The Passage beach-style-kitchen
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The Passage Beach Style Kitchen, Boston

Before Siemasko + Verbridge got their hands on this house, it was a convoluted maze of small rooms and skinny hallways. The renovation made sense of the layout, and took full advantage of the captivating ocean views. The result is a harmonious blend of contemporary style with classic and sophisticated elements. The “empty nest” home is transformed into a welcoming sanctuary for the extended family of kids and grandkids.

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Kitchen - mid-sized beach style u-shaped medium tone wood floor and brown floor kitchen idea in Boston with glass-front cabinets, subway tile backsplash, colored appliances, an undermount sink, white cabinets, white backsplash and an island — Houzz

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linoab wrote:
what is this backsplash tile? Similar to subway but surface textures? - Love the backsplash; you picked something that really complements the room. I'd appreciate knowing the maker and tile name/color of that tile. thanks.
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Thanks for your question. The wall was tiled first and then the hood was installed over the tile.
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Kristen Hallock wrote:
What height did you mount the hood? - What is the distance between the top of the range and the bottom of the hood?
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Do you have more photos of this kitchen from more angles?
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Unfortunately this is the only other picture of the kitchen we have. This sitting area is directly across from the island.

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Patty Cordero wrote:
Blue stove - Does the stove come like this or was it painted?
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Oak & Broad
Its also not super expensive to buy SYP in wide plank, and easy to finish on site.
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Thanks for the additional information Oak & Broad.


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lynnet46 wrote:
Is the opposite side of the island bench, facing the sink, filled in or open?What are the dimensions of the is
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Whats the dimension between island and countertop
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Thanks doe your question nojov. The dimension is roughly 48".
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anthea1 wrote:
Counter top - Marble - Can you please advise how the owners are liking the marble countertop? How is the wear and tear? Could you please also advise if marble was sealed, type of sealer and to-date has it prevented 'etching' and staining?
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Counter top marbles are orgeous, but if you are going to stress about scratches and etchings then I wouldn't suggest it. You need to be willing to accept that there will be eventual "flaws", even with sealer and care.
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Great advice zealart!
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adonnamous1 wrote:
Is the backsplash painted brick? If not, who makes it? Thanks.
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Thanks for your question. The flooring is Southern Yellow Pine.
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what is the height of the island?
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Gwen M. wrote:
Floor stain color? - Do you know what the floor stain is?
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What kind of wood is it though? Can't seem to find that info anywhere. Thanks much
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Thanks for your question. The flooring is Southern Yellow Pine.
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Thomas Development wrote:
Bluestar - I admire your design (and thrift) of the platform under the Bluestar that brings it up to counter height. I assume these are about 38" height counters? We will be doing the same..
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I love the glass pendants. Where did you find them? Thanks.
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Thanks for your question cdixon5. These pendents are from DK Living, but I don't think they carry these particular lights anymore.
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kiwiwinelover wrote:
Color of Bluestar - Hi. Beautiful kitchen. Can you tell me the color of the Blluestar range and hood.
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laurascoe
where did you get the stools
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Thanks for your inquiry. These chairs are from the Holly Hunt showroom. The originals have an opening in the chair back. The link below will show you.

You can visit this link: http://www.hollyhunt.com/ShowShowroomMap.aspx to find a showroom that carries Holly Hunt to get pricing.
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vivikenny wrote:
Great looking Kitchen! Is there a backsplash under the windows or do they lie directly on the counters? - How are the windows trimmed out at the bottom? Are the bottom of the windows flush with the countertops?
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Sarah Koch-Schiller
What is the color of the pain on the island? Thanks!
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Thanks for your question. The Island color is Graystone 1475 by Benjamin Moore.
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pokieplouffe wrote:
What did you use for the countertop?
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I like it's simplicity. Thank you.
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You're welcome and thank you!
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Everly Abreu wrote:
Penal lights - What's the name of these lights and price?
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Thank you for your question. The lights are slender glass cylinder pendants purchased from DK Living. Contact your local representative from DK Living for accurate pricing.

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Thank you
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Luxe wrote:
Pendant - Where can I find this pendant?
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Thank you for your question! The lights are slender glass cylinder pendants from DK Living.

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scapr wrote:
Should I be concerned about using bright white grout behind the stove between the tiles regarding stains? - Will grease from the stove stain a white grout with subway tiles?
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Thanks for the question. You shouldn't be concerned as long as you pick a good epoxy stain resistant grout and regularly clean the tiles.
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I just had a terrible problem with this, on a brand new tile backsplash installation. Oil seems to have seeped behind the tile, through the grout, due to frying.


