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  1. #1
    Cheryl Guest

    Default Granite countertops

    I've finally decided on what I want and got a decent price. I sign the
    order on Saturday and then have to go pick out my slab.

    One glitch came up and that's because they include a sunken sink and the
    ones they make now are deeper than the one I currently have. My
    under-the-sink plumbing will need to be changed because the pipe coming
    out of the disposal and then into the outbound waste water won't support
    a deeper sink. To keep the outbound waste water pipe, water would have
    to travel *up* and of course it won't do that neatly. So they have to
    move the waste water pipe at the tune of $300 extra. But they will make
    some plumbing improvements so I figure it's worth it, plus to have a
    nice deep sink.

    I picked a deep color for the granite called "peacock green" and
    wouldn't have gone with dark if not for the under-cabinet lighting I had
    installed. I can't wait!

    Also getting a new fridge/freezer with french doors and a bottom
    freezer. That will be Saturday.

  2. #2
    JeanineAlyse Guest

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    On Apr 19, 7:44*pm, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > Also getting a new fridge/freezer with french doors and a bottom
    > freezer. *That will be Saturday.

    My one-butt kitchen can only dream of such, congratulations!
    ....Picky


  3. #3
    Cheryl Guest

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    On 4/19/2012 10:55 PM, JeanineAlyse wrote:
    > On Apr 19, 7:44 pm, Cheryl<jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> Also getting a new fridge/freezer with french doors and a bottom
    >> freezer. That will be Saturday.

    > My one-butt kitchen can only dream of such, congratulations!
    > ...Picky
    >


    I am probably one of the very few who could somehow get a home equity
    loan in this economy. Not sure how I managed it (one bank turned me
    down saying the value of my house couldn't support a loan of what I
    asked for), but I'm taking advantage of it.

    I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    Floors done last year and countertops this year.

  4. #4
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Cheryl wrote:
    >
    > I picked a deep color for the granite called "peacock green" and
    > wouldn't have gone with dark if not for the under-cabinet lighting I had
    > installed. I can't wait!


    Has it been tested for radioactivity?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/24/ga...pagewanted=all

  5. #5
    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:21:39 -0400, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >
    >I am probably one of the very few who could somehow get a home equity
    >loan in this economy. Not sure how I managed it (one bank turned me
    >down saying the value of my house couldn't support a loan of what I
    >asked for), but I'm taking advantage of it.
    >
    >I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    >your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    >Floors done last year and countertops this year.


    My banker called a couple of week ago asking if I wanted a home equity
    loan. No way, its paid for and I'm not adding debt to it.

    I don't worry about flipping my house. I put what I want and don't
    care about ROI. My heirs will be the ones selling it unless I give it
    away to charity.

  6. #6
    jmcquown Guest

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    "Ed Pawlowski" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news[email protected]..
    > On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:21:39 -0400, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>I am probably one of the very few who could somehow get a home equity
    >>loan in this economy. Not sure how I managed it (one bank turned me
    >>down saying the value of my house couldn't support a loan of what I
    >>asked for), but I'm taking advantage of it.
    >>
    >>I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    >>your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    >>Floors done last year and countertops this year.

    >
    > My banker called a couple of week ago asking if I wanted a home equity
    > loan. No way, its paid for and I'm not adding debt to it.
    >

    I hear that, Ed! And I can't imagine the cost of replacing even the
    (admittedly awful) carpet for hardwood, or even laminate.

    > I don't worry about flipping my house. I put what I want and don't
    > care about ROI. My heirs will be the ones selling it unless I give it
    > away to charity.
    >

    I figure, whoever winds up with this house will want to put their own
    touches on it. Personally, I wouldn't want dark green granite countertops.
    A countertop is, after all, simply a flat work space. It's the space that
    is important to me, not what it's made of. I'll let the next person install
    granite (or marble or butcher block, whatever is the rage). I feel the same
    way about stainless steel appliances (not mentioned by the OP). I'd rather
    have Rachael Ray's turquoise 1940's style refrigerator. Very retro. Fun
    and funky

    Jill


  7. #7
    Janet Bostwick Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:21:39 -0400, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On 4/19/2012 10:55 PM, JeanineAlyse wrote:
    >> On Apr 19, 7:44 pm, Cheryl<jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>> Also getting a new fridge/freezer with french doors and a bottom
    >>> freezer. That will be Saturday.

