For the kitchen finishes, we selected supplies for sturdiness and timeless look. A brilliant-contemporary look, we felt, could be opposite to the model of the home. With Nancy’s assist, we picked Shaker-style cupboards in a wealthy, darkish shade of blue. I wished marble counter tops, however with two small children and a canine, they weren’t sensible. The quartz countertop materials we selected resists something we throw at it.