Friday, March 12, 2010

Friday Night Photos: A New Stove at Chez Kalyn Part Two (Tile, Hood, Pan Racks, and Hardware)

Kalyn's New Thermador StoveIn A New Stove at Chez Kalyn, Part One, I shared details about the features that made me choose the Thermador Pro Harmony 36" Gas Range for my new stove. Now I want to show what a gorgeous job my contractors have done with the stove installation. I completely love this stove and how it looks in my kitchen. Here's a view of the stove now that the tile, hood, pan racks, and new hardware are all installed. If you want to see the steps to getting to this finished result, keep reading.

This tile detail was already there in the backsplash behind my kitchen counters, and I had two of those blue and white Mexican tiles I wanted to incorporate into some kind of design to tie in the new tile work with the rest of the kitchen.

I chose the terra cotta and blue glass tiles to make a strip on either side of the stove, and Spencer and Ben used the Mexican tiles to make a medallion right above the stove. I loved how this turned out!

I was worried about losing the original pan rack that was above my antique stove because the stove hood had to go in that space, but Spencer and Ben designed this solution, where the pan rack fits up into the molding and the pans hang down above the stove hood. It also helps hide the hood vent that goes up to the roof, so it was a perfect solution. (You can't tell in this photo, but we're still waiting for hooks that have been ordered to match the new chrome bar; most of these are the brass hooks from the old brass pan racks.)

There's also a matching chrome pan rack above the window that's left of the stove. (Still waiting for chrome hooks for this one too. The chrome hooks are a little longer, which will make it even easier for me to reach the pans.)

Of course any type of renovating sets off a chain reaction, and once I got this beautiful stainless steel stove I had to change the hardware on my drawers and cabinets which were brass. I chose these fun new handles.

And here's a final wider view showing the corner of the kitchen where I spend so much time coming up with recipes for the blog! You can also see the hall that leads to my office and the well-lit studio corner where I take the step-by-step photos. I think my fantastic contractors have turned this part of the house into the perfect blogging kitchen and office, and believe me I feel very blessed to have a kitchen and office that's just perfect for the way I want to use it.

Contractors for my House Renovations and this Stove Installation:
Spencer Young and Ben Eldridge
STL Services Inc.
Lehi, Utah
801-836-0322

Where I Got the Stove:
I bought my stove at Appliance Discount Center in Bountiful, Utah, where Jeff was very helpful.

counter customizable free hit

40 comments:

  1. Kalyn: I love the way they did your pot rack over the stove - great solution. The tile is so pretty and I love your new hardware. Isn't it all so fun? Man, I love new appliances!

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  2. Congratulations on this wonderful addition to your kitchen. I can't think of anyone who deserves a great new stove more than you do, and I'm being selfish when I say that, because I know you'll be creating recipes for us to enjoy here on the blog!

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  3. It just gets better and better! Happy Cooking!

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  4. Looks lovely! I love my pot rack; we had to get a new window before we could put it in. Long story.

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  5. That is one gorgeous stove!!

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  6. It is a lovely kitchen Kalyn. It must be a pleasure to work in. I love the tiling.

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  7. Kalyn, everything looks gorgeous. Congratulations on your new stove and I love the tiles!

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  8. Love it, Kalyn! You worked hard for this new stove and deserve every bit of it. I can't wait to see what new recipes come from this beauty.

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  9. WOW!!!
    Your kitchen looks fantastic..
    So cozy and comfy to look at just like your blog

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  10. It looks fabulous! Fantastic new stove!!! We are undergoing renovation works too and I am itching to have my new kitchen and new stove!

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  11. What a beautiful kitchen.Il ove the stove, the pot rack-everything! Use it in good health

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  12. Congrats on the new equipment, I am a new reader who just finishhed Phase I of the South Beach Diet (lost 10 lbs in 14 days) with help from many great recipes on your site.

    Who knew what you could do with cauliflower!

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  13. Wow, now that's a kitchen for a professional blogger! It must be such a treat to cook in there.

    I love the neat pot rack and the warm earthy colors of the tiles.

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  14. I love it! You lucky duck!

    Also love seeing a peek into the "photo" studio...you really do do good work!

    Love your inspiring blog!

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  15. Thanks everyone for the good wishes and nice remarks about the stove. I truly do feel blessed to have this wonderful place to cook. And I spend a LOT of time here!

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  16. Your color scheme is so warm and inviting. I adore those tiles!

    Keep on cookin'.

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  17. Its lovely, Kalyn! Congratulations. And, thanks for sharing with us. Its so fun to see successful renovations. :) Happy cooking!!

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  18. I am going to admit it-I am green with envy. I think this is the perfect stove to work on.

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  19. It looks beautiful! I've never seen such a gorgeous stove, and the tile work makes the work area really sparkle - great, great job to all, and Happy New Stove Day!

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  20. After seeing your new stove area in progress, I love how it all turned out. And I love your enthusiasm for something new in your kitchen. Looks great.

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  21. It is beautiful, Kalyn. The most important thing is that you love it so much!! Happy cooking!

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  22. very, very nice! everything!

    paz

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  23. Wow! That is one handsome stove. The tile and the pot rack really tie it all together. Gorgeous! May you cook many delicious dishes with this stove- for years to come.

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  24. Looking at your photo gives me an idea on how to solve a problem. My utensil crock is too full; notice you have several. I will start looking at GoodWill, etc for another one.

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  25. It's lovely, I adore the tiles! Thanks for spending so much time to give us these great recipes!

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  26. Thanks again to everyone for all the nice comments. I'm posting a lot of these comments from my iPhone so I don't reply that often, but I do read every comment and enjoy them all.

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  27. It is absolutely beautiful! I'm so excited for you. What did you do with your vintage stove?!

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  28. Thanks! The vintage stove is still on my back covered deck, and I'm going to sell it, probably on KSL.com!

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  29. Hi Kalyn,

    Nice finishing touches to your new kitchen! I need a stove like yours!!

    Bruno

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  30. WOW...you are going to have so much fun cooking in that bad boy. I'm happy for you.

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  31. wow oh wow... good for you!

    Great all the way around

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  32. What a great set up. The stove looks classic, with the lovely tile. I like the look of the pot rack, too. I'm still trying to figure out the best way to keep the pots and pans handy in my kitchen.

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  33. I'm surely swooning, that's one great looking piece of equipment.

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  34. Hi there. Your kitchen is lovely! I just got this exact same range as a gift for Christmas. I was shocked and thrilled! I absolutely love the cooktop. However, after using the oven a few times, I am pretty concerned. I was not told how loud the cooling fan would be at the back of the range. Every time the oven is on, it sounds like a loud hood fan is on. This is quite problematic, as we have a smaller kitchen. Also, the cooling fan pumps a lot of hot air out into the kitchen, and it raises the temperature of the house. Have you experienced these same issues? Any thoughts? And after three years, how is your range? Any performance issues? I sure appreciate your time.

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  35. I have a different house now, but I am renting this house with the stove and no complaints. I don't use the oven a lot, but I don't remember having those kinds of problems with it when I lived there.

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