Master Bathroom Countertop Trying to Choose a Stone Slab

Earlier this week, Kevin sent us a photo of the marble slab Angelo had picked for the master bedroom countertop.

Original Proposed Slab
Original Proposed Slab
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Anne was concerned about the diagonal vein running up toward the left, and we wondered just where the sink would placed and whether it would serve to interrupt the seam enough that it wouldn’t be too apparent.

Kevin came back with an alternative slab picked by Angelo. In his comments, he noted that this slab was VERY big.

Second Option for Slab
Second Option for Slab
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Now, this picture shows even a bigger vein. But it also is a totally different color cast than the first. So can we rely on pictures to make this decision, Anne wondered. When we redid our kitchen here a few years ago, we went to a stone yard and looked at potential slabs. Even then, it was hard to make a choice.

I was unclear on just how either of these slabs would work. I needed to understand how the countertop would be cut out of the slab and where the sink would sit, so I sent Kevin a couple of drawings to indicate the impression I was getting.

Guess of Slab Cutout
Guess of Slab Cutout
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Second Option with Guess about Placement
Second Option with Guess about Placement
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Kevin and Angelo responded with a third option, and to keep us quiet, said it was the best they could do. It shows where the sink will set and what veins will show.

Third Slab Option
Third Slab Option
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We’re going with this one.

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