Monday, June 7, 2010

New Countertops and Tile Backsplash

The granite guys are coming tomorrow to template for new  kitchen countertops. Ten years ago the builder told us it would be about $10,000 to $11,000 to install granite. We thought it was way too much &  figured we would wait and find it from another company for a lot less after we moved in. Well, you know how things go ... there are a thousand other things you need to have before granite countertops, so we didn't ever get them. Several  years ago I wanted to rework the kitchen layout & get rid of the angle that the sink is on & put in an island, so this  put off  getting granite until we could do this remodel project. 
I knew we would have to install granite in order to put our house on the market. Homes that are $200,000 less than mine have granite countertops! So, my kitchen won't look like this for very much longer.

Here is what we are choosing to go with our existing kitchen:

This is a photo from the internet of what the tile backsplash will look like, except we aren't doing the lower part with the rope insert & the tile below it. Mr. Fanatic will be installing the tile backsplash.

I have always wanted one BIG sink ... so this is what I chose.

Getting my kitchen countertops finished is my job this week. I will also be working on this:
Hope you all have a terrific week! Thanks for stopping by.



  1. I love the choice.
    You are going to enjoy it so much!!!

  2. Great choices will look great!

  3. Oh such beautiful tile and granite. I know you will love it when it is all done. Love the sink too. Hugs, Marty

  4. Congrats on your new project! Choices look like a wonderful addition to your beautiful home...

    BTW: Made mention of your blog (w/ a link-back) and projects to "transform your home"... and like your new button...

    :D Lynda

  5. I sooooo want granite counters! I have a granite island but of course I want it all changed out along with the floors!!!

  6. Love your choice of granite and the backsplash! You will love it, and so will the new owners! Great decision!

  7. Very pretty! You are so lucky to have a handy man around the house.

  8. Wow i appreciate your post and Kitchen is very important choice every homeowner.Thanks for sharing important post with us. Lynnwood Granite Contractors


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