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Baby Boomer Kitchen Makeover

This 1960’s era kitchen, complete with period fur-downs, short cabinets, and a star-trek console island was ripe for a remodel. Traffic flow was a big issue, as the utility room and garage door accessed the kitchen in the middle of the work triangle.
By redirecting traffic flow through the kitchen by moving the garage access, and re-arranging the work areas, this gourmet kitchen is now ready for battle. Gone is the stain-grade cabinets, and console island, confusing layout, and the busy wallpaper.
The focal point of this new kitchen is most certainly the 9 foot, black walnut, Red island. This spacious Island has a myriad of cool features, including under-counter cubbies for toddler crafts, two distinct sitting areas for work or socializing, and an in-island microwave drawer accessible to everyone. Just behind the island is a beautiful Viking range sitting just under a custom patina copper vent hood. The kitchen was widened over 16” and all the new painted cabinetry, including the double refrigerator finishes off an open, light and airy new gourmet kitchen. Add the pull-out pantry cabinets, the redesigned “mother’s desk”, and the farmhouse sink, and you have a masterpiece.

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teamox wrote:
Window Size - Do you recall the dimensions of the window? Thanks!
   Comment   August 12, 2012
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I do not have a specific record, but I recall 32" square
August 12, 2012 at 11:41am   
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Thank you so much for your quick response! I really appreciate you taking the time - this is helpful.
August 12, 2012 at 11:54am   
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katewelch wrote:
What are the island dimensions?
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9' Long by 48" wide, and 36" tall (to top of wood). Hope this helps
May 2, 2012 at 3:11pm   
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karinvlapp wrote:
hood - hi - can you give me information about the hood over the cooktop? is it copper?
   Comment   March 26, 2012
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This is a custom made copper hood, hand rubbed to achieve a lateral patina. I have attached a close-up, so you can see the detail. This home had some real rustic charm, so we thought this was better than bright shiny copper.
March 26, 2012 at 10:07am   
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so is it available as a retail item? or how would we go about having something like it made? thanks so much
March 26, 2012 at 12:37pm   
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meintsdc wrote:
What are the dimensions of this room?
   Comment   March 1, 2012
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The Overall Kitchen, including the breakfast nook to the left) was 17' wide x 28' long. From the end of the red island to the wall behind vent hood, it is 14.5'.

Ralph Stow
March 2, 2012 at 5:53am   
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beckmyer wrote:
What kind of flooring is this? So beautiful!
   Comment   February 11, 2012
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This is just rough-sawn Red Oak, with varying widths and lengths. The floor is probably 10+ years old, but after we moved everything around (literally), we interlaced new Red Oak floors, sanded, and re-stained it all, with a Poly finish.
February 11, 2012 at 8:38am   
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This is just rough-sawn Red Oak, with varying widths and lengths. The floor is probably 10+ years old, but after we moved everything around (literally), we interlaced new Red Oak floors, sanded, and re-stained it all, with a Poly finish.
March 21, 2014 at 10:38am   
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murphykara wrote:
What tiles are used for the backsplash? They're beautiful!
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Walker-Zanger, Contessa, Chantilly in taupe
January 9, 2012 at 7:36am     
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I love Walker-Zanger! This is a great choice on tiles to match the hood color! It blends very well.
January 24, 2013 at 7:52am   
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ebourque wrote:
What material is the black countertops?
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Nordic Antique Black granite.
January 9, 2012 at 7:25am   
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charlene7 wrote:
Who makes the island?
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The island is (was) custom made by a local Dallas-are cabinet maker. It was custom designed with the children's book nook underneath and seating area (right, with 3 stools).
January 9, 2012 at 5:55am   
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Bentley Design can custom build this style island for you, they can be reached at 727-631-2882.
January 9, 2012 at 6:43pm   
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shawn6045 wrote:
Love the cabinets. What color are they. We are trying to find the "right vanilla etc look" love these Thanks
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This cabinet color is SW6119, Antique White
January 9, 2012 at 5:53am     
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Kim Fowler Homes wrote:
What color is this island? I love it!
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This is indeed oiled only. While I am not the expert on this subject, I cannot imagine staining a beautiful black walnut top, or having this stain come off on the food, since this is a "working surface" . We are a dealer for a very high end butcher block company in Pennsylvania called Grothouse Lumber Company. They sell a butcher Block Oil that our clients really like. You can see this at www.glumber.com. It is a food-safe mineral oil. Good luck. --DRG
March 12, 2014 at 3:26pm     
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valvalg wrote:
Is there an edge on this block? - You had told me it is 4" thick... I just love this island! Is there an edge on it? Wondering if I should do a radius or something simple but love this one so I was curious : )
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The kitchen's new design revolves around the 9-foot-long island. Stow and his team kept the client's desire for a multipurpose kitchen in mind and designed a large island that could serve multiple functions. The island has two distinct seating areas, with under-counter cabinets for children's crafts and knickknacks on one end. The island countertop is custom made of 4" thick black walnut. To give the kitchen a warm, farmhouse feel, they painted it a rich red, and accented it with simple barstools the clients already owned. Island paint color: Antique Red 7587, Sherwin WilliamsBacksplash: Walker Zanger Contessa Collection, Chantilly in Taupe
Jamie Gold, CKD, CAPS added this to 2012 Color Trends: Using Red in Your Kitchen and Bath
Speaking of focal points, you can incorporate red cabinetry with just an island. This island adds a punch of color to the surrounding creamy neutrals.Learn more about this kitchen
Becky Harris added this to Sample Bright Color in the Kitchen
Try it out: This red island shows a semipermanent commitment to the hue. However, if a blue mood should strike the homeowner, it could be repainted without too much trouble.

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