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Need Counter top color & sink - Kitchen!

newhomeowner49684December 19, 2012
"This is our unfinished kitchen. The left and right wall color is "light pewter" by Benjamin Moore and the accent wall color is "Brandon beige" by Benjamin Moore. The cabinets are "Bordeaux cherry wood" and all appliances are stainless steel. The tile is dark gray/brown/tiny hint of orange with dark pewter grout. What color should I use for the laminate counter top? And should I get a stainless..."
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I would pull a color or shade from your floor tile for your countertop. Possibly a light grey, dark charcoal, or even a grey/beige. I would get a stainless steel sink. They are wonderful & very durable. Try to get a 16-gauge if possible. I'm sure that your kitchen will turn out great!
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 11:37AM
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I would do Kashmir White granite - its a light beige/grey color (although you can get it lighter or darker depending on the slab) and it has specks of wine color in it which would be gorgeous with your Bordeaux cherry wood cabinets. Your windows seem small so its important to have some lighter colors on the walls and counters. Check out examples of kashmir white at http://www.houzz.com/kashmir-white Also, I too would recommend stainless sink w/ faucets/hardware to match in a brush chrome or nickel finish.
Good Luck!
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 12:27PM
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okay, take a look at the following link - seems someone else has already done this...http://www.houzz.com/discussions/275002/What-color-grout-for-stainless-steel-backsplash- seems very similar to your choices... good luck
    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 12:43PM
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I got Kashmir white and love it, I got a Blanco sink with the color of "Truffle", love it so much!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 4:02PM
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i just put Bianco Antico granite in my kitchen and I love it.
2 Likes    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 8:02PM
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Why use a laminate counter top. So dated. Try something else.
    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 8:51PM
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Simply Design by Rachel LLC
Yes granite is beautiful, but sometimes laminate is the budget! The laminate companies have made some amazing new colors. Try Wilsonart 1814K-35 Deepstar Bronze or 1865K-55 Salentina Grigio. I'm pretty sure you can get on their website and get samples. Hope that helps!
3 Likes    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 1:31AM
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Love the floor tiles. Are they hard tile or vinyl?
    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 7:51AM
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Thanks for the responses!
We are doing laminate bc its our first house and we dont plan to be in it for more than 5 years.
the tiles are hard tile. We got them from home depot
    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 9:51AM
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How does laminate do when it comes to resale value? Anyone?
    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 9:55AM
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Simply Design by Rachel LLC
resale depends on the neighborhood. If everyone in your homes price range has laminate, then it shouldn't matter. you don't want to invest to much if it's not going to benefit you when you sell.
Although when you do sell, the granite can give your home that WOW factor to help yours sell faster!
1 Like    Bookmark   December 20, 2012 at 6:44PM
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