Stainless Steel Counter Tops

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.

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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.

Sink Measurements

Counter Measurements

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.

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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.

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Obviously, the faucet and drain aren’t fully hooked up, but it’s enough for us to install the remaining batten strips.

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A horizontal strip will butt up to the steel back splash top, with the vertical battens terminating into that piece for a seamless look.

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We’ve been so happy with the stainless counters in our master bath and the laundry room that these were an easy decision.

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The one inch thick back splash top is a nice, custom detail that adds a finishing touch.

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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.

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Now that the counters are in, we can face the cabinets, including a support piece across the sink front, and build doors.

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We’re getting so close to functional and can’t wait to have our first pool party!

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