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Inspiration for a contemporary l-shaped kitchen remodel in New York with stainless steel appliances, glass-front cabinets, white cabinets and marble countertops

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Inspiration for a contemporary l-shaped kitchen remodel in New York with stainless steel appliances, glass-front cabinets, white cabinets and marble countertops —  Houzz
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shawn1dave wrote:Jun 19, 2011
  • apps72
    Most people are told not to use marble for their countertops but they continuously use it on floors. Floors take more abuse than countertops. The only disadvantage with marble, travertine and limestones versus granite is that they are not acid resistant which means if anything acidic makes contact with the stone it will leave an etch mark on the surface, which is not to be confused with staining. Staining can be prevented with sealer but not etch marks. Granite should also be sealed it is still a rock which means it can absorb liquids also! To reduce the visibility of etch marks on stones such as marble, you are better off using the marble in a matte finish. Remember, the more shiny or polished the marble is, the more you will notice etch marks! Besides, marble is supposed to have character, how is it that it has been used in Europe for thousands of years and no one ever complains about it? If you are interested in knowing more or know anyone that is interested in marble then feel free to contact me. Contact David at Marble Trend (416) 783-9911 or simply email me at david@marbletrend.com
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    Stacey DeWitt

    This is so true! and there is truely not countertop that mimics the natural beauty of marble. Sorry quartz, still not cutting it...

paulbonolis wrote:Aug 25, 2013
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    Alexandra Lauren Designs

    Patricia, if we want the white and grey Carrara marble look but want to use a granite alternative, can you please suggest a color?

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    NSI Stone Trading

    Although you might not obtain a similar look but you can consider Denver, White Spring, Bianco Romano or other quatzite. Visit our website.


GHD wrote:Jan 31, 2013
  • renovator5
    Really? I've been told honed does not show the etching us much??
  • lynnjaneway

    yes honed better.

Lady Mo Interiors wrote:Jan 22, 2013
  • Bryce Trout

    Wow, I really love this white marble island. I have seen marble counter tops before, but I have never seen anyone make a full island like this. I think this is really unique and it looks great. Thank you for sharing. http://www.marble4us.com/crema-marfil-marble.html

  • chikim91

    Could you please tell me what type of marble this is? Thank you!

geoffsarahm wrote:Oct 9, 2011
  • remodel260
    What is the grey color?
  • chrishutchison
    The use of the grey is fantastic.
dg1981 wrote:Dec 17, 2012
  • lindellcummings
    Please Let me know what the floor (company etc.)? Thanks
  • Julie Heath

    What is the wall color, please?

susanrobertson wrote:Sep 12, 2012
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    Stoneshop
    Yes, that is Calacatta marble--a very beautiful stone!
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    Stacey DeWitt

    It is beautiful, however I would have suggested a mitered corner for the apron. Just FYI for those looking to do an apron top.

cheryl carino wrote:May 6, 2012
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    Chelsea Atelier Architect, PC
    It is an acid etched white back-painted glass.
  • allyi
    Did u get it in NYC? If so, where? its lovely........would be perfect in my new kitchen
dronnis wrote:Jan 5, 2011
HU-168931 wrote:Aug 31, 2015
  • Ayhan Ozan

    Horizontal cabinets and the glass faced doors can be purchased from Poggen Pohl.

ronnilhodosh wrote:Aug 6, 2013
cflaxenburg wrote:Aug 17, 2012
123mimi wrote:Jan 12, 2012
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    Kelly Porter
    Monorail Silver 7663 by Sherwin Williams is similar.
marybethf wrote:Jun 16, 2011
  • bepsf
    I'm confused - Do you mean you're contemplating side walls that reach the ceiling, or just partial walls that the counter might extend over?

    In either case, a single wall takes up roughly 4 more inches of width than a waterfall counter or simple end panel - that's 4 inches on either end that could be used for additional storage within the cabinetry...
    ...imagine having just 8 more inches of cabinet width to store cutting boards, spices, baking sheets, bottles of wine, etc. without using any additional floor space!
Denise Mccarthy wrote:Jan 29, 2015
    Ej Magpayo wrote:Sep 12, 2012

      What Houzz contributors are saying:

      cathylara
      Cathy Lara added this to Get Stone and Ceramic Surfaces Super CleanApr 2, 2012

      MarbleOne of the most popular kitchen counter materials on Houzz is marble (particularly Carrera marble), but as interior designer Anne DeCocco says, marble is not for everybody. "[Marble] is a softer stone than granite, and it scratches and stains easily because of its porous nature. ... But frankly, I like materials that age and show wear. If you don't, then you are not a candidate for marble counters." Marble surfaces take some care and sealing, making them a challenge in homes with kids; acidic stains from breakfast staples like coffee and orange juice will be difficult to clean if not blotted up as soon as the spill occurs. Blot the spill or stain with a soft cloth or sponge and use water to rinse away any remaining spilled liquid. Rinse the soft cloth or sponge with hot water and wring it out thoroughly to remove most of the excess water, which can also seep through the porous marble and cause a permanent stain. Wipe the surface dry with a chamois; don't allow it to air dry. For tough stains: For any marble stain, it's important to wipe the surface as soon as the spill happens. Ask your marble installer or home improvement specialist for a recommended marble poultice. Stay away from: Abrasive cleansers, vinegar and citrus cleansers.

      killyscheer
      Scheer & Co. Interior Design added this to How to Pick the Perfect Bar StoolSep 30, 2011

      Of course, there's always the option to keep them ultra-fresh by dipping them in paint, white or any other color, for that matter!

      bethdotolo
      Beth Dotolo, ASID, RID, NCIDQ added this to Using White Marble: Hot Debate Over a Classic BeautyJul 17, 2011

      3. How do you live? Are you the type of homeowner who picks up after yourself after each use in the kitchen? Or are you a busy on-the-go homeowner, where a kitchen counter wouldn't get wiped down until the next morning? Acid from substances such as red wine, marinara sauce, blueberries and even lemons can tarnish the look of the marble if left to sit overnight. Keep in mind, the marble will not stain instantly! This only pertains to when substances have been allowed to soak into the surface.

      debbiesnider
      Debbie Snider added this to Carrara vs. Calacatta Marble: What Is the Difference?Jul 16, 2011

      Calacatta: The patterning on this one is predominately larger and thick.

      rebekahzaveloff
      KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors added this to 5 Stunning Alternatives to the Tile BacksplashJul 10, 2011

      Here they've mixed stainless and glass, which works great together.

      rebekahzaveloff
      KitchenLab | Rebekah Zaveloff Interiors added this to Kitchen Details: The Right Edge for Your CountertopJun 13, 2011

      Square with a waterfall edge. Another way to make your stone countertops a focal point is to run them vertically down the edge of the island.

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to Modern Icons: The Cherner ChairNov 17, 2010

      White barstools are sleek and very chic. Note that they do not overwhelm the kitchen island.

      becky
      Becky Harris added this to Furniture Favorites: Bar StoolsSep 7, 2010

      These sleek white stools blend right in with the white island.

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      margo_singer
      Margo Singer added this to Kitchen Ideas7 hours ago

      Pretty cabinets. Love the island.

      bekkim
      Bekki Matthews added this to Townhouse GeneralApr 13, 2019

      Extended soffit to lay out the lights

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