Hallelujah! When you’ve been living the way we have the last few months, you have to celebrate the milestones, or you’ll just go crazy! This week, we had a huge milestone in the kitchen…. countertops! Yes, these babies got installed and I’m in love! They are just what I wanted and look even better than they did in the warehouse! An all-white background with just a touch of gray veining to bring together our mix of white and gray cabinets.
I got these countertops from a local Cincinnati store. They are Ibiza White Quartz. I decided to go with quartz because I like the uniformity of the slabs and they are easy to maintain. My last kitchen had granite and I loved it also, but this time around I wanted to try something different and a much lighter color. I’m super excited about how they look.
When designing the kitchen, I added a peninsula which wasn’t there before. My biggest decision was how to handle the overhang for stools. We ultimately decided to bring the overhang out past the wall and round off the edges ever so slightly. I think it works and will allow us to accommodate a couple of stools for eating breakfast, homework etc. Along with much-needed storage.
Who knew you had so many choices when it came to edges?! We went with a clean straight edge for a more modern and timeless look.
Here are some pictures. I’ve been moving in this week even though we still have a ways to go!
What’s next? Come Monday, it’s installation of appliances (I can cook!) and then tile, finishing work on cabinets and then the island.
We’ll get there one way or another!
To look back on this renovation, check out these posts: Let’s Talk About Kitchen Plans and Warm & Inviting White Cottage Kitchen Renovation Midpoint Check In
To life feeling like home!