So, we have decided on Corian! Must finalize details.

this_old_1969_ranchAugust 24, 2014

Hi Everybody,

I had a thread and can't find it right now, but we are going to go with Corian counters!!!! Specifically Martha Stewart -- either --- RAVINE (medium) or SORREL (dark).

I have creamy cabinets and Tony Taupe walls. ORB pulls. Either one will be great.

I am a little concerned about the darker countertop getting scratched and beat up. We also have hard water. We decided to avoid granite because of staining, but Trebuchet said that Corain will do better with it, and I believe that.

SHOULD WE GO WITH AN INTEGRATED SINK? Off white color like my cabs? Or go with an under mount stainless sink?

I was looking at Home Depot. Can I find a fabricator on my own? How would I do that, or should I just go through HD?

What about these integrated backslashes?

Sorry I'm all caps and loud, I'm excited and in a hurry and need to get these things figured out and I want to be happy with the results. I am so happy we are doing Corian, I think it will be great. Now to pick the color and the details and get it done!!!!!!!

Thanks for your advice! Karen

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I put in Maui medium- dark with a equal double bowl integrated white sink in my mom's house..I love it and miss it..(we moved) it has been done for over 10 years and I think it all still looks great. I still rub my hands across the counters when I walk in that kitchen. The cabs are light stained Maple.
I love the integrated seams smooth and easy to wipe down.
Soft scrub and a green scrubby are your friends. This was taken right after the counters were installed. There is now a half glass tile backsplash. Goes to the height of the window on that wall.

I will probably go the same route in our current kitchen when we remodel it. Corian and integrated. It's at the top of my list.

This post was edited by terri_pacnw on Sun, Aug 24, 14 at 12:00

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 11:52AM
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We did not do an integrated sink with out RainCloud. I didn't like the look. We've had ours for two and a half years and it's worked great. Our local fabricator was less only than going through Costco or Lowes and we got to support a local family business.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 12:35PM
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Just because you choose a stainless steel sink does not mean you have to sacrifice integration. Beautiful look and no positive or negative reveals to catch crud ever. We've got the "D" and love it. See the link.

You can find your own fabricator or go through HD. Shop around.

Like an integrated sink, a coved backsplash is the most sanitary option available. Fabricators have some room to negotiate on this, believe me.

Here is a link that might be useful: Karran

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:47PM
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Sophie Wheeler

Martha's colors are HD exclusives. If you want those specific MS colors, you'll have to use HD.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2014 at 1:50PM
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