Kell Architects
Architects & Building Designers
Mack Kitchen contemporary-kitchen

This photo has 25 questions

November 17, 2013
chrisstewart wrote:
standard height between the top of stove &bottom of microwave?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
The National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) publishes its own recommendations, alongside those of the IRC. The NKBA suggests a clearance of 24 inches between stove top and microwave oven. Experienced residential building inspectors in your area can also offer guidance.

The manual that accompanies your microwave oven may specify a clearance figure. Commonly, manufacturers recommend a minimum distance of 30 inches. Some manufacturers may distinguish between gas and electric stove tops, relative to clearance. The figure for a gas stove -- which involves open flames -- may be higher than that for an electric stove.
    Bookmark   February 18, 2014 at 7:08AM
Sign Up to comment
November 5, 2013
Beverly Fox wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kell Architects
You might want to take a look at "Forest Floor" by Benjamin Moore color #1498.
Another option is "Trailing Vines" by Benjamin Moore color #1505.
    Bookmark   Thanked by Beverly Fox    November 5, 2013 at 10:14AM
Sign Up to comment
October 29, 2013
Beverly Fox wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
What is the color of the island?
    Bookmark   December 26, 2013 at 8:07PM
Sign Up to comment
August 29, 2013
cfuqua wrote:
Who is the manufacturer of the cabinets?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kell Architects
These are custom cabinets, built by a cabinet maker in his shop and then installed on site.
    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 8:30AM
Sign Up to comment
August 23, 2013
sunnyone99 wrote:
I love the door knobs and drawer pulls. Where did you get them? Thanks
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kell Architects
Go to
    Bookmark   Thanked by sunnyone99    October 23, 2013 at 8:42AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kell Architects
I have uncovered more info on the hardware: Square knobs manufactured by Belwirth-Keeler Period Brass; Cup Pulls and Pantry Pulls manufactured by Alno
1 Like    Bookmark   Thanked by sunnyone99    October 23, 2013 at 9:49AM
Sign Up to comment
June 18, 2013
renaequilts wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
From Kell above: This is American Cherry hardwood and it has a clear poly on it.
    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 12:07PM
Sign Up to comment
January 8, 2013
Magda Melgoza wrote:
What color is the countertop ?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
The granite looks like my Pocono Green countertops.
    Bookmark   June 8, 2013 at 6:03PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kell Architects
Found the real granite color! Mystic Green Granite
2 Likes    Bookmark   October 23, 2013 at 9:44AM
Sign Up to comment
January 1, 2013
maryb2 wrote:
Love the schoolhouse pendant lights. Would you share where you got them? - I am re-doing my kitchen, and would like lights like these over my new island. Thanks for info!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
You can find similar lighting fixtures at
1 Like    Bookmark   February 28, 2013 at 7:42PM
Sign Up to comment
July 10, 2012
rawdmd wrote:
Please, could you tell me what kind of tile, size and accent tiles are used here?
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kell Architects
We chose tiles by Walker Zanger, ceramic glazed tiles, Ceramic Alahambra Classic line (pages 80-84 from their online catalogue). The Owners had a few decorative tiles from Guatamala that were to be integrated in to the project and the WZ tiles meld beautifully with that style. We used 2X2 accent tiles and 4X4 tiles for the majority of the field. "Staggered pattern" made them work together well.
    Bookmark   July 23, 2012 at 11:36AM
Sign Up to comment
May 22, 2012
lukeheitman wrote:
What color did you paint your kitchen walls? Looks awesome!
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
The Shabby Nest
Benjamin Moore's Almond Bisque is a similar color.
    Bookmark   July 28, 2012 at 12:09PM
Sign Up to comment
February 26, 2012
lrueden wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Kell Architects
This is American Cherry hardwood and it has a clear poly on it.
    Bookmark   February 26, 2012 at 5:00PM
Sign Up to comment
October 12, 2011
tmehr wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab
Very pretty - here are a few suggestions. But remember, that often times granite it called by different names region to region and supplier to supplier.

Marron Chohiba · More Info

Brown Imperial Polished Granite · More Info
    Bookmark   October 16, 2011 at 8:43PM
Sign Up to comment
September 20, 2011
kcarlisle wrote:
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Color of paint on island cabinets?
    Bookmark   August 8, 2013 at 8:44PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
From Kell above: This is American Cherry hardwood and it has a clear poly on it.
