At last, the granite is in and the kitchen is complete! And I am still doing the happy dance. I am so excited to get this done and I know I’m going to really enjoy having this wonderful surface in my kitchen. So much better than tile on the countertops, along with a white sink and faucet, not practical. Are you ready for the tour? Here’s a reminder of what it looked like BEFORE granite:
And AFTER, below:
Other side, BEFORE:
As you can imagine, I’m just thrilled with the outcome. It took them 4 hours to get the granite installed and several things had to be done to get it in just right, but those guys did an outstanding job and I’d highly recommend the company I used.
Our old white toaster had seen better days, so I got a new stainless steel one from Target to match the other appliances in our kitchen. I also added the pulls on the drawers for a little update and I love them. I ended up replacing all the knobs since 2 years ago I ordered some matte black knobs and they all started chipping off with an ugly gray metal showing through. I had bought them on Ebay. I also bought all of these on Ebay from another seller. He assured me that these oil rubbed bronze knobs and pulls should not turn. Let’s hope that is the case! At least they were a good deal. The standard edge I chose is called Demi-bullnose, which is just rounded with a slight bevel from the top edge.
Close up of Napoli granite. I’m really, really happy with this color. Love all the black flecks in it too.
One corner with my tole tray.
The new black Blanco silgranite sink, which I’m also thrilled with. It’s nice and deep and I can place my 9×13 pans flat in the bottom, unlike my old sink. Undermount rocks! The faucet is Moen Annabelle and I really love it too, with the pulldown sprayer.
I’m SO going to enjoy the undermount feature and the fact that all crumbs can be pushed right into the sink.
I’ve heard great things from friends about these Blanco granite sinks and I’m looking forward to putting mine to the test. I love the way it looks too.
With all the black in the granite and in my kitchen appliances of stainless and black, the black sink looks right at home.
Got this cute little iron stand at a yardsale years ago for a couple bucks. I love the little birdie on it.
The whole kitchen looking towards diningroom.
Looking towards breakfast nook with the new corner cabinet. I’m always asked about the paint color in here: it’s Laura Ashley Olive 4, from Lowes.
And the French cupboard that you’ve seen before.
Rearranged this piece a little during the process.
So, there’s the kitchen! Hope you enjoyed the complete tour and the new granite. I know granite is a splurge and we don’t often splurge on a lot of big things, so to me it was well worth it to get such a great update in the kitchen. Not to mention, I’ll enjoy it every single day!
Your kitchen is warm and welcoming. I love it. I especially love that rug by the sink. Beautiful.
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Sigh. I just love your style.
You won’t believe this–but one of my best friends has been agonizing over whether a particular granite would look good with her white cabinets. I’m going to email her a link to your website right now, and she can know for sure that YES!! It looks fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this.
P.S. I LOVE your black cabinet hardware. Looks wonderful with that granite.
KMfamily ;-) says
Im a bit late in commenting on this post but the kitchen is looking fabulouse!!
Great choice in granite!
Jillian, Inc says
Rhoda- Everything looks GREAT! I can only imagine how thrilled you must be with the new granite.
The Decorated House says
I know I’m late, but I came looking to see it all done.
We are shopping right now for my daughter’s kitchen and it reminded me that I needed to check back with you.
I love granite! It’s the easiest thing to maintain that I’ve ever had. It takes such abuse and still looks good.
Yours turned out fabulous!
Melissa @ The Inspired Room says
Wow, I bet you are thrilled Rhoda! Such a dramatic new look. I love your new sink too, how exciting!!!
Catching up here on all your great new stuff….so busy trying to get my house relisted I’ve not been around for awhile! Happy to see all your fun new looks!
Great work and enjoy those new counters!
Kitchen Worktops says
Great work done, the countertops seems very beautiful.