Building a new construction home is quite the journey! It can be full of challenges. For me, one of the hardest "choices" was finding the right kitchen counter tops. I eventually decided on a GRANITE.
Luckily, I did find ONE granite warehouse that carried what is called a HONED or satin finish granite. (I guess they have only been installing honed granite in Europe for YEARS, it isn’t highly polished so it’s not shiny, it has a matte finish.) When I saw it, I turned to the guy helping me and said, “this isn’t granite – is it?” I thought it must have been limestone or some other exotic tumbled stone that was expensive only because it was not granite….WELL, it was a granite, and it was in my price range! (a lower B level and they go all the way up to E I think)
I was so overwhelmed after looking at 1000 slabs of granite but I really felt that was the slab for me so I told my contractor to buy it.
Five months later after choosing it, I finally got to see it installed!
I wanted to jump up and down with how perfect it fit in with the house. PHEW! Even though I am an interior designer by degree I still have moments where I hold my breath and just hope for a good outcome!
For those wondering about the backsplash I did a BRICK LAID tumbled stone…..I wanted something raw and natural like the granite. Oh and I did chiseled edging on the granite. Just another raw and natural touch…..
Enjoy some pictures!!! If you have any questions about the honed granite just leave me a comment – I’ll try to answer whatever I can! Honed granite, is a granite that is NOT highly polished. It still can be totally sealed, but it’s not shiny at all. It has a completely a matte finish. A few have asked for the name of this granite. The name of the granite where I purchased it from was Golden Fusion Satin from India.
*EDIT - I have had people ask me where I got my kitchen sink - yes, I have LOVED having the one open sink instead of the divided ones.
It is still in the building phase so the appliances aren’t all in and it’s all dusty and as you can see area’s need patching! It's always fun with a kitchen renovation to see each part come together. There are so many ideas for kitchen cabinets, counter tops and flooring these days. The options are limitless! I can’t wait to show it to you finished and decorated!
*EDIT - here is my kitchen fully decorated! Years later, the honed granite countertops are still one of my favorite choices.
Feel free to check out my post on How to Decorate the Top of Your Kitchen Cabinets.
Looking forward to showing you what comes in next!!!