Can my granite be saved?
I'm trying to upgrade my contractor kitchen and guilt is setting in. Seven years ago I had granite countertops put in along with a new DW and slide-in range. Now my white laminate cabinets are yellowing, peeling and hinges are popping. House is 16 years old. Plus, I want lots of drawers, not doors. (Lesson here is just do it right the first time.)
So, I got a quote on refacing and soon realized I could just get new cabs for not much more. That led to fantasies about an induction cooktop and a set of wall ovens. Then I went granite shopping. But I really don't see anything I like much better than what I have. I can't find an undermount sink l like better, either. (Kohler cast iron) If I had one more hole drilled out, I could even have my fantasy faucet in my current config.
Sis points out that if I gave up the cooktop/wall ovens and just bought the Electrolux induction slide-in with 2 ovens, I could keep my granite L area. Is that realistically possible? It has a seam at mid-sink, and one behind the slide-in range. Stone yard says they've got lots of Giallo Ornamental they can match for the new island. But I do want my 4" granite backsplash ripped off. I guess they put that on because the old Formica had one, with tile above it. And I do need an extra hole drilled out into my sink. There's a hole in the sink that was never drilled through.
FWIW, I attach a crappy pic of the L area. The part you canÃ¢ÂÂt see to the left of the paper towels is where the ovens would go.
Am I just asking for heartache in trying this? Remove granite with sink intact, rip off backsplash and restore that area, then drill out a 5th sink hole and put it all back on again? Would it all have to be hauled somewhere, or is that an on-site thing? Just doing my due diligence here.
And I have to admit, in looking at induction cooktops, I see reviews are mixed and every danged one has a different cut-out measurement. I fear getting a lemon, and then having a hole I can't match. The retribution of the Frugality Gods, my husband calls it.