|They are all starting to look the same!|
|Cherry Floor against FP|
|Narrowing it down|
|Hazelnut Cabinet - My dream kitchen|
|The 2nd and 3rd bathrooms upstairs|
|Semi-Final selections minus shag carpet|
We originally chose the pictured shag carpet for the basement, but we are changing it to berber tomorrow. Dina at CTI (Creative Touch Interiors) was very accommodating. We love the look and feel of the shag, but I think it would be more suitable in a family room, not an entire basement. I always think back to a story my mother told me about the shag carpet that her and my father had in the 70's. She said that my father dropped a toothpick in the carpet and they could not find it. Losing things in my carpet, especially in a large area like the basement, does not go over well with me! We have berber in our current basement, so we were just looking for a change. I read stories about shag carpet matting down in high traffic areas. The shag we had picked out was only a level 2 and had the same durability rating as level 1. Our berber carpet in our current basement still looks brand new, so we'll just stick with berber.
In my opinion, the pictured ceramic tile for the kitchen does not go well with Santa Cecilia granite if we end up getting a yellow batch. My mom and I could see red in the ceramic tile, but the person helping us said that it was brown. The pictures do not represent the true colors very well. I called M&R Floors on Tuesday to see if I could get an appointment with a designer (if they had hired one yet). I explained my concerns about the color and the lady that answered the phone said that the tile I chose does have red in it. Ugghhh... I knew it! When I told her who helped me, she suddenly changed her story and said that there are many colors in that tile and that everyone sees it differently. I told her that my appointment with CTI went much better. She asked me how so and became very unfriendly. She said that the guy who helped me was the general manager and that I should appreciate him taking his time out to come in on a weekend to assist me during my appointment. Wait a minute, I scheduled my weekend appointment over a month ago and the fact that their salesperson decided to quit right before my appointment was not my problem. She said that she would call me back the next day and to no surprise... she did not.
The tile that I chose is a level C and it is over $2,000 more than the level A ceramic tile, so I want it to match and look good. Or why bother upgrading? According to my price sheet from RH, it is $2,000, but according to my M&R Floors it is $2,300. Hopefully, that will be an easy battle since I have documentation! In the meantime, I have been in contact with Datile via their Twitter page. They said that their product team will help me find a color that goes well with Santa Cecilia granite.
I hope that the custom request order for hazelnut cabinets is honored, so I can run hardwood into the kitchen and not have to worry about ceramic tile or which batch of granite I am going to get. As you can see, the ceramic tile company had the Timberlake Rushmore Painted Maple Hazelnut Glaze cabinets. I looked at that combination and loved it without any hesitation!
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