marble & soapstone installed today! photos

katieobAugust 7, 2009

Hi all.

Everything went very smoothly and I am so excited.

Thanks to GWers (stoners) who shared all their marble and soapstone experiences, pictures, and info-made me confident when I chose the slabs and I'm so pleased with the results (giddy......hugging the installers!)

Now we're waiting for the cabinetmaker to return from vacation & put in upper cabs... Excuse the mess.

Thanks for looking,

Katie

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alice462

Absolutely STUNNING!!! Will be looking forward to the more pics as you progress! Congratulations, it is just beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 3:25PM
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trailrunner

Whoa Katie that is so BEAUTIFUL !! And what an elegant island. I am sure you are going to have many wonderful hours rolling out dough and kneading bread on that beautiful space. I love the veins in your SS. Where did you get both of them ? Sorry if you have told before but I don't get over here very often. Really really nice. Caroline

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 3:25PM
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lmt77

Beautiful!
What kind of cabinets do you have? and what color?
Also, wnat will you do for a backsplash?
I'm working on a similar coor scheme for our kitchen.
White cabintes/black island/some black countertops and some marble (or granite that looks like marble).

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 3:39PM
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malhgold

That marble is just unbelievable!!! Is it calacatta(i know I spelled that wrong). Just when I was wavering on putting marble on my island, you just sealed the deal for me. BTW...What size is your island?

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 3:41PM
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hsw_sc

Gorgeous! What types of marble and soapstone are those? I love the veining in both.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 3:46PM
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pharaoh

That marble is yummy!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 3:52PM
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mairin

Oh my...I have some serious stone envy right now. just gorgeous!!!!!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 3:58PM
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donnakay2009

This is stunning. I love it! So envious!!!!
What a great eye you have for combining these together.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 3:58PM
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mindimoo

Oooooh! Katie! I've been checking back now and again on a few kitchens and your marble is one I've been waiting on- beeeyouuutiful!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 4:00PM
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rubyfig

Oh how lovely! What is happening behind your sink?

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 4:00PM
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nhbaskets

Wow! Your island is more like a continent. Absolutely stunning!Love everything!Congratulations!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 4:08PM
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erikanh

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Katie!! They're so incredibly gorgeous!! You must be so happy!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 4:10PM
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jaksopcam

Wow, they are both beautiful! I keep going back to look at the pictures again. And that island looks stunning!!! Enjoy!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 4:17PM
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rhome410

Both stones are breathtaking!!! The marble looks thicker than what we usually see?

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 4:32PM
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elizpiz

In a word - GORGEOUS!!!!color="red" face="goudy stout" size="10">

You must be thrilled!

Eliz

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 4:35PM
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Fori is not pleased

Mine!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 4:57PM
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prill

Wow - beautiful. I love the way the soapstone goes into the window area behind the sink. Can't wait to see more.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 5:26PM
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arlosmom

Absolutely gorgeous!!! I adore the simple edge you used on the marble. And the veining in the soapstone...WOW. I can see why you hugged the installers.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 5:37PM
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marthavila

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I can hear your sigh of relief and pride all the way over here. And, it's much deserved. Congratulations!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 5:55PM
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lesmis

Wow Katie...so pretty!!!!! I love the marble and that veining in the SS is to die for, but then you know I'm a SS kind of girl!! I'm sure you are loving it and running your fingers over it to make sure you aren't dreaming!

Congrats!

Kat :)

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 6:00PM
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lyno

Both stones are absolutely gorgeous! How thick is your marble? I can't wait to see the rest of your kitchen come together! Beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 6:46PM
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lilyinmtl

Beautiful, Katie, just beautiful!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 6:56PM
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katieob

Thanks everyone for your great feedback!

Just finished playground, dog walk, supper, tubbies, bedtime and logged on and got all excited again because of your enthusiastic support!

I'll try to answer questions:

Soapstone meets the window behind the sink (thanks GW). Carpenter now needs to trim the window.

Cabinets are inset, single bead in BM White Dove.

Marble is honed calacatta, 5 cm

Soapstone is "grey soapstone" according to the slab info, but based on its origin (they said Vermont or Brazil) & its appearance, my guess is Green Mountain Original.

Both slabs came from Marble & Granite in Westwood, MA. I went for my first visit way back in December & picked both within minutes. Then waited 8 months!

We don't live there yet, new construction-but I'll be making visits to caress those counters...

Can't wait to have more progress pics to share.

Thanks all,
Katie

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 8:24PM
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redroze

Holy cow...I LOVE IT. Both the Calacatta marble and the soapstone. Love. It. Can't wait to see more progress photos!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 9:18PM
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katieob

More answers:

Backsplash plan is white subway tile/white grout
(Horus Art Tiffany Crackle in Bianco-like willowdecor)

Island is roughly 8 by 5-can get exact measurements if needed.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 9:24PM
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trudymom

It's stunning and it isn't even done yet!!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 10:23PM
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judydel

Just beautiful! I've always loved marble with soapstone. I also love the the legs on your island (is that what they're called?). Very classy. Can't wait to see more. We're at similar stages in our renovations.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 10:52PM
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remodelfla

DId you say 5 cm marble?????????? That is so gorgeous there are no adequate words. Just stunning!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 11:17PM
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brutuses

That's one gorgeous piece of marble. Congratulations!!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2009 at 11:27PM
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nutherokie_gw

Well that may be the most beautiful marble I've ever seen. Great. I'd almost convinced myself to rule out marble for our island and now I'm drooling all over my keyboard!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2009 at 12:15AM
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peytonroad

Ewww,that island looks so creamy and the marble is really pretty! It looks very nice with the soapstone!
Congrats!

    Bookmark   August 8, 2009 at 7:46AM
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zeebee

Stunning stones, absolutely stunning.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2009 at 9:16AM
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mamalynn

Both the soapstone and the marble are gorgeous!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2009 at 6:33PM
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cotehele

Stunning. I'll trade you kitchens, hehehe

    Bookmark   August 9, 2009 at 7:00PM
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cat_mom

Both stones are gorgeous, but that hunk o' marble is absolutely breathtaking! WOW!!!!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2009 at 8:15PM
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Sheila1964

Hi Katie,
I see that your post was from 2009 and here it is 2011 and I LOOOOVE your kitchen. I just found a slab of Statuario marble that I love and was going to leave deposit on Wed.. I was wondering how your marble is holding up? Would you choose marble for island again? I have 2 girls 8 and 11 and don't want to go crazy with upkeep. My island is same size as yours...8-4 and half and I too am using soapstone. I live in MA as well. Were you happy with your fabricators? What kind of edge did you get on island...also what did you use for backsplash? any finished photo's to share. THANKS so much!
Sheila O'

    Bookmark   November 20, 2011 at 10:16PM
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