29 August, 2009

Design Center

I missed a call yesterday from the girl at the design center for our builder. We were told that our cabinets had already been chosen, and we thought that our flooring was also set as well, but apparently we still get to pick some stuff out.

I didn't call her back yesterday, so I guess we're not even going to schedule our appointment until Monday. And since I'm working for the next 7 days, I would *really* rather wait a week. Of course, if we get the chance to go in some morning before work, I suppose we will.

Frankly, I have a feeling we're going to go in there and go "what's included?" and stick with that. All of our friends have said the same things: a) there's a crazy mark-up, and b) you'll be paying 30 years worth of interest on it. I just have to keep telling myself that when we see all the options.

Lord help me resist a tile back splash for my kitchen...


wickedmess said...

RESIST! RESIST! Your friends are, right, the mark up on that stuff is CRAZY. Oh yeah, I just bet they're trying to get you in there for temptation and UP SELLING. They're counting on you making emotional decisions while you still have that "new house glow".

Look at it this way: (a) going with what's included will save you money for now and in the long run, (b) you can get to "know" your home before you make any of those big design decisions, (c) home improvements are FUN! You and Scott may decide to do some of that stuff yourself and if you do you'll have a blast!

Resist! Resist!

wickedmess said...


Back splashes are FUN and EASY and I have done no less than three. Trust me when I say they are EASY - probably the easiest thing you can do in the kitchen.

DON'T be a SUCKER for the back splash upgrade!

mamajoy said...

You can pay cash for the upgrades ...

You can get up to 50% off with cash! If you think YOU have an emotional response to upgrades (and who doesn't?) wait til you see THEIR emotional response to a purse full of 100 dollar bills!

And take a tour of Home Depot too ... so you have a good feel for the prices of stuff you love.