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1236 Granite Stories
5 Gravel and Stone Types for a Rockin' Landscape
Give your garden design some textural bam with pebbles, granite, river rocks and other permeable materials
"pebbles, granite, river rocks and other permeable materials... gravel (granitic or not) is a readily available material and quite cheap. It is used... decomposed granite and a dry river bed. Just got rid of half the lawn! Thanks to Kevein... made from granite rock but with concrete in between them; however, I don't like the idea... crushed granite but need it complement old aged brick planters and grayish blue painted..."
7 Low-Maintenance Countertops for Your Dream Kitchen
Fingerprints, stains, resealing requirements ... who needs ’em? These countertop materials look great with little effort
"black granite countertop and a layout that made workflow easy, I couldn’t understand... countertop. Granite was instantly out, not only because of my bad experience with a black... black granite countertop but because I didn’t want to have to reseal it annually, even... polished granite. I USE my kitchen, and the polished granite in my friends' kitchens... commented, "granite snobbery be damned!" Save the granite for the bathroom! Ok, now you..."
Kitchen Counters: Stunning, Easy-Care Engineered Quartz
There's a lot to like about this durable blend of quartz and resin for kitchen countertops, and the downsides are minimal
"me into granite, but I'm over granite. A 2 chef household. We need heat resistance... way that granite countertops do? We put granite in our main bath, and now all my shirts... the way granite does? Our granite has a smoothed, rounded edge, but it will never... you use granite spray on it, like Method Granite Spray? or Method Natural Surface cleaner... opted for granite. Degga, keep that granite sealed - every 6 months. Enjoy the maintenance..."
Your Guide to 15 Popular Kitchen Countertop Materials
"marble and granite. Quartzite is very hard and resilient like granite. We wanted the... concrete or granite. Cracking sucks. In the bath, they said mt granite had fissures and... pricing for granite in vanvouver? @ Erobinso Before you commit to granite, have a look... compared to granite. Granite is becoming a thing of the past. With Laminate you can get... for a granite countertop will date our kitchen right from the start as granite is..."
24 Dramatic Kitchen Makeovers
From drab, dreary or just plain outdated to modernized marvels, these kitchens were transformed at the hands of resourceful Houzzers
"For the granite-haters; if granite isn't honed to a clinical gravestone high sheen... go with granite, but it is honed granite and it is the best part of the kitchen. Lots... love our granite counters, but next house will have honed granite so it doens't look... piece of granite I have. F.Y.I. If you still love your granite but hate the shine (and... love my granite countertops. What is with all the negative comments about granite..."
10 Design Tips Learned From the Worst Advice Ever
"HIDEOUS granite counters. Just because it's granite, doesn't mean it's pretty! Those... marble-look granite, but am not sold on granite. And maybe wood or linoleum flooring... #4! Granite is not the only option for countertops! I agree about the granite,... all the granite dis-liker's - I have never liked granite. There's a wood island top... seeing granite everywhere. I wonder when the granite trend has finally run its course..."
Kitchen Counters: Tile, the Choice for Affordable Durability
DIYers and budget-minded remodelers often look to this countertop material, which can last for decades with the right maintenance
"tired of granite, they will introduce something else and the granite will be so bad... large granite tile. For some reason, kneading bread works better on granite anyway... YES your granite counter top can and does off gas radon! Most granites are at an "EPA... was....granite! Hate to be judgemental but marble, granite, quartz counter tops like... putting in granite! These pctures are beautiful, but we removed our tile countertops...."
Countertop + Backsplash: Making the Perfect Match
Zero in on a kitchen combo you'll love with these strategies and great countertop-backsplash mixes for inspiration
"really busy granite pattern. They ran the granite up behind the stove but that is the only... find in a granite. When I found it, the granite had a lot of flow to it. So I chose... with the granite. In india we use granite as a counter top. Are these tops as strong... strong as granite ? In india we use granite as counter tops. Are these tops as stronger... keep the granite behind the stove but the white walls are a bit plain. I agree with..."
Trends with Staying Power
"disappear (granite, are we done yet?!) and others that will stand the test of time. Some... years, granite is an incredible material for durability. I still specify granite often... important is granite is a classic....using a simple black granite with an ogee edge in a... use of granite, though have seen some beautifully honed granites as well as a distressed... up the granite issue. Granite countertops are lovely options, as are stainless steel..."
Show Us Your Kitchen!
"amazing granite - gorgeous - what is it? that is awesome granite! We chose cabinets... honed granite but my granite installer is trying to sway me away from it! How have... honed granite on your counters with a white quartzite or granite island? I am wanting... Night granite. The floor is Montauk Black slate. The backsplash, Daltile Rittenhouse... slab of granite. Hopefully in a couple weeks I can show you the finished room. amazing..."
A New Houzz Survey Reveals What You Really Want in Your Kitchen
Discover what Houzzers are planning for their new kitchens and which features are falling off the design radar
"choose granite as the replacement, followed by 36 percent who will choose quartz.... preferred Granite. I would too granite is cheaper. You want unique go concrete. We bought... tile and granite. Hate cleaning the grout and burning the Formica. Granite is the easiest... people want granite in their homes !! In the fifth grade, we learned that granite is a... Uba Tuba granite counter tops. I could spill a whole bottle of red wine on them, and..."
Bathroom Workbook: 7 Natural Stones With Enduring Beauty
Not everyone wants a marble bath. Bring organic warmth to your bath counters, walls or floors with these hard-wearing alternatives
"durable as granite and have a more marbleized look. I had granite counters in the bathroom... about granite changing. I had granite in my kitchen for 22 years with no change.... another granite. I reused my old kitchen granite in 2 bathrooms, still looks like new... "hardness" Granite is the most forgiving. Not every granite is created equal. Some are... different granites. Our first kitchen counter granite was blue pearl. I never had to..."
Soapstone Counters: A Love Story
Love means accepting — maybe even celebrating — imperfections. See if soapstone’s assets and imperfections will work for you
"honed granite. What are the issues with honed or leathered black granite? themoneypit2014... gloss of granite didn't fit the look I wanted. Then I found a black granite with a leather... black granite for a similar look but a little more durability. It's not perfect either... honed granite. I could certainly live with regular oiling, but deep scratches and... honed granite I thought that would do it, but I understand there are a lot of issues..."
7 Tips to Sell Your Home Faster to a Younger Buyer
Draw today's home buyers by appealing to their tastes, with these guidelines from an expert decorator
""require" granite but, slapping new granite countertops over dated sometimes poor quality... I hate granite, if I had a house with granite I would rip it out. I think the wisest... think granite and stone are overrated, I consider stainless a waste of money, and... maintenance. Granite is a non renewable resource and already seems dated; stainless steel... hate granite, and think the stainless steel trend is approaching laughable. (I..."
Kitchen Counters: Durable, Easy-Clean Soapstone
Give bacteria the boot and say sayonara to stains with this long-lasting material that's a great choice for kitchen and bath countertops
"it with granite. I like the look of FireSlate (and soapstone) but (boring) granite... Depot granite/quartz/laminate etc. but the granite will work, absolute black it is... less! @Granite Grannies - I couldn't agree more! @catrionacatriona: Good question... issue with granite, slate, marble, gravel roads, stone buildings, etc?! @ Vermont Custom... Many many granites have some sort of sealer/ resin pressed into their pours while still..."