I'm not sure why I felt like that greeting was appropriate for this blog post.. but it just was. A few weeks ago I shared our plans for a kitchen renovation. I was excited about white subway tile with grey grout, and white quartz with grey veins.
And then real life happened. The quartz countertops were going to be twice the cost of choosing granite. So, as much as I love white, I love saving money more. It was back to the drawing board. I personally don't love the look of really organic looking granite. Lots of colors and movement are just not really me. Especially with our already white countertops, I wasn't loving it. I had a few ideas in my head before going to the granite yard yesterday to choose. This was so hard because Ben was at work but praise God he could answer his phone a few times. He said he trusted me 100% with design and budget decisions... but that was a lot of pressure. I called him twice. Whoopsies!
I was in this HUGE warehouse with rows and rows and rows of options. Also it was freezing in there. And the way they wanted me to go about this is to choose what I like and then they would go get me prices on things. So that kind of threw me off because I felt like I would be able to better determine what I liked/would choose based on the price. I knew going in that I was going for a solid black look. These new inspiration photos lead me to that.
Photo from the Magnolia Mom, whom I met this fall! Read about it here.
And this is the kitchen from a Nancy Myers movie. Love. Obviously.
These images made me confident that I could make black work in my kitchen. I actually got excited about it more than the original white. I truly believe this will be a better design decision long term.
After comparing several different blacks and prices, I discovered that the cheaper option I could live with was only $4 a square foot less than my absolute perfect dream granite. So we decided to go for it and get the biggie. I felt weird about choosing the more expensive option.. but in the end the money difference wasn't that much.. so we went for it! I was so giddy about it.
Then this happened:
They pulled out my granite sheets so I could inspect them. Meanwhile it's freezing. But this was a fun thing to watch.
And here's a really goofy photo of me displaying our granite. Lovely. Pretend I'm normal, please. :)
So what do y'all think? Is anyone cheering for me choosing something other than white? Especially when our bedroom is all white and creme?