Between the teacher lounge makeover and building a pergola for a client, we haven’t spent much time in the pool house. That doesn’t mean we’re not excited to make progress, but we did check one more piece off the list.
We built basic cabinet boxes a few weeks ago, which allowed us to place our stainless steel counter top order. Ben measured everything and I transferred the measurements to a digital format to hand off to the fabricator. For easy cleaning, we had them build a sink and 4 inch tall back splash into the counters.
With the details nailed down, they told us three weeks before they’d be ready. A week and two days later, they called saying the counters are finished and ready for pick up. What a pleasant surprise. Ben picked them up and paid the $1200 and installed the two pieces.
Though we initially considered a small, bar sized sink, we decided to go for a full size. Easier for washing, or we can fill it with ice as a cooler when we have people over.
Obviously, the faucet and drain aren’t fully hooked up, but it’s enough for us to install the remaining batten strips.
A horizontal strip will butt up to the steel back splash top, with the vertical battens terminating into that piece for a seamless look.
We’ve been so happy with the stainless counters in our master bath and the laundry room that these were an easy decision.
The one inch thick back splash top is a nice, custom detail that adds a finishing touch.
The contrast of the shiny stainless and the warm walnut is perfect in my book, which can only get better once the walls are painted white.
Now that the counters are in, we can face the cabinets, including a support piece across the sink front, and build doors.
We’re getting so close to functional and can’t wait to have our first pool party!