scrappy25 renovation Part 4, final reveal, white inset/soapstone

6 years ago

Finally got some "completed" pictures, please ignore the small green notes to the contractor for the very small punch list yet to be done.

It has been quite a journey! I have included many details in previous posts so won't go into them again. This is truly a gardenweb kitchen, a collective effort. THANK YOU!

Location: North Baltimore, Maryland
Contractor: R Solomon (coordinated demo, subfloor, electrical/plumbing, floor installation. drywall, hood/appliance installation, painting.
Flooring; Marrazzi Gunstock Oak porcelain tile, Home Depot
Cabinetry and installation- Inset style with Shaker door, White Dove color, Dutchwood Custom Cabinetry, Myerstown, Pa.
Backsplash: Saltillo Sunflower Ming Green, small size. Bright white grout. Special thanks to mpagmom and justmakeit for their inspiration and esp. to mpagmom for answering all my questions.
Pulls: Belwith Studio Pulls from Amerock. On the drawers I have the P3012-SN (satin nickel, 6 inches long).
Paint: Walls: Wickham Grey, Benjamin Moore. Trim: White Dove, Benjamin Moore.
Countertops: Julia Soapstone, Stonemasters, Kennett Square, PA. Roundover edge profile.
Stainless countertop in toaster nook provided by Dutchwood with the cabinets.
Sink: Kohler Stages 45, Home Depot (tipout tray hinges installed but tray is still not installed).
Faucets: Hansgrohe 06128000 Swing C (bought from ebay to match my existing faucet since it is discontinued).
Under cabinet LED lights:, Premium Modular lights with diffusers and transformer, soft white.
Can lights: CREE soft white LED inserts from Home Depot.

Appliances (all craigslist or ebay display or new units unless otherwise stated. Most of them were purchased as part of an aborted kitchen expansion during the recession and have been in storage for 5 years. I am relieved that they all work well. Amazingly the Subzero/Wolf warranties start on installation and I was even able to get an extra year by using their "official" installers.
Subzero 642 large fridge (panelled), still needs panelled toekick
Subzero 700BR undercounter refrigerator drawers (panelled)
Wolf L Series SO30 Convection oven (panelled)
Gaggenau induction cooktop, C491-610
Bosch 800 dishwasher (gently used), still needs panelled toekick
Miele DG4080 steam oven (gently used)
Thermador PHH36DS Hood
Panasonic Inverter microwave (existing)

For more information, please also see my other posts
Part 1: Layout evolution and cabinet installation
Part 2: Julia soapstone installed
Part 3: The kitchen cockpit (Kohler Stages 45 sink)
I have linked to Part 1 below which will have links to the other posts.


Before and after

Layout of new kitchen

Storage pictures

Some additional details:

My "Trader Joes" loading shelf (for loading lunches into bags or unloading groceries)

Baking and flat pan storage using Ikea variera pot lid organizer.

Pullout shelf which has been useful for refrigerator/microwave/toaster loading and unloading.
Cuisinart pullout shelf- the cuisinart is plugged in and I use it right on the pullout shelf. Accessories are stored behind it on the same shelf.

Handy magnetic hidden knife storage for my most used knives (there are more but they were used today, the other less used ones are in a drawer). In this picture you can also see the USB ports on the charging outlet above the shelf. You also get a look at the undercounter LED lights from The lights are a perfect soft white and dim beautifully, I just wish they had white wires instead of black.

And lastly, replaced the kitchen window because it was such a bear to open. This ones ends lower, close to the counter, and I had my contractor extend the windowsill to 5 inches depth for my overwintering herbs. They are not so pretty but I am happy to have a friendly place for them.

Here is a link that might be useful: scrappy25 renovation Part 1: layout evolution and cabinet installation

This post was edited by scrappy25 on Fri, Dec 12, 14 at 22:17

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