Sunday, July 24, 2011

Kitchen Metamorphosis

It's been such a busy summer with 3 wks. of company, taking an anniversary trip and projects at home. One of which was to update the kitchen with granite counter tops.
This is the picture taken before the redo. Very functional but with counter tops that marked or stained easily. We've been in our house 9 yrs. and still love the white cabinets, so we knew they would be staying. We also kept all the backsplash of white ceramic tile.

All the drawers were removed and the mess began. lol

These guys were quick and efficient!

Before we knew it the old counters were out and the new ones brought in!

We chose a black sink by Blanco made of granite. They are heavier than normal and it had to be reinforced underneath. The color is all the way through and it is much more durable than porcelain or stainless. We just love it!

Without the table under the hanging lamp, hubby put a towel on it to remind people not to run into it.

We chose to go with a black island for contrast. We extended it by 4 inches and widened it by 6.

It all came together in two days and we're back in business! lol

We had the pass-through done as well.

A closeup of the counter.



I hope you enjoyed the tour. Thanks for taking the time! I appreciate all of you!

I'm linking to the following parties:

Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Show And Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That looks great and I love my black granite sink, too. My first one was white porcelain and what a mess that was. This sink is indestructible. I know you are so excited to have that done.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Such a beautiful kitchen! Enjoy those countertops!!

Sue said...

Hi Rose, Our company is coming in a week, I know you have enjoyed yours.
Your kitchen re-do is absolutely beautiful. I have ceramic tile counter tops, and have wanted to change to granite, everyone who has granite loves it. I love the colors you have chosen.
Hope you are staying cool, we are still cooking here.

Sue said...

The new granite top looks wonderful, Rose! I think enlarging the area for the island was a very good idea- not only did you gain a bit more space, it visually enlarges the middle of the room. :-) Sue


It all looks so beautiful!

We just renovated our kitchen too. Stop by sometime and have a look!



Your kitchen looks great! What a terrific job, you were back to work in no time! Love that sink, great, maybe next time I'll change mine to that, so far I don't want to do a thing more!! I'm also at MT, BNOTP, with a kitchen rebuilt.
Have a nice week. Hugs, FABBY

Shelia said...

Wow, Ro! Your kitchen looks so beautiful! Was beautiful to start with but now it's gorgeous! Love your granite and the black sink looks wonderful! Enjoy it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Beautiful change! I love your choices. I have the black granite on our center island and hope to one day put granite around the rest of the counters and will also do a contrasting color. I think the two different granites you chose look fantastic together!

Happy@Home said...

Your "new" kitchen looks fabulous!! I had never seen a black sink, but it looks great with your counters.

Honey at 2805 said...

It looks beautiful and makes the mess worthwhile doesn't it?! Hope you enjoy them as much as I do mine.

Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!!

Sweet Meanderings said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Those granite countertops made such a difference. It was pretty in the "before" picture but the "after" picture is just striking.

xinex said...

Thanks for showing us your counter top reno. I love the sink and the granite....Christine

Sandy Shyllinski said...

Lucky, I would love to have granite countertops again. So convenient when you have a hot pan or want to cut something quick. Love your blog!

Celestina Marie Designs said...

Hey Girlfriend,
I LOVE IT!! just a gorgeous redo. Your new granite is very similar to mine that we did in Feb.
Love it with your white cabinets and the black island looks gorgeous. Love your new sink too. I know it sure doesn't take long to do. 2 days tops for the counters. Our work actually took longer. LOL
You have a dream kitchen and I know you are going to really enjoy the granite. I am very happy we did ours. It is a joy to clean and always looks gorgeous.
Loved your pics. Should be in a magazine my friend.

We hit 106 degrees today and you can fry an egg on the sidewalk.
No end it sight!

Hugs, Celestina Marie

Ellie said...

Beautiful kitchen. Love the new granite!

sharon said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I know you are loving it!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Hello! I'm from SC, too. Your kitchen looks fabulous. The black sink is such a good idea. I've never had one, but I know what you mean about the porcelain ones. They don't look pretty very long.

Coley said...

I love your kitchen! The white cabinets are great :)

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

OMG I just love what you did in your kitchen!
I love the contrast with the white cupboards and the granite is gorgeous!
You really have an outstanding kitchen, love it!
Glad to hear you've been having a lovely summer too!

CAS said...

The new counter tops are beautiful! They give the look of a "whole kitchen" makeover. I'm a new follower, & if you would like to follow back, that would be great.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

This looks fabulous! And all done in 2 days is BEYOND awesome!

Just beautiful!!

Lou Cinda

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a great transformation! Looks really pretty! You deserve a nice kitchen since you do so much entertaining!


Dana~HomespunTreasures said...

Oh my goodness Miss Rose I just LOVE your kitchen makeover!! :) Your black sink is awesome!! I also love the black island it's a great contrast with your counter tops. Now you can sit back and enjoy it! Hope you have a great weekend.


Alison @ The Polohouse said...

You must be so thrilled! It looks fantastic.

Love your black sink.
I did not know about those. So pretty!


Pam said...

I haven't seen the black granite sinks before, but it is stunning. The whole project made such a difference in your kitchen.

Debbie Kay said...

Wow that looks so beautiful. We are going to be remodeling our kitchen next year and now I am really inspired. Good job and I bet you are enjoying in immensely.


Debbie Kay

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Your table is so pretty. I think it is elegant. The glass is awesome. It is such a beautiful outdoor living furniture is designed with classic style wicker furniture is wearing a traditional style.

Marlis said...

What a great kitchen! I love the counters and the pass through. So pretty all of it. I also loved your sweet post about your anniversary trip.. you have such a precious husband, but you don't need me telling you that! xo marlis