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Shaker Quartersawn Oak, 1908 Foursquare Kitchen Remodel Complete

14 years ago

Our summer kitchen remodel is complete in our 1908 Foursquare home. We opted for somewhat of a period-true design along with flsuh inset cabinets.

Many thanks to members here for posting, input and ideas. Special mention to kitchenkelly for her banquette design and photos.

Let me know what you think and thanks for looking!


Here are the details:

60% DIY (Demo, electrical, plumbing, paint, finish trim, tile, knobs and pulls)

Timeline: Summer 2008 - design finalized; July 1, 2009 -groundbreaking; July 22, 2009 - first meal in kitchen, appliances back in; early September, 2009 - finish details such as trim, backsplash, counters, knobs and pulls complete.


Cabinets: custom built stained Quartersawn Oak

Counters: Zodiaq Woodland Grey with integral runnels (drainboard)

Sink: Franke OAX-110 Super Single

Faucet: Kohler Forte (ebay)

Back Door and Transom (Fullview with operable

blinds): Thermatru

Casement Window: Anderson

Appliances: various Stainless steel - Amana, GE (counter depth fridge)

Range Hood: Vent-a-Hood PRH-9130-SS (ebay)

Lighting: Sconces - Schoolhouse Lighting Hand Painted Emory


Pendant and Semi-flush - Rejuvenation

Undercabinet lights - American Lighting Brushed


Fan: Emerson Atomical Brushed Steel (ebay)

Speakers: Bose 190 In-Ceiling with independant volume controls

White Plugmold

Knobs and Pulls: Lee Valley Antique Pewter

Doorknobs: VanDyke's Restorer's Octagon Knobs with Brushed Nickel Backplates

Backsplsh Tile: Dirk Elliott Breeze Subway Tile

Decorative Insert Tile (in upper cabinets): Motawi 6"X6" Mountain and Valley Landscape tiles

Banquette: Custom design based on kitchenkelly's and Crownpoint's (painted maple and stained oak), self built

Drawer slides: Blum Tandem self close/soft close undermount

Door hinges: Blum with Soft Close

Without Further adieu, the photos:





Packing up

Our temporary sink - lots of takeout, no paper plates!


Drywall finishing

Floors refinished

Cabinet installation

First meal cooked in the new kitchen - from the Farmer's Market

Counter installation

My little helper

Backsplash complete

Backsplash with Plugmold and Undercabinet Lights

Leaded Glass Window Insert

Motawi Tiles

Banquette, Fridge, Microwave

Overall Southwest Aerial View

Here is a link that might be useful: For the whole set of photos - check out the website and slideshow

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