We are choosing new counter tops. I knew it was a big decision and thought I had steeled myself for this part of my kitchen transformation but.....whaaaaa...it's a difficult choice! I narrowed my decision between quartz and granite and after researching both I decided to use quartz. It is a durable surface without the maintenance that comes with granite. They have a wide range of colors which brings me to the next decision...and that is where I am stuck! With the cost of replacing countertops I don't want to make the wrong choice.
I did a show and tell about my kitchen in a previous post. If you recall, I have a bi-level bar. I would like to put one color on the bottom and another color on the top to break up the the same color through out the kitchen. Honestly, I would love to use a dark butcher block on the lower counter top but my Sweetie doesn't like that idea and he has to be happy with all of this too, especially since he does the dishes and the clean up after dinner.
Making choices is not my cup of tea. A few years ago I had to make a carpet choice for a house we lived in. We had converted the attic into a large family room; I had no problem choosing the paint colors and the rest of the finished items in that room but when it came to the carpet, I simply could not decide. Not only were we adding carpet to that room but we would be replacing the carpet through the rest of the house as well. I contacted carpet stores and asked for samples. With those in hand, I laid them on the sub-floor and tried to decide. This went on for weeks. In the end, we sold the house and provided a carpet allowance for the new owner.
How can you have excitement and dread at the same time? That's where I am in choosing the color for the countertops. To avoid the repeat of the carpet dilemma I have given myself 2 weeks to make the final decision. I am so excited. It can take up to 45 days after the final decision and placing the order for the counters to be installed. After they are in I will decide on the color of the cabinets and the walls. Those should be easier choices, they can be changed with minimal costs. I have decided to go with the bead board for the back splash. Excitement and dread, they can keep your heart rate up!
Stay tuned for the transformation.