Here’s how the granite SNAFU ended.
After several emails back and forth with our design person (she never returns the call), we were told that we could only select from FOUR pre-selected granites, that all others were off-limits. Wha? You didn’t tell us this before we wasted a whole day on this exercise…exercise in futility, that is. How ridiculous is that.
So, of the four, I present the one we went initially to see and said no to…
I mean, ICK! PFFT! Can you imagine? Whose idea is THIS!
The other one was the purple-y one, which a lot of you liked, but I thought it might be a TAD overwhelming, especially before my morning coffee.
Long story short, thwarted and miffed, we went back to our original selection, which we were okay with—not overjoyed, mind you, but okay with—before we tried to get creative.
Here it is. Good ol’ safe mottled brown. It works. And we saved $7000.
We looked at Silestone—engineered stone—but that stuff just looks dead to me! It’s kind of creepy. Jim likes it even less.
We’ve stalled off the design center (it’s the least we could do) on our final decision until Sunday, because we may decide to go up there to play touchy-feely with the Silestone samples before we commit.
It is the absolute worst piece of crap—whoever designed this ought to be fired. The water shoots out like a high-pressure washer and splashes everywhere, no matter how gently you try to ease it on. I have seen this at Lowe’s and Home Depot recently, and on the REMOTE chance that you are thinking of upgrading your plumbing and this caught your fancy, RUN!
Just a little public service message from Rian’s Pages. Have a great day.