Erin Hoopes
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Alexandria Timeless Kitchen Addition traditional kitchen
 

Alexandria Timeless Kitchen Addition

An exterior addition was added to this house to add space to the kitchen, family room, and master bedroom above. The new space incorporated a load bearing beam hidden behind columns and custom cabinetry to span the new space. Unique plumbing challenges were met with a seamless subway tile backsplash and custom depth spice storage bellow. Slide in range, open glass refrigeration, and convection microwave still met the clients updated needs. The coffered ceiling blend the new family room into the kitchen while hiding the load bearing elements. Overall the new timeless design blends with the couples existing furnishings while allowing them to entertain guests and family.

Photos courtesy Greg Hadley
Construction: Harry Braswell Inc.
Kitchen Design: Erin Hoopes under Virginia Kitchens
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http://virginia-kitchens.com

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mrsrjv wrote:
what type of floor is this, and what color/type stain?
   Comment   April 9, 2014
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Oak & Broad
It looks like a Red Oak floor. Not sure the stain.
April 9, 2014 at 8:36am   
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j9schmiller wrote:
What is the height of this ceiling? - I'm wondering if I can use a coffered ceiling / box beams to hide an I-beam and duct work.
   Comment   March 16, 2014
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Erin Hoopes
The ceilings are roughly 8' -- you should be able to work something out for that with the installer since that's what we did in this case and I've done on other jobs. The duct work can be trickier if it's not on the perimeter of the room. But you can combine soffits @ cabinets and integrate them with beams as needed. I would just find someone skilled to work with to figure this out. Best of luck!
March 17, 2014 at 10:17am   
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Jessie Kennedy wrote:
What is the height between the microwave and cooktop? - Looking to do the same in my remodel but worried the height will be too close
   Comment   March 12, 2014
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Thanks for the reply - I currently have about 18" which is the spec. Another question for you -- do you know the paint color used for the cabinets? I am looking for a white and have very similar wall color and floor stain. Thanks!
March 20, 2014 at 2:25pm   
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Erin Hoopes
These are a parchment color - so a creamy ivory color. If you want something whiter that bridges the gap to cream I'd go with BM white dove
March 27, 2014 at 9:18am   
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rmp49 wrote:
Faucet... - Do you know the finish of the kitchen faucet? Thank you.
   Comment   December 9, 2013
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Erin Hoopes
This particular model is no longer manufactured. I'd recommend searching for a goose neck faucet with 2 separate handles and I'm sure you can find something similar with kohler, moen, or rohl depending on your price point. Best of luck!
January 2, 2014 at 6:43am   
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daintymom wrote:
I am looking for a pendant light for my kitchen. - Where did you get the pendant light?
   Comment   September 22, 2013
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Erin Hoopes
restoration hardware and I don't believe they sell them anymore. I'd look on lumens or a local lighting store for something comparable. Its a pretty classic design - rejuvenations also has period lighting. Good luck!
September 24, 2013 at 7:04am     
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rahmad7
Does this island have 2 seems due to the beams?
December 17, 2013 at 8:16pm   
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turtleridge wrote:
Granite color - The granite does not look like Kashmir white or Bianca Romano.
   Comment   March 17, 2013
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Erin Hoopes
It is an older lot of kashmir white - I haven't seen anything like it in the past few years. Best of luck!
March 19, 2013 at 3:11pm     
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chvillemann
did you use the beadboard on the cabinet ends or just on the island?
March 19, 2013 at 3:58pm   
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dmaddry wrote:
What color did you use on the cabinets? Granite? Nice.
   Comment   September 20, 2012
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Erin Hoopes
this is the cabinet lines parchment paint color - I would recommend a soft cream/off white color either customizing to your trim color to match or looking at the manufacturers offerings. The granite is Bianco Romano - a lighter slab than I've seen lately.
January 2, 2013 at 12:48pm     
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valpre wrote:
Accessories and Decor - what is the piece on top of the fridge? is it part of the fridge?
   Comment   March 6, 2012
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Erin Hoopes
The top grill is part of the fridge - the peice above is a door that hinges up for tray/sheet pan storage made by the custom cabinetry line.
August 23, 2012 at 7:25am   
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valpre
Thank you so much for clarifying that for me.
August 23, 2012 at 7:26am   
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karinaeliese wrote:
Beautiful kitchen! Could you tell me the name of the granite you used?
   Comment   February 29, 2012
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Erin Hoopes
This is kashmire white but I haven't seen a lot that looks like it recently.
August 23, 2012 at 7:25am     
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Lisa Cohen_Dumani wrote:
Are the columns structural? Do they go all the way to the floor, and if so, how did you cut the granite?
   Comment   February 20, 2012
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Erin Hoopes
One of the colums is structural the other is not. There is a seam in the granite not visible in this view - a good fabricator should be able to work with you the project to acheive the most seamless look. Hope that helps!
February 23, 2012 at 12:28pm     
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bobadilla
the width of the columns?
August 22, 2013 at 1:47pm   
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Decorative Accents wrote:
Hello Do you know the width of the island here? We love this design & we are trying to decide whether or not we can fit columns on our island. Thank you
   Comment   January 25, 2012
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Erin Hoopes
The island is 78" x 36" (cabinetry only). Since these were inset doors we did a 1" countertop overhang on all sides. Hope that helps!
Erin
January 25, 2012 at 8:58am   
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