We chose our granite for the counter!
This piece is called Fantasy Brown Leathered. The photo does not do it justice. It is full of waves and other gorgeousness. It is on the lighter side which will be a perfect contrast to the dark cabinets.
We got extremely lucky and did not even have to go to the granite warehouse (which I was worried about since the choices are overwhelming and I seem to like everything stone). The fabricators had this slab on site and we immediately fell in love with it!
Leathered is a newer finish on granite that we were unaware of. It has some leather like texture rather than the polished smooth. It is beyond stunning. What I love even more about this finish is that it is matte, not shiny. I always thought granite would be shiny which I am not too keen on. This will be perfect in our 1900 house!
The big day for installation is April 19! The plumbing will be updated too.
Yes the staining is done.
We will put the bottom doors back on after installation. I finished touching up the brick in that back corner too so it looks much better than the photo.
The sink will be an under mount one that is huge but actually has a smaller footprint than the current one giving us a little more counter space.
The dishwasher will be replaced with a black one.
We may have to remove some of the brick but we will find out Monday when someone comes out to draw up the template. There will be a 4 inch granite back splash.
After this we can start looking at flooring to complement the rest! We decided against a build out at this time. A future owner of the house may prefer to put a large kitchen table in here instead like the prior owner did. An island can be easily added.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope your spring is starting off beautifully. Our season seems to be right on point with tons of April rain so far. ~Val