This week was new countertop week at my parents house! Solid countertops like granite or soapstone are really beautiful and everything but they can also be very expensive. Therefore, we opted to have our existing laminate counters covered with another laminate.
To prep the kitchen my dad and brother removed the sink and oak backsplash. Then we had a local cabinetmaker install our new laminate counters.
We chose Wilsonart’s “Oiled Soapstone” which is a dark grey with some darker and lighter color variations in it. The cost of these new counters is a fraction of what actual soapstone would be and I think they still look amazing.
You may have noticed that the old countertop edges used to be oak trim, but we also had that covered with the oiled soapstone laminate.
As if new countertops weren’t enough… we also got a new fridge! My parents were basically waiting for our 20 year old fridge to croak any day so they went shopping and bought a new one last weekend.
Yay for a bright new fridge that’s also way more efficient than our old one! The only downside – all these fancy new appliances make our stove look super old.