We recently had our counters and sink replaced in our kitchen. We needed to replace the sink since it was ruined by me cleaning it with an abrasive cleaner and I wasn't supposed to use that. I thought the sink could be cleaned just like the one I had before it. Nope! Bad idea! After calling around to get quotes on refinishing the sink, I realized it would be unreasonable to spend hundreds of dollars just to refinish an inexpensive sink. We couldn't replace it since it was an odd shape and our granite counters were cut to fit it precisely. So, that was our dilemma. I decided to replace the dark brown granite with light colored quartz and get a new stainless steel sink (in a standard shape). I was afraid of getting another white sink after all the problems we had with our last one! I also had them extend the breakfast bar out further since it was too narrow before. So, getting new counters and sink solved a lot of problems for us.
Here is what it looks like now.
But lets look back at what motivated me to do this in the first place. The awful scratched up white sink with an odd shape..........
Wasn't it awful? That was as clean as I could get it.
Here is the dark brown granite that we had. The counter top people removed it in pieces.
This was a sight for sore eyes after they removed the granite. I chose quartz counters that looked like marble. I didn't want the headaches of marble (staining etc) or the high price. Quartz offers more choices for a marble look than granite. It does cost more but is maintenance free! You don't have to seal quartz. I chose "Sophistication" for my pattern/color of counter tops.
And here is the final product! I love my single bowl apron front sink. It feels much bigger than the other one I had and much more functional.
Here is the front of the sink. (We still need to do some touch up painting just below the sink.)
These counters blend better with my grey accents in my house too. I love the subway tile back splash with this counter top! I also chose the "ogee" edge since our last one was straight and sometimes got rough spots on it which would put holes in our shirts from leaning on it near the sink.
Our breakfast bar was extended out into the room further so now you can actually sit at the bar and have more room to eat. I can also use it to serve food from now. We had corbels installed under the extra width. We still have to paint those white to match our cabinets.
So, that's it for the kitchen makeover!
We are making good progress on our bathroom makeovers too. I will share that in the near future.
Have a great weekend! I plan on resting after a very hectic week here.
~ Kelly ~