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Inspiration for a cottage enclosed kitchen remodel in Austin with stainless steel appliances, a double-bowl sink and wood countertops —  Houzz
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nbimom wrote:Apr 11, 2012
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    Van Wicklen Design
    unless you mean which one in the picture?? the Calcutta Gold marble island top was purchased at A G & M in Austin. The butcher block was the only counter purchased from IKEA.
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    Van Wicklen Design
    We had those counters for four yrs and they looked great when we sold the house....I'm sure they're still looking great.....
    before we used Waterlox we had to use mineral oil all the time....but once we learned about Waterlox I'm not sure if we ever had to use the mineral oil again or not....if we did, it was only once in a blue moon....Waterlox seals them to look great always.
curlysueandboys wrote:Jul 1, 2013
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    Van Wicklen Design
    we don't have that house anymore...but i would say the marble was great IF you don't mind the slab , over time, acquiring some of the dull stains ...we like patina in our home, so it didn't bother us....if you get a marble with alot of "movement"/veining, then the stains don't stand out as much....ours was honed supposedly by our installer/fabricator....but i've seen other slabs that appeared to be more honed than ours looked. So, maybe the ones that are done better hold up better? We cured ours about once a month with mineral oil also. We're considering using it again on our current house remodel. However, my marble/granite supplier has a new quartz in that she says looks like Carrera and is the strongest of the counter materials (doesn't stain/scratch). I'm not sure of the sample name til I pick up the sample. If you remind me in another wk, I'll be happy to tell you the name.
  • kgugar
    I would like to know more about the quartz u mentioned. Color?
naturalmom5 wrote:Jan 23, 2013
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    Van Wicklen Design
    LUV the faucets and yes, they're both from Ikea....very reasonably priced
  • naturalmom5
    Thank you very much for the response. I wish Ikea would bring these faucets back. They're exactly what I need. The current version doesn't have that extra, regular spigot, only the pot-washer part.
aim4ny wrote:Jul 20, 2012
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    Holgan Land Surveying, PC
    could you tell me how to achieve the same finish on my butcher block lunch counter. It's a "BOOS" butcher block. Some one told me that they come with a oil in them. does that mean that I can't give it a finish.
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    Oak & Broad
    Those original Pine floors look great. I am so glad you kept them! good call. joel@eutree.com
aplim wrote:Sep 6, 2013
  • susan58
    I'm putting in a long, narrow island like this in my kitchen. What type of storage did you put in the island? Drawers, doors, or open shelving? Just curious. Thanks.
  • klh08
    what treatment did you use on the island base?
kealohi wrote:May 1, 2011
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    Ruth Vallejos
    While I concur with bepsf, to answer your first question it appears this kitchen is about 14-15' wide. There seems to be a nice functional relationship between the whale, I mean the giant refrigerator/freezer, the stove and the prep sink in the island. But what is the purpose of the counters with the big sink? And where do you store dishes?

    With an overall room of 16.2' x 26' there are a few ways to think of zoning the space. But we are really going to need to know about doors, windows, and how this room fits in with the exterior of the house and the rest of the house. After all - it's going to be the heart of the whole house, right?
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    Design Associates Kaua'i
    Its' at least 14 feet wide
Jo T wrote:Mar 29, 2014
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    Van Wicklen Design
    we have had this same sink installed in 2 different kitchens of ours and have never had a problem...the ONLY prob we've had is the installers...if they're not careful, the sink can be chipped when installing, very easily....you need to tell your installer to be extra cautious ...but other than that it's been great and wears great!
  • lenadbeal

    are these original floors or can they be purchased

tammiemary wrote:Jul 28, 2013
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    Van Wicklen Design
    The sink counter on the right is butcher block from Ikea....I can't remember the depth of the counters, sorry. But it was the standard depth used....the sink is the farmhouse sink from Ikea too....so you could ck w/Ikea and ask them.....the sink on the island has the Calcutta Gold marble...
  • tammiemary
    Thanks so much for a quick reply. In photos things look wider. I'm doing a complete kitchen make-over and wanted extra-wide counter tops in one area. My builder says it creates a lot of problems and expense but I think it would be worth it to have that little extra space. I would like my island to be butcher block but afraid of the look I would have in 5 years. Do you have any suggestions for material and finishes? Beautiful kitchen, by the way. Houzz has helped me so much with ideas for my kitchen.
susanspri wrote:Jul 25, 2017
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    Van Wicklen Design

    i can't remember for this project...however, SW Snowbound is a great choice also.

ashleyannejackson wrote:Mar 14, 2013
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    Van Wicklen Design
    I'm so sorry I don't remember where that particular one came from. However, you can find similar ones at most Builder Hardware Supply stores.
nbimom wrote:Apr 11, 2012
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    Van Wicklen Design
    Both sink faucets were from Ikea. (not sure if they still sell that particular model though)
    (one is large and the other a veg sink size)
    The sink was also from Ikea and I don't believe they sell that one anymore either.
    The refrigerator is a Pro Series refrigerator/freezer from Kenmore.
    The oven is a Viking.
lydia wrote:Sep 17, 2014
    timhogan wrote:Mar 15, 2014

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Warm Country CharmJun 30, 2011

      This cozy kitchen looks very high-end, but Van Wicklen made some shrewd money-saving moves. While the island's surface is Calcutta Gold marble, the bulk of the counters are butcher block from IKEA. The pantry doors (on the left side of the picture) were once off-the-rack paneled doors; she had the panels cut out and replaced with glass. The walls are covered with horizontal pine planks and the floors are original. The far end of this shot shows the cozy breakfast room. As you might guess from the ceiling, it used to be a small screened-in porch. "It was a dusty little spot no one ever used," she says. The Van Wicklens also added the high windows to bring in more natural light.

      vanessa_brunner
      Vanessa Brunner added this to Your Kitchen: Where to Stash the Dish TowelsJun 3, 2011

      A double-duty towel bar on this island keeps towels hidden from guests in the living room, and is closer to the sink in case the one hanging near there isn’t enough for a sudden spill.

      What Houzzers are commenting on:

      sasyin79
      sasyin79 added this to sasyin79's ideasApr 6, 2019

      Unlike a lot of "farmhouse" kitchens these days, this looks like it could be a in a real farmhouse.

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      Eileen added this to norway bay kitchenFeb 9, 2019

      butcher block countertop with white cabinets kitchen

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      Robert Mullinax added this to KitchenFeb 7, 2019

      Note location of dish towel rack.

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