Butler's Pantry sink counter

mtnrdredux_gwJanuary 6, 2014

I only have a small amount of traditional countertop in my new kitchen. Most of the kitchen is unfitted, and will be butcher block, or a table, or a double drainboard sink.

The adjoining Butler's pantry has a sink wall that is only 8' wide or so. It is being rebuilt, so there I do need a counter (the rest of the Butler's pantry will retain its original wooden counter.

The floor (posted in a thread below) will be grey and white checkerboard.
I was thinking of Corian countertop, and drawn to two colors, Azurite and Mint Ice.

Mint ice is shown in the link, and installed on the wall here:

Here is a link that might be useful: Corian mint ice

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patty_cakes

Hmmmmm, I always have to wonder about colors when putting in anything permanent~I'm not a risk taker where anything for my home is concerned. My personal life, yes!!! lol Maybe painting the sink wall that color might be better??

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 5:07PM
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Sophie Wheeler

Stainless steel with an integrated drainboard and sink would be perfect for a butler's pantry. Then paint the cabinets that pretty mint green!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 5:11PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Patty, that's what emboldens me -- it's only a sink wall in the Butler's Pantry. If I hate it I can rip it out. What I'd really like is linen look formica in an aqua, like this house ... but its not available

Holly, that might feel too much like the main kitchen area, which will have a white porcelain double drainboard sink.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 5:28PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Hmm, I found some photos of mint ice and it looks, i dunno, Miami Vice? Maybe I should try Azurite?

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 8:13PM
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juliekcmo

We had a butler's pantry in our last home (1931 build). The counters were granite, in a dark black with flecks.

It was perfect.

No granite in the kitchen, but the granite in the BP gave it a nice masculine vibe great for serving cocktails at parties.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 9:08PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Julie,

We will use the home mostly in the summer and it is seaside, so I am trying to go with more colorful choices then I usually opt for; it doesn't come easy to me!

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 9:13PM
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suero

Have you explored Pionite? They make laminates in a variety of colors and finishes. You pick a color and pick a finish. One color that might work for you is called Surfin USA, and it can be had in an embossed linen finish.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pionite P2 Collection

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 9:43PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Suero, that looks very cool! ANd a linen finish! Thanks

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 10:15PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Very hard to find a Pionite source!

Plus the post someone has above about distributing color got me thinking --- tile comes in nearly infinite colors, maybe I should do a tile counter.

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 12:42PM
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suero

I know nothing about this company. I got the name of the distributor from the Panolam website:
Pionite: Maine
B & A Tops
32 Sanford Drive
Gorham, ME 4038
207.854.1731
Fax: 207.854.1902

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 3:46PM
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mtnrdredux_gw

Thanks, Suero, I did see that. But it is an hour from our home in Maine. And there is no one near us in Fairfield Cty Ct, either. We don't go to Maine often and when we do don't want to be travelling all over to look at counters ...

    Bookmark   January 7, 2014 at 4:00PM
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