So this post has been due for some time…..
I have shared these pictures before
Now look at the following and tell me if you see the difference
DID YOU SEE, DID YOU NOTICE ?? We now have gorgeous granite countertops. It took me eight and a half years to make this happen. We asked for bids multiple times, were quoted ridiculous prices and told we’d not have use of our kitchen for over 3 weeks. Finally, about 3 months back a neighbor of ours turned us onto a group of guys who promised to redo our kitchen in 2 days flat.
DH came back from India in February, we spent a week looking for the right piece of granite. We spent a couple of afternoons looking through the stone and tile store in the city. Several pieces appealed but the price point was out of our budget. On our second trip to the store, just as we were leaving having made a choice we were not completely happy with, I chanced upon a slab of granite that was being put away since it was unused. The sunlight hit the slab and it was such a gorgeous buttery yellow that we had to have it. Fortunately, it fit in our budget. We put in our order and had the crew pick up the slab.We then high tailed it to the Home improvement store and spent an agonizing 4 hours picking out tile, sink and faucet. We came home and I spent hours looking at backsplash patterns on the internet. One weekend, actually, 10 hours over a Saturday and Sunday, my kitchen went from having plain, off white tile to having the most beautiful Granite countertops and a warm backsplash. We have a large sink that takes 3 times the dished my old partitioned one used to.
This is how we went about it. I hope you like the pictures, we enjoyed the process tremendously :)
People, if you are local to my city and need the contact details for Alex and crew, please let me know. I’d be more than happy to share. This here is a great bunch of people, extremely earnest, hardworking, cheerful and extremely clean. Kitchen makeovers can be absolute nightmares in terms of clean up. However, these guys cleaned as they went along and we never felt inconvenienced in all the time they were here. They deserve all the work they can get. They get a thumbs up from us and we have been recommending them left, right and center.
I have been cooking and trying some new stuff too – the new kitchen has provided inspiration. Will be doing a food post, soon.