    >> My one-butt kitchen can only dream of such, congratulations!
    >> ...Picky
    >>

    >
    >I am probably one of the very few who could somehow get a home equity
    >loan in this economy. Not sure how I managed it (one bank turned me
    >down saying the value of my house couldn't support a loan of what I
    >asked for), but I'm taking advantage of it.
    >
    >I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    >your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    >Floors done last year and countertops this year.


    Buyers also come in and say they don't like the color of the granite
    and it will have to be changed. Ditto the floor. (that comes out of
    the purchase bid)
    Janet US

  8. #8
    [email protected] Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    On Apr 19, 9:55*pm, JeanineAlyse <Picky...@msn.com> wrote:
    >
    >
    > My one-butt kitchen can only dream of such, congratulations!
    > ...Picky
    >
    >

    Oooooooh, you have the same size kitchen as I!


  9. #9
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] says...
    >
    > On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:21:39 -0400, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    > >your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    > >Floors done last year and countertops this year.

    >
    > Buyers also come in and say they don't like the color of the granite
    > and it will have to be changed. Ditto the floor. (that comes out of
    > the purchase bid)
    > Janet US


    There's no point trying to anticipate the tastes of unknown future
    buyers. By then fashion will have changed and they'll probably want some
    nice retro 1950 Formica worktops in the kitchen.. and shagpile carpets in
    the bathrooms.

    Janet

  10. #10
    S Viemeister Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    On 4/20/2012 10:25 AM, Janet wrote:
    > In article<[email protected] >,
    > [email protected] says...
    >>
    >> On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:21:39 -0400, Cheryl<[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    >>> your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    >>> Floors done last year and countertops this year.

    >>
    >> Buyers also come in and say they don't like the color of the granite
    >> and it will have to be changed. Ditto the floor. (that comes out of
    >> the purchase bid)
    >> Janet US

    >
    > There's no point trying to anticipate the tastes of unknown future
    > buyers. By then fashion will have changed and they'll probably want some
    > nice retro 1950 Formica worktops in the kitchen.. and shagpile carpets in
    > the bathrooms.
    >

    When we bought our house, there was carpeting _everywhere_ - in the
    kitchen, the bathroom, even the utility room.
    Ick.


  11. #11
    Andy Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    Janet <[email protected]> wrote:

    >> Buyers also come in and say they don't like the color of the granite
    >> and it will have to be changed. Ditto the floor. (that comes out of
    >> the purchase bid)
    >> Janet US



    I've said it before, quartz is the better countertop.

    Go figure it out

    Andy

  12. #12
    Bull Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    In article <4f90cda8$0$28596$[email protected] >,
    Cheryl <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've finally decided on what I want and got a decent price. I sign the
    > order on Saturday and then have to go pick out my slab.
    >
    > One glitch came up and that's because they include a sunken sink and the
    > ones they make now are deeper than the one I currently have. My
    > under-the-sink plumbing will need to be changed because the pipe coming
    > out of the disposal and then into the outbound waste water won't support
    > a deeper sink. To keep the outbound waste water pipe, water would have
    > to travel *up* and of course it won't do that neatly. So they have to
    > move the waste water pipe at the tune of $300 extra. But they will make
    > some plumbing improvements so I figure it's worth it, plus to have a
    > nice deep sink.
    >
    > I picked a deep color for the granite called "peacock green" and
    > wouldn't have gone with dark if not for the under-cabinet lighting I had
    > installed. I can't wait!
    >
    > Also getting a new fridge/freezer with french doors and a bottom
    > freezer. That will be Saturday.


    You would be wise to pick a more neutral color. It's important to get a
    quality sink. They last the life of the house/counter and a lot of
    granite companies use the cheapest ones 'cause the customer is only
    looking at the pretty. There is a major difference in a cheap sink and
    a quality sink.

    BULL

  13. #13
    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops


    Janet wrote:
    >
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    > >
    > > On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:21:39 -0400, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > >I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    > > >your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    > > >Floors done last year and countertops this year.

