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Kitchen - traditional l-shaped medium tone wood floor kitchen idea in Boston with raised-panel cabinets, white cabinets, granite countertops, white backsplash, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a double-bowl sink and an island — Houzz

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nyurcisin wrote:
What is the diameter of your pendant lights? - Hi Karen. I see you have the same pendant fixtures that I chose. My island is 8'x3' and I purchased 2 14" dia. fixtures. What size did you use and do you find it provides adequate task lighting? Also, how did you determine placement. Thanks! Beautiful kitchen!
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nyurcisin
Hi Karen! I promised you a photo so finally, here it is. The 14" size pendants turned out to be perfect for the size of the island and lights the entire area very well. They are also on dimmers so when we're not working I turn them down. Thanks again for your input on spacing...it was so helpful and we're so happy with the results! :)
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Karen Heffernan
@nyurcisin - Beautiful! Well done! And I love your floors too!
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Randy wrote:
What is the countertop made of on the island? Is it marble?
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sage0807
What color black is the paint on the island? Our floors looks similar and I want to do black and white cabinets. I like the White Dove but am on the search for the "perfect" black.
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Karen Heffernan

It's Benjamin Moore Black 2132-10

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lenarduzzis wrote:
Cabinets - What paint colour please.
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Karen Heffernan

Yes, they're a satin finish

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couches6
Is your black granite honed?
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lhflmd wrote:
Hood - Can you give me any details on the hood, please? Thank you!
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lhflmd
Oh, is the White Dove in a satin finish? I've read white cabinets can turn yellow over time, so I want to buy the appropriate finish. I'm buying it tomorrow to give to my contractor. Unfortunately, I'm the designer on my own kitchen project. Your help has been appreciated. Thank you again!
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Karen Heffernan
yes, it is satin. Ours has not yellowed at all
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Julie Fleming wrote:
honed granite - is it difficult to keep in the kitchen? I love it.. beautiful. Just worried it will stain??
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Karen Heffernan
hmm. Funny, I've never had white rings. The rings I get are hardly noticeable; you have to be at a certain angle (like the light) to see them. I have a friend who also has black absolute, and her has scratched, but mine never have. We never did seal our black granite, we were told it takes away from it's look - maybe white rings show up when it's sealed?!
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saboris
Very informative Karen, I am planning to do the same, honed on the perimeter and white on the island. Thanks!
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rusty31 wrote:
Is the backsplash ceramic subway or glass subway tiles? Thanks! Lovely!
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wanttodecorate

I have white dove cabinets and I bought my 3 by 6 inch white subway tiles from Lowes they are almost the exact colour of White Dove

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Glo Durkee

what color grout did u use ?

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Marcia Sullivan wrote:
Is the floor stained English Chestnut or Red Chestnut, by Minwax? - Thanks!!
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Karen Heffernan

English Chestnut on red oak :)

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Melissa

Thank you!!

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shelton143 wrote:
Hi Karen, Do you know how wide the floor planks are and if they are red oark or white oark and if it's regular or quarter sawn/rift sawn.. Beautiful kitchen
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mmanelis
LOVE these floors! I have to choose my color of stain by tomorrow and have red oak. Do you happen to remember the exact name and maker of this walnut stain?
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Karen Heffernan
I'm sorry, for some reason, I'm only seeing this now. It was Minwax Chestnut - what did you go with?
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Susan Hargraves wrote:
What are the main countertops made of?
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jaywok
white granite
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Karen Heffernan
the island countertop is kashmir white granite
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goldmanjen wrote:
Wood floor stain - What color is the wood floor stain? Red Oak?
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Karen Heffernan
chestnut
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C_Free
Beautiful Kitchen! I love that the floors look warm and welcoming. Not the feel I get when I see lots of shine/gloss. What is the finish on the floor?
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i_see_spots_too wrote:
where are the pendants from? Very cute!
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Karen Heffernan
I found another source for you, and there are a couple of sizes available! http://www.lumens.com/Sayre-Pendant-by-Kichler/uu322673/product?source=igodigital
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hollibee
Thank you! They are so interesting!
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nutri wrote:
Walkway - What is the distance between island and fridge? And do you have another photo showing the shape of the island? I'm trying to fit my island to my kitchen- as you have so aptly done.
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nutri
So helpful! Thank you for answering my many questions.
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Karen Heffernan
my pleasure - I want to see pics of your kitchen when it's done! I'm excited for you! :)
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tab04 wrote:
Subway tile? - Could you tell me what color this subway tile and grout are? We are looking at doing our cabinets in white dove, but I wasn't sure how it would pair with the white subway tile. I looks great here if that's what it is.
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They used a standard 3"x 6" white subway tile with a medium
grey grout. The white subway tile you can get from any local Home Depot in your area.They did not specify which color grout they used for this but any light to medium grey grout will be good.

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Karen Heffernan

that's right, we just used the standard 3" x 6" white subway tile that our local tile place had, with medium grey grout that was slightly darker than our Benjamin Moore Gray Owl walls.


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dawnmarie1017 wrote:
Counter help? - HI Karen - I am putting in new kitchen and have Dove White cabinets with island a shade lighter than espresso. Do you think your counter selections would work for me? the only different being the island color? thanks!!
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Karen Heffernan

yes, I think it would! I'd love to see pics when you're done!

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dawnmarie1017

Thank you! Just heard you can't get that island countertop color anymore so I'm going w a Quartz and similar color marble backsplash.

