Monday, May 10, 2010

Just a Stone's Throw Away!

And they are finally installed! Well, they have actually been installed for a while, but I have not had time to take pictures. Almost as soon as they were installed, my husband covered them up with paper to install the back splash. They are just so pretty and we can't be more excited!

We originally chose a very beige looking stone color, New Venetian Gold, but two weeks after we ordered the granite, the company ran out of that particular color so we had to start over from scratch. I was so IN LOVE with that color! Oh well, things happen. We ended up with the New Venetian Light, which is more of whiter stone but we are pretty satisfied with the color. It doesn't show ANY food crumbs or stains at all! I was wiping them off yesterday and it was so hard for me to tell if something was on the counter. It just blends in! Which I guess is a good thing in case we have some unexpected guests.

When you install new countertops, they usually recommend to install a new sink and we chose this beauty! A granite composite, undermount, double bowl sink in black! Complete with a lovely low-profile divider, which makes the sink better to accommodate larger pots. It has really made doing dishes easy, no more odd-shaped pans that won't fit in the sink! I just love the wavy cut in the granite for the sink.
We also installed a new faucet: a single handled, pull out adjustable sprayer. The finish is antique brass and matches the soon to be handles on our cupboards.
Along with the new counters, we purchased a new LG cook-top for the kitchen. We chose a five heating element cook-top with touch sensor buttons, so cleaning it is super easy! It is gorgeous! We are waiting to update the other appliances until one of them breaks down. They all work pretty good, so we decided just to keep them for now. (But I can't wait for them to break down!)

Up next on the "kitchen to-dos", the backsplash! We chose this nice mixture of browns & grey slate tile for the backsplash. We felt the darker backsplash would add some depth to the kitchen and the blend on the slate is just so natural and very fitting for the granite countertops. My husband is very excited to get all of it installed, but due to his grueling work schedule lately he hasn't been able to get as much finished as he likes. I am just excited that we are one step closer to finishing the VERY LONG remodel project!


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