Kitchen island top
dmdevaughn
March 28, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I went with some of your suggestions on my galley kitchen. I replaced my frig for a counter depth side by side and had an island built for the end of the kitchen. Now I need a top and ran into a problem with Lowes saying I needed a minimum order of 25 sq ft. If a solid top is too expensive because of it's dimensions (47" X 26") would a tiled top be wise?
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
Go to a local fabricator, they have remnants left from other kitchens, etc. I'm sure you will find something you like. Big box stores boxed you in.
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Twisted Minds Custom Designs
As Norm stated most times big box stores are restricted by minimum order quotas, even when they aren't you can usually find a local supplier/contractor to supply you with what you need for the same or even better price. Shop local, support your neighbors.
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Norm Walters Construction Inc.
Absolutely, the big box stores have a starting price per square foot, then when they are done adding for every little detail it becomes higher priced than a local fabricator.
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dmdevaughn
What is the best material without the highest price? No laminate. I think I have something like corean in the kitchen. I won't be putting hot objects on it.
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Ed
We're installing Corian for all bathroom and kitchen counter tops. Please post photos of your progress, good luck.
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dmdevaughn
will do when the island is brought up to the kitchen. It is being built in the garage. I have a corian countertop with speckles called river rock. I thought I would go different on the island. With it being at the end of the kitchen and into the dining room with fireplace and TV, I thought I would go darker so it would kind of disappear instead of standing out. Going with oak stain.
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