    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 12:06PM
Sign Up to comment
March 14, 2015
adargan wrote:
Love the counter chairs. Where are they from?
March 7, 2015
Rebecca Hines wrote:
October 29, 2014
sugar8 wrote:
How big is they kitchen? An how long is they island? - How big is they kitchen an how long is they island.
December 26, 2013
east1986 wrote:
What is the color of the island granite?
January 29, 2013
shaupt2918 wrote:
Where did the Counter stools come from?
January 7, 2013
rielly58 wrote:
lovely kitchen. what type of granite did you use?
January 7, 2013
barbjack wrote:
November 29, 2012
dkotov wrote:
Size of island? Thank you!
June 22, 2012
mlackas wrote:
Very impressive! Could you please tell me the dimensions of the kitchen are and the island? Thank you!
May 7, 2012
Pacific Pride Design-Build wrote:
What manufacturer supplied the wood corbels?
March 12, 2012
anais1 wrote:
What are your tiles? They are perfect with the floors!

What Houzz contributors are saying:

To gauge where your pantry will fit best for the chicken test, first figure out the arrangement of your work zones — particularly the areas around the fridge, sink, oven and cooktop.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

eekw1 added this to midlo kitchen
11 hours ago
horsedogbun added this to horsedogbun's Ideas
on Thursday
Not loving the flat panel cabinets
jackiegmendoza added this to Kitchen
on Wednesday
Backsplash is bright
billiejo Cooper added this to bcooper81's ideas
on Tuesday
mission style
mab22101 added this to mab22101's Ideas
on Monday
cabinets, but not backsplash
brenda_whitt added this to Kitchen Ideas
on Sunday
granite and backsplash
Trudy Guerra added this to Trudy Guerra's Ideas
March 20, 2015
The perfect one
lutgenb added this to Kitchen
March 18, 2015
Cabinets with Counter and floor colors
jodiwally added this to jodiwally's ideas
March 18, 2015
jenslick2002 added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 17, 2015
beautiful cabinets, particularly the glass upper doors, but also like the more tuscan palate. Maybe that would still work... Also love the granite.
slhackworth added this to Daddy's kitchen
March 17, 2015
Sabra McGinnis added this to sabra_mcginnis's ideas--kitchen
March 16, 2015
pantry doors
jendv added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 14, 2015
fun tile
thxmj46 added this to Kitchen Ideas
March 14, 2015
Cabinet idea for above pantry
Traci Rourke added this to kitchen
March 13, 2015
Hardware color
murphcallahan added this to murphcallahan's Ideas
March 12, 2015
Cabinet color, granite
landlcamp added this to landlcamp's Ideas
March 12, 2015
Island bar
belluzzi added this to kitchen
March 12, 2015
cupboard hardware mission style
woodwod added this to kitchen
March 7, 2015
jstuermer added this to jstuermer's Ideas
March 7, 2015
Colors kitchen
thehaven2010 added this to remodel
March 7, 2015
Pantry cabinet
kpritchardmobile added this to kpritchardmobile's Ideas
March 6, 2015
mikkibythesea added this to Rees Street_Kitchen
March 3, 2015
Amanda Jemison added this to Kitchen
March 2, 2015
wooden cabinets
blwahlberg added this to kitchen
March 1, 2015
mattpenkava added this to mattpenkava's Ideas
March 1, 2015
Island cabinet color
tnun354 added this to tnun354's ideas
March 1, 2015
Mission style cabinets
bethwray added this to kitchen
March 1, 2015
ecolburnma added this to ecolburnma's Ideas
February 28, 2015
Cherry & black granite & gray island
scottandjody added this to Marlboro Kitchen
February 27, 2015
Love the dark wood don't think our floors would support it.
ntoomey906 added this to Kitchen
February 26, 2015
Natural cherry?
