Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Granite!


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.

9 comments:

David said...

Wow! Looks great! Your contractor is a genius...I can't believe it's happening so fast...you must send out his name and contact info!!!!

Michelle said...

It's really looking nice. Can't wait to see it all finished. Maybe we'll make a trip! :o)

RevAnne said...

Looks good--I'm getting kitchen envy!

DogBlogger said...

Well, David, I understand my contractor's website development has been delayed because he's so busy making wonderful kitchens a reality, but when you -- er, he -- does have it ready, I'll certainly link to it!

Cheesehead said...

Beeyootiful! If only envy weren't a sin...::sigh::

Sue said...

How lovely!!!

revkjarla said...

oh wow. it is completely delicious...can't wait for the next....post!!!

zorra said...

I love it! Can't wait to see the backsplash.

ElastiGirl said...

that is really pretty granite!! and I love the windowsills - great idea!