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Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion traditional-kitchen
 

Classic Coastal Colonial Renovation - the Anti McMansion

This bright, white, classic “Nantucket” style kitchen was part of the home's 1200 square foot expansion. Built around the needs of a chef and their family, this is a cook’s kitchen built for entertaining. The workspace and flow makes the kitchen as much of a joy to work in as it is to relax with friends in. The bright white cabinets and the cool grey island are complemented by the sea of white marble countertops. The extra deep stainless sink and commercial-style faucet lend an industrial feel to the kitchen, but the built-in banquette and custom window create a cozy, family-friendly feel.
The oversized 9' island is a central gathering space in this home.
Photo by Mike Mroz of Michael Robert Construction
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July 30, 2014
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That's probably plenty! I wouldn't sacrifice symmetry for the 4' of space if you have other areas. But that's just me!
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Thank you so very, very much. I can't tell you how much your input has helped me. This is my first remodel, and it's a complete gut, addition, start from scratch remodel. So many decisions! I looked again at the plans and actually the space on each side of the stove is closer to 4-feet. You've really helped ease my mind!
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May 19, 2014
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I believe that is a similar size to our island. Our pendants are 7" diameter. You could certainly go bigger and bolder if you wanted them to be more a focal point in the room. Ours are mostly utilitarian. I believe I measured the height off the counter top for another Houzzer. Check the questions on this photo and the others of this kitchen and if you still can't find it let me know and I'll re measure. Good luck with your project!
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December 2, 2013
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kbiggar
I love your kitchen! I'm Debating putting my sink in island or against a wall with lots of windows...do you like having your sink in the island? Any pros or cons? Thanks for your help!
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I like it on the island because it allows me to look out towards the rest of my home- where the kids are playing or where my guests are mingling. Sometimes it might be nice to be facing some windows, but the view would have to be great! Not just the side of a neighbors' house...
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November 24, 2013
amyscrib wrote:
Can you tell me the dimensions of the island? - Thanks!
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sorry to ask more--but what is the space between island and cabinets?
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No problem. 3'10".
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November 6, 2013
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White Mother of pearl tiles might also look very nice! http://www.tilecircle.com/mother-of-pearl-collection.html
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If you need standard white subway, we have it! We supply grout as well.
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June 26, 2013
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These are from Pier 1
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December 22, 2012
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That is a great kitchen. I applaud the designer.
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Thank you, Interiors International! James, the bookshelves are 9" deep. The area where the stools are is approx. 20". There is a 2x4 wall between the cabinets and the panel. That's where the plumbing is run, and it makes the whole island a more sturdy structure.
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December 8, 2012
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bigmalcs
Hello. Our refrigerator will be placed in the same area that dies into an arched cased opening to the breakfast room. We are looking at a Thermador 48" side by side and want to know if you are able to fully extend the door past 90 degrees there. Do you have any advice on this- like is there a specific hinge style that is needed on the refrigerator or does it need to be inset as opposed to overlay door? Thank you. Love your kitchen!
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Hi and thank you! We have no problems with ours. It opens slightly more than 90 degrees. There's no real reason for it to open more, in my opinion. We did not do anything special with the hinges, but we have the freezer on bottom, not side by side. Really like this fridge!
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ryandreid
Beautiful. what dimension are the pendant lights
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These are the 7" benson pendants from Restoration Hardware
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