Saturday, March 8, 2014

Things are awfully quiet and pretty boring around here.......

I know it must be the calm before the storm, so am taking advantage of the slower pace of things.

One of the things I wanted to upgrade in the new house was the vanity counter tops in the ensuite bathroom and the powder room. They come with laminate counter tops and I would like granite with under counter sinks.  They finally got back to me with the upgrade cost.  Over $1,600 + taxes for the ensuite and over $1,400 + taxes for the powder room.  The granite I picked was exactly the same as we got in the kitchen, so a standard quality, nothing fancy.

We of course said no thanks and I will source it out myself, as I am quite sure you can get it for a whole lot cheaper?  Any ideas or places in the Barrie, Orangeville, Newmarket area?  I was thinking I could maybe get an off cut piece, as we don't need much?

We still have a pile of snow, but it is a little warmer than it has been.  We had a lovely sunset so I thought I'd share some photos with you.


stitchersanon said...

Enjoy the peace and quiet...we dont get enough quiet in our lives lol. That sounds very expensive to me. I would hold out and maybe check re-claim centres. Some people change their kitchens and tops every couple of years even though there is nothing wrong with the ones they have. Might be able to pick up some worktop cheap xx

boopnut said...

I cannot imagine your decorating woes. (I have old and cheap). I love the photos of the sunsets!

Piece by Piece said...

Ouch!! the prices for the counter tops seem a tad high, don't they?
Enjoy those sunsets, I am thinking you are going to miss those uninterrupted views.
Have a good weekend.

William Kendall said...

Check around, let your fingers do the walking, so to speak.

That's a beautiful set of sunset shots.

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

Thank you for thinking to share such beauty! amazing..

One source I like to use for renos etc - Habitat ReStores - which provide bargains for purchasers and income for Habitat for Humanity charitable work.. just a thought =)

fellow Cdn blogger here - liking your lovely country home!

Jane said...

Gorgeous photos! I've never had anything but laminate so unsure about prices. Good luck!

Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

It does look very serene in those pictures. No ideas re: work tops, I hope you find some that are cheaper though!

Winifred said...

Lovely photos Gill.

I keep thinking I should renew our worktops in the kitchen. One thing tends to lead to another though. It will mean a new sink, new cooker & then the question should I change the wall tiles & the flooring?

I'll put it off for another couple of years methinks!