Flooring and Granite - met with Rite Rug for a second time today to discuss doing tile in the kitchen. I'm going to go with it as my gut was telling me to. But doing so has made me rethink my granite and I think I'm either going to go with Uba Tuba (level 1) or Imperial Black (level 2). This will be based on what the final cost of the cabinets I want is, which I'm still waiting on from my SR. I expect them to be quite a bit as the Sonoma cabinets are full overlay (tiny gap between each cabinet door), but I think that makes a huge impact on the look of a kitchen. The Dakota Mahogany is great but I think it will limit my options with colors that I may use in the kitchen down the road.
I would also like to have them install the kitchen tile staggered to make it interesting:
Question - I was encouraged by the woman showing me the flooring that if I plan to do my own tile backsplash that I request that they not install the 4" granite piece along the back wall. Did any of you do this and do you recommend it? I plan on doing my own backsplash down the line and could see that being an advantage.
Guardian meeting tomorrow - any tips? regrets you wish you had done? things I should stay away from?
Current plans - surround prewire only, adding a few outlets here and there, prewire for undercabinet lights(?)
Fiberglass tub and showers - the bathroom in my 2nd bed room has a fiber glass tub with simple glazed white tile surround. Is it worth the $150 for the tile surround or should I just do full fiberglass as it's easier to clean? I plan on eventually renting out that room so it will be in use by someone else. Home makers out there - what do you suggest?
That's all I can think of for now - thanks in advance for the input!