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Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion traditional-kitchen
 

Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion

Michael Robert Construction
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October 21, 2014
Solace Home Design wrote:
What is the island countertop material and name please? Thank you
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It is Carrara marble.
    Bookmark   October 21, 2014 at 11:55AM
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April 12, 2014
dross383 wrote:
Could you tell me what the size of the kitchen is please?
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Michael Robert Construction
The kitchen is about 18' x 18' with a 9' x 10' breakfast nook.
    Bookmark   April 15, 2014 at 11:27AM
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September 1, 2013
wcladd wrote:
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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?
    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 1:14PM
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Michael Robert Construction
Thank you! The first floor is approximately 2000 sf.
    Bookmark   September 1, 2013 at 1:53PM
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April 1, 2013
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.
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stuempfig
Is it a red oak floor with no stain? Thank you
    Bookmark   October 19, 2013 at 6:27PM
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No, this is white oak with 3 coats of water based poly.
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November 21, 2012
Laura Strong wrote:
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vandemond
Color the island is painted?
    Bookmark   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).
    Bookmark   May 31, 2013 at 6:35AM
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October 14, 2012
cebastholm wrote:
What is the name of the island paint color?
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Michael Robert Construction
This is a standard Brookhaven cabinet color- I believe number 504 or 505? There is only one like it!
2 Likes    Bookmark   October 14, 2012 at 2:33PM
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October 3, 2012
caitlynmartino wrote:
Is there a hallway in between the kitchen and the dining room?
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Michael Robert Construction
no, just a step down. The dining room is sunken.
    Bookmark   October 3, 2012 at 5:53PM
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August 15, 2012
mandiesh wrote:
what brand is the stove top? - stove top brand and inches?
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Michael Robert Construction
The range is Thermador, as are the ovens, the refrigerator, and the hood. I'll get back to you with the dimensions.
    Bookmark   August 15, 2012 at 4:58PM
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August 14, 2012
Shannon S wrote:
Love Love all of it! What is the flooring?
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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.
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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.
    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 5:30AM
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Robert Derow
What was the marble sealed with?
    Bookmark   November 12, 2012 at 7:23PM
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April 5, 2012
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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Michael Robert Construction
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
    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 1:29PM
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    Bookmark   August 19, 2012 at 6:13PM
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January 9, 2012
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radlinski
What size Benson pendants?
    Bookmark   October 20, 2014 at 6:32PM
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7"
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December 5, 2011
Raquel Henkel wrote:
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Raquel Henkel
Where did you get the island? I love it!
    Bookmark   December 5, 2011 at 8:13AM
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The island is constructed of the Brookhaven cabinets. Thank you!
    Bookmark   December 5, 2011 at 8:16AM
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December 5, 2011
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Michael Robert Construction
You are correct. They are painted Farrow & Ball's Skimming Stone.
    Bookmark   December 5, 2011 at 7:54AM
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