Monday, March 30, 2015

Granite and Hemlock

Our granite was installed last week.  We chose a matte black called Black mist from India.
It has a leathered finish which feels so, so soft.

One of the main reasons we wanted a solid surface counter top (Corian was more expensive than granite.  What?) was for the undermount sink.  I really wanted runnels (a drainboard, basically) cut into the counter to drain right into that undermount sink, but they would have cost $450.  Too expensive. Sigh.

Here is our appliance garage--blender, toaster, crock pot, etc. will be stored here, and hidden away when not in use.  (The cabinet guy lifted the cabinet a bit for easier granite installation.  That is why the outlets aren't centered.  They will be.)

See how nice it looks when it is closed?  Quick clean up!

Along with the sink installation, the granite guys needed to cut a hole for my cook top.
Just look at that beauty, would you?!  For a number of reasons, I decided to go with induction rather than gas.  I love the smooth surface and it is 36" so I'll have much more room for the big pots required to feed my family.

As if that wasn't enough, our doors are here!

The installation is happening right now.


  1. love the idea of an appliance garage! my mixer needs one!

  2. Me too!! What an awesome and intelligent idea, an appliance garage! And everything looks so nice!