Ellen Grasso IncTraditional Kitchen, Dallas

A dream Kitchen! Bright, sunny, loaded with cabinets and great details. The countertops are Alaskan White granite. The back splash is Walker Zanger. The windows are Sierra Pacific.

Photo by Danny Piassick
House designed by Charles Isreal

Inspiration for a timeless kitchen remodel in Dallas with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, recessed-panel cabinets, white cabinets and a single-bowl sink —  Houzz
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D & H Interiors wrote:May 6, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC

    I've done this in lots of houses. It's very popular! I imagine that everyone would rather look outside than at a wall.

  • Swati Saparia
    Hi there, my island is going to be 69"x 36" , how may pendants would I need & how far apart they should be please?
Michele P wrote:Jun 24, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    Not at all! The countertop is actually 27" deep and the vent hood might be 22" deep, but it's 6' off the floor. It's really not a problem.
  • Michele P
    We just did the hood & rangetop in front of windows and I LOVE how it turned out. The windows do not get dirty at all. And I'm on the watch-out because I don't want any food to linger on the marble window sill or backsplash.
Donna V wrote:Nov 21, 2013
  • Aims
    One of my favorite kitchens. I love that granite too.
  • Ritaemilia

    Kitchen is lovely but are you ever concerned that the intense pattern of the granite that dominates the kitchen will get "heavy" (best word I have) or tiresome after a while? Especially since there is so much of it.

jlbrowncpa wrote:Mar 9, 2013
  • mgordon92
    Thanks so much Ellen. We will definitely be in touch when we build up on our Tudor!
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Jds wrote:Jun 24, 2012
  • sandradclark
    It is never recommended to place a range in front of an opening window.
  • sandradclark
    You could apply some self sticking plastic film to the lower panes of the windows. Easy to remove and hand wash when necessary. Can't even tell it's on the window, however I still would be concerned when using the back burners, and what good is an expensive 6 burner range if you cannot use the back burners. Did your contractor have permits on this placement?
bobtg wrote:Mar 15, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    You are welcome!
  • lundoner

    How quiet and reliable are Imperial range hoods? Do you recommend them and do they compare with Wolf/VAH etc?

nanalovesdesign wrote:Apr 4, 2013
Lindsey Lamchick wrote:Sep 13, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    RIght off of this kitchen is a breakfast space with a scalloped drum shade that's made by Global Views. It looks great. I'm not crazy about match-matchy!
  • dela115
    Thank you again for your help.
tashaandkorgae wrote:May 12, 2012
kimberlyaleda wrote:Jan 1, 2015
  • Miss Missy

    Why not?


  • Rebecca Rogers

    Because grease...heat...for just a few reasons.

Lisa James wrote:Mar 25, 2014
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC

    Give it a rest! We've been doing this for 12 years with not a single problem. I've done it in 4 different communities, all of which have approved it. every house I build is thoroughly inspected and passes with flying colors.

  • Rebecca Rogers

    They must not cook then.

nutz4bskts wrote:Jun 30, 2013
laurashear wrote:Dec 20, 2012
carawilliams wrote:Jan 7, 2014
sumiyyah2000 wrote:Sep 9, 2013
  • Rosie Radden
    Hoe do you maintain granite?
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I do nothing! Just wipe it off with a damp rag or use a little dish soap for greasy splatters. It's super easy! I've had granite in my own kitchen for many years and it looks as good as the day it was installed.
Lynn Johnson wrote:Feb 23, 2013
  • Lynn Johnson
    Do you also design bathrooms? Aren't you located here in Dallas?
  • PRO
    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I am a builder in Dallas. I also do major remodeling. I work in the Park Cities and Preston Hollow areas.
tifflass wrote:Feb 4, 2013
  • tifflass
    Thank you! But, how tall are the uppers total and for each cabinet- i know there is a double set- how tall is each cabinet please?
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    Upper cabinets always start 54" off the floor. The bottom section of uppers is 42" high and the top section to ceiling is 30" high. The crown molding is about 4' down.
lrcs1 wrote:Jul 16, 2012
  • Ritaemilia

    Could you please tell us the actual Sherwin Williams color name. Thanks much.

