We had to make some final decisions on appliances so the bids could go out this week. Some of the appliances are ones I am already using and duplicating in the new house. Some are completely new to me, and I have to admit that my choices were based on advertisements.
Looking over the list, most people would think I am crazy to need so many washer/dryer locations!
I need them for the convenience of not having to carry laundry all over the house. I decided this time to go with steam washers and dryers in a few locations and I am excited to try them out.
The kitchen is a top priority since it is one of the most costly rooms in any budget. We chose Neff Kitchen of Toronto because of their superb finishes and fittings. I still have to nail down colour selections for the cabinetry, that surprisingly is the hardest decision.
The kitchen surfaces were an easy decision. I wanted something with sparkle and easy to clean.
In the past I have used marble, granite, corian, tile, and formica. This time I wanted something different.
I decided to go with a mirrored cracked glass on my counters and backsplash for a deep, seamless look.
On the island I chose a man made quartz product with very tiny and subtle particulates of mirror. This product is not as "in your face" as Silestone or Caesarstone , the flecks of mirror are like sugar crystals.
We are also using this product on the stair treads and as insets in the entrance hall tile pattern.