Carrara Marble Countertops for our Kitchen & a Review

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space.

Carrara Marble Countertops for our Kitchen & a Review

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Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

Our former kitchen countertops were a green granite.  There were easy to clean and still in great shape but they definitely were not my favorite.  They reminded more of a bank countertops rather than kitchen ones.  However, we needed to replace them because of our broken down draft vent that had been cut into the former countertops.  Since we had to already replace that one section of countertop, it made sense to start over and get the counters WE REALLY WANTED. (we did keep some of our former countertops for a future project we have planned)

farmhouse kitchen before

Can you believe how much different our kitchen looks now?!!!

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

When I first started looking at kitchen countertops, I was surprised by how many marble alternatives there are out there AND so many warnings against real marble.

Monuments, statues, staircases and historic buildings are made of marble,  why are so many people scared of putting them in their kitchen?

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

The truth behind why we chose the real thing is I ALWAYS wanted marble.  I have been pinning kitchens with marble countertops since the beginning of pinterest!  I knew that if we decided on a marble alternative I would always regret it.  It would be like buying a knockoff handbag, I would always know it wasn’t the REAL THING.

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

Lastly, we found an AMAZING deal on a kitchen island a few months ago and it came with Carrara marble countertops and we wanted our kitchen countertops to match it.  Our new kitchen island was previously a store model and had held up well after years of daily use in a busy store.  Despite my kiddos spilling food, coloring and dropping things on it, our marble island still looks great and I have not found it difficult to take care of.

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

First, you do have to make sure that your marble counters are sealed well.  Don’t believe that the marble installers sealed it enough.  We have sealed our countertop a few times in the 2-3 months now that we have had them.  I also plan on sealing them again in the future.  I also found a great granite cleaner to help keep them clean daily.

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - favorite cleaner and sealer

You do have to be careful with foods that are acidic (like lemons :), as well as butter and oils that can etch or make water marks on your counters if you don’t wipe them up right away.

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

However, these etchings and water marks don’t stand out and you really have to look for them.

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review


They also fade with time.  It also may scratch easier than granite.

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

Our family has 4 kids and a big dog, so I knew our countertops would not look perfect forever.  Our Carrara marble countertops look beautiful in our kitchen and really match the character of our 1800’s farmhouse.

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

Now, if you are someone that wants your kitchen to look perfect forever, theses ARE NOT the countertops for you and I would go with another alternative.  You do need to expect that you will have a few scratches and etches over time despite your best efforts.

Carrara Marble Countertops & a Review - Today I am sharing our new carrara marble countertops and talking about why I decided to get them despite everyone around us looking at alternative countertops.  Our new marble countertops have truly transformed the look of our farmhouse kitchen and I could not be happier with the beauty they give to our space. #marble #carraramarble #marblecontertops #carraramarble #kitchencountertops http://lehmanlane.net

Overall, I am incredibly thankful for my new countertops and how our farmhouse kitchen renovation is turning out!  I will be back soon with more progress!

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If you want to follow along with our kitchen renovation here’s what we have been up to so far…

DIY Wood Range Hood

DIY Wood Vent Hood We officially have a range hood for our oven! Our farmhouse kitchen previously had a useless downdraft in our countertop. Because my smoke alarm would go off sometimes when I boiled water I knew we needed a range hood. To save money we DIYed a wood range hood to cover a range hood insert. Our new hood looks so pretty and the white painted really brightens up our former dark kitchen! #venthood #farmhousekitchen #whitekitchen http://lehmanlane.net

Our New Farmhouse Sink

Farmhouse Sink & Faucet - I am sharing our new GORGEOUS farmhouse sink and faucet for our kitchen. Woo Hoo!!! I can not believe what a difference this sink makes to our kitchen remodel. #farmhousekitchen #farmhousesink

Reworking Kitchen Cabinets to Get the Kitchen Layout you Want

Reworking Kitchen Cabinets - In order to save money on our kitchen remodel we decided to keep out current kitchen cabinets. Jason and I love the vintage details, pine color and quality craftsmanship of the cabinets in our kitchen but we knew that we wanted the change some of the layout our kitchen as well as make it brighter and feel much for open. So we decided to rearrange and rework our existing kitchen cabinets and here's what we did... http://lehmanlane.net

Our New Kitchen Island

I am happy to announce we are more than halfway through our kitchen remodel and we have a new kitchen island, woo hoo! -glass jars and cast iron pots

Refinishing a Stepback Cupboard

Refinishing a Stepback Cupboard - farmhouse kitchen #stepbackcupboard http://lehmanlane.net

Our New Electric Stove

It's official, I have a working stove after months and months of not having a working oven! Our non working stove issue was such a problem that I had even bought a toaster oven just to help in the meantime :).   Although, Jason and I initially disagreed on what kind of electric stove we should get we eventually ordered a GE café series range. #electricstove #electricrange

Kitchen Renovation – the Plan

Farmhouse Kitchen Renovation - the Plan - sink

 DIY Wood Countertops

 

We transformed our powder room on a budget and make our own countertops out of wood #bathroomremodel #powderroom #diy #bathroom http://lehmanlane.net


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