I was called in at the last minute to GC this small counter top and back splash job in SW Portland.
The owner had already decided on her granite slabs and slate tile back splash materials. I came in to make it all happen in time for her to host family and friends for the holidays. If all went perfectly well, I could get it done in time!
What we encountered while doing the tear-out of the old corian counters and back splash was unlike anything I’d seen before. The last kitchen renovation occurred the 1980′s and the quality of work was awful. The cabinets were not up to 1-1/2 inches out of level from front to back and not even close to square. The corian counters and back splash were simply laid over an older tile and hadn’t ever been secured down. The dishwasher was so out of whack, the top shelf would spill out into the room unless the door was closed. The list went on. My job was to get this done in an expedient manner and within the clients budget (meaning, no cabinet adjustments).
We leveled the counters, installed a new under-mount sink, installed a custom fabricated stainless steel back splash behind the cook-top, upgraded the old outlets, and added under cabinet lights to highlight the new surfaces.
As you can see in the pictures, it was quite a nice change!
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