Countertop confusion! Please help

png4evaAugust 27, 2013

I want to finally update our kitchen after almost 3 years of living with the honey oak and white tile. We can only do a simple update so we're going to be painting the cabinets white and updating the floors to dark hardwoods. The black appliances have to stay due to budget constraints, although we will be replacing the microwave and dishwasher with new ones (still black though).

So when it comes to countertops, my mind is just about exploding when I think of all the options. I thought I wanted granite, but now I'm thinking more towards quartz or quartzite. I need something that will pull in the white of the cabinets, with the black appliances but I definitely don't a "cold" black and white kitchen. I need something that still has some warmth to it. Some taupe, cream and brown along with a little black and white. I've been on here looking at kitchens with Delicatus/Alaska, Biano Antico, River White. Then there are some I love with the quartz counters and think maybe I can do the quieter colored counters with a bolder backsplash (there is not much BS area as you can see from the pics). I'm so confused. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Will you be doing anything about the lighting? It looks like you might currently have fluorescent? I think warmer lighting (that more mirrors natural light) might also go a long way!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 4:25PM
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How old are your cabs and do you think you will be replacing them at some point?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 7:00PM
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No practical help but just want to say that your deep kitchen window would have my cats in heaven--me, too.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2013 at 9:55PM
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