Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Kitchen Remodel Update

Ever since we found out I was pregnant renovations on the house have pretty much come to a screeching halt. What with shopping for baby stuff and spending all our spare time thinking about, researching and talking about our new addition we haven't had much time to clean the house much less take on any major projects. Combine that with the fact that we are trying to change our lifestyle a bit to save some serious money (I'll blog about that later) and pretty much none of our house goals have been a priority.  

Last week however, something magical happened. I was away for about 6 days visiting my brother in DC with my parents. Eric didn't get to go because he couldn't take the time off from work poor guy :-( When I go away on trips without him Eric tends to get really bored and the result is that he got some major stuff accomplished around the house! The improvement I was most excited about was replacing the kitchen counter to the left of the sink.

This is a picture from before, right after we put in the new sink and replaced the counter to the right of the sink, notice the grand canyon to the left of the sink. It was an abyss in which we kept loosing dishtowels and utensils but we kept putting off replacing it because it was a big job and we were scared ;-)

Here are some pictures of what it looked like when I got home.

Tadaa! the countertop is tiled and edged with wood, sooo pretty!

Eric did a beautiful job on the wood edging, it looks so professional!

The tile is ceramic so it's easy to clean but has that slate look that we love so much. It's great to have this right by the stove so we can set hot pans and things on it. 

No more gap between the sink and the counter! By the way we are totally in love with this sink/faucet combo, we would recommend it to anyone.
 We still have to figure out what to do with the backsplash which is making everything look a little unfinished right now. Still, having that section of counter finished off is a huge improvement! We have one more tiny section of counter to the left of the stove that we need to replace and then we will be done with counters, yay! Still lots I want to do in the kitchen but it's nice to make some progress. I'm super grateful to Eric for getting so much done while I was away :-)

1 comment:

  1. Oh, the tiles are technically porcelain, not ceramic - ceramic tiles are a lot easier to chip and crack, and we'll be setting some heavy pans down on this stuff :-)