Friday, April 22, 2011

Out with the Old, In with the New Counter Tops!

One of the last major home improvement projects that we needed to complete before the baby arrives has been our counter tops.  Whoever lived in our house before us installed these travertine tile counter tops in our kitchen.  The grout ended up absorbing ALL possible dirt and food particle ever prepared in that kitchen.  The travertine tiles themselves had lots of holes and divets to also collect crumbs etc.  I have hated the counter tops ever since we moved into the house in October 2008 but we were saving for a wedding, carpets, blah blah blah.  I put my foot down after getting pregnant exclaiming that it would be unsanitary for us to raise a baby with tile counter tops.  Nothing but granite would do!  I might've been over the top but I now have beautiful granite counter tops that have completely increased the value of our home and will save Jon from having to hear me complain about them daily.

Before Pics -- hideous travertine tile
Overall view  
Gross grout -- this is after scrubbing diligently

Yes -- full of dirt, crumbs and debris

After Pics -- beautiful granite

Leveling everything off
I love coming home to this!


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