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Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless l-shaped medium tone wood floor enclosed kitchen remodel in Santa Barbara with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, green backsplash, paneled appliances, an island, ceramic backsplash and turquoise countertops

Colorful KitchenTraditional Kitchen, Santa Barbara

photo by Gridley & Graves

Inspiration for a mid-sized timeless l-shaped medium tone wood floor enclosed kitchen remodel in Santa Barbara with a farmhouse sink, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets, green backsplash, paneled appliances, an island, ceramic backsplash and turquoise countertops —  Houzz
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kimberlybonar wrote:Sep 3, 2013
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
    it's a glazed lavastone made by Pyrolave in a custom color.
  • paradesigns
    Truly do not like gold accents, but do like turq. Counter tops.
Cathy Flemming wrote:Aug 25, 2013
  • Genevieve Ratheau
    I spoke on the phone with "safemommy" and answered her questions. In case anyone has questions about MGO Lava Stone, please call me at 631-413-7255 or e-mail : genevieve@mgostoneclassics.com. Thank you.
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    Pyrolave USA
    Pyrolave uses french lavastone offering the highest quality and beauty of the finished enameled surface. Pyrolave specializes in large sections too. Feel free to forward your layout for quote or questions at jean@pyrolave.com. Thank you.
redcornergardens wrote:Sep 8, 2012
  • redcornergardens
    Thanks for your feedback -just what I was thinking!
  • chezron
    The nice thing about having a sink at the window is you can look out of the window to the green view beyond. Putting the sink against a wall seems sad.
abollich wrote:Dec 22, 2013
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects

    No. We used only the manufacturer's exhaust hood insert with the filters and lights, not a complete hood, in our custom design hood

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    Jessica Turf Design

    Thanks so much for the quick response!!


Shannon wrote:Jul 22, 2012
  • Ducktuck
    Beautiful yellow. Does anyone know of a similar color?
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
    I checked again and found the color spec. It's BM #HC-4 "Hawthorne Yellow", one of the Historic Colors.
dar11155 wrote:Jan 6, 2011
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
    I can't remember however check out antique fixtures from Remains.com or reproduction fixtures from Brass Light Gallery
  • Teresa Rose
    I love this kitchen! I have the specifics of the Hawthorne yellow walls (BM #HC-4). Would you tell me the paint information for the cream-colored cabinets?
demerhm wrote:Jul 2, 2016
  • demerhm

    Do The base cabinet open ends to the L of the sink and to the R of the range have a vertical fascia that extends to the floor beneath the rounded profile moulding? If so, how does it come around to the front of the cabinet? Does it come around and end with a decorative furniture style curve as it ends, or something else? On the other hand, if the base cabinet open ends have the toe kick recessed beneath the cabinets, is that the same amount as on the front of the base cabinet run or less than that? I've looked at a lot of kitchens on Houzz to collect ideas for how to do my own kitchen. This is definitely one of my favorites. Now to figure out those base cabinet open end toe kicks.... This is one of the the last pieces of the puzzle for how my kitchen pulls together. I truly appreciate your input.

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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects

    I believe this Kitchen had closed ends on the kicks with a moulded profile facing forward. That's the traditional look that creates a "foot" to the cabinet at the corners that I think you're describing.