I used a basic grout that my installer recommended. If I redo, what kind of grout should be used?


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pcman wrote:
What is the size of this island
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Thank you for your question. The island is approximately 7'-6" x 3'-6".

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Borboletazul wrote:
Siemasko + Verbridge THANK YOU!! - Thank you for your patience and generosity in answering all the questions people asked here, especially when people DON'T READ the previous questions and they ask the same question over and over again. You're very kind. Great job on this awesome kitchen. I'm dreaming of a blue hood and stove. They are for sure the emperors of this room.
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Thank you borboletazul! It really is a beautiful space!

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ddgrl13 wrote:
Hood and tile - Is there tile behind the hood? Wondering whether its attached and then tiled around or always tiled first Thanks!
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Thank you for your question ddgrl13. The hood is attached first, then tiled around.

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jodm1221 wrote:
tile - what color grout did you use with the white subway tile? thx
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Thanks for your question. White grout was used, but can't recall the manufacture/name.

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Linnea Hendrickson wrote:
Upper Corner cabinet - Is there a blind corner behind these glass doors or something else? Beautiful kitchen!
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Thanks for your question Linnea. Yes, there is a blind corner in the cabinet. Glad you love it!

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Rosemary Nguyen wrote:
What is on the other side of the fridge? - Is it just framed with cabinetry? How big is the island (measurements)?
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Thanks for your question Rosemary. There is actually a door on the other side of the fridge. There's a small piece of cabinetry on the other side to complete the built-in look around the fridge.

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twood70 wrote:
White subway tile from Waterworks - White subway tile from Waterworks. Where is it manufactured?
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Thanks for your question. I believe Ann Sacks.

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Danae Ayusso-Writer wrote:
Lights - Hello. The lights over the island, what brand and model are they?
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Thanks for your question. The lights are from Slender Glass Cylinder from DK Living.

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Debbie O'Farrill wrote:
Homeowner - What is the thickness of the countertops?
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Thanks for your question. The counter tops are 1-1/4" thick.

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hostrobrown wrote:
what is the glass style
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I'm unsure what you are asking about? The light fixtures?

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jackia1 wrote:
Does this hold up well?
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Yes, the client has been very happy with their kitchen over the years.


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mjs133 wrote:
Bluestar - Beautiful kitchen! What model is the range hood?
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Thanks for your question! The range hood is also by Bluestar. Pyramid hood Model number BS-PC48240.

http://www.bluestarcooking.com/images/pdfs/bluestar_hoods_pyramid.pdf


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Jeanette Tineo wrote:
Island - Where did you get the Island? And I'm assuming you can technically fit 4 people, correct?
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Thanks for your question. The island was a custom designed and really only has room for 3 people.
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Phyllis Bachmann wrote:
What is the size of the island?
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The dimensions of this island are 7'-6"x3'-6".
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Karen Dorsett wrote:
What brand and type of cabinets are these?
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Thanks for you question. These are inset cabinets and drawers. Done by Mark Gargan cabinet makers out of Danvers, Massachusetts. He can be reached at 508-774-2007.
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laufenbergmj wrote:
Blue Star swatch color-ultramarinblau?Kobaltblau more purple.
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The color of the range is #5000.
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mcpyle wrote:
Do you remember the make/model of the water filter faucet? Thanks!
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Thanks for your question! The kitchen faucet is from Dornbracht the Tara Classic collection.

http://www.dornbracht.com/en-US/Products.aspx?view=list&preferredItem=0FE5020BC897467A91A8F4F348450C56
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JM Window Treatments & Design wrote:
Where can I get those stools. Is there a matching kitchen set? - I'm looking for a grey and mahogany kitchen set. I love those stools. Is there a matching kitchen set?
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Thanks for your inquiry. These chairs are from the Holly Hunt showroom. These counter height chairs are custom made. The originals have an opening in the chair back. The link below will show you.

