'Kay, so we started demo for a cheap kitchen remodel. Then all this medical fiasco hit and chances are good, if this is Lyme, most of it will be OOP. So the remodel needs to save as much $$ as possible. KWIM?
My kitchen is yellow. That is non negotiable. It is newly painted, I adore yellow, it is the perfect shade (Humble Gold) and it makes me happy. I chose it to be the most decent with my honey/orange oak cabinets which are never, ever, ever getting painted. (Stubborn, ain't I?)
So my three options for instock counters are: Menards, Home Depot, or Lowes.
I have a counter that is 10' 6" approximately. Lowes and Home Depot only do 10' counters. Menards does 12'. Their light choice is totally out. Their dark choice is like this:
We would do an inexpensive almond swirl vinyl tile.
The other choice of light counters (a light swirly marble like choice from HD or a quartzy copy from L) would be a similar color scheme to this:
I am partial to the second because we have a reclaimed walnut vinyl from Costco in our front room that seems to be very sturdy. The flooring MUST be replaced and I have 11 more boxes of the reclaimed walnut.
But my problem? If I go with M (12' counter) then it is only the 1st choice.
If I go with choice #2 I would have to special order the counter top that is over 10'. It is a $200-$250 difference for the ONE counter and HD tells me that it will *not* be a perfect match to instock.
So, could I do this and would it look stupid? Please, be honest.
It would allow us to do a 8' counter to the left, put in a cutting board, then put another counter on the right of it. No seam, no flaw, no custom counter mismatch or expense. Problem solved or just super ugly?
Seriously, PAINFUL honesty.