I don't know about you guys, but I have had a dilemma about which brand to buy. Basically, there are no laundry machine brands that are designed to last and all are likely to fail within the first decade. So, given that, I decided to go with a lower budget line of machines. I figure if they make them to fail, then I'm going to spend less on them. Though, I still haven't figured out why anyone would want WiFi laundry machines.
I actually ordered them to be delivered to the new house in Prineville, so it should be interesting. Little stuff we'll continue to wash here in Portland and hang dry. We'll bring the huge stuff, like sheets and quilts, to Prineville and wash them there. LOL
In the afternoon, we found ourselves back at Portland Direct Tile & Marble. I often find myself perusing their tile pictures online and their staff are super helpful about bringing out pieces for you to look at. Yesterday, I found a room in the back I had never seen before where they had a ton of discontinued borders to choose from. I was super excited to find some that I thought would look good with the soapstone. Green is really not in style this year. Also, I am not excited about this year's encaustic tile trend. We have always tried to avoid trendy kitchen materials because we don't want to "date" our remodels.
We finally made a commitment on the border when we found they had enough remaining of this one.
I have made so many collages of materials that I have gotten sick of doing it. And, in the end, I think we've decided to go with a somewhat boring beige stone plan.
Cabinets, Floors & More a couple weeks ago, but they cancelled the appointment at the last minute because they had a fire in their shop.
We also haven't settled on which soapstone slabs. On Monday, we're going to go look at the two options again (with the tile border panel in-hand) and choose one of them. Here are the photos we took of them in the shop on our first visit.
|Black Soapstone with green veins|
|Very Dark Green with some lighter green patches (this has not been wetted down so it will be darker once we oil it)|