Kitchen Saga: Counter Tops Have Finally Arrived!

Well, after one month of being without a sink …

Before Counter Tops

we FINALLY got our counter tops yesterday.

After Counter Tops

They are exactly what we wanted and pictured. They’re a pretty brown / amber-ish color and the flecks in the stone perfectly pick up our cabinets, our appliances and our floor.

Can you see the sink? That’s an under-mounted sink, in case you didn’t know what I was talking about when I said it was a sink that I could just scrape food into without fear of getting food caught under the lip.

The guys arrived at 11:30 and they were out of here by 2:00. They were very efficient and they did an excellent job of lining it up (remember, we have a crooked room, it slopes inward and there’s an inch difference in that distance).

We have to allow 24-hours for the glue to dry before we can hook the plumbing up. Kevin plans on working on that about 3:00 this afternoon.

I can not wait to use my sink and dishwasher!! I’m so sick of washing dishes by hand, which I know, wah, but in the bathroom sink? It’s kind of gross on top of being super inconvenient.

I am SUPER pleased with how the oven side turned out.

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I love how it looks like the oven was built in – everything is very smooth and sleek on that side.

So … our kitchen saga is nearly finished. Now we need to figure out our back splash. We have a pretty good idea what we want, it’s just finding the right materials, color and someone to do it. Even though Kevin could do it, he doesn’t want to. He’s pretty busy wrapping up his job right now (the company liquidated and he’s been busy packing up the office and moving everything into his home office – not to mention fielding calls from stockholders and filing reports to the SEC), so we’ll need to find someone to do it for us. We’re thinking of getting our tile guy out here to do it. Even though he miscalculated the unevenness of the room, he really did do a beautiful job and as long as Kevin is VERY SPECIFIC about what he wants, it should be fine.

I hate to be a pansey-wansey female here, but when it comes to this type of thing, this home improvement thing, I totally play the female card. One, I have no idea what I’m talking about anyway, and two, Kevin is very specific about what he wants. I feel sort of sorry for the contractor guys because since Kevin has done this sort of work before, he knows when it’s done properly and when it’s not. I’m sure he drives the contractors nuts with his nit-picking, BUT, we’re the paying customer and we know what we want and how we want it to look.

At any rate, that’s the next project – the back splash. After that’s put in, we’ll think about paint, decorations and trim.

I can’t believe we’re nearly done with this project. It’s been quite a process!

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4 Replies to “Kitchen Saga: Counter Tops Have Finally Arrived!”

  1. Karen it looks AWESOME!!!!!! I love the color of the cabinets and counter tops. It gives me hope that we will live through remodeling our kitchen. Remember how CH had to wash her dishes.

  2. It looks BEAUTIFUL, Karen – everything just looks perfect! You must be so thrilled to have a functioning kitchen again, especially such a pretty one! Good luck on picking out your back splash!

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