Not much progress on any of our projects over the weekend- though I think I did decide on a cabinet color.
None of the choices shown!
I went back to the cabinet supply store, took another look at the finishes, and realized that the unposted “maple praline” matched everything the best. Also, there is no extra charge for that specific color (the color I liked on the posted pictures was $6 per linear foot), and the new cabinets cost only $1 extra per linear foot. You can call me frugal- but I’m always in favor of paying only $1 to get the effect of $6.
Now we just have to wait for the general contractor to come and measure so we can finalize the design. That also means that we’ll soon be up to our eyeballs in sink, faucet, and dishwasher choices.
And the countertops? Again, we chose none of the above, in a manner of speaking. My parents suggested looking at granite tile- it’s cheaper than granite slab, and comes in convenient 24″ tiles- which allows us a little more customization because we can install it ourselves, for a lot less money. Turns out it’s cheaper (about $15/sq foot) than a lot of the other choices out there- including solid surface, concrete, and (my personal fav) soapstone.
Did I mention I was frugal?
But again, we’re faced with color options…below are the two we like the best from The Tile Shop (an extremely helpful tile store here in the Milwaukee area).