Leah Thompson added this to kitchen
February 25, 2015
Upper cabinet glass
niknollog added this to niknollog's ideas
February 25, 2015
cabinets match the tables in my living room. like the knobs and pulls. the island looks like a good size, but stain it black.
anns9686 added this to anns9686's Ideas
February 24, 2015
Jill McCulley added this to Jill McCulley's Ideas
February 23, 2015
jabenroth added this to New Kitchens
February 22, 2015
color of island - like slate or graphite
fireplace415 added this to fireplace415's ideas
February 22, 2015
back full length cabinet attractive for a pantry
Beltraneja Mayor added this to Beltraneja Mayor's Ideas
February 20, 2015
Mission style kitchen
jillmail21 added this to backsplash
February 18, 2015
Angie Radawicz added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 18, 2015
Like the backsplash AND the island
suebez added this to Bez ideas
February 18, 2015
kirkholt added this to kirkholt's ideas
February 17, 2015
4julie added this to Kitchen
February 15, 2015
mission style
dbpark added this to dbpark's Ideas
February 14, 2015
timbertiger21 added this to timbertiger21's Ideas
February 14, 2015
Stephanie Cook added this to Monticello Kitchen
February 14, 2015
simple way to convert current island into one level island
Shawn Sherman added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 13, 2015
Cabinets / Pantry
paulinapangerapan added this to Kitchen & Dining
February 11, 2015
Good pantry placement
ljdelullo added this to Countertops
February 11, 2015
Granite counter top. Mystic green?
lin915 added this to Kitchen Ideas
February 11, 2015
tile color, cabinets, wall color
magdalena628 added this to magdalena628's Ideas
February 10, 2015
Cabinet counter contrast
Courtney Conroy_Perkins added this to Lighting
February 7, 2015
Pendant lights
ewallace123 added this to ewallace123's Ideas
February 5, 2015
Cherry w green
ilanad added this to Kitchen
February 1, 2015
grey island
2boyzmommy added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 31, 2015
Like the knobs/pulls
mikkibythesea added this to House
January 30, 2015
green walls
springs123 added this to Cabinets
January 30, 2015
Like island
keeterchange added this to Narrowing Down
January 30, 2015
Imagine lighter counter top
keeterchange added this to keeterchange's Ideas
January 29, 2015
Nice! Imagine light coming from different directions
flathoof added this to canning kitchen
January 28, 2015
Big cabinet
jwelch95366 added this to jwelch95366's ideas
January 27, 2015
Cabinet color
jangurlo added this to kitchens and kitchen cabinets
January 27, 2015
like cabinets
awoupio added this to awoupio's ideas
January 27, 2015
Pantry adds wall to hide bathroom
Don Wence added this to Tables
January 26, 2015
Cherry 2
lizkozar added this to kitchen
January 25, 2015
Pantry cabinets
lavenderblu901 added this to lavenderblu901's ideas
January 25, 2015
Kitchen remodel-ashburn
Heidi Douglass added this to Kitchen Ideas
January 24, 2015
dixiepeach added this to Our Kitchen
January 24, 2015
I like the microwave above the range
homestead235 added this to homestead235's Ideas
January 24, 2015
Upper cupboards
1955robinmckee added this to KITCHENS
January 22, 2015
2 color cabinets
jenn_02 added this to jenn_02's ideas
January 22, 2015
ayparker added this to kitchen ideas
January 21, 2015
angeldog1 added this to Djckitchen
January 19, 2015
Granite color
jillie011 added this to jillie011's ideas
January 19, 2015
Love it
erave123 added this to erave123's Ideas
January 15, 2015
Light wood flooring medium cabinets
janiedeeandchris added this to janiedeeandchris's ideas
January 13, 2015
Window seat
hilmimuzzy added this to mama
January 13, 2015
Small island
saraswansen added this to Johnston Ranch
January 11, 2015
Cherry color with black island and white trim
Laura Jeanne Design LLC added this to Tom / craftsman
January 11, 2015
Over stove micro
gagnonco added this to gagnonco's Ideas
January 9, 2015
shakjohns added this to johnson kitchen
January 8, 2015
Stemware cabinet
smithnh1974 added this to smithnh1974's Ideas
January 7, 2015
godleybath added this to kitchen
January 7, 2015
something other than round knob on doors and still different pull on drawers
jojoberri added this to jojoberri's Ideas
January 4, 2015
It's small elegant and I love the wood finish
spmshank added this to spmshank's Ideas
January 3, 2015
Window seat
anita8655 added this to anita8655's Ideas
January 1, 2015
Like counter top
bluezette added this to built-ins
December 31, 2014
window seat style. removable panel?
