Wednesday, July 17, 2013

New in the Kitchen: Countertop, Stovetop, Sink, and Faucet

It's high time that I posted pictures of how the kitchen is looking these days.  About two months ago, our new countertop, stovetop, sink, and faucet were installed.  I'm not sure why it took me so long to take pics for you guys and get them on the blog.  :(  Sorry.

First up - removal of our old laminate countertop.  Seth took care of this while I was at work one night. He even took pictures for me to share with you.  What a great husband.

He first removed the old stovetop.

Yes, the animals always have to be involved.  They supervise everything we do.  He then removed the old faucet and sink.

And then he proceeded to unscrew the old countertops and pull them up.

He also got rid of the laminate faux backsplash.

Then we were ready for installation of the new countertop.

It's the LG Hi-Macs solid surface countertop in Cotton Dust from Lowe's.  We caught it on sale at ~$35/square foot.  It is a very light gray with flecks of darker grays and white.

Here is the new stovetop.  She is so sleek and much easier to clean.

And here is our amazing new sink that allows us to lay cookie sheets flat to soak and keeps them mostly out of sight since it is crazy deep.

And our modern new faucet...

It's a Ruvati from  It does not have a sprayer, but you can pull down the end of the faucet and turn the water up high to rinse the sink out (there is a picture on Overstock demonstrating this).  It works fine and so far I don't miss having a sprayer.

Still on the project list:
  • PAINT THE CABINETS and install new hardware
  • Purchase or make a kitchen table
  • Put up a backsplash
  • Replace the nasty laminate floor
  • Add shelves to the laundry area
  • Add shoe shelves or cubbies near the back door
  • Purchase a new vent hood
  • Add some artwork?
  • Purchase a stainless steel microwave?
  • Purchase a new wall oven (this is way down the road)

Remember this mood board?

Our Kitchen

We're getting closer to making it a reality!  There will probably be a few changes along the way (for example, CB2 no longer sells the twist bistro table pictured above), but the overall feel should be the same.  I can't wait until it all comes together.  Hope you'll stick with us to see the finished product!


  1. Yeah! I have been waiting to see pics of the kitchen progress. I really like the countertop color. Can't wait to see when it's all finished!

  2. Yiur kitchen looks awesome. Where did you purchase you sink? What are the dimensions?

    1. Thanks, Jo. The sink was one of the free stainless steel options that Lowe's offered with our countertop purchase. It's large: 30" long by 16" wide by 9.5" deep. I love that I can lay an entire cookie sheet down in the bottom of it if I need to soak one.


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