Cambria counters installed today. taking backsplash ideas now!

Kristen HallockSeptember 20, 2013

My counters were installed this morning. They are gorgeous! Love them to pieces! The installer said to wait 24 hours before plumbing the sinks so I guess we will do that. Although I was really looking forward to having the sinks hooked up tonight!

Any thoughts on backsplash? I am probably doing that part myself..

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Kristen Hallock

One more!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:03PM
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boone_2009

Aw, they're upside down but I can still see their beauty - congrats!
Our counters are being installed right now.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:11PM
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Kristen Hallock

That's funny. They aren't upside down on my screen. I did take and post them with my iPad so maybe that's it.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:19PM
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annkh_nd

Beautiful! Can't wait to see your final reveal!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:39PM
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ck_squared

Yep, upside down. Can you take another picture but turn your ipad?

What Cambria color is it?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:54PM
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joaniepoanie

Upside down for me too.....what brand cabinets do you have?

Everything looks mighty pretty...even upside down!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:57PM
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Kristen Hallock

Trying again

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:58PM
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Kristen Hallock

Cabinets are Kraftmaid in natural maple. Will have faucets tomorrow!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 2:59PM
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ck_squared

Much better, thank you! Are the counters Darlington? It's hard to tell without a closeup. Would be easier to help with the BS if we knew which Cambria color it was.

Your kitchen looks very warm and inviting!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 3:08PM
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Kristen Hallock

sorry it's Cambria Victoria.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 4:20PM
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Linda

How beautiful! You must be so excited!

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 8:47PM
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Linelle

Beautiful. Look at all that warm, inviting space. I am very happy with my quartz (Caesarstone). It's one less thing for me to worry about.

    Bookmark   September 20, 2013 at 9:15PM
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eam44

I can't tell what color your walls are - they look a little green to me, hence my choices, but if they are beige and you want to introduce a little color, you have lots of options. You could also go for a white Thassos marble subway tile. It's a lovely kitchen, and generally a traditional one, so I'm showing you tiles that fit that bill.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 1:46AM
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aktillery9

I really like the darker diamond shaped bs that eam posted!

Beautiful kitchen!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 7:18AM
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perky_2

Beautiful!

What is the size of your room and where is the fridge - I am just getting started on a kitchen reno. Love your space.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 1:39PM
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Lake_Girl

What color are you walls? Looking good!!

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 2:21PM
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Kristen Hallock

Sorry. Walls are BM Moon Shadow which is a match for Restoration Hardware's Sycamore Green. The fridge is across from the prep sink.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 8:05PM
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Trebruchet

Some manufacturers recommend waiting 24 hours to install plumbing but there is no reason to do so. The silicone sealant between the sink flange and the bottom of the top sets up an hour after application. Silicone is a water barrier only, sinks must be mechanically fastened.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 9:47PM
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Kristen Hallock

I have some pictures with the faucets now. Everything is working and we love it! Just need to start thinking of the backsplash. I am not so keen on a green backsplash. I was thinking more cream colored. I was to keep it nice and bright. And I know my DH will have an issue with green (he's really not into bright colors!)

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 12:58PM
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annkh_nd

Congrats, khallock! Isn't it a treat to actually use the sink?

What are your thoughts on backsplash on the range wall? Hood height between the windows? Between windows and cabinets? I think the layout will be as difficult to decide as the material itself.

As for color - if you don't want to go green, I think you could get away with a brownish/reddish tile slightly darker than the counters, since everything else is nice and light, and you have such good lighting. I see maybe a uniform color, glass tiles perhaps, with varying tile sizes, like the second picture EAM44 posted.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 1:13PM
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Kristen Hallock

Its awesome to have a nice sink. We did have a sink in our kitchen throughout the remodel and we were able to use our dishwasher for a good chunk of the time. DH screwed a plastic laundry/garage sink to the wall and hooked up the plumbing and even the dishwasher for more of the time.

    Bookmark   September 23, 2013 at 2:23PM
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Kristen Hallock

Wow. I took those pictures with my iPhone and they are so yellowy.

Here is a picture taken with my SLR which shows the kitchen MUCH better!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 10:56AM
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ali80ca

Absolutely beautiful. I will look forward to seeing what you end up choosing. My backsplash is totally undecided, no clue what I want!

    Bookmark   September 24, 2013 at 11:42AM
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rhome410

Hi, Khallock!...Just checking in on the forum, and had to look you up. Happy to see your kitchen. It's so fun when they come out just like the renderings! Hope you're enjoying it. Did you choose a backsplash and post a reveal that didn't show up in my search?

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 4:52PM
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Trebruchet

When a sink is properly mechanically fastened into a solid surface, estone, granite, or plastic laminate countertop, there is no reason a sink can't be immediately connected and used.

I don't know where these guys come up with this stuff.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 6:46PM
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a2gemini

Great job on your kitchen! It looks so inviting and should be fun to use!
I am struggling with your backsplash. I don't see using green - although, I went through that phase with my Cambria as well.
I think there is enough movement in your Cambria - that going with something simple might be best.
Oops - I just noticed this is not a new post - did you ever put in a backsplash?
We need you to join the ABB alumni club!

    Bookmark   December 29, 2013 at 7:51PM
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