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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC

    I don't know the paint color. I built that house 5 years ago. It was one the colors on the "whites" page that leaned very slightly blue.

boys3jk wrote:May 6, 2012
  • Jami Caldwell
    Hi - what are the drawers under the microwave?
  • PRO
    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    Just drawers - nothing special. We added the drawers able the counter to put the microwave at a comfortable height. It's something I frequently do because it looks good and gives you a place to store things you might use in the microwave close by.
mojoski wrote:Mar 6, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    I don't have any more pictures, unfortunately! I think all the hanging fixtures you mention are fine as long as you vary the material, texture, and shape. For instance. I would not want them all to be glass. This house as a drum shade over the breakfast table, just out of the picture, that is more scalloped shaped. At another house I did, the pendants in the kitchen are cylindrical, but the pendant over the breakfast table is rectangular. They just need to have some sort of unifying detail, such as all the same color of metal, or all the same style feel, without being match-matchy. I hope this makes sense!
  • choochkitchen
    i have a kitchen with windows on three walls and love the idea with the windows behind the stovetop.....as i want to keep the sink and stovetop on the same work area counter...do not want to cross over floor from island to another counter.
romy718 wrote:Dec 31, 2012
kimfarah wrote:Oct 14, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    3' 4" x 8' What you see on the end is a set of refrigerated drawers. Facing the window is the sink cabinet under the sink at the far end and tall doors with adjustable shelves inside. The side with the bench is only 8" deep (due to the refrigerator on the end).
  • kimfarah
    Thank you for the quick response. I am remodeling my kitchen and love this island.
marypixie wrote:Jun 9, 2012
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    Aboeda Design
    I'm guessing side loaded island with an open shelves across from the range-top for big pots...
  • PRO
    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    Those doors are refrigerator drawers.
bernerlover33 wrote:Jun 29, 2015
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    Oak & Broad

    From previous photo comments ""THE floors are white oak with rosewood duraseal stain.""

Sonia wrote:Apr 2, 2014
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    It's the Delta faucet with the hands off feature that lets you turn on the water without touching the faucet.
planni wrote:Feb 2, 2014
  • Michele P
    Sausalito Troy Lighting
hannahbec wrote:Sep 18, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    They are custom made. Even the molding on the cabinets was custom designed.
sumiyyah2000 wrote:Sep 9, 2013
dickeybwilliamson wrote:Aug 31, 2013
Stephanie Cress wrote:Aug 21, 2013
Karen Heer Beaumont wrote:Aug 14, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The faucet is not inside the sink. The countertop is at 2 levels. The sink is a Blanco
ericksonjms wrote:Jul 8, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The main color for trim and doors is Shoji White from Sherwin Williams
Meridan Gordillo wrote:Mar 27, 2013
Rachel wrote:Mar 4, 2013
cindaelliott2013 wrote:Feb 25, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    It's Walker Zanger "Grammercy Park" in wedgewood blue. Their current stock of wedgewood blue is more blue than this is because they have changed their manufacturing process to be more reliable.
tifflass wrote:Feb 4, 2013
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    The ceiling is 10'6". The cabinets vary in height from all the way to the ceiling to down to 8'6"
jjhampton wrote:Jan 27, 2013
lauraschaefer wrote:Jan 7, 2013
tiffsheaw wrote:May 28, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    This Walker Zanger tile - "Grammercy Park" in wedgewood blue. It's a handmade 2x6 tile with a slightlyl crackled finish. It comes in lots of colors and is very reasonably priced for Walker Zanger.
Matt White wrote:May 7, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    It's paint - Benjamin Moore "Palest Pistachio". It's very slightly blue, but mostly looks white. The backsplash is very slightly blue also, but bluer than the cabinets.
Candice wrote:May 6, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    It was custom made. Contact delaney_warren@sbcglobel.net for information.
Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC wrote:Apr 12, 2012
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    Ellen Grasso & Sons, LLC
    This message was for gquinn who couldn't understand how the island is so close to the cooktop.
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                What Houzz contributors are saying:

                rebekahzaveloff
                KitchenLab Interiors added this to Get Cookin' With the Right MicrowaveOct 20, 2012

                Built-In MicrowaveWhat it is: Built-in microwaves include a trim kit that's often ordered separately. Any size microwave can be built in — large-capacity, high-wattage units or compact countertop units — but the trim kit allows the microwave to look more integrated. Variations: Built-in microwaves can be installed on their own in a cabinet or above a single oven unit. Trim kits from manufacturers often come in a few sizes, and custom trim kits are also available. When to use: When specifying a built-in microwave, it's important to consider the following:Will it be located in a place that's out of the cook's way but also easy to access? I've found that near the refrigerator works best.Is there counter space nearby to set hot dishes on?Is it at a convenient height for the entire family?How deep is the cabinet for the microwave? How does it work with adjacent cabinetry? Which way will the microwave door swing? Will the door get in the way? Tip: Be careful when figuring out the depth of the cabinet for your built-in microwave, and be sure to measure the plug, too. Specs can be tricky, and the depth of the plug might make your built-in microwave not look so built in after all.

                cathylara
                Cathy Lara added this to Houzz Tour: 'New Traditional' Family Home in TexasMay 1, 2012

                The kitchen is anything but plain Jane. The space receives plenty of light, and the modular, stainless steel appliances echo the metallic sheen of the kitchen island pendant lighting.Range hood: Imperial; countertop: Alaskan white granite

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                Jennifer added this to kitchen cabinets / flooringSep 15, 2019

                Alaskian White Granite in kitchen

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