Happy 2nd House Anniversary to us! What did we get ourselves for this special occasion? Granite counter tops.
We bought our house in August of 2012, and we’ve probably spent the most amount of our time working on the kitchen. That’s not to say that we’re done with the kitchen, its just that there has been so much to do. To get you back up to speed, we refinished our cabinets, installed new floors, installed an island, built a coffee bar, and added a dishwasher. Now we can add granite countertops to that list.
We went to a granite company and picked out a slab from their warehouse a few weeks ago. We chose something called “Steel Gray”.
We’ve already got white cabinets and light wood floors, so we figured this would be a nice compliment, without being totally black or too dark. Here’s a before and after shot.
We’ve been living for 2 years with awful, stained and burned laminate counters. They had an ugly metal trim around them that did nothing but catch crumbs. We’re both big fans of clean lines and under mount sinks, so this upgrade was a no-brainer. The guys dropped the granite in and were done within an hour. I waited 24 hours and hooked up the plumbing. We needed a new, shorter drain so that no cuts needed to be made to our relatively new PVC plumbing under the sink.
We love that little lamp, and it really looks a lot better with the granite than it did with the old laminate.
It took us 2 years, but here’s a pretty wild before and after shot. The before is from the day we moved in. And, yes, we did live in the house with the kitchen like that for a little while.
Not only have we cleaned up our act with this kitchen, but we’ve really created a functional and comfortable place to cook, eat and hang out. Whenever we have people over, they tend to gravitate towards the kitchen, so why not provide a cool space to gravitate towards?! We’ve got more to do, to really finish this kitchen up, so keep reading and be sure to follow us on Facebook.