Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Kitchen Remodel: We Have Counter Tops!



The granite looks a little bit like obsidian with brown fossils embedded. We only had one glitch with the counter top installation, and that is that our walls are bowed. One of the counter tops stuck out at an angle instead of having an even overlap all the way across, so they had to re-cut and re-polish it on location.

When I told the installer how much counter space we used to have, he replied, "That might be alright for a college student who drinks all the time and doesn't eat, but it wouldn't fly with my wife."

Now we just need to get the kitchen sink hooked up again, get the crown molding installed, hook up the vent, hang the doors, install a little wall and window sill tile, and patch up where we are missing paint. Then next time we have enough cash to spare, we will install laminate or tile flooring.

Here's information on the counter top for anyone who is interested, taken from Stonemark's website:

Copper Antique™
Granite texture polished finish
Country of Origin: India
Geological Age: approximately 525 million years

One of India’s most sought after stones, Copper Antique™ is a versatile stone with its dark copper colored crystals accented by black undertones and enlivened by occasional white flecks. As with a treasured antique, this stone evokes the feeling of having become more desirable and valuable with the passage of time.

Innovative Stone® is delighted that you have chosen Copper Antique™ from the Stonemark™ collection, and we know you will enjoy it for many years to come.

Copper Antique™ works well with almost any cabinet choice.

Classification: C/C/C
Each stone’s uniqueness and beauty are due to variations in shade, texture and coloring, giving them one-of-a-kind characteristics.
Product samples and brochure photographs cannot duplicate the precise characteristics of your stone.

25 comments:

Grey Horse Matters said...

It looks great. Enjoy the new kitchen.

Sydney said...

Looks great. I love countertops like that.

Mary Olson said...

Looks like things are really coming along. You'll never want to leave the kitchen once it's done.

JeniQ said...

Ohhhh I want one!!!!!!!

fernvalley01 said...

looks great ! Can't wait till mine is done

Reddunappy said...

ooooo gorgeous! Looks great, I wish we could redo our kitchen, not in the cards at the moment though.

Shirley said...

That is one beautiful countertop! Hey, you can use a photo of it for Sunday Still -the letter C!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

How in the world are you going to be able to prepare dinner on that 525 million year old granite? That's what I want to know! lol!

Doesn't that belong in a museum or something? lol! lol!


~Lisa

photogchic said...

Very cool...would love to get granite counter tops at some point. Looks fantastic.

Paint Girl said...

I love your new counter top! I love granite, and I love the color you chose! When we do our kitchen remodel, which could be years from now, we want granite. It is really coming together for you!

Michelle said...

Love the countertops! So fun to do a remodel! Good luck with the rest of it.

Laura said...

It looks great - so close to being done! Granite counters are so great - you can put hot pots/pans on them without damaging them. Also nice and cool for rolling out pastry, if you are so inclined! ;-)

Promise said...

Love, love, love the counter tops!

manker said...

we have granite c/tops here too... elegant but ez to keep clean... great job
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Breathe said...

Wow. I'd never let anybody put anything on the counter again!

Callie said...

Wow! It's really coming together! Love the granite!

jane augenstein said...

WOW!!! Gorgeous kitchen, love, love, love the countertop!! I am green with envy!!! I need a kitchen redo....enjoy your beautiful kitchen!
Jane

The D-Meister said...

I hope I don't get lost in the kitchen when I return home; journeying to find the Beanie Weenies could be quite the adventure in this strange place.

Lulu said...

What a difference!!!

HorseOfCourse said...

Oh, wow!
This looks really great! Congratulations!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

It's beautiful!

Andrea said...

OH my goodness, the counter tops are BEAUTIFUL! And I laughed at what the installer said! LOL!! Oh your kitchen is looking so beautiful!! You are going to LOVE it when you are done!

allhorsestuff said...

That is stunning/beautiful! Very awesome choice there~
We too have a black(without fossils) counters. I love the easily- cleaned- with- windex- to a shine again matinence. We got a laminate flooring called "Barn board" goes so perfectly with the old world look of the chrome facet with soap holder- like grandma had- and porcelan drop in sink. I love it..you too will love the laminate floor. I clean mine with simple warm water with touch of white vinegar. The multi colors of the dark and light keep any spill from showing. The laminates I have seen that are lighter..show too much stuff.

Great..so nice for you!!!
Kac

KD said...

WOW! Looking good !!

Once Upon an Equine said...

ohhhh...very pretty. Love the countertops!