Nancy B. Bither, CMKBD
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Buttercream galley kitchen traditional-kitchen

Buttercream galley kitchen


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daydreamingd wrote:
Since this is granite and not soapstone, what type of finish does the granite have?
   Comment   April 2, 2013
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Granite Grannies
The matte finish granites are called Honed, Leathered, Brushed, or Antiqued.
April 5, 2013 at 8:49AM   
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Ellie hindsley
What size and brand is the sink?
November 18, 2013 at 1:54PM   
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gild4 wrote:
I'm considering soapstone countertops- I love the look- What about the scratches?? Do you need to sand a bit?
   Comment   May 16, 2012
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Shannon Ggem ASID
If you can embrace patina, you will love soapstone. Get a good sized sample and experiment with oiling, waxing, scratching sanding, etc. I love the material.
July 9, 2012 at 10:40AM   
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We have had our soapstone counters for just 3 months so can't speak to long-time use. However, we have had no scratches at all. We did take some samples and found that the Anastacia was much less likely to scratch easily than one of the others that we liked a lot - Santa Rita Venata. However, even if we had gone with that, we believe we probably wouldn't have noticed little scratches and yes, you can sand if you need to remove them completely.

I like a kitchen that looks like a kitchen so I love the "realness" of soapstone. Plus it's so cool to the touch. I oiled every 2 days for the first week or so - now I oil much less frequently. I keep a rag that I use for oiling in a plastic bag and if I see a water mark or something I don't like - I grab the rag and wipe it out. It's gone completely - I don't do the entire counter. Maybe I've oiled every 10 days or so after the first week - but it's really not time-consuming at all. And I love doing it so it's not a chore. It probably takes about 10-15 minutes. I can already see that I don't need to do it as often any more.

I don't find it high maintenance at all. Just the opposite.
July 9, 2012 at 11:47AM     
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gild4 wrote:
What kind of floors are these? I love this look!
   Comment   May 16, 2012
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This is wide eastern white pine flooring. It's very soft but has the original country house look.
May 16, 2012 at 6:16PM   
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azholtzman wrote:
what countertop is this?
   Comment   August 30, 2011
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Appears to be soapstone.
August 30, 2011 at 8:32PM   
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i would love to find a soapstone this like...does this color have a name that you know of?
August 31, 2011 at 9:20AM   
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kimberlycharles wrote:
What is the color of the cabinets?
   Comment   June 8, 2014
j990839 wrote:
What kind of cabinets are these?
   Comment   November 25, 2013

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