Have started thinking about paperstone counters again, since we could install ourselves... probably a 3/4" thick slab. The paperstone headquarters is nearby and they have "handyman specials" which might/could work for us. Or there's always ecohaus - our sink side (96") in the slate color would be $613. Or if we could find a handyman special it would be a little to a lot less.
Friday, February 26, 2010
LOVE this subway tile but in brick formation backsplash. This is what I've been planning for the backsplash. Still trying to figure out countertops. Originally I was thinking stainless ($1200 with hole for drop in sink) on the sink side and butcherblock ($129 ikea) on the stove side or butcherblock everywhere ($300 but too much wood I think). But stainless is so expensive, twice as much for an sink welded in, and butcherblock is a nice contrast to stainless and super cheap from ikea, but I'm not crazy about it. In our previous house we bought 1/4" richlite (a 5x12' sheet for like $300) and made our own counters - spent an entire 3-day weekend in May (pre-child of course) and I loved them. The only thing is it's hard to see dirt on black counters. Not necessarily bad, but now after having white counters, I sort of like the clean feel of white. Hmmm, will have to research this.
clipped from www.doorsixteen.com