So, last night we went to lowes - we needed to get a bundle of shingles to repair the roof on our current house before we sell. Anyways, we walk through the kitchen displays and I see about 25 different corian countertops and at least 25 quartz and granite options. This gets me thinking.
Were paying alot to upgrade to Granite countertops in the Rosecliff. And we were only able to pick from about 6 choices...which sucks. I literally found about 4 different options that I loved in lowes that were not even known to me during the ryan homes selection process. So after some in depth discussion, Shawn and I have decided to just downgrade to the countertops (laminate) that are included with the price of the home - then next year do a custom kitchen. Backsplash / countertops ... maybe some tile art between the stove and the microwave...plus we can then lower the island at that time - and make a bigger countertop in that area and make it all one level instead of having a raised bar. The money we are saving by not taking the granite upgrade we will set aside to start the custom kitchen.
Ryan has some nice selections, but my lord the options are endless when you get out and look around...so I think were making the right choice, and I also think that we will get the money back out of the new kitchen we put in...since it will be unlike any other kitchen in that townhouse development.
Did anyone else out there do something along these lines?
If so, are you happy with how things turned out?