28 April 2012

Granite

The granite worktops have arrived for the utility room!  Whilst we've made good progress with the house recently, the jobs we've been doing are not ones that you can get hugely excited about.  Undercoating and glossing is something that needs to be done, and it's satisfying to see another stretch of skirting painted, but it's not something you can get worked up over.
This week, we've had something fitted that we are not only excited about, but absolutely thrilled with how it's turned out.

The granite worktops for the utility room have been fitted, and we think they look fantastic!


We (hubby) found the chap who supplied and fitted the granite on eBay, and he's done a fantastic job.    He even made me a chopping board with the piece that was cut out to accommodate the Belfast sink.

We got one of those taps with a 'shower' part inside.


Although grooves have been cut into the worktop as a drainer, the old ceramic drainer I got from eBay two years ago looks fantastic too.


With the exception of the tiles which have yet to be fitted, we got almost all the fixtures for this room from eBay.



On the downside, neither the plumber or the tiler have put in an appearance this week as had been planned, but we have plenty of other work to be getting on with!

27 comments:

  1. I have been there.... waiting for workmen and doing the boring bits but it does look great Dan,
    xxx

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    1. Frustrating, isn't it? At least it's not holding any other work up this time though.
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  2. great job! it's looking fab.

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  3. Oh Wow! The tops look fabulous Dan, and the ceramic drainer is fab :o)
    Rose H
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    1. Hi Rose
      Thank you. The sink and drainer were a bargain on eBay.
      Dan
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  4. Oh My Goodness,
    Your utility Room looks better than most kitchens. Love the ceramic drainer, I have never seen one.
    Big sink, drainer, counter and a super big window, whats not to love ?
    Workroom envy here...

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. Hi Parsnip
      I'd never seen one that's separate before either. I love it! The room isn't as big as it looks on the pictures, but it's plenty big enough to work in.
      Dan
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  5. Hi Dan,

    Utility room looks beautiful. After seeing yours I think mine definately needs an update :(
    Granite tops are beautiful........and I love the idea of a matching chopping board.

    Isn't it frustrating when people let you down.
    We need some repair work done to the house and I dread arranging it. Finding a reliable builder these days is so very difficult.

    Still raining here.....it really is getting on my nerves now.

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    1. I could recommend a builder, but it'd be a bit of a trek! It rained almost all day here. Our local pond and stream have burst their banks and flooded the lane and main road. I think the little pub might also have been flooded.
      We walked the dogs round the field to have a look only to find that the little footpath we normally take to the pond was a torrent of water. I've never seen it like that before. Fingers crossed the nesting swans and little ducklings are OK, though I should think they will be as the pond has a higher area of land in the middle of it.
      Dan
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  6. Doing the laundry will become a pleasure in such a smart room.

    Anna

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    1. Hi Anna
      No, I think it would take a little short of a miracle to make me enjoy doing the washing, but at least it's a nice view out of the window!
      Dan
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  7. Am I jealous of your kitchen sink? Why yes, yes I am. ;) Looks really nice, Dan.

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    1. Thanks Jodi, the sink was a great buy!
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  8. Wow that all looks fabulous! We're just in the process (long, long process!) of re-doing our kitchen & hopefully utility so I'm inspired to look more on ebay. Look forward to seeing the next stage.

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    1. Hi Jay
      I hope your project doesn't take as long as ours has! Ebay was a fantastic source of both new and old materials for the house. It saved us a fortune!
      Dan
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    2. Hi Dan
      Thank you for the tip, we've bought worktops and a tap from ebay now and they look fantastic, half the shop price too!

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  9. It looks wonderful Dan! I'm not surprised you are thrilled with it. And I just love the matching chopping board!

    I don't know what happened to my comment on your last post :-( I know I left one because I even remember some of the other comments. Anyway, congrats on the new camera, you're going to have such fun with it :-)

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    1. Hi Jan
      Sorry it's gone missing. I checked on the dashboard and there's nothing there waiting to be published. A couple of people have said they were sure they'd left comments recently, so perhaps Blogger is misbehaving?
      Dan
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  10. Your kitchen looks fantastic Dan! Love everything, the sink (especially the sink), the granite (what's not to like), the tap (super stylish) but most of all I LOVE the colour of your units. Farrow & Ball perhaps...?

    Great job Dan.

    Jeanne
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    1. Hi Jeanne
      Thank you very much. It's not Farrow and Ball, their paints were out of our price range I'm afraid. The colour is Kashmir Beige by Craig and Rose. We got it in B&Q. It went on well and has dried to a lovely colour. It was a little darker than we expected, but I think the end result is better than what we actually intended. I guess it's pretty similar to your favourite Mouse's Back. Goodness knows how I remembered that, and I hope I've remembered rightly. Did you paint your door in that colour?
      Dan
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    2. Probably should have checked before I posted that, in case I've misremembered!

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    3. You have an excellent memory Dan! Yes both our front and back doors are Mouse's Back, and originally we painted our stairs with a 'runner' in the same colour. But I got bored with it (I'm very fickle) and have since painted the stairs with a shade called Dove's Tail. No runner this time but with the upright bits still Clunch.

      Thanks for the paint colour info. I will seek out Craig & Rose.

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  11. Now I have serious ceramic drainer envy.....

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    1. I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it too! Luckily it wasn't very expensive on ebay!

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  12. Your utility rooms looks AMAZING - oh what I'd do for a separate utility that size! Paula x
    p.s. I'm in love with your dogs too. I have a male Jack Russell called Byron - they're such characters aren't they!. Byron sends his love to Frankie and camera shy Bobby!

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    1. Hi Paula, thanks for commenting on my blog. The utility isn't as big as it looks in the pictures, but as you say, it's fantastic to have a separate area.
      Hello to Byron from Frankie and Bobby!
      Dan
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