Our counter-top man, Nick Formica, was indeed able to salvage the 2 old pieces of solid surface quartz, counter-tops and meld them into one piece to fit the new work space that we created. They did a great job considering that they were working with 2 different sections and I can hardly see where they seamed the two together...oh it's there but I have to really look to find it, so I don't really look. :D Now we have a bit more elbow room to brew our java (or tea) in.
Photos above and below...this space used to be only about 10 inches across, but since we switched the oven cabinet with the drawers cabinet that had been on the opposite side of our oven, we've gained another 30 inches. Yea !!
Unfortunately the project is not totally done as we decided... ahem, make that I decided...that I wanted a tile backsplash. You really can't blame me as this tile is all too easy to fall in love with, I can envision it on the wall behind my range.
How pleasant will it be to gaze on a country scene of Tuscany as I stir a pot of spaghetti sauce ? Since we had a section of quartz backsplash that had been on the wall previously, those sections had to be removed. What a mess it made of the walls but the tile person says that's no problem. He assures us he will patch it before installing the tile.
So now we're waiting on the tiles to come in. Meanwhile I can dream of these.
The tiles have a precious matching border of boughs of olives but it would have cost us almost $300 more for the border...I think I can live without it...sigh...how nice it must be to have a life where money is no object, well maybe some day. :D