Hi guys! It feels like I’ve been away from the blog here for awhile – I took an unplanned week off last week when I came down with a vicious sinus infection. This has been a bad winter for me for sickness – sure hope this is the end of it with the spring now firmly arrived in Boston.
I’m finally going to be showing off the kitchen updates this week – all that’s left in the renovation in the main part of the kitchen is painting the cabinets, which I hope I’ll get to in the next few weeks.
Today, I’m sharing the new counter, sink, and faucet we had installed.
As a reminder, here’s where we started.
There is just a bit of sparkle, which marble doesn’t have, but it’s very subtle. Most friends who have seen the new counter installed ask if it’s marble. I feel like I got the best of both worlds – the light, clean looks of marble with the strength and functionality of quartz or granite. I couldn’t love the counters more.
The stainless sink was replaced with an apron front fireclay sink.
I chose the Cerana sink by Blanco, in the 30″ size.
I wanted a faucet that made filling pots on the counter easy, and decided on the Hanover faucet by Pfister in stainless steel.
The pull-down feature makes rinsing the sink a breeze and the gooseneck shape is both elegant and functional. The Hanover faucet comes with other options for different handles and an included soap pump but I wanted the simplest look, with everything contained in one piece, and I prefer a freestanding soap dispenser.
These three updates completely transformed the look of this side of the kitchen.
I’ll be back tomorrow to show you how we opened up the wall between the kitchen and family room and to finally reveal the transom windows I’ve been talking about for ages!