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Dining room and new stair contemporary kitchen

Dining room and new stair

A kitchen designed to be functional for 2 cooks to work simultaneously.

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eewka wrote:
any hood?down draft?
   Comment   November 13, 2013
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It is a downdraft cooktop, I believe it is Viking induction cooktop.
February 4, 2014 at 7:03am      Thanked by eewka
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mellmax wrote:
Floor? - What kind of floor is this?
   Comment   October 20, 2013
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It is cork. I believe a sheet good rather than tiles.
January 30, 2014 at 11:56am   
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kellycugino wrote:
Love the kitchen - What is the countertops?
   Comment   November 30, 2012
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December 10, 2012 at 8:14am   
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RF Contracting wrote:
what size is the island
   Comment   September 30, 2012
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About 7'x4' for the island itself and another 2' or so for the little table at the end. We designed it to let two people cook at once, the cutout lets the second person reach from the other side and also puts the cook outside of the circulation path. Works great, they love it.
February 4, 2014 at 7:21am     
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sloppyjo wrote:
what brand of stove top is this?
   Comment   August 20, 2012
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The cooktop is an 6 element induction cooktop by Viking. The island is soapstone top with painted and glazed maple wood cabinets. Paint is Lancaster yellow and glaze is brick. Both sinks are by Kohler.
August 24, 2012 at 8:45am   
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meisenberg wrote:
island sink - what brand is the island sink? thanks!
   Comment   April 30, 2012
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The sink is Kohler K-3146 but it has been discontinued
May 2, 2012 at 7:45am   
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Texas Lightsmith can make a sink like this, in copper brass, bronze, nickel silver, or stainless steel http://www.texaslightsmith.com
May 3, 2013 at 7:10am   
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windtamer wrote:
What is the thought behind putting the cooktop on the opposite side of the island as the main sink? It seems like someone would have to do a lot of walking around with their hands full when using this kitchen.
     Comment   November 4, 2011
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The kitchen was designed specifically so that clients, who enjoy cooking together, could both access the cook top from either side or both sides at once. The triangle is actually incredibly efficient if you take a look at the previous picture you can see that the fridge is directly opposite the microwave and the double ovens are behind the photographer. It made sense to have a prep. sink at the island in addition to the main sink so that multiple people could prepare meals simultaneously. The microwave is under the counter for aesthetic reasons and because they do not use it very often. While the layout might not work for everybody, the homeowners have been very happy with the functionality of the kitchen. One of the many reasons to hire an architect. Your kitchen should fit your lifestyle.
November 4, 2011 at 10:10am     
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Also a good reason to hire a kitchen designer or an interior designer, wouldn't you say?
November 4, 2011 at 11:26am     
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alliegee wrote:
I would like to know the color of the islands base and is it glazed also.
   Comment   October 20, 2011
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Can I ask the brand of the paint?
January 28, 2014 at 4:36am   
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I would guess Benjamin Moore since that is the typical paint we spec but I can't be sure.
January 30, 2014 at 11:55am   
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irmaly wrote:
What light fixtures are these? And what diameter are thet?
   Comment   September 6, 2011
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These are Ondrian Bowl Pendants by Hubbardton Forge:

The shade is 24" in diameter by itself, 26" wide with the wrought iron curve.
September 6, 2011 at 11:27am   
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evergrn0 wrote:
How do you design the best kitchen layout for entertaining?
   Comment   May 26, 2011
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Determine your entertaining lifestyle first. Do you enjoy cooking while entertaining, or prefer to stay out of the kitchen once the guests arrive? If so an open concept floor plan with a large bar, and area to talk and socialize will be in order.

If you are a more experienced cook who enjoys having many cooks in the kitchen, consider multiple sinks and preparation areas will be essential.

Also consider if you will have the dining room adjacent to the kitchen, or if you will need a staging or buffet area to have food sitting or waiting for guests. This will help when entertaining, and not having to run back and forth to the kitchen.
May 31, 2011 at 2:22pm   
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Excellent advice, entertaining means different things to different people.

This kitchen in particular was designed specifically to allow for multiple experienced cooks to use it at once. To that end the cooktop was placed such that it could be accessed from both sides. In this case it drove the design however I think most kitchens are used by multiple people at one time so it is certainly work thinking about.
November 14, 2011 at 12:46pm   
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tstew wrote:
where would i purchase this apron sink or a similiar one in stainless steel?
   Comment   February 20, 2011
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Both sinks are by Kohler.
August 24, 2012 at 8:54am   
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We have numerous options for Kohler stainless steel apron front sinks, take a look here: http://bld.cm/SIjMxY.

Hope this helps!
-Chelsea B.
August 27, 2012 at 9:35am   
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