We are still making daily progress on our home. Yesterday they cleaned the entire house and unveiled the carpet, hardwood, granite counter tops and it looks lovely with the appliances. Today they placed the sod down without the trees which was weird because normally they grade the lot, plant the trees and than lay the sod. I am still anxiously waiting to see what the tree placement and choices will be; however, it was a wonderful surprise to see the entire lot filled with grass.
Later today, the workers came to install the back splash in the kitchen. The two tone kitchen with the Rushmore Maple Square Butterscotch cabinets and the Rushmore Maple Square Espresso gourmet island with the St. Cecilia granite looks absolutely beautiful together until the workers completed the back splash. I came back to the house when they were just a few tiles away from completion and I gasped for air. The back splash was installed with great skill and is awesome; BUT the color does not go with my palette. I wish I had gotten there just an one or two earlier and would have stopped them from installing it. Part of the problem is that the granite and the back splash are competing against each other. The colors are in both products but does not offer contrast. I really love the granite and called the tile company representative to discuss the colors and she assured me that the two would work together. Well, it's a hot mess!! I am so disappointed that it did not work out; however, I am happy to have taken the risk to think outside the box. I have no idea what the outcome would be because I want it changed immediately. I was told that it would be a messy job to remove the back splash because it would damage the walls. I sent an email to our tile floor representative asking for suggestions/options because I know I can not live with the color as it is unless I change my entire theme to blend the colors. It isn't so much that the colors are not in the same palette--it's just that when you look at the back splash you see a dark tone and the granite looks like it has swirls. Honestly, it looks like a bad wardrobe combination. I know our PM isn't going to allow for the tile to be replaced while under construction, but I am going to go for it anyway. My dream kitchen became a disaster in a matter of hours. If anyone has any information on how to replace the back splash or any other suggestions, please share. In the meantime, the plan is to replace the back splash or change my entire interior design of the morning room, kitchen and family room which is not a bad idea because I do see the potential in making it work and I have already come up with some alternative designs. I wish I could show you some pictures of the two tone kitchen because it's gorgeous; hopefully this weekend.