White Cottage Kitchen Renovation~ Countertops

Ibiza White Quartz countertops add the bright and fresh look I want for my cottage kitchen.

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.

Countertops In My New Kitchen

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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. 

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Here are some pictures. I’ve been moving in this week even though we still have a ways to go!

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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

UPDATE: Come see the White Cottage Kitchen Renovation Reveal!

To life feeling like home!

XO,

 

 

  1. Hi, Amy! I can´t stop but ask where did you buy that old vintage trunk? I love adding a trunk to a living room and as we are renovating our living room I’d like to add one like yours.

  2. […] Behind on this renovation?  No worries! You can catch up on all my kitchen renovation posts, here: Kitchen Plans, Kitchen Inspiration & Favorite Finds, Warm & Inviting White Cottage Kitchen Renovation~ Midpoint Check-In, and White Cottage Kitchen Renovation Countertops. […]

  3. Hello Amy, Absolutely beautiful, every space! What color Paint did you use in your bedroom? Very pretty. Thank you.

  4. Colette says:

    Love your kitchen, especially the colour of your cupboards. We are also doing a kitchen reno and decided on quartz countertops. I am also shopping for the right living room furniture. I really like your sofa. Where did you purchase it? Good luck with your renos. Thanks!

  5. Mallory says:

    Love the countertops! We need new ones in our kitchen – there are too many choices! I’m not sure I’ll ever decide what I want!

  6. Shawna says:

    ooh, looks like it’s going to be a nice upgrade. And I really like that sink!

  7. Amanda says:

    Amy, it’s going to look just amazing! I’m having so much fun watching this kitchen come together!

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