You may remember me rambling on about my copper counter in a previous house and how I want another in the one I just bought. Well yesterday it was set in motion. I am thrilled since I was having some trouble.
I couldn't find the metalsmith who made it last time and had a line on another who hasn't responded to an email he asked me to send. So not impressed with that. Then the decorator mentioned the company she uses for things like stove hoods so I went to pay a visit. Low and behold, there is the guy who made my counter the last time! He has his own business now.
He's going to make me my counter and a diamond cushion backsplash (like the attached picture but I'll keep my stainless sink and taps...maybe I should ask him what adding a sink would cost?). One thing, his price has gone up with him being more high end now (and he has more expertise as I really got the feeling mine was his first 10 years ago). So he costed it out and I said 'go ahead' so he'll be out to measure and such when I get the house and I should have my counter early in June.
Better yet, I took the same dimensions to a place that makes counters right after to compare. If I got the counter out of the formica etchings (the stuff I have now) it would cost the same as the copper. So no biggie that the copper has gone up as it is still one of the most econimical counters around (and being indestructable and beautious gives it big points in my book).
What's really cool is it can be attached right on top of the existing counter so I don't have to do much of anything except clear the backsplash tiles away (although I may deepen the counter by adding some wood so the it will be closer to standard).
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