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Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion industrial-kitchen
 

Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion

Michael Robert Construction
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dross383 wrote:
Could you tell me what the size of the kitchen is please?
   Comment   April 12, 2014
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The kitchen is about 18' x 18' with a 9' x 10' breakfast nook.
April 15, 2014 at 11:27am   
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wcladd wrote:
Is a floor plan available for first floor? - This layout looks very similar to the plans we are drawing up - do you have the floor plan for the first floor?
   Comment   September 1, 2013
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wcladd
I understand - it is a beautiful family area that I hope to duplicate many elements of the layout! How many square feet is this main level?
September 1, 2013 at 1:14pm   
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Thank you! The first floor is approximately 2000 sf.
September 1, 2013 at 1:53pm   
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saray7997 wrote:
Floor finish specifics - Would love to know the brand of water based poly you used. Also, was a sealer applied first? If so, which one? Thanks.
     Comment   April 1, 2013
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stuempfig
Is it a red oak floor with no stain? Thank you
October 19, 2013 at 6:27pm   
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No, this is white oak with 3 coats of water based poly.
October 19, 2013 at 9:47pm     
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Laura Strong wrote:
Size of island - What are the dimensions of the island?
     Comment   November 21, 2012
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vandemond
Color the island is painted?
May 31, 2013 at 6:28am   
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This island is not painted. It is a standard color from Brookhaven, a division of Woodmode (the cabinet brand).
May 31, 2013 at 6:35am   
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cebastholm wrote:
What is the name of the island paint color?
   Comment   October 14, 2012
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This is a standard Brookhaven cabinet color- I believe number 504 or 505? There is only one like it!
October 14, 2012 at 2:33pm     
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caitlynmartino wrote:
Is there a hallway in between the kitchen and the dining room?
   Comment   October 3, 2012
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no, just a step down. The dining room is sunken.
October 3, 2012 at 5:53pm   
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mandiesh wrote:
what brand is the stove top? - stove top brand and inches?
   Comment   August 15, 2012
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The range is Thermador, as are the ovens, the refrigerator, and the hood. I'll get back to you with the dimensions.
August 15, 2012 at 4:58pm   
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Shannon S wrote:
Love Love all of it! What is the flooring?
   Comment   August 14, 2012
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Thank you! The flooring is 4" oak planks, #2, with 4 coats of water based poly. We went with the #2 (actually the third most "desirable" grade) intentionally so that we would have the variation in color and the natural knots for visual interest. The water-based poly gives the floor a lighter, whiter look. I didn't want the yellow or red tones to come through as they do with an oil based poly.
August 14, 2012 at 8:40pm     
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gailcrann wrote:
Thank you in advance for your expertise! Would a creamier white cabinet work in this space too? I - I would like to use a cool grey/ white granite called Supreme White, aka Fantasy White, aka White Zito. my cabinet color is more like Farrow and Balls Winborne white though and now I am worried that Cabinets are not white enough to blend nicely with such a granite that sort of resembles marble. Any advice for me? thanks again!
   Comment   August 6, 2012
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Hi Gail! I felt that the coolness in our carrara did not go well with an off white cabinet. The bright white complements the marble much better. Had we gone with a calacatta or other white marble, an off white cabinet would have been fine.
It's hard for me to say for sure without seeing your granite, but try to get large samples of the stone and bring it home to your cabinets. Make sure te sample is from the same lot as the one you are considering, though, since the colors can vary greatly from lot to lot.
Ironically, all the trim in our house is painted f&b's winborne white! Including in the kitchen. Good luck with your project! Let me know if I can help in any other way.
August 6, 2012 at 5:30am   
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Robert Derow
What was the marble sealed with?
November 12, 2012 at 7:23pm   
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shevralegs wrote:
LOVE! - I can't stop looking at your pictures, your house is just stunning and layed out so well. I'm jealous of your little bar and computer areas! Now for the kitchen- it's my inspiration kitchen and I have so many questions! Are the cabinets white white? We are doing a white kitchen and blue island and I'm not sure what to do with the backsplash. I love how your white subway tiles look, did you consider any other types of backsplash? Our kitchen will backup to our family room also, which we have a light brown couch, brown ottoman and dark wood TV unit. The room is much closer than yours- like 4 feet from the island. Do you think it will clash with the blue island? We'll keep the walls a light color to keep it all light. How do you like your microwave drawer, especially with kids? We have a toddler and twins on the way. I'm sure I'll have more questions as we go through our design- thanks so much for the inspiration!
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Isn't Houzz the best?! What ever did people do before it? All those piles of torn magazine pages! Hundreds of dollars spent on magazines! :)

Thank you for your kind words about our kitchen. It truly is the heart of our home and it makes me happy every day. We're thrilled with all the choices we made, and it sounds like yours is going to be gorgeous too!

In terms of our backsplash, I chose a polished ceramic subway that is machine made, but crafted to look handmade. It was far less expensive than the handmade ones, and I actually preferred the slightly more consistent look of the machine made over the very rustic look of the handmade. If I were in your shoes, I would choose the polished subway. We have under cabinet lighting, and when it's on the way the light reflects off of the polished surface and slight unevenness of the tile is just beautiful. Gives a little sparkle to an otherwise pretty earthy kitchen.

Good luck with your project! Hope you post photos when you're finished! Let me know if I can help in any other way.

Ellie
August 19, 2012 at 1:29pm   
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August 19, 2012 at 6:13pm   
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lynnpat wrote:
pendant lights?
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Restoration Hardware Benson pendants
January 9, 2012 at 12:36pm     
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Raquel Henkel wrote:
Where did you get that island? Did you have to paint it? If so what paint color did you use?
   Comment   December 5, 2011
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Raquel Henkel
Where did you get the island? I love it!
December 5, 2011 at 8:13am   
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The island is constructed of the Brookhaven cabinets. Thank you!
December 5, 2011 at 8:16am   
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Raquel Henkel wrote:
What is the color of the wall in the kitchen and the living room? I assume they are the same color.
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You are correct. They are painted Farrow & Ball's Skimming Stone.
December 5, 2011 at 7:54am   
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