Saturday, July 7, 2018

Kitchen improvements, new counter, sink, dishwasher

The new kitchen counter is installed, hurray. I have the use of my kitchen again. The counter is quartz Silestone, Kona Beige. I decided to have the back splash of the same stone. I had the counter extended to include my built in dishwasher so the counter is longer. Soon I will paint the white strip at the end of the counter.
I kept the solid wood cabinets which my husband painted. The roses are from my Bonica Floribunda rose bush, which is about six feet wide and six feet tall and I planted it in 1998. The sink is an undermount, something I had not heard of before designing the area. It means the stone overhangs the sink edges so it is easy to clean the counter. The sink is extra deep and my dog can swim laps in it, almost. Not really, 3 inches deep water is plenty deep; he likes baths.
This is a closeup of the Kona Beige counter which shows the pattern. I am taking a needed rest from kitchen and home improvements. Next up is a new wall oven, but not yet. Time to chillax, as they say.



33 comments:

Lark said...

Sweet! Love that sink. :)

Linda said...

It looks great! New counters are on our agenda for next year I hope! I’ve been wanting to det them for the last 5 years! We are both so clumsy that I’ve decided to not go with marble or granite. I would love to have the same kind of sink you have ....undermounted and all!

justjill said...

It looks lovely. x

wisps of words said...

Yes, a rest!

Just bask in the joy of your new kitchen counter, sink and dishwasher!!!

:-)))

Tabor said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I do not get new readers often! I swear that your counter looks very much like my kitchen counter! I will have to compare!

Harold Emery said...

Fabulous change & lovely counter tops

Sally said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful. I have been thinking of doing some updates to my kitchen counters. It all seems like a giant task, but I really need to do it. I need to do the same thing in my bathroom. Thanks for the inspiration.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

It really does look beautiful! I know you are going to enjoy that counter top and the new sink is so big and nice. I didn't think those roses were real...how gorgeous!

Retired Knitter said...

Looks great!!!

Betsy Adams said...

Very nice.... We need to remodel --but there are other things we need to do first....

Hugs,
Betsy

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a wonderful new look! You must be thrilled to have that work done. Enjoy.

FlowerLady

Rian said...

Enjoy your new kitchen! It looks great. We remodeled ours back in 2005... almost ready for another.

Pamela M. Steiner said...

So happy for you to have that project over...and it looks wonderful! I know you will enjoy it always. Any kind of "home improvement" project takes a lot of energy and time...I know you are happy to have it done. congratulations!

Mari said...

I love it all! I have been wanting quartz counters for some time, and an undermount sink looks like it would be good too!

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I know you are thrilled with your new kitchen! I really like the new sink. ♥

Kathy said...

That is a beautiful kitchen. Enjoy it! I love the colors.

only slightly confused said...

Looking good.....congrats.....always nice to refresh your 'look'.

Patsy said...

It looks great,Know you feel like it's a new kitchen and it is.
Thanks for your comments

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

It's so nice! You do need to enjoy your new kitchen.
warmly,
deb

Kathryn T said...

Love the kitchen counter top, you must be enjoying it so much. If I was brave thats what I'd do to mine because it is so tired!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Nice! I have sink envy now:)

Hanna Whitehead said...

Congratulations! There's nothing more of a relief than having a fully-functioning kitchen back after a period of removal :)

Betsy said...

It all looks wonderful! You’re going to love that new sink. I have a similar one and it’s so nice to be able to just wipe the counters down right into the sink! I hope you’re enjoying every minute of cooking there. Blessings always, Betsy

Debra said...

Oh Terra! Your new kitchen is awesome. Congrats! And you know? I love the cabinets painted in different colors--I am always changing my mind as to what color I like best in the kitchen, so what a great idea that is! Thanks for sharing.... Blessings, Debra

Debby@Just Breathe said...

It looks beautiful. Enjoy!!

Simone said...

We are right in the middle of house remodeling and it's been a tough few weeks. I can't wait to be as excited as you are. For now, I'm just counting down to when my husband says tha twe're done.

Denise inVA said...

Your new kitchen looks great, and it is fun to see. Thanks for sharing Terra. I hope one day we will be getting a new kitchen. It is lovely to see yours.

acorn hollow said...

thank you for following me and I have followed you also. I love your counter but, love love love your sink. What a wonderful update. Did you paint the cupboards blue?
Cathy

Draffin Bears said...

Your new kitchen looks fabulous and how happy you must be that it is now finished. It can be stressful as I know having been through this in our house. The floribunda rose is pretty and must make a lovely show.
Have a great weekend ahead
Hugs
Carolyn

Jennifer said...

I could have sworn I came to your blog days ago to tell you that I like your new kitchen, but I see I didn't. Buy I do! Like it, I mean. It looks great!

Bernideen said...

This looks lovely and believe it or not we just ordered the same quartz yesterday from Lowe's but in a light color!

Joyful said...

I remembered you mentioned you were going to renovate and I was looking forward to your photo updates. I do love your new countertops.

Red Rose Alley said...

Your kitchen countertops are lovely, Terra. I like the stone you chose. Your new sink is so BIG, that will be nice. So glad you have use of your kitchen again. : )

~Sheri