Changing raised breakfast bar
Hi guys, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m new here and I really need some advice about how to handle this :)Ã¯ÂÂ
We bought a beautiful spec home almost 2 years ago which had a raised breakfast bar. Since I hated it so much (sorry to all those who love theirs! but I like the functionality of single level much more) after a lot of cajoling I was able to convince DH to change it all to one level. The granite guy gave us three choices:
Ã¯Â¿Â½ change that entire piece out however there was no guarantee that the new slab would match the rest of the kitchen.
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Change the granite for the entire kitchen (we couldnÃ¯Â¿Â½t consider this because of the cost plus it was a brand new house)
Ã¯Â¿Â½ Cut the breakfast bar and seam it across to make all one level.
After a lot of thinking we decided to go with Option#3 and I have to say the granite guy did an awesome job with the seam. In certain lights you can tell there is a seam but honestly the stone is dark enough to carry if off. What bothers me though is the slight jutting out piece right at the end (see pic attached). We had a slightly extended wall because the raised bar was about 2 inches longer than the countertops. We chose not to cut the wall because then it would involve replacing the hardwood underneath etc. and that would increase the cost. But now IÃ¯Â¿Â½m concerned that it looks weird. Granit guy tells me people do all kinds of funky stuff so this should not bother me and that I should enjoy the counter even more now. I know itÃ¯Â¿Â½s probably too small a thing in the grand scheme of things but itÃ¯Â¿Â½s funny that the seam doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t bother me as much as this thing jutting out :(
CanÃ¯Â¿Â½t change it now though but what do you guys think? Please chime in!