Carpet Installed and Granite Started!

Carpet was installed on time.  The Granite was a few days late, no biggie.  Were still on time and on schedule.

Quick reminder on carpet.  We chose a level 2 carpet and level 2, 8#, padding for the first floor.  The steps and the second floor and the basement are a level 1 carpet on a level 1 pad.  Let's just say that flooring is EXPENSIVE.  Please keep that in mind when you think about budget.

This is why we have two different styles of carpet.  What is disappointing is that the carpet that is laid on the first floor will not be the carpet that goes up the stairs, WHY?  We don't know.  But that is how it is.  The only thing I can think of is an attempt for you to settle on the same carpet upstairs as well.  But we chose carpet that matches the colors and tones of what is downstairs.

The upgraded carpet in the first floor is stain treated and also a higher wear rating than the rest of the house.

Here is the first floor.  As you will see it has light and dark tones.  It is a slightly longer shag than what is on the stairs and on the second floor and basement.  It works well with the color of the walls and blends real nice with the kitchen and morning room flooring.

Here is the carpet in the rest of the house.  It's not light, it's not dark.  We chose this so that it would blend better with the first floor carpet.  It actually feels pretty good under the feet.  We keeping in mind however that it does not have the wear rating that the first floor has.  I do remember seeing in a 4 year old Venice that we toured how the carpet in the house was a level 1 and you could really tell where the high traffic was in the house.

Let's take a look at the Granite!

We are very happy in how the granite turned out. This is the base granite.  The combo of the dark cabinets with the light and dark tones of the granite are splendid.  As you can see it's still not completely finished yet as they are leveling and making sure everything is square.  What is weird, and you maybe thinking that wall color doesn't match to well.  It must be something in the way the camera is interpreting the color of the walls.  I think the color in the pictures has an almost peach/skin tone to it.  But in fact it's really a beige color and it does work well with granit.

A nice back splash under the cabinets will be a great touch.  That will come after our first year is up.

I don't know if you can see it too well, but under the microwave they have notched out where the cook top goes.  I thought that it would be great to keep that whole piece so it could be turned into an item that you could put hot skillets on, or other items that you wouldn't necessarily want to come in direct contact with the counter-top.  I think what you would do is trim the granite to size then glue a nice soft velvet or something on the bottom so it would not scratch the counter-top.

These pictures represent what I am thinking of.

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