    > >
    > > Buyers also come in and say they don't like the color of the granite
    > > and it will have to be changed. Ditto the floor. (that comes out of
    > > the purchase bid)
    > > Janet US

    >
    > There's no point trying to anticipate the tastes of unknown future
    > buyers. By then fashion will have changed and they'll probably want some
    > nice retro 1950 Formica worktops in the kitchen.. and shagpile carpets in
    > the bathrooms.
    >
    > Janet


    Formica or other laminate is my preferred countertop material. It is
    quiet, unlikely to break glasses or dishes dropped on it, quite durable
    and for me at least it is easy and inexpensive to replace it regularly
    for a kitchen update without a full remodel.

  14. #14
    Nancy2 Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    On Apr 20, 5:06*am, Ed Pawlowski <e...@snet.net> wrote:
    > On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:21:39 -0400, Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >
    > >I am probably one of the very few who could somehow get a home equity
    > >loan in this economy. *Not sure how I managed it (one bank turned me
    > >down saying the value of my house couldn't support a loan of what I
    > >asked for), but I'm taking advantage of it. *

    >
    > >I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    > >your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    > >Floors done last year and countertops this year.

    >
    > My banker called a couple of week ago asking if I wanted a home equity
    > loan. *No way, its paid for and I'm not adding debt to it.
    >
    > I don't worry about flipping my house. *I put what I want and don't
    > care about ROI. *My heirs will be the ones selling it unless I give it
    > away to charity.


    +1.

    N.

  15. #15
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops


    "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > In article <[email protected]>,
    > [email protected] says...
    >>
    >> On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:21:39 -0400, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >> >I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    >> >your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    >> >Floors done last year and countertops this year.

    >>
    >> Buyers also come in and say they don't like the color of the granite
    >> and it will have to be changed. Ditto the floor. (that comes out of
    >> the purchase bid)
    >> Janet US

    >
    > There's no point trying to anticipate the tastes of unknown future
    > buyers. By then fashion will have changed and they'll probably want some
    > nice retro 1950 Formica worktops in the kitchen.. and shagpile carpets in
    > the bathrooms.
    >
    > Janet


    Apparenly Cheryl is planning to sell the house, why else mention "flipping"
    it? You just never know what I buyer will want. That's why I pay no
    attention to the shows with buyers who say "must have granite!" or "must
    have hardwood floors". Guess what? If someone wants to spend the money on
    that stuff, great. I'm not going to. My kitchen works just fine as it is
    with the formica countertops. I'm not even thinking about changing the
    linoleum floor. Let whoever owns it after me deal with all that. What I
    have may not be TV-show ready but it works for me. And I'm sure not going
    to pay for someone elses' "upgrades" when I buy a house.

    Jill


  16. #16
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    On Apr 20, 8:07*am, Bull <b...@bluemail.net> wrote:
    > In article <4f90cda8$0$28596$a8266...@newsreader.readnews.com >,
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > *Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > I've finally decided on what I want and got a decent price. *I sign the
    > > order on Saturday and then have to go pick out my slab.

    >
    > > One glitch came up and that's because they include a sunken sink and the
    > > ones they make now are deeper than the one I currently have. *My
    > > under-the-sink plumbing will need to be changed because the pipe coming
    > > out of the disposal and then into the outbound waste water won't support
    > > a deeper sink. *To keep the outbound waste water pipe, water would have
    > > to travel *up* and of course it won't do that neatly. *So they have to
    > > move the waste water pipe at the tune of $300 extra. *But they will make
    > > some plumbing improvements so I figure it's worth it, plus to have a
    > > nice deep sink.

    >
    > > I picked a deep color for the granite called "peacock green" and
    > > wouldn't have gone with dark if not for the under-cabinet lighting I had
    > > installed. I can't wait!

    >
    > > Also getting a new fridge/freezer with french doors and a bottom
    > > freezer. *That will be Saturday.

    >
    > You would be wise to pick a more neutral color. *It's important to get a
    > quality sink. *They last the life of the house/counter and a lot of
    > granite companies use the cheapest ones 'cause the customer is only
    > looking at the pretty. *There is a major difference in a cheap sink and
    > a quality sink.
    >
    > BULL


    No kidding- we just replaced our ugly stainless sink with a composite.
    What a difference!

