I went & picked out my slab of granite this morning. The countertops were fabricated today(Thursday) & will be installed tomorrow. Mr. Fanatic is installing the tile backsplash this weekend. I thought I'd show you a couple of photos of my kitchen since I think I have only posted a photo of the corner beside the oven.I borrowed my daughter's new Nikon SLR camera to take these photos- I am going to have to buy myself one.
I really don't like this kitchen at all. I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but I am a kitchen designer & know exactly what I would do if we were staying in this house 5 more years. The first thing I would do is remove the bar and put in an island. I also would extend the cabinetry to the left of the refrigerator(I would build in the refrig) so that a rangetop could fit on that side. It would have a fabulous raised hood with corbels... Of course, the cabinets would be painted white with the island being painted black with 4 decorative legs. The double ovens would be 30" instead of 27" ( & would be in the proper size cabinet) and the microwave would be in a cabinet next to it. The sink would face the Family Room & the run on that side would end with the dishwasher. The awkward opening to the hallway would look much better if it had an archway. And this is why we never got around to doing the granite!
Ahhh, but I digress! This is what I picked our at the beginning of the week. The granite slab actually has a little more color in it.The black is a little blacker & the tan isn't quite so dull. I always marvel when I see big slabs of stone because it is amazing to me that it comes out of the ground & is so beautiful!
It has been a busy week even though school has been out for over a week. How about you? I still feel like I am running on a hamster cage! Hopefully, everything will come together soon.
Once the granite & backsplash are installed I can give you the whole house tour!
Thanks for stopping by,