haliulin wrote:Sep 7, 2012
  • haliulin
    Thanks. Can you tell me how many countertop inches in that tight corner (not to the wall, but to the corner, looks like no more than 4" which is what i have in my current plan). Again, i have 2 kids who are constantly around the range when i cook, so was concerned that the tight corner would be an issue. Is there a pull-out on the base to the left or is that just a filler panel with know and hinges? If cabinet/pull-out do you have approx size?
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
    It's about 7" or so with a small 4" wide cabinet door. They store cookie sheets in that cabinet.
lookinggoood wrote:Apr 13, 2011
  • lookinggoood
    thanks, I should have asked for the length as well, and if there is seating at the other end
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
    No seat at the other end, just cookbook shelves. Can't remember the length off hand, somewhere between 8 ft and 10 ft.
spiveypugford wrote:Apr 3, 2014
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
    I would hate to paint the maple trim. If it were me, I would leave the maple and instead repaint the panelling or the the cabinets so they work with the floor and don't pop too much. It's a lot of work but you will be living with this a long time so it's worth it. And mixing brass and copper is fine.
  • spiveypugford
    Thank you so much: just in time! The contractor just called to get my decision on painting. Everyone is telling me to paint all trim, and I needed an objective opinion, especially from an expert.
ladingy wrote:Apr 17, 2013
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
    The flooring is solid tongue & groove quarter-sawn white oak with a medium brown stain and a satin polyurethane finish.
  • ladingy
    Thank for your feedback. I have to tell you how impressed I am with the ability to answer the questions and taking the time to answer them! Have a wonderful day!
sats4eva wrote:Mar 5, 2013
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects
    Thanks for your comments! The island is about 30" wide and the clearance is around 48", maybe slightly less.
  • sats4eva
    Looks great! Thanks!
Dawn Cattermole wrote:Nov 18, 2012
Alesha Desharnais wrote:Oct 24, 2012
Jill Steidle wrote:Nov 18, 2011
Shelly R wrote:Sep 22, 2016
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects

    They are more expensive than a stone countertop which makes sense because they are a lavastone countertop that has a ceramic glaze applied to it and then it is baked in a kiln. The extra steps involved add to the cost. If you are interested in an exct cost for your project, contact the US sales rep for Pyrolave via their website.

Joyce Chmielewski wrote:Jun 3, 2016
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects

    This is solid tongue & groove quarter/rift-sawn white oak strip flooring. It was stained in the field with a medium brown stain and finished with 3 coats of polyurethane.

Stone Craftsmen L.L.C. wrote:Sep 10, 2015
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    Felhandler/ Steeneken Architects

    It holds up very well to heat. It is a volcanic rock slab with a baked on glaze similar to a glazed ceramic tile so even the hottest pot does not harm the finish.

natalieboren wrote:May 8, 2013
jodyks wrote:Mar 9, 2012
marchetti12 wrote:May 16, 2011

What Houzz contributors are saying:

christine_tusher
Christine Tusher added this to 7 Low-Maintenance Countertops for Your Dream KitchenMay 27, 2014

6. Lava stone. Impervious to heat, stains and cold and virtually maintenance free, lava stone might be the Holy Grail of countertops. But as prices start at $225 a foot and there’s a waiting list to boot, there’s a reason why you don’t see this material more often.

bud_dietrich
Bud Dietrich, AIA added this to Home Design: What's Your Story?Oct 31, 2011

Zeek and Camille would be comfortable in this kitchen. Cheerful, colorful, bright and eclectic, this kitchen doesn't take itself too seriously.

paul_anater
Paul Anater added this to Alternatives to Granite Countertops, Part IIDec 28, 2010

The counters shown here are glazed stone. Glazed basalt to be precise. they are made from a company in France called Pyrolave, and the color palette they have available is truly unlimited. These counters are about as good as it gets, and they are priced accordingly.Pyrolave counters have all the strength of granite without any of the sealing worries yet they have the appearance of glazed pottery.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

sweetwaterhomes61
Sweetwater Homes added this to kitchen - design5 days ago

tops - glazed basalt "Pyrolave"

susanannsilverstein
S S added this to susanannsilverstein's ideasMay 5, 2019

Don't like this color, but counter and backsplash make it not just another white kitchen

lcjrd
lcjrd added this to Hardwood FloorsApr 17, 2019

A medium brown stain. W.H. oak. Yuck

themuirshowrooms
The Muir Showrooms added this to "Other" CountertopsApr 5, 2019

Pyrolave countertops are volcanic lava stone quarried in France, coated with an enamel finish similar to a ceramic tile and cured in a kiln.

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