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smooth wall stucco and honed black granite are simple, stylish materials for this outdoor kitchen

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A K wrote:
will this granite get too hot outside? - I'm considering using the same granite for my BBQ countertops. I live in southern California... should i be concerned that the granite may get too hot?
     Comment   January 16, 2014
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This is actually custom concrete counter top, it has a polished smooth surface that looks like granite. This garden is in coastal Southern California, and it's fine here. You may choose lighter colors or use shade trees if your area gets very hot.
February 13, 2014 at 11:34am   
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reneecat wrote:
Color of the cement counter top - Hello, Can you tell me the exact color and manufacturer of the cement counter top?
   Comment   February 2, 2013
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The counter top is actually honed black granite slab with a 3" square edge. The honing gives the granite a matte finish, better for exterior applications where dust can be an issue with glossy surfaces.
February 3, 2013 at 1:17pm     
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lindalou1026 wrote:
this is the exact style we are looking for... was this custom built? or can you advise where we can purchase? Thanks!
   Comment   February 22, 2012
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This is custom designed and built. The finish is smooth stucco and smooth concrete counter top. You can purchase the grill, drawers, doors, etc from many suppliers, such as Viking, Firemagic, and Lynx.
November 8, 2012 at 11:14am   
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tricia1040 wrote:
I am considering a honed black granite for my kitchen. I have received varying professional opinions re the possibilities of staining. Any insight on your experience with honed granite in you outdoor cook space?
   Comment   December 26, 2011
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COASTROAD Hearth & Patio
Honed granite tends to show grease spots more readily than polished stone does, but any well sealed stone should clean up easily. Flamed granite is also a nice option if you prefer to stay away from a polished look, and I particularly like how soapstone looks.

This is a soapstone top, which is practically impervious to anything, but you'll need to re-treat it occasionally:
March 12, 2012 at 8:48am   
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heidizinman wrote:
Beautiful counter and BBQ area. Can you tell me how thick the counter top is? Thanks, Heidi
   Comment   December 7, 2011
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With counters they do a nice little trick on the edge by joining two pieces together (the side and the top) with a 45 degree angle and the result looks like an extra thick counter depth. This was you can choose any depth you want for that nice weighty look.
December 7, 2011 at 1:25pm   
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I for Color wrote:
Hi Debora - Great Job btw! What is that white rectangle under sink? Also, do you know of any contained sink systems (no need for hook-up)?
   Comment   November 16, 2012

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An elegant L-shaped barbecue counter creates plenty of room for prepping, grilling and bartending.
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