Sunday, May 10, 2015

VACATION HOME KITCHEN REMODEL--Part 1

Good Morning and Welcome to Monday friends!

I hope you all enjoyed your Mother's Day weekend. Mine was terrific!  Hubby and I went to mass and then he treated me to a wonderful brunch at Jack's at the Pink Shell Resort & Marina. A place full of family memories, where many years were spent with our daughters', neice and nephew for vacations. 

Since arriving at our vacation house hubby and I have been busy securing estimates for our kitchen redo. We purchased our home in 2004. It was a brand new spec house. The couple that sold it to us, had it built, but were actually "flippers" during the Florida house boom. They never lived in it.

We've been so fortunate to have found some outstanding contractors and so our work began last week.....starting with our countertops. After much research we decided to install Quartz countertops. Quartz looks like stone and feels like stone, but is much better because there is virtually no maintenance.

There are many quartz companies out there. We chose Pompeii,  color--Vanilla Ice. There is a very distinct likeness to the look of Carrera marble....which is what I was looking for.



The factors we considered when making our choice---
-practicality
-durability
-price
-requires no maintenance
-never needs to be sealed
-beautiful polished stone-look
-stain resistant
-resistant to scratches and abrasions
-antibacterial qualities

When we finally decided on the quartz we asked our contractors Savio and Alexandre from Trinity Marble and Granite, in Fort Myers, Florida, if we could visit the warehouse and watch the process of taking our 2 slabs and fabricating them for our home. We learned so much that I thought I would share with those of you that are making decisions like we are. Knowledge is power....hope you enjoy our journey.

Quartz slabs arrive at the warehouse....




Savio made templates of our countertop........




Template drawing.........














I hope you enjoyed viewing the fabrication steps to the creation of our quartz countertops. It was quite an enlightening experience for us. I'll be sharing the final results along with the rest of our kitchen remodel process with you in future blogs.

Stay tuned........

                                                      Wishing you a wonderful day!
                       Kathleen

****Many thanks to Trinity Marble and Granite for allowing us to photograph our countertop creation process.