My poor kitchen was supposed to get new countertops this year, but then we decided to spend the money on the new sunroom instead. You will no doubt be be shocked and appalled to hear that I’m living with humble laminate. Now the kitchen upgrade will have to wait a little longer, but I haven’t stopped dreaming…
One of my fantasies involves gorgeous Carrara marble counters like the ones shown in this beautiful kitchen from Southern Accents (above). Or the beautiful marble in a reader’s house in Encino that I showed you recently.
Here’s a kitchen that was featured on Cote de Texas, from a house for sale in Illinois:
When I showed these photos to my husband, though, he made a face. “No way are we having any of that marble in our kitchen,” he said.
Because it’s expensive? Because people complain about stains and cracks? Because it’s high maintenance?
“No,” Dave says. “I just think it looks kinda snobby. And I don’t want to eat in a snobby kitchen.”
The words “hoity-toity” were also thrown around, which is probably proof that we really aren’t sophisticated enough to live a Carrara kind of lifestyle anyway. Heck, I had to look it up three times just to figure out how to spell it. Ha.
So I guess I’ll give up that dream and look for something a little less fancy dancy–you know, like us.
What do you have on your countertops?