Tuesday, July 28, 2009
The granite countertops were installed today!
We decided to extend the peninsula an extra few inches out into the breakfast area, in case we ever want to put a couple of bar stools there.
We even got matching granite windowsills. (They really tie the room together... just like The Dude's rug.)
As you can see, the backsplash comes next.
Prep work for the tile will probably begin tomorrow. And our kitchen sink will soon be usable.
Our contractor hadn't had anyone use this granite color before (it's a variety of New Caledonia, if I remember correctly). We're pleased with it. The main countertop was installed in three pieces, but you really have to look hard to find the seams. The epoxy, which a co-worker had warned me about, turned out not to smell near as bad as the oil-based paint (so, no more backyard camping necessary).
It's starting to look like a kitchen again. Only not the one we had before. Which is refreshing.