Our granite was installed on December 12. You can read the whole story and see all the pictures here, if you haven’t already seen them. When the installers left, I looked at everything I noticed that the cutout for the sink went just a little too close to the edge in the back.
I thought to myself . . that’s ok . . I can live with, but it did bother me. Vince walked in, looked at it and immediately commented on it. I asked a friend to come over and see what she thought and she kinda winced at it.
When I was first looking at granite and sinks, I was talking to a friend and she said “be sure they cut enough of an overhang so crud doesn’t get caught on the edge” and she was telling me that she doesn’t have enough overhang at her house. When I went to look at the granite, I stood right there at the sinks and asked about the overhang and they assured me it would be sufficient and in all but two places, it was.
The more I thought about it and about having this forever and what we had paid, I knew it was something that was going to bother me so we called the granite folks and they came out and looked at it and agreed to replace it. They called us over the holidays and my cell phone stays lost half the time so I didn’t even see their call. Then after Vince went back to work, he called them and they said “We left you a message!” and they had so I apologized for not seeing it and the new granite was installed Saturday.
This whole section had to come out and this is the new piece.
The sink is perfect!
The “lip” is uniform all the way around.
Please don’t get me wrong here . . but I don’t like the kind of granite that is all uniform. If you have it and you like it . . great . . but that wasn’t what I wanted. I love the “veins” or flowing type granite. The new piece is so much prettier than the first piece. I thought it was pretty til I saw this piece. We had picked it out but I can never visualize exactly how it’s going to look once they cut out my particular section. This little section to the left of the stove could be my favorite part.
I like this part too . . which is left of the sink.
When we had chosen the two Typhoon Bordeaux slabs to be used the first time, I found one of the had some burgundy dots in it but those all got cut out when they cut our pieces. The new piece has some of those dots. I love those!
Right near the edge by the fridge, I love this pattern too.
OK . . I just love it all! Vince was sitting at the table . .
Me: Don’t you just LOVE the new countertops?
Vince: They’re fine.
Me: Really? Don’t you see why I didn’t like the old ones?
Vince: Not really!
Huh? I’m sure if he was the one using them (instead of just paying for them), he’d see t hem quite differently.
They should get the tile backsplashes done this week and then Vince will get the under cabinet lighting put in and my kitchen will be complete . . except for the pantry drawer he’s adding. A man’s work is never done! Getting the tile off the walls made such a huge mess . . he just put another coat of “whatever” on the walls so they can be as smooth as possible when the tile guys get here.
There’s supposed to be a painter coming soon to repaint the kitchen, the family room and the ceilings in those two rooms. I’ve learned to be very patient when dealing with painters!
The size or layout of my kitchen didn’t change but with the new added cabinets in the dining room, I have way more storage and the kitchen is way brighter and nicer to work in. I love what we did.