Conrad and I have met with who we really think will be the builder a few times now ... and I think we've figured out a way to save money. Sink cabinets!
Joanna owns Refined Spaces in Tomball and she really helped me out. I think we are doing this in the powder room and also in the downstairs guest bathroom. Otherwise we have to pay for the sink, granite, the actual cabinets, hardware and stain/paint. This way -we just buy this thing and all we have to put on is the hardware. It comes with the sink and everything. You can buy them big and small ... with long counters or just one sink ... you ca get them painted or stained and you can get simple ones or really wild, carved ones. It's WAY cheaper ... and the company is in Arlington, mere steps from where Conrad's people are from. We can go home for a visit, and pick these babies up on the way home. No shipping!
I talked to the builder and he is ok with us providing these. Not to mention I just REALLY like the look of them. I did how it feels like another piece of furniture. I like how many styles they have and can't wait to pick some out!