Need honest opinion here!
Okay....so, these last few weeks have been a roller coaster ride for my husband and I in terms of our kitchen selections for our new construction. We had initially gone with white shaker cabinets with black pearl granite. Once we got pricing back from the builder, we felt we had to scale back and in so doing, decided to drop the level 3 granite ( black pearl) and go with the included granite, which is uba tuba. I had posted on here yesterday and got some good feedback from people sensing that I really was not 100% sure about the uba tuba. They reminded me not to settle! Well, when my husband and I were at the design studio on Saturday, we saw an engineered stone ( Cambria Darlington) which we both loved that would look beautiful on the espresso cabinets that come with the house.....so we wouldn't have to upgrade cabinets like we did with the white shaker! When we calculated it out, it would be over $2,000 Cheaper to go with the builder's espresso cabs and upgrade to engineered stone than it would be to go with the upgraded white shaker cabinets and level 1 granite ( uba tuba). Our situation is such that we will most likely be reselling the home in 6-7 years since we are a military family. This is not our forever home but we do need it to sell when the time comes. I need some honest feedback before we meet our design consultant for the last time on Friday. Do you prefer the dark espresso cabs with the Darlington engineered stone OR do you prefer the white shaker cabinets with the uba tuba??? Thank you all so much for letting me post and to vent out!