#SquiresHomeRun: And the Granite Selection Is…

Our granite has been ordered, and last I heard, it should be arriving in Des Moines TODAY!

I know several of my friends and readers have been waiting to hear what we chose, and I’m finally ready to announce our decision.

The last time I posted a #SquiresHomeRun update, I asked you to weigh in on our two granite finalists. When I count up the votes from the blog post and the Facebook conversations on my personal and fan pages, I’m pretty sure I come up with

  • 19 votes for Coral Gold and
  • 19 votes for Piracema White.

A tie! But I do think Piracema White received the loudest votes. :-)

Granite, Coral Gold, Piracema White, #SquiresHomeRun

So, what did we choose? Well… neither.

I was ready to settle on the Piracema White even though I’d only seen a small sample of it in person. It was a little less expensive, and a lighter granite is really what I’ve thought I wanted all along. But when an opportunity arose to visit the distributor in Omaha, where our granite will be coming from, I jumped at the chance to see what I could see in person before ordering.

The Piracema White was supposed to be landing there sometime that week; unfortunately, it hadn’t yet arrived as of the day I was stopping through. I walked the rows of granite slabs to see if there was anything I liked better, and only one really caught me eye — one very similar to Piracema White (but prettier, in my opinion).

Granite, Silver Cloud

I inquired about the Silver Cloud slabs and found out they were available and that they should be similar in price to the Piracema White. I was also told that Silver Cloud is very similar in color in Piracema White, “but without the cream.”

Cream? I hadn’t seen any cream in my Piracema White sample (probably because it was so small), but apparently, the background of it is a mingling of white and cream. To help me understand that, they showed me another granite which has a similar background color.

Granite, White, Cream

See how the cream in there makes the granite clash with my white cabinets? Not good.

Silver Cloud, on the other hand, has a true white background — no cream. And it looks fabulous with both my white cabinets and my darker island finish.

Granite, Silver Cloud, Cabinets, White Kitchen, Dark Island

So, I am happy to say that our granite selection is Silver Cloud! I love it. The movement, the color, the price… everything about it is perfect for my taste.

Our house will require three slabs, and of those three, I got to choose which one will be used for the kitchen island. I chose this one for both the interest of its design and the purity of its color.

Granite, Silver Cloud

I’ve also requested to see how the cuts are diagrammed before they are made (in case I have any major objections), but I’ve been warned that my weighing in could create waste and therefore the need for an additional slab — which I want to avoid because of cost. Still, I think it will be good for me to not have any big surprises with the layout.

Thanks to all who contributed to the granite conversation and to all who’ve been sharing in the joy of the journey with us! It’s fun to have you following along!

Now that we have our granite selection finalized, our next big decision is interior paint colors. What’s your dream color palette?