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nrkt wrote:
Beautiful Kitchen! - I would appreciate it if you would please share the color of the island cabinets. I can't tell if they are black or a brown? Thank you in advance!
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Karen Heffernan
Hi there! they're black, with a rubbed finish on the edges
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nrkt
Thank you!
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nutri wrote:
Overhang - What are the measurements for the overhang on both sides? Thanks!
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Karen Heffernan
Hi there! 12" on both the end, and the outside; there are drawers on the inside, and a cabinet facing the stove
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sofferdawn

I have picked out the same colors but my kitchen is much smaller - am I better off going with one color granite in a smaller kitchen? (Like the black and white!)

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nutri wrote:
Dimensions - What is the distance between: 1) range and countertop and 2) sink and countertop? At what point from the more narrow side does the island widen out? And is your counter 3' deep next to fridge? Love this!
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Karen Heffernan
Hey there nutri! so happy you like it - thank you! we love it too :)

narrow width of island: 40"
wider width of island: 51"
length of island: 114"

distance between island countertop and range: 42"
(44" from perimeter cabinet next to range)

distance between island countertop and sink: 51"

the island widens 54" from the narrower end, to mimic the perimeter countertop.

the island is 40" deep near the fridge, with the corner cut off at a 45 degree angle to soften it
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stebbins
What color paint did you use to coordinate with the gray owl in surrounding rooms?
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vsl251 wrote:
What is the counter's dimension? - What is the counter's dimension?
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Karen Heffernan
Length: 9' 7", width at the widest point: 4' 4", width: 3'3"
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das333
your subway tile is what size and the vendor?
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hretske wrote:
Beautiful backsplash!! - What is the backsplash made of and what are the dimentions...thank you!!!
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Karen Heffernan
3 x 6" white subway tile with light grey grout :)
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Great use if white subway tile
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hretske wrote:
Beautiful backsplash - What color and size did you use?
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Karen Heffernan
3 x 6" white subway tile with light grey grout :)
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Subway Tile Outlet
Beautiful use of white subway tile
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lrhome wrote:
Beautiful kitchen! What is the colour of the cabinets? Thanks.
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Karen Heffernan
Hi there! The cabinets are painted White Dove (Benjamin Moore)
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lrhome
Thanks!
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brooklyn_townhouse wrote:
What brand of hood is that? - Love the black and stainless hood.
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Karen Heffernan
Thanks - it's Bertazzoni, as is the stove, but they can bought separately
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kc Angelsbykc
Lovely kitchen indeed! I have been looking into new appliances and have been curious about the Bertazzoni. Has your experience been a good one? Thank YOU!
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R Kerrigan wrote:
island dimensions - can you please tell me the dimensions of your island?
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Karen Heffernan

it was 110" long, 41" wide at the narrow end, and 51" wide at the wide end.


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finncookie wrote:
paint colour on wall - What is the colour of paint on the walls?
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Karen Heffernan

Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52

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Colise West wrote:
Great Kithen - Hello, I'm getting ready to redo some parts of my kitchen. I love what you have done. Can you tell me what color the cabinets and walls are? I like white, but can't tell if there an off white in the picture, or if there both white. Thank You Colise
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Karen Heffernan

Hi there, thanks! All paint is by Benjamin Moore:

white cabinets: White Dove OC-17

island: black (rubbed finish) 2132-10

walls: Grey Owl OC-52

Good luck!

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shawngutteridge wrote:
Kitchen remodel here - Hello! I would love to learn what you used for your backsplash, and what color grout you used too?
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Karen Heffernan

hi there, we just used a standard 3"x 6" white subway tiles with medium grey grout (I don't know the exact color). I hope that helps!

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dr1120 wrote:
Brand of Range Hood, Stove and Refrigerator
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sand80 wrote:
Is your sink stainless steel or black composite? brand? TIA
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Karen Heffernan

Hi there! It's stainless steel; it's the MLRS-20-R-20, 16-gauge sink, and comes with grids to protect the bottom, and even a pasta strainer. here's a link: http://www.milanosinks.com/linea_ro_sq.html

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miastensrud wrote:
What is the maker of your counter stools? Great job on the kitchen!
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Karen Heffernan

thank you! they are the Precision Stool (without backrest) from dwr.com http://www.dwr.com/product/precision-stool-with-backrest.do?sortby=ourPicks

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Marisa Feeley wrote:
wall color? - wall color. .. thanks!
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Karen Heffernan
it's Benjamin Moore Gray Owl 2137-60
http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/paint-color/grayowl
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Karen wrote:
How are you enjoying your countertops?! - I love the black honed granite mixed with the lighter granite on the island! I think I'm too scared to go with marble on my island but the granite looks great! Is the honed black pretty easy to maintain and keep looking clean?
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Karen Heffernan
I find the honed black granite easy to care for. I haven't had any permanent marks or stains - when I wipe them down, I just wipe them dry. I was really nervous in the beginning, because it seemed as if they marked, but in the end, they don't. They do acquire a patina, but I think it adds to it. On the advice of my fabricator, we didn't seal it - he said that a lot of the problems people have with it result from sealing it.
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tanyandan wrote:
What is the wall paint color?
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Karen Heffernan
Hi there! It's Benjamin Moore Gray Owl OC-52 (also has another color number 2137-60) with Benjamin Moore OC-17 trim. I also used Gray Owl in my mud room and hallways, and love it year-round.
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Beth Stella wrote:
What color is the island wood? Also what kind of tiles are on the backsplash areas? Great kitchen.
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Karen Heffernan
thank you! the island is black, and rubbed on the edges to look worn (but not "distressed"). the backsplash is 3 x 6" white subway tiles with light grey grout.
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3322 wrote:
how long and wide is the island?
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Karen Heffernan
hi there, sorry for the delay, I was traveling and couldn't access email. The island is 9 feet long, 40 inches wide at the narrower end, and 51 inches wide at the wider end (toward the stove)
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