A lightening fast decision
I'm not the most decisive person, but thinking about possibly putting my condo on the market in the next year or so has me being much more objective about my place.
The idea of picking counter tops for my kitchen has been pretty overwhelming for the last year. On Saturday, I just decided that it was time to get it done. That's been the biggest "to do" item on my list and I want to check it off soon.
Personally, I like white-on-white kitchens. If I had my way, I'd have marble counters. However, I realize that the average person is afraid of marble. Even though there is marble in Europe that is older than our country, people seem to think it's too fragile for them.
After watching a lot of HGTV and looking at real estate listings, I realized that buyers seem almost programed to want granite and stainless steel appliances. So, off to the granite stores I went. I really liked Absolute Black granite when I saw it in the first store. However, the sales guy said that most people like granite with more movement in it and the couple I watched shop backed that up. There was no way I was going for something swirly...I have to live with it after all. There was one option that had a little more going on than the Absolute Black and it was just a wee bit less expensive.
Meet Impala Black granite.
Impala Black granite against Benjamin Moore Smoke
Impala Black granite against Benjamin Moore Secret
I'm pretty meh about it, but the laminate is terrible. It has to go!