White kitchen finished
Ive used this forum to get a lot of good info over the last few month refinishing my kitchen. So I figured Ide share my experience to pay it forward. I did the remodel myself, my house is a 1910 bungalow. Attached are some pictures (link to a lot more below) - enjoy! The kitchen was gutted down to studs and a wall removed. I used American Woodmark cabinets from Home Depot. Very happy with the cabinets. I dont think the expense of solid cabinet boxes is worth it; but solid wood fronts is. Countertop is soapstone; which I had factory cut but did the install myself. The 'L' is a solid piece. Cutting & finishing soapstone is easy is you have basic woodoworking skills. Be careful if you are using glass tiles. I found some have the mesh back with dabs of glue that you can see when grouted. Love the GE Cafe range. The vent hood I did a lot of research on. It is a Kobe #RA02. A couple things to consider. This hood is a baffle style (not a mesh screen) So its relativly quiet. Also the hood uses old style knob switches so there is no electronics to go bad. LED lights are nice. I never realized how much heat is put off of the gas range (with the hood off). If you have the space for a hood it is worth it! The cabinets with the microwave are only 12' deep; I really wanted the hood over the range so I sank the microwave into the wall. Next to the microwave, the wall is beetle-kill pine behind the TV. The tin ceiling came from AmericanTinCeilings. LED recessed lights from COSTCO which are cheaper and better than the other big box stores and my local lighting store. The island I built; its maple and walnut with a tilt out garbage can. It's finished with waterlox. A few words about distances between the island and the adjacent counters. In a perfect world yes you would have all the space you need; but my house is 100 years old and I have to work with what Ive got. The island is 35' to the fridge; 39' to the stove; and 39.5 to the sink/DW. This is amble space for two cooks. I still need to trim around the microwave but its pretty much done.
Heres the detailed pics at this link
This post was edited by fyrfyter5 on Mon, Sep 1, 14 at 20:46