Sunday, January 15

                                     Kitchen Under Construction

After nine years... finally take the leep to replace formica counter tops with the ever so popular granite.

There is a lot of work to do before replacing old with new.
Such as...

Unhooking faucets, garbage disposal, sprayer nozzles, and prying up and removing the old counter top. Man, was that thing on there!
This is after the counter has been lifted off, next step is for the granite company to do templets of the new layout.

Templates have been done, granite is on order and will be here soon. This is a "small" sample of what the granite will look like. It is called Typhoon Bordeaux, the photo is a bad example of the true colors. With the cabinets being all cherry, the veins in the granite which are very simular in color, makes the cabinetry look beautiful.
This is the faucet we chose... I found a wonderful company at www.  with me on my laptop downstairs and hubby on his computer upstairs we were browsing together and shouting out numbers of faucets we liked. After looking at what seemed like hundreds... this is the one we both decided on. Wow, looks like some kind of power tool; doesn't it. It has a pot filler, the end pulls out for a sprayer, the granite man, opened the box to measure for the hole needed to put in into the countertop and was  totally amazed by this faucet and the price.

Then, there's the new sink... I didn't want another stainless steel sink, so with a little help from the granite company, and again Faucet Direct we chose a sil granite sink.

The best part about faucet direct was they shipped the merchandise out very quickly, the sink came within 3 days of when I ordered it, and the faucet was 5 days.

Just waiting on the granite now, as soon as it comes in I will post photo's of it going on the counter.

We are so excited!


Paula said...

*WOW* It's going to look so good when it's finished, Mel!
Remodeling can be so tough but so exciting, too! Can't wait to see the "after" pictures.

Margaret (Nanny Goats) said...

Remodeling is so stressful, but it's kind of worth it when it's all done. Congrats early on your new kitchen look!

Mel said...

The tuff part is that for a Christmas present hubby signed our granddaughter & I up for a cake decorating class... it has been a challenge to bake and mix up frostings etc.

Hey, when the going gets tuff; the tuff get going!" hehe

Vickie said...

Hey, I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's done. I know you will be ready for it to get finished. Nothing like trying to live and do the day to day things when everything is torn up.

Love Ya :)

Debbi Michiko Florence said...

I'm super impressed! YAY!

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