This morning I took my mom to a Drs appointment, then dragged her along with me to a granite supplier. I was pretty sure I had made the decision to go with granite counter instead of laminate in the kitchen.. cause I really want my farmhouse sink. Farmhouse sinks and laminate don’t get along.
So.. I walked in and fell in love. Turns out it’s the same name of colour (Fantasy brown) as one of our clients just chose from another supplier . Bill stopped in to see it after work, and he agreed with me, loved it and put the down payment on it. I guess we’re going Granite!
Then I drove around looking at stone for our exterior. This is where I’m really running into trouble. I have the interior of the house (except for lighting) done… but now I’m hitting a block wall.. figuratively and literally. There’s so many things to know, to choose… I just want to put it in someone else’s hands! We have a landscape designer, but so far, I’m feeling like we’re either not on the same page, or I feel like I don’t understand what they’re trying to accomplish.. and the exterior is so very important.. we’re spending money there, and it’s the first impression of the home, we need to do it right.. Definitely something we need to be praying about.
Here’s the biggest problem: we’re dealing with several different entities. The stone on the exterior skirt of the house is one supplier, the installer for the walls is one subcontractor, the stone cladding on the porch is one type and brand, the steps another and then the stone on the driveway another one again, and they all need to work together! I cant find the right blend!!! Argh!!
Decision Fatigue is one thing I warn my Clients about. It’s bound to happen, and yet somehow I thought I was gonna escape it.
Good news is.. our amazing concrete cutter did our egress window today, and he went above and beyond.. even taking out the old window, and placing in the new (not quite installed, but placed in). I’m so thankful that Bill insisted on this European style window.
Isnt it cool how it tilts and opens like a door? Love it! It will add so much light into our new basement guest room.
So if you’re reading this, and you are a pray-er, please pray with us that we make wise decisions, and that the timelines all still work. I love this view and can’t get enough of it.. but… there is no place like home.