Filling Those Sink Holes In Granite Counters For Soap Dispensers

Since “holes in granite slyly covered by soap & lotion dispenser plus a bottle of Ms. Meyers cleaner” doesn’t really belong on a For Sale listing…

…we finally took the time to solve our hidden hole issue in the kitchen.

These two little buggers are leftover from when we swapped faucet fixtures and no longer needed all four holes (but we actually appreciate that they’re there because they keep things flexible for anyone who might want to switch out the fixture someday and accommodate an in-counter soap dispenser and a separate sprayer again). We’ve mentioned before how we’ve just been covering them with soap bottles and many of you have politely nudged us to seal them up more securely. And let’s just say the prospect of having a home inspector coming ’round was the final push we needed to abandon our current “out of sight, out of mind” approach.

Luckily the solution was a mere $4 thanks to these babies from Lowe’s (yup, they were less than two dollars a pop).

It only took us about 5 minutes to screw these faucet hole covers into place (though it did require two sets of hands).

We especially like that it allows us to declutter the countertop even more whenever folks come over for showings. Sorry Ms. Meyers, but you’re officially banished back to your proper place under the sink. Although any new homeowner who wants to go back to storing their soap on the counter could easily hide the hole covers again if that’s more their style. We actually really like the more open look though.

So yes, we’re kicking butt and taking names around here in the home improvement department. How you like me now?

I’m kidding. This was the easiest project ever, which required no tools. Yawn. Can’t wait to tackle big transformations again in that elusive future house of ours. In the good news department, we think we’re closing in on it. Counting down the minutes. (Note: This isn’t teasing. We can’t announce anything yet because nothing is really for sure. We’re just closing in. We hate that these things take time, but hey, they do).

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    • says

      We’re happy to leave that behind and dig around places like Ebay, Overstock, and the Habitat For Humanity ReStore for something new. We really want to keep from cloning our current house and it feels nice to leave it as lovely as we remember it, you know so we’re not taking it apart and moving half of it. Of course a lot of our furniture will come with us (while things like the bedroom built-ins and even the bed frame in the master will stay behind along with most of the light fixtures, window treatments, and even the floating shelves in the dining area) but we definitely can’t wait to start over in a new place and hunt down lots of new things!


  1. Janice says

    Yeah! I am one of those who was troubled by the holes, so I am happy to see them filled. I know – I gotta get a life! Fingers crossed you find your new home sweet home soon. You’ll know it’s the one when you feel it. That’s my belief.

  2. says

    I’m liking the more open look, too. :) Plus it shows a buyer they can change the faucet to something 4-holed if they want without making holes in the granite (although I’m sure everyone loves your touch faucet).

  3. says

    When Jim and I start a DIY project many times we end up saying, “It’s never easy.” How nice that you had any easy project for a change! susan

  4. Rebekah says

    Is you know what items your leaving and taking with you, does that mean you’ve sold the house?? Crossing my fingers for you guys! :)

  5. says

    Hi guys! I wanted to wish you the best on the sale of your home, we just went through the process of selling and buying recently- oy vey!

    QUESTION: What is your granite? I’m guessing Bianco Romano or Kashmir White. I can’t find the post where you revealed your kitchen completion and detailed the details. :)


  6. Katie says

    So…a home inspector eh? I’m thinking your house is on it’s way to being sold! :) Fingers crossed for you guys. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

  7. Heather says

    Is it okay to be sad and happy for you all at the same time? I love the home you’ve made, but I’m so excited to see what’s next!

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