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Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion traditional kitchen

Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion

The narrow windows flanking the range allow extra light to shine into the kitchen.

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amyscrib wrote:
marble - You are still happy with the marble? I am trying to make the decision and everyone else says dont do it with kids and on the workspace.. You seem happy though? do you have any tips to avoid staining? What about scratching? I am gonna do a similar island/perimeter. And does the honed surface hold up better than polished? THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
   Comment   April 12, 2014
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PS- this was a problem that started immediately. It was not long-term use. The marble came from Ciott in Toronto.
April 13, 2014 at 4:44am   
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Michael Robert Construction
blegate, that's terrible. What did it look like to start with? I'm assuming mostly white... this doesn't seem right at all.
last Tuesday at 11:25am   
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sbriglio wrote:
Floor - Can u tell me floor stain color
   Comment   April 3, 2014
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Michael Robert Construction
White oak actually
April 4, 2014 at 8:13am   
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Oak & Broad
Thank you! Its very pretty.
April 4, 2014 at 8:35am   
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amyscrib wrote:
Can you tell me what kind of marble countertop? And is that a crackle - Beautiful!!!!!!
   Comment   November 24, 2013
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Michael Robert Construction
Thank you! This is white Carrara marble with a honed finish.
November 25, 2013 at 4:22am     
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colleenmargaret wrote:
I love the stools. Can you please share name brand or where purchased
   Comment   November 16, 2013
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Thanks so much. Greatly appreciate the prompt response.
November 16, 2013 at 11:13am   
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Michael Robert Construction
My pleasure! -Ellie
November 16, 2013 at 11:34am   
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facentet wrote:
what is the size of the casement windows flanking the range top?
   Comment   November 4, 2013
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Michael Robert Construction
They are roughly 45" x 14"
November 5, 2013 at 2:13pm      Thanked by facentet
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dixiekyper wrote:
Beautiful kitchen, may I ask, how did you do the floor?
   Comment   September 1, 2013
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Michael Robert Construction
Thank you! We used a number 2 white oak (meaning not premium, select, or perfectly matched) and then did 3 coats of water based polyurethane.
September 2, 2013 at 7:05am   
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kikastew wrote:
What finish is the hardware?
   Comment   July 30, 2013
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Michael Robert Construction
Brushed nickel.
July 30, 2013 at 5:36pm      Thanked by kikastew
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relsah wrote:
kitchen island and pendant - how long is he kitchen island? what size is the benson pendant light (7", 13" or 16") and is it a polished or satin nickel finish? thanks
   Comment   April 3, 2013
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thanks for the suggestion. we'll probably go for the 3 7". i live 10 mins away from the RH outlet in limerick, pa and that's where we are planning to get the lights. thanks for the heads-up regarding the 20% off sale.
April 5, 2013 at 9:02am     
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Michael Robert Construction
I'm jealous you're so close! It's a day's outing for us when we go. Good luck and let me know how it turns out!
April 5, 2013 at 9:15am   
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walshdm wrote:
What make is the refrigerator?
   Comment   February 22, 2013
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Michael Robert Construction
It is a Thermador refrigerator.
February 22, 2013 at 5:48am   
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avysmom wrote:
What are the dimensions of your breakfast area? And which size pendant did you use: 18" or 24"?
   Comment   February 5, 2013
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Michael Robert Construction
The answers to both questions, and a better photo if the area can be found here:
. Good luck with your project! -ellie
February 5, 2013 at 7:17am   
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donnalyons wrote:
Can you tell me the brand/model of the hood? Thanks!
   Comment   November 26, 2012
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Michael Robert Construction
It is a Thermador. I'm sorry, I don't know the model number off hand, but if I can find some paperwork on it I'll let you know.
November 26, 2012 at 1:23pm   
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nathendo wrote:
Door style? - Can you share what door style and wood species you chose for these beautiful cabinets?
   Comment   October 11, 2012
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Sarah Koch-Schiller
Can you please tell me the color of the island? I can't seem to find anything online about Brookhaven 504 or 505. Thanks so much!
October 31, 2013 at 12:03pm   
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Michael Robert Construction
For whatever reason Brookhaven does not publish their colors. You have to find a Brookhaven cabinet dealer near you to see their colors or maybe call them and they can send you a catalog.
October 31, 2013 at 12:43pm   
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handreaj wrote:
How long is the wall with the range and refrigerator?
   Comment   June 2, 2012
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I am located in Springfield, IL. one more question, if you don't mind...What brand of refrigerator and cooktop did you choose and are you happy with them?
June 12, 2012 at 11:16am   
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Michael Robert Construction
yes, of course I don't mind! We chose Thermador appliances. We are very very happy with them.
June 12, 2012 at 11:17am   
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npnorcini wrote:
What material are the countertops? Looks like marble. I am trying to avoid marble but like the look.
   Comment   March 17, 2012
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Michael Robert Construction
They are White Carrara Marble. May I ask, why are you trying to avoid marble?
March 17, 2012 at 2:23pm   
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Use Quartz (Silestone) they have a pattern that is similar to Marble- but maintenance free..I am doing the Same...Wondering if Gray Cabinets will remain timeless like White cabinets...If so- I may have just found my color..
April 10, 2012 at 4:13am     
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lisymartinez wrote:
Are these full overlay doors with a 1/4" reveal?
   Comment   March 6, 2012
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Michael Robert Construction
These are frameless cabinets that have been customized with trim between to give the look of an inset cabinet. This is a much more cost effective way to get a high end, furniture feel.
March 6, 2012 at 5:22am     
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genius tip about trim in between!!
July 12, 2012 at 8:18pm   
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iluvdecorating wrote:
What shade of white are the cabinets? Brookhaven has Alpine, Nordic or Lace, is it one of those?
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They are Nordic White
February 4, 2012 at 7:18am   
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Luxe Design Group wrote:
What is the paint color of the island? Thanks.
   Comment   January 6, 2012
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Michael Robert Construction
This is not a painted island, it is a Brookhaven cabinet finish. I believe it's either 505 or 504.
January 6, 2012 at 10:08am   
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Grace Decors wrote:
where can i buy these barstools?
   Comment   December 1, 2011
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Michael Robert Construction
They are from Pier 1, but several years ago
December 1, 2011 at 7:35am   
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Take a look at the Bruce Swivel Barstool on www.mytwodesigners.com. It swivels but has a really low back so it won't hit the counter.
December 1, 2011 at 5:30pm   
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Beverly Fox wrote:
Island color - What color is the island please
   Comment   October 29, 2013

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Although the kitchen already gets a ton of light from the large window in the adjacent breakfast nook, Ellie and Michael put in narrow windows on either side of the range to let in even more natural light. Barstools: Pier 1 Cabinetry: Brookhaven by Woodmode combined with some custom pieces/panels

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These windows are 45"X14". Could our plan of 24" windows be too wide.?? (could maybe fit some uppers if our window was narrower - what do you think, or would it look weird??) Jeff, I have to get off this houzz!!!!! Madalyn
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