From the other side of the table, the project manager asked us, “which countertop do you like best?”
Spread out in between us were siding colors, countertop samples, shutter swatches, carpet squares, and booklets of options for everything from doorknobs to light fixtures to outlet covers. This process was overwhelming but exciting at the same time.
Indecisive, I replied, “they all kind of look the same to me.”
The countertop samples were slightly different hues of the same shade of dark. He went on to explain that some people were particular about how the earthy tones of the marbling swirled and folded, how we wouldn’t want it blotchy in one area but bare in another. I didn’t realize people thought or cared so much about those kind of things.
It was February of 2010, and this had become a sort of weekly “date night” for us, driving about twenty minutes west of the city to meet with the project manager and discuss our new build in the suburbs....Read More