Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Decision Has Been Made...

We have charted our course of action and are ready to move forward with the granite AND backsplash renovation! Yay! We have been dealing with Superior Granite and Stone and they have definitely exceeded our expectations. Our salesperson, Jennifer, deals mostly over email (which I love), is very prompt in responding to my laundry lists of questions, and was very willing to work with us on pricing (as in she gave us an extra dollar off of our square footage price because she had two slabs of the Tropic Brown in stock).

Since she was so great, we have decided to let her take care of the removal, repair and installation our new backsplash, kitchen granite, and threw a curveball in and will let them replace the yellow-y marble top in the guest bathroom (and that was a steal at around $25 a square foot!) We are going on Saturday to pick out our slab and then hitting up Floor and D├ęcor for our tile backsplash.

And on to the backsplash….it is with a very huge amount of joy that I will watch my heinous brick backsplash come tumbling to the ground. Well, not the ground – I don’t want it damaging my floors – but to maybe a catch-all drop cloth laid neatly on the countertop and floor. I have decided to move forward with a travertine subway tile, but want to use the smaller tile size (1 ½ x 3 – I think?). But I am loving this look too…

Oh, and BTW – the dishwasher is broken. Has been for over a week. I’ve been washing dishes by hand. Yeah, I said ‘by hand.’ The repair guy is coming on Monday, finally, to fix it…so let’s just hope that there are no screaming phone fights and that he actually shows. (fingers crossed)


  1. Welcome to my world. I don't have a dishwasher to break!!!

  2. can't wait to see all the changes! danielle can give you some good dish washing by hand tips! she's a pro!

  3. I love the smaller glass tiles!! After all this you'' have to throw another house will be a completely different place.

  4. OMG I can't believe how many appliance problems you peeps have - especially since it's nice stuff! Crazy!