blklabesq added this to kitchen
December 31, 2014
cabinet color
jessicaskey added this to jessicaskey's ideas
December 30, 2014
smrs75 added this to smrs75's Ideas
December 29, 2014
serviceman added this to serviceman's Ideas
December 28, 2014
manderscss added this to kitchen
December 25, 2014
Cabinet color
Nicole Volkert added this to Nicole Volkert's Ideas
December 22, 2014
jobartle added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 21, 2014
great colors
kalimahrahim added this to Kitchen Ideas
December 20, 2014
1st floor
lschnei595 added this to kitchen
December 15, 2014
Kitchen Tune-Up - Newton, MA added this to Freedman ideabook
December 12, 2014
cherry cabinets with tall pantry
lovinski added this to Kitchens
December 12, 2014
Backsplash, hardware, pendent lights
coolxxii added this to coolxxii's Ideas
December 5, 2014
3 seats
amyhecei added this to amyhecei's Ideas
December 4, 2014
Stove on sink side
Tammie Hunter added this to tammie_hunter's Ideas
December 1, 2014
cachechew added this to cachechew's kitchen ideas
November 30, 2014
dizzydancer48 added this to backsplashes
November 28, 2014
Design not color
bbbygrant added this to bbbygrant's ideas
November 28, 2014
overall look
bbykerk added this to Kitchen Ideas
November 28, 2014
Example for Pat
LuAnn Colosimo added this to Albia House
November 23, 2014
mission cabinets, light floor mix in gray tile
mellynrn added this to David's Kitchen
November 22, 2014
Craftsman kitchen, different color island
Rhonda Lundgren added this to Kitchen pantry
November 19, 2014
Another possibilityor top of tall cabinet
Jennifer Faurote added this to kitchen
November 19, 2014
color and ceiling cabinets
cgray0313 added this to cgray0313's Ideas
November 18, 2014
lriordan89 added this to lriordan89's Ideas
November 18, 2014
like that the island is different color than the cabinets
gleighb added this to Basement
November 15, 2014
Hardware for bar
jkfon added this to jkfon's ideas
November 14, 2014
mrssmoothmercy added this to mrssmoothmercy's Ideas
November 8, 2014
suehoppen added this to suehoppen's ideas
November 7, 2014
cabinets and island colors go well together
cappleton added this to Kitchens
November 6, 2014
biologics added this to biologics's Ideas
November 2, 2014
Like countertop
kalamatahari added this to Kitchen
November 2, 2014
Goes with other pic.
suzanneclark added this to suzanneclark's ideas
November 1, 2014
Color of cabinets
kris10sm added this to kris10sm's Ideas
November 1, 2014
Love this
watkinsmarytx added this to Kitchen cabinets
November 1, 2014
cabinets good - counter too dark
Lorena Smith Dal Pozzo added this to kitchen
November 1, 2014
Sillas, muebles, tiradores
rshrewz added this to kitchen
October 30, 2014
microwave looks bad
lu_run added this to lu_run's Ideas
October 26, 2014
emilym02 added this to kitchen
October 25, 2014
julieageorggin added this to Cabinets and knobs
October 25, 2014
Pantry pulls vertically centered
cjonez22 added this to cjonez22's Ideas
October 25, 2014
Full cabinets
Liz Hodge added this to Bathroom Ideas
October 23, 2014
derasmoc added this to derasmoc's Ideas
October 23, 2014
KitchenAid appliances
cloclo65 added this to cuisines
October 21, 2014
dimensions de la cuisine 14.5'' x 12'.
aanhvora added this to kitchen
October 21, 2014
Cabinet color
darlenerp added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 20, 2014
wood colour and drawer pulls.
stjoe2014 added this to stjoe2014's Ideas
October 20, 2014
Cabinet style
lulumock added this to lulumock's ideas
October 20, 2014
Lights over bar
khancock1 added this to khancock1's Ideas
October 19, 2014
picidaho added this to SueZQ Kitchen
October 19, 2014
Cabinet pulls
jburgess1 added this to jburgess1's Ideas
October 16, 2014
caswee added this to caswee's ideas
October 14, 2014
nice too !!
Karen Mooney added this to kitchen
October 14, 2014
kathyricci added this to kitchen
October 14, 2014
mstel00 added this to mstel00's Ideas
October 12, 2014
Paint and island
kay_sue added this to kay_sue's ideas
October 11, 2014
wca_1 added this to Kitchen Ideas
October 6, 2014
how the grantie and tile go together and how the rugs work as well.
