Please: pics of your granite with espresso cabs!
I am feeling defeated tonight.....my husband and I went about 2 weeks ago to the design studio of our builder to pic out our finishes ( including everything for the kitchen). Long story short, we had selected white shaker cabinets, absolute black granite with white subway tile backsplash. Well, we just got our pricing back and we are way, way over! We knew picking out the cabinets and granite, what the cost would be but there were some structural changes we needed to make to the house and they pretty much whacked us on that, which we were not expecting to be as high. We decided tonight to rethink our selections as this home is not our "forever home". The cabinets were a huge upgrade so now we are thinking of going with the builder grade which are basic espresso colored cabs. The problem is, I need to pick out a granite and I am not sure which one to go with. I would like something that is contrasting....maybe mostly white/cream with browns or taupe? By the way, the granite that comes with the home is a level 1 granite ( Santa Cecilia) but I'm not so sure about that? I would like to try to keep the subway tile we had selected as it will lighten up the dark cabs. Our floors are a light hickory engineered hardwood.
Could I please see your counters with espresso cabs! Any suggestions would be helpful too as this is our first home building ( and my first home) experience. Thank you so much!!