"
Pendant lights: Kichler #2665OZ
Recessed lights: Ecosmart 10.5 watt LED lights from home depot, love these!
Knobs/pulls: Amerock Highland Ridge in Dark Oiled Bronze
Walls: Hasbrouck brown from Benjamin Moore
I hope my post can help some of you in the planning stages out there.