Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Countertops are in!

There was some delay with the countertop fabrication process so we didn't get our countertops until today.

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This is how things looked this morning before the guys got here. Over the weekend we switched the white faux wood blinds to bamboo shades because we thought a natural texture would look better with all the black and white.

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You cant see it that well in this photo but there is a little ledge / window sill along the windows. Our old tile counters were super thick and the tile went all the way to the window - we didn't realize this until we ripped the tile counters out. The new counter stops in line with that ledge so are having sills made out of quartz - hopefully it looks okay. Our other choice was to tile that area and we thought that would look weird.

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Here are the pretty counters installed! I love how shiny and seamless it is - I don't miss all the grout lines one bit!

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A detail shot of the pattern. Don't worry, those aren't chips along the edge - they are clear pieces of quartz.

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We love the huge sink! We have been calling it a trough! I put that arrow in so you can see the 1 seam we have. Its not too noticeable. When I got the quote from Home Depot they told me we would have to have 3 seams and their quote was $1k higher - glad we shopped around!

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A closeup of the seam.

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Where the window sill is supposed to be. Unfortunately when the guys got here they realized the pieces that are supposed to go there didn't make it onto the truck. I was a bit bummed but they say they will come back within a week to install them.

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And finally, a shot of the delicious slab on the island. Because we added some trim to the island and the counter overhangs slightly, the countertop is now 4.5 inches longer and 4 inches wider. It doesn't sound like it would make a big difference but the whole island feels much more substantial.

The plumber came this evening and installed the faucet and connected the under sink plumbing etc. but I haven't taken any photos yet. I'll get to that soon!

6 comments:

Brandon and Becca said...

Looks fabulous.

Terry said...

They look fab!!!!!!!!! Great choice on the new shades-much better than the white. LOVE the sink and all the space around it. The Island looks so good and I love that you made it more of a feature. The quartz is just beautiful-so shiny and new. Kitchen is almost done....Congrats! What's the next project????

Josh said...

The next project is to not do anymore projects for a while. Probably not but I can dream.

Laura said...

Thanks Becca and Terry :-)

The next project is our master bathroom - but we need to save up first so we probably wont do anything in there until early next year. You get 6 months off Josh!

montanna said...

Porcelain tiles are another great choice for kitchen countertops are also incredibly durable, they also come in a wide variety of colours and styles and gone are the days when home owners stick to the usual rule of white tiles.pa

Josh said...

Hey Montanna....get lost, loser.