Nothing makes me happier than a trip to the granite warehouse.
Same with Jason – sometimes he gets so overwhelmed he wants to hug the granite.
Just kidding, but isn’t he cute? Even though I’m pretty sure he’s not supposed to be sandwiched between tons of slabs of granite, but whatev . . .
Anyhoo, this was our second trip to the granite warehouse – and we were bound and determined to pick something out for the kitchen (we had already picked out the counters for the bathrooms). But we did occasionally get distracted by touching things . . .
. . . and marveling over the “VIP section” at the warehouse.
( There was a velvet rope and everything but I forgot to get it in the shot. )
Once we finally buckled down we were actually quite productive. Since the walls throughout the house will be a soft tan, we knew we needed counters that leans towards browns rather than grays. We quickly narrowed down the vast selection to 7 choices:
Once we had them all rounded up together, it was easy to pick the final 4:
Then we took another tour around the warehouse to take another gander at the giant slabs – there’s only so much you can tell from the tiny samples. One contender was knocked out for being too white, and another for having a random section with lots of red in it. In the end we fell in love with these two guys:
( Kodiak )
( Bianco Antico )
They both had everything that we like in a granite – lots of large chunks, some sparkle, oodles of movement, and a big dose of white. We put both types of granite on hold in case one turned out to be out of our budget (the annoying thing about warehouses like this is that they will give the prices to your fabricator but not to you.)
Once we got the samples home we laughed over exactly how predictable we are:
They both look almost exactly like the granite in our kitchen. Sigh. Oh well, I guess you like what you like, right?
What do you look for in a countertop?