Wednesday, October 18, 2006
It's Not Easy Being Green
We've been getting ready and painting the last couple of days. So far, the old backsplash has had 2 coats of the gripper primer and one coat of the finished paint "Willow". All the rest of the walls that will show and some that won't have 2 coats of the tinted regular primer. I may get the first coat of Willow on the walls tonight. I even painted the inside of the bumpout which will be behind the refrigerator but you never know who may be looking there.
The part that is blue to the right of the taken-apart dishwasher will be behind a 3 drawer cabinet so is not getting painted. The dishwasher front is off and not in operation because it too has being painted with the gripper and has its first coat of "Bisque" to match the other appliances. Didn't want to replace it just to get the right color because it's still pretty new and works great but doesn't come with a bisque option for the front panel.
OK on to the floor. The cabinets are supposed to be installed by the first or second week in November. The floor is tentatively scheduled for November 16th, It's Permastone and is called "Lavastone" It is 16inch squares with fake grout/mortar/whatever you call that stuff on two sides. They are to be put in diagonally.
The little blocks that are on top of the sample are some of the choices for the Corian countertop. Those 4 are among the 30 choices that are in their get an upgrade without paying more promotion. You pay for "A" color but all these are "C" colors which would normally cost more. There are some "F's" among the choices but I don't like them as much. It looks like the bigger the little goobies in the pattern, the more expensive the countertop. The one to the far left is called "Moss" and is my current choice. The integrated sink is free and I think we're getting an extra deep one that is sort of an oval shape instead of rectangular.