Sunday, April 3, 2011

Southern Ideal Home Show & Shopping

Today we went to the Southern Ideal Home Show in Raleigh. It was a lot of fun and we got a lot of inspiration and ideas for our new house. We identified three companies that we'll look at for granite. They were all very similar and their prices are basically the same, so we'll be comparing them in the next few weeks.  Here are some pictures of the granite samples we liked:
Absolute Stone granite samples
My new favorite granite - Steel Gray
AB Stone
AB Stone
We also went to Lowes and HH Gregg to look at appliances again and try to narrow down our favorites. I think we've decided to go with KitchenAid, but we'll wait to buy them until after we close on the house. We found a floor model of the range that we want at Lowes, the slide-in, dual-fuel convection by KitchenAid, and we both love it!  Here are pictures of it:

We looked at tile for the backsplash and after seeing it in person, I think we're not going to use the more modern, sleek subway tile. We both really liked the random mosaic and rectangular beige tile, which has a more traditional look. Here are some examples:

Then, we went to HH Gregg and found the KitchenAid fridge we like. Seeing it again confirmed that it's the one we want. Plus, it's a great price there. 

And, after we got back, I updated our inspiration for the kitchen. What do you think?

Hope everyone else had a great Sunday and end of the weekend!

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