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You can visit this link: http://www.hollyhunt.com/ShowShowroomMap.aspx to find a showroom that carries Holly Hunt to get pricing.
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catbella123 wrote:
What color and brand of white is this kitchen - What color white is in this kitchen?
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All the cabinetry (besides the island) is Benjamin Moore's White Dove. This includes all the trim also.
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Stephen Peabody wrote:
Floor finish - The floor southern yellow pine correct? What stain and finish did you use?
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Room size - What is the size of this room. Love it
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

Becky Harris added this to Houzz Tour: Seaside Shingle Style Gets Modern Edge
"This is a cook's kitchen," says Verbridge. The family loves cooking and has a friend who is a chef who also enjoys using the kitchen to prepare meals. While the kitchen has classic elements like white cabinets and gray counters, the clients felt no need for their kitchen to look like everyone else's, so they asked Verbridge for her advice on making a big, unexpected move. "My impulsive first instinct was to go with the cobalt blue range and hood," she says. "It kind of came out of nowhere, except that I was inspired by their love for a Scandinavian aesthetic." Another custom element tailored to the couple is the bookshelves at the end of the island. It holds cookbooks and children's books close at hand, so that visiting grandchildren can make a pick and read with their grandmother.Range: 48-inch RNB series with Pro-Line Hood, Bluestar; pendant lights: Slender Glass Cylinder, DK Living; kitchen island paint: Graystone 1475, Benjamin Moore; countertop material: Bianco Carrara
Samantha Schoech added this to 12 Eye-Candy Appliances That Enchant With Color
A splash of cobalt blue gives this updated bright, white kitchen a homey yet modern feel. Plus it's just pretty. The range is by Blue Star.
Becky Harris added this to Butter Up Your Kitchen With Julia Child's Wisdom
"A cookbook is only as good as its poorest recipe."When you find a great cookbook, hang onto it for life and keep it close. A lot of new kitchen islands have designated cookbook space. You may find a good spot over the refrigerator or designate a cabinet shelf for cookbooks as well. For you techies, check out Why Your Kitchen Wants Its Own iPad.See the rest of this home
Becky Harris added this to Cobalt Gets the Red Carpet Treatment
If you'd rather keep your tiles white but still crave some cobalt in the kitchen, check out cobalt appliances. This is the BlueStar RNB Gas Range.Tour the rest of this seaside home
Judith Taylor Designs added this to 11 Ways to Update Your Kitchen Without a Sledgehammer
11. Add a showstopper. A simple kitchen with simple cabinetry is downplayed by a showpiece range hood. Playing up one feature is a great way to detract from less interesting elements.More: 12 Great Kitchen Styles — Which One’s for You?
Becky Harris added this to So Over Stainless in the Kitchen? 14 Reasons to Give In to Color
Lou Lenzi, director of industrial design at GE Appliances, has several theories about why colorful appliances are making such a comeback. “While stainless remains a popular premium finish, we’ve seen a rise in what we call ‘stainless fatigue’ — that feeling consumers get when they have to continuously clean fingerprint smudges and dirt marks off of their shiny stainless appliances,” he says. We also may need a break from technology. “Colors tend to soften the impact of the machine world we live in,“ he says. While it used to be hard to find a range that cost less than a small car and that you didn’t have to import from Europe, American manufacturers are onto the colorful trend. Today there are many more affordable options, and soon you may even be able to switch out a colored refrigerator cover as easily as you switch out the case on your iPhone. Here are a variety of ways to add color via appliances; take a look and decide if your kitchen needs a color injection.Inject a jolt of unique color. A few design professionals were onto the appeal of cobalt blue long before it became such a rage in the fashion world. When her clients told her they did not want a kitchen that looked like everyone else’s, architect Jean Verbridge’s mind went straight to this cobalt range and vent hood. It is a stunning focal point in this seaside kitchen.Tip: If you’re going with stainless steel for your other appliances, stainless accents on the colored appliances and vent hood can help tie everything together. Range: 48-inch RNB series with Pro-Line Hood, Bluestar
Becky Harris added this to How to Lose Some of Your Upper Kitchen Cabinets
Let a large vent hood take up the upper real estate. In this stunning kitchen on the coast of Massachusetts, a striking cobalt blue range and vent hood make a strong impact. This kitchen is a great lesson in the value of white space. Vent hood and range: BlueStar; backsplash tile: WaterworksSee the rest of this home
Laura Gaskill added this to Inspired Ideas for Your Empty-Nest Makeover
3. Tackle a Long-Awaited Remodeling ProjectBetween saving for college and the general busyness that comes with having kids at home, it’s no surprise that plenty of empty nesters see their new situation as an opportunity to finally invest in the renovations they’ve been dreaming of for years. In this family home, designer Jean Verbridge of Siemasko + Verbridge helped a couple with four children reimagine their space after the kids moved out. By opening up the layout and completely remodeling the kitchen, the home now reflects the Scandinavian modern style the couple love.Houzz Tour: Seaside Shingle Style Gets Modern Edge

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barbbichsel added this to Kitchen
Floor Southern Yellow Pine in wide plank, not very expensive

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