kitchen

New and improved backsplash and counter

I posted a while back about sealing my backsplash and counter with silicone caulking. There was a problem with it. The black was extremely shiny and distracting. We didn’t want the granite to be outshone, so I ripped it out the caulking between the counter and backsplash in the most…

little things make me happy

Our kitchen counter has been black granite tile for over a year now, but one thing has bothered me ever since:   Near my stove, this ugly edge appears. There is no clearance for a regular pencil tile, so I turned to wood putty to fill in the gaps….  …

Backsplash

And now to take a break and show the kitchen. We’ve left a few things unfinished in the kitchen because we needed time to figure things out. Since we are not contractors with deep knowledge of available product, good search terms to find that product, or generally anything related to…

Kitchen update: counter and backsplash

The biggest news in the counter area is that Mr. TellBlast has used epoxy to fasten round granite “pencils” to the edge of the counter. And they fell off. After leaning against one, the tile snapped off at the epoxy joint. I believe the pencil would be supported by the…

Product review: Bosch dishwasher

I never mentioned our new dishwasher. Purchased last year, and barely visible in this summer photo, is our dishwasher. The old one was twelve years old and we had to run it twice a day. Yes, twice a day. Six people live and eat here. We had a rule (the…