Kitchen Renovation: Counter Tops Are Coming!
Have you ever heard the saying that renovations will take you twice as long and cost you twice as much? I’m here to tell you that’s the truth (don’t shoot the messenger). So now you understand why it’s been a while since our last update. After the faboosh KitchenAid appliances were installed, we’ve spent our time finishing out the new cabinet addition (pictured above – which includes a gorgeous KitchenAid built in microwave convection wall oven and the custom cabinet we had to have fabricated to put her in) and shopping for counter tops. We’ve been going back and forth trying to find a counter top that we LURVE. Not love, not like, LURVE. You see, I plan on being in this house until someone forces me out or I get a villa in Italy, whichever comes first.
I want this to be my dream kitchen. Which means if it takes a little longer to save up for the granite, tile, perfect light fixtures, etc. that I LURVE then so be it. I do after all spend most of my waking hours in my
office kitchen so I want it to be pretty and sparkly ; ) That’s not too much to ask is it?
After several weeks of
marriage counseling looking around we settled on 2 sexy slabs of granite called White Delicata. I only had to give and arm and leg for it ; ) Our fabricator has already been out to template (which is way more involved than just showing up with a tape measure as I foolishly thought). They’ll be installing that beautiful surface next Thursday. Goodbye ugly greenish laminate counter tops and temporary plywood counter top covered by my nice black linen tablecloth. My heart beats faster just thinking about it. Hopefully I won’t just stand around the kitchen hypnotized by it’s beauty.
Next up: tile back splash. Well that’s after we can agree on tiles and watch 100 DIY you tube videos. Hold me. Then we’ll be adding our Stainless Moen Pot Filler. I can hardly stand it I’m so excited about that baby, never mind the fact that my sink is only a few feet away – pasta pots are daggum heavy. You know I REALLY wanted to have this because
I the plumber had to cut a huge hole in the wall behind the stove to install her). That’s still there looking like that hot mess in the photo below.
I keep telling myself through the entire process that it will all be worth it. Hopefully it will all be over sometime before the end of the year ; )
I’ll be back with a video update after the counter tops are in!
In case you missed the previous video posts:
- Kitchen Renovation: Installation Day
- Kitchen Renovation: Demo Days
- Kitchen Renovation Starts in 3-2-1
Disclaimer: KitchenAid provided me with a suite of KitchenAid appliances for my kitchen. Moen provided me with plumbing fixtures. I was not compensated for this campaign. My opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.