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Countertops

Holiday Kitchen Decoration

Holiday Kitchen Countertop Decoration Ideas Once Halloween passes, it’s time to put your favorite holiday decoration ideas in motion. Don’t leave your kitchen counters out of the plan. With the right touches, you can keep the busy heart of your home festive and functional with a unique countertop holiday decoration. Give your November and December the extra dash of holiday…read more →

The Best Kitchen Countertop Material Options

There are few surfaces in your home that work harder than your kitchen countertops. Even if your cooking style is more take-out than gourmet, your kitchen countertop material will be home to keys, bags, plates, sharp knives, limes and lemons, cleaning chemicals, and other potentially corrosive or damaging substances. These kitchen countertop options are durable and beautiful choices for active…read more →

How to Treat Granite Countertops

As the most sought-after countertop surface, granite has a well-earned reputation for durability and beauty. Every slab features characteristics, colors and veins that make them unique, even among the same variety. Protecting your granite with proper sealing not only protects this natural beauty but also the look of your kitchen as well as your health. What to Know About Granite…read more →

Protecting Granite Counter Tops

One of the most beautiful stones used in construction today is granite. It comes in a variety of colors and textures, and because it comes from nature, each piece of granite is one-of-a-kind – adding a distinctive look to any space.  While many homeowners are attracted to the luster and deep richness of granite countertops, they often overlook how to…read more →

Countertops 101 (Part II): Some strategy and insights

I recently wrote about the types of countertops and their qualities to help you hone in on surfaces that will meet your needs. Here are some additional strategies and insights I’ve gained over the years: Ready for resale? There are many beautiful, inexpensive options in the solid surface and laminate categories that you can purchase to replace worn, stained countertops…read more →

Countertops 101 (Part I): A primer on countertop choices

Don’t underestimate the importance of your countertop choice. Both workhorse and beauty queen, your countertop is always on display providing a place for cutting, mixing, setting down hot foods, serving and even spilling. We’re finding that many customers want to splurge on high-end countertops. But even if you’re on a strict budget, there are many innovative and affordable materials to…read more →

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