Soapstone or honed virginia mist?
I am stuck between these two gorgeous countertop choices. We will have off-white inset cabinets and off-white crackle subway tile. I LOVE soapstone (green eyes is my favorite with julia being a runner up), but I don't know that I can justify the extra 1200 it would cost to get it, especially considering that it is very likely we will only be in the house 5-10 years. It could end up being more permanent, but that's the plan for now. When I look at the facts, I think the virginia mist is the better choice. It won't scratch, which is a big factor with a toddler and a husband who is rough on surfaces, and it is a bit more neutral so I can bring in color with the things I own and wall color. I really do think the virginia mist is stunning, but then I pass the M Texiera headquarters on my way to the house we are renovating and it makes me question my resolve! If I knew that we would stay in this house for 30+ years I would go for soapstone, but I wonder how it will impact resale if we do sell in 5-10 since I think the majority of people are not well informed or have been misinformed about soapstone. Opinions?