Sunday, January 22, 2012

New Kitchen Sink and backsplash

The kitchen ....
I wish I could afford to update it all at one time but unfortunately pieces get updated as they need.

So the before when we bought the house 7 years ago.
I really like the look of white cabinets but I can't get the courage to paint.  So working with what we have.

The kitchen sink was your plain builder grade stainless steel.  The problem that we had was the area between the back of the sink and the laminate always had water all the time and no matter how much I cleaned or caulked it was always dirty looking.  Eventually it had to be fixed.

I really wanted to keep the look of white countertops but didn't want to spend the $$ for marble and didn't like the granite look.  So keeping the white laminate for now.  The problem is behind the sink.

My solution was a farm sink...I can put in the place of the existing sink and it will go all the way to the wall eliminating that caulk area while fixing the problem.

So a little inspiration:

Source: via Angie on Pinterest

Source: via Angie on Pinterest

And what I have now.

The sink and faucet are from Ikea and the subway tile backsplash from the local home improvement big box store.


  1. Lovely I love the way the white dishes look on your open grey cabinets it is just a beautiful transformation!

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