Kitchen DIY: Part 4 – Granite and DIY granite cleaner

Believe it or not, for almost a year, I lived with a TILE counter top in my kitchen. Tile… are you kidding me?! For a clean freak, such as myself (yes, I vacuum almost daily, wash my walls and baseboards, and have been known to scrub my floor grout with a toothbrush), this was a very difficult time for me. I mean, grout where I prepare and put food – yuck. So getting new counter tops, was a HUGE deal for me.

Three Whims: Kitchen remodel - before photo

So the first question we had to ask ourselves was quartz, granite, or marble? Marble was a no, because it is expensive and soft. We decided against quartz because we weren’t sure if it was as durable. Thus, granite was our top choice.

We found this great little mom and pop granite fabricator and installer called Granite Now. They were extremely well priced, helped us find an amazing deal on the granite, were super reliable, worked quickly and efficiently, and they even gave us this DIY Granite Cleaner recipe:

  1. 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol.
  2. 3 drops of dish soap.
  3. 1 Cup Water.
  4. You can use 5-10 drops of essential oils to mask the alcohol smell if you want.
  5. Put the rubbing alcohol into a 16 oz spray bottle. Add the dish soap, essential oil and water.

Needless to say, we loved working with them and would definitely recommend them to anyone looking.

LOVE our new kitchen!! And LOVE my beautiful new counter tops and under-mount sink. I’m seriously obsessed.

For more photos of the full kitchen, please check out our big reveal here.




4 thoughts on “Kitchen DIY: Part 4 – Granite and DIY granite cleaner

  1. Pingback: The BIG Reveal – Our DIY Kitchen Remodel – three whims

  2. Anna S

    TILE IS THE WORST. We had it in our Salt Lake house, do you remember? I wanted to kill it. It’s SO gross. Stuff would get stuck to it. Ewww. Granite is so much better! Plus it looks gorgeous! Cobra did such a good job!


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