Granite baby!

The granite got installed yesterday and it’s so nice to have counter space again!! The end is getting very near.

As you can see, our awesome kitchen designer had the great idea of putting a countertop above the radiator. The height of that counter is 30″ instead of the standard 36″ but I have no doubt that it will be extremely useful. I think that one piece of granite doubles our granite square footage and I can’t thank our designer enough for that genius idea.

And look – the first thing we needed to find a home for was my KitchenAid mixer. It looks so great in it’s new permanent home!

I know it looks weird that we still have that subway tiling with the leftover liquid nails. Have no fear, we are putting up a different backsplash that will cover the ugliness. We’re hoping to get that finished up this weekend.

AND, the most exciting part of this week comes today when the plumber hooks up our appliances!! We’re having a celebratory dinner at home since we’ll be able to cook for ourselves for the first time in 6 weeks!!

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10 Responses to “Week of Kitchen Renovations: Extra Counter and Cabinet Space”

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    jaimecooks — January 4, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    I love the tiles behind the stove. Are those tin? It’s all beautiful. I’m totally jealous, and can’t wait to start projects of our own.

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    Jen — January 4, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    Jaime – It’s actually faux tin. There’s a whole post about it coming up tomorrow!

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    Dorothy — January 4, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Looks beautiful; I love those counter tops! Can’t wait to see the rest of it.

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    living_insanity — January 4, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    We have the exact same set up with the stove, near the radiator which is under a window. I sent my husband a link. We want to gut our kitchen and start over someday

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    themilkmanswife — January 5, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Gorgeous! So creative and functional. LOVE it! 🙂

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    Nancy @ Live love laugh — January 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Love what I see so far! The cabinets are beautiful and any extra counter space-even lower-is a bonus!
    ~Nancy

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    Nancy @ Live love laugh — January 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Love what I see so far! The cabinets are beautiful and any extra counter space-even lower-is a bonus!
    ~Nancy

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    Amy Kingman — January 5, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    Looks awesome!!!

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    stephchows — January 5, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    We redid our kitchen this summer as well and I love how it turned out! It’s so much more fun cooking in there now 🙂 Yours came out great!! I love the idea of moving things around to get more light and counter space 🙂

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    Adam V — January 25, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    We’re thinking of possible implementing something similar for a radiator under our kitchen counter. One question. How have the cabinets handled the heat and humidity from the radiator over time?

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