I went to Timberlake Cabinetry's website and was thrilled to find out that the Rushmore Painted Maple cabinets are also offered in a Hazelnut glaze. I submitted a custom order request for the Hazelnut glaze with Ryan Homes. Ryan's white cabinet choice is very expensive ($6,690) as it is, so I hope they are able to offer the Rushmore Painted Maple Hazelnut Glaze cabinets for the same price, considering they are from the same exact line as the Rushmore Painted Maple Butterscotch Glaze. I hope to know something this week.
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In the meantime, I had my meeting at M&R Floors to pick out ceramic tile for my backup option of Espresso cabinets (that I'm not 100% sold on). It was my unlucky day. The designer that has worked there for many years resigned from her job a day or two before my appointment... the appointment that I waited over a month for! I had to meet with someone else from another department that was just filling in for the day. The showroom was small, the lightning was bright (track spot lights hanging from a low ceiling) and most of the ceramic tile that was displayed on the showroom floors was outdated and no longer available. My mom accompanied me on this trip while my husband coached our son's flag football game. At one point we had about 10-15 ceramic tiles laying on the floor (with the outdated tile floors laying beneath as a backdrop) and it become overwhelming. I ended up upgrading to a level C, but did not know if it really matched the granite that we picked out. Our time was up and we left there feeling uneasy about the choice for the ceramic tile in the kitchen. I am going to call M&R Floors this week to see if I can come back in and meet with a designer.
If the Hazelnut cabinets get approved at the same price as the Butterscotch cabinets, then I can just proceed with wood floors in the kitchen and save myself a trip to back to the ceramic tile design center.
I met with CTI later that evening and had a completely different experience. The showroom was just I would imagine a flooring showroom to be. Our salesperson was very organized and knowledgeable. Our appointment with her was perfect! I wish that we could have picked out our ceramic tile at CTI. Ryan Homes should really consider sending their DC Metro area customers to one location to pick out all of their flooring.
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