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« on: July 30, 2013 06:25:38 PM »

Made some changes to my kitchen recently. Nothing huge, cause in some pictures you may not even be able to see the difference.  Cheesy

*Had stainless steel sink put in the island
*Granite counters all around
*Added a bank of cabinets, and sink to the corner
*Backsplash of marble subway tiles (This is the part I did) Smiley
*added convection oven/vent over stove

When we were going through the process we kept in mind that at some point we may sell the house. So that is why the backsplash is tile and not some wild mosaic. Which is what I wanted to do. Grin

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*note no vent; no backsplash except Formica, notice white Corian sink


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No cabinet:


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Backsplash Install and grout:




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Loving the changes, even though they appear the same. The granite is so nice to prepare food on, especially bread dough for challahs. The Formica we had was dull and this is nice and slick. The new cabinet and sink make a big difference, too.

Thank you for reading allllllll this! Comments and Questions always welcome. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2013 07:31:59 PM »

Wow, what a change!  Love those countertops and backsplash.   Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2013 07:59:45 PM »

Beautiful! It seems like you made both great design changes but also really functional updates! Everything looks nice with your grey cabinets.

Did you do the backsplash yourself?
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2013 08:33:57 PM »

very nice!  it definitely updated the look of your kitchen...and the extra sink (plus more countertop space) was a great addition!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2013 04:13:43 AM »

Thanks all Smiley

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Yes, installed and grouted the backsplash. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2013 05:40:38 AM »

Thanks for showing how a few changes can make a big difference!  I also love your kitchen color...you certainly improved the function as well!
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2013 06:45:30 AM »

It looks great, Helen. What a difference!
I love that you installed the back splash yourself. Very cool.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2013 07:35:27 AM »

Great redo! I bet you'll find yourself loving spending time and working in your new kitchen.
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013 08:01:52 AM »

Pretty! Now come across country and do mine.  Cheesy I really like the backsplash.
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2013 10:11:43 AM »

Thank you all for your great comments. Smiley

Do love cooking in my kitchen. Which is good, cause I am in there a lot. Cheesy
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