Wednesday, October 2, 2013

A new Kitchen Island

Our kitchen island project has been a long time in the making but it's finally done. Not that it took long to do, mainly it was finding the time and also deciding what I wanted for the top surface.


I went back and forth with..do we put granite or solid surface. We even thought about painting the top but gave that idea up after a couple of weeks. We sanded and primed the surface, then we thought. What kind of design would look good painted? After dealing with the primed surface for a couple of weeks, I decided that was not an option for us.
Altho, I loved our other island, we had this one built to be a little shorter, by 8" and also a somewhat wider. Something else was to have casters installed on the bottom. I love it. Now I can turn the island horizontal, vertical and even place it catty-corner in the kitchen.
In the end, we decided on tiling the top. Maybe not a choice of a lot of people but we went with the most affordable for us at this time. Plus the fact that we have quite a bit of counter tops in our kitchen that I want to redo soon. When I took that into consideration, doing it all in granite just does not fit our budget at this time. Maybe some day, but not now.
Here I am laying the tile out to decide on a pattern.
Alrighty, pattern decided and on to the work. Only have the center to finish. I really like how it's coming along, don't you?

 All done and grouted. I'm really loving it. So earthly looking.

The other tile in the kitchen is white. When we built our home 13 years ago, it looked great. Though over time I've come to not like the white tile and white grout so much. But this, I love! We went with a tan grout and earthly colored tile. It now looks homey to me. What do you think?

I can't take credit for any of the work, well except for picking out the tile, grout color and the design of how the tile would lay. My sweet hubby did all the work. What a guy!
Now we have the REST of the kitchen to do. I told my hubs that that's what I want for Christmas, to finish the kitchen counters. I think it will look fantastic when it's all complete. Time to decide what I want for the back-splash. Hubby is thinking stone...I'm thinking glass tile. I've seen some that will match our tile just perfect. I'll let you know when it's decided.

From the Heart,
Jana

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3 comments:

  1. I think it looks wonderful, and what a smart move to put it on casters. Can't wait to see the rest of the kitchen. xo Laura

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  2. I think the tile looks awesome and I love the idea of putting castors on the island! It makes it so much more versatile!

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  3. I have also installed new table top of granite and they were at affordable price as well. I bought it straight from the quarry. Your counter top also looks beautiful, without granite. Besides that I have many thinks made of granite, which looks beautiful as well but can't wait to your rest of the kitchen

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