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Granite Countertops & Farmers Sink

Project by Ick posted 03-11-2012 11:54 PM 4671 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When we had our dream house built in 1998, we just had formica countertops installed; which have served us just fine; but it was time to make good on my promise and have some granite countertops installed.

One thing leads to another, and farm sinks are now in vogue, and why not upgrade to stainless steel while at it. I was able to find where Kohler has a line of farmer sinks that are made to retrofit into existing cabinetry. I found that Google was a great online shopping tool and found sources for the sink and appliances that had significantly better prices than the big box stores,, with free shipping. The only setbacks in the project was the sink was back ordered for 6 weeks, and the microwave came in damaged. The supplier shipped another MW without any hassle.

We removed the old backsplash (and the underlying sheetrock in the process), modified the sink cabinet, installed the sink. The the granite company came out and made a template, and installed the countertop. We decided on a dry stack look backsplash (actually ‘Turkish Travertine split face mosaic’). Backsplash installation was fairly easy, although being dry stack translates into the tiles being really close together on the mesh backing. After a fair amount of wiggling, pushing, and some very tired fingers; it was installed. We are very happy with the result, and the wait for materials was well worth it.

-- Craig -- Bartlesville, Oklahoma



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posted 03-12-2012 10:47 AM

Great job mate.
Modernizes the kitchen enormously with out comprising the character.
How do you (or the wife) find the “farmers” sinks usability? I always thought they were a bit impractical, but they do look good!

-- http://timberfurnitureplans.com/

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posted 03-12-2012 11:54 AM

So far she loves it. She has some really large pans and is short, so the lower sink is more comfortable for her.

-- Craig -- Bartlesville, Oklahoma

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posted 03-13-2012 03:15 AM

Nice upgrade! you have done well!

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posted 04-02-2012 01:47 AM

This upgrade really breathed some life into an otherwise common kitchen. This looks great.

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