Granite arrives: One step closer to having a usable kitchen again

Posted By on April 21, 2017

Here’s a quick slideshow of photos updating the granite countertops to our kitchen remodel after they were installed this past week. Thankfully every measurement was “spot on” and the install went without a hitch (the photos make them look a lot darker than they really are).

A couple photos show a sample of the new contemporary counter height stool that arrived. After about an hour of assembly, I hefted it up from the workshop to see what it would look like (it is heavy!). We like the look and comfort, with a high back and thicker seat, and yet the neutral gray color blends well with the stainless steel appliances and does not overly stand out.

Both Brenda and I are happy with the look and functionality … as well at the excellent work in the cutting and polishing of the granite slabs; we are looking forward to cooking and eating a few meals back in the kitchen again.


  • A suggestion for others ordering granite is to see if the company will work work with you and your slabs to reduce any seams … especially in the corners. We were particular in that we wanted a full slab without seams for the island and requested a cut for the corner that kept the seam under the cooktop rather than the corner as usual. (you’ll need to request this and likely need to cut the wall board behind in order to fit the slab in place.

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