No, not for us. We are still very much in love with our new kitchen and have no plans to remodel it ever again. It’s perfect the way it is. But that doesn’t mean I don’t miss the hours spent on Pinterest, scouring ideas for countertops and back splashes.
I find myself trying to live vicariously through other people’s home remodeling projects. Like a good friend of mine, Erin, over at ECW Photography. She recently gave her kitchen a makeover, using a mosaic tile back splash she’d been eyeing for two years and installing concrete countertops from a new company called Formed Stone Design. Concrete wasn’t even an option we considered during our kitchen remodel. We were so mesmerized by the idea of granite, that we didn’t even think to go to concrete.
But according to Formed Stone Design’s website, concrete is a greener alternative to other natural stone options. Most natural stone is obtained from quarries and has to be precisely cut to fit your counter measurements, which means a lot of energy is spent processing that material. And after cutting and formatting for your custom job, there’s a lot of stone and other materials that eventually go to waste. On the other hand, with Formed Stone Design’s concrete options, their mixtures are carefully calculated to significantly reduce the amount of waste that typically comes out of a countertop project. Which should make Mother Nature proud.
Anyway, I got to see Erin’s finished kitchen about a week ago, and it looks fab. Check out before and after pics below, and be sure to visit her blog to hear the story in her own words.
All photos courtesy of ECW Photography
Amazing what a difference a few updates can make!