We’re looking at this for our countertop:
We brought home a lot of samples, and this one seemed to go well with the existing oak cabinets:
and with the new paint:
I really don’t want to go to the expense of replacing all of our appliances now, even though they’re at least 20 years old, except for the range which we replaced a few years ago.
But Larry hates the microwave oven (mainly for no reason other than the lack of a turntable), and now I think he’s figuring this is a good reason to replace it, since we’ll have to have the backsplash material cut to fit around whatever microwave oven is there.
I’m dragging my feet, because then what color do we go with? If I were replacing everything, I wouldn’t choose almond (or “bisque”, which is evidently the new almond). But if we buy some other color, it won’t go with any of the other appliances. So then do we go ahead and replace the old refrigerator and dishwasher, since they probably don’t have many years left in them anyway?
And do we choose a color based on the existing finish on the oak cabinets, or figure out what we’d like if and when we paint them, when we don’t even know yet what color we’d paint them? And what about the stove – it’s only a few years old (and it’s “bisque”), but then it won’t match.
Maybe we never should have ripped up the mudroom floor. Look what it has led to.