We LOVE where we live. We love our house, our yard, our community. We have been here six years in August and have never looked back. Moving here was the perfect thing for us and we have been blessed.
House projects are not fun and I have decided that I probably could never have a house built for me. There are too many decisions and too much stress. I am not good at having workmen (no matter how nice they are) in my house. I don’t like my “stuff” out of place.
With that being said I have complained about my kitchen counter tops since we moved in. I tried not to but honestly – who likes tile counter tops? I guess they were a thing for about a minute because I have seen other houses with them but ugh. I never felt like I could get them clean with all that grout. So I lived with them basically because I did not want the mess of replacing them.
So I unloaded cupboards and it was so great because I sorted and organized and had a huge donation pile for our local thrift shop. It was very freeing.
I stayed out of the way. I had moved the cats over to the apartment over the garage and hung out with them most of the day. We had the doors wide open on the house and guys going in and out and it was noisy. Like I said – I don’t do well with workmen in my space. But I survived because I knew the end would be fabulous.
Obviously we are thrilled. I could not recommend Sare Granite more highly. Their guys were professional and thorough and asked us questions during the install when things came up (as they always do). They did the demo and install in one day which made my life so much easier.
And of course – it has the Maksim approval. It’s almost like we picked out the granite to match him.
Do you like house projects? I drug my feet on this one but now I am so very happy with how my kitchen looks and can’t wait to start cooking some meals and doing some entertaining. it was worth the upheaval to get my new countertops. Leave me a comment and don’t forget to Comment for a Cause – Hospice of the Valley.
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It looks great! I can remember the trials of our kitchen redesign. I think the guy at the store loved seeing me flummoxed by so manny choices. We seriously went to the bar afterward because my head was spinning so! I love our granite countertops, too. They are rugged and beautiful !
See— you get it! This was minimal disruption and it still freaked me out !
I feel your pain. I am exactly the same. I loathe home renovations and put them off as long as possible for all the same reasons. Your new counter tops look fabulous though. I have granite counter tops here in Spain and they are so easy to keep clean. And Maksim blends right it!!
Thanks! I just was so reluctant but it is already a really good investment!
Gorgeous granite! Wasn’t it hard to choose- when you look at all the slabs of granite in the showroom? Yes, I now love home remodels- once you break the seal it can be addictive! I am blessed to know a great realtor/contractor. But what is challenging is moving- we moved out of 2 places, and in to 2 new places in 6 months, phew! Enjoy your beautiful kitchen.
I can’t believe you did all that moving and selling! But now you are done! Yay!
As someone who has done several for others it can be a pain. The thing is ( especially on older homes) you have no idea what you are going to find once you start taking things apart. You did the right thing in making the change. The new ones are just so much easier to take care of
We are so happy it’s it and it really wasn’t that bad. Gave me a chance to organize cupboards and weed things out. Cleaning them is a breeze!
Love love love. I hear you on the tiled countertops. We had that in all the bathrooms when we got our current home. Luckily, we did the renovating/construction before we moved in. But like you, I questioned if I could ever deal with having a house built. I love the idea of it but dealing with the contractors, the workmen etc can be nerve-wrecking.
Oh my, don’t get me started on house projects! It’s been almost 30 years in this house and we’ve been ‘remodeling’ since the beginning. At least for the last 5 years or so it’s mostly done…but the master bath is still incomplete and likely to stay that way because I give up tryng to get my husband to finish it.
Your new counters are beautiful! I could not have stood those tile counters at all and would have had them ripped out on moving in, but I understand not wanting to deal with the whole thing. There was a point in our remodel (we took down all the walls in the house and added two additions) when I told my husband I just wanted all the guys OUT OF MY HOUSE!!! I was sooooooo tired of coming home from work to see what had been (or not been) done and then finding issues, and having to deal with contractors that came on time or didn’t, did what they said they would or didn’t. I’m completely happy to never finish that master bathroom! 🙂
I get it! We closed and moved in on the same day and had a huge time crunch so we didn’t get to do stuff initially. It’s all good— it’s almost done!
Beautiful, Beth Ann. I’m with you on not liking disruption and workers in my house. Our 1960s kitchen needs a complete re-do. But, until we no longer have to fork out $2,000/month in health insurance premiums, that’s not financially do-able. But I’m happy for you. And to have the project done in a day, even better.
We are doing house projects as well. We built our house 20 years ago. It was fun but a little stressful. Now it is decluttering and getting new flooring, painting and some new furniture. New countertops are on the list as well.
Looks great! And I can’t believe it has already been six years!
Perfect counter top for your kitchen!!! I am certainly not a big fan of home project if they are big ones. My Chuck is a very handy man and he always wanted to do them him self. Well we have been in our home for 36 years now so you can amazing what I have been through. LOL
Living through a big renovation right now. The finished project will be so worth the stress. I hope it’s like labor; I’ll forget and move on to renovating the kitchen!
Our kitchen project took 8 months starting with hardwood floors, floor to ceiling cabinets and combining office and kitchen in one big room. Four months later while we were in Florida the dishwasher developed a leak and hot water ran on the floor and steamed the room for two days. Ruined the floors not the cabinets so went to ceramic plank heated floors. Our last big indoor project!! That was 5 years ago.
Nice! I don’t like house projects because of all the mess during it but the end result is always worth it. You are inspiring me because we need to replace our kitchen countertops as well and I’ve been dragging my feet about that. But first, we’ve been updating our master bath with new fixtures, etc. and a new floor covering in there is project number one now.