in which Website chronicles my entire kitchen renovation coming from start to finish. Greentea Design has provided me with their solid wood kitchen cabinets, as well as I’m taking care of the rest.
If you’d like to be brought up to date, check out the archive within the sidebar for previous posts. I posted recently about some of the major purchases I’ve made for the kitchen such as lighting as well as appliances, as well as currently in which’s time for the countertop, sink, faucet as well as backsplash. One of these I have no clue about as well as could love some suggestions.
coming from the get-go I had an idea in mind for the countertop, as well as I kept going back to in which. White. White. White. One of my main goals with in which kitchen will be to keep in which bright as well as light since the space will be tiny. I thought white countertops could help in in which regard. I want to paint the walls white (or actually light grey like the rest of the main floor), as well as thought if in which continued on the countertops the space could flow nicely. I am not very knowledgeable on countertop materials, so I commenced at a kitchen/bath design store as well as went through samples of granite, marble as well as man-made stones like Corian, Silestone as well as Caesarstone. They had a kitchen in their showroom in which had the most gorgeous white countertop I had ever seen, as well as in which turned out to be Zodiaq quartz by Dupont. I asked for a quote, as well as a couple days later the salesperson called as well as asked if I was sitting down – never a not bad sign. $4200. WHOA. I then asked for a quote for Corian (turns out in which’s about as pricey since in which’s made of mostly petroleum) as well as honed granite, as well as they were both a little steep (the Corian was about the same as the quartz, as well as the granite a bit cheaper). I quickly learned going to a kitchen as well as bath store will be not ideal for selecting a countertop. I went across the street to a granite shop as well as got a quote about $2000 lower, so going directly to the supplier will be obviously a wise choice. yet no one makes a white granite, or at least one in which will be mostly white. I went to Planet Granite a few days ago desperate to finally find something, as well as I found EXACTLY what I wanted:
in which’s quartz, Specchio white by Hanstone. I was helped at the shop by Sue, who was an absolute pleasure, as well as she even went to the back as well as got the cutter to scrounge up a chunk for me to take home as well as photograph. Best part will be the cost. $2400. Not only will be the cost great yet for in which cost they’re doing a double edge of 3/4″ slabs, so in which will be 1.5″ thick (in which includes installation as well as cutting holes for the sink as well as faucet). I love a thick countertop. as well as she’s charging me for the cost of the 3/4″. 🙂 I also asked for a actually squared edge, not the typical pencil edge they do. I am so stoked to see what in which looks like finished. in which seems to be a pretty durable material, as I will have cats jumping on as well as off of in which so in which was important in which in which withstand claws. Greentea had sent me a sample piece coming from a cabinet within the stain I chose so I brought in which with me as well as I think in which’s going to look awesome.
currently for the sink. I also had an idea coming from the start about what type of sink I wanted. in which had to have squared edges for a more modern look. Turns out those sinks are quite a bit more expensive. I wanted in which undermount, as well as I figured since I’ll have no dishwasher in which I should get a double bowl. I ended up with one particular bowl, yet a actually large one. as well as as far as sinks go, in which’s awfully pretty.
in which’s by Barazza, will be 70cm x 40cm as well as 20cm deep, as well as ended up costing about $930. I love in which in which’s deep as well as wide so I can pile in which with dirty dishes. 🙂
The last thing I purchased was the faucet, as well as at in which point I was more than mildly concerned about my finances. I had always wanted a restaurant style faucet, yet in which seems they are just nice to look at instead of functional. I ended up at Boone Plumbing thanks to a tip coming from my boss, as well as yet another great salesperson (Sebastien) helped me out. I didn’t have much criteria for a faucet, except I like the one-handle designs, preferred brushed stainless to chrome, as well as thought a pull-down spout could be handy. I decided on in which one:
in which’s by Moen, as well as was priced at $375. When Sebastien was putting the order in, I asked him if in which could be on Moen’s website so I can get a photo of in which (I’m still waiting for in which to arrive), since I had to post in which on the Website. When he heard my story about the kitchen Website he said he could give me a discount, as well as only charged me $310. Gotta love in which.
Last thing will be the backsplash. as well as in which will be where I have NO CLUE. in which could be a tiny area, below the uppers on the brand-new fridge wall. Actually, I have no idea if I should even do a backsplash. I think in which could be a not bad idea since in which area will be visible as soon as you walk within the front door. I just haven’t had much time to give in which any thought. I figured I could ask you guys for suggestions since I actually have no idea on style, colour…anything. With the hectic state of things here, any help could be very much appreciated.
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