OK - I confess. I'm a reverse snob
. If everyone else has it - I don't want it. If they have bigger and better - I want smaller and - unusual.
We're in the midst of kitchen remodeling. The builders assumed I wanted the counter top du jour
- i.e. granite (though concrete is moving up fast on its flank). No-o-o - it was a toss-up between ancient formica-type and old-hat (though expensive) Corian. Corian won - because we don't have extensive counter tops in our new place.
It was assumed that we wanted the kitchen floor du jour
- hardwood. No-o-o-o - the linoleum that was there was fairly new & attractive. God forbid we should get ceramic tile - which isn't trendy right now - fortunately - because it gets really nasty (particularly in bathrooms where we do
have it). Oh well. Can't get everything right.
Bathrooms. Well - we couldn't really make the bathrooms larger but we did remodel them a bit - and in the course of picking out fixtures, etc. - got a pretty good idea of the bathroom du jour
. First of all - they're HUGE - and have you seen the new basins that look like bowls sitting on the counter top? (I have to admit that they look pretty snazzy - and eminently chipable - but hey - it's only money).
Then there's the new Kohler tub that actually is designed
. The water flows over the edge into a sort of - well - OK - no other word for it - a gutter. It recirculates and creates the relaxing sound of.... a fountain. Just think - the water you've soaped yourself up in recirculates endlessly - a sort of murky gray fountain. Lovely.
Get a grip, people
- what's a bathroom for? We're talking about a CRAPPER for crying out loud.