Monday, August 5, 2013

New Kitchen Counters

Some serious progress has been made in the kitchen! There's still plenty to do but for now I'm just going to enjoy my new counters.

They are from Formica's 180fx line -- the pattern is "Calacatta Marble." We bought a couple sheets of  it and our contractor friend installed them for us so we saved a lot of money, but it also means there's no fancy seamless edge. I still think they look really nice so I will certainly not complain!

It was a big job and it involved a last minute unplanned sink purchase. The one we were planning on using was free from someone we know who had upgraded, but it turned out to be missing a big part necessary for mounting, and I didn't have time to order it from the company!

Could you imagine going a week or two without a kitchen sink? I think I'd lose my mind.

Next up is the backsplash! You probably noticed that my $53 slate version came down with the old counters... it's time to move on to bigger, better and more permanent things. I'm trying to make a decision about tile right now, so I'll share the options on here in the next day or two. For now, though... let's just enjoy.


  1. Did you take out your lil bar stool area?

    1. Nope, you can see it at the very bottom of the photo -- it just got cropped out :)

    2. Oh good! It's looking so good! I'm so excited for you :)

  2. Pretty! Formica has come SUCH a long way :) And I seriously love those aqua pendants you've got going on!

  3. Looks good! My hubby and I just installed a new apron front sink over the weekend (post on that coming soon). It involved ripping up our old countertops but our new sink needed to be installed before the counter fabricators come out to do the measuring so for now I'm living with some temporary plywood countertops.

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  5. These look awesome! What a differencE!


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