Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Kitchen Update

All aboard the kitchen train, next stop counter tops, sinks and faucets.

I think all this kitchen stuff is getting to my head. Anyway, the next task is to decide on counter tops. Barney's counter top guy can get us a really nice laminated surface with beveled edges, cut for a sink, and installed for roughly $25 psf. Our landlord's friend's company deals specifically in granite and we're thinking he can get us a remnant piece for a good price. We're still out for a final estimate on that... However we have to have the company deliver and install, which could potentially set back the timeframe a little. Laminate is definitely the cheaper (and easier) route to take, but granite does look quite nice. Ultimately, the call is up to the landlady.

(left) front apron, (right) copper sink

As far as sinks go, I've ruled out the stainless steal. I really love the copper and apron front sinks, but that's just not an option for our kitchen. I picked out a few acrylic sinks I really like. We are going with a 23" sink, so the two basins might not really work for us, but hey, it's worth a shot!

Our last step is to pick out a faucet. Since we went with black matte hardware on the cabinets, I'm sticking with the same for the faucet. Of course, it really depends on the sink. Two of the options above wouldn't allow for a wide base. But, we'll for sure go with the pull down sprayer/faucet in one.