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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12 Responses to “Week of Kitchen Renovations: Before and After Pics”

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    Angie — January 8, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    What, what an amazing transformation. Everything looks fantastic. I’ve been looking at those metal-type backsplashes for when we re-do ours and I was a bit hesitant because while I like them I was afraid it would be too much. I like how you did it though so I’ll definitely have to keep some of this in my inspiration folder!

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    Anne @ the doctor takes a wife — January 8, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    This looks absolutely fabulous!! Congrats on a job well done 🙂

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    Jennifer — January 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    WOW! What an awesome transformation! I love it.

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    Courtney — January 8, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    i totally adore you new kitchen, its fantastic!!

    the metal backsplash is great and i love the shelf with the spices, well i love it all, totally great

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    laurasrecipecollection — January 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    It’s gorgeous! You can barely tell it was the same rooms! You have a beautiful kitchen!

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    Kelsey — January 8, 2010 at 3:16 pm

    It looks really great!

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    biz319 — January 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Wow – that’s amazing you worked with those appliances for that long! Totally jealous, but happy for you guys at the same time.

    LOVE THE FLOOR!

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    Nancy — January 9, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Wow, you and Carlos did a fantastic renovation. Love the before and after pics.

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    oneordinaryday — January 10, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Looks wonderful. I am in love with those beautiful, tall upper cabinets! Great idea!

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    Amy Kingman — January 11, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    Great job! Looks wonderful.

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    Heather — January 13, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    I have loved these posts. Your kitchen looks amazing! Love all of the little touches (the spice rack, the cupboard doors that cover the radiator, etc.). Fantastic job!

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    Ashley — January 20, 2010 at 4:59 am

    GREAT posts! I’m on the tail end of a remodel, so I especially appreciate them right now 🙂

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