Jaime Weekly added this to Kitchen
October 3, 2014
traceytranen added this to traceytranen's kitchen ideas
October 3, 2014
cabinet style and pantry
9jatono added this to 9jatono's Ideas
October 1, 2014
Gray island
Solace Home Design added this to Granite countertops
September 30, 2014
brown imperial polished granite with fresh looking Cherry cabinets
wolfe2444 added this to wolfe2444's Ideas
September 29, 2014
ddhouse3 added this to Kitchen cabinets
September 28, 2014
cherry cabinets with clear poly finish
miremar added this to miremar's Ideas
September 28, 2014
Color scheme
wilmington7 added this to Christopher
September 27, 2014
This is the island for Christopher!
jpbenstock added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 21, 2014
braces under countertop island
ctextores added this to pantrys
September 21, 2014
three doors
joybagley added this to joybagley's Ideas
September 21, 2014
sherisiegfried added this to fire place bookcase
September 18, 2014
cabinets and pantry
joschumacher added this to mission kitchen
September 17, 2014
loued007 added this to Kitchen ideas
September 17, 2014
I like the chairs
lhjy added this to lhjy's Ideas
September 16, 2014
Kitchen light
ozonejunkie2 added this to kitchen ideas
September 16, 2014
Sue Violette added this to National Village Cottage
September 14, 2014
jodimiskowiec added this to debbies kitchen
September 14, 2014
Upper glass over pantry very nice
kmbrowing added this to kmbrowing's ideas
September 13, 2014
vbcraig added this to vbcraig's Ideas
September 13, 2014
hw on tall cabinets, vertical pulls
hexeby added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 10, 2014
grossann added this to grossann's ideas
September 8, 2014
drokitka added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 7, 2014
Pantry entrance
gdolso added this to Trim or Cabinet color; Cabinet details
September 4, 2014
another view of this cabinet color
lbdamon added this to lbdamon's ideas
September 3, 2014
Cabinet color
jbirbiglia added this to Kitchen
September 1, 2014
2 larger globe pendents
Anne Good added this to Kitchen Ideas
September 1, 2014
lighting, cabinets, hardware
swimps6150 added this to Addie kitchen
August 31, 2014
Island and dishwasher.
Perspectives Interior Design & Remodeling, Inc. added this to Crook
August 26, 2014
Kitchen Island
cinjag added this to backsplash
August 25, 2014
Mystic green granite
nykaren54 added this to nykaren54's Ideas
August 23, 2014
jbirbiglia added this to Hardware
August 21, 2014
dark, square knobs and simple cup pulls
Daniela added this to living
August 21, 2014
Perfect cottage kitchen
Nkrumah Morgan added this to nkrumah_morgan's Ideas
August 20, 2014
djadamo added this to djadamo's Ideas
August 17, 2014
mforman1 added this to mforman1's Ideas
August 17, 2014
Nice cabinets and floors
wefelker7 added this to wefelker7's ideas
August 17, 2014
vagirl007 added this to vagirl007's Ideas
August 15, 2014
Like how the island is supported from underneath
50house added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 15, 2014
glass top cabinets
bgottsacker added this to bgottsacker's ideas
August 13, 2014
Ingrid Linerud added this to ingrid_linerud ’s ideas kitchen
August 11, 2014
kitchen and floor mission sytle
Jeffrey Madden added this to maddenjeff's ideas
August 10, 2014
cherry and black
sydneyshasta added this to Kitchens
August 10, 2014
wood and painted island
Nicole Moreaux added this to Nicole Moreaux's Ideas
August 10, 2014
Cody likes countertop cabinets and appliances
sunrise50 added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 10, 2014
cherry with clear coat
bauresma added this to kitchen
August 9, 2014
arts and crafts
christinebrubaker added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 8, 2014
Dark counter tops
ffildar added this to ffildar's Ideas
August 7, 2014
Cabinets are beautiful
shiralub added this to Kitchen Ideas
August 4, 2014
All colors except tile
Stephanie Hoeppner added this to stephanie_hoeppner's Ideas
August 3, 2014
pendant lights
dawnieluv added this to dawnieluv's Ideas
July 30, 2014
Like the pantry
mweakfall added this to mweakfall's Favorites
July 29, 2014
Corner cabinet
Sponsored Products
Porcelain Pineapple Chalice
$34.99 | Dot & Bo
Danby DMW7700BLDB 0.7 cu. ft. Microwave Oven - Black - DMW7700BLDB
$80.78 | Hayneedle
Range Low Voltage Track Head by WAC Lighting
$54.00 | Lumens
Levolor 2-inch Classic Value Wood Blinds
Dishwasher Pods
$10.99 | zulily
Sharp Insight Pro Series Built-In Microwave Drawer
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™