Sunday, November 20, 2011

Granite for the New House

As we are narrowing down our list....the 62+ list of tweaks and changes, we were considering spending a little extra on the granite countertops over the regular builder granite that comes with the plan.  There was one I really loved but started seeing it in recent homes and it looked totally different.  I know granite is a natural product and does vary, but this change was HUGE.  EngineerHubby flipped when he saw it in one home so we knew we had to look at other options.

Once we were doing that, I told him if I am going to pay for different granite, I want it to be "lay my head down and love it" kind of we spent this week looking at options.

Today, we found it.  Every slab I found I squealed with excitement and I also knew it every time I saw it (in one huge showroom, it was all over the place and I nailed it ever time.)  I have NO doubts on this and am so excited.   Lucky for me, EngineerHubby loved it too!

Yellow River is the color name...and the slabs we chose have a bit more gray ....I LOVE the deep veining.....wanted something with a little personality.  When we walked in the showroom today, this granite was highlighted in a huge (16 foot?) slab across the entry wall...GORGEOUS.

Here are some photos:

Photos via Pinterest

May get more gray in ours

What are your favorite granite colors?



  1. Cheri this granite is gorgous. Great choice.

  2. This looks gorgeous! It's exactly like what I've been searching for in NJ Granite Countertops for my home.

  3. Pays to keep looking! Looks beautiful. What type of wood is in these pics? Looks warm and inviting.

  4. I don't know what type or color the wood is in the above photos. We are thinking of going a little bit more chocolate brown....but may trend back with a tinge of red/warm now.... Trying to have a very serene/few colors home.....gray, caramel/gold and chocolate brown...(outside of gorgeous wider plank hardwood floors, flooring will be neutral/non-competing.

  5. I had a Brazilian Aruba in my kitchen in the house in FL and I loved it. I found some rose/mauve colored tile that matched the small grains of mauve in the granite perfectly and brought it out (popped actually).

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