Hello friends! We are so so so excited and PLEASED with our new countertops! Giddy to be more accurate. If you have been following along on our instagram feed and read the lasts post, you got some glimpses of the beautiful new counters we had installed this past week and are up to date.
If not, here is a quick recap. We hired the professionals to come in and fix our countertop mistakes we made last year. They came to measure, and we made a little video to walk the interested through the process. When they came over they brought samples of edge profiles and surfaces and we picked VT Dimensions Calcutta Marble in Premium Laminate for a few reasons. Our whole kitchen, including installation ran $1,750. They look and feel amazing. The plumber who was here today (I have a drama post coming up about that!), thought they were real until he went under the cabinet – true story! The maintenance is next to nothing – and that was the whole point of the counter swap. Affordable, quality, good-looking, with 1/10 the maintenance of the butcher-block if you want the super Cliff Notes.
The installation itself went super smooth, and they look fantastic. It also feels so much better in there. The whole thing (including cutting for the sink), took less than two hours. We whipped up a little video showing the whole process in time-lapse so you can see everything from start to finish!
- Paint the french doors back to white
- Install the backsplash on the sink side of the kitchen
- Get plumber to completely rework the pipes + install new faucet (this $250 job is now $1,1000, we’ll get into it in a separate post)
- New hardware for cabinets
- Build a fasade around the heater to hide it’s ugly
- Freshen up with with white paint
- Installed the new & amazing lights!
- New VT Dimensions Countertops are in!
- Resurfaced the cabinets
- Replaced appliances (fridge, dishwasher & stove)(and installed a vent microwave)
- Refinished door hardware (free! click link for how-to)
- New Sink
- New Faucet
- New Floors
- 1/2 the backsplash is installed
- Painted French Doors red (but now want them white again)
I love the point in a project where you can actually begin to see and feel a difference!
Have you been working on a kitchen reno? What counters did you pick?
music in video by joey