KitchenContemporary Kitchen, DC Metro

Example of a trendy u-shaped eat-in kitchen design in DC Metro with flat-panel cabinets, light wood cabinets, an undermount sink, quartz countertops, beige backsplash, stone slab backsplash and stainless steel appliances —  Houzz
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sgiulia wrote:Jul 8, 2012
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    Ernesto Santalla PLLC
    The island stops short of the corner leaving a gap between the island and the wall, and the countertop does waterfall on both ends. These are custom cabinets, so they were made to the correct height, not trimmed. To use a 3" thick countertop with stock cabinets, you would either need to trim them, or reduce your toe-kick.
  • Nicole Cook
    Thank you! I love the look!!
roselynhernandez wrote:Apr 19, 2017
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    Ernesto Santalla PLLC

    Correct! The cabinet height was adjusted to accommodate a thicker countertop. The countertop is at 36" above the floor. Careful coordination with your appliances is required for this detail to work. As you can see, it's worth the effort to make it happen. Thanks for the compliment. >Ernesto

  • kylekaren17

    Lovely, warm & clean. Is the countertop one piece or a mitered or other seam?

Christine Gomberg wrote:Jun 14, 2013
Hala Alamy wrote:Aug 30, 2016
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    Ernesto Santalla PLLC

    What you see on the walls is the same material as the countertops, a quartz composite. The manufacturer is Zodiaq. The color we specified has been discontinued.

sunshinebel wrote:Mar 25, 2015
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    Ernesto Santalla PLLC

    The paint used on this project is made by Farrow and Ball. The colors we used are Clunch and Pointing. What you see on the walls is the same material as the countertops, which is made by Zodiaq.

Jessica Wang Spencer wrote:Mar 10, 2015
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    Ernesto Santalla PLLC

    It is a composite quartz. This particular brand is Zodiaq.

Jeff Fernandez Lan Nguyen wrote:Oct 16, 2014
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    Ernesto Santalla PLLC
    They are made by a company called Andreu World. They are upholstered in a Brentano microfiber.
a wrote:May 8, 2013
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    Ernesto Santalla PLLC
    Yes, these cabinets are birdseye maple. These are semi-custom, and were specified through Christiana Cabinetry.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Jennifer Ott Design added this to See How Peninsulas Can Get You More Storage and Countertop SpaceDec 30, 2016

One advantage peninsulas have over islands is that they can act as a friendly barrier to keep kitchen visitors at bay. This is crucial if your kitchen is on the smaller side. The chef or chefs can be prepping a meal without having to dodge people perched around an island. By putting the seating area on the outer edge of the peninsula, away from the work zone, your kids or guests can sit nearby and visit with you while you work, but not be underfoot or in the way of any cabinets you need to access.

Marci Crestani added this to Woodipedia: Maple Is a Marvel Around the HouseSep 10, 2013

Birdseye maple features a pattern of small brown swirling "eyes" (which are actually diminutive knots) that almost resemble cells seen under a microscope. Because it's so expensive, this type of maple is sold primarily as a veneer and is a prized choice for cabinetry. (It's also frequently used as interior trim on high-end cars.)

What Houzzers are commenting on:

Kelly Ryan added this to kelly_ryan27's ideasAug 2, 2019

the cabinets...and especially with the grain

Alyssa S added this to Emma’s KitchenJul 29, 2019

Light countertops with white walls

HU-234353229 added this to 2019: House InspoJul 2, 2019

Peninsula: The countertop is at 36" above the floor.

mama_maris added this to KitchenJun 18, 2019

Maple cabinets and white counters

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