Friday Night Photos: A New Stove at Chez Kalyn Part Two (Tile, Hood, Pan Racks, and Hardware)
posted by Kalyn Denny on March 13, 2010
In 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.