It took me a total of an hour for my floor and wiring appointments this afternoon. I actually went to the wrong location for my flooring selection, but thankfully I had a few minutes to spare and had my trusty, handy dandy binder with me that contained the correct address. See if I ever google again, lol.
Anywho, I got there and looked around while waiting for my sales rep to finish her call. She did and we got started. This was pretty easy, she did touch a nerve though as she kept referring to my selections as...'little' and I mean in the sense of...'well, let me get your little granite or let me get your little cabinet.' Maybe I took it the wrong way. As expected I did upgrade flooring, and dang it I didn't get any pics of the standard hardwoods to post along with the selection I chose. But I upgraded to #2, Bruce Legacy Manor Spice Tint. It's dark, but really suits the Espresso cabinets I chose. I think the flooring, cabinets, and granite will look perfectly together. Of course, that's $745 added to the bottom line, but I'm coming to grips with that. So, I have the hardwoods in my entire downstairs (kitchen, foyer, great room, and dinette). Kept the standard choices upstairs and went with brownish carpet (no upgrade on carpet or pad) in both bedrooms and linoleum in the laundry room, and both bathrooms.
And the appointment with Guardian went well. The rep was great. I fully expected to go in and have him try and twist my arm into upgrades that I didn't need or want. But he was straight to the point, no need to waste my time with something that I'm not interested in. So I have 3 CATV outlets, one phone outlet (because I use my cellphone and don't plan on getting a land-line) and I went ahead and signed up for the security system and monthly monitoring for $46 per month for 3 yrs.
So here's my flooring selections (took these pics with my cell phone camera so the quality may be lacking a little but you get the idea :) )...
hardwood was more reddish...but the combo of the floor
cabinet and granite didn't do anything for me :)
this picture isn't the best, but you get the idea
do it justice
kept the standard, the only carpet will be upstairs plus
So the linoleum is tan/brownish as well, which I believe
will go well with the Maple Spice cabinets and marble
linoleum with nickel hardware.
Enjoy your weekends!!