Hi I need advice on a few things:
1) What's your opinion about darker carpeting? I visited a few model homes last week and noticed they had darker carpeting on the upstairs level (stairs, hallway and bedrooms). It was a chocolate brown. One had a dark grey carpet. I have most often seen the lighter carpets in model homes (cream or beige) but we have two cats and it might actually be soemthign to consider.
2) If I get stained cabs (dark most likely), and my main floor is an open-concept area, would it be weird to have a white mantle on my gas fireplace? I keep seeing white mantles and they look awesome.
3) For those of you who have stone backsplashes, hwo easy/difficult is it to keep them clean? With ceramic or glass backsplash, it seems much easier to wipe down every so often but there's a stone backsplash I like and I'm just thinking it might be a PITA. :-)
Thanks for any and all replies!