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Alternatives to Granite Countertops, Part III
"reasons to rethink the granite kitchen counter... wrong with granite counters, the fact that granite's so popular has a lot of people looking... relieved to know that there's a world of options out there. What I find interesting... alternatives to granite and saw where you had asked me for a link to the dry wax one company... fan of granite, but I tend to see people choose the exact same granite in all their... is good to see the granite box being broken down, as beautiful as granite is, it has..."
Your Kitchen: 10 Great Alternatives to Granite Counters
"on most granites makes it difficult for granite to be subtle. There are times when... other than granite to use for my counters—what are my options?" While it's true that the... projects get granite counters put in them, there are times when granite just won't work... work. Granite's a great counter material but it has a tendency to hog the spotlight... great, non-granite surfaces to use for counters. All of them are readily available. Combined..."
Alternatives to Granite Countertops, Part II
"wrong with granite as a counter surface. It does its job well and looks great for years... key is to learn about the strengths and weaknesses of each material and then find... Alternatives to Granite IdeaBook a few weeks ago. There's a link to it above. Jen: Thanks... well to skin oil. It was easy to remedy with some Windex but it did add to its upkeep... just want to add that a quality granite fabricator will warranty granite. The warranties..."
5 Favorite Granites for Gorgeous Kitchen Countertops
See granite types from white to black in action, and learn which cabinet finishes and fixture materials pair best with each
"See granite types from white to black in action, and learn which cabinet finishes... comes to making a decision on the numerous considerations, like color and edge detail... I like granite and use it often for its durability and its earthy colors that add... texture to a kitchen. I have a few favorites that I have worked with over the years... These granite selections get my stamp of approval because of color, movement and..."
Walk Through a Granite Countertop Installation — Showroom to Finish
"exactly what to expect during a granite installation and how to maximize your investment... installing granite can be very confusing and misleading. I've done a lot of granite... lling granite in your kitchen or bathroom is one of the best investments you can... few tips to help you maximize your investment as well.... hours to a warehouse to pick out the granite and I was so glad we did because the... second granite when I had driven several hours to pick out the first granite. I sent..."
Kitchen Counters: Granite, Still a Go-to Surface Choice
Every slab of this natural stone is one of a kind — but there are things to watch for while you're admiring its unique beauty
"things to watch for while you're admiring its unique beauty... breaking — granite defies nearly all typecasting, save for being the go-to kitchen surface... Marble and Granite — demystify granite and its cost variables, adding some tips for finding... frustration to the uninitiated. Because the myriad choices can be downright daunting... requested to go to the granite suppliers to "view the slab" before they cut it. At that..."
Kitchen Countertop Materials: 5 More Great Alternatives to Granite
Get a delightfully different look for your kitchen counters with lesser-known materials for a wide range of budgets
"Sure, granite and quartz make for fine kitchen countertop choices. But they’re not... they have to use bleach to clean with to kill germs. If they only realized plain dish... option to granite or quartz. I like your counter Cheryl. I was thinking to do something... prone to scratching but both are pretty easy to fix if scratched. Even granite will... minutes to KILL all of those germs. My Great Grandma used to say::: You have to..."
So You Want to Build: 7 Steps to Create a New Home
Get the house you envision — and even enjoy the process — by following this architect's guide to building a new home
"guide to building a new home... you want to live and where you want to be. It’s a chance for you to define your re... relationship to the world, to your family and to yourself. Creating a home is more than... you’ll want to do some research and plan your trip. You’ll want to have a sense of what... be able to go it alone, having a seasoned and experienced guide show you the way will... money just to talk to a professional, but I don't want to waste money talking to the wrong..."
So Over Stainless in the Kitchen? 14 Reasons to Give In to Color
Colorful kitchen appliances are popular again, and now you've got more choices than ever. Which would you choose?
"clung to white and sometimes black, and sometime during the 1990s, stainless steel... started to hide the appliances, camouflaging refrigerators and dishwashers with panel... and want to make them stand out. Once only offered by a few companies, a wide range... heavy pot to the sink to drain. Truly appreciate all the color. In addition to being... Unable to come up with a differing hood solution, I went to my go to color...black..."
So You Bought a Cave: 7 Ways to Open Your Home to Light
"learn to appreciate some shadows, too... contributed to our home's lack of light. From the day we took possession of our home until... working to increase and maximize its natural light.... I did to the house was to build a sunroom. It really helped to change the character... is up to no good and is peeking in to see if we forgot to set the alarm or not,... don't seem to know that trees have to be pruned in order to do this, stay healthy and..."
How to Bring Beige Walls to Life
"Guides to working with every color... bring life to the space. A colored chandelier is a nice way to add color accent to the... moved to our new home. My original thought was only to add teal accents to our family... don't want to spend a bunch on a cabinet to hide it. I think that I want to do something... cream, to me, are warm alternatives to cold flat beige. Okay, I apologize to everyone... drawn to turquoise accents and change them to red in the fall. Its nice to finally..."
Kitchen Sinks: Granite Composite Offers Superior Durability
It beats out quartz composite for strength and scratch resistance. Could this kitchen sink material be right for you?
"style to a kitchen — and thanks to the high density of granite particles, it offers... Consider granite composite. This compact-construction material brings cutting-edge style... resistance to scratches, chips and heat. Some are calling it the most durable composite... why not to buy a granite composite sink. I am planning to put a white one in my kitchen... them to friends. We planned to purchase a white granite composite sink, but the..."
What Goes With Granite Counters?
Coordinate your kitchen finishes beautifully by choosing colors that complement granite’s natural tones
"existing granite counters, here are eight ideas to get you started.... wonder granite counters are still so popular? Whether you are planning a new kitchen... doing it to mine next but I prefer the silestones to granite now because they are far... wanted to go with quartz countertops and found granite to be a much more economical... attuned to granite vs. other options with granite consistently showing as the #1 asked..."
Your Floor: How to Find Right Stone Tile
"nature to our homes and adds a quality and warmth to a room that's not possible with... be sure to do your homework when shopping for stone tile for your floor. Order enough... material to complete the job in one shipment — that will minimize mismatched lots. As... you have to repair a floor later, the stone you want may not be available. Let's take... sandstone, granite and marble. Which one would you choose?... Going to try to find someone to restore it as much as possible before we move. What..."
Kitchen Counters: Quartzite Offers Strength and Beauty
Eye-catching patterns and a natural pedigree make durable quartzite a popular alternative to granite and marble
"the time to learn the pros, cons and special considerations to see if it’s right for... gone with granite or marble are giving quartzite a second look. Before you bring this... chose not to use granite because we didn't like the veins and how it had to be sealed... I had to listen to my installer complain about how hard it was to work with. Each... Beautiful! Granite has become to pedestrian. Kitchens for The Somerset. . It seems that..."