Saturday, December 29, 2012

Progress photos - kitchen counters and sinks

The hard surfaces (counters and tile) are installed in the kitchen.  Here are some pictures!
Looking at the kitchen from the great room

Large kitchen island with plenty of storage
 You may remember that I was dying to have a prep sink if the budget allowed.  As you can see, we picked a cast iron Kohler undermount sink that is now sitting in the kitchen island.  The white subway tile on the back wall is a 3x6 inch matte tile from Pental.  The empty space in the cabinetry is where the wall microwave and oven will sit.  The door to the left of the microwave/oven cut out is a small, but functional walk in pantry.
Pental Riverbank Brushed quartz with Pental 3x6 inch matte subway tile in the background

A closer look at Pental's Riverbank Brushed Quartz

Double basin Kohler cast iron undermount kitchen sink
 One of the "problems" that occurred when finishing the tile in the kitchen is pictured below.  You'll notice that there's a large panel where the light switch was placed.  Since the light switch panel extends beyond the countertop, we had trouble figuring out how and where to stop the tile.  I suggested that we bring it all the way to the millwork on the sliding glass door and my brilliant husband suggested that we bring it all the way down to the floor.  This is a great example of how you can turn a mistake into something beautiful.  I would've never even thought about running the tile down to the floor, but now that it's in, I really love the way that it looks. 
Subway tile extending down to the floor

Quartz countertop with subway tile backsplash

This is where the 5 burner gas range and vent hood will sit
 You might remember that I've been obsessed with this Rohl bridge faucet.  I ended up taking the plunge and we had our plumber order it up.  This is one of the most expensive fixtures in the house, but I figured that it was one worth splurging on.  Not only will I use this faucet every single day, but the high arc extends nicely over the kitchen sink, preventing excess splashing.
The Rohl bridge faucet that I've been lusting over for the past year - approximate retail value: $1,100


  1. Gorgeous!!! Love it! The set up is also very similar to what we're planning for our new house, as are the finishes. We're going with a dark gray/black granite instead of lighter quartz, but also white cabinetry and subway tile, same wall oven/micr combo, 5 burner gas cooktop, walk in What grout did you use in the kitchen? Is it the same as in the master shower? Thanks, looks amazing!!

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