Like I shared in my first post, Mike Titone of the Titoni Group Inc did our install and was amazing. He is so professional, reliable and most importantly does beautiful work. He involved us every step of the way so that we could make informed decisions about our kitchen.
For the countertops, we used Frank from Counter Source Design. We debated between granite and quartz, but ended up choosing quartz for its durability and uniform look. Although granite is sometimes perceived as higher end, they are completely comparable. Quartz is actually more expensive in some cases. We chose a ColorQuartz Stone in the 800 series called Oyster Shell. I love the fact that we don't have to keep resealing it like granite, and you can use anything to clean it.
For the sink, we chose a deep, single basin sink, the Eclipse Single Bowl 16 Gauge Sink in stainless steel. This thing is so big, we could bathe both kids in here. We also selected our faucet from Eclipse, the Poseidon in stainless steel.
The backsplash actually came from Home Depot which was nice because we didn't have to make a trip to a specialty tile store. We really wanted the quartz to be the star of the kitchen so we went with a simple ceramic tile, Daltile Rittenhouse Square White 3" x 6" in white. We chose a gray grout, Polyblend Delorean Gray Non-Sanded Grout, to complement the countertops and add some interest to the plain white tiles.
Lastly, one of my favorite parts of the kitchen and honestly the hardest decision I had to make was the cabinet hardware. After countless hours searching the internet and visiting stores, we selected a mix of the Dakota Round Knob and Dakota Wire Pull from Restoration Hardware. For the white cabinets we used the Soft Iron finish and on the black island we used Rustic Pewter. All the knobs are the 1 1/4" and the pulls are a combination of the 3" and 6".
|Dakota Round Knob 1 1/4" in Soft Iron|
|Dakota Wire Pull 6" in Soft Iron|
|Dakota Wire Pull 3" in Rustic Pewter|
|Dakota Round Knob 1 1/4" in Rustic Pewter|
There you have it- our new kitchen. I am so in love. Please let me know if you have anymore questions on the products used in our kitchen or the vendors we worked with. I love to talk about the journey!