So, on to Plan B. We are now talking to Casal about the tile. I've found a design I like but we are going to have to work on the colors in the design. They will make us some samples. And the good news is they are much more reasonable than Gorky. I didn't say cheap but more reasonable.
We have decided on the stove.....A Mabe.....made by GE in Mexico. Very nice looking stainless steel stove with cast iron grates. Very professional looking! But we haven't decided on a refrigerator yet but we do know we want to have at least 16 cu. ft. maybe even 18 cu. ft. Oh my that will be a treat after living with 9 cu. ft. since we bought the house.
We now have the quotes from carpenters, an albanil or bricklayer who will do the destruction and also build the arches for china cabinets in the dining room and lay the tile for the backsplash, and a quote for the granite.
We could be ready to start in a couple of weeks.