  17. #17
    Chef Bruce Guest

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    Andy <[email protected]> wrote in news:[email protected]:

    > Janet <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>> Buyers also come in and say they don't like the color of the granite
    >>> and it will have to be changed. Ditto the floor. (that comes out of
    >>> the purchase bid)
    >>> Janet US

    >
    >
    > I've said it before, quartz is the better countertop.
    >
    > Go figure it out
    >
    > Andy
    >


    ceaserstone is quartz and resin. it's very nice

  18. #18
    Chef Bruce Guest

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    merryb <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > On Apr 20, 8:07*am, Bull <b...@bluemail.net> wrote:
    >> In article <4f90cda8$0$28596$a8266...@newsreader.readnews.com >,
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> *Cheryl <jlhsha...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >> > I've finally decided on what I want and got a decent price. *I sign
    >> > t

    > he
    >> > order on Saturday and then have to go pick out my slab.

    >>
    >> > One glitch came up and that's because they include a sunken sink
    >> > and th

    > e
    >> > ones they make now are deeper than the one I currently have. *My
    >> > under-the-sink plumbing will need to be changed because the pipe
    >> > coming out of the disposal and then into the outbound waste water
    >> > won't suppor

    > t
    >> > a deeper sink. *To keep the outbound waste water pipe, water would
    >> > ha

    > ve
    >> > to travel *up* and of course it won't do that neatly. *So they have
    >> > t

    > o
    >> > move the waste water pipe at the tune of $300 extra. *But they will
    >> > m

    > ake
    >> > some plumbing improvements so I figure it's worth it, plus to have
    >> > a nice deep sink.

    >>
    >> > I picked a deep color for the granite called "peacock green" and
    >> > wouldn't have gone with dark if not for the under-cabinet lighting
    >> > I ha

    > d
    >> > installed. I can't wait!

    >>
    >> > Also getting a new fridge/freezer with french doors and a bottom
    >> > freezer. *That will be Saturday.

    >>
    >> You would be wise to pick a more neutral color. *It's important to
    >> get

    > a
    >> quality sink. *They last the life of the house/counter and a lot of
    >> granite companies use the cheapest ones 'cause the customer is only
    >> looking at the pretty. *There is a major difference in a cheap sink
    >> and a quality sink.
    >>
    >> BULL

    >
    > No kidding- we just replaced our ugly stainless sink with a composite.
    > What a difference!
    >


    it also makes the garbage disposer a lot quieter.

  19. #19
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]
    says...
    >
    > "Janet" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]..
    > > In article <[email protected]>,
    > > [email protected] says...
    > >>
    > >> On Thu, 19 Apr 2012 23:21:39 -0400, Cheryl <[email protected]>
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >> >I heard today that two things that people look for when you want to flip
    > >> >your house is hardwood floors (check) and granite countertops (check).
    > >> >Floors done last year and countertops this year.
    > >>
    > >> Buyers also come in and say they don't like the color of the granite
    > >> and it will have to be changed. Ditto the floor. (that comes out of
    > >> the purchase bid)
    > >> Janet US

    > >
    > > There's no point trying to anticipate the tastes of unknown future
    > > buyers. By then fashion will have changed and they'll probably want some
    > > nice retro 1950 Formica worktops in the kitchen.. and shagpile carpets in
    > > the bathrooms.
    > >
    > > Janet

    >
    > Apparenly Cheryl is planning to sell the house, why else mention "flipping"
    > it?


    I don't think she said she was about to sell; just about to have
    surgery, isn't she?

    > You just never know what I buyer will want.


    That's why there's no need to consider what will appeal to them :-)

    > And I'm sure not going
    > to pay for someone elses' "upgrades" when I buy a house.
    >


    Exactly.
    Janet UK

  20. #20
    Mr. Bill Guest

    Default Re: Granite countertops

    On Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:44:50 PM UTC-4, Cheryl wrote:
    > I've finally decided on what I want and got a decent price. I sign the
    > order on Saturday and then have to go pick out my slab.
    > I picked a deep color for the granite called "peacock green" and
    > wouldn't have gone with dark if not for the under-cabinet lighting I had
    > installed. I can't wait!



    Choose exactly what YOU want...since you will never guess what the next person would like. And their choice would never suit you. Pick for yourself and enjoy it every day.

    www.whstoneman.blogspot.com





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