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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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November 11, 2013
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The photography is a little deceiving on this angle, but there is a full 48" on all three sides of this island. Overall the island is nearly 9' in length. To accommodate this size, we move the refrigerator wall back just over a foot. I hope this answers your question. --DRG
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August 14, 2013
S Gehringer wrote:
What brand/name of flooring
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I apologize but I do not have the original floor brand. We had to match existing flooring with custom planks cut to match, so our end of this remodel of the floor was purely custom. --DRG
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June 1, 2013
12sheepdog wrote:
Love the backsplash. Where did it come from?
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This tile is Chantilly in Taupe, from Walker Zanger (www.walkerzanger.com/). It has a gorgeous look and really gives some nice depth to the backsplash. -- DRG
    Bookmark   June 1, 2013 at 6:51AM
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January 1, 2013
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Happy New Year. This was a custom copper hood, with lateral burnishing to produce the patina you see here. The hood is 36" wide and 40" tall. Good Luck. --DRG
    Bookmark   January 2, 2013 at 7:24AM
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October 19, 2012
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This is a custom top ordered from Cavazos, in Garland, Texas. Their number is 214-500-9542.
Good Luck. -DRG
    Bookmark   October 24, 2012 at 5:19AM
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thanks for the cavazos contact
    Bookmark   April 26, 2013 at 6:18AM
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September 8, 2012
jallred wrote:
What is the size of the kitchen? Also is that a pantry behind the cabinets next to the fridge or shelving?
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The size of the portion of the kitchen shown is 18' x 16' (wide). There is a breakfast room behind the camera, that adds another 8' or so. There is a pantry to the left and right of the refrigerator, and the pictures are below. The left pantry is a pull-out, and the right is a more traditional walk-in. I hope this helps!
    Bookmark   September 10, 2012 at 5:10AM
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Thank you so much. I think that is such a neat idea. SO pretty and nice.
    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 11:19AM
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July 29, 2012
dfoley wrote:
WHAT COLOR ARE THE CABINETS PAINTED
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What color is the red?
    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 3:13PM
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SW 7587 Antique Red. - DRG
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April 15, 2012
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This is a "Butcher Block" top, which are many separate pieces of Black Walnut, laminated together. Here is a top view of a few others to help see the options out there.
    Bookmark   April 16, 2012 at 5:10AM
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November 26, 2011
Nicole Sinopoli wrote:
We are remodeling a kitchen and would love a big wood top for the island, however some are trying to talk us out of it saying it is hard to keep looking beautiful. What are others experiences with a wood top for the island and is there a certain wood that is than others to use for an island?
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There is no question that wood tops (butcher block) requires some maintenance, and that these tops are also "living", in that they will age and distress over time. The typical wood we use is black walnut, which is very dense and durable, in relative terms to other woods. Before anything is done, the wood is oiled. The top in the picture (4" thick") was oiled 5 times, with a liberal slather coat, which soaked into the wood.

You can expect that knives or other implements will make marks over time, however, the overall block can withstand quite a bit. You can also choose NOT to cut on this top and keep it looking less used over time.

I hope this helps. Many of our clients are looking for the "institutional" look in the kitchen, with Stainless appliances and these type of tops. If you are wanting a pristine look over time, use granite. If you are willing to have a "lightly used" look, I love butcher block, as long as everyone understands they are to be oiled over time.

Cheers!
    Bookmark   November 28, 2011 at 5:47AM
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The garage door originally led straight through the kitchen's work triangle, so traffic flow was a big issue. The team rearranged the work areas in the kitchen towards the left side of the space, and put the garage access on the right side. Overall, the kitchen was widened over 16 inches. Pull-out pantry cabinets flank the refrigerator, paneled in the same style as the surrounding cabinetry. The unique hood is custom made out of copper and treated with a burnished patina. Refrigerator: KitchenAid 48” with custom panelsCabinetry: Custom cabinets from Woodcraft Unlimited

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