You know how when you get an idea in your head, you start seeing it EVERYWHERE? Like when you buy a new car, you suddenly see more of the same model on the road.. or when you want to get married or have a baby, suddenly everyone around you is getting married or having babies? WELL, I'm having that same phenomenon with the couch I want (and posted about last week)! It is everywhere!
We've gotten SIX inches of snow today and it is freeeeezing cold! Given the fact I despise driving in snow, I decided to work from home today. I am currently sitting in front of the fire AND I have a space heater blowing on me, but I still can't get warm! Winter is overrated.
Anyway, I randomly started searching Google for images of soapstone counters when I stumbled upon this AMAZING vacation rental by owner (VRBO) house! I love it, and therefore thought I'd share!
Click HERE for more pictures of this amazing house!
SO, one of the last things we have to do in the kitchen is to select the countertops.. Exciting, but stressful! I'm dragging my feet.
You see, when I originally started designing this kitchen, I envisioned marble countertops.. They are my FAVORITE by far! However, my husband and my dad have been adamantly trying to talk me out of them ever since! We went to a stone yard together, and the sales lady told us they make you sign a waiver if you get marble countertops. A WAIVER! And she went on to tell us about several people who got the marble counters who came back crying a month or a year later upset about a spill or stain that tarnished them forever! (I wonder how much money my dad snuck to her under the table to scare the crap out of me - because she did!) So I don't know what to do anymore...
Here are pictures of the slabs I liked the most, along with the corresponding quote:
48.5 sq. ft. of Carrara Marble Countertops: $2,885
However, I was also drawn to this steel gray granite... It's very pretty, but I worry it might be too dark? I think if I would have had this in my original vision, perhaps I would have made different choices in terms of the backsplash and hardware... hmm..
48.5 sq. ft. of Steel Gray Granite: $2,300
There was also this Alpine White Granite (It also goes by "Donna Sandra" which was pretty... but the sales lady said it was also more porous and prone to stains.. and this was by far the most expensive:
48.5 sq. ft. of Alpine White Granite Countertops: $3,150
2012 definitely had some ups and downs (the down being that I was sick for so long), but it ended on a great note! We made so much progress on the house, and it is really starting to feel like OUR home :) Given how hard we've worked, my new year's resolution is to focus on my blessings, take time to enjoy what we've accomplished, appreciate what we have, and simply enjoy life! I'm excited to see what the year brings :)